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Pavilion Digest: August 2005

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:03 am
by admin
The following posts contain Art Deco Dining Pavilion messages for the month of August 2005.

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:03 am
by Ezra Lb.
Name: Ezra
Source: unca20050815.htm
It is a certain hour of twilight glooms,
Mostly in autumn, when the star-wind pours
Down hilltop streets, deserted out-of-doors,
But shewing early lamplight from snug rooms.
The dead leaves rush in strange, fantastic twists,
And chimney-smoke whirls round with alien grace,
Heeding geometries of outer space,
While Fomalhaut peers in through southward mists.

This is the hour when moonstruck poets know
What fungi sprout in Yuggoth, and what scents
And tints of flowers fill Nithon's continents,
Such as in no poor earthly garden blow.
Yet for each dream these winds to us convey,
A dozen more of ours they sweep away!
--HPL

Here's a picture of the mysterious new body

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050731.html

that has just been discovered at the outer reaches of our solar system--yeah right! How naive do these liberal scientists think we are? All this was foreseen long ago by the prophets of old, filled with the spirit of the Lord!

Do you think all this violent weather is mere coincidence? Tsunami, hurricanes, frogs falling from the sky...and now a mysterious new body suddenly "appears" at the edge of the known solar system.

Planet? Ice world?

"Then, whispered Castro, those first men formed the cult around tall idols which the Great Ones shewed them; idols brought in dim eras from dark stars. That cult would never die till the stars came right again, and the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from His tomb to revive His subjects and resume His rule of earth. The time would be easy to know, for then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom."
--HPL

Repent? Much too late for that...

Solar flares

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:12 am
by Mike Lane
Name: Mike Lane
Source: unca20050815.htm
For Stan

Take a look at spaceweather.com. Another NASA site with forecasts of solar flares, meteor showers, near earth asteroids etc. Apparently there was an X-class flare yesterday that
will spew some coronal material into our atmosphere. Since you're in oregon you might see an aurora as a result but the chances seem slim for this particular flare because it wasn't pointed directly at Earth when it occurred. Chances could increase for a light show if the flare keeps up long enough for it to rotate around in our direction.

Jay Smith

Yes excitement is the word for it. And I think it is, in no small part, because of guys like Harlan, Asimov, Poul and all the other science fiction writers that we feel all this excitement about discovery of new worlds beyond our own. And that's why I'm always lurking about this board.

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:47 am
by Susan Ellison
Name: SUSAN ELLISON
Source: unca20050815.htm
DOUGLAS--YOU'RE Confirmed.

TODD--Glad you enjoyed Diana's essay.

RYAN--We do not have an extra dust jacket. We do have one copy of THE ESSENTIAL ELLISON--35th (Morpheus). If you wish to purchase the book--the price is $40.89 (includes shipping and tax). My other suggestion is to write to the Publisher, they may have an extra dust jacket. Morpheus International: 125 E. Reno Ave., #17, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

All best--Susan



Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:17 am
by FrankChurch
Name: Frank Church
Source: unca20050815.htm
Harlan, to be fair to your lovely, vivacious wife, you misspelled George Santayana's name the other day, calling him 'Santana.'

Maybe you were listening to Black Magic Woman at the time. We know you have this fetish for the brown sugar.

Don't squish me, I only come in love.

--------------------

Pluto is an ice carving, made by a chainsaw, manned by God. Shhhh, don't tell anyone.

Praise Jesus.

FOR JAY SMITH

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:00 am
by Stan
Name: Stan
Source: unca20050815.htm
Thanks for the information Jay...I live in area where the city lights might interfere with seeing the Aurora...but I will give it a try anyway.

Do you know that NASA is sending the Discovery back home during the Perseid Meteor Shower? Some are predicting disaster if they come home at that time.

Hey Harlan! That would make a dandy "what if..." story providing either of us has the time left to do it! Hmmm. A solar flare frying the Earth like a thick steak on a barberque pit.

