Originally written on April 21, 2010

If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up. Hunter S. Thompson

I believe that I most certainly echo Mr. Thompson’s assertion. In fact, I might possibly be the epitome of that statement as well. Being crazy is indeed paying me in some ways, perhaps not as well as Hunter was payed for his seemingly random and garbled brand of “Gonzo” journalism, but I capitalize on the “crazy” label nonetheless.

I’m not exactly sure what even qualifies as “crazy” anymore. For a time, like Mr. Thompson, I had quite the penchant for booze, drugs and a lifestyle devoid of any type of accountability or concern of consequences. Crazy went along with the territory. Glorifying Hunter and his brand of “crazy” would be counter-intuitive–for me anyway–considering that he ultimately let the crazy get the better of him five years ago when he used his head for close range target practice. continue reading…