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Happy 427th Birthday, Antikas!

If you know anything about anything, surely you’re aware that today is Antikas’ birthday. Our resident programmer and curmudgeon celebrates his 427th birthday today so, in commemoration, I thought we’d run through some important historical events which took place on Antikas’ past birthdays.

Happy Birthday, Antikas, but not too happy. At your age, the strain of trying to stand up, let alone dance might be enough to give you a hernia.

I couldn't find a picture of Antikas.

I couldn’t find a picture of Antikas.

Ray Bradbury (Aug. 22, 1920 – Jun. 5, 2012)

Imagine my surprise today, when opening my browser at work, to discover that Ray Bradbury passed away yesterday at the age of 91. Of course, we all come to an end, and we should all be so lucky as to get to 91 years, but wow… it’s weird to see this headline.

I’ll admit, I haven’t seen much of his work, but I know his influence, and I’ve seen some of his most influential works. When I was young, my dad and I watched The Martian Chronicles and it left me with memories that have haunted me ever since. Mr. Bradbury was able to use the elements of his story to craft something that is rightfully considered a classic in the genre.

Other works of his, not leastways Fahrenheit 451, A Sound of Thunder— honestly, to name only the best of his stories will still take up a full article of its own. You know what? I remember watching a TV adaptation of The Veldt once. Its ostensibly listed as children’s literature on his Wikipedia page. The story of two children addicted to their virtual reality wall of their nursery, and how they ultimately have to eliminate their parents to ensure they are never separated from their precious wall is another one that left indelible marks on my imagination.

I love to write. If I ever rise to being a third as good as Ray Bradbury, I will die a happy man.

www.raybradbury.com

Ray Bradbury – Wikipedia

Ray Bradbury’s Bibliography

Dunkfodder.com:Movie Trivia Teaser

 

Our fellow author Dunkfodder, and operator of our partner site, Dunkfodder.com is giving us a sneak peak at his upcoming movie trivia game with this 25 question sample!

I gave it a test, knowing absolutely nothing about popular culture, movies, or celebrities and being a terrible trivia player in general. I think i did pretty well! 🙂

The trivia app is fun, and has what appears to be a few mini games hidden within in.  I challenge you to beat my high score: 36,400. Post your results in the comments!

 

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