funnily enough, i am rather immune to memes but like quizzes. however i would like to jump on this particular memewagon, such as it is, thanks to the graciousness of our erstwhile cookie queen Jennifer. this is in no small part due to being on my 234th reading of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
the rulz, such as they are(pay attention to this part, those about to be goosed)
• look up page 123 in the nearest book
• look for the fifth sentence
• then post the three sentences that follow that fifth sentence on page 123
“Exactly”, said Dirk, “bravo!”
“But what’s all that got to do with this… this Detective Agency?”
“Oh, that — well, some researchers were once conducting such an experiment, but when they opened up the box, the cat was neither alive nor dead but was in fact completely missing, and they called me in to investigate.”
(bonus!!! ending of above passage)
“I was able to deduce that nothing very dramatic had happened. The cat had merely got fed up with being repeatedly locked up in a box and occasionally gassed and had taken the first opportunity to hoof it through the window. It was for me the work of a moment to set a saucer of milk by the window and call ‘Bernice’ in an enticing voice — the cat’s name was Bernice, you understand —”
“Now wait a minute…” said Richard.
“— and the cat was soon restored. A simple enough matter, but it seemed to create quite an impression in certain circles, and soon one thing led to another, as they do, and it all culminated in the thriving career you see before you.”
More madness, and a compelling crime drama/mystery/thriller/sci-fi caper all rolled into one if you actually read the book. there are things in there that i did not believe could (or should) be done with, or to, the english language. of course it’s mostly for nerds, but that goes without saying.