It is amusing to read his take on Hunter Thompson. He dismisses him as simply some white guy who was really into LSD.
This man was responsible for enciting a riot in los angeles, and then defending those arrested in court, all while his flotilla of child-brides were in the courtroom posing as his 'nieces'
A prototype indeed.
I think it is as self aggrandizing and hyperbolic as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, similar tone too.
Although that this man was an actual pedophile and disappeared under suspect circumstances in the caribbean (as in, out on the water) makes theweird vicious caricature he makes for himself possibly less of a hyperbole.
Of course, I am self aggrandizing and I love hyperbole so whatever.
I kind of feel bad now. There was more to this man than I thought.
A fist dap for you, Binro.
|Binro the Heretic |
Multi-part submission was broken.
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PijrHfcHQI
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tsy2LSh4Ow
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb-_Hh6fiRU
Acosta did a lot more than "inspire" the Dr. Gonzo character, mang.
Revolt of the Cockroach People is actually a pretty good book if you're remotely interested in Chicano literature from the 70s and a little slice of what life was like for Acosta as a lawyer in those days.
I have absolutely 100% no interest in Chicano literature and I had a great time with the book.
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