Saturday 20 March 2010

Perfectly normal paranoia

In the spirit of enlightenment and in true socialist fashion I’m going to pigeon-hole everyone into one of the following groups:
  1. Ignorance is bliss.
  2. It might never happen and there’s nothing you can do about it.
  3. It is going to happen and there’s nothing you can do about it.
  4. Run for your lives.
For those who posit "there is something you can do about it"… do I really need to say where they belong?

It's then I remember:
You know, all this explains a lot of things. All my life I've had this strange unaccountable feeling that something was going on in the world, something big, even sinister, and no one would tell me what it was.
Thankfully I read this (or maybe saw the BBC series) at a young age and it helped explain those occasional moments in my life when it appeared the world around me was going to sh*t. Because as the wonderfully named Slartibartfast put it:
…that's just perfectly normal paranoia. Everyone in the Universe has that.


  1. Loved this! And the little xkcd comic on the sidebar is my favorite.

    Lovely little blog you have here. Nice and roomy, soft colors. Needs a few throw-pillows and some extra beer in the fridge and it would be perfect!


    word veri sez: undent. Perhaps we can straighten out any misunderstandings? I swear, wv knows things.

  2. I am in all four of these pigeonholes, actually. And that just sounds so porn when I read it back.

  3. Am I at the restaurant at the end of the universe? Am I?


  4. Ah, a Douglas Adams man! And an xkcd fan :) Joan was right. You are a keeper!

  5. Thanks Joan. I've long suspected that wv is sending us messages. Give me time - I'll understand eventually!

  6. Joan sent me and I'm glad.

  7. Oh and in case you were wondering, I'm in Group # 1. I try not to ever know anything, it just leads to trouble.