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Hunter S. Thompson: A Guide to the Inner Sanctum (and Kitchen) of One of the Most Unpredictable Residents of Woody Creek, Colorado. the Doctor Is in. (Workspace)

Magazine article Book

Hunter S. Thompson: A Guide to the Inner Sanctum (and Kitchen) of One of the Most Unpredictable Residents of Woody Creek, Colorado. the Doctor Is in. (Workspace)

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1 OVEN VENT HOOD, DENTED

"That's me, in a fit of real anger. I don't know how J survived that. I imagine my hand must have been swollen for a long time. I think it had something to do with [Rolling Stone founding editor] Jann Wenner. I think that's when I learned he'd stolen 17,000 copies of [Fear and Loathing in Las] Vegas from me, or something like that."

2 PHOTO OF ACTOR BENICIO DEL TORO

Del Toro played the author's attorney, Oscar Zeta Acosta, in the 1998 film version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and plans to appear in an upcoming adaptation of Thompson's The Rum Diary. The two have become close friends.

3 WANTED POSTER

Osama bin Laden

4 POWERMAX STUN BATON

"It's a serious cattle prod. Well, it's for people--but I guess it could be used on cattle." One of two owned by Thompson, this particular model delivers a generous 125,000 volts. "The only other person I know who has one of these is Keith Richards. It was a present from me."

5 LITERARY LION MEDAL

Bestowed upon Thompson by the New York Public Library. "It's a nice gift. I don't often get to New York and straight literary gatherings, and so I enjoy it."

6 PHOTO OF MONGOLIAN SNOW APE

"Caesar," a pet

7 PANASONIC STEREO, CD CHANGER

Thompson's been listening to lots of Warren Zevon lately ("He's an old friend"), plus Paul Oakenfold and Billy Joe Shaven

8 BOX OF 12-GAUGE BUCKSHOT

"I do art with it. …

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