The Final Pathetic Bleatings of the Forum
I humbly request the wisdom of Ayn RandReplies:
How come you never wrote a book about an Objectivist with an
average IQ trying to make it in the "real" world? The
people you wrote about were obviously talented and could
afford to stick to their beliefs. You never really mention
how a "dime-a-dozen" receptionist-type person can hope to
That's an unforgiveable oversight, since most people are a
"dime-a-dozen" and few people are truly creative.
And what would happen to the mentally disabled people like
myself (haha, I beat some of you mean panelists to the
Oh, one more question Rand, if you have the time: Do you
think parents who don't provide their kids with an education
should be charged with child abuse? After all, they would
really be guaranteeing their childrens' helplessness.
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Or, that is, it never rains in the machine room
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Although I am best known for my parafictional novels, the work I am most proud of is the seven seasons I spent as head writer on the TV show "Alice".
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Specifically, the character of "Flo" is modeled after the Dagny Taggart paradigm. Resourceful, strong-willed, and independent, Flo achieves her goals without compromise and without the benefit of unusual intelligence or beauty, crutches that other women rely on all too often.
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The show was cancelled in 1985 by short-sighted bureaucrats who failed to appreciate the incredible long-term profit potential---not to mention the potential for the enhancement of the human psyche---of the Alice franchise.
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Naturally, I still have my notes for the story arc for "Alice: The Second Decade". I am waiting for the right time to pitch this to the networks. Tartikoff was the one person who truly understood my work; his death has been a crushing blow.
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In "Alice: The Second Decade", Flo's trademark saying "Kiss My Grits" will (d)evolve into the more haunting "Who is John Galt?", which pervaded my runaway bestseller Atlas Shrugged. This will cause her to question her relationship with short-order-cook Mel; at issue particularly is whether she is being fairly compensated for her labor.
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This dissatisfaction will lead her to invent a new kind of steel which will revolutionize the railroad industry, if she can overcome the inertia and corruption of the men who control it, whose only ability is to preserve the status quo.
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