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    thanks for everything KV
    especially Breakfast of champions and Bluebeard.
    but all was good
    well maybe not Time quake
    but the charecter of the man was more than his works.
    he contributed to our yogurt
    Mark Twain, at the end of a profoundly meaningful life, for which he never received a Nobel Prize, asked himself what it was we all lived for. He came up with six words which satisfied him. They satisfy me, too. They should satisfy you:

    ''The good opinion of our neighbors.''

    Neighbors are people who know you, can see you, can talk to you -- to whom you may have been of some help or beneficial stimulation.... They are not nearly as numerous as the fans, say, of Madonna or Michael Jordan.

    To earn their good opinions, you should apply the special skills you have learned here, and meet the standards of decency and honor and fair play set by exemplary books and elders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    thanks for everything KV
    especially ..... Bluebeard.
    Definitely, one of my all time favorites.

    Thanks Kurt.

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    Traveling into the Chronosynclastic Infundibulum..........

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    He influenced me more than any other writer, I'm so sad yet I know he is probably loving this new adventure.

    Maybe I'll do that wall carving for him somewhere the martians can really see it...not sure they would look in the grand canyon. A Target or Walmart would probably draw their attention more immediately.

    RIP KV, you da man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickeymotto View Post
    RIP to one of the best authors of all time. Anyone here ever read Galapagos? If not then get to it.
    My personal favorite.

    Thanks Kurt. You didn't waste the air you breathed.

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    so sad. One of the best.
    "It is not the result that counts! It is not the result but the spirit! Not what - but how. Not what has been attained - but at what price.
    - A. Solzhenitsyn

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    KV helped me through my teens and influenenced my thinking for decades beyond. I believe he would have considered TGR a granfalloon and all the maggots members.
    Legalize it. Don't criticize it.

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    So it goes.

    "Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."
    - Kurt Vonnegut

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    Thank You Kurt Vonnegut.

    I too see the world the way I do partially because of him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntCok View Post
    And so it goes
    beat me to it.

    One great mind and talented writer exits the earth. I read most of his books. Not one in the bunch that disappointed. A master at the melding of humour and philosophy. Mother Night was a masterpiece as was Slaughterhouse Five
    (two books which should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in what happened in WW II and unfortunately continues to happen) . He will be missed.
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    Leaving behind a wonderful corpus of work, a life for its time, and a humanity rarely seen.

    Ars longa, vita brevis.

    RIP.
    not counting days 2016-17

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    Writers like him are few and far between. Thanks for sharing Kurt.
    "They don't think it be like it is, but it do."

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    so it goes.

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    I read a great article recently about Norman Mailer. it briefly went into how those post WWII novelists, of which Mailer and Vonnegut were a part are so unique to our culture.

    thanks guys.
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    And so it goes
    Exactly.

    R.I.P. Kurt. My all time favorite.

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    RIP ... ... ... ... .. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Vonnegut
    The most important thing I learned on Tralfamadore was that when a person dies he only appears to die. He is still very much alive in the past, so it is very silly for people to cry at his funeral. All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. The Tralfamadorians can look at all the different moments just that way we can look at a stretch of the Rocky Mountains, for instance. They can see how permanent all the moments are, and they can look at any moment that interests them. It is just an illusion we have here on Earth that one moment follows another one, like beads on a string, and that once a moment is gone it is gone forever.
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    I boiled my thermometer, and sure enough, this spot, which purported to be two thousand feet higher than the locality of the hotel, turned out to be nine thousand feet LOWER. Thus the fact was clearly demonstrated that, ABOVE A CERTAIN POINT, THE HIGHER A POINT SEEMS TO BE, THE LOWER IT ACTUALLY IS. Our ascent itself was a great achievement, but this contribution to science was an inconceivably greater matter.

    --MT--

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    Kilgore Trout also died at 84.

    kinda weird, no?

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    "If you really want to disappoint your parents, and don't have the heart to be gay, go into the arts." - my college's 2004 commencement speach (although this is quoted else where).

    Great author.

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    " '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.' "

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    In the recent Rolling Stone interview with him he said he wanted this on his tombstone.

    "RIP Kurt Vonnegut
    The only proof he needed of the existence of God was music."

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    I read Harrison Bergeron in sixth grade, and like many of you it totally changed how I saw the world around me.
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    Now watch me become what I can become.

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    So it goes......



    Vonnegut is my favorite author...... i can't get enough of his books, i have vowed to read all of them, so far I have read somewhere near half, and there hasn't been a bad one yet, not even timequake........ his books have helped shaped my philosophical outlook on life and have helped me come to terms with the bad cards dealt in life and accepting death for what it is........ the man was a genius and I'm glad he went of natural causes, i guess i always expected him to take his own life........... he had such a gift for protraying humanity in a certain light, showing the good side in even the worst of characters and their ambivalence to their misdeeds....... Thank you Kurt Vonnegut and may you rest in peace (or better yet continue to enjoy the life you have already lived)


    Hi ho!

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    "Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."

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    "Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward."
    - Kurt Vonnegut

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