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R.I.P. Kurt Vonnegut


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It is always sad to see one of the greats go.

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My name is Yon Yonson

I work in Wisconsin

I work in a lumber mill there.

All the people I meet

when I walk down the street

say "Hello, what's your name?" and I say:

My name is Yon Yonson

I live in Wisconsin...

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I should've thought to look for this when I opened the thread:

 

everythingwasbeautiful.jpg

I was just about to quote: "Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt." :D

 

I hope that sentiment was true for the author.

 

I was just reviewing his oeuvre, and I don't think I've read any of his work. This I shall rectify immediately.

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Or Slaughterhouse Five.

"My hovercraft is full of eels!" - Hungarian tourist
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I want to tattoo a map of the Netherlands on my nether lands.
Heja Sverige!!
Everyone should cuffawkle more.
The wrench is your friend. :bat:

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Like that Bruce Willis one, that came out a few years ago. Breakfast Of Champions?

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I want to tattoo a map of the Netherlands on my nether lands.
Heja Sverige!!
Everyone should cuffawkle more.
The wrench is your friend. :bat:

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Yeah, which should've been obvious, since you can't really transpose that novel's charm onto the big screen. Slaughterhouse-Five was just average and boring (I literally fell asleep half-way through). Mother Night - his third best novel, I think - was kinda competent, though, if I remember correctly, Nolte was emoting in all the wrong places; uh, extrude it from the category of adaptation and you might have a pretty decent film.

 

Um, yeah,

 

"I am approaching my fiftieth birthday, Mr. Trout," I said. "I am cleansing and renewing myself for the very different sorts of years to come. Under similar spiritual conditions, Count Tolstoi freed his serfs. Thomas Jefferson freed his slaves. I am going to set at liberty all the literary characters who have served me so loyally during my writing career. "You are the only one I am telling. For the others, tonight will be a night like any other night. Arise, Mr. Trout, you are free, you are free." He arose shamblingly. I might have shaken his hand, but his right hand was injured, so our hands remained dangling at our sides. "Bon voyage," I said. I disappeared.
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One of my colleagues was telling me that in Breakfast of Champions, Vonnegut introduces each character by describing his member... length, girth, the whole shebang.

 

I think I was too stunned at such an ... interesting take on exposition to ask the question I now pose to you, Obsidian literatti: Were there no females in this book? And if there were, how did he introduce them?

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One of my colleagues was telling me that in Breakfast of Champions, Vonnegut introduces each character by describing his member... length, girth, the whole shebang.

Yeah, that's not wholly true - he basically starts touching upon it halfway through; and as far as women are concerned, he details their measurements.

 

My **** was three inches long and five inches in diameter. Its diameter was a world's record as far as I knew. It slumbered now in my Jockey Shorts. And I got out of the car to stretch my legs, which was another soign
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Kurt is up in heaven now. :)

 

p.s. Cat's Cradle, metadigital.

They only have Slaughterhouse Five in my local retarded Waterstones, which I peremptorily surveyed to find that it was a Catch-22 type novel, which caused my enthusiasm for it to wane considerably. (I was expecting them to have Mr Vonnegut's work on sale, to take advantage of the serendipitous marketing event.)

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