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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Kurt Vonnegut and the Daily Show

If you missed the Daily Show tonite, be sure to catch a rerun. Kurt Vonnegut was the guest, and as Jon Stewart said jokingly, "I'm sorry to see you've lost your edge."

While not declaring that, under the wise plan of democracy we have in Iraq, we should expect slaves to be freed in 100 years and women to gain the vote in 150 years, he was doing his damned best to steal Stewart's audience.

The absolute highlight (horribly paraphrased), giving his opinion on evolution:

"I believe that evolution is being controlled by an intelligent creator of some sort. I am compelled to believe that someone or something is guiding us, and that everything that happens to us goes according to his or her plan. That is why we have the hippopotamus, the giraffe, and the clap."

That interview wouldn't have been aired on network television.


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