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The Answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything[edit]

Bow before the awesome power of 42!

As The Answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything, I feel that this picture is way beyond qualified to be a Featured Picture.

  • Nominate and Support TomStar81 (Talk) 02:15, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose I'm as big a fan of Douglas Adams as the next guy, but... you've got to be kidding. --Paul 02:48, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose This IS a joke, right? Arad 03:15, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
    • Yes, this is a joke. There is no way that this will pass, and I knew that when I placed it here. Still, though, it is good for a cheap laugh (and I really need one right now ;) TomStar81 (Talk) 06:17, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Support opposition! In all honestly, the image could easily (and should) be converted to SVG format. ♠ SG →Talk 04:48, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose 42?? Well, everybody knows that is is what you get when you multiply 6 by 9! Glaurung 06:07, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose 6*9=42? It does in base 13 I guess. I feel this subject is better depicted using the 2 bytes 4 and 2. HighInBC 13:59, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
    • But then you don't get the cool crepuscular ray effect. ;-) howcheng {chat} 22:41, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose. I do hope this is a joke. NauticaShades(talk) 17:32, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • speedy close We don't like base thirteen around here. Night Gyr (talk/Oy) 18:24, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose conversion into hyperspace bypass. Slartibartfast says no! You are going to get lynched, d'you know that? Spot the obvious mistake and I'll give you a wikicookie. Answers on a talk page, please. —Vanderdeckenξφ 09:51, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Well.... Base seven is much more fun, if you ask me...but at least the picture is blue... --Tewy 04:17, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Strongly Oppose Shouldn't this be removed as even the nominator has said it is a joke? And what's Base 13? | AndonicO 12:08, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
  • What is base 13? and base 7? btw: Full support (<--not serious bout that)Nnfolz 13:56, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
    • For God's sake, this is an encyclopaedia... Base 13, as you will see, was also an injoke. I quote from that article:
'In the end of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams, a possible question to get the answer "forty-two" is presented: "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?" Of course, the answer is deliberately wrong, creating a humorous effect – if the calculation is carried out in base 10. People who were trying to find a deeper meaning in the passage soon noticed that in base 13, 6 × 9 is actually 42 (as 4 × 13 + 2 = 54). When confronted with this, the author stated that it was a mere coincidence, and that "Nobody writes jokes in base 13 [...] I may be a pretty sad person, but I don't make jokes in base 13." See also The Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything.'
Base 7 was just continuing the joke. —Vanderdeckenξφ 17:51, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
  • All your base are belNOg to us. --Ouro 19:08, 1 October 2006 (UTC)
  • So long, nomination, and Thanks for all the fish. (oppose) --Pharaoh Hound (talk) 21:37, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Not promoted. --KFP (talk | contribs) 06:54, 6 October 2006 (UTC)