Saturday, January 12, 2008

Flipper Has a Point

From the archives:

On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was much more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much, the wheel, New York, wars, and so on- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But, conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man- for precisely the same reasons.

Source: Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Explanation: If you've read it, good. If you haven't you should. See, I'm a poet... and I know it.


Willie Y said...

book great, movie just the worst I have seen in a long time.

Jeremy said...

I try to pretend the movie didn't exist. Kind of like the three Star Wars prequels and the last two-thirds of the Matrix trilogy.

Jack said...

I started reading the Hitchhiker books afterI saw the BBC TV version. The acting was wooden, the sets were minimalistic and the special effects were so bad, they were silly. But the content was histerical. I miss Douglas Adams' unique view of the world.