Thursday, July 6, 2006

Opus Dee

Congratulations to Kathy Shaidle, who is celebrating the sixth (!) anniversary of her blog Relapsed Catholic with links to her greatest hits — including a classic that I had missed: "Gidget Vs. Gonzo." Kathy contrasts the life of Hunter S. Thompson with that of Sandra Dee — who died the same day as the gonzo journalist — with Gidget coming out the winner.

"[Thompson] supposedly killed himself because ... he dreaded the indignities of growing old," Kathy writes. "He rode with the Hell's Angels but was scared of Depends?"