Ah, a classic!!! Makes one think about 42 and Babel Fish. (I once had a pet rat named Trillian. Yes, that's how totally geekoid I really am.)
Oh, I'm not nerdy enough! I don't know what it's from!
Gold stars for Julia! [You really named your rat Trillian?....we should talk].Alison - "literary" might have been overstating the case a bit, but it's Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Damn, I just reread that series! Apparently I wasn't paying close attention, because it was my winding down in bed book.