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Ray Bradbury

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The Resume

    (August 22, 1920-June 5, 2012)
    Wrote 'The Martian Chronicles,' 'The Illustrated Man,' 'Fahrenheit 451,' 'The October Country,' 'Dandelion Wine,' 'A Medicine for Melancholy,' 'Something Wicked This Way Comes,' 'I Sing the Body Electric!,' Quicker Than the Eye,' 'Driving Blind' and 'From the Dust Returned'

Why he might be annoying:

    He was a newspaper boy (1938-1942).
    He never attended college, but claimed he 'graduated' from the library at twenty-eight (1947)
    He is afraid to fly.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He wrote the 'Moby Dick' screenplay.
    His 'Fahrenheit 451' is his statement against censorship (paper combusts into flames at 451°F).
    He won the O. Henry Memorial Award, Benjamin Franklin Award, World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, Gandalf Award for Lifetime Contribution to Fantasy, Locus Award, Prometheus Award and the PEN (Poets & playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award.
    The National Book Foundation award him its Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (November 15, 2000).
    He said: 'While art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all.'
    He recovered from a stroke.
    He's brought 'Ray Bradbury Theatre' to the Sci-Fi Channel.
    Not wishing to be involved in politics he was upset with Michael Moore parodying his 'Fahrenheit 451' for his political anti-Bush 'Fahrenheit 911.'
    Research: Tim Howard

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 21 Votes: 38.10% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 31 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 35 Votes: 48.57% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 236 Votes: 54.66% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 40.91% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 91 Votes: 43.96% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 57 Votes: 38.60% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 69 Votes: 36.23% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 118 Votes: 45.76% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 210 Votes: 40.95% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 271 Votes: 43.17% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 406 Votes: 41.63% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 857 Votes: 42.36% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2164 Votes: 36.23% Annoying