May 4, 2009

Kurt Vonnegut Blurb Of The Day

From Peter King's collumn, Monday Morning Quarterback, at CNN/ .

When you take a few days to consider things other than football, it's
interesting the things you learn. Like this, about Kurt Vonnegut: He was an SI
man! This from his son Mark Vonnegut's introduction to Armageddon in Retrospect, a collection of unpublished pieces by his father: "He was not good at being an employee. Back in the mid-1950s, he was employed by Sports Illustrated, briefly.
He reported to work, was asked to write a short piece on a racehorse that had
jumped over a fence and tried to run away. Kurt stared at the blank piece of
paper all morning and then typed, 'The horse jumped over the f------ fence,''
and walked out, self-employed again.' ''

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