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    Basilisk - quotation source?

    Hej Bassy, Where does...

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    He had his immortality thrust upon him by an unfortunate accident with an irrational particle accelerator, a liquid lunch and a pair of rubber bands. The precise details of the accident are unimportant because no-one has ever managed to duplicate the exact circumstances under which it happened, and many people have ended up looking very silly, or dead, or both, trying
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    ...come from?
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    Forget it, found it. I thought it sounded like Douglas Adams.
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    Thats ummm, someone the infinitely prolonged (been a few years since I read HGG). He travels the universe insulting people, in alpabetical order, hoping the path his spaceship takes spells a very rude word. Does Dent twice.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
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    Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged.

    'Life, the Universe and Everything'
    Do not meddle in the ways of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with ketchup

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    > Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged.

    Is that the guy that designed the fjords?

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    That was Slartibartfast, a Magrathean planetary designer. (Spelling dubious). Won an award for Norway, second time round they gave him Africa to do.
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    That's right... Dangit... Stupid memory... I think you spelled it right...

    Who was this other guy, then?

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    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    OK - he sounds familiar now... I need to reread that book.

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