Friday, October 31, 2008

A giant is gone

Bye bye, Studs Terkel.

Curiosity did not kill this cat. Being 96 years old killed him. I can only hope to live that long. Sadly, penguins don't :-(. Especially penguins that spent too many of their formative years inhaling silica and fiberglass dust and toxic fumes from oil refineries and etc.

Studs wrote about our future, our future that is happening now, even though he supposedly was writing "history". Read.

-- Badtux the History Penguin


  1. Oh, no. Here I sit. It's almost midnight. I am glancing past the computer to the shelf containing most of Terkel's books, about half of which I've read. And I'm grieving as if a member of my family had died.

    Nonetheless, thanks for letting me know.

  2. I can only hope to live that long.

    There is no fucking way I want to live that long considering what this planet is becoming. It has never been my intention for this body to get old.

    One stupid body is nothing to an omnipresent spirit.


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