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I give up. Your siggy means what? Here are my guesses...

 

-Your number of books read for 52 books in 52 weeks, except that it doesn't seem to change and now we are in a new year.

-age?

-number of different curriculums (curriculi?) you use. ;). Ha!

-number of times you have been asked about socialisation!

 

Anyone else want to chime in with a guess before she tells us the answer? Or is this one of those things everyone knows but I missed? :)

 

Almost everytime I see you post I wonder about it! I can't be the only one! (Ok, maybe I can, but humour me!)

 

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I've wondered too! I always guessed it had something to do with the answer to life, the universe, and everything (Hitchhiker's Guide), but maybe she didn't trust the white mice so thought maybe the answer was really 43 and not 42?

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My guess is that it is a reference to "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" wherein Arthur Dent discovers the answer to life, the universe and everything. Wendy's twist is to question that answer.

 

It's rather clever and funny, I think.

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I didn't know about all that hitchhiker and galaxy stuff.

 

My guess was originally age, but then when she changed it, I thought, maybe that's when she expects to be done paying off her student loans or some other debt.

 

It used to have a violin smiley. I don't know if it still does.

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I just put Hitchhiker's Guide on hold at the library, because I have no idea what you all are talking about! Expanding my horizons, that siggy is expanding my horizons. ;)

 

 

Read the whole trilogy. Then, let your kids read it. You'll never lack for family quips again.

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My guess is that it is a reference to "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" wherein Arthur Dent discovers the answer to life, the universe and everything. Wendy's twist is to question that answer.

 

It's rather clever and funny, I think.

 

 

 

That and a Big Bang episode :D

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Read the whole trilogy. Then, let your kids read it. You'll never lack for family quips again.

 

 

Can someone tell me the titles in order? There's an Ultimate Guide that says it has five books in one, and Another Thing that says it's book six of three...a little confusing! I put the one titled "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on hold but I have no clue which one would be next.

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It goes:

 

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Life, the Universe, and Everything

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Mostly Harmless

 

And there is a 6th book written by someone else but apparently still considered part of the series. Haven't read that one yet.

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It goes:

 

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Life, the Universe, and Everything

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Mostly Harmless

 

And there is a 6th book written by someone else but apparently still considered part of the series. Haven't read that one yet.

 

 

Thank you!

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There are actually five books in the series.

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space.

 

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Facing annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat.

 

Life, the Universe and Everything

The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky– so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew.

 

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription conspires to thrust him back to reality. So to speak.

 

Mostly Harmless

Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself?

 

Sorry, yes there are five. When I first read them, there was only 3, and my old copies reference the trilogy. But, then the popularity took off and Adams wrote the others.

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I also recommend the movie, the one with Martin Freeman and Sam Rockwell. It's standard fare around here when a bad day happens. Also, a few years ago, ds balked at memory work until I gave him the option to memorize the lyrics to "So Long and Thanks for all the Fish". We plan to sing that song in memorial when our cat passes away.

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I was looking at the original BBC radio show CD's. What is/was the rating on the original radio show as far as age recommendation?

 

 

Anyone could listen to that. It was broadcast on the BBC at 6.30pm on Radio 4 in the late 70s. Absolutely no rude words allowed at the time. I still (somewhere) have the tapes I made of it as it was broadcast.

 

Laura

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I tried to post last night, but it wasn't working.

 

Even when the fifth book came out, it was tagged with a "the fifth book in the trilogy" statement. It was meant to be a trilogy, but was expanded. My copy actually says, "The fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhikers Trilogy". Fans frequently refer to the series as a trilogy even though there are 5 books.

 

Eoin Colfer (of Artemis Fowl fame) wrote the sixth book using extensive notes left by Adams. The trouble, IMO, is that Adams frequently wrote and decided what kind of book he was writing later. It feels more like a Dirk Gently book or something else than a HHGTTG book. I like Colfer, but I don't think his version of a Douglas Adams book was that good. It was disappointing.

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I tried to post last night, but it wasn't working.

 

Even when the fifth book came out, it was tagged with a "the fifth book in the trilogy" statement. It was meant to be a trilogy, but was expanded. My copy actually says, "The fifth book in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhikers Trilogy". Fans frequently refer to the series as a trilogy even though there are 5 books.

 

Eoin Colfer (of Artemis Fowl fame) wrote the sixth book using extensive notes left by Adams. The trouble, IMO, is that Adams frequently wrote and decided what kind of book he was writing later. It feels more like a Dirk Gently book or something else than a HHGTTG book. I like Colfer, but I don't think his version of a Douglas Adams book was that good. It was disappointing.

 

Okay, this is why that book said it was part six of three. A bit confusing if you aren't familiar with the series!

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