June 28, 2010

Repent, Harlequin!


You may be the coolest guy at the sf convention, Harlan, but you are still at the sf convention.

Harlan Ellison at Westercon XXVII
Santa Barbara, California
1974, photographer Dik Daniels
from The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society

9 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

I don't know if it's ever cool for an author to be out and about with the name of one of his short stories on the back of his t-shirt.

Then again, he's got a dozen Hugos or so and a handful of Nebulas, so what the hell do I know?

downtown guy said...

I have to suspect that a fan had just given it to him. Otherwise, pretty much the definition of dorky.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

This one's over my head, bro. Help a dumb bitch out.

downtown guy said...

Harlan Ellison is a great writer, mostly of science fiction. The shirt he's wearing in this picture, which was taken at an early sci fi convention, has the name of one of his better known stories. Which is pretty much amazingly dorky, even for a guy that wrote for Star Trek.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Thanks for the back fill. yeah, that is dorky as shit. Laugh.

Ms. Moon said...

What's with the straps coming up off his waist? Were those some sort of weirdo overalls?

downtown guy said...

I think it's just a crazy tight belt and weirdly placed belt loops.

May said...

Nice to see a man wear a belt to make his high, tight pants even higher and tighter! That belt is the underline for his title.

downtown guy said...

It's like a tiny, little girdle.