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30 Post in 30 days: Why don’t you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut. Why don’t you take a flying fuck at the moooooooooon!

April 24, 2007

~Kurt Vonnegut

OK guys, yes, I know. I know! I’ve been a major schweinhundt about posting. And its not like I don’t have anything going on either. Geez, we are so bad at life Katie!

Michelle Au has had a similar plight and has inspired me to follow in her footsteps of redemption with 30 days of posting. (P.S. Hey Michelle, ya, I totally copied you but imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right?) (P.P.S. Oh, and Michelle, that whole stalker comment I made on your last post, you knew that was a joke, right? RIGHT?! Damn it.)

So anyway, look out for those. And hey, speaking of stealing ideas and making up for lost time, I was sad that I left Kurt Vonnegut’s death unremarked upon, so here are some of my favorite quotes from him:

-We’re terrible animals. I think that the Earth’s immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should. * On humans, interviewed by Jon Stewart

The only difference between Bush and Hitler is that Hitler was elected. In case you haven’t noticed, we are now almost as feared and hated all over the world as the Nazis were. In case you haven’t noticed, we…dehumanize our own soldiers, not because of their religion or race, but because of their low social class. Send ’em anywhere. Make ’em do anything. Piece of cake.

-What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

-A great swindle of our time is the assumption that science has made religion obsolete. All science has damaged is the story of Adam and Eve and the story of Jonah and the Whale. Everything else holds up pretty well, particularly lessons about fairness and gentleness. People who find those lessons irrelevant in the twentieth century are simply using science as an excuse for greed and harshness. Science has nothing to do with it, friends.

-[Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.

-You realize, of course, that everything I say is horseshit.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 24, 2007 7:19 pm

    The only thing to do is jump over the moon. – Maureen

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