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und viele mehr / and many more...
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Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
> He had a point. The planet was being
destroyed by manufacturing processes, and what was being manufactured
was lousy, by and large.
Then Trout made a good point, too. "Well," he said, "I used to be a conservationist. I used to weep and wail about people shooting bald eagles with automatic shotguns from helicopters and all that, but I gave it up. There's a river in Cleveland which is so polluted that it catches fire about once a year. That used to make me sick, but I laugh about it now. When some tanker accidentally dumps its load in the ocean, and kills millions of birds and billions of fish, I say, 'More power to Standard Oil' or whoever it was that dumped it."
Trout raised his arms in celebration." 'Up your ass with Mobilgas,' " he said.
The driver was upset by this. "You're
kidding," he said.
"I realized," said Trout, "that God was n't any conservationist, so for anybody else to be one was sacrilegious and a waste of time. You ever see one of His volcanoes or tornadoes or tidal waves? Anybody ever tell you about the lce Ages he arranges for every half-million years? How about Dutch Elm disease? There's a nice conservation measure for you. That's God, not man. Just about the time we got our rivers cleaned up, he'd probably have the whole galaxy go up like a celluloid collar. That's what the Star of Bethlehem was, you know."
"What was the Star of Bethlehem?" said the driver.
"A whole galaxy going up like a celluloid collar," said Trout.
> The driver was impressed. "Come to
think about it," he said, "I don't think there's anything about conservation
anywhere in the Bible."
"Unless you want to count the story about the Flood," said Trout.........
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J.R.R.Tolkien, The Hobbit
There are many ways to make and illustrate J.R.R. Tolkiens "The Hobbit" books, but I think the one shown below is the most beautiful presentation of hobbits, elves, dwarfs and dragons.
for written permission of the publisher in January 2000 to be allowed to display
some of this (permission) and I'l give you a short impression of the book praised
above (which is out of print today).
As far as I know Ballantines holds the publishing rights of this edition today. They offer some other beautiful editions, new and old. Take a look at their homepages http://www.randomhouse.com/BB/ and http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com, search for "Hobbit".
We should ask them to put this edition into print again too! Info about this book
<= click to enlarge
Read a bit of Chapter 1,
Party - Roast Mutton.
Have a look and judge for yourself.
Text-Version - as narrated by Nicol
Williamson on Argo Records, 1974
The speaker of this version is really worth listening to :
Williamson: A Unexpected Party - Roast Mutton (170 KB)
(this is only a short example)
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