Friday, October 1, 2010

'I'd like to work for you'

52 years ago today ...

"As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity. If this is what you're trying to get The Sun away from, then I think I'd like to work for you."

— Hunter S. Thompson in a letter of application to the Vancouver Sun on Oct. 1, 1958 — 52 years ago today. The letter is reprinted in today's Ottawa Citizen.


Jean Graham said...

They didn't hire him, did they?

Fisherman's Road said...

Nope, no job for Hunter.