Hunter S. Thompson used this phrase often to indicate extreme horror in the future and present tenses. According to Chapter 1 of his book "Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie Trapped Like a Rat in Mr. Bill's Neighborhood", the phrase comes from H. Wayne Morgan's "Yesterday's Addict". Morgan says: "...while fearing and loathing addiction, many late-nineteenth-century people sympathized with addicts."