Your Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything


“Yes! Now …”

“Alright,” said the computer and settled into silence again. The two men fidgeted. The tension was unbearable.

“You’re really not going to like it,” observed Deep Thought.

“Tell us!”

“Alright,” said Deep Thought. “The Answer to the Great Question …”

“Yes …!”

“Of Life, the Universe and Everything …” said Deep Thought.

“Yes …!”

“Is …” said Deep Thought, and paused.

“Yes …!”

“Is …”

“Yes …!!!…?”from the Hitchhikers’ Guide

Here’s the coolest piece of jewelry I’ve seen lately. Buy them for yourself or as a gift. Male readers with one ear pierced can do both. Props.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. I don’t know what the earrings mean, so I farked ’em. They know and they aren’t tellin’.

    Cute, though. She has some nice stuff.

  2. The number 41 is significant in Ben-Hur. It was Judah Ben-Hur’s prisoner number in the slave ship galley: “Your eyes are full of hate, forty-one. That’s good. Hate keeps a man alive…Now listen to me, all of you. You are all condemned men. We keep you alive to serve this ship. So row well, and live.”

    Also of note: “You can break a man’s skull. You can arrest him. You can throw him into a dungeon. But how do you fight an idea?”

  3. Daniel — I didn’tknow that. Did the writing of Ben-Hur predate the Hitchhikers Guide?