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(BookRiot)   For towel day - the 42 best lines from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, hitchhikers, Douglas Adams, galaxies, towel day, Betelgeuse, Dorothy Parker, meson, Bill Watterson  
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2013-05-25 07:50:21 PM  
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20. It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.

The perfect expression of "Adams logic." Plus, the way this entry was animated in the miniseries was perfecto.

OceanVortex: I actually liked the recent movie.

There, I said it.

Not that recent anymore - 8 years ago. As a fan from way back, I'm with you. It's not perfect, goodness knows. (Rockwell didn't get the tone of Zaphod's insanity right, for one.) But the same can very much be said for the miniseries. (Save for the captain, the Golgafrinchams were uniformly terrible actors). People didn't like it because it was different, even though it's exactly what Adams had in mind for the film. And anyone who blows it off because of the romance obviously doesn't know their "Hitchhiker's" lore.

Plus, Mos Def absolutely nailed the alien-ness of Ford. Yes, he doesn't fit Adams' physical description, but he really dove into the role. Pay attention to the way his default reaction to any problem or threat is to try to use his towel. He gets it.

Now, if you want to talk about something from the "Hitchhicker's" lexicon that's bad, we can talk about the fifth book. But I'm convinced Adams did that on purpose.
2013-05-25 07:33:39 PM  
2 votes:
Along with Towel Day, can we get a little love for the Glorious 25thy of May?

Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love, and a Hard-Boiled Egg!
2013-05-26 01:21:49 AM  
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BarkingUnicorn: I had forgotten how poorly written that book was.  Great story, horrible delivery.

If you want any bites, you're going to have to get your bait in a lot earlier than this.
2013-05-25 06:31:48 PM  
1 vote:
Earth - mostly harmless
2013-05-25 03:33:21 PM  
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show me: Why did they only go to 42? Why not 50? Weird.

Nice try, troll.

/Pangalactic Gargleblaster
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