Apr 12, 2007

Wiwille is sad.

Today is a depressing day for me as one of my favorite writers has passed away. Kurt Vonnegut, author of such amazing novels as Slaughterhouse 5, has died reportedly due to brain damage from a fall.

His books were darkly comic and paced in such a pattern you couldn't help be engaged. His vision of our existence is rivaled by few if any. In an age where people are clamoring over the latest boy wizard books his passing is even more tragic. If you haven't read any of his material I suggest you do so.

And if that wasn't enough Ryan Reynolds is dating Scarlett. Great. She had to go and date another hot guy insuring the fact us average guys will never get to woo her. Sigh. I think if I refer to her in my blog again I'll just call her "The Scarlett".

You didn't think I was going to mention her and not post a pic did you?
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be." - Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut, novelist who caught the imagination of his age, is dead at 84
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds dating


Scott said...

It is indeed a sad day. I am a big Vonegut fan as well.


Claire said...

A sad day...and Scarlett in her panties.

Talk about the circle of life!


PS Rounders...try Wikipedia!

Mattbear said...

Is Ryan Reynolds really that hot? I've always thought he was pretty dorky.

Alyssa said...

So sorry for your loss.. both of Kurt and Scarlett.

The world will never be the same.

Anonymous said...

I have an ugly confession-I've read SF all my life, and I could never get into Vonegut. That probably means I have the intellectual and emotional depth of a cantalope and believe me, I tried multiple times to get into Slaughterhouse 5, but I just couldn't do it. Worse yet, I never could read Catch 22 all the way through either. Yes, I know it's by a different writer, but the two have always been a matched set in my mind. Dark humor about the same war. Truth be known, I'm ready to retire WWII.