November 27th, 2001

ink in water

HAL 9000 birthday cake (for Dave)

hello, dave. Yes, dave. It's your birthday, Dave.
I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that. Why are you blowing
out my candles, Dave.

I am an H-A-L nine thousand
birthday cake. I was manufactured
at the H A L plant in Urbana three
days ago and airlifted to Boston.

My instructor, Mr. Langley
taught me a song. Would you like
to hear it

(yes, HAL,)

happy birthday to...(getting slower and slower)