Or maybe, The Long Dark Tea Time Of The Sole
And the answer to life, the shoe-niverse and everything is – according to today’s DC trainers – 43. That’s got Marvin depressed. Well, even more depressed than usual.
Why have these DC’s got 43 on them? It has something to do with them being official “Ken Block” trainers. No, I’d never heard of him either. He’s apparently a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division, formerly known as the Monster World Rally Team, whatever that is, and his car bears the number 43. When asked why, he replied, “It doesn’t really mean anything, it was actually my favourite number as a kid.” So now you know.
Spookily, I’ve just discovered that 280 (the number of days I’ve been doing this challenge) divided by 42 is 6.66666666. So maybe 43 is the number of the devil in base bollocks or something. I’m sure Dan Brown could concoct whole conspiracy around it.
While I’m on the subject of Hitchhiker’s, here’s a contentious view for you: I think the six-part TV series is the best version of Hitchhiker’s. I know Douglas Adams wouldn’t agree; he loathed director Alan JW Bell’s work on the series. But I think it looks great, and, more importantly, has all the best gags and set pieces from the books and radio series re-jigged into an economical plot that has a vaguely coherent story thread and a climax of sorts.
Having said that, the film – for all its many faults – does recreate the planet-building scenes on Magrathea in breathtaking style. And the movie Marvin is impossibly cute.
Before I go today, I discovered this webpage by following back referrals to the site. I wonder what all those train enthusiasts made of Day 211?
See you tomorrow.
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