Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In Memoriam: Kurt Vonnegut, Kind

Today is Wednesday, 11 April 2007, 11.13pm CDT.


It is with the most profound sorrow that The Museum of the Bourgeois has just learned of the death of Kurt Vonnegut, aged 84.

"“Mark Twain finally stopped laughing at his own agony and that of those around him. He denounced life on this planet as a crock. He died.”" --- KV

“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’ ” --- KV

So it goes.

There it is.


Anonymous earthboundmisfit said...

I was doing OK till I hopped over to his main site There's only one page up now - an empty birdcage with the door swung open. And stoic non-crier that I am, that did it. Our world has lost a best friend.

mepreport has posted this tribute (warning, though: have Kleenex at the ready)
Tribute to Kurt Vonnegut from

I'm glad we got to have him as long as we did - but someone like KV is someone the world needs for a doubled or tripled lifetime, to counterbalance all the evil bastards we have to contend with.

Thanks, Kurt, and come back soon, if you can...

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