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... checking his text messages while he was driving his motorcycle. Cue Mr. Zappa:

“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe."

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nodressrehersal
Apr. 28th, 2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
I cannot dispute that.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 29th, 2013 12:48 am (UTC)
It was one of those "Did I just see that?" moments.

cwmackowski
Apr. 28th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC)
Love that Zappa quote.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 29th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Frank could be more than a bit of a dick, but he got that one right.
cougarfang
Apr. 30th, 2013 02:27 am (UTC)
Sounds like a candidate for the Darwin Awards!
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 30th, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
He's leading the pack for sure.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 30th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
Stupid
Right up there with the guy I saw driving down the interstate with the novel propped up on his steering wheel going about 80 mph.
patrick_vecchio
Apr. 30th, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Stupid
I don't care what happens to clowns like that—but invariably, someone else gets hurt, too.
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"Actual life is full of false clues and sign-posts that lead nowhere." – E.M. Forster

“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." – Frank Zappa

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