There are two kinds of people in this world, and they can be sorted easily by this simple phrase. Don’t Panic.
If you immediately think of anything other than a towel you are to be pitied, as you have clearly never read or listened to Douglas Adam’s classic “The Hitchkhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. It was a radio show, a record series, a series of novels, and even a bad movie a few years back all about an Englishman named Arthur Dent and his accidental adventures once he meets an intergalactic hitchhiker.
Admittedly it sounds less than thrilling based on my explanation, but it is the only book I have ever laughed out loud so hard reading that my family thought I was having some kind of medical emergency. If you enjoy Monty Python, Faulty Towers, or British humor in general it is a must read. If you like science fiction you should read it. If you like poking fun at “the establishment” you’ll enjoy it. If you have a sense of humor it’s for you. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Why am I mentioning this now? Because this week marks the 42nd anniversary of the series debut. Which is clearly the most perfect time of all. If you don’t know why I say that, you will once you’ve read it.