He was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe- which was going to be hard, because there wasn't one.
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In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
I meant, said Ipslore bitterly, what is there in this world that truly makes living worth while Death thought about it Cats, he said eventually, Cats are Nice.
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