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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-01-09 07:22 AM
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8. Just to clue you in...
All of the responses to your OP are from Douglas Adams fans (me included).

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and the other books in the series.

Adams humorously postulated much the same theory as in your OP. We got the hairdressers and telephone sanitizers... who think that digital watches (OK, now it would be blackberries) are "pretty cool" things.

Originally rated by the Galaxy as "Harmless" which was later updated to "Mostly Harmless".
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  -Is planet Earth a galactic madhouse? Cyrano  Dec-01-09 07:12 AM   #0 
  - 42 nt  Are_grits_groceries   Dec-01-09 07:14 AM   #1 
  - Ummm, I don't get it. Is 42 the average IQ of humans?  Cyrano   Dec-01-09 07:17 AM   #4 
     - It's the answer.  lapfog_1   Dec-01-09 07:17 AM   #5 
     - Okay. So far, this thread is attracting sane people who  Cyrano   Dec-01-09 07:21 AM   #7 
     - It's the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. n/t  Subdivisions   Dec-01-09 07:20 AM   #6 
     - Or possibly "what is 6 X 9"?  lapfog_1   Dec-01-09 07:25 AM   #11 
        - Wrong place!  Dogmudgeon   Dec-01-09 09:00 AM   #24 
     - Lol  tavalon   Dec-01-09 08:58 AM   #23 
     - It's a sci-fi geek in-joke  Dogmudgeon   Dec-01-09 09:01 AM   #25 
        - -1. Nothing I have said in this thread was delivered in the  Subdivisions   Dec-01-09 09:06 AM   #28 
           - Hence, "low-intensty"  Dogmudgeon   Dec-01-09 09:11 AM   #30 
              - Hey, no harm done mate...was just sayin' =) n/t  Subdivisions   Dec-01-09 09:13 AM   #32 
  - The "B" ship  hobbit709   Dec-01-09 07:16 AM   #2 
  - Yup, we were originally populated by telephone sanitizers. - n/t  lapfog_1   Dec-01-09 07:16 AM   #3 
  - Just to clue you in...  lapfog_1   Dec-01-09 07:22 AM   #8 
  - I've heard the title of the book, but never read it. Time for a trip to the library.  Cyrano   Dec-01-09 07:24 AM   #9 
     - That is a trip that you will not regret. n/t  Subdivisions   Dec-01-09 07:29 AM   #14 
     - Get them all, and the other non-Hitchhiker Adams books.  lapfog_1   Dec-01-09 07:30 AM   #15 
        - Did you ever read 'Last Chance to See' ?  Are_grits_groceries   Dec-01-09 02:06 PM   #47 
  - Sorry. I couldn't resist.  Are_grits_groceries   Dec-01-09 07:25 AM   #10 
  - No harm done. I grew up on Isaac Asimov and  Cyrano   Dec-01-09 09:38 AM   #35 
  - Actually, this planet is scheduled for destruction to make way  Subdivisions   Dec-01-09 07:25 AM   #12 
  - Another mis-place.  Dogmudgeon   Dec-01-09 09:08 AM   #29 
     - Damn Dogmudgeon! It's going to be one of those days =) n/t  Subdivisions   Dec-01-09 09:14 AM   #33 
        - He needs to engage the improbability drive.  lapfog_1   Dec-01-09 12:55 PM   #46 
  - It took human ancestors more than one million years to flake both sides of a rock.  RedCloud   Dec-01-09 07:29 AM   #13 
  - Bwaahahahahah!  Subdivisions   Dec-01-09 07:30 AM   #16 
  - Some of them still cannot do that today.  tabatha   Dec-01-09 08:54 AM   #22 
  - Well jeez! Somebody has to do it  lunatica   Dec-01-09 07:32 AM   #17 
  - Thanks for all the terrific info to this point.  Cyrano   Dec-01-09 07:32 AM   #18 
  - It's Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings' fault. Had we been the source for the  Subdivisions   Dec-01-09 07:36 AM   #19 
  - ah yes, even worse that the  lapfog_1   Dec-01-09 07:44 AM   #20 
  - I shall long remember my trip to this thread  rurallib   Dec-01-09 08:08 AM   #21 
  - Excellent thread.  gordianot   Dec-01-09 09:01 AM   #26 
  - When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show.  pokerfan   Dec-01-09 09:05 AM   #27 
  - We're the Australia of the galaxy?  notesdev   Dec-01-09 09:11 AM   #31 
  - Fairness? Decency?  BakedAtAMileHigh   Dec-01-09 09:14 AM   #34 
  - "You've been living in a dream world, Neo."  Cyrano   Dec-01-09 10:07 AM   #36 
  - Reminds me in a way of The Day The Earth Stood Still  blues90   Dec-01-09 10:27 AM   #37 
  - _  Echo In Light   Dec-01-09 10:31 AM   #38 
  - "Galactic Madhouse"  guitar man   Dec-01-09 10:58 AM   #39 
  - in summary.. yes..  Prometheuspan   Dec-01-09 11:01 AM   #40 
  - One word..fundaMENTALists...notice the emphasis on MENTAL  Xenotime   Dec-01-09 11:03 AM   #41 
  - Hmmm. You may be onto something here!  NYC Liberal   Dec-01-09 11:10 AM   #42 
  - At least Limbaugh has an excuse  Cyrano   Dec-01-09 11:18 AM   #44 
  - cause physics says things don't always work the way we want them to /nt  dusmcj   Dec-01-09 11:13 AM   #43 
  - Mark Twain's view:  alterfurz   Dec-01-09 11:42 AM   #45 

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