For fans of Douglas Adams: was the answer really 42

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RathDarkblade

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Hmm. *shrug* The Guarniad's article doesn't reveal much that's new. Yes, Dougie was perennially -- almost infamously -- late with his scripts, because he was a perfectionist. Many writers are. (I know I am -- and I have weekly submissions to make for critique, which I always struggle with!! That's why I'm here procrastinating instead of writing!!) :p

Seriously, I was always given to understand that "six times nine = 42" was because the universe doesn't make sense and isn't supposed to. Ford even says as much to Arthur. :)
 
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