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Bokononism: a fictional religion based on harmless untruths (wikipedia.org)
24 points by andreyf on July 10, 2010 | hide | past | favorite | 4 comments

    Tiger got to hunt,
    Bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder, “Why, why, why?”

    Tiger got to sleep,
    Bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand.

Cat's Cradle was the only book that was required reading in high school that I actually liked, and it's still one of my favourites. As a result I've read just about every one of Vonnegut's books.

Vonnegut is great - I guess Cat's Cradle is another book to add to my to-read list.

Never read the book here, or any Vonnegut. It seems like some satire might be underway, but a little into the description of the words, I felt this wasn't teaching me anything. Is this here for more reason than just nostalgia?

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