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Millard - 2007-11-09
I get what he's saying and all, but Harlan's always seemed like a dick whenever I hear him talk.
baleen - 2007-11-09

Everybody does interviews for free. Yes Harlan, everybody knows you're an asshole.

NineEleven - 2007-11-09
YOU can go to the store and buy it, Motherfucker! YOU can buy it!!
Phil - 2007-11-09
was he complaining that he didn't get a free copy of the DVD right after a long rant about how he doesn't give anything for free?

oswaldtheluckyrabbit - 2007-11-09
Hey, he stood up to Frank Sinatra. That takes balls.
Maggot Brain - 2007-11-09
The moral of the story is assholes work for free.
boner - 2007-11-09
Will remember this next time I see job postings on Craig's List that offer no money.
Aelric - 2007-11-09
he has a mouth and can scream just fine.
Xiphias - 2007-11-09
five stars just for this statement

Ahriman the Creepy Lurker - 2007-11-09
The thing with Harlan is, right or wrong he's always that same angry gnome with a chip on his shoulder.
Jeff Fries - 2007-11-09
Wherr's me pot 'o gold
dueserpenti - 2007-11-09
What a Jew.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2007-11-09
How dare you not send me the interview of me that I was there for!
bowie - 2007-11-09
What, have you guys ever met anyone who has ever even spoken the words, much less written for, "Babylon 5" and not been an antisocial dick?
5 stars for the Ticktockman
revdrew - 2007-11-09
I've never seen someone so deserving of a punch in the face in my life.

Even if he does have a point.
Derrida - 2007-11-09
Don't use that interview that I gave you to use, but send me free DVD's or else!
FABIO2 - 2008-02-26
I think he meant they don't send you a free DVD even if you do agree to do it.

zatojones - 2007-11-09
5 stars because he has a point. -1 because he's the model for every know-it-all asshole nerd who thinks everyone needs to hear his screeds on being a misunderstood and mistreated genius. -1 because he's so short.
Meerkat - 2007-11-09
I believe you have my stapler...?
Maggot Brain - 2007-11-09
Is it just me or does he have the Electric Light Orchestra space ship in the background?
Dinky Patterson - 2007-11-09
Roachbud's a professional writer. Does poeTV pay him anything?
Maggot Brain - 2007-11-09
No, poeTV is just a buch of ass holes.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2007-11-09
I thought he was a...a...a oh never mind I forgot.

Aelric - 2007-11-09

zatojones - 2007-11-09
Just like Dalton

Roachbud - 2007-11-09
I'm a bouncer-reporter - reporters, especially ones just out of school don't make shit

Dinky Patterson - 2007-11-09
Superman's a reporter, too.

Rodents of Unusual Size - 2007-11-10
Superman was a bouncer.

Gagnon II - 2009-08-08
Superman was also a dick.

StanleyPain - 2007-11-09
Much as I sometimes hate this guy, i cannot bring myself to deduct stars from the guy whom absorbed so much of my reading time throughout the years.
Feyd - 2007-11-10
I do the job. I get paid. Makes sense.
kingarthur - 2007-11-10
I love Harlan, angry little jew-stereotype that he is. So, Roachbud, are you a bouncer who also does reporting, or a reporter who covers the world of bouncers?
GoneGirl - 2007-11-26
"I get so angry about this."

Oh, Harlan, this and everything else on God's green earth.
Baldr - 2007-12-01
So, presumably someone paid him for an interview that consisted of a rant about how he demands to be paid for interviews?

I think that's worth a few stars.
Binro the Heretic - 2008-01-01
I love the guy, bitter, cynical mean-spirited prick though he may be.

You have to bear in mind Ellison, and just about all writers of his era, were fucked over a lot in their early careers. Their creativity was exploited by people who were nowhere near as creative. They stuffed their own pockets, took credit for the success of the shows and tried to cut the writers out of the picture.

The current TV writer's strike is a good example of this. Networks are earning advertising revenue by posting clips & episodes on the Internet. The people who created and wrote the shows rightfully deserve a piece of that action.

People don't buy DVD box sets for the episodes. They buy them for all the extra bits. Why shouldn't Ellison be paid, even if it's only a little, for his contribution?
charmlessman - 2008-01-30
5 Stars for the guy who got fired on his first day at Disney for joking about a Disney porn. http://www.snopes.com/disney/wdco/ellison.asp

He was taking some angry candy that day.
Robin Kestrel - 2011-02-05
At Disney, nobody fucks with the Mouse.

FABIO2 - 2008-02-26
The entire film/television industry is probably the absolute worst case of employers trying to get people to work for free on the promise of "great experience!" and "getting your name out there".
FABIO2 - 2008-02-28
I've also been searching forever for an abandonware copy of the I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream game, but the only place I can find it is in the official Harlan Ellison store for 30 fucking dollars, for a 10 year old adventure game.

It all makes sense now.

King of Balls - 2008-04-24
Same exact experience here.

FABIO2 - 2008-05-21
Film industry or hunting down a copy of his game? o_O

positively - 2008-04-22
the hugest asshole ever
The God of Biscuits - 2008-07-18
I always demand to have my spleen removed for free.
EVILdogshu - 2008-08-08
I love listening to whiny men for 3.5 minutes.

j lzrd / swift idiot - 2008-09-21

Keefu - 2008-10-14
Harlan Ellison is the most lovable short, angry jew in the whole world.
sparklefatty - 2008-11-18
If it wasn't for wikipedia, I wouldn't even know who this dickwad was. Did he pay wikipedia? DID HE?
tamago - 2011-02-12
How fucking retarded are you that you have no clue who one of the most prolific writers of the modern age is?

Robin Kestrel - 2009-05-26
Pay him. Pay that man his money.
Footslave - 2009-06-29
"Is Warner Brothers standing on a corner with a tin cup?"
Lies, lies, LIES! - 2010-06-07
"I sell my soul, but at the highest rates."
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