Quick movie comment. If you’re a Douglas Adams fan, you should see The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you aren’t a Douglas Adams fan – you should be.
The movie had an interesting take on Zaphod Beeblebrox, the President of the Galaxy. Zaphod is from Betelgeuse Five. The Hitchhiker’s Guide started out as a BBC radio series. If I were to pick an accent for a Betelgeusian played by a British radio actor, it would not be a Crawford, Texas accent. Nor would I have expected mannerisms reminiscent of a Will Ferrell imitation of George Bush. Since the distinguishing hallmark of conservatism is a sense of humor, I was quite amused at the portrayal of a dimwitted Zaphod W. Beeblebrox with brain powered by lemon juice. I just kept waiting in vain for him to say “nukyeler.” One more reason to be thankful that John Kerry lost the election – Zaphod F. Beeblebrox would just have bored me to death.