11.16.2005

I must talk about Kurt Vonnegut today....


I am driving around doing errands this morning, and a discussion on Diane Rehm show is about Slaughterhouse Five, I was able to stand Diane's slow delivery to listen to the discussion about Slaughterhouse Five...

Then I ran across a quote from Kurt Vonnegut on Blue Girl...

I surmise that it is the day for reflection on Kurt Vonnegut

I was introduced to Vonnegut in high school, even though I had to get signed permission from my parents to read Slaughterhouse Five...I forged the signature, not that my parents would not have signed, but I thought that why should they decide what I read?...I hope Kurt would have been proud

Soon after I had to read everything he had written...the satire, irony, and absurdity of his writings struck a chord with me...his books helped spark a relentless questioning of everything on my part...and that has made the world a much sadder and better place for me...I want to thank Kurt Vonnegut for enhancing my life...

Welcome to the Monkey House, all about Kurt and many links...

I can remember joining this page that was a tribute and a manifestation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slapstick, I actually started my own family, Shar-pei, as families do sometimes, they fade away with time...The premise of the book is that if everyone was related then our society would be better off, so everyone get a middle name, ie...Chipmunk...then a number...ie 17...via these monikers then you would be related to a network of people through out the country...


This is my shar-pei family in the picture above...

2 Comments:

Blogger Fran / Blue Gal said...

After seeing Vonnegut on TDS and reading the blog Busy, Busy, Busy, I finally picked up Cat's Cradle. I love it. I hope lots of "younger" readers [huh. I'm 42] are gonna pick up his books, learn, laugh, and enjoy.

Found you through Club Lefty. Yer Blogrolled...

5:48 PM  
Blogger BigBuddhaPuppy said...

Thank you for the "blogrolled"...

Maybe the younger generation will enjoy if his works aren't banned from the library...

Ice-Nine and Bokononism...WMD's and Religious Right...

11:40 AM  

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