- Ford, there's an infinite number of monkeys out here who wish to talk to us
about this script for Hamlet they've worked up.

-- Arthur De... - There is a special department of Hell for students of probability.

In it there are an infinite number of monkeys and typewriters.... - Infinite-Monkey Theorem n.
"If you put an infinite
number of monkeys at typewriters, eventually one will bash out the
script for Hamlet.

(One may also hypothesize a small number of monkeys and a very long period of time.... - Infinite-Monkey Theorem: n. "If you put an {infinite} number
of monkeys at typewriters, eventually one will bash out the script
for Hamlet.

(One may also hypothesize a small number of monkeys and a very long period of time.... - Quote #296
[about the usenet as elephant horde metaphor]
It was Gene Spafford.

I have it (he posted it himself) as: In closing, I'd like to repost my 3 axioms of Usenet.... - An infinite number of bottles of beer on the wall.
- You can be replaced by this computer.
- If an infinite number of rednecks, driving an infinite number of pickup
truck

fire an infinite number of shotgun rounds at an infinite number of highway signs, they will eventually produce all the world's great literary works, in Braille....