Hunter S. Thompson, author of “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas”, “Fear & Loathing In America”, “Hells Angels”, “The Great Shark Hunt” and many others, has died of a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot wound. Thompson was 67.

I have no proof that Thompson’s suicide was in anyway provoked by viewing Big & Rich’s appearance during halftime of tonight’s NBA All-Star Game, but that would explain an awful lot.