Kurt Vonnegut, RIP

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….

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.

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

4 thoughts on “Kurt Vonnegut, RIP”

  1. 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. 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

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