Battle railway missile system looks like an ordinary set of coaches. Three of this wagons are eight wheelsets. It is manned by missiles.
From the AVClub.
8. “Since Alice had never received any religious instruction, and since she had led a blameless life, she never thought of her awful luck as being anything but accidents in a very busy place. Good for her.”
Vonnegut’s excellent-but-underrated Slapstick (he himself graded it a “D”) was inspired by his sister Alice, who died of cancer just days after her husband was killed in an accident. Vonnegut’s assessment of Alice’s characterâ€”both in this introduction and in her fictional stand-in, Eliza Mellon Swainâ€”is glowing and remarkable, and in this quote from the book’s introduction, he manages to swipe at a favorite enemy (organized religion) and quietly, humbly embrace someone he clearly still missed a lot.
A performance of the play written by the Virginia Tech Shooter, Cho Seung Hui