It has been announced that US Hwy 70 will become Interstate 42. As any Douglas Adams fan knows, this will be the direct route to life, the universe and everything. As most North Carolinians know, you can already get there. We call it the OBX.
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"It is important to note that suddenly, and against all probability, a sperm whale had been called into existence, several miles above the surface of an alien planet. And since this is not a naturally tenable position for a whale, this innocent creature had very little time to come to terms with its identity." - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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"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?"
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After two of those babies, the dullest, most by-the-book Vogon will be up on the bar in stilettos, yodeling mountain shanties and swearing he's the king of the Gray Binding Fiefdoms of Saxaquine!
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The Babel fish is small, yellow, leech-like, and probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix formed from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals picked up from the speech centres of the brain, the practical upshot of which is that if you stick one in your ear, you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language, as said in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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I’m sure you feel the same way about Thursdays as Arthur Dent – This Must Be Thursday, I can never get the hang of Thursdays. If you’re a fan of the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy you’ll know. Oh and I threw in a token towel.
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