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“42” The Jackie Robinson Movie = The Answer To Life, The Universe & Everything Per “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Coincidence?

Anura Guruge

Related post:
>> Google Doodle for Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday — Mar. 10, 2013.

As I said in March when Google did that wonderful Doodle for his 61st birthday (if he were still alive) I am a HUGE fan of Douglas Adams. So, I have revelled in ’42’ as the ultimate answer. Since ‘6’ is my favorite number, I can relate to 42 since it is 6 x 7.

Though baseball is not ‘my game’, cricket my abiding passion, I do know of Jackie Robinson and the pivotal role he did play in U.S. history. Yes, I have watched at least one documentary. But, until this last week with all promotion for the upcoming movie ’42’, I was not aware that this was his number.

That got me thinking. Douglas was a polymath. He knew lots about a lot of things.

So, I am wondering, did Douglas know that ’42’ was the Jackie Robinson number?

If so that would be so, so NEAT. Classical Douglas. Hidden significance.

My theory is that Douglas did know and that is why he picked ’42’.

So, ’42’ it is. The ultimate answer to everything in life. I think Jackie Robinson would approve.

Google Doodle (Animated) To “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” Douglas Adams’ 61st Birthday.


Anura Guruge

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≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ ≡ Check CATEGORY ‘Google Doodle’ for other posts —>>> (side bar)

Click to access it on March 11, 2013. I will update this link after the birthday.

Click to access it … it is still here, at the Google Doodle archive even after March 11, 2013.

Click here to get to this Google Doodle after its appearance on March 11, 2013.

What appears at the Google Doodle archive … replete with Google provided write-up on Douglas Adams.


To say I am still a HUGE fan of Douglas would not capture my deep-seated, profound relationship with this AMAZING man.

He was beyond genius. A rare, alas fleeting, talent.

When the Doodle said ’61st birthday’ by heart skipped a beat.
He tragically died so young. Aged 49, in 2001. I was distressed.

We were contemporaneous and compatriots, though alas I never met him.
I became a ‘Hitchhiker’ with the 1981 BBC TV show. I have it on DVD.
Both my older kids got to love it and I think Devanee has seen it once.

I have read all his books and I am sure I have nearly all of them

I often use Hitchhiker phrases and most don’t have any idea what I am talking about.

Just recently I signed off an e-mail to my papal blog regulars with what I told them was a biblical reference:
Goodbye and Thanks for all the fish‘.

Thank YOU, Douglas. You were the Man.

Thank YOU, Google. You made my day.