AND SO IT GOES! Vonnegut dirt-box destroyed!

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The worm-filled Kurt Vonnegut compost box on Columbia Street is sleeping with the fishes.

One day after The Brooklyn Paper broke the story about the Vonnegut-emblazoned food scrap recycling project, a roving reporter happened by to discover the horrific crime scene.

The chest of drawers, which had been filled with worms busily converting organic material into soil, had been knocked over.

Though it is unclear whether the worms had been affected, locals were horrified.

“I can’t believe it was ruined so quickly,” said Lynnette Wiley of Jalopy, the guitar shop and music hall further down Columbia Street. “That’s a bummer.”

The late Vonnegut, a known recycler (if only a literary one), couldn’t have said it better himself.

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Reader Feedback

heydg from Boerum Hill says:
"How embarassing to be human."
"We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap."
May 1, 2009, 8:41 pm
green41day from Brooklyn says:
What a shame that we can't even respect a dead hero's worm box. This is why all of America thinks so little of New Yorkers.
May 3, 2009, 11:55 am
Chris from Hells Kitchen says:
How will they ever manage to set it upright and close the drawer?

Ruined forever.
May 3, 2009, 5:21 pm
Ed from Brooklyn says:
This must be a slows news day-week-month-eon.
May 3, 2009, 11:11 pm

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