It might be fascinating to note that the act of reading was in fact invented by the citizens of the elbow, a planet which carries a remarkable resemblance to the part of the body to which it shares its name. It was originally thought that reading stimulated the brain in such a way that it prevented the brain from exploding, but after further research from the Gotop Association of the Nakton Field, it was discovered that books were simply created as a shield between dangerous partials and the open-topped species of Plant Elbow's highly exposed brains.
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I'm new to this fandom, i manly watch the television series but I do plan on checking out other content. Is there somewhere where i can like look at all of the ships for this fandom and pick out the gayest one i want? If no can someone make that a thing?
To celebrate Towel Day, I'm looking for good quotes from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio plays about towels. So far I've got:
Series 2, episode 2, chapter 11 “The Future I Was So Worried About”
Rooster: "Let me introduce myself, my name's Rooster and this is my towel."
Zaphod: "Hello, Rooster; hello, Towel."
Series 2, episode 2, chapter 1 “The Universe Continued Unabated”
Zaphod: “You want me to suck your towel?”
Series 2, episode 2, chapter 1 “The Universe Continued Unabated”
The Book: “There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.”
and the whole chapter called “Perhaps We could Wave Your Towel” from series 2, episode 4.
There‘s also he bit with the bird people when Ford wraps his towel around the bird's head to convince him to go to the ground. I’m pretty sure I can find that one.
The one I'm looking for in particular is an exchange between Ford and Arthur that goes something like this:
Ford: “I wonder what Rooster would do...”
Arthur: “Who's Rooster?”
Ford: “Mate of mine. Great hitcher. There's a guy who really knows where his towel is.”
Arthur: “Why should anyone want to know where his towel is?”
I’ve looked for it in the Vogon ship when Ford first explains his job to Arthur and haven‘t found it. Does anyone have other ideas where this quote falls in the story?
TIA, and HAPPY TOWEL DAY!
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I'm currently rereading the series and came across a small detail that has escaped my attention so far. In "So Long ..." Arthur hitches a lift with Russel, with Fenchurch in the back, and causes his car to skid of the road by pulling the handbrake.
Thing is, though, that his car is a Saab, and the book was originaly published as early as 1984. You see, up until the 1988 model year, the handbrake lever in a Saab would engage the front wheel brakes, not the rear ones. This was intended as a safety measure in case the handbrake would be used for emergency braking, allowing the car to travel in a straight line during decceleration instead of spinning out of control. Hence, the incident in the book is not very credible, albeit not improbable enough to be suspected of having anything to do with the Infinite Improbability Drive.
What puzzles me is that Douglas Adams, a car enthusiast, appears to have been unaware of this.
And another thing (sic!): Is there any particular reason why DA might have chosen a Saab as Russel's vehicle in the first place? Is there a thing in Britain about unpleasant, moustached, blow-dried men and slightly eccentric Scandinavian cars?
Frode, a slightly eccentric Scandinavian myself
At the begining of the movie, about minute 10, Ford is drinking beer at a pub with Arthur, when suddelny take something out of his pocket.
Looks like a old Nokia lipstick, black, with a red ribon, and a internal 4 side screen
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Ok, so the answer is 42. Either it's a bad math problem or it's something else... and I think I know what it is.
Follow the logic:
Philosophers built Deep Thought - a computer - to work out the answer to the ultimate question.
The computer had to think about it for a while - doesn't matter how long (but my answer would reflect that DT was just yanking the philosophers' chains).
7.5 million years later, DT tells humans they won't like the answer. Then it says the answer is "42"
A computer answered an unanswerable question with "42".
A computer uses symbolic representations for numbers. One of those symbolic representations is ASCII. Granted that the "A" stands for "American", but it could also stand for... stick with me a bit longer.
If we look at the ASCII table, we find that a symbolic representation for 42 is... an asterisk.
DT's answer to the ultimate question is... well... everything. Which in a warped sort of way makes sense, especially if you consider that every positive has a negative thus canceling each other out. Thus the result of 42 is... nothing. Not a brass farthing.
Hence, the "A" in ASCII stands for "Asterisk" - thus providing Deep Thought with an easy way out of having to do any work over 7.5 million years other than play an unending game of Solitaire.
Seems obvious to me.
Sorry if this has been answered previously. I just thought it was interesting.
I hope that you don't think it's bad manners to mention this, but I think you folks might be interested in a new game that was released on Steam on 12Dec2019 called "The Answer is 42". It costs just 79p (and is on 30% discount until 02Jan2020!).
I'm not connected with the game in any way, other than as a satisfied customer. I've played it all the way through, and found it to be a highly entertaining diversion.
Best wishes for the festive season to all you hoopy froods!
Why do people say goodbye to friends/enemies
But not badbye.....
Sorry if this is an ignorant question. At the end of the original book series, what has become of Deep Thought?
How did you enjoy the sixth book when you first read it? Would you like another book by Colfer, someone else, or do you even want another book? I'm bringing this up because I recently finished the series, including the sixth, and I'm wondering what others thought of it.
I've never read any of Colfer's other works, but I believe even though his writing style is different than Adams', he bought his own flair to the book. I would enjoy another book by him, but I'm open to them choosing another person to kind of shake it up.
With several 'places' being areas of space, star sections, star systems, etc, the category Places might not be as accurate a category as the more broad Locations could be. I'm happy to change the category from Places to Locations if we have a majority agreement that this is better suited! Please offer any comments or questions you may have.
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