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    Well you can't really complain about living 84 years. I just read Slaughterhouse-Five last summer. It was a quick read and sitting out on the porch on some sunny days reading that is a good memory. RIP
     
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    One of my hometown's most famous residents (along with Pat Riley, who was born there). He lived in Schenectady for over a decade while working for GE, I believe, and often worked Capital Region places like Albany, Schenectady, and Troy into his work.
     
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    Thanks for the info ... tho' nothing to do with football.

    You may recall that Vonnegut celebrated his practice of telephoning celebrity strangers
    at any hour.
    Early one morning a number of decades ago, my inebriated pal Sean Michael
    phoned him at his home on Long Island (NY).
    Vonnegut awoke
    and answered
    but profanely refused to converse.

    Funny ... how what goes around ...
    comes back and bites ya in the arse.
     
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    Vonnegut's last novel, Timequake, was randomly studded with thoughts he just wanted to pass on. The novel wasn't much, but the nuggets of wisdom have stayed with me. Two of those thoughts, in his memory:


    Why throw money at a problem? Because that's what money is for.

    At particularly nice moments in your daily life, stop and appreciate, saying: "If this isn't nice, what is?"
     
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    What is this doing in a football forum? - With all due respect to the deceased its not the proper place.

    We might as well start talking about whos the father of Anna Marie Nichole if we are going to broaden things here.
     
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    It'll be gone once a Moderator finds it . . . Mods, let's go . . . :D
     
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    sorry, i thought that marking it "OT" would be good enough. Many people enjoy his work. I thought it was a particularly newsworthy story.
     
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    Maybe to some not to me.

    Now the Don Imus Racial Attack on the Black Girls of Rutgers Story - Now theres something worthy of talking about! :eek:
     
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    ok, its clear that I thought this was more important than most. Sorry bout that. Will post newsworthy threads in the pub from now on.
     
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    Nothing to be sorry about dude - I myself have been guilty of putting Patriots draft talk in the main Patriots football forum :eek:
     
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    Rest in peace Kurt. He was a funny and thoughtful writer.
     
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    He was one of the best. I have read many of his books both old and recent.

    Rest in Peace
     
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    My favorite writer of all time. I feel this loss, even though he announced his retirement from writing books a few years back.

    My favorite was God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.

    Somewhere out there, Kilgore Trout is kicking a mangy dog and shuffling along the side of a road.
     
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    Nah, just my father.....

    He was a very good writer. Not my favorite due to my lack of ability to always follow his line of thinking. I was constantly taking his characters elsewhere as I do with Hemingway's.
     

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