Just trying to think of a name for the heroic, Hunter Thompson-centric rescue squad that Sean Penn brought with him to New Orleans. When you're swooping into a national disaster area to show those right-wing dummies how it's done and get people out of the water, or at least get the water out of your boat (The Penntanic?), you really want Douglas Brinkley and Matt Taibbi on your crew. Two of Thompson's drinking buddies (one of them his official biographer) + The guy some call the next HST + A bass boat = Fear and Rowing in Nawlins. Just because ol' Hunter used his .45 for a toothbrush doesn't mean these guys can't pick up where he left off! Don't take my word for it, check out Thompson's final written words:
"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming."
Oh, there's swimming alright. Anyhow, between Cap'n Spicoli and Geraldo, it's The Battle of the Aging, Tattooed Narcissists with Nauseating Facial Hair.
P.S. Speaking of which, where was their fellow HST pal Johnny Depp? I guess he doesn't care about black people.
P.P.S. According to Taibbi himself, Penn didn't bring a photographer with him as reported. Nope, just two Rolling Stone writers.Posted by Jim Treacher at September 8, 2005 02:14 PM