This is a reblog, I couldn’t resist it; and being a great fan of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I will suffer no remorse, guilt nor suffering for having done so.
A drink for Douglas Adams
“Two important cocktails permeate Adams’ masterpiece. The first is my own go-to cocktail: The gin and tonic.
According to The Guide, approximately 80% of galactic cultures have some phonetic variation of a ‘Gin and Tonic.’ For instance the rubber ducky-wielding captain of the spaceship doomed to colonize ancient earth with telephone cleaners, sommeliers and marketing moguls, offer the main characters a ‘jynnan tonnix.’
Upon their reunion Ford Prefect tells Arthur Dent how he spent the last four years wandering prehistoric Earth:
`… I decided that I was a lemon for a couple of weeks. I kept myself amused all that time jumping in and out of a gin and tonic.’ Arthur cleared his throat, and then did it again.
`Where,’ he said, `did you…?’”
Should you have the desire to read more, or simply wish accumulate more useless information, I can heartily recommend the post on Behind the Booze.