There's a good chance that if there hadn't been a Forrest J. Ackerman, I might not be the man I am today. Now you have someone to blame.
Ackerman made monsters cool with his magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. I read it voraciously as a kid and it's quite possible that it might be responsible for my love of monsters and my particular brand of smart ass humor. Well, that and Mad Magazine.
Forry, I've missed your magazine for a long time. Now, I have to miss you too.