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Sunday, 25 January 2009

Quote of the week No. 14 : International man of mystery

Three degrees at eight o'clock and blow-you-away windy. Sunshine.

Ivern Ball is an international man of mystery. I can't tell you who he is, when he was born, or if he's already dead. I have no information on his profession, religion or gender. The supposed 'he' may, indeed, be a 'she', or even (with a name like that) a racehorse. Or, perhaps, he is part of an elaborate hoax planted in cyberspace by Douglas Adams just before he died.

If you have any reliable information on this supposed person, about half a million people would like to hear from you.

The reason I mention it is that I was quite taken by the following smartass, but thought-provoking, quotation, which is ascribed to him in at least one spot in cyberspace.

"Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else."


Now doesn't that sound to you like something Zaphod Beeblebrox would say?

6 comments:

Dave King said...

No Louise, it's too smart ass for Zaphod Beeblebrox. It's more like something he said he said.

Louise said...

LOL! LOL! LOL!

Vanessa said...

I read a report recently that said over 40 percent of theprofiles on Facebook are fakes. Can we believe anything we read in cyberspace, where people write their own Wikipedia entries...

LadyFi said...

LOL! I've got to agree with Dave! Definitely something Zaphod would wish he had said...

Lisa said...

a great blog- i enjoyed the read muchly !!
Lisa x

karin said...

Interesting quote! Love the comments too! My own granddaughter has made herself several facebook accounts....teens .... arghhhh. Can't convince her of anything as they so much wiser than their parents!I just pray!

And don't let anyone paint that door!

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Quote of the week No. 14 : International man of mystery

Three degrees at eight o'clock and blow-you-away windy. Sunshine.

Ivern Ball is an international man of mystery. I can't tell you who he is, when he was born, or if he's already dead. I have no information on his profession, religion or gender. The supposed 'he' may, indeed, be a 'she', or even (with a name like that) a racehorse. Or, perhaps, he is part of an elaborate hoax planted in cyberspace by Douglas Adams just before he died.

If you have any reliable information on this supposed person, about half a million people would like to hear from you.

The reason I mention it is that I was quite taken by the following smartass, but thought-provoking, quotation, which is ascribed to him in at least one spot in cyberspace.

"Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else."


Now doesn't that sound to you like something Zaphod Beeblebrox would say?

6 comments:

Dave King said...

No Louise, it's too smart ass for Zaphod Beeblebrox. It's more like something he said he said.

Louise said...

LOL! LOL! LOL!

Vanessa said...

I read a report recently that said over 40 percent of theprofiles on Facebook are fakes. Can we believe anything we read in cyberspace, where people write their own Wikipedia entries...

LadyFi said...

LOL! I've got to agree with Dave! Definitely something Zaphod would wish he had said...

Lisa said...

a great blog- i enjoyed the read muchly !!
Lisa x

karin said...

Interesting quote! Love the comments too! My own granddaughter has made herself several facebook accounts....teens .... arghhhh. Can't convince her of anything as they so much wiser than their parents!I just pray!

And don't let anyone paint that door!