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Examining the text closely. Very closely…

From “Ryan,” B to the F, a Tumbler in which he examines– very closely examines– the novelization of the first of the three Back to the Future films, which was published in advance of the release of the movie…


If you were writing the first words of a novel version of Back to the Future, how would you do it?  Maybe you’d introduce the concept of time being important, like the film did with all them crazy clocks.  Maybe instead you’d introduce Marty and Doc, show who they are and what their relationship is.  Well, anyway, you’re totally wrong!

The correct answer is to KILL EVERYBODY…

Read along– it gets even better– at B to the F…  [TotH to the always-illuminating Pop Loser]


As we explore the frontiers of editorial license, we might recall that it was on this date in 1956, at a party in Cambridge, England, that Fulbright Scholar Sylvia Plath met poet Ted Hughes.

…the one man in the room who was as big as his poems, huge… I screamed in myself, thinking, Oh, to give myself crashing, fighting, to you.

Her wish was granted; they were married later that same year.  Plath killed herself, in London, in 1963, several weeks after The Bell Jar came out; in 1981 her Collected Poems (edited by Hughes, who oversaw her posthumous publications) won the Pulitzer Prize.


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February 26, 2012 at 1:01 am