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The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved


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#1 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:00 AM

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#2 TheDHJ

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:02 AM

Yeah, what are you drinkin?" I ordered a Margarita with ice, but he wouldn't hear of it: "Naw, naw...what the hell kind of drink is that for Kentucky Derby time? What's wrong with you, boy?" He grinned and winked at the bartender. "Goddam, we gotta educate this boy. Get him some good whiskey..."

#3 Smiles

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:00 AM

I would drink much whiskey

#4 In A Silent Way

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

Did you ever get the feeling HST might have been stretching the truth just a bit?

:cheesy:

#5 TheDHJ

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:39 PM

Did you ever get the feeling HST might have been stretching the truth just a bit?

http://www.gathering...lies/cheesy.gif



Gonzo baby.

#6 alsoa

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:50 PM

"I was sure it was the last article I was ever going to do for anybody," Thompson said in a 1974 interview with Playboy. "Then when it came out, there were massive numbers of letters, phone calls, congratulations, people calling it a 'great breakthrough in journalism.' And I thought, 'Holy shit, if I can write like this and get away with it, why should I keep trying to write like the New York Times?' It was like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids." :lol:



#7 Lemireacle

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:05 PM

"I was sure it was the last article I was ever going to do for anybody," Thompson said in a 1974 interview with Playboy. "Then when it came out, there were massive numbers of letters, phone calls, congratulations, people calling it a 'great breakthrough in journalism.' And I thought, 'Holy shit, if I can write like this and get away with it, why should I keep trying to write like the New York Times?' It was like falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool full of mermaids."

 

:lol: :clap:



#8 SunshineDrummer

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

If you've never read HST's Derby article, check it out.  Definitely fun read especially if you've ever been to the Derby or any major horserace.

 

http://english138.we...nd-Depraved.pdf



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

bet on the female jockey to show.



#10 JBetty

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:28 PM

If you've never read HST's Derby article, check it out.  Definitely fun read especially if you've ever been to the Derby or any major horserace.

 

http://english138.we...nd-Depraved.pdf

 

 

:clap:  Thanks - I haven't read that in years.

 

Just watched Where The Buffalo Roam - next up is Fear & Loathing.

I remember discovering that book as a teenager.  :heart:



#11 nancykind

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

my company hosts a big shindig at the derby every year for one of our big customers.    i'm guessing we spend a couple tens of thousands on it.   :tongue:



#12 williscat2000

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:20 PM

hunter



#13 TheDHJ

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:57 PM

Chemical Billy?



#14 tyedyedee

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 10:15 PM

i like going to the track

of course the only track i have been to is saratoga

and it was years and years ago

but it was fun!

dont bother with gambling cuz its too much math :blush:

make some bets based on names but nothing serious :lol:

me and karen both won a little and considered that a win...



#15 Lostsailr

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:56 PM

Mary was gifted a wager ticket for her birthday and won $46 on Golden Soul...we had our own decadence at the birthday party without ever looking at the race



#16 TheDHJ

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 01:25 AM

:)

#17 nancykind

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:08 AM

my company hosts a big shindig at the derby every year for one of our big customers.    i'm guessing we spend a couple tens of thousands on it.   :tongue:

 

ditto this year!   :dunno:



#18 Lostsailr

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 10:00 PM

This year, we were giving a place bet on Dances with Fate...but the horse showed....no win this year