By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The name is mentioned "2 B R naught 2 B", referencing the well-known word "to be, or to not be" from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. during this tale, the name refers back to the mobilephone no 1 dials to time table an assisted suicide with the Federal Bureau of Termination.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was once born on November eleven, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, considered one of 3 little ones. He graduated from Shortridge highschool in 1940, and majored in chemistry at Cornell collage. Kurt enlisted within the U. S. military in the course of global warfare II, and used to be transferred to the Carnegie Institute of expertise, then the college of Tennessee for mechanical engineering. On Mother’s Day 1944, his mom dedicated suicide. despatched into strive against, because of a manpower scarcity, Vonnegut was once captured through the conflict of the Bulge and imprisoned in Dresden. He survived the firebombing of Dresden by way of the Allies, by way of staying in an underground meat locker, nicknamed “Slaughterhouse Five.” He was once freed by means of Russian troops in 1945 and given a pink middle. After the warfare, he attended the college of Chicago within the graduate anthropology software and labored for town information Bureau. relocating to Schenectady, manhattan, he took a role at basic electrical, the place his older brother labored, and served as a Volunteer Fire-Fighter. Vonnegut labored in brief for “Sports Illustrated,” then on the collage of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. It used to be there that he wrote “Cat’s Cradle” and “Slaughterhouse-Five,” that are thought of by means of many to be the superior novels of the 20 th century. After that, he moved to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and opened one of many first Saab dealerships within the nation. It closed inside a yr. Vonnegut married Jane Marie Cox in 1946, yet they separated in 1970 and divorced in 1979. they'd 3 youngsters. He married Jill Krementz in 1979 and so they followed a daughter. whilst his sister died of melanoma, in addition they followed 3 of her 4 little ones. Kurt died on April eleven, 2007, on the age of eighty four, in ny urban, after falling down a flight of stairs at his domestic. --This textual content refers to an alternative Paperback edition.
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My heart sunk when I read that. You poor doddering, knighted idiot: Did you really think she would peek out into the living room and dampen her panties watching an old man sashay around like Fred Astaire? She probably loved seeing you dance like that because it implied senility, thereby making it easier to bilk you out of everything. In the end, I heard she got almost forty-nine million dollars for four years’ work, which was over two hundred million less than she asked for. (I’ve heard so many different figures.
What a superficial culture. Put on a hat and go to work, you shallow cunt. —GEORGE CARLIN, twentieth-century American poet (917) 267-2602 This is a legitimate phone number. I listen to messages left here, and at times respond to them. com/jimnorton). Leave a message, tell me how much you loved the book. Or hated it. Or whatever else you want to tell me. Preface GEORGE CARLIN died yesterday and I’m goddamn depressed about it. He had a career that spanned fifty years and included fourteen HBO specials, so maybe I shouldn’t be depressed about it.
I nervously introduced myself, so of course he made fun of my last name, mentioned he’d just quit drinking coffee, and signed my ticket. I told him I wanted to do stand-up, and he was friendly and encouraging, although I can’t remember a fucking word he said. (Proving what a horse’s ass I am. ) The next time we met was almost fourteen years later, on the set of Tough Crowd. In Happy Endings, I described the Act 3 sketch I did with Colin and George. They played priests and I was the altar boy who interrupted the scene to get a Carlin album signed.
2BR02B by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.