Kurt Vonnegut on man-eating lampreys and everything.

“Nothing means anything” – Kurt Vonnegut on November 8, 1970

In November 1970, Kurt Vonnegut walked into a class room at NYU. He was a guest speaker that day. He’d prepared some handwritten notes on what he wanted to say: there were his thoughts on the art of writing, his childhood, the death of his parents. He jumped from topic to topic as he shuffled through his papers. Sometimes his voice trailed off. He delivered punchlines with perfect timing. The class roared. Listening to this tape, we get to be flies on the wall that day. So take a seat, but your book bag down and enjoy, thanks to the latest entry in PBS’ Blank On Blank series.