Out-of-Office Message 07.19.2021 by David Murray // Leave a Comment Long before he was famous, Kurt Vonnegut once went to work for the fledgling Sports Illustrated magazine, and spent exactly one morning there, agonizing over a caption for a picture of a race horse that had shied at the opening gun and escaped the confines of Aqueduct Race track. He left for lunch, never to return. His supervisor found a page in his typewriter with the caption completed. (See above.) On vacation. Back here July 26.