light it up

The media heavily reported Ray Bradbury’s death on the 5th and ironically reduced his life to a series of factoids and partial information devoid of context. Stephen Colbert offered what I think is the best possible tribute to this marvellous and iconic author. He publicly burned a copy of Fahrenheit 451. Mad respect. Sort of like a summer time Guy Fawkes Night.

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2 Responses to light it up

  1. nala7299 says:

    saw that..mad respect, indeed

  2. tess says:

    I wikipediaed Fahrenheit 451 after reading your post. Topical snippet from the wiki page:
    “The novel has been the subject of various interpretations, primarily focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas. Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship, but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context.”

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