Several months ago I took over ownership of the Hitchhiker's Guide Project: A Complete
Repository Of Characters, Planets, & Other Hoopy Froods from a
friend who no longer wanted to deal with it (and I've been meaning to
overhaul it, but eh … it can wait). There's a contact page that people
can use to send me comments and occasionally I'll even respond to them.
But today … today I got the following:
I printed off a copy of a jpeg in 2002 of a honda accord with a
caption stating “The automotive equivalent of a really hot
librarian”. Is this jpeg still available? I loved it and want to
print it in color as a tribute to fellow librarians everywhere.
I could understand someone not realizing the site is a tribute to Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy and asking me questions about hitchhiking, but
Sometimes I really do wonder about people …
Update on Thursday, June 10th
about this from the previous owner of the site:
You'll occasionally get that question from Librarians and
people in that industry. I did host that image for
a brief time, for reasons I won't go into right now. Check
your access logs, you'll find 404s for
honda.jpg scattered through them, since a bunch
of places never corrected for link rot.
I feel a bit better now …
You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
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so that would make the final URL:
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you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
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