Monday, 14 April 2008

Travel guide insists contributor did visit 'Lonely Planet'

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy editor Zarniwoop insists that long-time contributor Ford Prefect did visit Earth, and that his entry on the subject was not made up. Earth, a lonely planet orbiting a small, unregarded yellow Sun in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy, is described as "mostly harmless" in the latest edition of the popular interstellar travel guide, leading to accusations that the contributor could not be arsed. "He actually wrote loads of stuff about going to South America, dealing drugs and having casual sex in restaurants," Zarniwoop said. "But we edited it down to just two words because travel writers are tedious types, and it was just more plausible." Asked about any future career Prefect has with the Hitchhiker's Guide, Zarniwoop simply commented "Ford's just this guy, you know."

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