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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:09 PM

It's not often I suggest candidates, but looking at a photo of the man in the middle, and then taking into account his obesity & his age (86 in August), he would be a serious candidate for 2007, I think. Certainly famous enough, and for his own thread, I think.
Only thing is, he's still doing book signings & obviously his brain seems intact, if not his body, going by the blurb.
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:19 PM

He doesn't look too healthy and he's certainly famous enough
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 07:20 PM

Looks like he was propped up in that photo, and that was 2 years ago!

Certainly one to keep an eye on!
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:12 PM

I think a big part about living and dying is will... when you have an active and zesty life, you can overcome a lot of things that would be terminal in other people. That's the way I feel about Ray Bradbury. While he's certainly one to watch, I feel that he's got a lot of life left in him, and that he'll continue to be signing books and protesting Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11 for a few years yet.
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:23 PM

Yea...he doesn't look very good. Typically people that get pictures with the President stand if the President is standing...it's one of those respect things. If he makes it to next year, he should definitely be on the list.

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:23 PM

That's the guy who wrote a short story on how people are becomming lazy choosing to stay indoors and stare at screens rather than enjoy the out door.

No idea where he got that idea from...
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:29 PM

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He'll be alright. Jim's obviously fixed it for him.
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:37 PM

View PostSlave to the Grave, on Apr 6 2006, 10:29 PM, said:

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He'll be alright. Jim's obviously fixed it for him.

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Judging by the Farenheit 9/11 thing it was probably his wish to meet President Bush.

A little research on Bradbury shows that he is still producing work (even though he may well be dead in that photo).
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 09:47 PM

View PostLife Begins at 5 o'clock, on Apr 6 2006, 02:23 PM, said:

Yea...he doesn't look very good. Typically people that get pictures with the President stand if the President is standing...it's one of those respect things. If he makes it to next year, he should definitely be on the list.

Typically people in wheelchairs are quite unable to stand.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 08:49 PM

View PostCanadian Paul, on Apr 6 2006, 09:47 PM, said:

View PostLife Begins at 5 o'clock, on Apr 6 2006, 02:23 PM, said:

Yea...he doesn't look very good. Typically people that get pictures with the President stand if the President is standing...it's one of those respect things. If he makes it to next year, he should definitely be on the list.

Typically people in wheelchairs are quite unable to stand.

Usually, unless they try to pull off some stunt. Like' everybody gather round..

Look the old man is standing and is about to speak.

In a situation such as this respect comes in many many forms.

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Posted 19 April 2006 - 11:30 PM

View PostBanshees Scream, on Apr 7 2006, 08:49 PM, said:

View PostCanadian Paul, on Apr 6 2006, 09:47 PM, said:

View PostLife Begins at 5 o'clock, on Apr 6 2006, 02:23 PM, said:

Yea...he doesn't look very good. Typically people that get pictures with the President stand if the President is standing...it's one of those respect things. If he makes it to next year, he should definitely be on the list.

Typically people in wheelchairs are quite unable to stand.

Usually, unless they try to pull off some stunt. Like' everybody gather round..

Look the old man is standing and is about to speak.

In a situation such as this respect comes in many many forms.

He looks decrepid(sp) though. It'll be him and Arthur C. Clarke and Studs Terkel, all right in a row.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:33 AM

View PostLife Begins at 5 o'clock, on Apr 19 2006, 04:30 PM, said:

He looks decrepid(sp) though. It'll be him and Arthur C. Clarke and Studs Terkel, all right in a row.

Do you have a picture of Studs Turkel's decrepitness? I can't find one where he looks all that bad. In fact, I've been looking into him for 2007 perhaps, and a picture might sway me.

As for ACC, it's nice to hear some positive (negative? :lol: ) thinking about one of my candidates for once...
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:50 AM

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He looks decrepid(sp) though. It'll be him and Arthur C. Clarke and Studs Terkel, all right in a row.



Do you have a picture of Studs Turkel's decrepitness? I can't find one where he looks all that bad. In fact, I've been looking into him for 2007 perhaps, and a picture might sway me.

As for ACC, it's nice to hear some positive (negative? ) thinking about one of my candidates for once...

I saw Studs Turkel for the first time on the Daily Show only last week and he looked very well to me. I'm putting him in the "spry" category - now that doesn't mean he won't drop dead tomorrow, but I think there are much better options looking at really ill people first.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 11:56 AM

Rod steiggeer was in a movie tyhe other lasrt night and it alwway s evokes memorys of when I read the illusteated man buy Mr. Bearedbyrry.


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Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:06 PM

Ray Bradbury forecasts highs for humanity

Just found this article on CNN regarding Bradbury's forthcoming birthday

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:25 PM

Yesterday wasn't it? I posted on the possibles thread, I'd forgotton this one. Also mentioned that his longevity might be largely down to caution. Despite the exciting transport peppered throughout his novels he's never driven and flew for the first time in his sixties. Been a bit wary of transport since witnessing a blood spattered and fatal car crash when he was a young 'un.
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:37 PM

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Aug 23 2006, 09:25 PM, said:

Yesterday wasn't it? I posted on the possibles thread, I'd forgotton this one. Also mentioned that his longevity might be largely down to caution. Despite the exciting transport peppered throughout his novels he's never driven and flew for the first time in his sixties. Been a bit wary of transport since witnessing a blood spattered and fatal car crash when he was a young 'un.

I didn't see your posting in the possibilities thread, I just did a quick search and remembered he had a thread of his own and that it hadn't been updated in a while.

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 09:25 PM

I didn't remember he had a thread of his own. Dl eh? So much action, so little time to stop and think!
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 11:36 PM

Candidate research shows that Bradbury has a sort of blog ala Tammy Faye.

Seems to be doing a lot better than her however...
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:22 PM

Bradbury makes public appearance at library.

Included picture makes him look healthier (and somewhat fatter) than the last one.
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