Pavilion Digest: May 2009

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Happy Birthday

Postby JaySmith » Wed May 27, 2009 2:01 pm

Name: Jay Smith
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Just caught DwST on Sundance and caught you talking in your Webderland sweatshirt. I made me miss this place a little.

Happy Birthday, sir.

Thanks for everything.

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Postby Chuck Messer » Wed May 27, 2009 2:02 pm

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"Are you sure?"

"Yes. Yes, I'm sure."

"I just don't wanna go off half-cocked, early, premature, kinda like."

"You won't."

"You sure?"

Sigh. "Yes I'm sure. Do it already!"

"Okay. If you're sure."

"Yes. I'm sure. I'm positive. It's the correct date, time, year, minute, second. It's time."

"I just wanna..."




"Was that alright?"

"It was poetry. One for the ages. I laughed, I cried, it became part of me."

"Gee, thanks."


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Postby Roger Gjovig » Wed May 27, 2009 2:53 pm

Name: Roger Gjovig
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Here's hoping ypu have a terrific birthday today Harlan.

Jim Hess

Postby Jim Hess » Wed May 27, 2009 3:38 pm

Name: Jim Hess
Source: unca20090603.htm
Mr. Ellison,

Enjoy your day, this day, and look forward to at least another seventy-five more.

(Your post about my telephone call regarding the newsletter was relayed to me on the back side of Nowhere. No worries. No apologies are necessary.

My inability to discern a prank at fifty yards is my failing, and my not spending enough time with the human race does not provide excuses for me to call you at home.)

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Happy Birthday

Postby Dolores Quintana » Wed May 27, 2009 3:50 pm

Name: Dolores Quintana
Source: unca20090603.htm
see subject of post for message.

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Postby Kate » Wed May 27, 2009 3:59 pm

Name: Kate
Source: unca20090603.htm
Happy birthday, Mr. Ellison! Yaaayy!

I've loved your writing since I was introduced to it 28 years ago. I love your passion, your empathy, your style and your wit.

Live long, and many, many happy days to come!

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Postby JosephFinn » Wed May 27, 2009 4:01 pm

Name: Joseph Finn
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Happy Birthday, Harlan! (From a long-ago poster kind of lurking these days.)

Also, I caught Dreams With Sharp Teeth on Sundance the other night and I almost lost it laughing at Neil Gaiman's impersonation of a Harlan Ellison phone message.

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Postby Douglas Harrison » Wed May 27, 2009 4:18 pm

Name: Douglas Harrison
Source: unca20090603.htm
I hope it's been a fine day for you, Harlan, and that the view from atop your three-quarters of a century is the tremendous panorama I imagine it must be.


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Five hours under the wire

Postby Barney Dannelke » Wed May 27, 2009 4:42 pm

Name: Barney Dannelke
Source: unca20090603.htm
*** Harlan *** Happy 75th birthday. I will leave all the old man count the rings rah rah horseshit at the door. I don't know that I have woken up feeling like I was five or seven since I actually WAS that fantastic and irreplaceable age - but at 49 I know all about looking in the mirror and having discussions with the 16 year old or the 22 year old trapped down in there somewhere.

These days you would do another double-take if you saw me. I'm still shaving the dome but I decided to grow a beard and it came in like Hemingway's in that old LIFE photo - and about that gray.

It's funny (to me) because when YOU started going gray in the 1980's it depressed ME - and now, 31 years later I'm right about there - and strangely I'm fine with that. Like a silver-back gorilla flying the seniority flag, saying "whatever you want, you still have to get past me to get it, Bub."

I hope you had a wonderful day and more importantly a great week and a great year and as many more of those as you care to. Thank you for so many many things.

Happy Birthday Harlan - your pal, Barney

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Postby Steve Evil » Wed May 27, 2009 5:11 pm

Name: Steve Evil
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From the Great White North, "Bonne Fette et Toi!"

May your pens never run dry. .


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Happy Birthday to Harlan, Happy Gift Day To Me!

Postby Todd Cassel » Wed May 27, 2009 5:41 pm

Name: Todd Cassel
Source: unca20090603.htm
Happy Birthday, Harlan, and thanks for the gift of Dreams With Sharp Teeth DVD whose Amazon box I opened not 5 minutes ago.

Yahoooey Patootey! Now, how the hell am I going to wait all the way until Saturday Night to watch this with Debbie during DVD Movie Night At The Cassel Household? If I cheat, she'll beat my buns!

Again, Harlan, many many many good wishes on your B-Day!


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Postby Todd Cassel » Wed May 27, 2009 5:47 pm

Name: Todd Cassel
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....and thank you too, Mr. Erik Nelson!!!!!!!


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Postby Tom » Wed May 27, 2009 6:15 pm

Name: Tom Morgan
Source: unca20090603.htm
Not just another well wish but also a heartfelt congratulations for managing to still live life on your terms, doing what you love to do without compromise. With all due respect to Josh, I believe it's not just the words, as fine as they are. It is also the inspiration gained from watching someone continue to walk the walk, decade after decade, whatever the cost.

Thanks for that glimpse into the laying of the foundation of Webderland. And of course for all of your efforts since. Go Cards.

Steve Evil,
When you read that post quickly (or at least when I did) an extra letter appeared in one of the words. I won't say which one, but the sentiment was still a nice one.

Thanks for the birthday wish. Must confess I did not manage to comprehend the rest of it however.

A good day to all here.

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Postby KOS » Wed May 27, 2009 6:20 pm

Name: KOS
Source: unca20090603.htm
Just kidding, Land Shark!

Harlan: That's one small tin of "Happy Birthday". and one giant hogshead of "Many More!"

Curl up with a good book.

I suggest something by M. de Sade.

All in the spirit of the day.


Rick had hemorrhoids? Somehow, this explains everything...

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Chiming In

Postby Jazzman99 » Wed May 27, 2009 7:17 pm

Name: Joe Walker
Source: unca20090603.htm
It's still the Golden Day in California, right?

Just wanted to add my best wishes, Harlan, as well as my thanks for all your work and this site have done to get me through a tough year. This weekend I'll settle in with DWST and banish stress for a few happy hours.

Happy Birthday!

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