Tag Archives: Kurt Vonnegut

  Welcome To The Monkey House

Actual Live Human Being Emerges From Mommyblog Editrix’s Abdomen

You can't go wrong with the classics
From Joanie: Cartoons for New Children, by G.B. Trudeau. Sheed and Ward, 1974. (VERY 1974) Hey there, Donna Rose. We’re awfully happy you’re here. Like any number of Wonkette staff, you were just a tiny bit behind deadline, but close enough, and thank Crom you didn’t churn out 1200 words that needed to be edited down to something more manageable. In fact, you’re perfect — no revisions needed. Once we slap a really SEO-refined headline on you, you’ll be ready to go. And sorry, but we’ll probably have to slot you in after some stupid 2016 presidential candidate whose name will be too obscure even for trivia games by the time you’re old enough to vote. Read more on Actual Live Human Being Emerges From Mommyblog Editrix’s Abdomen…
  Save The Drilling Rigs Save The World

Fox Host To Grads: Want To Save The World? Go Work For Big Oil

From 'Children's shows we never watched, Volume 3'
It’s Graduation Season, and time for all kinds of inspiring thoughts from Olds to Youngs, mostly aimed at telling the Youngs to not fuck things up as badly as the Olds did. One exception, of course, was Kurt Vonnegut, who reminded graduates at Bennington in 1970 that they couldn’t possibly hope to save the world because they had no money or power: “You don’t even know how to handle dynamite.” But he nonetheless urged them, once they did gain some money and power, to work for a form of socialist government. That’s still much better advice than the thoughts on success ladled out by two of Fox’s The Five Monday. Read more on Fox Host To Grads: Want To Save The World? Go Work For Big Oil…
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Classy Australian Obituary Calls ‘Thorn Birds’ Author Fat, Ugly, National Treasure

Hot priest sex!
So here’s a tip for obituary writers: If you’re writing a big piece on one of your country’s most famous writers, and it’s going to run under the headline “A TRUE NATIONAL TREASURE,” you just might not want to lead off your remembrance by calling said author a plain-looking fatty: Read more on Classy Australian Obituary Calls ‘Thorn Birds’ Author Fat, Ugly, National Treasure…
  We have become such a pitiless people

Fine Here Is Your Bloody Kurt Vonnegut, Armistice Day 2014 Edition

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.
When Nov. 11 rolls around, this quote from Breakfast of Champions gets dragged out of storage and put on display for the occasion of Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday and Armistice/Veterans Day. But that’s what remembrance and ceremony are for, after all, as mile markers on our half-blind flatcar ride through time. So it goes. And since it remains an awesome quote, and since Vonnegut never feared flirting with cliché (who are we kidding? He dived right in and consummated the relationship), neither will we. Let’s have another nice rummage through the mental attic with Uncle Kurt: Read more on Fine Here Is Your Bloody Kurt Vonnegut, Armistice Day 2014 Edition…
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It’s Not A Rerun, It’s A Tradition: Fine Here Is Your Bloody Kurt Vonnegut

When November 11 rolls around, this quote from Breakfast of Champions gets dragged out of storage and put on display for the occasion of Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday and Armistice/Veterans’ Day. God knows we’ve done it ourselves, too. But that’s what remembrance and ceremony are for, after all, as mile markers on our half-blind flatcar ride through time. And since it remains an awesome quote, and since Vonnegut never feared flirting with cliché, neither will we. Let’s have another nice rummage through the mental attic with Uncle Kurt: Read more on It’s Not A Rerun, It’s A Tradition: Fine Here Is Your Bloody Kurt Vonnegut…
  Department of Nostalgia

Fine Here Is Your Bloody Kurt Vonnegut

When November 11 rolls around, it’s pretty common to see this Kurt Vonnegut quote about the date trotted out, and god knows we’ve done it ourselves a few times in the past ourselves. But it’s an awesome quote anyway, and since Vonnegut was never afraid of flirting with cliché, neither will we. Let’s have a nice rummage through the mental attic with Uncle Kurt: Read more on Fine Here Is Your Bloody Kurt Vonnegut…
 

Hello, Babies, and Good-bye to Kurt Vonnegut

A great American humorist has died at 84. Kurt Vonnegut wrote so many brutal & crazy comedies about the United States. It is a tragedy how he didn’t become Pope of Culture in 1981, but we had some pretty serious budget cuts then and the Pope of Culture was eliminated in a firestorm of napalm. Read more on Hello, Babies, and Good-bye to Kurt Vonnegut…
 

Metro Section: Zero in 2007

* “NO WASHINGTON DC ATTITUDE.” [CL] * Not dirty, not smelly, not fat, not dork, only fucked his wife 3 times in 2006, mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. [CL] * Interview with the owner of Junction. [Pandahead] * Shamrockfest this Saturday at RFK. [Yeah, So I’m …] * Applying Kurt Vonnegut to the Adams Morgan establishment, Nolans. [why.i.hate.dc] Read more on Metro Section: Zero in 2007…