Thursday, April 12, 2007
More of the same
Memorials sprouting up all over the web, but PZ Myers reminded me of the Vonnegut quote most fitting to the occasion, which I'd forgotten:
"I am, incidentally, Honorary President of the American Humanist Association, having succeeded the late, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in that totally functionless capacity. We had a memorial service for Isaac a few years back, and I spoke and said at one point, "Isaac is up in heaven now." It was the funniest thing I could have said to an audience of humanists. I rolled them in the aisles. It was several minutes before order could be restored. And if I should ever die, God forbid, I hope you will say, "Kurt is up in heaven now." That's my favorite joke.
So: Kurt is up in heaven now.