Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kilgore Trout would be proud

It’s sad to hear that Kurt Vonnegut died yesterday.

Don’t miss this video, his last TV appearance, Vonnegut on the Daily Show with John Liebowitz.

A Cornell man (biochemistry major), Vonnegut became a WWII veteran, POW, and decorated Purple Heart winner, and later, Vonnegut became a counterculture icon and one of the greatest authors of the 20th century.

I’ve read all of his books, and Vonnegut was the great educator of the 1960’s, a war hero with a purple heart, a POW and a proud veteran, who made a statement for peace that everyone could embrace.