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August 16, 1977. The King of Rock & Roll dies.


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Born August 24, 1899: Jorge Luis Borges.

A translation of his Preface To The Martian Chronicles was posted here by Captain Wilder.
http://raybradburyboard.com/ev...271020012#6271020012

Belated Thank You to Captain Wilder.

Open Culture had this post by Colin Marshall about Borges last April: http://www.openculture.com/201...ile_of_a_writer.html

Incidentally, Open Culture also has this recent post, by Marshall as well, about Ray Bradbury's Futuria Fantasia:
http://www.openculture.com/201...d-as-a-teenager.html
 
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He had a dream. Fifty years ago today.


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1976: Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars at Utopia Planitia


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You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
 
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1976: Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars at Utopia Planitia

And here it is! I notice that Mars didn't have any ugly fashions back in 1976 as we did.


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Fifty years ago today we lost control of our television sets!

Cheers for all who contributed to THE OUTER LIMITS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnf6oJZgevU
 
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1937: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit published


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1960: The Flintstones made its television debut. To this day there are children taking their vitamins not knowing who Fred and Barney are.


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You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
 
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Glad you liked the translation! I was able to hand deliver it directly to Mr. Bradbury in February 2009... whenI mentioned Borges, his tired eyes suddenly lit up, and he said: I met him! I hope he enjoyed what Borges wrote about his book... a book that changed my life by shaping my dreams as a young boy.


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Originally posted by Linnl:
Born August 24, 1899: Jorge Luis Borges.

A translation of his Preface To The Martian Chronicles was posted here by Captain Wilder.
http://raybradburyboard.com/ev...271020012#6271020012

Belated Thank You to Captain Wilder.

Open Culture had this post by Colin Marshall about Borges last April: http://www.openculture.com/201...ile_of_a_writer.html

Incidentally, Open Culture also has this recent post, by Marshall as well, about Ray Bradbury's Futuria Fantasia:
http://www.openculture.com/201...d-as-a-teenager.html
 
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Glad you liked the translation! I was very lucky to be able to hand deliver it directly to Mr. Bradbury in February 2009... whenI mentioned Borges, his tired eyes suddenly lit up, and he said: "I met him! In Argentina! What a great writer!"...I hope he enjoyed what Borges wrote about his book... a book that changed my life by shaping my dreams as a young boy.


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Originally posted by Linnl:
Born August 24, 1899: Jorge Luis Borges.

A translation of his Preface To The Martian Chronicles was posted here by Captain Wilder.
http://raybradburyboard.com/ev...271020012#6271020012

Belated Thank You to Captain Wilder.

Open Culture had this post by Colin Marshall about Borges last April: http://www.openculture.com/201...ile_of_a_writer.html

Incidentally, Open Culture also has this recent post, by Marshall as well, about Ray Bradbury's Futuria Fantasia:
http://www.openculture.com/201...d-as-a-teenager.html
 
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2nd October 1959. A little thingy premiered.

2nd October 2002. Doug Spaulding joined the Bradbury board. Did anyone bring cake? Because I would like cake.


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Fifty-three years ago today a wonderful thing happened. The greatest TV show of all time debuted. It's never been topped. Perfect acting, directing, writing - everything was exactly as it should be for a situation comedy. Happy anniversary, TAGS!


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2nd October 1959. A little thingy premiered.


That little thingy never caught on... (I was being ironic.)

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2nd October 2002. Doug Spaulding joined the Bradbury board. Did anyone bring cake? Because I would like cake.


No cake. We had some to celebrate your decade here, but you don't get any for your 11th year Big Grin


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Fahrenheit 451 was published on this date in 1953...60 years ago. For you collectors out there; the paperback is the true first edition, with the hard back following about a week later.


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Fahrenheit 451 was published on this date in 1953...60 years ago...


Now THAT'S a date worth celebrating! The 60th anniversary edition of the novel, from Simon & Schuster, is a must: the collection of essays, reviews and ephemera at the back (written, edited and assembled by Jon Eller) is excellent.

http://books.simonandschuster....adbury/9781451673319


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