Random String of thoughts

Taking a slice out of Logtar’s brain can be both difficult and confusing. I thought I would document a string of thought that I had last night and see if at the end anyone follows. I started reading The Ultimate Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. One of my coworkers, whom I went to lunch with about a month back, told me that the book was grand. I told him the movie was somewhat incoherent and at times dumb. I totally missed the British humor on that one, which by the way I love, if that is what it was. He insisted that the books were weird but still funny. He then watched the movie, after our conversation and agreed with me that it was crap. I have never said on my blog crapfully yours, which I should have. Shame on me.

A couple of weeks ago he brought the book in to work so I could borrow it, but I did not start it right away because I was in the middle of reading another book based on a movie. Which brings me to another point, the next generation Playstation PS3, might include technology that will not let you play “borrowed” games. Meaning, you would not be able to swap games with a friend or even rent them. The technology has been patented, but at this point no one knows for sure if it will be in the new system.

Today we might go see Harry Potter 4, another book based on a movie. We did not get to see it this weekend because of the Lan Party, picking up a pool table and just overall craziness of our running around life. Getting back on the train of thought, I started reading the Hitchhikers book, and what do you know it is written by the same guy that started wrote for a season of Dr. Who.(see comments) The infamous Big Orange Michael addiction. I was reading the introduction to the book written by the actual author that attempts to put some perspective on his work with the theme. The has been radio broadcast, albums, TV shows and the books, all related to the subject but different and at times contradictory. So, I get to the part where he says he was starting a series called Dr. Who. I stop dead on my tracks and think. Should I read more (almost in a computer like voice ala Starship Troopers, would you like to know more?). I have plenty of hobbies right now, and that is not counting my interests which I could not even list in one day. Dr. Who. is just something that I leave to Michael to be a geek about… but is reading this book going to wake up an interest on this show. So far this guy’s writing has been excellent and keeps me interested and entertained. He uses simile like other authors I like but in an almost too sarcastic way that keeps you smiling if not laughing while you read.

So I take a break and decide to think about it further. While it might not seem like a big decision to must of you, to read a book or not, to me it can be a life changing experience. I have seen what has done to Michael and his life. I can compare that to the other addiction that I have successfully managed to stay away from MMORPG’s. I have had a couple of friends offer me free trials for games like UO, Everquest and the growing WOW. Which btw was blamed for the Dave Chapelle disappearance. I would love those games, I know I would, but I also know that my addiction for them would leave me without a personal life. Right now my current addiction, Counter Strike, is already taking up part of my sleeping time, but it has been worth it so far. So I will stick to FPS’s for now.

Fortunately or unfortunately, that remains to be seen, I continued reading the book. And let me tell you, only the introduction and a little of the first chapter into it and I am already loving it. His style of writing is very appealing to my sense of humor and overall insanity. So that is all for today on my random string of thoughts. Feel free to comment on any of them or start a string of thoughts from it.

6 comments on “Random String of thoughts

  1. Hahaha!!! Yeah, the books is awesome… I read it back in the day when I was in elementary, I think 5th grade. Thing is, is that I only understood half the content because it was way over my head at the time.

    I like these book posts you type out John!

  2. OK, to clear up some misconceptions you have here…

    Douglas Adams did NOT create Dr Who.

    Dr Who hit the airwaves for the first time on Nov 23, 1963.

    Douglas Adams wrote three scripts for Dr Who. Two are available now on DVD. The third is not out and is incomplete due to a strike at the BBC.

    Adams script-edited Dr Who for one season in the late 70s. It was during this time Hitchhiker’s hit for the first time and he wrote the original novel, which was based on a radio show he’d done.

  3. Hitchhiker’s is different than Dr Who….

    The season that Adams script-edited reflects a tone like Hitchhiker’s at some points. It’s a good season, but it gives over to being a bit too silly for my liking.

    Dr Who had a looooooong run, so it was more than the sum of one script editor and actor….

  4. Thanks Michael (you have fully illustrated your Dr. Who fanboy status withouth me having to do anything) :)

    And yea, I probably misread what he wrote… He mentioned writting for Dr. Who. in a way that it did not define if he was the creator… I will fix it :)

  5. I’m certainly interested in watching the new Harry Potter movie despite not having read this particular book but yes to the previous ones.

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