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Where [was] Kurt Vonnegut?


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Posted 04 February 2004 - 11:53 PM

Where is Kurt Vonnegut?

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 10:19 PM

Sorry Brennan, but I draw a total blank on this one.

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Posted 05 February 2004 - 10:23 PM

Well I did a bit of research - quite a character, a bit of an artist and in his senior year too.

No news on his health though so I have to presume its good. He might just pass the famousness test but I admit to not having heard of him before. One for the candidate database I think.

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:32 PM

hey lives in San Francisco

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 06:27 PM

You mean Kurt Vonnegut, the author of Slaughterhouse Five, the famous anti-war book ? He's not famous enough ?? :D
Try http://www.duke.edu/...egut/index.html

Love this quote of his ...

The Internet stuff is spooky. I am of course not on line. I do remember ham radio operators though, usually in attics or basements, pallid, unsociable, and obsessed, inhabiting a spirit world, and harmless ...

We can't be connected with them, surely ?

He's also been misidentified as the author of the Sunscreen speech, which was famously turned into a Baz Lurhmann song (he of Moulin Rouge) ...

http://www.snopes.co...es/vonnegut.htm
http://www.davidpbro...ry-schmich.html
http://www.mp3miracl...mann/Sunscreen/ (I checked for viruses - it's safe)

... though to confuse things further, I don't think it's Baz Luhrmann's voice you hear in the song ... :D
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

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Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:33 PM

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http://www.mp3miracl...mann/Sunscreen/ (I checked for viruses - it's safe)
Just ignore the download prompt that comes up, its probably for some spyware :D You can download the mp3 without downloading any plug-ins. And remember: Don't forget your sunscreen!

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:25 AM

I didn't see any ad ... but then I have a popup stopper installed, so they tend to get squished before they get to my eyeballs.

Yep, you don't need plugins or anything else to download.
life, n : the whim of several billion cells to be with you for a while.

Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:21 PM

Will you two cut out the teccie crap. This isn't some sad chatroom for IT professionals with no life you know.

It's intellectual forum for other people with no life.

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:26 PM

Surely that's teccie spelt techie??

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:26 PM

True, standing down from the techie twat stuff for now.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 01:25 AM

Brennan, on Feb 4 2004, 11:53 PM, said:

Where is Kurt Vonnegut? He's in New York. Has been for years. Has a place in the Hamtons, too.
Vonnegut is in Manhattan. Has been for years. Has a place in the Hamptons, too.

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Posted 08 April 2004 - 09:43 PM

Oh well, back to the drawing board for now.

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Posted 24 June 2004 - 08:53 PM

Perchance our brethren from the UK might like to read a few books?

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-h...6893378-1551216

Seriously, Vonnegut is great stuff with a particularly peculiar point of view.
I'm not sure if it's Marxism in action or a West End musical... - Dr. Who

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 01:29 AM

Hi Typhoid Harry

That link doesn't work :angry:

I think some amazon links are 'session based'. Care to mention the title of the book you are trying to link to?

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 03:44 PM

Actually (and now that I THINK about it), that was a search result page at Amazon on Vonnegut, the number of familiar books is quite surprising...

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 03:49 PM

That was me, above, and once before as well. Moron that I am, I forget to log in, from time to time...

"Momma always said, life is like a box of chocolates.."
I'm not sure if it's Marxism in action or a West End musical... - Dr. Who

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 03:49 AM

:D He has to be on the next list. 82 years old he's gonna buy it soon. On a side note I am deriving far too much joy from predicting the death of other humans. But I'm ok with that.

[BlackThirteen - I have merged your thread with a previous to keep the subject together - DWB]

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 05:51 PM

Yeah good call. My bad on not making sure he wasn't already up here.

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Posted 04 July 2004 - 08:59 PM

For a minute there I thought you were having a conversation with yourself, until I saw DWB's annotation!

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 12:51 AM

Is it true that Kurt Vonnegut took part in producing the Ice-9 Ballads CD with Dave Soldier?




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