Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fear and Loathing 2018: If Hunter S. Thompson Covered the White House

Good Day World!

Imagine a young and vibrant Hunter S. Thompson driving his "Red Shark" down 1100 Pennsylvania avenue and stopping at Trump's monument to emoluments, Trump Hotel and checking in as a guest.

He's there on behalf of Rolling Stone, and it's his job to write about Trump and his corrupt minions in power. Like his famous novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Thompson's narrative will delve into the surreal (only to later find it is real) atmosphere surrounding Trump in the West Wing.    

The original story was seen through a drug-induced haze. This follow-up won't disappoint Thompson fans, because their hero will once again be reporting through a rabbit-hole maze of designer drugs that weren't available back in 1971.

Here a couple of scenes from Fear and Loathing 2018.

Scene: 
Thompson roars up to the front of the White House in his Red Shark and throws open the passenger door for Omarosa Manigault Newman, one-time top African in the White House, to get in.

He offers her a handful of pills while secret services agents swarm toward them, takes a hit from a bong, then slams his foot down on the gas pedal and plows through everyone, and out the gate while singing God Bless America!

Omarosa can be heard shouting, "I have the tapes!"

Fade out.

Scene:
Hunter S. Thompson can be seen prowling around the White House grounds in the middle of the night after taking LSD, Ecstasy, Meth, and drinking a bottle of tequila. It's a dream-like sequence where Trump is seen skipping naked on the West Lawn as Thompson follows behind trying to get an interview.

It becomes hard for the viewer to tell what's really happening as other members of the West Wing join the frolicking Liar-In-Chief in a Congo line that snakes halfway around the White House.

In a moment of lucidity, Thompson turns toward the audience and shakes his head in disbelief. 

"This is crazier than anything I ever dreamed of during my lifetime of illegal drugs and alcohol. WTF! You actually elected this lying gasbag racist, misogynist to lead the country?" 

Fade out.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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