It was intentional, I read an article a few hours ago that confirmed that he shot himself in the head. Undoubtedly he used an enormous fucking gun. And yeah, we have lost another great mind, when I heard the news last night I was actually thinking we've lost the last remaining great mind. I was up all night thinking about it, though, and right now I'm thinking that for a man like HST to shoot himself, things have got to be really fucking weird. For a journalist who lived through Vietnam, Watergate, the Kennedy assasination, said 'It never got weird enough for me' and never stopped writing, I think that this is a pretty solid sign that things are about as bad as they've been in a long time. I imagine The Good Doctor probably wrote something in the last few hours, and I can imagine what it's about. I'm just praying that it gets published (I really hope Jann Wenner rolling stone has the balls to do it) and that the suicide of someone as important as Hunter Thompson can mean something to a lot of people, because he wouldn't have done it if things hadn't gotten this weird. Bush is out of his fucking mind, and the rest of the world knows it better than half of america.