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10th Dec '17 2:53:44 PM wingedcatgirl
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* CrazySane: Wonko the Sane built his bizarre inside-out house and called it "The Asylum" when he decided that the world had gone mad.
18th Jun '17 2:06:32 PM JMQwilleran
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* MyOtherCarIsAnX: In one of the most famous examples, has the following...
-->''The figure pressed back as the machine streaked towards him. it was a low bulbous shape, like a small whale surfing — sleek, grey and rounded and moving at terrifying speed. The figure instinctively threw up his hands to protect himself, but was hit only by a sluice of water as the machine swept past and off into the night. It was illuminated briefly by another flicker of lightning crossing the sky, which allowed the soaked figure by the roadside a split-second to read a small sign at the back of the machine before it disappeared. To the figure's apparent incredulous astonishment the sign read, "My other car is also a Porsche."''
3rd Jun '17 4:37:02 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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''So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish'' is the fourth installment in the [[TrilogyCreep increasingly inaccurately-named]] ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' trilogy; it's set eight years since the beginning of the first book, but the amount of time that has passed between the end of the third, ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', and the beginning of this one is not made clear. The plot concerns series protagonist Arthur Dent, who is ''very'' surprised to discover that his homeworld, planet Earth, seems to have suddenly sprung back into existence even though the alien Vogons destroyed it eight years ago to make way for an interstellar bypass.

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''So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish'' (published in 1984) is the fourth installment in the [[TrilogyCreep increasingly inaccurately-named]] ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' trilogy; it's set eight years since the beginning of the first book, but the amount of time that has passed between the end of the third, ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', and the beginning of this one is not made clear. The plot concerns series protagonist Arthur Dent, who is ''very'' surprised to discover that his homeworld, planet Earth, seems to have suddenly sprung back into existence even though the alien Vogons destroyed it eight years ago to make way for an interstellar bypass.
10th Jun '16 12:15:37 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish''''' is the fourth installment in the [[TrilogyCreep increasingly inaccurately-named]] ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' trilogy; it's set eight years since the beginning of the first book, but the amount of time that has passed between the end of the third, ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', and the beginning of this one is not made clear. The plot concerns series protagonist Arthur Dent, who is ''very'' surprised to discover that his homeworld, planet Earth, seems to have suddenly sprung back into existence even though the alien Vogons destroyed it eight years ago to make way for an interstellar bypass.

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'''''So ''So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish''''' Fish'' is the fourth installment in the [[TrilogyCreep increasingly inaccurately-named]] ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' trilogy; it's set eight years since the beginning of the first book, but the amount of time that has passed between the end of the third, ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'', and the beginning of this one is not made clear. The plot concerns series protagonist Arthur Dent, who is ''very'' surprised to discover that his homeworld, planet Earth, seems to have suddenly sprung back into existence even though the alien Vogons destroyed it eight years ago to make way for an interstellar bypass.
10th Jun '16 12:15:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* CreatorBreakdown: Adams devotes one entire chapter to how fed up he is with people asking him about Arthur Dent's sex life. With a bit of a dig at people who kept saying, while he was writing this book, "You should put a Zaphod bit in here", by sarcastically concluding that those who ''aren't'' interested in Arthur's sex life should skip to the end, which has Marvin in it. Though an "entire chapter" doesn't mean all that much, since there are quite a few one-page chapters in the series. There is even a chapter in this book that consists of an entire three sentences.
13th Apr '16 8:08:35 PM CassandraLeo
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* DemocracyIsFlawed: "On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people, if they didn't vote for a lizard, the wrong lizard might get in." Though one could argue this is more of an argument against first-past-the-post voting than against democracy in general. (There’s a name in political science for the principle that first-past-the-post voting leads to people voting strategically for the “lesser of two evils”: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duverger's_law Duverger’s Law]]).

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* DemocracyIsFlawed: "On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people, if they didn't vote for a lizard, the wrong lizard might get in." Though one could argue this is more of an argument against first-past-the-post voting than against democracy in general. (There’s a name in political science for the principle that first-past-the-post voting leads to people voting strategically for the “lesser of two evils”: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duverger's_law org/wiki/Duverger%27s_law Duverger’s Law]]).
13th Apr '16 8:07:39 PM CassandraLeo
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* DemocracyIsBad: "On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people, if they didn't vote for a lizard, the wrong lizard might get in." Though one could argue this is more of an argument against first-past-the-post voting than against democracy in general.

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* DemocracyIsBad: DemocracyIsFlawed: "On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people, if they didn't vote for a lizard, the wrong lizard might get in." Though one could argue this is more of an argument against first-past-the-post voting than against democracy in general. (There’s a name in political science for the principle that first-past-the-post voting leads to people voting strategically for the “lesser of two evils”: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duverger's_law Duverger’s Law]]).
17th Mar '16 2:53:19 PM margdean56
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* LoveBeforeFirstSight: In that Arthur falls in love with Fenchurch while she's asleep, so he had had ''seen'' her, but he had not met her.

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* LoveBeforeFirstSight: In that Arthur falls in love with Fenchurch while she's asleep, so he had had ''seen'' her, but he had not met her.
22nd Aug '15 7:09:12 PM JMQwilleran
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* BegoneBribe: Rob [=McKenna=] (see Perpetual Storm below), uses this to great effect. He is able to make a good living getting resorts and such to pay him to ''not'' visit them.
10th Jul '15 1:44:06 AM DeepRed
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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle

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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitleIntentionallyAwkwardTitle: Although it's one that's entered the popular lexicon.
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