"The very opening of Hitchhiker's Guide tells us how unimportant we all are. It starts with a mix of scientific terms: the western spiral arm of the galaxy is unfashionable, the sun has an unimportant planet at a distance of 92 million miles, and so on. If you know your astronomy, you know that's us. How often do we get a look at our planet from such a cold, distant, scientific viewpoint?"
Tags: thehitchhikersguidetothegalaxy, dont-panic, towel-day, h2g2, life-the-universe-and-everything
‘Hey, you sass that hoopy Zaphod Beeblebrox? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.’ When we first meet Zaphod Beeblebrox, in chapter 4 of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, he has recently been voted Galactic President - something he needs to achieve to accomplish his actual goal - to steal the Starship Heart Of Gold. A parody of the famous Hope poster which was used to represent the presidential bid by Barack Obama
Tags: 42, 1970s, 1980s, president, election