Re: I'm Back!: My experience at the Rainbow gathering...

From: Mike Steven (
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 18:47:26 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

> The kitchen I hung
> out at the most when not operating Hot & Wet or not hiking around to other
> kitchens or partying at the Main Circle (or fishing), was called
Milliways, the
> Restaurant at the End of the Universe.....
> I didn't get a chance to inquire if there was any philosophical reason for
> use of the name Milliways, such as any extropic or omega point philosophy
> on, as they usually had gotten me quite smoked out by the time the idea

"The Milliways Lunch Menu quotes, by permission, a passage from the Hitch
Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The passage is this:

The history of every major Galactic civilization tends to pass through three
distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and
Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, and Where phases.

For instance, the first phase is characterized by the question "How can we
eat?", the second by the question "Why do we eat?" and the third by the
question, "Where shall we have lunch?"

The menu goes on to suggest that Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the
Universe, would be a very agreeable and sophisticated answer to that third

-Douglas Adams

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