Thursday, November 12, 2009

Last call?

"This must be Thursday," said Arthur to himself, sinking low over his beer, "I never could get the hang of Thursdays."

--Arthur Dent

23 comments:

Crawling Axe said...

Does it feel to you like the world is about to get destroyed?

Crawling Axe said...

And that’s not by Arthur Dent. That’s by Douglas Adams.

The Real Shliach said...

1: At one point since the beginning of this (Jewish) Thursday it did.

2. See? I knew you were an apikores!

Crawling Axe said...

I am not the one who quoted him on my blog.

Actually, Douglas Adams and Richard Dawkins made me into a fanatic I am right now. I mean, first they made me atheist by asking completely logical questions about religion and G-d. I was such a sure atheist that when I found answers to these questions, I became a very sure believer.

The Real Shliach said...

Oh, that's not what I meant. I meant, "You don't believe that Arthur Dent exists? Apikores!!"

ChayAiz said...

you believe douglas adams is god to create a real aurther dent?

N said...

good save lol. Hitchhiker's Guide is one of the best books ever. The randomness is beaten only by the Infinite Improbability Drive :)

e said...

Thursdays are really not such a hard day of the week to handle. They're remarkably like several other days, such as Wednesday and Tuesday.

The Real Shliach said...

ChayAiz: http://tinyurl.com/yg2k4bu

N: Which book is better?

The Real Shliach said...

e: Obviously your house was never knocked down on a Thursday.

Cheerio said...

ah...thursdays.... so close to the weekend, and yet, so far.

e said...

TRS: you misuse lmgtfy, and your habit of hiding the lmgtfy in a tinyurl is simply nefarious.

Crawling Axe said...

I always believed real-life Arthur Dent existed. I even read his The opening of heauen gates, or, The ready vvay to euerlasting life : Deliuered in a most familiar dialogue, betweene reason and religion, touching predestination, Gods word and mans free-will, to the vnderstanding of the weakest capacitie, and confirming of the more strong (and yes, the v’s and the u’s were switched in the text too), but I don’t believe he could’ve written the quoted line. Because that would make him a plagiarist from Douglas Adams (and the fact that he lived before DNA would be no excuse), and I just don’t believe a Puritan is capable of plagiarism.

N said...

i read the trilogy in four parts as one, but i reckon i preferred the first two, it got a bit sketchy afterwards... which did you prefer? btw check out my latest post, its a fantastic Vilna Gaon!

Crawling Axe said...

I liked "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish" (the whole thing with Finchurch). Which one was that?

e said...

they were big on long titles back in the day.

Dowy said...

"where are your...watsitcalleds? scruples! thats it!"

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

pffffff.

The Real Shliach said...

e: I aim to please.

CA: Those puritans did some strange thing-witness http://merecomments.typepad.com/merecomments/2009/01/them-bad-old-puritans.html , http://books.google.com/books?id=6IeeA1apBU0C&pg=PA123&lpg=PA123&dq=strange+puritan+practices&source=bl&ots=mA8xW4AW4v&sig=v0ZGeWSbSukbuzqHwC0tpXVRTq4&hl=en&ei=a5D9StPhC4TPngfRh8GWCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9&ved=0CCkQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=&f=false , etc

e: Happy?

N: What about the fifth book and the short story?

re: VG: Remember, this is a Lubavitch blog, we don't believe in "a fantastic Vilna Gaon" :)

CA: #4

Dowy: :)

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

I thought you told me he was "rehabilitated" in Lubavitch circles?

The Real Shliach said...

Modeh: He was. It was a joke.

Crawling Axe said...

He was exonerated as a joke? That’s nice...

The Real Shliach said...

Not quite...