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Oh, Kurt Vonnegut may appear to be a brilliant, revered male novelist. I may appear to be a mediocre and virtually unknown female newspaper columnist. We may appear to have nothing in common but unruly hair. But out in the lawless swamp of cyberspace, Mr. Kurt Vonnegut and I are one. Out there, where any snake can masquerade as king, both of us are the author of a graduation speech that began with the immortal words: ‘Wear sunscreen.’

Mary Schmich, columnist for the Chicago Tribune, on the commencement speech that Kurt Vonnegut never made at MIT. (More about the hoax)