I thought about using LaTex to make the title, but decided that it was geeky enough without such extravagance. Using ASCII seems less elitist somehow. Apologies to mathematicians everywhere, wikipedia was a bit impenetrable on the proper way to express base 13 notation

With that little bit of unpleasantness out of the way, we can now get back to dissing Douglas Adams. Alright, so maybe Pagz does love his work and I actually have read the entire quintilogy several times, but I have to say that I really don’t laugh at much of the stuff. I guess your tastes change over time, but the truth is that not everyone finds the same things funny. Plus, what once made you laugh probably won’t make you laugh again the tenth time you see it. I think a big element of humor is the surprise of the unexpected, but the surprise is gone once you know the joke. Old favorite jokes probably continue to amuse because you can still appreciate the nugget of absurdity that made you laugh the first time, but you probably don’t laugh all that hard when you think about them now.

The best way to get the laughter going again is to re-tell or reminisce about the joke with your friends. This often degenerates into extended recitation contests about whatever the subject matter might be: Simpsons quotes, Anchor Man quotes, HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Homestar Runner, or god forbid, Red Dwarf, or anything else you and your friends find amusing. Just remember: not everyone necessarily finds this shit as funny as you do. In fact, there’s a good chance that you’re annoying the hell out of someone within earshot of your quote fest. Try to keep the laughs going, but remember that there other people around who might not laugh just because Zaphod Beeblebrox has two heads. They might be more into the pooper.


Lovecraft + Zombies + Flashgame = Sweet


This game has it all. If by all you mean a six shooter and a never ending flow of zombies coming for your sweet, sweet brains. Bonus points for the direct link to the H.P. Lovecraft stories as well, to get you in the mood.