History Headscratchers / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

2nd Jan '16 6:06:44 PM DoctorNemesis
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** It's not just that it's depressing as that it's depressing ''coupled'' with being information overload. The joke is that the inventor's wife was always nagging him about getting a sense of perspective, when in reality an actual complete sense of perspective of your place in the universe would require you to have a complete understanding ''the entire universe'' first. As in, absolutely ''everything''. Yes, anyone who's read Carl Sagan's ''Pale Blue Dot'' can basically get the idea that in the grand scheme of things humanity is incredibly small and probably doesn't matter that much, but that's not the same as having a complete and exact understanding of just how incomprehensibly massive and complex the universe is on an atomic level. And how just exactly incredibly small and insignificant to a precise degree you yourself are when positioned within this complete and exact understanding of the universe on an atomic level.
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** It's not just that it's depressing as that it's depressing ''coupled'' with being information overload. The joke is that the inventor's wife was always nagging him about getting a sense of perspective, when technically she didn't have one either, since in reality an actual complete sense of perspective of your place in the universe would require you to have a complete understanding ''the entire universe'' first. As in, absolutely ''everything''. Yes, anyone who's read Carl Sagan's ''Pale Blue Dot'' can basically get the idea that in the grand scheme of things humanity is incredibly small and probably doesn't matter that much, but that's not the same as having a complete and exact understanding of just how incomprehensibly massive and complex the universe is on an atomic level. And how just exactly incredibly small and insignificant to a precise degree you yourself are when positioned within this complete and exact understanding of the universe on an atomic level.
12th Dec '15 12:45:53 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's not just that it's depressing as that it's depressing ''coupled'' with information overload. The joke is that the inventor's wife was always nagging him about getting a sense of perspective, when in reality an actual complete sense of perspective of your place in the universe would require you to have a complete understanding ''the entire universe'' first. As in, absolutely ''everything''. Yes, anyone who's read Carl Sagan's ''Pale Blue Dot'' can basically get the idea that in the grand scheme of things humanity is incredibly small and probably doesn't matter that much, but that's not the same as having a complete and exact understanding of just how incomprehensibly massive and complex the universe is on an atomic level. And how just exactly incredibly small and insignificant to a precise degree you yourself are when positioned within this complete and exact understanding of the universe on an atomic level.
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** It's not just that it's depressing as that it's depressing ''coupled'' with being information overload. The joke is that the inventor's wife was always nagging him about getting a sense of perspective, when in reality an actual complete sense of perspective of your place in the universe would require you to have a complete understanding ''the entire universe'' first. As in, absolutely ''everything''. Yes, anyone who's read Carl Sagan's ''Pale Blue Dot'' can basically get the idea that in the grand scheme of things humanity is incredibly small and probably doesn't matter that much, but that's not the same as having a complete and exact understanding of just how incomprehensibly massive and complex the universe is on an atomic level. And how just exactly incredibly small and insignificant to a precise degree you yourself are when positioned within this complete and exact understanding of the universe on an atomic level.
26th Nov '15 8:55:41 PM nombretomado
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** The [[Music/TheBeeGees Bee Gees]] thing: on his way to the total Perspective Vortex in the radio series, Zaphod is in the uprooted office building being tortured by a sadistic custody officer who is appointed specially to give him a hard time. allowed to beleive he's escaping, Zaphod ends up in an Alien Disco where the clentele are dancing robots (sirius Cybernetics again) and the smell of hot sweat is being sprayed over everything. The insane music playing does sound vaguely familiar, but I had to read the scripts to find out it's a Bee Gees anthem from ''SaturdayNightFever'' being played backwards and otherwise electronically mucked around with. It does sound like vile alien disco music, though, and turns out to be for the Frogstar Custody Officer's sadistic amusement.
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** The [[Music/TheBeeGees Bee Gees]] thing: on his way to the total Perspective Vortex in the radio series, Zaphod is in the uprooted office building being tortured by a sadistic custody officer who is appointed specially to give him a hard time. allowed to beleive he's escaping, Zaphod ends up in an Alien Disco where the clentele are dancing robots (sirius Cybernetics again) and the smell of hot sweat is being sprayed over everything. The insane music playing does sound vaguely familiar, but I had to read the scripts to find out it's a Bee Gees anthem from ''SaturdayNightFever'' ''Film/SaturdayNightFever'' being played backwards and otherwise electronically mucked around with. It does sound like vile alien disco music, though, and turns out to be for the Frogstar Custody Officer's sadistic amusement.
25th Nov '15 3:50:57 PM radams
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* What is Marvin made out of, that means he could survive for over 500 billion years?
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* What is Marvin made out of, that means he could survive for over 500 billion years?years? Sirius Cybernetics don't build things to last!
