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    Rest in Peace, Kurt Vonnegut

    Story teller, philosopher and all-around great mind, Kurt Vonnegut has passed on today at the age of 84.

    RIP. November, 11, 1922 - April, 11, 2007

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/...b-0412obit.php
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    He will be missed, his style and intelligence are*..were a true inspiration.

    *As someone who only recently discovered his works, it will remain an are to me for a long long time.

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    So it goes...
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    indeed, rest in peace. - JAG
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    Oh, man. Damn. Well put, Elwell.

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    he lived a lot longer life than i thought he would. a really amazing life.

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    First Robert A. Wilson, now Vonnegut. Seems to be a bad year for creative men of letters ...

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    Well put both Elwell and Ilaekae. His mind will be missed.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/11/bo...erland&emc=rss

    big long article about his life and stuff..
    this seriously sucks. he has always been such an amazing author.

    poem from the end of the article that gave me shivers:

    "Requiem"


    When the last living thing

    has died on account of us,

    how poetical it would be

    if Earth could say,

    in a voice floating up

    perhaps

    from the floor

    of the Grand Canyon,

    “It is done.”

    People did not like it here.

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    So it goes, indeed.

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    RIP indeed.
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    He had a long and fruitful life. I'll give him a toast the next time I've got a beer in my hand.
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    That's a big one gone up the stars. The world's a bit less bright indeed.

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    Harrison Bergeron was probably the best short story I have ever read. I think I cried the first time I read it.

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