The ultimate answer to the great question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is: FORTY TWO.
The great question of Life, the Universe and Everything is, "What do you get when you multiply six by nine?"
Nothing wrong with that - in base 13 arithmetic...
Douglas Adams, you are missed.
A portrait of the late, great Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001), creator of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
(and possibly the first man to dream up the Internet!), and one of the finest wordsmiths of our age.
Originally, the Babelfish was just swimming straight into Adams' ear.
suggested making it wiggly
. The effect was that it dialled up the "ick factor" of the picture considerably (as LB so eloquently put it), which I found hilarious.
Personally, I consider a Babelfish in the ear about as pleasant as sticking a leech up the nostril...
Oh, and it is
's opinion that wiggly Babelfish look "broken", and this particular one probably only translates everything to Swahili.