29th Oct '15 8:20:40 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's not just that it's depressing as that it's also basically information overload. The joke is that the inventor's wife was always nagging him about getting a sense of perspective, when in reality a actual complete sense of perspective of your place in the universe would require you to have a complete understanding ''the entire universe'' first. As in, absolutely ''everything''. Yes, anyone who's read Carl Sagan's ''Pale Blue Dot'' can basically get the idea that in the grand scheme of things humanity is incredibly small and probably doesn't matter that much, but that's not the same as having a complete and exact understanding of just how incomprehensibly massive and complex the universe is on an atomic level.
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** It's not just that it's depressing as that it's also basically depressing ''coupled'' with information overload. The joke is that the inventor's wife was always nagging him about getting a sense of perspective, when in reality a an actual complete sense of perspective of your place in the universe would require you to have a complete understanding ''the entire universe'' first. As in, absolutely ''everything''. Yes, anyone who's read Carl Sagan's ''Pale Blue Dot'' can basically get the idea that in the grand scheme of things humanity is incredibly small and probably doesn't matter that much, but that's not the same as having a complete and exact understanding of just how incomprehensibly massive and complex the universe is on an atomic level. And how just exactly incredibly small and insignificant to a precise degree you yourself are when positioned within this complete and exact understanding of the universe on an atomic level.
18th Oct '15 11:56:50 PM radams
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* What is Marvin made from, that means he could survive for over 500 billion years?
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* What is Marvin made from, out of, that means he could survive for over 500 billion years?
18th Oct '15 11:56:29 PM radams
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** It's sadly rather common when a later 'iteration' of something gains a lot more popularity. (Take, for example, any comic book title you like after a movie of that comic comes out: characters that weren't in the movie are shuffled OutOfFocus, minor characters that ''were'' in the movie become a CanonImmigrant or AscendedExtra, etc.) Adams was always looking for new ways to expand his creation, while those trying to 'keep the flame alive' would have a somewhat more conservative view of what is and isn't ''Hitchhiker's.'' Follow the dots and be praised, but step off that trail and it's 'TheyChangedItNowItSucks' time.
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** It's sadly rather common when a later 'iteration' of something gains a lot more popularity. (Take, for example, any comic book title you like after a movie of that comic comes out: characters that weren't in the movie are shuffled OutOfFocus, minor characters that ''were'' in the movie become a CanonImmigrant or AscendedExtra, etc.) Adams was always looking for new ways to expand his creation, while those trying to 'keep the flame alive' would have a somewhat more conservative view of what is and isn't ''Hitchhiker's.'' Follow the dots and be praised, but step off that trail and it's 'TheyChangedItNowItSucks' time.time. * What is Marvin made from, that means he could survive for over 500 billion years?
16th Oct '15 3:38:41 PM nombretomado
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** I can't speak for the TV series, but the radio-series release uses a cover of ''Sorcerer'', cuts or alters the PinkFloyd bits (specifically, Marvin's humming is changed to only sound vaguely like something the band might release and Arthur's line is changed accordingly), and...um...really not quite sure what the Bee Gees thing is, but my guess is that the song played backwards sounds little enough like the song played forward for it to be a non-issue. In any case, if ''FreaksAndGeeks''--which includes songs by Music/TheWho, Music/VanHalen, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/{{Styx}}, Music/TheGratefulDead, Music/TheMoodyBlues, and Music/BillyJoel--can be released with it's soundtrack untouched, than I see no reason why licensing issues for Music/PinkFloyd and the Music/TheBeeGees should be ''that'' big a problem.
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** I can't speak for the TV series, but the radio-series release uses a cover of ''Sorcerer'', cuts or alters the PinkFloyd Music/PinkFloyd bits (specifically, Marvin's humming is changed to only sound vaguely like something the band might release and Arthur's line is changed accordingly), and...um...really not quite sure what the Bee Gees thing is, but my guess is that the song played backwards sounds little enough like the song played forward for it to be a non-issue. In any case, if ''FreaksAndGeeks''--which includes songs by Music/TheWho, Music/VanHalen, Music/{{Rush}}, Music/{{Styx}}, Music/TheGratefulDead, Music/TheMoodyBlues, and Music/BillyJoel--can be released with it's soundtrack untouched, than I see no reason why licensing issues for Music/PinkFloyd and the Music/TheBeeGees should be ''that'' big a problem.
7th Oct '15 3:34:56 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's not just that it's depressing as that it's also basically information overload. The joke is that the inventor's wife was always nagging him about getting a sense of perspective, when in reality a actual complete sense of perspective of your place in the universe would require you to have a complete understanding ''the entire universe'' first. As in, absolutely ''everything''. Yes, anyone who's read Carl Sagan's ''Pale Blue Dot'' can basically get the idea that in the grand scheme of things humanity is incredibly small and probably doesn't matter that much, but that's not the same as having a complete and exact understanding of just how incomprehensibly massive and complex the universe is on an atomic level.
7th Oct '15 3:21:01 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He goes up to one, insults it, puts a badge, sticker or some other kind of distinguishing mark on it, and moves on until all the mattresses have been marked. It might take a while, but heck, it's not as if the guy's rushed for time or anything.
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