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19 October 2013, 02:40 PM
echoes
On This Day in History
Sam Weller has been tweeting about Fahrenheit 451 all month to celebrate the anniversary. We hope to put all of the tweets up on his blog very soon. It's been a lot of fun with some cool insights and photos.

Twitter handle is: @Sam__Weller
25 October 2013, 03:49 AM
philnic
Probably been posted here before, but never mind: FAHRENHEIT 451 recounted in animation in under three minutes:

http://academicearth.org/elect...tldr-fahrenheit-451/


- Phil

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18 November 2013, 04:20 PM
jkt
Born 1928: Mickey Mouse (cartoon character)

1928: The animated short, Steamboat Willie, was released featuring Mickey Mouse


John King Tarpinian
You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
22 November 2013, 06:37 AM
Doug Spaulding
When Ray B published THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES (a work of sheer poetry) Aldous Huxley told him this: “Mr Bradbury, do you know what you are?” Ray replied "What am I?" "You’re a poet.”

Huxley was amongst the first to see it. Fifty years ago today Aldous Huxley died.

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Fifty years ago today, Major Warren Lewis was in The Kilns, the Oxford home he shared with his brother, Jack. At 5.30 PM he heard a loud thump from the next room. It was his brother, sometimes known as C. S. Lewis, the great apologist, science fiction writer, fantasist, scholar and broadcaster, dead of a heart attack one week shy of his sixty-fifth birthday.

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Fifty years ago today a young man woke up and caught his regular ride to work. He was carrying a wrapped oblong package - "curtain rods”. Some hours later shots rang out of a lonely window of the school book depository and history was changed. This was Dallas, and this was the end of Camelot.


"Live Forever!"
22 November 2013, 08:03 AM
philnic
What a busy day THAT was. And the following day: DR WHO was broadcast for the very first time!


- Phil

Deputy Moderator | Visit my Bradbury website: www.bradburymedia.co.uk | Visit the Center for RB Studies: www.tinyurl.com/RBCenter
22 November 2013, 12:49 PM
dandelion
Anyone here alive 50 years ago? I was two and don't remember the events.
23 November 2013, 03:32 AM
philnic
Same as you, dandy: alive, but too young to remember.


- Phil

Deputy Moderator | Visit my Bradbury website: www.bradburymedia.co.uk | Visit the Center for RB Studies: www.tinyurl.com/RBCenter
23 November 2013, 05:51 AM
douglasSP
I turn 60 in August next year (two days earlier than Ray's birthday), so I'm old enough to remember.

I was 9 at the time, and had not yet taken a regular interest in the papers, but on Saturday morning I was sleeping late, when my mom came to the foot of the bed and held up the newspaper. It was The Cape Times, and the banner headline was KENNEDY SHOT DEAD. My mother told me that they had headlines like that only when something very important happens (which was true back then - now, not so much).

Over the years, the memory has stuck with me, and I've read a great deal about the events, including Stephen King's novel 11/22/63, which is brilliant and certainly worth your time even if you're not particularly interested in the subject - but even more so if you are.
15 December 2013, 07:20 AM
jkt
Walt Disney passed away on this day in 1966. When Ray was called by a reporter to get his reaction Ray was not at home. He was with his daughters...at Disneyland.


John King Tarpinian
You know what you are, Mr. Bradbury? ... You are a poet! -- Aldous Huxley
31 January 2014, 06:26 AM
fjp451
Blues Great, Charlie Musselwhite celebrates his 70th yr. today!
Here a classic musical piece by Mr. Musselwhite:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ra7_Pt5DTI

Enjoy!
07 February 2014, 08:58 PM
fjp451
Four young men from Liverpool, England, arrive in New York City - 50 years ago today. What were their names again ?
14 February 2014, 01:08 AM
philnic
A group of plain ordinary folks in a small southern town became kind of interested in a peculiar little jar:

http://bradburymedia.blogspot....s-ago-today-jar.html


- Phil

Deputy Moderator | Visit my Bradbury website: www.bradburymedia.co.uk | Visit the Center for RB Studies: www.tinyurl.com/RBCenter
14 February 2014, 12:16 PM
fjp451
One of my favorite early RB tales and AH episodes. Long before an ingredients label was required on the container!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iwC_...lkRd9avM/s1600/3.jpg
15 February 2014, 12:03 AM
Doug Spaulding
quote:
Originally posted by philnic:
A group of plain ordinary folks in a small southern town became kind of interested in a peculiar little jar...

I watched it tonight at 10 PM, myself. Pitch-perfect Southern Gothic, and, oh - that ensemble of players!

My favourite part (aside from the chilling ending): George Lindsey's recollection of his kitties. Goober was never better.

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15 August 2014, 06:55 PM
fjp451
On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opened on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel with... Freedom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf1B9ktRCkg

~ and closed with... The Star Spangled Banner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjzZh6-h9fM


Richie and Jimi - Peace!