Today I finished listening to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series), produced by the BBC.

Summary: WTF.

As a friend said: "A sci-fi rickroll".

Slightly longer version: I love science-fiction (Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Greg Egan, Frank Herbert, Kim Stanley Robinson etc.), and I like British humour (John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson), but HHGTTG was a looong piece of nonsensical drivel, punctuated by some mildly funny bits, very few thought-provoking ideas (thanks to their absurdity, such as being so bored with immortality as to insult everyone in the Universe, and worse, in alphabetical order!) (the Babelfish is a genuinely good one though), and a lot of delightful British speech.

It's more interesting why exactly HHGTTG has generated such fandom and how come that its mostly pointless memes managed to occupy the minds of so many individuals. But alas, crazes shall never end (the Bible, anyone?).

Overall, I regret having wasted 13 hours in order to hopefully understand what all the fuss was about. So long and thanks for all the five chuckles or so.

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