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by Anthony Ravenscroft
Thu May 11, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: How to Over-Analyze a Film
Replies: 24
Views: 3316

Yeah, I think I know what you mean. The time I most frightened an audience with my delighted braying was during the St Paul opening of Romeo is Bleeding . Made me a little self-conscious at first. Then a little worried, because I was clearly the only one appreciating the gags. Gods! It was as though...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Thu May 11, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: There's- A Bathroom on The Right.....
Replies: 17
Views: 21858

And I don't mind/If they start to fray/That only makes them nicer still/.../My GENES are so comfortably lovely...

Yep, see there, it's the DRUGS I tells ya, thet there Mellow Yellow was the cause of myooTAYshuns, & them blissed-out hippiefags KNEW it!!
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Thu May 11, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Yeah, okay, whatever
Replies: 16
Views: 6771

Yeah, okay, whatever

The faint-hearted & easily bored may skip the rest of this with total absolution, go forth & sin no more. I rarely fill these things out, but I'm feeling chatty, & I need to put down some background anyway for my likely eventual obituary, so strap in & spit out the gum. My name is An...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Wed May 10, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2006
Replies: 617
Views: 139059

Mr Ellison, sirrah, effendi

Name: Tony Ravenscroft Source: unca20060606.htm Forgive our collective restlessness. Most of us would buy your collected grocery lists (grouped in 10-year volumes) as long as the publisher reproduced the marginal doodlings. If you had any interest in shearing sheep, you'd have a ready herd, & many ...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Wed May 10, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2006
Replies: 617
Views: 139059

Anthony Tollin

Name: Tony Ravenscroft Source: unca20060606.htm Sure! Dude! Of course, I recognise the name -- though I think they must've been playing repeats at the long-away station I can sometimes pull in, as I'm certain I heard your name in a 2003 broadcast. Well, this is too cool: you could perhaps settle a ...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Wed May 10, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mode of address
Replies: 21
Views: 4218

My dear departed grandfather, an Army lifer & Master Sergeant drill instructor, told me "Don't 'sir' me -- I work for a living." My impression is that Mr Ellison doesn't wear his brass on his epaulets either. I'm certain I "sirred" him at least once at Minicon, but he, being ...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Tue May 09, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2006
Replies: 617
Views: 139059

Pete Kelly's Blues

Name: Tony Ravenscroft Source: unca20060606.htm I pulled up across the street from the Hard Times Cafe in Minneapolis, a delightfully skungy coffee shop where (until 2006) you could order an excellent vegan meal, chain-smoke freely, & drink pressed coffee that would filter most forms of electromagn...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Tue May 09, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: How to Over-Analyze a Film
Replies: 24
Views: 3316

To borrow from Barry Malzberg who (apparently -- everything is apocryphal), asked about the motivation for one of his stories, the deep meaning underlying it all, said, "The rent was past-due."[/i]
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Tue May 09, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: There's- A Bathroom on The Right.....
Replies: 17
Views: 21858

It calls itself The Ellison Bulletin Board.

Glad to help.
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Tue May 09, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2006
Replies: 617
Views: 139059

The Dorian Gray Effect

Name: Tony Ravenscroft Source: unca20060606.htm I've got a couple of nice snaps of Ellison from Minicon. Even though the guy was fighting back pain, lack of sleep, & delayed effects of OTC painkillers, his photos seem to end up 20-40 years older than the Authentic Article. Or, rather, the camera su...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Mon May 08, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: There's- A Bathroom on The Right.....
Replies: 17
Views: 21858

I feel that primary blame lies with those unfortunates who start a thread with a title that interests my misfiring synapses. Once in a while, I actually think of a response that seems to fit, et voila. I'm not going to start digging back through the strata or anything -- thus far, I've just sampled ...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Mon May 08, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: What could resurrect Harlan's publishing career?
Replies: 73
Views: 13337

Questions for discussion 1. Does Ellison need to be resurrected? Is his legacy truly being sucked down to the literary Hell of Skiffy like somany who've gone before? 1a. How will the candidate be elected to sneak up on Ellison with the electrodes? 2. Does Ellison want to be resurrected? At Minicon,...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Mon May 08, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: There's- A Bathroom on The Right.....
Replies: 17
Views: 21858

There's a Depeche Mode (so sue me) tune I had to skip for years because one line would make me giggle uncontrollably. I finally exorcised this thanks to the Google thingie. The proper lyric is "I'm going cheap"... but there's a little drum echo at the wrong millisecond & I'd swear he's...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Sun May 07, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Mode of address
Replies: 21
Views: 4218

Mode of address

Okay, one of the reasons I have only now joined up Officially in these forums is that I was stuck as to how to address The Author. Really. I mean, minimal OCD has its advantages in writing & editing (among other occupations), but diverging paths like that often trip me up until I get tired of 'e...
by Anthony Ravenscroft
Sun May 07, 2006 4:19 am
Forum: The Moving Finger
Topic: Is it OK to publish one's own material in this forum?
Replies: 16
Views: 6700

There's the Webderland Visitor Contributions area, so I guess it's not like totally taboo. The vast majority of my for-pay writing has been nonfiction, & I post a few thousand words of nonfiction a week on various websites, so I'm already up to my earholes in that regard. I guess I've resolved m...

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