Friday, April 28, 2006
Tonight's insomnia diversion was reading Mostly Harmless, the final book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. I've owned it but hadn't gotten around to ever reading it because everyone said it was really bad. And, you know, when everybody says something, they're probably right. This is the fallacy behind the old parental challenge to peer pressure, "Well, if everybody jumped off the Empire State Building, would you?" Because, seriously, if everybody suddenly started traveling New York and cramming the stairwells and elevators of the Empire State Building in order to jump off it, I would want to know why, and I suspect the answer would make me strongly consider the idea myself. Anyway, Mostly Harmless sucked as bad as everyone said and more.