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Kurt Vonnegut Motivational Posters

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 01:11 pm
thanks to Failures art for directing me to these
http://www.sloshspot.com/blog/01-24-2009/Kurt-Vonnegut-Motivational-Posters-107?ref

some of the best in my opinion

http://www.sloshspot.com/photos/blog/full/photo_1232848489.png

http://www.sloshspot.com/photos/blog/full/photo_1232848607.png

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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 01:15 pm
@djjd62,
It might be time for me to reread Vonnegut.
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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 01:37 pm
@djjd62,
I was just talking to Cub last night about the great books he has read. He was reading Dickens in 3rd grade (Great Expectations) and did a 7th grade book report on Farewell to Arms. (I had intended to give him Catcher in the Rye. Imagine my embarrassment when he reported that after his oral report to the class the teacher asked him "Do you think this is a good book for other 7th graders?" He said "Yes. It was really good." I was puzzled by this question until he handed me back my book. ???!!! Oops! Didn't mean to expose him to that one so early!)

Anyway, I asked him last night if he had read any Vonnegut. He has not. I'll have to show him these posters as a prompt.
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Fido
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 02:18 pm
@djjd62,
I think it was in a book called the Sirens of Titan, with a character named Unc, Malachi something was his real name... And this time traveller was trying to communicte with him by ripping sound emiting creatures off the wall of the cave they were trapped in... One of the massages was: It's an intelligence test... I can hardly get through a day without that phrase on my mind at some point... It has been a lot of years...
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 04:50 pm
@djjd62,
Thank you, dj.
I needed this thread!
I am no so motivated now, you wouldn't believe it! Razz

Ah, dear Kurt. He spoke the truth. Smile
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 05:01 pm
I miss Kurt Vonnegut.
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 05:02 pm
@msolga,
Quote:
All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber.
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse V


Quote:
Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile!
Kurt Vonnegut


http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Kurt_Vonnegut/
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 07:46 pm
@djjd62,
http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/photos/uncategorized/2007/04/30/vonnegut.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 07:52 pm
@Merry Andrew,
I've even missed reading about him, so this thread is a treat.
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 29 Sep, 2010 07:58 pm
@ossobuco,
Me, too, osso.
And I've so missed him being around anymore.
Always a voice for sanity, in his melancholy, world weary way.
I love this photograph. He fought the good fight. It's all written on his face. Smile

http://ndn.newsweek.com/media/90/kurt-vonnegut-WWII-book-BZ04-vertical.jpg
Fido
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 05:12 am
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew wrote:

I miss Kurt Vonnegut.

Friends never die, but live in our hearts..
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Fido
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 05:19 am
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

Me, too, osso.
And I've so missed him being around anymore.
Always a voice for sanity, in his melancholy, world weary way.
I love this photograph. He fought the good fight. It's all written on his face. Smile

http://ndn.newsweek.com/media/90/kurt-vonnegut-WWII-book-BZ04-vertical.jpg

I would not call him Sane without evidence... My first father in law was a shrink, and being blabber mouths, the word was that he was a patient of one, and deeply psychotic... Just as eleven is the new ten, insanity is the new sane... Madness is the last defense of humanity... When we find it is impossible to feel, and feelings make it impossible to think, we may still go through the motions, but our minds are on the blink.
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 07:36 am
@Fido,
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I would not call him Sane without evidence...

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear in my post, but I wasn't intending to make some sort of psychiatric assessment of Kurt Vonnegut. When I said "always a voice for sanity" I was referring to the impact of his writing, in which he advocated pacifism, fair & compassionate treatment of human beings by other human beings .... plain old common decency. With considerable humour & passion. That's what endeared him to so many.

Fido
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 02:14 pm
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

Quote:
I would not call him Sane without evidence...

Perhaps I didn't make myself clear in my post, but I wasn't intending to make some sort of psychiatric assessment of Kurt Vonnegut. When I said "always a voice for sanity" I was referring to the impact of his writing, in which he advocated pacifism, fair & compassionate treatment of human beings by other human beings .... plain old common decency. With considerable humour & passion. That's what endeared him to so many.



Me too... nothing is easier to get ones fill of than death... It is not only the enemy of each of us individually, but collectively... That is the enemy, and ignorance is its allie
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Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 05:40 pm
I've always kind of liked this one for motivation...
http://home.comcast.net/~gamma_2584/Pictures/muscles.jpeg
Fido
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 09:35 pm
@Irishk,
Irishk wrote:

I've always kind of liked this one for motivation...
http://home.comcast.net/~gamma_2584/Pictures/muscles.jpeg

I will have to add that to the heap I keep my old favorite in: Every day I live lets me add to the number of people who can kiss my ass...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 10:16 pm
but what has that to do with Vonnegut?
Fido
 
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Reply Thu 30 Sep, 2010 10:21 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

but what has that to do with Vonnegut?

Not much, but was that his line from the movie Slaughter House Five, were the old man, talking about the hero of the story says: I could cut a better man out of a man... That was a nice insult too...
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