Friday, September 21, 2007

H.G. Wells Tells It Like It Is

Today is H.G. Wells' birthday.

Not only did he give write a novel that turned into a brilliant vehicle for Claude Rains...

...And I'm talking about THE INVISIBLE MAN, not RAWHIDE, ok?

Can you imagine an episode of RAWHIDE written by H.G. Wells? Talk about WAGON TRAIN TO THE STARS...

He also wrote THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU which was turned into a "please gouge my eyes out of my head before I have to see any more of this crap" vehicle for Marlon "The Hutt" Brando.

And also, he wrote this sentence, which reads as if it could have been written two hours ago...

As if just this minute, someone asked H.G. Wells his thoughts on this week's failed attempt in the Senate to force a pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq, and he replied...


"It is not reasonable that those that gamble with men's lives should not stake their own."
- H.G. Wells

Just when you thought the human race had made a little progress, everything old is new again.

2 comments:

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

That man had such insight! Probably why he is one of my favorite authors.

Stephen Rader said...

Whim - Believe it or not, I've never read any of his novels. He is definitely added to my reading list.