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Kurt Vonnegut, RIP

By - April 12, 2007

Kurt V

Cory at BB has an obit.

I’ll never forget the image he created in Cat’s Cradle when the guy gives God the finger, then touches Ice Nine to his lips.

What a talent.

Update: Nice video tribute here.

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4 thoughts on “Kurt Vonnegut, RIP

  1. JG says:

    I once attended a performance of his, in which he gave a reading of Chaucer’s Canterbury tales… in the style of a 1950s beat poet. Yes, he was truly a talent, and funny, too.

  2. Storey says:

    I think you’ll enjoy our video tribute to this great literary legend. Search “So it goes” on YouTube.

  3. Robert Gorell says:

    John,

    Thanks for mentioning the ‘Ice Nine’ moment–it’s one of my favorites.

    Yesterday, I was bummed that he got (WAY) less coverage than Imus (if any). It would’ve made him laugh, I think, or be thankful for being five-dimensional enough to be taken for granted upon death.

    Kinda made me think about Vonnegut’s days selling Saabs in Cape Cod

  4. I think you’ll enjoy our video tribute to this great literary legend. Search “So it goes” on YouTube
    http://www.sevsohbet.com

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