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For months, we have pored over every screenshot, every glimpse of footage, and every toy package relating to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But did we miss the Kurt Vonnegut shout-out? Or are we just seeing things?

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Earlier today, we were discussing great books that defy genre categories, including Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions. So we were obliged by law to post a picture of Kurt Vonnegut’s anus, as sketched by Vonnegut himself:

Illustration for article titled Could This Be The Most Important Easter Egg in iThe Force Awakens?/i (Probably Not.)
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And then commenter lightninglouie reminded us where we’d seen that image recently, saying, “Hey, whaddaya know?”

Illustration for article titled Could This Be The Most Important Easter Egg in iThe Force Awakens?/i (Probably Not.)

Could this be the secret meaning behind the First Order? Are the villains of the new movie actually motivated by an obsession with Kurt Vonnegut’s unmentionable regions? Do we finally know the real origins of Supreme Leader Snoke? It all makes sense now! (Or maybe it doesn’t. We’ll take either answer, really.)


Contact the author at charliejane@io9.com and follow her on Twitter @CharlieJane

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