Monday, February 13, 2006


If there's one book i wouldn't mind reading over and over again, then it is the Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams. Here's what Adams has to say at the beginning of the book :

How to leave the Planet :

1. Phone NASA. Their phone number is (713) 483 - 3111. Explain that it's very important that you get away as soon as possible.
2. If they do not co-operate, phone any friend you may have in the White House - (202) 456 - 1414 - to have a word on your behalf with the guys at NASA.
3. If you don't have any friends in the White House, phone the Kremlin (ask the overseas operator for 0107 - 095 - 295 - 9051). They don't have any friends there either (at least, none to speak of), but they do seem to have a little influence, so you may as well try.
4. If that also fails, phone the Pope for guidance. His telephone number is 011 - 39 - 6 - 6982, and I gather his switchboard is infalliable.
5. If all these attempts fail, flag down a passing flying saucer and explain that it's vitally important you get away before your phone bill arrives.

Wish me Happy Reading.


Aparna S Mallya said...

Ok, Happy Reading :)

dharmu said...

vinnu, could you please ship me the book?

Vinayak said...

@Dharmu...shame on you :)
Spend some $$$s on stuff like this rather than clothes :))