For all you Excel geeks and fans of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (yes, both of you), today’s date is 42,000. I’ll let you derive the deep meaning of this cosmic alignment. For everyone else, an early Happy New Year to you!
For those that haven’t read A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it’s a a great read. Lots of witty humor and has a nice anti-authority message. In the first chapter the main character fights his house being condemned by local government. The authorities argue that he should have seen the notice about the zoning rule taking place which was located at City Hall “on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying Beware of the Leopard.”
Another unrelated yet fun line from the book I felt could have been applied to me in my younger days when during which time I had a job that I had no idea what was going: “One of the major difficulties Trillian experienced in her relationship with Zaphod was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn’t be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn’t understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid.”
Enjoy and happy 42,000!