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  1. Kent McManigal
    Kent McManigal March 29, 2012 8:13 pm

    I hope this brings him a boat full of precious metals!

  2. Claire
    Claire March 29, 2012 8:28 pm

    I’d like to think that, too. 🙂 But if I recall correctly, he sold them the right to use the ad for a relatively modest flat fee. So he’ll just have to settle for fame and glory.

    Oh. And also a cameo appearance in the film.

  3. naturegirl
    naturegirl March 29, 2012 8:44 pm

    This is one of the examples I always use when trying to explain how ones’ intentions can be hijacked by fate and become it’s own phenomenon, LOL….

    Did that novel ever get finished/published?

  4. Ellendra
    Ellendra March 29, 2012 8:51 pm

    Will he admit to placing the “psychic wanted” ad? I’ve been tempted to apply for that just to say I did, lol.

  5. Claire
    Claire March 29, 2012 9:04 pm

    naturegirl — Exactly. John probably would never even have revealed that the ad was his, except that so many others were claiming authorship or just using it without credit. When he did admit it, turned out the filmmakers were already looking for him. That’s one cool coincidence.

    Novel. You mean John’s novel? I understand he’s got several in the works, but the one he had hoped to publish this year is back in rewrites, unfortunately.

  6. Claire
    Claire March 29, 2012 9:05 pm

    Did I miss that one? Psychic wanted?

  7. pde10
    pde10 March 29, 2012 9:23 pm

    A bunch of us at are really looking forward to the movie.

  8. naturegirl
    naturegirl March 30, 2012 2:20 am

    Claire, if I remember the story correctly those were the beginning sentences of a novel he was writing (or had written or wanted to write or something LOL) and he grabbed it to put in the ad because it was already written/ready to go….I’ll have to go back and find it and see if I have it wrong, old age *sigh*……

    Anyway, I always thought it ironic it became famous before it had been used in it’s original intention…..

  9. Claire
    Claire March 30, 2012 6:11 am

    Oooohhhh, yeah. Good memory, naturegirl. That book. I don’t think he ever wrote it, though he could have it in manuscript somewhere.

  10. Matt, another
    Matt, another March 30, 2012 7:34 am

    Great. I will actually go to the theater for that one.

  11. Joel
    Joel March 30, 2012 8:24 am

    That looks like a great movie. I may ask Ian to rip it off.

  12. MJR
    MJR March 30, 2012 8:38 am

    I hope the movie lives up to the expectations but I refuse to get all worked up about it. The last time I was hyped was for a movie from one of my favorite TV shows, Firefly which turned out to be a major letdown. As Spider Robinson wrote “Time travelers, strictly cash.”

  13. dsc
    dsc March 30, 2012 11:52 am

    Psychic wanted: you know where to apply. (was on the joke page of a past BHM issue) I still get a kick out of it!

  14. Ellendra
    Ellendra March 30, 2012 9:06 pm

    I think it was a few issues ago, but there was an ad in the classified section, the same wording as what dsc posted. I immediately thought of John.

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