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    The answer is 42


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    I was just thinking the same exact thing!
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    Originally posted by Noevo
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    Read it, Know it, Love it.


    jeez, haven;t read that in years... must be 20 years or so.



    thanks for reminding me. i think i shal pick up another copy. great book!
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    Originally posted by Faust
    jeez, haven;t read that in years... must be 20 years or so.



    thanks for reminding me. i think i shal pick up another copy. great book!
    check it out, there's a cool hard cover out there that contains all 5 of the books from the trilogy

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    i've never actually red the book yet
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    Read all the books when I was in high school back in the 80s. Even have the entire radio broadcast of it as well
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    “The most beautiful thing we can experience in life is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: for his eyes are closed.” - Albert Einstein

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    As if I needed google to know that

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    Originally posted by SeedOfChaos
    As if I needed google to know that

    I got my towel with me...
    and it's not even a thursday

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    fifth one down.....

    I may have one of everything Doug Adams ever published.
    I want to learn more and more to see as beautiful what is necessary in things; then I shall be one of those who make things beautiful. Amor fati: let that be my love henceforth! I do not want to wage war against what is ugly. I do not want to accuse; I do not even want to accuse those who accuse. Looking away shall be my only negation. And all in all and on the whole: some day I wish to be only a Yes-sayer.

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    "What's it like?"

    "It's unpleasantly like being drunk."

    "What's wrong with that?"

    "Ask a glass of water."


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    Isn't there an online Babel Fish (sp)?

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    Originally posted by ghost
    Isn't there an online Babel Fish (sp)?
    http://babelfish.altavista.com
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    Originally posted by Indy
    http://babelfish.altavista.com
    Yep, that's the one I remember!

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    Douglas Adams died a short while ago, a terrific loss to the genre. The Dirk Gently books are good as well as HHGTTG. His last book, "The Salmon of Doubt", was unfinished but available anyway.

    "Several large yellow slab shaped objects hung in the air in exactly the way bricks don't."

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    Originally posted by John
    The two founders are each worth around 900M now too.

    They know something...
    Mostly for there hackign skills.

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    Some say that the evolution of the Babel fish could not have been accidental, and hence that it proves the non-existence of God.



    I bought the gold leaf not-quite-leather hard back version...contains all the books...the cover is kinda puffy n squishy
    Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
    I often wonder if the voices in my head ever get frustrated because I'm just too damn lazy to climb that clock tower.
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    Didn't God like... prove himself out of existence? Like... he had proven he exists, and since he required the faith of the people to exist, he couldn't anymore, as faith was replaced by knowledge? Or am I thinking of another book now?

    Anyway, i hope we got some time before they build the insterstellar superhighway.
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    crazy...

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    >>> Or am I thinking of another book now?

    Correct book. From memory, the argument was promulgated by "Oolong Caloophid". The babel fish proves there must be a god, and since his existance is proven, he can no longer exist. He then goes on to prove black is white and is knocked over on a zebra crossing.

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