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    anyone see Kurt Vonnegut on The Daily Show?

    just seeing if there are any Vonnegut fans out there.

    i thought the line about how "there's got to be a hand in evolution, that's how we have giraffes, hippopotomi, and the clap" was fucking hilarious.

    i thought a 4 minute interview was way too short for him, he barely had time to get warmed up.

    a few years ago i saw on tv a graduation speach he gave at his alma matter. it fucking blew my mind. they should have had the whole show as an interview with him.
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    So who is this person? a great artist I pressume..
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    Kurt Vonnegut is an author.

    expand your literary mind, pick up one of his books. you'll love it.
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    geez, it was great.. I'd liken it to seeing a living Ernest Hemingway. his wit was sharp but his speech was a little slow for tv unfortunately, but I agree, he should of had more time. But obviously, John Stewart really dug him and I think overall it was a good interview. I guess they are going to post a list by him on the site? keep a lookout! Glad someone else out there is down with the Kurt.

    Steinmetz - ? I have to agree as gently as I can, you need to pick up a Vonnegut book.

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    Damn, I missed it?!

    He's a sick but brilliant.

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    ooh, I'll have to see if I can catch a re-run of it. I had the pleasure of hearing him lecture at Shippensburg Univ. back in '95 or '96; at least 90 minutes of funny and sharply ironic insight.

    But I've only read Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat's Cradle, which of his other books should I pick up next?
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    read timequake, i really enjoyed that one. actually i enjoy all his books and shorts stories. poor guy almost went up in flames a few years ago

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    i saw it. kurt vonnegut is one of my favorite writers. breakfast of champions is my favorite book.

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    Damn I missed it... I've got half a bookshelf dedicated to Vonnegut. Breakfast of Champions is definitely one of my favorites too, man, it's goddamn brilliant.

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    no love for Sirens of Titan? My personal favorite, though there are many yet to read

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    Thanks, this reminded me it's been far too long since I read/reread any Vonnegut.

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    I read Cats Cradle a few weeks ago. Fuckin awesome. Welcome to the Monkey House was good too. I think I'll have to try Breakfast of Champions next.

    Too bad I missed the interview. Hopefully it'll turn up online somewhere.

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    no one's mentioned "Bluebeard".

    only, well, because it's about an artist. but yeah, cat's cradle was my first and probably most favorite Vonnegut. Galapagos was pretty interesting too.

    but all you artists should read "Bluebeard", it's about a painter, not a pirate
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavePalumbo
    no love for Sirens of Titan? My personal favorite, though there are many yet to read
    I love sirens. Anyone read Player Piano? its one of his least humorous ones, but its got some really good messages. Definately worth the read, i just finished it.

    heres kurts list of "Liberal Crap I Never Want To Hear Again"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwkeough
    But I've only read Slaughterhouse 5 and Cat's Cradle, which of his other books should I pick up next?
    breakfast of champions

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    ahh crap...missed it. Slaughterhouse Five is one of my favorites... (has anyone ever been to Dresden by the way?)
    But thanks for posting this...now I'll be on the lookout for the re-run.
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    I read Bluebeard earlier this year and loved it. He's one of the best, that's for sure.

    A golden Vonnegut moment was in Back To School with Rodney Dangerfield. He hires Vonnegut to write his english paper and gets a bad grade, so he's on the phone with him: "Fuck me? Fuck YOU, Vonnegut!" Or something like that.

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    hahaha. . . . .great call, madplanet.

    i'd completely forgotten about that.

    loomer - go to the daily show website, i'm sure they'll post up the interview soon.
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    Did I see the same interview ?? That comment about giraff,hippos and the clap was funny but the rest of the time he was stuttering and trying to get things out I almost thought he seemed retarded . He was saying things that made no sense and just really making a fool of himself . I dont know if it was his nerves or what but I had to turn the channel I could'nt watch that train wreck . I respect his writing but I think he should probebly limit his public speaking to very serious events only ...

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    pogonip - we'll see how you're doing when you're 85. for a guy that age, and the life he's been through, i think he's remarkably clear. just means you have to pay a little closer attention and be patient.

    the guy's still got it.
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    thanks shane.

    i was too lazy to do that.
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    Thanks for the link Shane, I was pissed I missed it...

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