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“I still believe that peace and plenty and
happiness can be worked out some way.
I am a fool.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Then I shall join your follishness!


I have some difficult news to share.
Kurt Vonnegut passed away yesterday.

When the attending doctor was asked
of what he died by an idiotic reporter that
hadn’t read the hospital’s press release, the
doctor said:

“He was 84 and he smoked.”
– Dr. William Fink, Kane Hospital, NYC

“A purpose of human life, no matter who
is controlling it, is to love whoever is around
to be loved.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Join me today in smoking a cigarette
to honor an evocative man, a humanist
and a damn good writer.

“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.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

On memetics…
“Ideas or the lack of them can cause disease.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Breakfast of Champions

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“Here’s what I think the truth is: We
are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state
of denial, about to face cold turkey.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Vonnegut was full of piss and vinegar…
“Bergeron’s epitaph for the planet, I remember,
which he said should be carved in big letters in
a wall of the Grand Canyon for the flying-saucer
people to find, was this:
Only he didn’t say ‘doggone.'”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Hocus Pocus

a neopsychedelic quote…
“What is literature but an insider’s newsletter about
affairs relating to molecules, of no importance to
anything in the Universe but a few molecules who
have the disease called ‘thought’.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Blue Beard

“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder ‘why, why, why?’
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Cat’s Cradle

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“Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and
gagged by policemen or one living in perfect
freedom who has nothing more to say?”

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be
careful what we pretend to be.”
Mother Night
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

= > In 2004, I wrote Vonnegut

Kurt replied…
“Ben Mack, since you don’t have the guts
to be a homosexual, and you want to hurt
your parents, I’m glad that you are writing.”
–Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Classic. Thank you Kurt. I found this very
funny, especially since I knew his joke…

…a joke Vonnegut used to
close his talks on college campuses…

“If you really want to hurt your parents and
you don’t have nerve enough to be homosexual,
the least you can do is go into the arts.”
–Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Here’s a lesser used quote of his I cherish…
“Those who believe in telekinetics, raise
my hand”
–Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Kurt Vonnegut passed away yesterday.

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“If you can do a half-assed job of anything,
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–Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

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=> On damn good writing…
“Here is a lesson in creative writing.
First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are
transvestite hermaphrodites representing
absolutely nothing. All they do is show
you’ve been to college.”

2nd lesson…
“I think that novels that leave out technology
misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented
life by leaving out sex.”

On history…
“1492. As children we were taught to memorize
this year with pride and joy as the year people
began living full and imaginative lives on the
continent of North America. Actually, people
had been living full and imaginative lives on
the continent of North America for hundreds
of years before that. 1492 was simply the year
sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.”

“The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was
their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could
believe, until it was too late, how heartless and
greedy they were.” Google (mack great pirates)

“Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which
no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said
to remedy anything.”

“Another flaw in the human character is that
everybody wants to build and nobody wants
to do maintenance.”

“During my three years in Vietnam, I certainly
heard plenty of last words by dying American
footsoldiers. Not one of them, however, had
illusions that he had somehow accomplished
something worthwhile in the process of making
the Supreme Sacrifice.”

“Well, the telling of jokes is an art of its own,
and it always rises from some emotional threat.
The best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous
because they are in some way truthful.”

Why did I ASK if Kurt Vonnegut was a genius
marketer? Because who else besides, besides
perhaps Eistein and Buckminster Fuller can make
such sweeping indictment of a lack of love and still
sell millions of dollars in books each year?

think about iT

Kurt, thank you for your foolishness.

think => Howard Campbell
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i can deliver here…

Vonnegut on President W. Bush…
“How nice–to feel nothing, and still get full credit
for being alive.”


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