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Page 55 of the January 2015 issue of Consumer Reports mentions Ray. In describing the new BMW i8 it reads, “…the BMW i8 looks like something from the imagination of Asimov or Bradbury…”


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The Nate Sanders auction house has put up on FleaBay unsold auction items owned by Ray.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/n8saut...trksid=m194&_ipg=192


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Last month Ursula K. Le Guin accepted the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished American Letters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et9Nf-rsALk
 
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The Nate Sanders auction house has put up on FleaBay unsold auction items owned by Ray.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/n8saut...trksid=m194&_ipg=192


You might post this in the auction thread rather than the miscellaneous thread.
 
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For a limited time six episodes of Ray Bradbury-Tales of the Bizarre are (or will be) available to listen at BBC Radio 4 Extra: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programme...nvn4t/episodes/guide
 
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Triple lynching in Minnesota of all places! Anyone know this? I didn’t until I saw it here. (WARNING: graphic photo.)

http://www.anorak.co.uk/388835...ect-and-regret.html/

Being a U. K. site, I assumed the writer had merely mixed up the state names Minnesota and Mississippi, which are similar-sounding and might be unfamiliar to someone from outside the U. S., but I checked and sure enough:

http://www.executedtoday.com/2...in-duluth-minnesota/

Well-known enough that there is a monument and a Bob Dylan song alluding to it!
 
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One of the most memorable lines from My Fair Lady didn't come from the movie, but from my friend Frank, with the notation, only an engineer!

About thirty years ago we were watching this when he asked me around when it took place. I said, "Around 1913," and he said, "Oh, no, that's rolled culvert! It wasn't invented until MUCH later!" The "famous" rolled culvert appears from about 1:47 to 2:27, or 40 seconds, and then again briefly at the end of the song. Since then I can't see rolled culvert without thinking of Frank, and this song! Also note that the trench being dug is awfully small for that culvert if that is where it is meant to go. Maybe they briefly entered the Twilight Zone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxOMTK5bYFA

To tease Frank, I posted the video on Facebook. His wife, Ruth, also an engineer, looked it up and learned rolled culvert is at least 100 years old, but the older style was bolted while that in the movie was riveted. So it was a goof, just not as big as he first thought!
 
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The release date for The New Ray Bradbury Review, No. 4 is set for June 2015:
http://www.kentstateuniversity...radbury-review-no-4/
 
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If you feel as strongly about these matters as I do, please circulate this material as widely as possible. Thanks!

First to the important matter of the day.

The text and a link to my formal petition to The White House can be found here: http://raybradburyboard.com/ev...277081666#8277081666

Now for the Ratings Requests:

I hit the floor, laughing myself silly at Internet Movie Database. On Thursday night The Interview had a 9.9 rating in a 10-point system (way better than most released movies!) with around 3,000 votes. By early afternoon Friday, it was a 10 point rating with around 8,000 votes. By Friday evening it was a 10 point rating with over 10,000 votes--for a movie no one except a few reviewers have ever seen! As of 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, The Interview is rated 10 on IMDb from 17,331 users! If they get 25,000 votes it makes the Top 250!

The Interview can also be rated "Want to See" at http://www.rottentomatoes.com/...arch=The%20Interview where it has a 96% "Want to See" rating, and can be rated 1-5 in a 5-star system.

I won't quite stoop to rating a movie I haven't seen...yet...(except one, more on which below), but if they get really close to the 25,000 I may make an exception!

The one movie I rated which I hadn't seen was Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives. Brought to you by the same people who did Mermaids: The Body Found and The Devil's Graveyards, which was aired as Vile Vortices Revealed but is listed at Internet Movie Database as The Bermuda Triangle Revealed. Those two, I also didn't see all of, but I saw quite enough! All fake documentaries which deserve all the abuse they can get--can't stand them! Anyhow, I rated them all one star and if enough people will rate them the same, we can beat Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas as lowest rated movie of all time--as of 3:00 p.m. on December 20 it is at 1.5 on IMDb from 6,134 users.

I'm interested to see which comes out lowest! These, however, are just for fun. The Interview petition is the important item! Thanks to everybody for your help and support!

Sincerely,
Cornelia Shields

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Tonight on TCM at 5:00 p.m. they are screening King of Kings , narration written by
Ray Bradbury and spoken by Orson Welles, both un-credited.


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We watched. Looked and sounded great!

The next movie was Ben-Hur, starring Ray's good friend Charlton Heston--who I just discovered was born only a few miles from Ray!

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"A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." Said by Mark Twain. Maybe. http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/07/13/truth/

http://www.weeklystandard.com/...000/005/324nfvwe.asp

Actually, I read one account of a class of schoolchildren cheering after John F. Kennedy was killed. A grade school teacher, on hearing the news, found herself unable to teach, and announced, "Children, class is dismissed." She followed with, "The President of the United States is dead," but she spoke so quietly and the children were cheering so loudly at class being dismissed that they didn't hear. The films of (presumably Dallas area) children crying outside of Parkland Hospital on November 22, 1963 are quite real and air on every anniversary.
 
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Tonight on TCM at 5:00 p.m. they are screening King of Kings , narration written by
Ray Bradbury and spoken by Orson Welles, both un-credited.


Oh, dear, I caught the end of the 1927 version. Dare I say...I liked parts of it a lot better? Also, Ray shouldn't take too much credit for using the Bible quote at the end of the remake, having doubtless seen the original as a child and never forgetting a film. The exact same quote ends the original, save one which appears after it: "Lo, I am with you always."
 
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...The exact same quote ends the original...


What was the quote, dandelion? I happen to know* that the last lines of narration written by Ray were:

And the sun rose.
And so began a New Day.




*I have seen his manuscript.


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Here is the end of the original. Mark 16:15

Bunch of different English versions: http://biblehub.com/mark/16-15.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lyO_3oL_I4

End of the 1961 version and sorry, those lines are not there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyXeq3gbfXU

Both end with a version of Matthew 28:16-20, which ends, "And lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world,” although the earlier movie omits the last part.

The precise wording of the 1961 version is as follows, which does not seem to be an exact Bible quote but compiled from several verses. “Do you know and love me? Feed my sheep, for my sheep are in all the nations. Go you into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature who hungers. I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

(At this point the disciples begin to disperse and no further word is spoken, either in dialogue or narration.)

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