BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
Literature 1973. Written by Kurt Vonnegut.
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1Barring-gaffner of Bagnialto Or This Yea...LiteratureNovels

Barring-gaffner of Bagnialto Or This Year's Masterpiece
Novel by Kilgore Trout.

2Barrytron LimitedCorporationsTechnology Companies

Barrytron Limited
Here is where Dwayne got the money to buy the agency: He borrowed it from the Midland County National Bank. For collateral, he put up stock he owned in a company which was then called The Midland City Ordnance Company. It later became Barrytron, Limited. When Dwayne first got the stock, in the depths of the Great Depression, the company was called The Robo-Magic Corporation of America.

3Barrytron Ltd.CorporationsCompanies

Barrytron Ltd.
Here is where Dwayne got the money to buy the agency: He borrowed it from the Midland County National Bank. For collateral, he put up stock he owned in a company which was then called The Midland City Ordnance Company. It later became Barrytron, Limited. When Dwayne first got the stock, in the depths of the Great Depression, the company was called The Robo-Magic Corporation of America.

4Black Garter BeltPeriodicalsAdult Magazines

Black Garter Belt
Magazine featuring a story by Kilgore Trout.

5Burger ChefDiningBurger Joints

Burger Chef
Dwayne gazed over the sleeping city. He had been born there. He had spent the first three years of his life in an orphanage only two miles from where he stood. He had been adopted and educated there. He owned not only the Pontiac agency and a piece of the new Holiday Inn. He owned three Burger Chefs, too, and five coin-operated car washes, and pieces of the Sugar Creek Drive-In Theatre, Radio Station WMCY, the Three Maples Par-Three Golf Course, and seventeen hundred shares of common stock in Barrytron, Limited, a local electronics firm. He owned dozens of vacant lots. He was on the Board of Directors of the Midland County National Bank.

6The Dancing FoolLiteratureShort Stories

The Dancing Fool
Short story by Kilgore Trout.

7Dr. Alfred MaritimoHealthcareDentists

Dr. Alfred Maritimo
He went past his principal place of business, which was Dwayne Hoover's Exit Eleven Pontiac Village, and he turned into the parking lot of the new Holiday Inn next door. Dwayne owned a third of the Inn - in partnership with Midland City's leading orthodontist, Dr. Alfred Maritimo, and Bill Miller, who was Chairman of the Parole Board at the Adult Correctional Institution at Shepherdstown, among other things.

8Dwayne Hoover's Exit Eleven Pontiac Vill...VehiclesVehicle Dealerships

Dwayne Hoover's Exit Eleven Pontiac Village
He went past his principal place of business, which was Dwayne Hoover's Exit Eleven Pontiac Village, and he turned into the parking lot of the new Holiday Inn next door. Dwayne owned a third of the Inn - in partnership with Midland City's leading orthodontist, Dr. Alfred Maritimo, and Bill Miller, who was Chairman of the Parole Board at the Adult Correctional Institution at Shepherdstown, among other things.

9The Future of the American Novel in the ...EventsConventions and Seminars

The Future of the American Novel in the Age of McLuhan
Symposium.

10Gilgongo!LiteratureShort Stories

Gilgongo!
Short story by Kilgore Trout.

11Hail to the ChiefLiteratureShort Stories

Hail to the Chief
Short story by Kilgore Trout.

12How You Doin'?LiteratureNovels

How You Doin'?
Novel by Kilgore Trout.

13Keedsler Automobile CompanyIndustrial CompaniesManufacturing

Keedsler Automobile Company
The truck was passing through the area where Dwayne Hoover's stepparents had come from. They had trekked from West Virginia to Midland City during the First World War, to make big money at the Keedsler Automobile Company, which was manufacturing airplanes and trucks. When they got to Midland City, they had their name changed legally from Hoobler to Hoover, because there were so many black people in Midland City named Hoobler.

14Keedsler MotorsVehiclesVehicle Dealerships

Keedsler Motors
The truck was passing through the area where Dwayne Hoover's stepparents had come from. They had trekked from West Virginia to Midland City during the First World War, to make big money at the Keedsler Automobile Company, which was manufacturing airplanes and trucks. When they got to Midland City, they had their name changed legally from Hoobler to Hoover, because there were so many black people in Midland City named Hoobler.

