fictional dialogue

IMG_1518“I need fish fingers and custard”

These are the words that captivated my son and me and forever bound us to the Whoverse.  While his mother, my wife was gone on her 3rd deployment, he sat and watched a child who waited, and I vowed never to keep him waiting.


“No cause could be found for the explosion.
It seemed to have happened spontaneously and of its own free will. Explanations were advanced, but most of these were simply phrases which restated the problem in different words, along the same principles which had given the world “metal fatigue.” In fact, a very similar phrase was invented to account for the sudden transition of wood, metal, plastic and concrete into an explosive condition, which was “nonlinear, catastrophic structural exasperation,” or to put it another way—as a junior cabinet minister did on television the following night in a phrase which was to haunt the rest of his career—the check-in desk had just got “fundamentally fed up with being where it was.”
Douglas Adams, “Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul”

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