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I read that right before I went to bed last night, around 3 in the morning. I hoped that I had misread the news, but I guess I didn't.
 

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He should be popping in from SH5 anytime. We can only hope.

So it goes.
 

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30 years ago in 11th Grade, I was assigned Kurt Vonnegut for my "author's report".

I was required to read "Breakfast of Champions". but ended up reading "Slaughterhouse 5", "The Sirens of Titan", "Mother Night", "Happy Birthday, Wanda June", "Player Piano" and "Slapstick" and "Cat's Cradle". I was not a fiction reader before this project. Even as a naive 17 year old, something in his works spoke to me, and I voraciously read every piece of his fiction I could get my hands on in a short time (maybe 2 weeks) prior to completing my author's report.

I will be heading to the library today to check out and re-read these books that were important to me.

So it goes, indeed.

There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president. --Vonnegut

Steve
 

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He was a major hero of mine in high school when the adjoining school district was banning his books. Good bye Kilgore Trout.
 

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Well there you go, another nail in the coffin of enlightened liberal humanism. Come and get me Ms. Moon Glompers!

R.
 

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I've always told myself that I'd re-read his books. I think I was too young when I read them the first time. I have this thing that I do when one of my music idols passes on: I go out and buy one of their cd's. for Kurt, I shall go out and buy one of his books.
 

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May he rest in peace.
Love,
Akiko;)
 

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his hole closed..

R.I.P.

He will be missed.
 

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:d
 

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Wow, this is horrible. And quite a coincidence. I heard the news while I was writing a new chart called "Goodbye, Blue Monday." Well, now I suppose it rally has a meaning to it. "Breakfast of Champions" Is my all-time favorite novel...ever.
 
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