"Six by nine. Forty two."
"That's it. That's all there is."
"I always thought something was fundamentally wrong with the universe"
"But in base 13: 6 x 9 = 42!"
"I may be a sorry case, but I don't write jokes in base 13."
33 36 39 42 46 52 60 110 132 222 <= That's not bad 1120
"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. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do'. I typed it out. End of story."
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