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## GENERATION OF SWINE

by Thanh Christopher Nguyen Fri 04 Jun 2004 12:01:58

I’ve been reading Hunter S. Thompson’s GENERATION OF SWINE. It’s very entertaining. It is a collection of his articles from the 80’s, mostly surrounding the political world, but branching out with a strong mechanic’s hand towards everything that puts fear into the hearts of fathers and revelry into the rest of us. I recommend it to almost all readers. It is good in many ways, and for those of you that cannot read for lenghier periods, either because you are too busy, or your attention span is without you, each article is short – articulate. Here are some examples to entice you, you bastards…

<p>&#8220;Tenure is short in the fast lane.&#8221;<br />

“There is no need for the president of the United States to be smart. Year-end polls show him always to be the ‘best-dressed,’ the most popular, and the most-desired donor to all sperm banks. They laughed at Thomas Edison, but they whimper like dogs when they come to the gate of the White House.”
“The only way for a reporter to look at a politician is down.”
“The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.”