Life, the Universe, and Everything Hitchhiker's Guide Douglas AdamsWhat is the answer to life, the universe, and everything? More importantly, what is the actual question regarding life, the universe, and everything?

This issue may or may not have been resolved at the end of my reading of yesterday’s The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Today, I pick up where I left off with book 3 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide series, with the aptly-named Life, the Universe, and Everything.

The thing I love about these books is that Douglas Adams takes the deepest philosophical, existential questions of time out of mind, the “What’s the point of it all?”, the “What’s the meaning of life?”, the “What happens when we die?” questions…and laughs at them. The answers to these questions in Adams’ series are nearly all ridiculous and absurd, and probably correct. Adams was an amazing writer, and his books are truly essential classics.

So, for today’s reading, I’m going to share a clip from the BBC TV series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy from 1981. I really need to see if this series is available on Netflix, as it looks perfect! This scene depicts the receiving of the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Enjoy!