History Literature / TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse

12th May '17 10:22:14 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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->''There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.\\\
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.''
6th Apr '17 11:00:30 AM Scorntex
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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: The function of the Total Perspective Vortex is to show the universe in its entirety, the whole majesty of creation, and then show the person plugged into it them contrasted against it, "a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot", which utterly destroys their brains.
21st Mar '17 12:16:13 PM StFan
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!!''The Restaurant at the End of the Universe'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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5th Feb '17 8:10:59 AM JMQwilleran
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* FreePrizeAtTheBottom: This is referenced by Zaphod Beeblebrox when a receptionist tells him that the executive he wishes to see is on an intergalactic cruise... in his office.
-->'''Zaphod''': Listen, three eyes, don't you try to outweird me. I get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal.
-->'''Receptionist''': Well, just who do you think you are, honey? Zaphod Beeblebrox or something?
-->'''Zaphod''': Count the heads.
18th Dec '16 7:12:00 PM TitoMosquito
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* 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.

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* InsaneTrollLogic: In the virtual universe, Zaphod finds a an 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.
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]].
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