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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 11:01 PM

110. I wonder what the next Bradbury, maybe born in 2000 or 2020 will see to write about.

The odds of a great one are pretty good out of the global population, though having largely tried to remove dirt and danger from growing up here, I wonder how their imaginations and spirit will be fed. I know they're safer, and needed to be...

From above -

"“When I was born in 1920,”" he said in 2000, "“the auto was only 20 years old. Radio didn’'t exist. TV didn’t exist. I was born at just the right time to write about all of these things."”



and from the last link about Bradbury on WEE -

"Bradbury, who died Tuesday at age 91, said often that all of his stories, no matter how fantastic or frightening they might be, were metaphors for everyday life and everything it entailed. And they all came from his childhood.

"The great thing about my life is that everything I've done is a result of what I was when I was 12 or 13," he said in 1982.

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In many ways, he was always that 12-year-old boy who was inspired to become a writer after a chance meeting with a carnival magician called Mr. Electrico who, to Bradbury's delight, tapped him with his sword and said: "Live forever!"

"I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard," Bradbury said later. "I started writing every day. I never stopped.""Bradbury, who died Tuesday at age 91, said often that all of his stories, no matter how fantastic or frightening they might be, were metaphors for everyday life and everything it entailed. And they all came from his childhood."
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That poor magician might get tased into submission and arrested today -

btw, thank you for your work on WEE, folks.



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