Sloshed and Scribbling: Getting Drunk With Your Favorite Authors

Hunter S. Thompson

"[Ralph] Steadman wanted to see some Kentucky Colonels, but he wasn't sure what they looked like. I told him to go back to the clubhouse men's rooms and look for men in white linen suits vomiting in the urinals. 'They'll usually have large brown whiskey stains on the fronts of their suits,' I said. 'But watch the shoes, that's the tip-off. Most of them manage to avoid vomiting on their own clothes, but they never miss their shoes.'"

"The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved," Scanlan's Monthly (June 1970)

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