And sorry to everybody else I took a shot at in the thread -- I should know better than to be thin-skinned when in MetaTalk. Does it make my apology less sincere if I mention this place is a machismo-filled boyzone?
posted by anildash at 8:10 PM PST on March 5 [+ 2 favorites]
"If I went in my pants, that would be really unprofessional. If anybody saw me, you know, walking around — it would have froze. So I'd have icy urine on my pants."
Ackerman is also notable for having coined the term "sci-fi" by analogy with "hi-fi". Although many serious science fiction fans hated the phrase, considering it gimmicky and disrespectful, it gained widespread usage by the early 1960s. Harlan Ellison has derided it as a "hideous neologism" that "sounds like crickets fucking," a comment to which Ackerman fans responded by producing buttons bearing the slogan, "I love copulating crickets."
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