RIP Richards Matheson. He was one of the greatest genre writers of the 20th century. His story, I Am Legend, was made over many times into movies. He wrote some of the iconic episodes of Twilight Zone, as well as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Star Trek, The Night Gallery, The Night Stalker, etc. Other movies based on his books, Somewhere in Time, Trilogy of Terror, Duel, Legend of Hell House, The Incredible Shrinking Man, What Dreams May Come, and most recently, The Box, and Real Steel.
That’s one prolific life. RIP, Mr. Matheson, and thanks for the many, many entertaining stories.
I saw that he had died but didn’t know who he was, thanks Matt.
FFoF did a collection of Videos Good to see “The Raven” trotted out. The man’s work will live forever, God rest him.
I have a copy of the film “What Dreams May Come”. I could watch it in honor of Matheson’s passing, but it’d leave me a blubbering, weeping mess.
And not, btw, because I care that much about Matheson. Just so you know.
That movie stuck with me also. I wish they would have had a different lead other than Robin Williams, but it was quite an indelible story.
Matheson wished they had a different lead also … and a different director, for that one. Read his, “I Am Legend” book, with his other short stories.
No gay marriage decisions today. Whichever punch bowl they decide to shit in, they’ll wait til the plane is on the tarmac ready for vacation.
Good news on the Voting Rights Act case though.
Ok, so you think it’s good. All I’m hearing on the radio is that both sides are crying over it. That actually made me think they did the right thing. I firmly believe that you are usually just about right if you piss off equal numbers on opposing sides of an issue. Just about right or horribly horribly wrong…..
Well… they basically allowed States to control their own gerrymandering of districts and not allow the Feds to interfere. It should, I think, also allow the voter ID laws to go through.
I’m still confused (shocker). Isn’t this the same court who recently denied Arizona the ability to enforce its own state Voter ID law?
“Today’s decision invalidating one of its core provisions upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent,” Obama said.”
Well, considering they were only discriminatory when Democrats were in control, I figure the huge political change of these states becoming conservative and Republican controlled shows that the racist history of those states has successfully been left behind.
Coffee, krullers and Congress! Do.The.Right,Thing.!
Let. It. Burn
You forgot the last period.
You leave the man and his never-ending fire alone.
Custer was a Democrat,by the way.He coveted the Democratic nomination for President,and some say this had something to do with his actions on June 25.That I don’t know(Grant despised him).Was he physically courageous?He certainly was…proved that in the Civil War.Was he a great commander of men?…hell no.He was rash and impetuous.The late Evan Connell wrote a book on him called “Son of the Morning Star”(what the Crow Indians called called him).I highly recommend it.
Some of the old cathedrals in Europe took over a hundred years to finish,so that isn’t unusual…takes money to build.Ken Follett wrote a novel about the building of a cathedral,”The Pillars of the Earth”.Very good,as is the miniseries on DVD.
I don’t think G*d had anything to do with that. That was “architect-ed” in a surgeon’s office in the 90210 zip code.
Udderly ridiculous!! Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. So, she married silicone, don’t jugg-judge her.
Silicone: A class of semi-organic polymers comprising chains of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms, modified with various organic groups attached to the silicone atoms. The silicone resins, possessing good electrical properties and strength at high temperature, can be processed with glass reinforcements by compression and injection molding. Mixtures of silanediols and triols are copolymerized to yield thermosetting resins. Also known as ORGANOPOLYSILOXANES. There’s nothing artificial about that! The defense draws a heaving breath and rests!!
Heh…I get it.
“Pillars of the Earth” was a good read, but maddeningly depressing. I kept waiting for one of the protagonists to catch a break. C’est la vie.