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...

4 Comments:

Blogger FoxInDetox said...

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Annnnddddy! Happy birthday to you!!!!!

Wishing you a fabulous day my friend.

Big hugs.

9:39 AM, October 03, 2007  
Blogger Cynthia said...

And I thought it was that 'one thing' that Billy Crystal talked about in "City Slickers".

42...who knew?

Happy birthday, buckaroo!

12:02 PM, October 03, 2007  
Blogger Summer Ryan Doyle said...

Ditto! Hope your day was fantastic, and that you got a little closer to finding the question.

3:31 PM, October 04, 2007  
Blogger 1st Lady said...

Happy Belated Birthday Andy! Hope you were treated to some fine dining and beverages of the alcohol variety ;)

5:26 PM, October 08, 2007  

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