Hunter S. Thompson's Hangover Cure
Is much gnarlier than Berocca.
What's your remedy to make you feel human after a big night of partying like it's 1999? Vegemite on toast, Berocca, Pandaol, anything greasy and immense amounts of water are all common cures for a heavy head, effective to varying degrees dependent on how 'on fire' (embarrassingly inebriated) you were. But for those times when you took it to next level wasted (we're talking about when you tried to add your cab driver on Facebook and munged out in a gutter alone eating Hungry Jacks onion rings) these attempts to stop a hangover are futile. In situations when you feel like you're being pummeled in the head with a meat hammer no matter what, it's best to take the advice of those who have gone before us, and who better than heavy drinker and drug-taker Hunter S. Thompson to dish it out?
Thanks to Playboy, we now have access to Thompson's very own hangover cure, which is bound to send any contemporary health practitioner into a spin.
Reading, "P.S. - inre: Oui's request for "my hangover cure" - it's 12 amyl nitrites (one box), in conjunction with as many beers as necessary. OK H," the OG gonzo journalist scrawled this message onto the stationary of the Beverly Hills Hotel in the late sixties. We're unsure if this potent mix would cure a hangover or, in fact, be counterproductive but if it worked for him...
Playboy recently published a collection of letters from Thompson beginning in 1967, when he pitched to the magazine. He and Playboy's Editor at the time, John Grabree, exchanged story topics including hippies, the Haigh-Ashbury, Jefferson Airplane and a Scottish gamekeeper who thought he was a werewolf.