It is “Hump-Day” After All

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
-Hunter S. Thompson

What you may not know is that today is “Bourbon Day” — and what better a way to celebrate than Hunter S. Thompson style? (Did you know the “S” stands for Stockton?)

Thompson was an American journalist and author (1937–2005). It is reported that on his first big interview with a major publisher, he downed 20 double-filled shots of Wild Turkey and then “walked out as if he’d been drinking tea.” Thompson loved the bourbon so much that he even convinced Wild Turkey to allow the brand into the film adaption of his novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Well, maybe don’t party quite like Thompson did… but, enjoy your mid-week drink of choice and remember: you’re halfway to Friday!


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