It’s easy to fall in love via the internet. Read Twitter, you see a portrait of a good-looking person next to some clever, pithy banter. Read Tumblr, you see a similar thumbnail adjacent to an impassioned rant. It can still be somewhat nerve-wracking to ask to add someone on Gchat but much like real dating, it becomes a lot easier once you get over the pressure of making the first move.
Recently the first trailers and movie poster for the The Rum Diary debuted, which is based on the author’s novel of the same title and stars Johnny Depp as a boozehound journalist on assignment in Puerto Rico (loosely based on Thompson’s own experiences). In celebration of the film, here are ten life lessons we’ve learned from Thompson’s literary canon.
I still stay up to all hours of the night, and in my neighborhood there is even distracting, unnecessary noise to give it that fresh, campus housing feel. I didn’t attend, nor was I invited to many parties in college, so I don’t miss the partying. In short, I don’t miss any of the “animal house” aspects of going to school.
He got in his car, a 2009 Scion xB, which he bought because he wanted something sensible and reliable but at the same time wanted something a little edgy, and drove (hurriedly, but safely) to Walgreens. He was going to buy Details, and maybe some condoms but probably not because he felt like he had enough already.
First, patience is a slow-beating drum while The Man must deal with the fresh hair awkwardly speckling His face. Coworkers ask The Man, “Are you trying to grow a mustache?” Fellow elevator patrons judging him for neglecting hygiene. Girls that are Friends complaining. The Man’s desire to shave is pretty strong. Get out while he can. Confidence that The Beard will ever happen is incredibly low.