favourite hunter s. moments

The outlaws are not articulate when it comes to the strengths and weaknesses of the world they function in, but their instincts are finely honed. They have learned from expereince that some crimes are likely to be punished, and some aren't. A Hell's Angel who wants to make a long-distance call, for instance, will usually go to a payphone. He will deposit enough money for the first three minutes, acknowledge the operator's signal at the end of that time, and talk for as long as he wants. When he finally hangs up, the operator will tell him how many coins he should put in black box... but instead of paying, he laughs, spits obscenities into the phone and finishes. Unlike the normal, middle-class, hard-working American, a motorcycle outlaw has no vested interest in the system that is represented by the voice of a telephone operator. The values of that system are completely irrelevant to him. He doesn't give a damn, and besides, he knows the phone company can't catch him. So he completes his call, abuses the operator and goes off to get happily wasted.
Hell's Angels, 1966

I had just come back from an incident with the police and a snowmobile when Pat Cadell called from New York, saying that he was with a bunch of New York Times reporters in a bar and they were curious to know what I thought about what Clinton had to say about marijuana - that he had tried it in college but 'didn't inhale'. I was embarassed. What do you mean 'didn't inhale'? What the hell do you think we smoke it for?
Better than Sex, 1994

He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have been burned in a trash bin.
Nixon obit, 1994

George Bush can't even run, much less hide. He will be lucky to get off without doing time in a federal prison and doing pushups on some filthy asphalt basketball court every morning with people like Vice Adm. Poindexter, Gen. Secord and the apparently berserk Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North.
They will all be locked up, and they will take many others down with them... Attorney General Ed Meese and brain-damaged CIA chief William Casey are already targeted for humiliating felony / conspiracy prosecutions, and at least 33 people on the White House "staff" will be charged with baffling crimes and forced to turn to Jesus to escape jail... Even Patrick Buchanan will go this time, despite his bizarre run for the presidency. They are all as guilty as egg-sucking dogs.
The year of the pig, from Generation of Swine, 1986

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1971, opening sentence

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