June 15th, 2004
|12:16 am - LET'S ANNOY HARLAN ELLISON!|
It all started when the Something Awful forums goon known as The Dirtkeeper posted a thread explaining how he'd just gotten "punked by Harlan Ellison." Apparently Ellison, taking great umbrage over an article by The Dirtkeeper which called him a "trekkie", called up T.D. at home (home, mind you!) and threatened to "nail [his] fucking head to a goddamn coffee table."
Now that in and of itself is hilarious when you think about it, and The Dirtkeeper seemed to be taking it all in good humor. However, Lowtax decides that he, too, wants to be cussed out by Harlan, so he writes one of the funniest SA frontpage articles in recent memory, entitled LET'S ANNOY HARLAN ELLISON!
We can only hope Ellison rises to the occasion and delivers a blistering salvo of abuse, and we can only hope that Lowtax documents it thoroughly for the enjoyment of all. I'll keep you posted as to what develops.
when only one in a long-disbanded group of seven is dead, I don't know that it's required to refer to the remainder as "the surviving members". seems to me it adds an unneccessary macabre/melancholy tinge. One doesn't go around speaking of the surviving members of Smashing Pumpkins.
You did see what they did with Graham's "ashes" during the 20th Reunion, right?
The Pythons seem to have no quibbles with the macabre.
Oh of course they don't (god what an ghastly joke... still one can only assume Graham would have found it funniest of all... I'm not talking about darkening the always-light-and-fluffy Python galaxy, I'm just observing that it may be kind of weird to describe them as "the surviving members" when only one of them's ever shuffled off this mortal coil, as it were. It just makes it sound like their ranks were decimated, when in fact they were only reduced by 14-15 per cent or so.
Decimation originally meant the killing of one in ten, so a 14-15% reduction in numbers represents a heavier loss. [/pedant]
WHAT!? Reducing by one in ten rather than to one in ten!? God damn, so what you're telling me is that "decimating" used to be some real pussy shit? Well screw that!
It'll still seriously wreck your day if you're among the one in ten, though.
|Date:||June 15th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)|| |
I must say, I love this sentence:
Harlan Ellison rocks ass and is crazier than a sombrero full of Hunter S. Thompsons.
I SAW WHAT YOU DID
HOO HOO HOOOOOO
Hee hee hee.
Did you also see Harlan's reply, which was way before my post?