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      The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

      Has anybody read these books? I read the first one yesterday and got hooked, so I *cough*downloaded*cough* the rest of the books, and I'm loving them.

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      hitch hikers' guide to the galaxy was one of my favorite books. I have the huge all in one book.
      Wanna play a joke on your chiropractor? The next time he starts working on you, go limp and soil yourself.
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      yeah my friend has the all in one, he's hooked. i'll read it by the end of the year.
      clear eyes. strong hands.

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      I loved the first one.. I can't find the rest anywhere though.
      Love like you have never been hurt before

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      I have them all in one book too. That has to be one of my favorite books of all time.

      “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
      - Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994)

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      Yeah I also have the hitchikers's trilogy. Is it a good book? I have had it for a while but I haven't read any of it yet.


      Are we dreaming?

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      It's wonderful, but make sure you're in a safe place when you're reading it. I was sitting on my stool at the comic shoppe when I read it for the first time, and I got to one part that made me laugh so hard, I slipped off the stool. My customers looked at me funny. When I showed them what I was reading, they all nodded and smiled and went, "Yup."

      “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
      - Kurt Cobain (1967 – 1994)

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      fantastic reading - very funny!
      read them about 10 years ago and have been meaning to get back to them again... time moves too quickly these days.

      another author that makes me laugh out loud is actually Oscar Wilde.
      if you have time, and fancy it, his plays are a laugh a minute!
      This reality is like a goldfish bowl. The dreamworld is the same, but larger. It's easy to get lost.

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      H2G2 is hilarious. Completely absurd. I'm working on the 2nd one right now. Have you played the text game? It's freaking hard.
      Oh yeah, and they finally got around to making it into a film! woot!
      weightless and alone,
      you speed through the eerie nothingness of space.
      you circle round the moon and journey back to face the punishing torment of reentry.

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      They had been staring at it for fully *ten *minutes *before *they
      became aware that Marvin, hanging between their shoulders, was in
      difficulties. The robot could no longer lift his *head, *had *not
      read *the *message. *They lifted his head, but he complained that
      his vision circuits had almost gone.

      They found a coin and helped him to the telescope. He *complained
      and *insulted *them, *but they helped him look at each individual
      letter in turn, The first letter was a \"w\", the *second *an *\"e\".
      Then *there was a gap. An \"a\" followed, then a \"p\", an \"o\" and an
      \"l\".

      Marvin paused for a rest.

      After a few moments they resumed and let him *see *the *\"o\", *the
      \"g\", the \"i\", the \"s\" and the \"e\".

      The next two words were \"for\" and \"the\". The last one was a *long
      one, and Marvin needed another rest before he could tackle it.

      It started with an \"i\", then \"n\" then a \"c\". Next came an \"o\" and
      an \"n\", followed by a \"v\", an \"e\", another \"n\" and an \"i\".

      After a final pause, Marvin gathered his strength *for *the *last
      stretch.

      He read the \"e\", the \"n\", the \"c\" and at last the final \"e\", *and
      staggered back into their arms.

      \"I think,\" he murmured at last, from deep *within *his *corroding
      rattling thorax, \"I feel good about it.\"

      The lights went out in his eyes for absolutely the very last time
      ever.

      Luckily, there was a stall nearby where you could *rent *scooters
      from guys with green wings.[/b]

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      And I just have to show you this extract, it's a good one. I promise this is the last one!

      A robot was programmed to believe that it liked herring
      sandwiches. This was actually the most difficult part of the
      whole experiment. Once the robot had been programmed to
      believe that it liked herring sandwiches, a herring sandwich was
      placed in front of it. Whereupon the robot thought to itself, `Ah!
      A herring sandwich! I like herring sandwiches.'

      It would then bend over and scoop up the herring sandwich
      in its herring sandwich scoop, and then straighten up again.
      Unfortunately for the robot, it was fashioned in such a way that
      the action of straightening up caused the herring sandwich to slip
      straight back off its herring sandwich scoop and fall on to the floor
      in front of the robot. Whereupon the robot thought to itself, `Ah!
      A herring sandwich..., etc., and repeated the same action over
      and over and over again. The only thing that prevented the her-
      ring sandwich from getting bored with the whole damn business
      and crawling off in search of other ways of passing the time was
      that the herring sandwich, being just a bit of dead fish between
      a couple of slices of bread, was marginally less alert to what was
      going on than was the robot.[/b]

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      I love that trilogy! I read it in swedish the first time about 6 years ago. Then I downloaded the english version because I couldn't find it in the library and I have read that twice. A few weeks ago I bought the swedish all-in-one and have almost finished it. And it's just as good every time I read it.

      I have played the game to and it's just as funny as the books.

      Originally posted by hhgg

      The bulldozer piles into the side of your home.

      Your home collapses in a cloud of dust, and a stray flying brick hits you
      squarely on the back of the head. You try to think of some suitable last words,
      but what with the confusion of the moment and the spinning of your head, you are
      unable to compose anything pithy and expire in silence.

      >restore
      You keep out of this, you're dead. An ambulance arrives.

      >restore
      You keep out of this, you're dead and should be concentrating on developing a
      good firm rigor mortis. You are put in the ambulance, which drives away.

      >restore
      For a dead person you are talking too much. As the ambulance reaches the
      mortuary a fleet of Vogon Constructor ships unexpectedly arrives and demolishes
      the Earth to make way for a new hyperspace bypass.

      We are about to give you your score. Put on your peril-sensitive sunglasses now.
      (Hit RETURN or ENTER when ready.) >
      "Trust is a weakness"
      I have a kitty. It's serial number is: 13816
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      Now I see where you got your whole herring sandwich scoop fever from....
      If I hadn't made me
      I'd be more inclined to bow
      Powers that be would have swallowed me up
      But that's more than I can allow...

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      I could barely put it down myself, I have the big leatherbound all in one book, hehe I was reading it in school long ago and some came up to me and said, what is that the bible? I replied, "In a manner of speaking, yes it is"
      I think it should be required reading in highschool =D
      "A knight is sworn to valor.
      His heart knows only virtue.
      His blade defends the helpless.
      His might upholds the weak.
      His word speaks only truth.
      His wrath undoes the wicked."

      Impossible is only that which has yet to be imagined

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      Go herring sandwhich scoop! Pick it up, slide off pick it up again...

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      I love the Hitch Hiker's Guide series. My favorite quote ever...."The ships hung in the sky much in the way that bricks don't"....Wonderful books
      Shine on, you crazy diamond!

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