Sorry, no humorous post from me today. (Well, more accurately I should say no attempt at a humorous post today)
Arthur C. Clarke passed today.
He was the last survivor of "The Big Three" masters of Science Fiction. Most people will recognize "2001: A Space Odyssey" even if they do not understand it! It was a spectacularly mind bending book and it was an utterly terrible movie other than the special effects (which were ground breaking).
When the sequel, 2010, came out I saw Arthur C. Clarke on a talk show pimping 2010 the movie. The host said to him. "Mr. Clark, before we talk about 2010 would you mind quickly going over 2001 because I just did not get that movie."
Without missing a beat and in his British accent Arthur replied, "My dear lady, I wrote the novel 2001 and I don't understand the movie either."
I almost fell off the couch laughing!
I do hope that right about now he is saying, "My God, it's full of stars!"
A brilliant mind and an engaging story teller- the last surviving participant of an era when a new art form came into it's own.
He will be missed.
Blue Skies Arthur, Blue skies.
Read a little more about him HERE