God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

10:30 AM -- Kurt Vonnegut is dead.

He said: "Perhaps, when we remember wars, we should take off our clothes and paint ourselves blue and go on all fours all day long and grunt like pigs. That would surely be more appropriate than noble oratory and shows of flags and well-oiled guns." [Cat's Cradle, 1963]

He said: "Here’s what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. And like so many addicts about to face cold turkey, our leaders are now committing violent crimes to get what little is left of what we’re hooked on." [Cold Turkey, 2004]

He said: "The moral of the story is, is we're here on Earth to fart around." [PBS interview, 2005]

He said: "Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith. I consider the capacity for it terrifying." [Mother Night, 1961]

He said: "And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, 'Kurt is up in heaven now.' That's my favorite joke." [A Man Without a Country, 2005]

So it goes.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 3:10:31 PM
re: God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut Now there was a PR man with a sense of humor.

Listen, I'll miss you Mr. V. Breakfast of Champions is in my top five of all time, and no amount of bad chemicals can make me change my mind.

May he rest in peace with the flowers, the worm poop, and so on.
Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:10:31 PM
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Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:10:31 PM
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Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:10:30 PM
re: God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut From his poem, "Requiem," published in A Man Without a Country (2005):

When the last living thing

has died on account of us,

how poetical it would be

if Earth could say,

in a voice floating up


from the floor

of the Grand Canyon,

"It is done."

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