We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls. But the only thing that worried me was the ether. There is nothing more irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we would be getting into that rotten stuff sooner or later.


  • daruba

    November 14, 2000 at 10:09 am

    fuck if that isn’t the best introduction to a story. ever. period.

    • weswilson

      November 14, 2000 at 10:27 am

      We were somewhere outside of Barstow.. on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold….

      That’s actually the beginning.. heh

      “We can’t stop here… this is BAT country!”

      • daruba

        November 14, 2000 at 11:02 am

        i stand corrected…

        isn’t that the description he gives when he’s talking about what what they loaded into his trunk? I maybe should have said… “Best beginning to a roadtrip” 😉

        • weswilson

          November 14, 2000 at 11:10 am

          It’s within the first few paragraphs, but I can’t remember the exact placement…

          The movie was in daily rotation at my house for a while…

          • daruba

            November 14, 2000 at 11:37 am

            omGawd, the movie… it was OK, but the book just seemed so much more depraved… less cartoonish.

  • Anonymous

    November 14, 2000 at 11:14 am

    Yes, yes!

    Its a masterpiece. The book is/was fantastic. The movie was O.K. – but for me its impossible to compare to the book.

    I really love that guy!


    • Jenny Lee Silver

      November 14, 2000 at 11:21 am

      Re: Yes, yes!

      I borrowed the book, but I didn’t get a chance to finish it before I had to give it back… I want to do so, though.

  • triggerhappy

    November 14, 2000 at 8:15 pm

    what book is this?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      November 14, 2000 at 8:36 pm

      “Vear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson. They made a movie of it in 98 or 97 (something like that) that starred Johnny Depp.