[ExI] quote of the day
lostmyelectron at protonmail.com
Mon Sep 6 03:44:47 UTC 2021
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On Monday, September 6th, 2021 at 2:21 AM, ddraig--- via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Sept 2021 at 16:07, John Grigg via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> As far as I am concerned, that one line by Douglas Adams established his place as a comedy genius.
>> I also liked what he had to say about the pursuit of money...
> I always liked:
> "The Vogon constructor ships hung in the air in exactly the same way that bricks don't"
> “It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
> "What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
> "You ask a glass of water.”
And after the missiles turn into the bowl of petunias and the sperm whale: "With horror, they suddenly realized that it was fresh whalemeat."
And when the alien battle fleet was, due to a terrible miscalculation of scale, accidentally swallowed by a small dog. (I still remember playing the Infocom text-based interactive game on my Apple IIe in the 1980s and cackling when one of my entries triggered the "It is of course well known that careless talk costs lives . . ." line.)
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