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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby larkinrx2 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:09 am

susanjoypaul wrote:
Hungry Jack wrote:Can someone please explain or hypothesize how such an intriguing part of the anatomy obtained such a crude colloquial identity?

Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut, 1973, page 22.

i found it on page 27 but it may be different on line
What do you think I'm some kind of a jerk or something! - That's all I need the ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, and this magazine, and the chair and I don't need one other thing, except my dog.
[Shithead growls at him]
I don't need my dog.
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Re: Man Killed by Beaver

Postby susanjoypaul » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:39 am

^^^ Yes, that's it.

I'll always be partial to Slaughterhouse Five, but this one - Breakfast of Champions - is one of his best! Written 40 years ago, yet, on page 32 he notes:

"Earthlings went on being friendly, when they should have been thinking instead. And even when they built computers to do some thinking for them, they designed them not so much for wisdom as for friendliness."

That was 1973: 30 years before MySpace, 31 years before Facebook, 33 years before Twitter. ?? years before (I don't know, there is no Wiki page for Quotes like that make me wonder if he made up all that stuff about Tralfamadore - or if he lived it!


The comments about beavers and gold always cracked me up. It's still true today.

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