You're an Idiot, Dent.
January 26, 2010 3:51 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to find this passage from The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, where there's this person who's so fed up with everything in the universe, that he travels the entire cosmos, telling each and every one of its inhabitants that he, or she, or it - is an idiot. The passage describes how he met Arthur Dent. Thank you.
posted by lipsum to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Here's part of it.
posted by kidbritish at 3:53 PM on January 26, 2010

I believe it is from the second, maybe third book- the one where Arthur has gone back in time and is living on prehistoric Earth in a cave. I think it's the third, actually.
posted by drjimmy11 at 3:53 PM on January 26, 2010

It's from Chapter 1 of Life, the Universe, and Everything. In fact, that particular story opens the book.
posted by I Said, I've Got A Big Stick at 3:54 PM on January 26, 2010

Looks like someone took the time to transcribe the meeting scene here. (Pity they didn't choose a color scheme that's easier on the eyes...)
posted by I Said, I've Got A Big Stick at 3:58 PM on January 26, 2010


"Wowbagger The Infinitely Prolonged was - indeed, is- one of the Universe's ver small number of immortal beings.

"Most of those who are born immortal instinctively know how to cope with it, but Wowbagger was not one of them...."
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:58 PM on January 26, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks everyone.

I found this Twitter account (unfortunately, Hebrew only) that took upon itself to be the Wowbagger of the local Twittersphere.

Finally I came up with this:

Won't follow it, though. Never follow a Wowbagger.
posted by lipsum at 4:07 PM on January 26, 2010

A man can dream, can't he?
posted by Large Marge at 5:25 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

posted by hortense at 6:13 PM on January 26, 2010

A friend of mine went as Wowbagger for Halloween one year. Insulted everyone at the party in alphabetical order, it was brilliant.
posted by Aversion Therapy at 6:51 PM on January 26, 2010 [3 favorites]

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