Fire Cloud...
An irregular marking on the exterior of Native American pottery: usually resulting from burning fuel coming in direct contact with the vessel during firing

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Words of Douglas Adams

 Mrs. Phred and I have seen some fine and violent movies over the holidays and we're reading a series of slasher books based on a Miami psycho killer named Dexter.

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

One movie was Jack Reacher starring the improbably diminutive Tom Cruise. He did a good job for his size.

 “If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.”

We also saw Django Unchained by Quentin Tarrantino, who is always an over the top hoot and weird combination of humor and gore.
 “It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.”

“All you really need to know for the moment is that the universe is a lot more complicated than you might think, even if you start from a position of thinking it's pretty damn complicated in the first place.”

“Ford!" he said, "there's an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk to us about this script for Hamlet they've worked out.”

 “This is rather as if you imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for.”

“If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.”

"The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”


  1. well at least one of the movies is on our the flower shots....and the first one...what books are you reading...sil

  2. dear phred - i LOVE your blog. LOVE your mind. LOVE your crazy/totally sane view of the world. i found your blog via carold's rv women's forum. she is also a smart funny person - nice that you two found each other! i just wanted to say hi and encourage you (in case you needed it). sincerely, judy donnell... a massachusetts fan.

  3. forgot to say i also LOVE your photography. jd

  4. Hi Judy D. ...Thanks for the comments.

    Let me cut through the crap on the satellite dish. If you can possibly afford an automatic dish on the roof get it if you want satellite TV...PS get Direct TV...otherwise just go with the cable you get while traveling and your not go with a portable satellite antenna...

    You will be extremely frustrated trying to manually point a portable dish. I did that for three years and I have a database of altitudes and azimuths for all the places we've been in the US...even so, I've spent a lot of time in the hot sun with a compass and a level getting bitten by red ants and yelling at Mrs. Phred to see if anything is coming up on the receiver...

  5. Oh didn't care about satellite was Judy B...

  6. love it.... i am "quietjudy" who never posts and who beth constantly threatens to dis-member.