The world has lost one of its great imaginative writers. Mr. Vonnegut was a genius, iconoclast and humorist. I will read one of his books in his honor and you should too, especially if you haven't read one before. Some of my favorites are: Slaughterhouse-Five, Bluebeard, Cat's Cradle and Good Morning Mrs. Rosewater. There are nearly a couple dozen more to choose from, so what'ya say...go read a Vonnegut book.
A Vonnegut self-portrait
Aw shit. I also recommend Breakfast of Champions, one of his more batshit crazier novels, but an incredibly fun read.
I think I'll have to read Slaughter-House 5 again this weekend.
Don't forget to thumb your nose at God, Kurt!
Atrios has a little passage from Slaughterhouse Five posted.
let's try that again.
An exam question for my graduate class "Clouds and Aerosols" involved a story by Kurt Vonnegut. The question was:
Kurt Vonnegut, the novelist, has a brother Burt who is an expert in cloud seeding. In one of Kurt's books the military is imagined to have invented a thermodynamically stable form of ice (ice 9) whose melting pointing point is above room temperature, The purpose of ice 9 is to make bridges of ice across rivers. What would be the likely outcome of throwing some of this ice 9 into a river?
Answer: The earth would freeze over, as all water would crystalize to form "ice 9".
Here he is on the daily show, I believe just a few months ago:
Let's all take a moment to honor the great writer.
As for MMMan, I certainly wish I were in a postion to take such a hard "exam" in my "graduate class."
What are you going to write your term paper about? May I suggest "What a cat's asshole looks like"?
I believe Badcock-san is referencing "Breakfast Of Champions".
The correct answer is this: "*"
Whoa, looks like someone graduated from "The Harvard of the Mississippi."
Oh, little known fact about Badcock: although his hatred towards the virulent misuse of "irony" is quite well-documented, he also has another few ill pickles to disgorge when it comes to misuse the mother tongue.
"Referencing." I did not sit through any class in THOTM without someone using this non-word.
What you mean to say is: I was making a reference to Breakfast of Champions. Alternately (but less ably), I was referring to Breakfast of Champions.
"Reference" is a noun. It does not function as a gerund. "Refer" is a verb. It does not function as a gerund.
I also want to add that I love Big BM, and he is one of the most interesting roommates I've ever had.
Badcock you sure is grumpy, which is ironic in an Alanis Morissette kind of a way. I suspect your use of tea tree and lavender oils has been too liberal as of late. You need a hug, badcock? I can't actually hug you, so I'll do the next best thing, I'l send you one in emoticon form:
<:d wait that not it.... uhm oh fuck it i send you the next best thing:> Best enjoyed with tea tree oil.
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