April 1, 2012

In case you're not a HuffPo fan

Kurt Vonnegut
I'm not a HuffPo reader but when I get bored I confess I sometimes visit the site. Today I'm glad I did. They had an article that posted part of a story and then linked to another site for the ending. Below, I send you directly to the link rather than to HuffPo.

It's a letter Kurt Vonnegut wrote to a high school whose officials burned his book in a very public way, stating that their precious little kiddies would never read his filthy words. The letter is a sheer delight.

I hope I get the opportunity to write to a twit high school after they ban Xmas Carol. So sweet! And hey, maybe the popey guy will excommunicate Catholics just for reading it. A boy can hope, right?


Bret Alan said...

Excommunication is all but dead in Catholicism. I've read of numerous people who have tried and even gone to great lengths to try to get excommunicated, to no avail.

Artichoke Annie said...

“If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, topheavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they fell stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.”
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

writenow said...

Bret, those people should remember: if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And Annie, what a cheerful quote. Strange how that sounds just like the world around us, eh? We live in interesting times.

Bret Alan said...

Also, do you not read HuffPo for the same reason I don't tend to... namely, because it's 50% celebrity gossip?

writenow said...

It just seems to be a crazy site. They publish nonsense all the time. Just stupid, anti-science, anti-rational stuff. It's Woo City. I hardly ever read anything there. I just look at the photos. I'm with you on the celebrity stuff. Jeez, it's meaningless and they've got a ton of it at HuffPo. I don't even know who those people are. Plus they've got a huge, insipid religion section. Yeesh.