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

Post 41

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

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, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

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, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

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, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

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, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

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, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

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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