Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"I feel a bit lightheaded, maybe you should drive"

Any number of fans have communicated their favorite opening lines. One (submitted from Denver) that pops out goes like this:
We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive..." And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: "Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?"
In the interests of fairness, this is perhaps a better first paragraph than a first line, but still...

It comes, of course, from Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas--my favorite line from which goes, roughly:
"We're gonna need some golf shoes."

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