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September 16, 2005

Kurt Vonnegut is my hero.

For the past week or so life around the imbroglio has been almost completely tv-free because, for various reasons, we temporarily had no cable. The cable has now been fixed, which allowed me to watch a recent episode of The Daily Show which featured an interview with Kurt Vonnegut. One Good Move has the interview available here, and it's totally worth your five minutes to watch. As others have noted, Vonnegut is still very much on his game, dishing out the dark irony better than just about anyone else does. A couple of choice quotes:

I think our planet's immune system is trying to get rid of us and should!


I've wanted give Iraq a lesson in democracy, because we have some experience with it. After 100 years you have to let your slaves go. After 150 years you have to let your women vote. And at the beginning there's quite a bit of genocide and ethnic cleansing, which is what's going on now.

Posted September 16, 2005 06:59 AM | general politics tv land

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Vonnegut also did a good job on Real Time with Bill Maher this past weekend.

Posted by: Curtis at September 16, 2005 07:59 AM

Don't forget the list he didn't have time for.

Kurt Vonnegut's List of

Give us this day our daily bread. Oh sure.

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those wh trespass against us.
Nobody better trespass against me. I'll tell you that.

Blessed are the meek.

Blessed are the merciful. You mean we can't use torture?

Blessed are the peacemakers. Jane Fonda?

Love your enemies - Arabs?

Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. The hell I can't! Look at the Reverand Pat Robertson. And He is as happy as a pig in s**t.

Posted by: Famous P. at September 16, 2005 12:01 PM

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