Wednesday, April 30, 2008

why do people talk so much?

I was trying to recall a quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for Miss Shirley a little while ago. After I got off the phone, I remembered where I'd stuck my five-books-in-one set (it's holding my jewelry drawer together). This is actually in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe:
It is worth repeating at this point the theories that Ford had come up with, on his first encounter with human beings, to account for their peculiar habit of continually stating and restating the very very obvious, as in "It's a nice day," or "You're very tall," or "So this is it, we're going to die."

His first theory was that if human beings didn't keep exercising their lips, their mouths probably shriveled up.

After a few months of observation he had come up with a second theory, which was this - "If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, their brains start working."

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