Tuesday, December 12, 2006


The Guide aside

A little piece of genius here from Douglas Adams.

For those amongst you who have yet to read The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul, Private Detective Dirk Gently has his house destroyed in a freak accident, involving an RAF Tornado and Thor, the Norse god of thunder.


And also the insurance problem from hell. The insurance companies involved had all claimed that this was, by any reasonable standards, an act of God. But, Dirk had argued, which god? Britain was constitutionally a Christian monotheistic state, and therefore any "act of God" defined in a legal document must refer to the Anglican chap in the stained glass and not some polytheistic thug from Norway. And so on.

-from The Salmon of Doubt

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