The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy opens tomorrow.
The hum level in the room suddenly increased as several ancillary bass driver units, mounted in sedately carved and varnished cabinet speakers around the room, cut in to give Deep Thought's voice a little more power.
"All I wanted to say," bellowed the computer, "is that my circuits are now irrevocably committed to calculating the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything." He paused and satisfied himself that he now had everyone's attention, before continuing more quietly. "But the program will take me a little while to run."
Fook glanced impatiently at his watch.
"How long?" he said.
"Seven and a half million years," said Deep Thought.
Lunkwill and Fook blinked at each other.
"Seven and a half million years!" they cried in chorus.
"Yes," declaimed Deep Thought, "I said I'd have to think about it didn't I? And it occurs to me that running a program like this is bound to create an enormous amount of popular publicity for the whole area of philosophy in general. Everyone's going to have their own theories about what answer I'm eventually going to come up with, and who better to capitalize on that media market than you yourselves? So long as you can keep disagreeing with each other violently enough and maligning each other in the popular press, and so long as you have clever agents, you can keep yourselves on the gravy train for life. How does that sound?"
The two philospopers gaped at him.
"Bloody hell," said Majikthise, "now that is what I call thinking. Here, Vroomfodnel, why do we never think of things like that?"
"Dunno," said Vroomfondel in an awed whisper; "think our brains must be too highly trained, Majikthise."
So saying, they turned on their heels and walked out of the door and into a life-style beyond their wildest dreams.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
1. Chris Linfoot04/29/2005 10:36:38 AM
Opened here yesterday
2. Wild Bill04/29/2005 06:26:05 PM
Hey Rich. I've just seen it. Its very very very good.
Just dont think its the book, okay? Aside from that - hilarious. Look in the background from time to time to appreciate all the gags...