Fourty Two


As is universally known, the number 42 is the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything. This number was calculated by a giant supercomputer over a period of 50 million years. Unfortunately no one knows what the question was. Therefore, in order to calculate the Ultimate Question, a special computer the size of a small planet and using organic components was created and named DRS.

The DRS calculated the Ultimate Question to be “What should be the ultimate voter turnout?”. When asked how it came to this solution, the DRS replied: “The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought ’42 will do’. I typed it out. End of story.” The DRS described its choice as ‘a completely ordinary number, a number not just divisible by two but also six and seven. In fact it’s the sort of number that you could without any fear introduce to your parents’.

6 thoughts on “Fourty Two

  1. I see journalists, analysts and bloggers try to read into each party’s results instead of admitting they are a joke and just ordinary numbers. End of story. I understand their frustration and the fact it’s how some of them make a living, but instead of analysing the parties’ results as in a democracy, they should perhaps try to answer why the regime chose those very results and why it decided to maintain the status-quo. Nobody gave an answer so far.

    Hillary’s happy and proud of us so we should all celebrate.

    I would like to congratulate the people of Algeria on this week’s elections. The Government of Algeria invited international and non-governmental organizations to send observation missions and conducted elections that provided the Algerian people with the opportunity to express their will. These elections — and the high number of women elected — are a welcome step in Algeria’s progress toward democratic reform. The United States looks forward to working together with the newly elected National Popular Assembly and to continuing to strengthen our ties with the government and the people of Algeria.

    • Of course it’s a sinister joke. Bloody Hilary would be well advised to shut up – can’t stand the way she speaks in that nosy accent. Why are all those foreign countries contgratulating Algeria for this joke? Nobody cares about other countries elections, what’s so special about ours?

      • Because Algeria’s an important country in an important region and is America’s major security partner? Seriously, you don’t want them to congratulate the Greeks on their legislative cul-de-sac?!

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