Kurt Vonnegut has gone.
And, in Vonnegut’s honor, b!X posted the best quote of all from God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater:
|Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.|
And speaking of having to be kind, not everyone is being unkind to unkind Imus. As I indicated in my previous post, there’s a lot more sexism and racism going on around us every day, both in words and deeds.
Personally, I have conflicting opinions about the Imus thing. I don’t think he should have been fired. Rather, he should have been put on probation so that he could figure out how to put his wit to work without using words that hurt. Maybe he would have served as a good example of how you don’t have to be cruel to be a successful satirist.