Friday, August 27, 2010

The Great Prophet Zarquan

The Great Prophet Zarquan was a character in book two of one of my (if not the one) favorite humorist, the late, author Douglas Adams' five book trilogy, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", specifically in "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe". HHGTTG is about Ford Prefect, a reporter for the Guide, who meets and befriends a Human, Arthur Dent, and they travel the galaxy after the Earth is destroyed for a hyperspace bypass, just as Arthur's home is destroyed just before they leave Earth, for a freeway bypass.

The books:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe and Everything
So Long, and Thanks for the Fish
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe

Zarquan appeared finally, having promised to some day return, just moments before the end of the Universe, to party with his followers at the Restaurant at the end of the Universe. What a guy!

For your education and edification, explicatives you can use in reference to, The Great Prophet Zarquan:

Holy Zarquan's Singing Fish! (Ford Prefect)

Zark you!

Zark off!

What the zark?

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