Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Backwater hues

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Laugh like hell

I haven't read a lot of Kurt Vonnegut obiburaries. Beside Roy's, I hadn't actually read any until I came across this observer piece by George Saunders. If you only have to read one, this is most likely as good as any.

Yes, a Vonnegut day is just what we need. For those of you who haven't read all of his books, drop your preconceptions and get started. My only advice is to read them backwards from Hocus Pocus. Everyone babbles on and on about Slaughterhouse Five. My advice is to not read it just to be contrary. But everything else, go for it.

Old stand-bys

You might find this little movie interesting. Made shortly after the killings at Columbine, it considers the threat posed by lonely Engish majors with violent stories kicking around in their heads and discusses strategies for dealing with the problem.