RIP...finally.

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by bbsam, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I've been referencing some of my favorite authors from my youth lately and just found out he died in 2001. I don't think there is a day that goes by that I don't ponder how an elected official would fare in the "Total Perspective Vortex". The number "42" will always have special meaning. I think I want to get a dog just so I can name him Zaphod. So to Douglas Adams I say "So long, and thanks for all the fish."

    Anyone else have recurring influences from long dead authors or others?
     
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Science Fiction writer a huge influence on your life ... that helps explain your economic and political views. :wink2:
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Thomas Merton
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I read 2 or 3 of his books on Spirituality and one's direct relationship with God.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Guilty. You might give it a try lest you become as boorish as a Vogon with a fiercely painful urinary tract infection.:wink2:
     
  6. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Ahh, I thought that "42" was familiar when I saw it in the CERN thread. I just couldn't place why. The ultimate answer to the universe......
     
  7. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    So you're into science fiction also?
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Spirituality is not about religion but then I did not expect you to understand that.
    Everything is fiction ... reality is only in my mind.
    Blue pill or the Red pill?
     
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Michener was my favorite ... I know I must have read at least 30 of his books.
    Asimov and Vonnegut were my next favorites.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Good for you. No "fire-pee" for you. Tolkien was tops for me then Lewis, some Mark Twain, Patrick F. McManus, Piers Anthony, David Eddings, etc. I still haven't read any Harry Potter even though I here nothing but rave reviews and I love J. K. Rowling's personal story. Maybe that will be something me and the kids explore together.