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Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 41

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

Well, yes, there is that. Today he calls himself Yasiin Bey ( since Sept. 2011), and has been vocal against police brutality. His retirement in 2016 was short-lived smiley - laugh.


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 42

Recumbentman

I love DA's idea of naming the alien tech wiz after one of these http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fjooinn.com%2F1952-ford-prefect.html&psig=AOvVaw01yELpLr_qkXlrOpMZx3N-&ust=1634995292724000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAsQjRxqFwoTCKCsmJ6O3vMCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAO


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 43

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

I never tyre of that joke.


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 44

Baron Grim

"Alien tech wiz"?


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 45

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

ATW

All-Terrain Whatever


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 46

Recumbentman

Ford Prefect. The alien who rescues them from Earth's demolition. Called himself after a piece of clunky mechanics.


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 47

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

I bet he grew tyred of the name. smiley - groan


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 48

Baron Grim

I know it was Ford Prefect, but I don't remember him being an "alien tech wiz". He was a field researcher for the Guide, and he knew how to use the Guide and the Thumb, both alien technology. Does that make him a "wiz"? Or is it because he had knowledge of human technology, which would be alien to someone from Betelgeuse? smiley - aliensmilesmiley - cogssmiley - wizard
smiley - shrugsmiley - laugh


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 49

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

smiley - shrug


He must have been complex, as it took four different actors to portray him: Geoffrey McGivern (radio and LP versions), David Dixon (television), Mos Def (film), and Joseph Cranston (radio).

smiley - sigh


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 50

paulh. Trump's behavior is unpresidented

At the time, A man named Gerald Ford had a brief tenure as President. He called himself "A Ford, not a Lincoln," which worked on more than one level. As a news-gathering functionary, he could have been called Ford Herald.


Announcement 2021-10-12: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book is 42 today!

Post 51

Recumbentman

Ford Prefect was savvy enough to hitch a lift on a Vogon ship...


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