Quote of the day

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons:

“This is what I find most encouraging about the writing trades:  They allow mediocre people who are patient and industrious to revise their stupidity, to edit themselves into something like intelligence.  They also allow lunatics to seem saner than sane.”


  1. Sean Newton

    Found this, thought there was a possibility of you agreeing with it, although wasn’t entirely sure where to send it. Starts off slow, and the guy drives me a bit nuts, but enjoy.

  2. Cliff Burns

    Fascinating rant.

    And I would definitely agree that these days so-called “art” is about self-glorification, rather than changing preconceptions and offering fresh approaches to whatever discipline you happen to work in. Art has been dummied down and that includes music, books, movies—we now live in a culture that is dictated by morons. Mall rats, gamers,”sheeple” who follow trends, dress and think exactly like everyone else. Who gives a fuck about Jennifer Anniston, what has she ever contributed to the fucking world? Yet I see her face and, yes, tits, splashed over every goddamn tabloid and entertainment magazine out there.

    Thanks for zipping this my way. Another angry, articulate, venom-spewing middle aged white guy. Are you trying to tell me something?

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