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Oh man - you MUST read the books! The movie is OK - but the books are absolutely fantastic. If you aren't a reader, then load the audiobooks on your DAP. Douglas Adams was a brilliant writer. He was full of great one-liners, for example: "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." Or, this one: "If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat."


He had zillions of those: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/4.Douglas_Adams

Seconded. That line about the deadlines is one of my all time favorites. I also like "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't." I would say that the writing, far more than the plot, was the real draw for me. The introduction said that reading Douglas Adams will permanently rewire your brain, and I have to say it's true. I found myself finding the humor in everyday situations and commenting darkly on it far more often after I read the series. I also instinctively look for bizarre connections between things now, the way Adams clearly did. You know, the word "genius" is thrown around far too often these days, such that it's become cliche. Douglas Adams is one of the few people I actually think is deserving of the word.

In fact, because of all this I've just become inspired to read the series again. I'll have to fetch my copy off the shelf.

I like Adam's other series, Holistic Detective, Dirk Gently. Long Dark is a really great read.
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I like Adam's other series, Holistic Detective, Dirk Gently. Long Dark is a really great read.

Absolutely! I wanted to *be* Dirk Gently, especially after reading this line:

"Sherlock Holmes observed that once you have eliminated the impossible then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible."
- Dirk Gently
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Merry Christmas everybody!

On the topic of huge phones, I recently saw the Samsung Galaxy MEGA at Walmart... It's a real thing.....
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Absolutely! I wanted to *be* Dirk Gently, especially after reading this line:

"Sherlock Holmes observed that once you have eliminated the impossible then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible."
- Dirk Gently

I thought I was the only person who had read these! Good to find other Gently fans.

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Merry Christmas everybody!

On the topic of huge phones, I recently saw the Samsung Galaxy MEGA at Walmart... It's a real thing.....

The Mega, sadly, has a crap screen & laggy dual-core processor.

And ''Happy Hanukkah''!!!
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Christmas? Hanukkah? C'mon, people, it's clearly Easter today. Hope the bunny hides so many plastic eggs full of goodies in your house that you're still finding them two weeks later.

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- "Feliz Navidad" ...

 
- Now get out there capitalist and CONSUME !
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Christmas? Hanukkah? C'mon, people, it's clearly Easter today. Hope the bunny hides so many plastic eggs full of goodies in your house that you're still finding them two weeks later.
Nah meng, it's All Hallows Eve.
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According to Wikipedia, there is some sort of "Thanksgiving" holiday in the US, Canada, Liberia, The Netherlands, Norfolk Island & Grenada. There are also other harvest festivals around the world.

Let's face it, any excuse for a party will do.

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Merry Christmas everybody!

On the topic of huge phones, I recently saw the Samsung Galaxy MEGA at Walmart... It's a real thing.....

I thought the screen looked a little grainy when I saw it, but they had it right next to the Note 3, which is flipping gorgeous.
Edited by Magick Man - 11/28/13 at 10:17am
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This was posted to my FB page, so I thought I would share...

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Billybob, for some silly reason, I had decided a long time ago not to change my avatar because of TMAC. I know it's late, and the threads I visit nowadays are filled with TMAC avatars so one more will probably not make any difference, but here you go.

 

Also, I can celebrate my burfday by changing my avatar to my regular doofus one. Especially if december is doofus december.

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Thank you! I appreciate the support!! I'll be changing my avatar for December as well.
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I still have to select a doofus to use. I mean, apart from the one that stares back at me every day over the sink. Maybe I should take a picture of him. Trouble is, every time I try to do that, he raises an identical camera and attempts to take a picture of me. Come to think of it, he always wears the same clothes as me as well. So he's a copycat and a jerk as well as a doofus.

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Thank you! I appreciate the support!! I'll be changing my avatar for December as well.

No problems, but those who really need the thank you, are the researchers working with diseases. You know where I work and I see them all the time, man, they come in weekends, they can do all-nighters, theyu are so stressed out just to make the deadline. Some of them ruin their own lives to make things happen... and I don't know about US, but they barely get enough money to pay the bills and buy noodles for lunch. The cleaning ladies cleaning our offices make more money. I can't imagine things being especially different around the world. Personally I had no idea how hard workers these people are until I started this job.

 

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I still have to select a doofus to use. I mean, apart from the one that stares back at me every day over the sink. Maybe I should take a picture of him. Trouble is, every time I try to do that, he raises an identical camera and attempts to take a picture of me. Come to think of it, he always wears the same clothes as me as well. So he's a copycat and a jerk as well as a doofus.

I know exactly what doofus to select. Just have top slap a TMAC sign over him.

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