Summer’s here! That means melted popsicles, sprinkler dancing and shaking your head vigorously, dog-like, out the side of a car window. And of course, roadtrips.
We’ve been polling our users for their thoughts on who they’d like to go on a roadtrip with, living or dead, and now we’re going to share the answers with you!
One of our most popular answers is, unsurprisingly, Hunter S. Thompson, the infamous journalist, author and all-around mischief-maker.
As one of our users, Sheena S. said:
“Probably Hunter S. Thompson, though if that actually happened I may end up regretting that choice. Adventure, guaranteed. Safety and well-being, most likely in peril.”
Yeah, we agree. But that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t get some fantastic and hallucinogenic stories out of it! You Ridejoy users like to live on the edge.
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” – Hunter S. Thompson
One of our favorite facts about him? He used a typewriter to re-type out all of The Great Gatsby and A Farewell to Arms to get a sense of their authors’ writing styles. (Fun fact: I once tried to do this with Junot Diaz’s The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao during my lunch breaks in Hong Kong and I nearly had a nervous breakdown. But man, it totally worked.)
We’ll be back next time to share another one of your roadtrip picks! What do you think about Hunter S. Thompson as a roadtrip companion? Let us know in the comments!
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