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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:10 am

    67*15


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Darkson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:34 am

    Aaaaand what is it with 67?


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:37 am

    66 pages, 15 posts per page. I forgot that every 15th reply is a new page as the op takes up a space pushing the 990th post onto a new page by itself. So it the OP plus 66 pages with 15 replies each.


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Darkson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:49 am

    Oh, 66, that seems more reasonable, no wait, this is wrong, this number is so wrong :evil: I hate that number.


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Rynoa on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:18 am

    It should have been 42.

    (Please someone understand the reference )
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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Darkson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:34 am

    We don't know the question yet do we? big grin


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:36 am

    I read all 4 books for that a long time ago. I was disappointed by them.


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Darkson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:45 am

    I loved the 1st one (and the movie) but also I was a bit disappointed by the others I have to admit :|


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:52 am

    I really like the movie. Even more than the book. But it was close.


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Darkson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:04 am

    It had a lot more potential...


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Rynoa on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:08 am

    Loved the first book, not much the others, hate the movie
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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Darkson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:25 am

    WHY?


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:52 am

    DoughGuy wrote:I read all 4 books for that a long time ago. I was disappointed by them.

    It's called the Trilogy of 5 parts for a reason silly

    I've also never read the books, watched the film which is hilarious though


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:12 am

    I once tripped when I was a caveman and learned how to fly.......

    Love the books, movie was pretty good. My Birthday is Towel Day.

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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:14 am

    towel day? really? That's pretty awesome.

    I never got why towels though, im sure there's some kind of in joke or reason for it silly


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by DoughGuy on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:16 am

    Because HOLY **** HE"S GOT A TOWEL!


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Darkson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:21 am

    Why a towel you ask? Uuum... because you always need it?!?!? :suspect:


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:24 am

    Lol.....Serious, are you really that uncultured? Towels of course because they're the Swiss Army knives (or Leatherman if you want useful tools which I do) of space travel

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    Post by Darkson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:25 am

    ^ Perfectly said.


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:29 am

    skarekrow13 wrote:Lol.....Serious, are you really that uncultured? Towels of course because they're the Swiss Army knives (or Leatherman if you want useful tools which I do) of space travel

    Thanks for the response, particularly this one which I think is the pick of the bunch.

    But honestly was there never any reason given? I'm gonna go research it silly


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:32 am

    That's the real reason. The towel is an integral part of the books. Apart from the guide itself, it's the most iconic item in the series and at times does eclipse the guide.

    Excerpt from Wikipedia entry on towels


    In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    towels are described as the most "massively useful thing an
    interstellar hitchhiker can have," an example usage being to ward off
    the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal. The fictitious time/space traveller and Guide Researcher Ford Prefect uses the idiom "a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is" to mean someone generally alert and aware. Some fans of Douglas Adams have seized on this idea, and towels are now considered a symbol of devotion to the Hitchhiker books, radio series, TV series, website, etc. Towel Day is held each year in memory of Adams.

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    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:33 am

    Brilliant. Gone through a few pages of google and all it spews out at me is the same quote from the book that says it's the most useful thing for a hitchhiker to have, which you kindly again posted there for me in some sort of ironic mockery silly

    I don't mean that though, I mean why did Adams choose for the item to be a towel? He could have picked anything to be this amazing piece of hitchhiker kit, but he chose the towel, I was just wondering why he did that, or if there was any specific reason for him doing so.


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Rynoa on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:36 pm

    Well I guess he was right, a towel can be used for a lot of different things when in need, so it's probably very useful. Plus it's somewhat completely useless in other situations, which I guess it's the ironic part?
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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:50 pm

    Rynoa wrote:Well I guess he was right, a towel can be used for a lot of different things when in need, so it's probably very useful. Plus it's somewhat completely useless in other situations, which I guess it's the ironic part?

    Most likely, I think it's very much meant in the ironic sense that it is useful in the book when in all intents and purposes it never would be. silly


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    Re: Random Off-Topic

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:56 pm

    I haven't come across anything in which he explained why towel over anything else. Like most of the books there is plenty there just for absurdity. My guess is that a towel just felt right to him.

    Speaking of random.....

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