“Falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool of mermaids”

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According to Scott Stossel, about Hunter S. Thompson

His accidental creation, while reporting on the Kentucky Derby in 1970, of the manic, first-person “Gonzo” writing style, as he responded to an impending deadline by ripping raw pages from his notebook and sending them to his editor.

According to Wikipedia

the genesis of the article has been described by Thompson as akin to “falling down an elevator shaft and landing in a pool of mermaids”

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