That's from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson. One time at the Hermiston Herald, stuck on a story (ah, deadlines), I typed that as the lead instead, then of course deleted that and figured out an actual lead for whatever story it was. I learned later that Thompson would sometimes prepare to write by typing out passages from The Great Gatsby or A Farewell to Arms. I liked learning that. I'm not going to do that (I'm also not going to attempt Thompson's drug-use schedule), but it's a neat concept.
That was brought to you by me not knowing what I wanted to blog about tonight.