John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Self-Referential Creepitude

I have, at work, been re-listening to my audiobook edition of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, as read by the author, the late great Douglas Adams.

Today, I happened upon the passage where Dirk Gently is listening to the taped message Gordon Way left on Susan's answering machine before being shot, and there's a bit about how Dirk feels slightly creepy listening to the dead man's voice on the tape.

So I was listening to a dead man's voice on tape, talking about listening to a dead man's voice on tape.

Strangely enough, I didn't get creeped out. I suspect that it's because if I were to encounter the ghost of Douglas Adams, I would expect the first thing to happen, after I asked for his autograph, would be that he would demand a cup of tea.

-The Gneech
Tags: crackpottery, doctor who, michael macbeth, reading
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