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Terminator

Posted 11 May 2008 - 10:06 PM

Clarke always claimed he had moved there for the scuba diving, a sport he loved.


I bet he enjoyed "diving" with the youths..... I wonder if he was ever affected by "the bends"????

Youth in Asia

Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:16 PM

Arthur C Carked?

Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:57 PM

Hello all - just to say Ive been watching from afar for a while and now am getting involved - great list - had to check as soon as I heard the news of A.C.C - the space oddity himself!, on target for a good year I'd say. Got myself the deathlist tee shirt and surprised to see how many people noticed it when I was at the circus of horrors recently!! :)

Anubis the Jackal

Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:15 PM

The Aussies, however, are far less recitent...

Like many writers, Clarke sometimes generated headlines that had no connection with his writing. Most notoriously, in 1998 the London Sunday Mirror published a report in which Clarke was quoted as saying that he saw no harm in pedophilia, provided the child had at least reached puberty.

He furiously repudiated the views attributed to him, the paper subsequently retracted and an inquiry by police in Sri Lanka, where he lived, found no grounds for prosecution.

But the innuendo continued. In part, this was because of Clarke's reticence about discussing his sexuality - a marriage in 1953 had broken up after six months, and later scandal-hunting journalists presumed he was gay (though when they asked he said he was merely "cheerful").


And, in part, the innuendo arose from the fact that he lived in Sri Lanka, which the scandal hunters insinuated was a pedophile's paradise and where rumours, though never proof, abounded. Clarke always claimed he had moved there for the scuba diving, a sport he loved.

maryportfuncity

Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:11 PM

A bit cryptic but:

Arthur C Clarke: Also Sprach The Grim Reaper.

Redmega

Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:24 PM

How about "Sri Lankan kids breathe a collective sigh of relief"


In Jeopardy your nick would be the most suitable answer to the question: 'what used to be Arthur C. Clarke's favourite pastime?'

The obits don't seem to stress his...er... juvenile inclination too much though.


There was a small segment stapled onto the end of the bbc news24 videobit last night. Ran about 5 seconds of asian kids playing in the dirt followed with the narration (something like) "There were numerous allegations of inappropriate behaviour regarding minors levelled at him in the past, although none were proven.", but certainly stopped short of calling him a notorious paedo.

Grim_Rita

Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:02 PM

2008: A Death Odyssey? :)

Tomb raider

Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:01 PM

How about "Sri Lankan kids breathe a collective sigh of relief"


In Jeopardy your nick would be the most suitable answer to the question: 'what used to be Arthur C. Clarke's favourite pastime?'

The obits don't seem to stress his...er... juvenile inclination too much though.

Youth in Asia

Posted 19 March 2008 - 02:35 PM

How about "Sri Lankan kids breathe a collective sigh of relief"

Real Madron

Posted 19 March 2008 - 03:10 AM

Do we have a headline?


"No More Mr Sci-Fi" ??

Perfect :)

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