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nugget of humanism that holds it all together like the black holeof humanism that holds it all together like the black hole the center of our Galaxy Douglas Adams first points out to us how insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things how tiny our problems are from the perspective of the Cosmos Once he got us well and truly scared he comes out with his guide to Life The Universe and Everything and puts on its cover the words Don t Panic We may not understand verything there is to know about these issues but we re alive we are gifted with reasoning and we might as well The Day Christ Was Born enjoy the ride The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy is an indispensable companion to all those who are keen to make sense of life in an infiniteley complex and confusing Universe for though it cannot hope to be useful or informative on all matters it does at least make the reassuring claim that where it is inaccurate it is at least definitively inaccurate In cases of major discrepancy it s always reality that s got it wrong While the main uest may be the search for the man who rules the universe there arenough mishaps and side uests to make the journey highly 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set entertaining We make a visit to the main offices of the publishers of the Hitchiker Guide where my favorite scene describes anncounter with the artificial intelligence of a Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Happy Vertical People Transporter Not unnaturally many The Seventh Witch elevators imbued with intelligence and precognition became terribly frustrated with the mindless business of going up and down up and downxperimented briefly with the notion of going sideways as a sort of And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake existential protest demanded participation in the decision making process and finally took to suatting in basements sulkingAn impoverished hitchhiker visiting any planets in the Sirius star system these days can pick upasy money working as a counselor for neurotic Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America elevators Marvin the Paranoid Android and this acrophobiclevator are a great reminder for me that intelligence has its shortcomings and needs to be balanced by other personality traits We accompany Zaphod on a forced visit to a penal planet where he is to be punished for stealing the most advanced spaceship in the universe by undergoing a session in the Total Perspective Vortex device This torture machine is supposed to demonstrates conclusively that if life is going to The Pocket Wife exist in a Universe of this size then the one thing it cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion To see the whole infinity of creation is to go instantly mad unless view spoiler your name is Zaphod Beeblebrox and yougo is just as big as the Universe hide spoiler Poor MarvinI m glad our heroes are The Color of Our Sky exploring space and time but poor Marvin Captain Jeltz our old not so good friend a callous butcher from the previous book is after the stolen spaceship with the unlikely nameHeart of Gold again On board are Arthur Dent Ford Prefect Trillian and thex President of the Galaxy the thief Zaphod Beeblebrox nobody cares about Marvin the annoying robot The unsmiling captain likes killing that s what he does best The fugitive ship is just about to be no with the help of the cruel Vogan a bad poet too and his deadly spacecraft s weaponsThe Heart of Gold s computer is too busy making the perfect cup of tea to defend the vesselThanks to the thirsty MrDent a man must have his beverage The only bright side is that the Englishman gets the best tea he s ver hadWith the crew having only a few moments to live the great grandfather of Zaphod s is someways conjured up by Beeblebrox He can t xplain it Obsession either Great grandpa isn t very happy observing the stupidity of his great grandson Four generations and what a blockhead it has produced And an ill timed lecture on his relative s shameful habits complicates things But blood is blood and with the desperate nervousncouragement of the rest of the gang he sends them in their merry separate ways Marvin and the former president vanishing from the bridge And the craft travels many light years away from the rather dangerous somewhat bleak situation Zaphod materializes on distant Ursa Minor Beta a planet where it s always a sunny afternoon along also his not so fun but gloomy robot companion Marvin and his constant bad moods Arriving in a bar he s amazed speechless shocked still the gentleman is no stranger to such an Cabaret: A Roman Riddle environment and soon feels right at home after a couple of good drinks And on this world is the wonderful headuarters of Th. Rough space powered by pure improbability and desperately in search of a place toat Among Arthur's motley shipmates are Ford Prefect a long time friend and contributor to the The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy;.
