Hunter S. Thompson + Conan O’Brien + whiskey + machine guns = WIN

Most interviews of authors, actors and artists put the B in Boring.

(Related: Top 10 evil tips for authors, actors and artists)

Hunter S. Thompson did it right with Conan O’Brien, because he didn’t sit on Conan’s couch and blab about his latest book / movie / art project. No. That is standard and typical and such. You can’t get atypical results by doing typical things.

Here’s the interview segment.


This is Guy Bergstrom the writer, not the Guy Bergstrom in Stockholm or the guy in Minnesota who sells real estate or whatever. Separate guys. Kthxbai.

Guy Bergstrom. Photo by Suhyoon Cho.

Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.

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4 responses to “Hunter S. Thompson + Conan O’Brien + whiskey + machine guns = WIN

  1. Incredible. This just made my night


  2. Haha, YES! I vaguely remember Conan doing something similar to this with Ted Nugent as well.


  3. That segment is so far beyond awesome that it cannot be said to even live in the same universe as awesome. We must invent alternate universes to allow for this level of awesome.


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