Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle to Become TV Show; 11th-Grade English Class Gets Slightly Easier

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Kurt Vonnegut. Photo: Israel Shenker/New York Times Co./Getty Images

AP English teachers breathed a sigh of relief today, as IM Global Television announced plans to turn Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle into a TV show, which will hopefully be long enough to fill an entire week's worth of classes. As numerous term papers have stated, the 1963 novel effectively satirizes the postwar obsession with technological progress through the author's trademark use of sarcasm and irony. There's no writer, director, cast, or network for the project yet, but rest assured — nothing in it will be true.