OK, much less crankypants for two reasons:
1) Less than an hour before I leave
2) Just had an amazing chat with Harlan Ellison. He's the subject of a new documentary called "Dreams With Sharp Teeth," which will screen at South By Southwest (SXSW) where I'll be in early March.
Here is the knock-knock joke he told me within seconds of getting on the phone:
ME: Who's there?
HE: Objective Case.
ME: Objective Case who?
HE: No, that would be "Objective Case Whom"!
And so it went….