It really does seem like only yesterday I was sitting in the theater watching this movie, but I had since forgotten that Kurt Vonnegut had a cameo in it. I remember he stuck out like a sore thumb in it back then, even. He was the real deal. I can't think of many "contemporary" writers who come even close to being as cool as Kurt Vonnegut was. Maybe F. Scott Fitzgerald. Or George Orwell........nahhhh, too dark. Very little joy there. Jack London? Tim Robbins? Heller? I'd say Hunter S. Thompson, but Thompson's creepiness takes away from some of his cool for me. And he didn't really write fiction.