A Conversation for The 42 Spotter's Club

'42' Spottings

Post 1

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

At the top of the page opposite page 43 in the Telegraph today the Number 42 was spotted....


'42' Spottings

Post 2

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

In the Katherine Tate show on Thursday night, at about 9:15 one of her characters (the www.imakeupurls.com/noidont/yesido one) mentions doing a sponsored run for a charity for men who are beaten up by their spouses, which is 42 miles in length.


'42' Spottings

Post 3

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

In the new playground that has just been "installed" in the park behind our house there is a "rocket" which has No. 42 on the side.


'42' Spottings

Post 4

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - biggrin
When I transferred from one department to another at our nuclear power plant, I was assigned a locker with the number '42' just above the door. It was doubly odd that the lockers in the area are non-sequentially grouped in groups of three sequential lockers. None of the other locker numbers reach above 21. My locker is at the end of a run of "40,41,42", sandwiched between two groups consisting of "16,17,18" to the left and "7,8,9" to the right.
smiley - cool
B4ufind38moreoccurrencesofthenumber


'42' Spottings

Post 5

riotact : like a phoenix from the ashes

i live at n° 42 of my street. true fact.

another true fact is that i'm stupid enough to royally screw up my previous posting of this vital information.


'42' Spottings

Post 6

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

what house no. did Arthur Dent live at ?


'42' Spottings

Post 7

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - biggrin
Can't spot your own '42' out in the real world? Check out all the links on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/42_%28number%29
smiley - cool
B4D2 (R2D2's brother)


'42' Spottings

Post 8

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Odd that it doesn't reference anything over here...


'42' Spottings

Post 9

Demon Drawer

Apparently in Chile there is Yan Kee Way Lodge who have a Latitude 42º Restaurant


'42' Spottings

Post 10

Demon Drawer

Speaking of Chile.

Chilean Tennis star Fernando Gonazales hit 42 winners to reach his first Grand Slam Final earlier today.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6301063.stm


'42' Spottings

Post 11

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - biggrin
In tracking down a piece of music my daughter was practicing on the harp, because she wanted to know the lyrics, we found this cross-reference at www.contemplator.com/england/longago.html :
smiley - whistlesmiley - musicalnotesmiley - musicalnote
“Thomas Haynes Bayly [author of the poem and song "Long, Long Ago"] was born in Bath, England on October 13, 1797 to wealthy parents. His father expected Bayly to be a lawyer, but after several years at home he went to Oxford to study for the church. His studies ended when he married a wealthy woman. They had two daughters and a son. They lived happily for six years until their son died. Bayly lost his health and faced financial ruin. He turned to writing to pay the bills. Bayly fell ill and died at the age of -->42<-- in April of 1839.”
smiley - brave
B4ustarthummingthetunelikewedid


'42' Spottings

Post 12

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - biggrin
Walgreen's commercial:
[set]
Theater Auditorium - sparsely populated seating - Judges' stand at side of stage - row of children seated across stage - one young girl in dress and ponytails stands at the microphone
[/set]
Judge: Spell 'prestidigitation'.
Young Girl: {looks up, uncertain} Would you please say the word again?
Judge: Yes. 'Prestidigitation'.
Young Girl: {fidgets with her fingers behind her back, clears her throat as if to begin, halts, then asks} Could you use it in a sentence, please?
Judge: Of course. "The magician was known for his feats of prestidigitation."
Young Girl: {squirms uncomfortably in the spotlight, grimaces, thinks} May I have another word, instead?
Judge: {looks quizzically at other Judges, then smirks the teensiest bit and turns to look at Girl} Sure. Why not? 'Zoo'. Spell 'zoo'.
Young Girl: {relieved and filled with confidence, with no hesitation} Z-O-O. 'Zoo'.
[cheering and whistles from the crowd]
Voice-Over: Don't you wish everything was this simple?
Young Girl: {stands in the limelight of her accomplishment, her entrant's number hanging upon her midriff reads "42", she bows}
smiley - laugh
B4ispotthenextiterationofthatfamedfractal


'42' Spottings

Post 13

Gavin Orr

The dentist who took Nemo in "Finding Nemo" lives at 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.


'42' Spottings

Post 14

Blue-Eyed BiPedal BookWorm from Betelgeuse (aka B4[insertpunhere])

smiley - tennisball

This weekend, many of the starters in US Major League Baseball were afforded the opportunity to wear the coveted number '42' of Jackie Robinson. The number was taken out of retirement for the day to commemorate his accomplishments.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/jrd/index.jsp

smiley - cool
B4itossoutthe1stballofthebiggame


'42' Spottings

Post 15

Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit spotting a strange number
"About 42 minutes ago a link to this page appeared on the < <./>FrontPage</.> > smiley - magic"


'42' Spottings

Post 16

Br. Megachedda-I've found my apostrophe key!!!

The title of this convo has 42 on it


'42' Spottings

Post 17

Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit only 'just' noticed
"< A19229763 > '42' We have an Entry titled 42 in the Edited Guide smiley - blush and I even contributed to it smiley - aliensmile"


'42' Spottings

Post 18

Demon Drawer

42 was another tribute from the Doctor Who producers to former series writer DNA this season. The episode where the Doctor and Martha land on a spaceship drifting towards a Sun has 42 minutes before the point of no return when the episode starts, and then plays out in real time.


'42' Spottings

Post 19

Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

(If you do not watch your watch smiley - winkeye)


'42' Spottings

Post 20

Demon Drawer

Yeah well will have to do that properly when I get the DVD.


Key: Complain about this post

Write an Entry

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been compiled and recompiled many times and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travellers and researchers."

Write an entry
Read more