Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, Again

I sort of skimmed the obit last night when it came out. I didn't notice until listening to the ongoing tribute that NPR was doing today to him that Vonnegut died from a fall. I thought that old people falling was a joke hence me laughing constantly at the Medic Alert ads with the old Surgeon General C. Everett Koop talking about using one in his own house. I thought he just wanted people to notice that he had actually kicked the bucket. Apparently, that shit is serious. Don't let your seniors fall. You don't want to be that guy who goes out from complications from falling because you would suck. Vonnegut gets a pass because he was hilarious and an amazing writer. Honestly, he could have died however he wanted to.