- “The longest and most destructive party ever held is now into its fourth generation and still no one shows any sign of leaving. Somebody did look at his watch, but that was eleven years ago, and there as been no follow-up ... It is also one hell of a thing to get hit with in the small of the back.”
- —from Life, the Universe and Everything[src]
The Longest Cocktail Party was a long and destructive party which had being occurring for at least four generations. For unknown reasons, a group of drunk rocket scientist party-goers had outfitted the party with rocket boosters and artillery. After a confrontation with Agrajag, Arthur Dent was hit in the back by the Longest Cocktail Party. It was during this party that Arthur met up with Slartibartfast, Ford Prefect, and Trillian, and also encountered the Norse god Thor. It was also during this party that Krikkit robots stole the Silver Bail of Peace (better known as the Rory Award for The Most Gratuitous Use of the Word "Belgium" in a Serious Screenplay).