8 A.M. Sunday, 12th of January, 2014. HAL'S birthday. I'm tired as fuck.
HAL/IBM. HAL=IBM. IBM=HAL.
H+1 = I
A+1 = B
L+1 = M
So HAL is indisputably IBM. Just go one letter on in the alphabet from H, A and L and you get I, B and M.
But what is IBM? A computer company Kubrick had a grudge against? Or are we just missing a "T" in the greatest riddle known to mankind? Confused? Allow…
To the posh lady I had the misfortune of sitting beside at the Tyneside Cinema tonight who ate her various snacks as loudly as humanly possible, who at one point turned to her partner and said, "A skunk!" as a skunk walked past on-screen, who then fell asleep and took up all of my fucking arm rest, I have six words of wisdom for you that I think you should take on board:
Fuck you, you stupid ignorant cunt.