“Whole and Uninjured”

“To be is to do – Socrates. To do is to be – Sartre. Do Be Do Be Do – Sinatra.” The above tripartite from Kurt Vonnegut’s 1982 novel Deadeye Dick, traces originally (in longer form and with different attributions) to graffito in bathroom stalls in the late 1960s. Its modern re-emergence as Facebook meme proves once again—both in content...