05-07-2011, 01:33 AM
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How the internet works.
1: Become involved in a discussion about airports on a car forum. Decide to use google to locate the exact text of a specific Douglas Adams quote which I vaguely remember.
2: Google "pretty as an airport". Returns wikiquotes page on Douglas Adams.
3: Post reply on car forum.
4: Go back to wikiquotes page, and continue reading.
5: Come to "do not die until you've seen a large black poodle stotting in the snow." I've always wondered whether Adams was BS-ing us on that one.
6: Notice that "stotting" is hyperlinked. Follow link to Wikipedia entry on stotting.
7: Discover that "stotting" is an actual animal behavior, theorized to follow the principle of advertising unprofitability. The following hyperlink trail is now embarked upon:
Handicap Principle ->
Peacock Logo ->
External link to Youtube videos of old NBC logos ->
(Spend 20 minutes watching old TV logos) ->
(backup to Peacock Logo) ->
Natural Color System ->
Stockholm, Sweeden ->
City Bike ->
Clear Channel Communications ->
The San Diego Chicken ->
Also sprach Zarathustra ->
World riddle ->
Friedrich Nietzsche ->
German language ->
Royal Navy (UK) ->
Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier ->
Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System ->
Mass Driver ->
Non-Rocket Spacelaunch ->
Space colonization ->
Human adaptation to spaceflight ->
Gravitational well ->
General relativity ->
Superluminal motion ->
Technology in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ->
8: Realize "What the ****? This is exactly where I started, except it's now 10:30 PM and this glass of Rum & Coke has emptied and refilled itself three times."
Last edited by Joe Perez; 05-07-2011 at 01:50 AM.