Free Chat Friday, Week 42

Hi Friday News Viewers, it’s week 42 and as we know, 42 is the meaning of life according to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe. This is our open forum for this last-first-middle day of the work week and yeah, there’s plenty to talk about.

We infer from the Guide why particular problems in the GQP arise, regardless of the knowledge of 42:

“One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating the obvious as in “It’s a nice day,” or “You’re very tall,” or “Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you all right”. At first Ford formed a theory to account for this human behaviour. If human beings don’t keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths seize up. After a few months’ consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favour of a new one. If they don’t keep on excercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.” 


Yes, it’s all serious, yes it’s all coming apart at the seams. So what do WE do in the meantime?

Well, I mean, yes idealism, yes the dignity of pure research, yes the pursuit of truth in all its forms, but there comes a point I’m afraid where you begin to suspect that the entire multidimensional infinity of the Universe is almost certainly being run by a bunch of maniacs. And if it comes to a choice between spending yet another ten million years finding that out, and on the other hand just taking the money and running, then I for one could do with the exercise.” 

Hitchhikers Guide

What’s going on in your particular galaxy, News Viewers? Right here and right now — a good time to share with the community…… Whatcha got?