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by LarryF
Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 8062

Name: Larry Forrest
Source: unca20071007.htm
Michael Watson: You're kidding, right? For if not, then I fear the degeneration of your spine has risen to the highest cranial level.

By the way, you should have a paragraph break every 10,000 words or so.
by LarryF
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168857

Lori, I try not to "lump all Christians together," as I know they're all over the map politically and morally. In my message to Ezra, for example, I wrote, "What's scary about these brass-bedecked boneheads is not so much that they're Christians, but that they're fundamentalist Christ...
by LarryF
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168857

Ezra, What's scary about these brass-bedecked boneheads is not so much that they're Christian, but that they're fundamentalist Christians. That's a whole other beastie. They're the ones rooting for Armageddon and the end of the world. Completely certifiable.
by LarryF
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What Makes You Cry
Replies: 33
Views: 1181

Two of Harlan's stories, "The Deathbird" and "Paladin of the Lost Hour" got me all misty eyed, and his essay about his dog had the same effect. When it comes to movies, The Elephant Man wins my tearjerker award easily.
by LarryF
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168857

DVG, I hardly think that Josef Mengele is the best representative for the world of science. Nor is Osama bin Laden the best of the religious camp. Abstractly speaking, there is nothing inherently evil about science, which is, simply put, a methodology for investigating the natural world. Call it bel...
by LarryF
Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Reviewing the Beatles Group
Replies: 6
Views: 326

While I've certainly not read all of Harlan's essays, I've read most of them, and I can't recall one concerning the Beatles. He did write about a Rolling Stones concert he attended (which ended in chaos), and I believe Bill Wyman was a guest at his home for a time. Good luck in finding this essay, a...
by LarryF
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 8062

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm Lori, Not to be a persnickety cuss, but what you posted wasn't really written by George Carlin. It's one of those Internet messages which evolves in the sending and is often attributed to various authors. In this case, Carlin, an unknown survivor of the ...
by LarryF
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 8062

What If The Beatles Were Irish?

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm If you need to be cheered up (and who among us does not?) check out http://www.royzimmerman.com. The above question is humorously answered, and such songs as "Dick Cheney" and "Ted Haggard Is Completely Heterosexual" gave me more than a few laughs. It's ...
by LarryF
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168857

Pro-Atheism

Quester: I'll take issue with you. Atheism simply means "Without theistic belief." No more, no less. As such, I cannot say, with certainty , that some sort of a god does not exist; however, I can say, with a high degree of probability, that the traditional God of Judaism, Christianity, and...
by LarryF
Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 7721

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm Death has a way of jogging our memories. When I heard of the passing of Tom Snyder, I immediately recalled his interviews with Harlan, which were among the most amusing and enlightening I've ever seen; also, his interview with John Lennon, which has to n...
by LarryF
Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harlan Ellison on youtube
Replies: 177
Views: 5940

Jessi, I am certain that Harlan didn't mean to diss other workers in the remark you noted. Just off the top of my head I recall him writing that, among other things, he worked as a carny, drove a dynamite truck, and was a brick mason. Harlan's written about how he regards writing as a craft like any...
by LarryF
Sun Jul 29, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Harlan Ellison on youtube
Replies: 177
Views: 5940

The Devil and a Dung Beetle

CarltonM, If true that you're posting here no more, well, I guess we'll somehow survive the loss of your charming self. What I object to about you, sir, is not the arguments you made about copyright, but rather your rude attitude in the Pavilion. It may have escaped your notice, but we who regularly...
by LarryF
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 7721

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm After all the brouhaha about YouTube, I just had to investigate. In the video "Harlan Ellison Mind Fields Part 3," Harlan makes a comment that is more relevant today than it was then. When a caller to Tom Snyder's show mentions that he belongs to a "comp...
by LarryF
Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 7721

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm I wholeheartedly agree with Harlan's comment about death threats. Even if the threat is made entirely in jest, vocal inflections and body English (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) don't appear with the written word, and the already paranoid guardians of the Hig...
by LarryF
Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Mark Goldberg v2
Replies: 385
Views: 17040

Mark, thanks for providing the link to "Generation Chickenhawk" on the Pavilion. I so rarely recommend other websites that I completely forgot about the link. Very sorry to hear about your divorce woes. As I read your account, I was reminded of the old saying, "No good deed goes unpun...

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