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    Kurt Vonnegut passes away at 84

    So it goes.

    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    Yes, I think he's requesting the closing of the "night canopy" right now.

    He wrote some GREAT stuff, and he was a rare thing in being a talented guy who neither burnt out NOR faded away. A life well lived, not as common a tale as one might like. RIP
    Something about him reminds me of my older brother, Rex.

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    And as you predicted in an eerie fashion not more than two months ago, Chux, there was no breaking news on CNN when it happened, much less 24/7 coverage. As a matter of fact, it was nothing more thana blurb squeexed in at the bottom of the hour.
    It's a blacked-out blur but I'm pretty sure it ruled.

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    He obviously didn't have enough crack-babies or highly publicized meltdowns for the great unwashed to care about him. I think he would have preferred it this way, if his writings were any indication
    Something about him reminds me of my older brother, Rex.

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    The guy still made the rounds offering biting criticisms into his older years...that guy really brought it !

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    Indeed he did. His last novel was by no means his best, but he was writing great essays right to the end.

    I wonder if anyone has called Gabriel Garcia Marquez to let him know he's now officially the Greatest Living Writer as of yesterday?
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    coincidentally, I picked up Slaughterhouse Five and had just started reading it when news came on of his death.
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    I read Slaughterhouse Five in college and I have to say that is one of the most messed up books I have EVER read.

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    Well, you've not read many of his other books, have you?

    I'm not sure what I find more amazing about Vonnegut: the way (most of) his books tend to jump around in time around one moment that is finally revealed at the end, tying the book up nicely; or the way he (no crap) would write each page once, revise it, and finalize it before moving to the next page, never returning to revise pages that he'd already completed, and still end up with masterpieces. I can't fathom how anyone could possibly do that.
    Tommy, close your eyes.

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    in addition to "schlachthof-funf, or the children's crusade" which should be handed to every person on the face of the planet as soon as they are capable of reading, check out "sirens of titan," "breakfast of champions," and "cat's cradle".
    Nachos are the right of all sentient beings.

    The guns... They've stopped!
    - Dan Akroyd, Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope

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