Thursday, May 25, 2006

life, the universe, & the fish

if it weren't for anne i would have totally missed that today is Towel Day, on which we celebrate Douglas Adams & the Boy Scout motto ("Be Prepared").

if i can get someone to shoot a photo of me with a towel today, i will share.

some words of wisdom from the Hitchhiker's Guide:

It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.

incidentally, it's also the 29th anniversary of the original Star Wars release, so if i know oldben, we'll be in a galaxy far, far away for much of the evening.

& i...i will have my towel with me.

ps: it's also the day Oscar Wilde was convicted of indecency, the day that John Scopes was indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, & the day Kennedy announced the plan to put a man on the moon.

oh yes, & the day they convicted Skilling & Lay...

strange day in history...

i love wikipedia.

5 little fish:

Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

that's one of my favorite quotes from the book.

strange day indeed

i really like this line from the towel day article:
"Most minds in the universe are constrained to the laws of Physics; let us remember those who broke the law and got away with it."

10:22 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i missed that quote...does it give examples?

12:03 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Very strange day in history. Old Ben must have been communicating to me through the force because eventhough I didn't remember that yesterday was the Star Wars anniversary I came home for lunch and instinctively popped Ep. IV in to watch...odd! Happy Birthday Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie...and Old Ben of course!

8:48 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

For you Old Ben, happy anniversary:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waKKoGnjYQ8&search=han%20solo%20the%20movie

9:11 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

oooooh fun.

5:13 PM  

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