An open letter to Kurt Vonnegut
We here at The Bow and Grimace would like for you to consider a special 21st century edition of your classic Slaughterhouse 5. Our request comes due to the growing evidence that the anti-glacier movement is actually gaining steam. This is of course a reference to the conversation you recount with movie-maker Harrison Starr on page 3 of the 1991 Laurel edition:
"You know what I say to people when I hear they're writing anti-war books?"
"No. What do you say, Harrison Starr?"
"I say, 'Why don't you write an anti-glacier book instead?"
What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that, too.
Mr. Vonnegut, we have nothing but the utmost respect for you, but we would be honored if you would just treat us to this one request: Change "anti-glacier" to "anti-orbit" or "anti-ocean." Neither of those causes has nearly the same chances of success as the anti-glacier movement does these days.
Thank, and have a good day, sir.
The Bow and Grimace