History Literature / TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse

2nd Nov '16 7:21:23 PM billybobfred
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* InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike: It turns out that every society in the galaxy has developed some kind of beverage whose name sounds like "gin & tonics". The Golgafrinchans have their beloved jynnan tonnyx, then elsewhere there's jinond-o-nicks, which is "ordinary water at slightly above room temperature" and tzjin-anthony-ks, which "kills cows at a hundred paces."

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* InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike: It turns out that every society in the galaxy has developed some kind of beverage whose name sounds like "gin & tonics". The Golgafrinchans have their beloved jynnan tonnyx, then elsewhere there's jinond-o-nicks, which is "ordinary water at slightly above room temperature" and tzjin-anthony-ks, which "kills cows at a hundred paces."" The anecdote that informs us of this ends with a mention of "Ouisghian Zodahs", implying, well...
27th Oct '16 11:45:19 PM LBHills
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The planet Disaster Area plays on experiences a truly bizarre mixture involving a solar flare and an earthquake that turns the mighty dessert upside down, causing the planet to turn into a virtual eden, while at the same time destroying the telepathic field the locals had been punished with. Because the ''Heart of Gold'' had shown up in an equally improbable move to save Zaphod and Trillian from the sun dive.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The planet Disaster Area plays on experiences a truly bizarre mixture involving a solar flare and an earthquake that turns the a mighty dessert desert upside down, causing the planet to turn into a virtual eden, Eden, while at the same time destroying the telepathic field the locals had been punished with. Because the ''Heart of Gold'' had shown up in an equally improbable move to save Zaphod and Trillian from the sun dive.



* EvilIsPetty: It turns out the Vogons were ordered to destroy Earth by [[spoiler:a consortium of psychiatrists]], because they didn't want [[spoiler:their business to be threatened by the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.]]

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* EvilIsPetty: It turns out the Vogons were ordered to destroy Earth by [[spoiler:a consortium of psychiatrists]], because they didn't want [[spoiler:their business profession to be threatened destroyed by the presumed serenity that knowing the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.Everything would bring to the people of the universe.]]
29th Sep '16 3:38:55 PM eroock
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'''''The Restaurant at the End of the Universe''''' is the second book in the [[TrilogyCreep increasingly inaccurately-named]] ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' trilogy. It constitutes the second half of author Creator/DouglasAdams' original radio story; due taking a legendarily long time to finish his manuscripts, he couldn't fit the whole thing into one book and his publishers told him to just give them what he had and that they'd publish the rest separately later. Those familiar with the [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy radio series]] knew what to expect here before ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' took them to wholly new pastures.

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'''''The ''The Restaurant at the End of the Universe''''' Universe'' is the second book in the [[TrilogyCreep increasingly inaccurately-named]] ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' trilogy. It constitutes the second half of author Creator/DouglasAdams' original radio story; due taking a legendarily long time to finish his manuscripts, he couldn't fit the whole thing into one book and his publishers told him to just give them what he had and that they'd publish the rest separately later. Those familiar with the [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy radio series]] knew what to expect here before ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' took them to wholly new pastures.
22nd Sep '16 3:12:44 AM 06tele
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* BadBoss: Prostechnic Vogon Jeltz is reintroduced having killed off half of his crew in a training exercise.

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* BadBoss: Prostechnic Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz is reintroduced having killed off half of his crew in a training exercise.
22nd Sep '16 3:11:26 AM 06tele
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Hotblack Desiato, which amazingly enough is taken from [[http://www.hotblackdesiato.co.uk/ real life]].
22nd Sep '16 3:09:38 AM 06tele
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* IneptMage: Zarquon, although he's a prophet rather than a mage. He finally makes his second coming minutes before the end of the universe itself, and spends so much time apologising for his lateness and generally bumbling that he only gets as far as "Have I just got a...?" before the universe ends and cuts him off.
22nd Sep '16 3:04:45 AM 06tele
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* InMyLanguageThatSoundsLike: It turns out that every society in the galaxy has developed some kind of beverage whose name sounds like "gin & tonics". The Golgafrinchans have their beloved jynnan tonnyx, then elsewhere there's jinond-o-nicks, which is "ordinary water at slightly above room temperature" and tzjin-anthony-ks, which "kills cows at a hundred paces."
3rd Sep '16 5:27:27 PM Scorntex
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* AndIMustScream: Zaphod finds a cruise ship filled with passengers all being kept alive and prisoner by stasis fields. Immediately on waking up, they all scream and claw and try escaping, to no luck.



* ChekhovsGun: On arriving at the Guide's headquarters, mention is made that the guide staff have virtual universes installed in their office so they don't have to do any actual hitchhiking. Zaphod winds up in one of these office-based virtual universes.



* ContrivedCoincidence: The planet Disaster Area plays on experiences a truly bizarre mixture involving a solar flare and an earthquake that turns the mighty dessert upside down, causing the planet to turn into a virtual eden, while at the same time destroying the telepathic field the locals had been punished with. Because the ''Heart of Gold'' had shown up in an equally improbable move to save Zaphod and Trillian from the sun dive.



* EvilIsPetty: It turns out the Vogons were ordered to destroy Earth by [[spoiler:a consortium of psychiatrists]], because they didn't want [[spoiler:their business to be threatened by the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything.]]



* HellIsThatNoise: Before a person enters the Total Perspective Vortex, they hear the hideous sound of the last person who went in reacting.



* InsaneTrollLogic: In the virtual universe, Zaphod finds a airship. The ship's automated flight attendants have been refusing to allow their passengers to leave / die because they're waiting for replace lemon-soaked paper napkins. When Zaphod points out civilisation has in fact been and gone, the ship's automated captain curtly responds that civilisation ''might'' one day arise, and until that happens, it's going to damn well wait for those napkins.



* OnlyMostlyDead: Hotblack Desiato

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* OnlyMostlyDead: Hotblack DesiatoDesiato. He's spending a year dead for tax reasons, but evidently can respond to outside stimuli at times, and appears to be using telepathy.
23rd Aug '16 6:19:37 PM zarpaulus
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* HumanityCameFromSpace: It turns out the useless Golgafrinchams are humanity's ancestors. Somehow they managed to outcompete the illiterate hominids native to Earth.
14th Aug '16 4:29:05 AM morenohijazo
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* NoahsStoryArc: Parodied. The main characters are teleported to Golgafrinchan Ark Fleet Ship B. Which seems like a Ark, but is actually a trick to get its inhabitants off the planet.
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