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Knowing Where One’s Towel Is

I always thought that something was fundamentally wrong with the universe.

Yesterday was 10/10/10 or 101010.

Which according to our frequently wrong yet but ever eloquent Hooniversal High-Priest engineerd is the Ultimate Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything.

Thus it seems an infinitely improbable – yet bizarrely fitting (if inherently flawed) way to begin our new adventure.

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable”.

“There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”

…which may explain a few things.

Enjoy your toast.

I'm sorry, what was the question?

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  • SirNotAppearing

    Last year I spent an afternoon watching that movie and and Outkast's Idlewild under the effects of general anesthesia from a surgery that morning. It REALLY bothered me that the rooster on Big Boi's flask would talk, and pretty much the entire Hitchhiker's Guide sent me over the edge. I should probably watch it again under the influence of nothing stronger than caffiene.

    • http://o2richenvironment.blogspot.com/ engineerd

      I watched the X-Files movie drunk on Red Dog. I'm still paranoid that The Smoking Man is watching me.

  • http://o2richenvironment.blogspot.com/ engineerd

    If I'm a high priest, we're all screwed.

    I confused a few of my non-nerd friends with that reference. Actually, let me rephrase that. I confused my few non-nerd friends with that reference.

  • http://www.Hooniverse.com Jeff_Glucker

    My ringtone is the theme to the Hitchhikers TV show…which is an old Eagles song.

  • http://www.proofnpudding.com muthalovin

    I take a shammy (NOT SHAMWOW!) with me everywhere. It comes in quite handy, what with being like a towel, only more absorbent and whatnot.

    • MrHowser

      Is it shammy? I always thought that's what a chamois was.

      • http://www.muthalovin.com muthalovin

        sadly, it's a sham-wow knock-off

        • MrHowser

          It's a sham sham-wow?

          • http://www.muthalovin.com muthalovin

            A sham-faux

  • http://www.goingincirclez.com goingincirclez

    Sadly, when I was first told of this I didn't believe it, so The Mighty Arkleseizure is displeased with me.

    <img src="http://www.goingincirclez.com/Kaleid/Albums/BON/Verse/42binary.jpg&quot; width=640>

    • http://o2richenvironment.blogspot.com/ engineerd

      There are, after all, 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who know binary, and those who don't.

      • http://www.goingincirclez.com Goingincirclez

        So who are the other 8, I wonder?

        • http://killerbeeracing.blogspot.com/ ZomBee Racer


          • http://www.goingincirclez.com Goingincirclez

            quiet, you 😉

  • OA5599

    That reminds me–I need to replace the battery in my binary watch.

    <img src="http://www.gadgettastic.com/images/led_binary_watch.jpg"&gt;
    (not displaying traditional "happy time")

    • Deartháir

      Not gonna lie, that kinda makes my brain hurt.

      And for that reason, I want it all the more.

      • http://o2richenvironment.blogspot.com/ engineerd

        "Hey engineerd, what time is it?"
        "It's uh…just a second….2^0 is 1, 2^1 is 2…3 something."

        • OA5599

          Usually, when I'm wearing it and somebody asks the question, I just push the button for the LEDs to light up (normally not lit to conserve the battery) and turn my wrist to show them the watch. Otherwise, I can say something like "It's 1-1-1-1 minutes past 1-0-1-0."

          Sure, I'm capable of telling time on it, but I'd miss out on the fun that way.

    • http://killerbeeracing.blogspot.com/ ZomBee Racer

      I'd wear that around my neck, and run around saying "Eee-ba-dee-ba-deep! Boogie!"

  • http://bzrong.com bzr

    Hell yeah, Journey of the Sorcerer.

  • P161911

    The first Formula SAE car I worked on was #42. Yes it was named for the same reason.

  • damnelantra™[!]

    mine is the buzz-buzz phone from brazil.

  • MrHowser

    My ringtone is an old Allman Brothers song from another British TV series.

  • http://roadworkuk.blogspot.com Rust-MyEnemy

    My friend lives at No.42 Adams Road. Beat that.

    • http://www.goingincirclez.com Goingincirclez

      I hope there is a deed restriction requiring ownership of a Ford Prefect.