squish7 / laughs
AIM, 3/7/00, 11:13pm
Joshabunga (11:13:47 PM): so what, in fact, is the
meaning of life?
IggY2K (11:14:56 PM): You mean other than 42,
I take it?
Joshabunga (11:15:20 PM): yes, i
assume you can
do better than just parrotting douglas adams...
IggY2K (11:15:38 PM): how about 43?
Joshabunga (11:16:02 PM): oh, now
that's just a
IggY2K (11:17:40 PM): I beg to differ - this
answer has completely nothing to do with any
other answer to the question given by others;
it's an independent assessment
Joshabunga (11:19:38 PM): the fact
that it is
simply douglas adams's answer plus one makes it
IggY2K (11:20:17 PM): Well one could argue
that since any number can be expressed in the
form of douglas adams' answer plus some
other number, any numerical answer is highly
Joshabunga (11:22:17 PM): yes--and
that the meaning of life is most probably *not*
Joshabunga (11:22:39 PM): besides,
42 isn't the
meaning of life, it's the Ultimate Answer
IggY2K (11:23:28 PM): Are you claiming that
just because an answer resembles the Great
Adams' answer, it is necessarily incorrect? Isn't
that guilt by association??
Joshabunga (11:24:49 PM): but i
didn't ask you
for an answer, anyway. i asked you for a
IggY2K (11:26:10 PM): well perhaps you just
didn't understand my answer ... perhaps you
should investigate the actual question you were
Joshabunga (11:26:47 PM): perhaps
explain why 43 is the meaning of life :)
IggY2K (11:27:30 PM): The explanation would
take significantly longer than the span of our
Joshabunga (11:27:44 PM): how did
upon this answer, then?
IggY2K (11:28:15 PM): I found it scribbled on a
piece of paper
Joshabunga (11:28:57 PM): maybe
found is not the meaning of life, then, but just
some poor fool's house number
IggY2K (11:29:26 PM): not likely - the piece of
paper had the phrase "The Meaning of Life:"
scribbled on it
Joshabunga (11:30:21 PM): and just
something's written on a piece of paper, you
believe it? for shame!
IggY2K (11:30:36 PM): it had an official stamp
of certification on it
IggY2K (11:31:25 PM): no, from the Meaning of
Joshabunga (11:31:56 PM): buddy, if
of Life Authority isn't a subdivision of God
Industries, Inc., they are operating a fraudulant
company and will be shut down immediately.
IggY2K (11:34:07 PM): the Meaning of Life
Authority is simply a consortium of various
interested parties that has jurisdiction in all
matters relevant to the meaning of life
Joshabunga (11:34:43 PM): but are
publications authorized and validated by God
IggY2K (11:35:04 PM): They may very well be
Joshabunga (11:35:25 PM): well, i
because otherwise, they would be propagating
IggY2K (11:36:21 PM): yes, we wouldn't want
that .. now would we? Would we???
Joshabunga (11:37:30 PM): wait--how
me--if in fact, GII *claims* to be unaware of the
activities of the MLA, it must simply be a part of
their business strategy, or in layman's terms, the
IggY2K (11:37:53 PM): yes, it very well may be
Joshabunga (11:39:05 PM): in fact,
it has to
be--because if something happens in the universe
that is not included in the Plan, GII will foreclose
on this universe and start a new one
IggY2K (11:40:05 PM): True ... now that would
be *really* unfortunate ...
Joshabunga (11:40:26 PM): for us,
Joshabunga (11:40:41 PM): i suppose
be miffed, but overall indifferent
IggY2K (11:40:50 PM): yes, well it would also
cause the Divine Index to fall significantly ...
Joshabunga (11:41:17 PM): that just
think of something. who invests in GII?
IggY2K (11:41:38 PM): Heh - who doesn't invest
in GII ...
Joshabunga (11:41:58 PM): no,
does? obviously we can't, because we're a part
of the product
IggY2K (11:42:48 PM): so? Employees of
companies often hold shares in their
Joshabunga (11:43:14 PM): no no--we're
employed by GII. we're the product they sell, or
rather, integral components thereof
IggY2K (11:43:38 PM): right, but there's nothing
preventing us from being stockholders, now is
Joshabunga (11:46:05 PM): yes there
stockholders' meetings are held in the head
offices of GII, which none of us can gain
entrance to until after we die, and then, only if we
weren't defective parts
Joshabunga (11:46:47 PM): plus,
seriously, do you
really think you can even afford *one* share of
God Industries, Inc?
IggY2K (11:47:14 PM): Well, first of all, there are
proxy meetings on Saturdays and Sundays.
Second of all, it's still possible to vote without
going to the meetings
IggY2K (11:47:41 PM): as a member of the GII
family, I have a stock option plan that makes
Joshabunga (11:48:01 PM): you're
not a part of
the family. you're just a part of the product.
