A Colorful Visualization of the Copious Amount of Drugs That Hunter S. Thompson Took in a 24 Hour Period

24 Hours

Taking information that she gathered from the E. Jean Carroll 1993 biography Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson, Visual News managing editor Katy French created a colorful visual representation of the copious amount of drugs that the late great Gonzo journalist took in a single 24-hour period.

The Schedule

3 PM: Wake up
3:05 PM: Chivas Regal, Dunhill
3:45 PM: Cocaine
3:50 PM: Chivas, Dunhill
4:05 PM: Coffee, Dunhill
4:15 PM: Cocaine
4:16 PM: Orange juice, Dunhill
4:30 PM: Cocaine
4:54 PM: Cocaine
5:05 PM: Cocaine
5:11 PM: Coffee, Dunhill
5:30 PM: Chivas + ice
5:45 PM: Cocaine, etc., etc.
6 PM: Weed
7:05 PM: 2 Heinekens, two margaritas, Dunhills, cocaine, a snow cone (a glass of shredded ice over which is poured three or four jig­gers of Chivas)
9 PM: Cocaine
10 PM: Acid
11 PM: Chartreuse, cocaine, weed
11:30 PM: cocaine
12:05-6 AM: Chartreuse, cocaine, grass, Chivas, coffee, Heineken, clove cigarettes, Dunhills, gin
6 AM: Champagne
8 AM: Halcion
8:20AM: Sleep


Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.