Thursday, January 07, 2010

Harlan Ellison and Robin Williams on L. Ron Hubbard

This clip is all over the Net but I was unable to come up with anything explaining what circumstances led to this seemingly bizarre pairing. Still, anything Harlan says is worth listening to and the unusually quiet Williams seems to know that, too!

3 comments:

rogue evolent said...

Simply Marvelous...
I had heard bit and pieces of this story before, but it's extra fun to hear Ellison talking about it.
thanks for posting
r/e

Drake said...

Fascinating, i love Harlan and could listen to him forever.

Steve B said...

Not quite that bizarre a pairing. About 20-25 years ago, I attended a "roast" of Harlan and Robin Williams was one of the roasters. Apparently, they're good friends. Robin sat like a "normal person" throughout the event, but when it was his turn, BANG! there was the Robin Williams we all know and love. And, like Drake above, I could listen to Harlan anytime, anywhere. Fascinating character!