Saturday, August 6, 2011

From Breakfast of Champions

An excerpt from the great Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.'s, Breakfast of Champions, copyright 1973...

"These were country girls. They had grown up in the rural south of the nation, where their ancestors had been used as agricultural machinery. The white farmers down there weren't using machines made out of meat anymore, though, because machines made out of metal were cheaper and more reliable, and required simpler homes."

As I mentioned here - this is, essentially, the challenge of our time. The girls in Vonnegut's piece were prostitutes, which according to this piece, is a growth profession today.

If you haven't read Vonnegut, you are some that I've read/re-read recently:

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