Posts Tagged ‘Kurt Vonnegut’

The arts

Friday, July 13th, 2012

“If you want to really hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be gay, the least you can do is go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

– Kurt Vonnegut, A Man without a Country

Slaughterhouse-Five banned

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Slaughterhouse-Five, a novel by Kurt Vonnegut, was banned by the school board in the city of Republic, Missouri on the account of its contents being profane and violating the teachings of the Holy Bible. Banned as in removed from the curricula and the school’s library. So, this would be a good time to read it, before it’s also prohibited in your banana republic.

In other news, Belarus has banned its citizens from accessing foreign Internet websites. If you’re in Belarus and are reading this now, please close the browser or risk $120 in fines. This is an extremist website promoting profane books.