"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't."
This is, perhaps, my favorite sentence in the English language. It is both absurd and fully comprehensible.
One of my favorite afternoons in memory was in May of 1989 shortly after graduating from Purdue. With nothing better to do, I sat in the Blue Cafe in West Lafayette, Indiana and read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy cover to cover casting, in my mind, various members of Monty Python to voice the parts.
I'm sure I looked odd giggling to myself in the corner as I read the book, but I don't really care. It was pure bliss.
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