IggY2K (11:48:12 PM): well the extended GII
Joshabunga (11:48:22 PM): unless
you are a
seraphim or a metatron and you just haven't told
IggY2K (11:48:24 PM): in the corporate sense i
am still one of them
IggY2K (11:48:47 PM): But if I was, you realize I
would be bound by a non-disclosure
agreement, so I couldn't tell you anyways ...
Joshabunga (11:49:25 PM): right--so,
my own sanity, i have no other choice to believe
that you are just delusional, which is by far the
more likely of the two scenarios
IggY2K (11:49:48 PM): If that is what makes you
feel warm and fuzzy, then by all means,
believe it ...
Joshabunga (11:50:28 PM): or
perhaps there is a
IggY2K (11:50:37 PM): ... oh and what might
Joshabunga (11:51:33 PM): ...that i,
too, am an
Avatar of GII, and i am trying to covertly
acknowledge your presence whilst we both
IggY2K (11:52:20 PM): ok well if you are, then
surely you know the sign?
Joshabunga (11:53:00 PM): you fool--surely
are aware that we cannot give the sign via a
medium that can so easily be tapped!
Joshabunga (11:53:38 PM): either
you are being
extra-thorough to ensure that i am not a
corporate spy, or you are one yourself
IggY2K (11:53:55 PM): ah ha! but you see, there
is no sign anyway - therefore, I have called
your bluff and disproven your divine claim
Joshabunga (11:54:54 PM): of course
sign! how else was i to make sure that you were
not a corporate spy, but to bluff that there was a
sign and have you call me on it!
IggY2K (11:55:32 PM): AH ha! But since there
actually is a sign, your denial of it reveals your
true spy nature!
Joshabunga (11:56:59 PM): Ah ha HA!
turnabout rebuttal is the acknowledgement of the
sign, revealing that you are in fact an Avatar and
that you are also aware that i am one too!
IggY2K (11:57:22 PM): Oh yeah? What's your
AID (Avatar ID)?
Joshabunga (11:57:52 PM): i left it
on my dresser
IggY2K (11:58:34 PM): Dammit! You're
supposed to have learned it by now! I mean,
it's the same number for everyone, for god's
Joshabunga (11:58:42 PM): but i can
recite it for
you, if you do insist on going through with this
IggY2K (11:59:01 PM): oh really?
Joshabunga (11:59:22 PM): yes
know i'm right, so don't bother BSing with me
Joshabunga (11:59:26 PM): the AID
Joshabunga (11:59:37 PM): 1...
Joshabunga (11:59:39 PM): 2...
Joshabunga (11:59:41 PM): 3...
Joshabunga (11:59:43 PM): 4...
Joshabunga (11:59:45 PM): 5
IggY2K (11:59:51 PM): Dammit, that's an idiot's
Joshabunga (12:00:05 AM): which is,
coincidentally, the same combination i have on
IggY2K (12:00:49 AM): You sound like you got
your divine status by being on that "Who
Wants to be a Divine Messenger?" gameshow
Joshabunga (12:01:37 AM): almost--i
adopted into the family by participating in FOX's
"Who Wants to Marry a Divine Messenger?"
IggY2K (12:01:54 AM): So who did you end up
Joshabunga (12:02:16 AM): no silly--the
Messenger was female--i was one of the males
vying for her hand in marriage
IggY2K (12:02:48 AM): so are you saying you
Joshabunga (12:03:02 AM): no, i won,
that's how i
became a Divine Messenger
IggY2K (12:03:12 AM): So who did you marry?
Joshabunga (12:03:44 AM): Miss Sara
Seraphim--she's one good lookin' Avatar!
IggY2K (12:04:43 AM): I dunno ... I've heard
some pretty wild rumors about Miss Sara Fim's
Joshabunga (12:05:04 AM): they're
all true. and
all were with me
IggY2K (12:05:28 AM): That's not what I heard
Joshabunga (12:07:14 AM): well you
wrong--man, she thought i was decent in bed
before i became an Avatar--but since then, holy
SHIT, has it been amazing
IggY2K (12:07:25 AM): Remember the whole
Sandalphon Scandal of 2134 BC?
Joshabunga (12:07:51 AM): of course
not silly, i
was a mortal man until a few weeks ago
IggY2K (12:08:27 AM): Well, let's just say she
was a key player in that particular incident ...
Joshabunga (12:09:28 AM): what she
she met me is ancient history and none of my
IggY2K (12:11:03 AM): It's not that ancient - in
fact, it's only been a couple of divine-days
since it happened ...
Joshabunga (12:12:11 AM): true, but
consciousness is still suffering divine-lag because
of my recent transformation, so i'm not quite on
track with the rest of you yet
IggY2K (12:13:44 AM): ah ok i see
IggY2K (12:14:05 AM): well anyway seeing as
how Politically Incorrect is on, I'm afraid I'm
goning to cut this little conversation short ...
Joshabunga (12:14:21 AM): ok, i
should go too,
my program isn't doing itself
IggY2K (12:15:14 AM): k l8er