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So long, Slaughter House Five

POSTED BY: NEWOLDBROWNCOAT
UPDATED: Monday, April 16, 2007 09:15
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007 8:32 PM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. died Wednesday at age 84, apparrently as a result of brain injuries suffered in a fall at home. He was a genius and an inspiration.

So it goes...


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Wednesday, April 11, 2007 8:50 PM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


*pauses for a moment of silence*

This is a great loss.

"Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:07 PM

COZEN


Quote:

Originally posted by NewOldBrownCoat:
So it goes...



"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."

Good night, Kurt. Thanks for the stories. Good and bad, funny and sad.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2007 9:15 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Damn shame. Helluva writer. Check out "Breakfast of Champions" if you haven't read it before. Weird wild stuff.

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned." http://www.myspace.com/6ixstringjack

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Thursday, April 12, 2007 12:14 AM

LITTLEALBATROSS29


I am sitting at my computer crying.
Vonnegut is one of my all time favorite authors ..The world is much darker place without him.

"We probably could have saved ourselves, but we were too damned lazy to try very hard... and too damn cheap," he once suggested carving into a wall on the Grand Canyon, as a message for flying-saucer creatures


Bryce


tommorow is our permanent address
and there they'll scarcely find us(if they do,
we'll move away still further:into now

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Thursday, April 12, 2007 1:06 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK


That's how I felt about Hunter Thompson. I feel your pain. I never read anything by Vonnegut that I didn't like.

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned." http://www.myspace.com/6ixstringjack

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Thursday, April 12, 2007 1:09 AM

LITTLEALBATROSS29


I love Hunter Tompson too..
There's nothing out there quite like Fear And Loathing ..

You've got good taste Jack !

Bryce
******


tommorow is our permanent address
and there they'll scarcely find us(if they do,
we'll move away still further:into now

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Thursday, April 12, 2007 3:41 AM

DAYVE



I just read A Man without a Country' - in which Vonnegut says, "(If I die — God forbid — I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?)"

Good or bad, I have enjoyed reading this man's work for many years. Thank you sir, may you be at peace.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007 3:55 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


There will never be another like him. I've read nearly every one of his books, several of them many times, and will do so again.

God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut.



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Thursday, April 12, 2007 4:01 AM

DEEPGIRL187


Amazing writer and an amazing man. I read Slaughterhouse Five in the 9th grade, and I've been in love ever since. All of his books are definitely worth a read. I'd also suggest Welcome To The Monkeyhouse, one of his short story collections.

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"If you want to win a war, you must serve no master but your ambition."


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Thursday, April 12, 2007 5:02 AM

CYBERSNARK


A great loss, but may his words live on long after everyone here has crumbled to dust.

Condolences to his friends and family.

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We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.

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Monday, April 16, 2007 9:04 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Gonna bump this back up. I just found an obituary piece on Huffington.Post.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/20070414/cm_huffpost/
045834;_ylt=As1uBAePsrqycoCr3GxxVNQd6sgF

quotes from Vonnegut's last public speaking appearance. He spoke out, predictably, against the Iraq War and President Bush.

If you're a leftie, his words will inspire as they always did.

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Monday, April 16, 2007 9:15 AM

TRISTAN


My introduction to his works came relatively late...Galapagos in about '87 (published in '85, I believe), but then I went after more of his writings. Great author, and very hard to put his books down. Great loss.

______________________________________
Commanding Officer of the 76th Independent Battalion.


More Information: http://76thbattalion.homestead.com/index.html

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