It Takes All Kinds

a Few Stories and Profiles by Erik Hedegaard from Inside the Pages of Rolling Stone (with Additional Commentary and Falderal Provided by the Author)

Lefty Kreh’s Only Flycasting Failure

Sports Afield reported an unprecedented, record-breaking number of hate calls and letters after this one came out. It was flooded with subscription cancellations. Seems readers thought I had gored the sacred cow. Indeed, one of the magazine’s largest advertisers — Llyon’s Publishers — threatened to pull its advertising for a full year because of it. Wow!

The Grass Casters: a Fanatic’s Tale

If I had this one to do over, I would leave out the business about how fat this one fellow was. I understand it caused him considerable pain, and I’ve felt bad about it ever since. I thought about cutting it at the time. I just didn’t think about it hard enough, I guess. He didn’t deserve what I did to him — or, actually, what I allowed another fellow to do to him in a quote.

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Christopher Walken*
Bruce Dern
Woody Harrelson*
Charlie Sheen*
The End Boys*
Robert Downey Jr*
The UFC's Dana White
John Bon Jovi**
Denis Leary
Matt Dillon
Arianna Huffington
Simon Cowell*
Chuck Pahluniuk
Justin Timberlake*
Mickey Rourke
Jesse James
Chloe Sevigny
American Pie Kids featuring Tara Reid's Hamburger!*
Mark Wahlberg
Scream II girls*
Shania Twain*
Michael Bay
The Rock*
Andy Dick
Tom Green
Bert Kreischer
Asia Argento*

Oddities & Ends

The Lobster Boy: an American Horror Story
Pro Bikini Contest Babes!
My Stupid Y2K Problem
Pro Bass Fishing New Agers
Nazi on Campus
Nikki Avalon
Me, Professional Gambler
The Grass Casters' Tale
Inside Pro Bodybuilding
Ross Jeffries, Speed Seducer
eBay Fries a Brain
World's Worst Investor
Asheville's Would-be Nudist Mayor

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