STAN

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:02 am
by JaySmith
Name: Jay Smith
Source: unca20050815.htm
Stan,

That was Mike.

SUSAN and RYAN

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:16 pm
by Neal Johnson
Name: Neal Johnson
Source: unca20050815.htm
Lady Susan,

I you could hold that copy of the ESSENTIAL ELLISON for me, I will gladly let RYAN have my dj.

I need to wait two weeks until payday. Just got a new job. Is that ok?

RYAN, stand down a minute.

Regards,
Rick

SUSAN and RYAN

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:20 pm
by Neal Johnson
Name: Neal Johnson
Source: unca20050815.htm
Lady Susan,

I you could hold that copy of the ESSENTIAL ELLISON for me, I will gladly let RYAN have my dj.

I need to wait two weeks until payday. Just got a new job. Is that ok?

RYAN, stand down a minute.

Regards,
Rick

sorry

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:08 pm
by Neal
Name: Neal
Source: unca20050815.htm
double posts

Rick, it's the fault of the stupid library computer, and i'm sorry.

pls don't hold it against

Neal

TO MIKE LANE

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:28 pm
by Stan
Name: Stan
Source: unca20050815.htm
Thanks Jay for the correction. I read it wrong.

TO MIKE LANE

Thanks for the info Mike I will try and see the Aurora caused by the X factor Solar flare. We got cloud cover here now, but they (those never-wrong weather people at our local glass teat
stations) say we will have hot and clear weather by Wednesday.

I apologize for mistaking your message as from Jay...but hey...I make misteaks (ur...mistakes) all the time!

STAN

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:11 pm
by Clifford Meth
Name: Clifford Meth
Source: unca20050815.htm
Harlan,

FYI, you're front page at SilverBulletComicBooks right now:
http://www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com/masters/
(but if you wait too long, it'll scroll off).

Note that this column was filed before our little chat this afternoon (hence the no-quote from Mr. Ellison).

On a softer note, Chantzie didn't like your description of baby induction. I told her that Russian Jews have a sense of humor undetectable by Rumanian Jews.



Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:27 pm
by KristinRuhle
Name: Kristin Ruhl
Source: unca20050815.htm
Susan, I just put my cheque for my Confirmed in the mail!!!!!

(ROFL not serious there)

My father has been watching too much British television - he's taken to calling his cell phone a mobile, (like there's mo-bile in yo liver)..Actually "mobile phone" is miles better than the idiotic term "wireless phone" used by US service providers. A wireless is an old radio, dammit!

I wonder how many people here are going to Foolscap? I don't think I can do it unless I can get into some kind of shared travel arrangement. (i'm in the bay area) also isn't membership limited? And for all i know the hotel is sold out by now.

(serious there)

Kristin


ADSVISEMENT TO NEAL JOHNSON & RYAN LEASHER

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:48 pm
by Harlan Ellison
Name: HARLAN ELLISON
Source: unca20050815.htm
Neal, Susan says she'll hold the book for your purchase. Now, if you buy it in the next two weeks, you can send your dj to Ryan and all will be happy. I ask that you two work it out with e.mails 'tween you, and then, Ryan, you can pop in here to let Susan know the dispensation in this (increasingly complex) bit'o'business. The ball, as Alice Marble used to say, it be in
your mixed-double court.

Yr. pal, Harlan


WRITTEN BY et al

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:57 am
by Rob Ewen
Name: Rob Ewen
Source: unca20050815.htm
Susan & Harlan - the WRITTEN BY arrived this morning - many thanks - much appreciated!

Barney - sorry to see you missed out on CHOCOLATE ALPHABET this week on eBaY...

Faisal - noticed your film SCRIBBLE is up for Best Newcomer Award at the Rushes Short Film Festival in London's Soho this week - best of luck...

And finally, to the Californian posse in general - has anybody out there been to see the new Sergio Leone exhibition at the Autry Museum yet? If so - any reports?

Thanks
Rob Ewen