During our honeymoon, I finished the next two parts of the Hitchhiker’s Guide: “So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish”, and “Young Zaphod Plays It Safe”.

As you will understand, I didn’t have the opportunity there and then to write that on my weblog… I do now, but in the mean time, I also finished (yesterday evening) the last part: “Mostly Harmless”.

You will have to wait for the quotes, though. I haven’t had the time yet…

Update: I almost forgot. I was reading the latest Natuurwetenschap & Techniek and there was an article about The Hitchhiker’s Guide and about a new book, called “The Science of The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy”, by Michael Hanlon.

BTW, the article is also available online.

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Tuesday, June 14th, 2005 Funny, Leisure No Comments

Self-referential aptitude test

I have already seen (and solved) this puzzle quite some time ago, but yesterday I came across it once more. So I decided I would share it with you, dear reader. 🙂

It’s an interesting puzzle, which requires some logic reasoning, but it can be solved. I challenge you to solve it. Please let me know if you succeed, and how long it took. Don’t forget to check all answers after finishing, because changing one question can have consequences for some of the other questions.

Good luck!

Self-referential aptitude test (link updated)


Tuesday, May 10th, 2005 Funny, Interesting No Comments


I finished the third part of the Hitchhiker’s Guide: Life, the Universe and Everything.

I haven’t got the book with me though, so you will have to wait for my collection of quotes.

In the mean time, you can check this site for some. (Check out the links on the left side.)

(Update: the link appears to be no longer working.)

OK, here’s one I remember:

(…) and then I decided I was a lemon for a couple of weeks. I kept myself amused all that time jumping in and out of a gin and tonic.

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Saturday, May 7th, 2005 Funny, Leisure, Personal No Comments


Yes, I finished reading part two: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
Another book full of nonsense! In this book we learn about the end of the universe and that people come visit Milliways – the restaurant at the end of the universe – to watch the whole show.

In this restaurant, you can meet the Dish of the Day: May I interest you in parts of my body? Something off the shoulder perhaps?
After ordering, the animal walks back into the kitchen: Very good, I’ll just nip off and shoot myself.

On the Heart of Gold space ship, however, the Cybernetics Corporation Nutri-Matic Drinks Synthesizer still cannot produce tea.

“Share and Enjoy” is the company motto of the hugely successful Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Complaints Division, which now covers the major land masses of three medium-sized planets and is the only part of the Corporation to have shown a consistent profit in recent years.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005 Funny, Leisure, Personal No Comments


After reading Charl’s blog entry about the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie, I borrowed The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide from him.

I’d heard about the book, of course, but I’d never read it. I had no idea what it was about. But reading it had been on my todo-list for quite some time. So after bugging Charl about it for a week or two, he finally lent it to me the other day.

I finished the first part yesterday evening. And it’s great! It’s hilarious!
It’s a fascinating story. Catchy, too. But absurd. With a lot of dry, absurd humour.


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Wednesday, March 30th, 2005 Funny, Leisure, Personal No Comments

Bork, bork, bork!

This morning I picked up a couple of DVDs of The Muppet Show, I ordered earlier this week from the Free Record Shop.

Oh, I’m already looking forward to 7 hours of ROTFLMAO.

I ordered two boxes, the first one containing three dvds and the second one another two dvds. And all that for only 25 euros!

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Thursday, March 17th, 2005 Funny, Movies, Personal No Comments

Jesus died in Japan aged 106

This article‘s title drew my attention just now. The article (in Dutch) states that Jesus did not die at the cross. It was his younger brother that switched places with him, allowing Jesus to get away safely, to Japan no less, where he married, got three children, and died at the age of 106 years old!

In the Japanese town of Shingo, they found a document in 1935, containing supposedly the will of Jesus. Unfortunately, the original was destroyed in WWII and all that is left of it is a copy in the local museum.

By the way, a quick search on google reveals that this is not really new news; one of the first search results, telling the same story is dated April 2000. But it was new for me, and it’s certainly entertaining to read!

The Independent has a more elaborate story about this, dated two days ago.


Friday, December 17th, 2004 Funny No Comments

Yet Another Google Bomb

Oh well, I’ll join in the Google bombing. An ignorant asshole has written a column about The Netherlands.

This ignorant asshole works as a columnist for FoxNews, but apparently doesn’t really care to do some research before writing his nonsense.

Apart from The Netherlands being “the land of wooden shoes, windmills, Rembrandt and wonderful breakfasts”, he’s saying that “a Dutch hospital is (…) killing newborn babies who don’t measure up to an arbitrary standard”. Also, Holland has “no governing moral standard”, and “people smoke dope openly”. Finally, “all of this in a country where the Nazis murdered Ann Frank just because she was Jewish and therefore less than human.”

So, here is the link: ignorant asshole.

(Via:, and sargasso.)

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Thursday, December 9th, 2004 Funny 2 Comments


For the 59,459,765 silly Americans that re-elected George W.:


While walking down the street, Dubya was struck by a large wheel of cheese that fell out of SwissAir flight 19.

Sadly, George does not make it and his soul arrives in heaven and he is met by St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

“Welcome George!”, says St. Peter, “we seldom see Republicans here, so we’re not sure what to do.”

“No problem Pete, let me in, I’m worthy”, says Dubya.

“I’d like to but I have orders from the Man Himself, he says you have to spend one day in hell then one day in heaven so you choose where you’ll live for eternity.”

“I’ve made up my mind, I want to be in heaven”, says Dubya.

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Friday, November 5th, 2004 Funny No Comments

I’m a .pdf

You are .pdf  No matter where you go you look the same.  You are an acrobat.  Nothing is more important to you than the printed word.

Which File Extension are You?

And how about this older quiz, from the same site…

You are Palm OS.  Punctual, straightforward and very useful.  Your mother wants you to do more with your life like your cousin Wince, but you're happy with who you are.

Which OS are You?


Friday, November 5th, 2004 Funny No Comments