Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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Happy Birthday, and thanks for all the fish

Today is the birthday of the late, great Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and its sequels, undoubtedly a hoopy frood who knew where his towel was.

In his honor, one of my favorite Adams quotes, an exchange between Slartibartfast and Arthur:

"In this replacement Earth we're building they've given me Africa to do and of course I'm doing it with all fjords again because I happen to like them, and I'm old fashioned enough to think that they give a lovely baroque feel to a continent. And they tell me it's not equatorial enough. Equatorial!" He gave a hollow laugh. "What does it matter? Science has achieved some wonderful things of course, but I'd far rather be happy than right any day."

"And are you?"

"No. That's where it all falls down, of course."

-from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

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