The Real Derby?

Derby Day, 2012—a good day (as if any day's not!) to read some Hunter S. Thompson.

Click HERE to read The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, HST's 1970 article for Scanlan's Monthly that depicts the derby as a "jaded, atavistic freakout with nothing to recommend it except a very saleable 'tradition.'"

Also: "Anybody who wanders around the world saying, 'Hell yes, I’m from Texas,' deserves whatever happens to him.”

Love you Hunty.