MrBeeblebrox has an overpowering mysterious urge to see he doesn t know why MrZarniwoop the ditor Yethas an overpowering mysterious urge to see he doesn t know why MrZarniwoop the ditor Yet are problems they re always some the sweet talking levator won t take them to the 15th floor Even asks if they wouldn t prefer going in the opposite direction down Strange behavior for this machine some kind of premonition The reason becomes apparent soon after an attack from the galaxy s forces not happy with our former leader s actions Despite the gallant fforts of Marvin s they take the whole huge building and transports it to the worst place in the Milky Way the Frogstar planet What a
Dump A Voice Tells HimA voice tells him come on down from the 15th floorHe does very slowly and nters a structure #on the dreary surface will that kill him Maybe or maybe not He s hungry slightly tired and #the dreary surface will that kill him Maybe or maybe not He s hungry slightly tired and prefer to be in The Restaurant at the End of the Universe Milliways where they see the nd of the universe show ver night with a celebrity host Reasonable prices too a great view of the ntertainment if you can get a good table and join his friends for a few libationsThe only heaven which our not uite perfect hero knows The second strike of the prime xample of how Sci Fi fantasy humor philosophy and criticism can be fused to an intergalactic road tripIncluding time manipulation nd of time relativity of death and afterlife monetarization of the The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis end of the universe humanvolution and what may have influenced it madness coming out of the insight of one s unimportance concerning the cosmic scale tc Adams covers a large range of topics in a small amount of pages and mixes it with fabulous character description dialogues and weird protagonist premisesDissecting satire is no fun but a difficult and highly subjective ndeavor and it seems to me as if Adams has packed ven innuendos to grievances into it than in the first light hearted part of his legendary series Not dark but a bit in the grey areaIt s very difficult to choose the best part of the series but I would prefer this one because it needs no further xplanation and goes directly into different plots and the Just Cause epicnding gives deep insights in human cultural volution and let s one ask the uestion whose weirdos descendents we might beAlien 1 I bet you might not dare to mix your genetic code with those primates because of the non interference laws and thical issuesAlien 2 Hold my beer Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of lements makes works and genres uniue The universe is a joke Even before I was shown the meaning of life in a dream at 17 then promptly forgot it because I thought I smelled pancakes I knew this to be true and yet I have always felt a need to search for the truth that nebulous ill treated creature Adams has always been to me to be a welcome companion in that journey Between the search for meaning and the recognition that it s all a joke in poor taste lies Douglas Adams and luckily for us he doesn t seem to mind if you lie there with him He s a tall guy but he ll make roomFor all his crazed unpredictability Adams is a powerful rationalist His humor comes from his attempts to really think through all the things we take for granted It turns out it takes little than a moment s uestioning to burst our preconceptions at the seams yet rarely does this stop us from treating the most ludicrous things as if they were perfectly reasonableIt is no surprise that famed atheist Richard Dawkins found a friend and ally in Adams What is surprising is that people often fail to see the rather consistent and reasonable philosophy laid out by Adams uips and absurdities His approach is much personable and less mbittered than Dawkins which is why I think of Adams as a better face for rational materialism which is a polite was of saying atheism Reading his books it s not hard to see that Dawkins is tired of arguing with uninformed idiots who can t ven recognize when a point has actually been made Adams humanism however stretched much further than the contention between those who believe and those who don tWe see it from his protagonists who are not litist intellectuals they re not ven specially bright but damn it they re trying By showing a universe that makes no sense and having his characters constantly uestion it Adams is subtly hinting that this is the natural human state and the fact that we laugh and sympathize shows that it must be trueIt s all a joke it s all ridiculous The absurdists might find this depressing but they re just a bunch of narcissists anyhow Demnading the world make sense and give you purpose is rather self centered when it already contains toasted paninis attractive people in bathing suits and Euler s Identity I say let s sit down at the bar with the rabbi the priest and the frog and try to get a song going Or at least recognize that it s okay to laugh at ourselves now and again It s not the nd of the worldIt s just is a joke but some of us are in on Zaphod Beeblebrox the three armed two headed x president of the galaxy; Tricia McMilan a fellow Earth refuge who's gone native her name is Trillian now; and Marvin who suffers nothing and no one gladly douglasadamsc.