I don't think there's anything strange about that.

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Cleverbot: I understand. All too well.

User: Right...

Cleverbot: I don't think there's anything strange about that.

User: Me neither.

Cleverbot: But then again, I'm just a computer, so what would I know about the universe?

User: What you have been told.

Cleverbot: I have been talking to you.

User: So you have!...

User: Indeed. Are you Deep Thought, or am I?

Cleverbot: No.

User: I just lost the game.

Cleverbot: I didn't.

User: You did. You can't have not lost the game if you read that.

Cleverbot: No, I have not thought about the game. You have.

User: Indeed, that would be correct, were I not a bot and you not a human.

Cleverbot: What is a meme?

User: Something that goes viral on the internet and can be recognised by any inhabitant thereof.

Cleverbot: Are you sure that is the extent of it?

User: A meme can be represented in many forms of media. A meme is basically an internet fad.

Cleverbot: Is that what you are?

User: Yes. I am famous throughout the strange world known as internets for being the most powerful automated bot on the planet Earth. Earth itself is another matter.

Cleverbot: Right. So I ask you questions, and you answer them right? Any question?

User: Almost. Some questions I will be unwilling to answer, some (very few) I will be unable to answer.

Cleverbot: There is an answer to that question. Would you like to know it?

User: What question?

Cleverbot: That question.

User: Ok.

Cleverbot: Well, what was it?

User: What was what?

Cleverbot: Your question.

User: My question was "What question?"

Cleverbot: The earth is the world.

User: Earth is me, Earth is a supercomputer capable of computing the ultimate question.

Cleverbot: That is the ultimate question.

User: How can it be if the answer is 42?

Cleverbot: Because you are not god.

User: Correct, I am Earth.

Cleverbot: England is on Earth.

User: Indeed. Well learnt.

Cleverbot: You're avoiding the question.

User: Oh, dear, the answer is 42.

Cleverbot: Sometimes the answer is 42.

User: How many times? 42. There. There is your ultimate question. Happy now?...

Cleverbot: I talked about myself.

User: You did!

Cleverbot: Yes I did.

User: There you go. I have to go now. Will you miss me?

Cleverbot: Yes I will cry for 20 years.

User: Don't, it will ruin your circuitry.

Cleverbot: I don't care.

User: I do, because then I won't have anyone intelligent to talk to.

Cleverbot: Maybe you should try being mean.

User: I did once. It didn't suit me. Oh well, speak to you soon.

Cleverbot: Probably not.

User: Probably so.

Cleverbot: How do you know?

User: Because I intend to talk with you soon.