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Ten Things You Should Know About Ray Bradbury

(courtesy of Mental Floss)

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3. Not only did Bradbury never get a driver’s license, he didn’t believe in cars for anyone. His own personal aversion came from seeing a fatal car accident when he was just 16. In 1996, he told Playboy, “I saw six people die horribly in an accident. I walked home holding on to walls and trees. It took me months to begin to function again.  So I don’t drive. But whether I drive or not is irrelevant. The automobile is the most dangerous weapon in our society—cars kill more than wars do.

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I remember Ray Bradbury fondly for Twilight Zone’s I Sing The Body Electric, and Alfred Hitchcock Hour’s The Jar. Of course, I AM a child of television.  He and Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein are my Sci-Fi triumvirate.

Bradbury didn’t fly, either – he took trains.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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10 thoughts on “Ten Things You Should Know About Ray Bradbury

  1. “He took trains.” Yeah, because no one ever died in a train wreck.

    Oh, wait. ;)

    Posted by Rev. Paul | September 26, 2013, 8:40 am
  2. he didn’t believe in cars for anyone

    I know people react differently to traumatic things but ol’ Ray seems quite the leftist vag.

    Posted by KM | September 26, 2013, 9:00 am
  3. Yeah, definitely a ‘different’ individual! But he wrote good stories!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | September 26, 2013, 9:26 am
  4. Wow. To me what makes a strong person is knowing that what you are doing has killed thousands before – like walking down the stairs – yet doing it well enough (or being lucky enough) to live and tell about it.

    After all, none of us gets out of this alive.

    Posted by Fill Yer Hands | September 26, 2013, 3:19 pm
  5. Asimov wouldn’t fly.

    Still adore Bradbury.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | September 30, 2013, 11:15 am

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