My dear,

One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.

You will have made a woman somewhere wonder what the hell the world is coming to. You will have made a man somewhere angry, and maybe, made him take up arms. You will have given the school children their next day’s topic of choice. And you will have given newspaper companies their next day’s profit.

And then you will be forgotten.

Falsely yours,
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.