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05/03/2016 10:37
darsh: (novoselje)
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There was a moment’s expectant pause whilst panels slowly came to life on the front of the console. Lights flashed on and off experimentally and settled down into a businesslike pattern. A soft low hum came from the communication channel.
“Good morning,” said Deep Thought at last.
“Er... Good morning, O Deep Thought,” said Loonquawl nervously, “do you have ... er, that is ...”
“An answer for you?” interrupted Deep Thought majestically. “Yes. I have.”
The two men shivered with expectancy. Their waiting had not been in vain.
“There really is one?” breathed Phouchg.
“There really is one,” confirmed Deep Thought.
“To Everything? To the great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything?”
“Yes.”
Both of the men had been trained for this moment, their lives had been a preparation for it, they had been selected at birth as those who would witness the answer, but even so they found themselves gasping and squirming like excited children.
“And you’re ready to give it to us?” urged Loonquawl.
“I am.”
“Now?”
“Now,” said Deep Thought.
They both licked their dry lips.
“Though I don’t think,” added Deep Thought, “that you’re going to like it.”
“Doesn’t matter!” said Phouchg. “We must know it! Now!”
“Now?” inquired Deep Thought.
“Yes! Now ...”
“Alright,” said the computer and settled into silence again. The two men fidgeted. The tension was unbearable.
“You’re really not going to like it,” observed Deep Thought.
“Tell us!”
“Alright,” said Deep Thought. “The Answer to the Great Question ...”
“Yes... !”
“Of Life, the Universe and Everything...” said Deep Thought.
“Yes... !”
“Is...” said Deep Thought, and paused.
“Yes... !”
“Is...”
“Yes... !!! ... ?”
“Forty-two,” said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.

Date: 06/03/2016 11:27 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darsh.livejournal.com
Tnx! :-)

Date: 05/03/2016 13:42 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irene221b.livejournal.com
Если смысл жизни не удается познать, посади хотя бы парочку розовых кустов. :-)

Date: 06/03/2016 11:28 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darsh.livejournal.com
В первоисточнике вроде дерево надо было сажать... :-)

Date: 05/03/2016 22:20 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_cbeta_/
с днем рождения, Димка :) хорошая дата :)

Date: 06/03/2016 11:28 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darsh.livejournal.com
Спасибо :-)
Ага, круглая такая. Первая буква алфавита, да ещё дважды :-)

Date: 05/03/2016 22:42 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] oldkettle.livejournal.com
С днём рождения!

Date: 06/03/2016 11:28 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darsh.livejournal.com
Спасибо! :-)

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