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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-05 01:47 PM
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39. ideas need to be smashed when they become icons
then they are ossified and have lost their original intent.

I am not sure that I can remember Ellison being humble enough to admit that he is an a$$hole. Those who wear the label a$$hole as a badge of honor are the biggest a$$holes of all. The whole point of calling someone an a$$hole is to get them to behave better and stop being such an a$$hole. The a$$holes who are proud of their a$$holishness are too far gone for that, and the only thing you can do, as Santa did in "Miracle on 34th Street", is bop them over the head with your umbrella.

Usually I find with books or short stories that are made into TV shows or movies, that the written word is markedly superior to the video. Not always, "The Neverending Story" and "The Wizard of Oz" movies are better than the books, and a decent Twilight Zone episode was made out of "The Last Defender of Camelot" I was surprised with Ellison's script, especially since it won a prestigious award.

Iconoclasts do not get to replace the icons they break, usually they are stoned to death by an angry mob, or defenestrated by the icon security goons.
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