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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

So Im reading Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy which is, I think, the funniest philisophical book I have ever read. The author has a HUGE imagination. There is a whole chapter on correct grammar when talking about things while time travelling. Because when your time travelling, nothing is really in the past nor future, except only from your point of view. Or what happens when you return from the future, which is now your past, but also still in the future. So there is a whole chapter about the proper grammar depending on where you are in time and where in time you are talking about, like haven beenen and toen goen eatling outer. It is hilarious!!! Then there is a whole chapter about this race of marketing people who land on a planet and attempt to setup a form of government, which is absolutely hilarious!!! They wont even invent fire till it is researched who would use it and for what etc, same as the wheel. I am loving this book! It is very British humor, but I laugh my head off, and the adventures of the crew are so outrageous, it makes it really hard to put the book down. But it is actually a 5 book series, and to buy all 5 books in one single bind is only like $1 more than just buying the first book. So just get all 5 in one big volume instead of buying them seperately.

The author starts his book out like this, and I wish we would ALL start any of our stories out like this, and it would save us alot of time later on.

"The history of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I'm misquoted. So the publication of this omnibus edition seemed like a good opportunity to set the record straight - or at least firmly crooked. Anything that is put down wrong here is, as far as I'm concerned, wrong for good."

See, now wouldn't that put alot of arguments to rest when people question us about changing our stories?

Anyway, hilarious, deep, philisophical, and outrageously adventurous book, I think it will be the only book in my life that I will read more than once.

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