I think the Hicks comparison is a little over exaggerated. He's pissed and likes smoking. I've been hearing this comparison for years, I just now have checked out No Cure For Cancer, and I get how he's Hicks influenced... a lot of yelling, angry about dumb societal issues, as far as straight lifting material from Hicks, I'm not catching it I guess.
Obviously it's from when he died. He died of cancer. That's the whole fucking joke. He actually had a joke that he quit smoking to see if Leary would too. I didn't know him any better then you. But I never made any claims to what he would NEVER do. The only person who knew that was him.