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God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

In a time when Anna Nicole takes precedence over a war and

American Idol

collects more votes than any election, it’s doubtful Kurt Vonnegut's death will muster up more than today's

front page headlines

.

Maybe these are just the ramblings of a bookworm from high school, but it's sad to think that if Britney Spears walked into a mall naked today, no one would think twice about Kilgore Trout. The only people who realize what we've lost are those who’ve picked up a copy of Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle or Breakfast of Champions.

So grab one of his books and either remember or discover one of the greatest minds to which our generation had access. Still not convinced? Well, then take a look -- even Jon Stewart thinks he's cool. – Dusti Rhodes

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