Thursday, October 25, 2007

Rockies Horror

It's almost Halloween.
It's time to trot out your best horror stories and use them to scare the bejeezus out of people.
Here's the horror story that they're telling in Colorado this morning: Final score - Sox:13 Rockies:1
And, while I LOVE this story, here's the tale of horror that I'm sharing with all of you: St.Joseph's Bans Harry Potter in Wakefield.
Yup. You read that right. A Catholic school in MASSACHUSETTS - not Alabama, Arkansas or some other backwater Red state - has banned the Harry Potter series from their shelves.
The horror, the horror...

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Answer

According to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a race of vast pan-dimensional hyper-intelligent beings constructed the second greatest computer in all of time and space, Deep Thought, to calculate The Ultimate Answer to The Great Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Distracted by a demarcation dispute with two philosophers, a "simple answer" is requested.

After seven and a half million years of computing cycles, Deep Thought's answer is: forty two.

Naturally, this answer does not go over well.
"Forty two!" yelled Loonquawl. "Is that all you've got to show for seven and a half million years' work?"
"I checked it very thoroughly," said the computer, "and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is."
Truer words have never been spoken.
Yet, now that I'm here, I think that I'll ponder it awhile...