and other thing: the thing is about good ol' hunter s. going and shooting themself, is that it's the least shocking 'shocking' news i've ever heard. joel came down as we were leaving yesterday and moaned the news; 'oh,' i thought. 'i suppose that's quite reasonable, actually. i mean, he had enough guns.' elliott smith stabbing himself through the heart, now that was unexpected, and worthy of weeks of wonder and sadness. it's more like les dennis (shit, i mean rod hull) having a heart attack and falling off the roof while fixing the tv ariel during a storm so he could watch the united match - an hilarious way to go, befitting of the man. i think it reflects well on thompson - we should divide our heros by ones who killed themselves and ones who didn't have the conviction. suppose i'm getting a bit hicksian there.