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Skunks like me

Christmas is the most dangerous time of the year for degenerate gamblers, and even the Good Doctor himself is not immune.

Updated: December 18, 2001, 2:41 PM ET
By Hunter S. Thompson | Page 2 columnist

My working vacation in the balmy wilds of uptown Honolulu came to a jarring end last week, when I got back home to the Rockies and plunged into gambling again.

My home filled up with football junkies and whorish people from Texas who were eager to gamble feverishly on every game being played anywhere, including whatever came up on ESPN Classic. "I came here to get it on," said a cranked-up lawyer from Houston. "This party starts now!"

It was 2 o'clock on a Sunday afternoon, ...

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