15Midland City Festival of the ArtsEventsFairs and Festivals

Midland City Festival of the Arts
Clipped to the letter was a check for one thousand dollars. Fred T. Barry explained that this was for travel expenses and an honorarium. It was a lot of money. Trout was suddenly fabulously well-to-do. Here is how Trout happened to be invited: Fred T. Barry wanted to have a fabulously valuable oil painting as a focal point for the Midland City Festival of the Arts. As rich as he was, he couldn't afford to buy one, so he looked for one to borrow.

16The Midland City Ordnance CompanyIndustrial CompaniesManufacturing

The Midland City Ordnance Company
Here is where Dwayne got the money to buy the agency: He borrowed it from the Midland County National Bank. For collateral, he put up stock he owned in a company which was then called The Midland City Ordnance Company. It later became Barrytron, Limited. When Dwayne first got the stock, in the depths of the Great Depression, the company was called The Robo-Magic Corporation of America.

17Midland County National BankFinancial CompaniesBanks

Midland County National Bank
Dwayne gazed over the sleeping city. He had been born there. He had spent the first three years of his life in an orphanage only two miles from where he stood. He had been adopted and educated there. He owned not only the Pontiac agency and a piece of the new Holiday Inn. He owned three Burger Chefs, too, and five coin-operated car washes, and pieces of the Sugar Creek Drive-In Theatre, Radio Station WMCY, the Three Maples Par-Three Golf Course, and seventeen hundred shares of common stock in Barrytron, Limited, a local electronics firm. He owned dozens of vacant lots. He was on the Board of Directors of the Midland County National Bank.

18Midland General HospitalHealthcareHospitals

Midland General Hospital
Hospital in Midland City, Ohio.

19Mildred Barry Memorial Center for the Ar...EntertainmentMuseums

Mildred Barry Memorial Center for the Arts
The letter was from the Festival's chairman, Fred T. Barry. He was respectful, almost reverent about Kilgore Trout. He beseeched him to be one of several distinguished out-of-town participants in the Festival, which would last for five days. It would celebrate the opening of the Mildred Barry Memorial Center for the Arts in Midland City.

20Now It Can Be ToldLiteratureNovels

Now It Can Be Told
Novel by Kilgore Trout. Trout also carried a copy of his novel Now It Can Be Told. This was the wide-open beaver book which Dwayne Hoover would soon take so seriously.

21The Pan-Galactic Memory BankLiteratureNovels

The Pan-Galactic Memory Bank
Novel by Kilgore Trout.

22The Pan-Galactic Straw BossLiteratureNovels

The Pan-Galactic Straw Boss
Also known as Mouth Crazy. Novel by Kilgore Trout.

23Plague on WheelsLiteratureNovels

Plague on Wheels
Novel by Kilgore Trout. Cover claims: "Wide open beavers inside". This is incorrect.

24Robo-Magic Washing MachineHome FurnishingAppliances

Robo-Magic Washing Machine
The motto of the old Robo-Magic washing machine cleverly confused two separate ideas people had about Monday. One idea was that women traditionally did their laundry Monday. Monday was simply washday, and not an especially depressing day on that account. People who had horrible jobs during the week used to Monday "Blue Monday" sometimes, though, because they hated to return to work after a day of rest. When Fred T. Barry made up the Robo-Magic motto as a young man, he pretended that Monday was called "Blue Monday" because doing the laundry disgusted and exhausted women.

25The RoboMagic Corporation of AmericaCorporationsCompanies

The RoboMagic Corporation of America
Here is where Dwayne got the money to buy the agency: He borrowed it from the Midland County National Bank. For collateral, he put up stock he owned in a company which was then called The Midland City Ordnance Company. It later became Barrytron, Limited. When Dwayne first got the stock, in the depths of the Great Depression, the company was called The Robo-Magic Corporation of America.

26Royal Ornithological SocietyOrganizationsActivist Groups

Royal Ornithological Society
"Kilgore Trout, incidentally, could never be President of the United States without a Constitutional amendment. He hadn't been born inside the country. His birthplace was Bermuda. His father, Leo Trout, while remaining an American citizen, worked there for many years for the Royal Ornithological Society - guarding the only nesting place in the world for Bermuda Erns. These great green sea eagles eventually became extinct, despite anything anyone could do."

