View Full Version : S: Douglas Adams dead
05-12-2001, 08:12 AM
It's a sad sad day. Douglas Adams, author of "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series, among others, dead of a heart attack at 42.
05-12-2001, 08:46 AM
He had some really fun books. A heart attack at 42, huh? Makes you think....
05-12-2001, 11:42 AM
49, not 42. 42 is the answer to everything.
05-12-2001, 02:57 PM
ironic, that I just figured out how 6x9=42
05-12-2001, 06:29 PM
Um, how exactly did you figure that out? Last I checked it was 54 :P
05-12-2001, 07:44 PM
he means 6x7...heh heh. I guess something had his mind predisposed to those other numbers...
05-12-2001, 10:32 PM
no 6x9 is 42
I know what Im saying!
05-12-2001, 10:36 PM
I actually had a few theories on why he did that in the book...but now i know the truth.
Unfortunatly i dont think i can tell....cause it would ruin the mystery.
But I assure you, there is a valid answer to the 6x9=42 problem
[Edited by cruelpupet on 05-12-2001 at 10:42 PM]
05-13-2001, 12:11 AM
x = (7/9)? :-p
05-13-2001, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by ProMinx
x = (7/9)? :-p
Nope not even close... It has to do with something Adams said one time. Thats all the hints your getting from me!
05-14-2001, 05:51 AM
Does it involve bistromathics?
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05-14-2001, 08:36 AM
oh come on, i have so little in this world. let me at least have that without being a smelly ol' bastard!
05-14-2001, 09:39 AM
*slaps self upside head*
Doh! I guess my memory's going...
05-14-2001, 09:57 AM
Because he was scheduled to be the commencement speaker at Harvey Mudd College, and died the day before graduation. I wonder who they scared up on such short notice?
05-14-2001, 10:07 AM
Boy does that ever suck..
I did manage to find some good news though. From a faq I saw this morning, it looks as though the screenplay for the hitchhiker's film was complete. Hopefully it'll make its way to studios and be made into a worthy production.
Man, still bummed about this :(
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