Fear and loathing in...

... Karachi.

To start; I watched Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on Saturday night. It's been - oh I would say - at least 7-8 years since I first watched the movie.

Aside from MAYBE catching bits of it on TV (is that really likely?) I hadn't seen it since. Definitely a different mind state from the first run - where I found the movie totally incomprehensible - this time some things really connected.  I think I could appreciated the drunken, debauched, grossly sickening drug fueled adventure without having to bother about moralism (really me?) or rationalizing why that haven't O-ded yet and was able to really wallow in both Depp and del Toro's mind-blowing performance.

Dr. Gonzo Needs No Help

Dr. Gonzo Needs No Help

Also, since I recently read The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test I second degree mourned with the 'wave speach'.. (What a time! Would I have been part of it if I was alive then? Sad Truth... most definitely probably not.)

And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting — on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . .So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark — that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.Source: Wiki-love

Which brings me back to fear and loathing in Karachi. (Kind of).The city is in high alert. All visible public places are to be avoided including... Cinemas, Markets, Restaurants, Hotels, Streets, Parks.. and yes ESPECIALLY schools. Its only a matter of time until a suicide bomb goes off and terror, terror  is everywhere. I am here, right now. What should I be doing?... I think its a good day to go shopping; the stores will be crowd free.[caption id="attachment_43" align="aligncenter" width="486" caption="Karachi streets - needs help."]Karachi street.[/caption]