Afternoon Tea: 6.30.08

We can’t wait to see Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (Dir. Alex Gibney), but might have to call our pharmacist for a nice (safe!) little cocktail before we watch. Narrated by Johnny Depp (who played Raoul Duke in the film version of HST’s Fear and Loathing) it should be a trip (get it?!). {NYTimes}

North Korea wants to come out from behind the jungle gym and play in the world’s sandbox. Last week NK handed over a report of its nuclear activity to China, and US president Bush said that Washington would take Pyongyang off the naughty list of terrorism sponsors. And now, the UN says it struck a food-aid deal with NK. {BBC}

This is so effed up! A French military show ended up wounding 17 people when soldiers accidentally used real bullets instead of blanks. I can’t help but find this hilarious, please don’t hate me. {BBC}

Did you know that Suge Knight sold Death Row Records? I didn’t. The folks at Global Music Group bought the label for $24 M on Wednesday to Global Music Group, who also now own Dre’s The Chronic, Snoop’s Doggystye and (gasp) twenty unreleased Tracks by Tupac. {Rolling Stone}

Customers at Wal-Mart and Costco are a little annoyed by the recent change in design for the gallon of milk—that keeps milk fresher, is easier to ship and is cheaper, not to mention BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT—because it’s hard to pour. Um figure it out and get over it! {NYTimes}

—Bobbi is pumped that she finally got to see Cold War Kids for free in BK’s Prospect Park this weekend. But a little sorry that she doesn’t live in England and therefore could not go to Glastonbury.

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  • One thing that fascinated me most about Hunter, wasn’t his life, but his death. I remember the day after his death the NY post had an article up saying that there was evidence that his death wasn’t a suicide and investigators were looking into it. It was then taken down before noon.

    Knowing his background, associates, and wealth of knowledge would it be a stretch to think he didn’t die by his own hands.

    **steps off of my conspiracy theorist podium**

  • Beekronic

    The Australian Generation X Artist James DeWeaver writes his blogs in a red eyed mist rage sometimes like Hunter s. Thompson use to,he might be that to his own generation as Hunter was to mine!