Dose of Dr. Gonzo

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”

-Hunter S. Thompson-

Dose of Dr. Gonzo


“A little bit of this town goes a very long way.  After five days in Vegas you feel like you’ve been here for five years.”

-Hunter S. Thompson-

Authors on Gambling

A Penny Worth of Wagering Wisdom

• “Here the nerves may stand on end and scream to themselves, but a tranquility as from heaven is only interrupted by the click of chips. The higher the stakes, the more quiet the scene.” -Stephen Crane-

• “This was my first lesson about gambling: if you see somebody winning all the time, he isn’t gambling, he’s cheating.” -Malcolm X-

• “The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavour upon the business known as gambling.” -Ambrose Bierce-

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“The Finish”

• “The action is everything, more consuming than sex, more immediate than politics; more important always than the acquisition of money, which is never, for the gambler, the true point of the exercise.” -Joan Didion-

• “One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.” -Oscar Wilde-


When the Clocks Strike 13

Movies with Interesting Uses of Time and Narrative

  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Groundhog Day (1998)
  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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Memento (2000)
  • The Jacket (2005)
  • Clue (1985)
  • High Noon (1952)
  • Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Irreversible Movie Cover
Irreversible (2002)
  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
  • Tape (2001)
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Run Lola Run (1998)


Authors on Time

Time Well Spent

• “Time is the longest distance between two points.” -Tennessee Williams-

• “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.” -Stephen King-

• “Punctuality is the thief of time.” -Oscar Wilde-

“Too Many Books…”

• “Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” -Alice Walker-

• “Time moves in one direction, memory in another.” -William Gibson-

• “And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.” -Martin Amis-


Authors on Relationships

Six Bits of Wisdom on Relationships

• “I measured love by the extent of my jealousy.” -Graham Greene-

• “Why did God make women so beautiful and man with such a loving heart?” -Walker Percy-

• “Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.” -Sylvia Plath

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“The Start of Something”

• “The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” -Ernest Hemingway-

• “I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” -Edna St. Vincent Milay-

• “It’s no good pretending any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party.” -Nick Hornby-


Relationships Gone Wrong: The Mix Tape

1. “My Good Gal”–Old Crow Medicine Show
2. “Delia’s Gone”–Johnny Cash
3. “Murder My Baby”–Cedell Davis
4. “Killing Him”–Amy LaVere
5. “Hey Joe”–Jimi Hendrix

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“Heart and Dagger”

6. “Sweet Blood Call” Louisiana Red
7. “Love & Mumbly Peg”–Samuel James
8. “Blood on the Bible”–Fat Man Squeeze
9. “’97 Bonnie & Clyde”–Tori Amos
10. “Pretty Little One” Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell


Authors on Alcohol

Five Views of Drinking and Alcohol

• “Civilization begins with distillation.” -William Faulkner-
• “Good people drink good beer.” -Hunter S. Thompson-

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“Beer and Poetry”

• “I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” -Dorothy Parker-
• “There is no bad whisky.  There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.” -Raymond Chandler-
• “The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.” -James Joyce-




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