"You know," said Arthur thoughtfully, "all this explains a lot of things. All through my life I've had this strange unaccountable feeling that something was going on in the world, something big, even sinister, and no one would tell me what it was."
"No," said the old man, "that's just perfectly normal paranoia. Everyone in the Universe has that." -THGTTU

But why does everyone have this feeling?

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    You don't KNOW? – Jon Kiparsky Feb 16 '16 at 21:30
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    because it is "perfectly normal" – NKCampbell Feb 16 '16 at 21:31
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    Because six times nine was supposed to be forty-two. – Joe L. Feb 16 '16 at 22:26
  • @NKCampbell Much like the beasts, it would seem. – dmckee Feb 17 '16 at 3:17
  • Are you telling me that you don't have perfectly normal paranoia? That makes me suspicious. – DCShannon Jun 21 '16 at 0:55

Well, one reason might be that there is a vast conspiracy to hide the fact that one man - the Man in the Shack - is really running the whole universe.


Zaphod and a consortium of psychiatrists, including his private brain care specialist, are really running things and being President was just a front.

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