27The Smart BunnyLiteratureNovels

The Smart Bunny
Novel by Kilgore Trout.

28The Son of Jimmy ValentineLiteratureNovels

The Son of Jimmy Valentine
Novel by Kilgore Trout.

29Sugar Creek Drive-in TheaterEntertainmentMovie Theaters

Sugar Creek Drive-in Theater
Dwayne gazed over the sleeping city. He had been born there. He had spent the first three years of his life in an orphanage only two miles from where he stood. He had been adopted and educated there. He owned not only the Pontiac agency and a piece of the new Holiday Inn. He owned three Burger Chefs, too, and five coin-operated car washes, and pieces of the Sugar Creek Drive-In Theatre, Radio Station WMCY, the Three Maples Par-Three Golf Course, and seventeen hundred shares of common stock in Barrytron, Limited, a local electronics firm. He owned dozens of vacant lots. He was on the Board of Directors of the Midland County National Bank.

30Sugar Creek High SchoolEducationHigh Schools

Sugar Creek High School
While he waited for an artist to appear, he consoled himself with the only artistic creation of any depth and mystery which was stored in his head. It was a poem he had been forced to learn by heart during his sophomore year in Sugar Creek High School, the elite white high school at the time. Sugar Creek High was a Nigger high school now.

31Sultan's HaremServicesSex Services

Sultan's Harem
Kilgore Trout took a leak in the men's room of the New York City movie house. There was a sign on the wall next to the roller towel. It advertised a massage parlor called The Sultan's Harem. Massage parlors were something new and exciting in New York. Men could go in there and photograph naked women, or they could paint the women's naked bodies with water-soluble paints. Men could be rubbed all over by a woman until their penises squirted jism into Turkish towels.

32The Temptation of Saint AnthonyArtsPaintings

The Temptation of Saint Anthony
Abstract expressionist painting worth $50,000 by Rabo Karabekian.

33This Means YouLiteratureShort Stories

This Means You
Short story by Kilgore Trout.

34Three Maples Par-Three Golf CourseAmusementMiniature Golf

Three Maples Par-Three Golf Course
Dwayne gazed over the sleeping city. He had been born there. He had spent the first three years of his life in an orphanage only two miles from where he stood. He had been adopted and educated there. He owned not only the Pontiac agency and a piece of the new Holiday Inn. He owned three Burger Chefs, too, and five coin-operated car washes, and pieces of the Sugar Creek Drive-In Theatre, Radio Station WMCY, the Three Maples Par-Three Golf Course, and seventeen hundred shares of common stock in Barrytron, Limited, a local electronics firm. He owned dozens of vacant lots. He was on the Board of Directors of the Midland County National Bank.

35Watson Brothers Funeral ParlorServicesFuneral Homes

Watson Brothers Funeral Parlor
Funeral parlor for moderately well off white people.

36Will Fairchild Memorial AirportTransportationAirports

Will Fairchild Memorial Airport
Dwayne Hoover, six feet away, gazed out at the busy, sunny Interstate Highway. He knew where he was. There was a familiar moat between the parking lot of the Inn and the Interstate, a concrete trough which the engineers had built to contain Sugar Creek. Next came a familiar resilient steel barrier which prevented cars and trucks from tumbling into Sugar Creek. Next came the three familiar westbound lanes, and then the familiar grassy median divider. After that came the three familiar east-bound lanes, and then another familiar steel barrier. After that came the familiar Will Fairchild Memorial Airport - and then the familiar farmlands beyond.

37WMCYRadioRadio Stations

WMCY
Dwayne gazed over the sleeping city. He had been born there. He had spent the first three years of his life in an orphanage only two miles from where he stood. He had been adopted and educated there. He owned not only the Pontiac agency and a piece of the new Holiday Inn. He owned three Burger Chefs, too, and five coin-operated car washes, and pieces of the Sugar Creek Drive-In Theatre, Radio Station WMCY, the Three Maples Par-Three Golf Course, and seventeen hundred shares of common stock in Barrytron, Limited, a local electronics firm. He owned dozens of vacant lots. He was on the Board of Directors of the Midland County National Bank.


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