…Hunter S. Thompson is dead.
Unless you’ve all been working very hard this holiday, or are still in bed nursing your hangover, you already knew that. Sandra Dee also died over the weekend. So, for those of you who are keeping track of the celebrity deadpool, we lost Gonzo AND Gidget in the past 48 hours. That’s unacceptable, people, and let me tell you why: with the advent of reality television and chick/lad lit imprints like Red Dress Ink, we’re not actually making any new cultural icons anymore. At this rate, I calculate that we’ll be shit out of celebrities by the year 2011. (Coincidently, the same year that I’ll be done paying off my student loans.)
We need new famous people and we need them right now.