Because Douglas Adams is just that amazing. And Hitch Hikers Trilogy was quite fantastic and continuously worth the rereading. Had to share it.

Thought Catalog

I was first told to read The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy when I was a 13-year-old Boy Scout, about two years older than anyone should be a Boy Scout. My troop was on a camping trip to the Indian Echo Caverns, a tourist trap in Central Pennsylvania. It was typical in a Boy Scout troop that several scouts would stay awake with the camp fire until it had sufficiently burned out. I and four other boys sat around the embers as they slowly disappeared into nothing, remembering the beauty of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and exchanging the most juvenile of dirty jokes. However, just as I remembered a joke I had stolen from a Friar’s Club roast of Hugh Hefner, we witnessed bright flashes across the night sky. I have no illusions this was an alien visit or secret governmental projects, but it did steer the conversation…

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