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2016-05-11 14:07 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Fictional works, Science and technology, Statements by Members

Déclarations de députés, Oeuvres de fiction, Science et technologie

Mr. Speaker, 15 years ago today, with Arthur Dent well established in his new life, Ford Prefect returned to this mostly harmless place for Douglas Adams. Marvin the paranoid android was, of course, left behind.

Anyone who has read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is aware that planet Earth is little more than a computer, built on the orders of mice, to determine the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

While I must wrap up this statement, brought to some of us by our resident babelfish, before it is destroyed to make way for a hyper-partisan bypass, it is a great honour to know that all of our colleagues, brought together here today by the infinite improbability drive, will forevermore have our names listed together on a plaque.

The plaque will be here in Centre Block marked, without ever having determined the question, with the answer to life, the universe, and everything, the number of our Parliament, 42.

Monsieur le Président, il y a 15 ans aujourd'hui, étant donné qu'Arthur Dent s'était bâti une nouvelle vie, Ford Prefect est retourné à un endroit globalement inoffensif pour Douglas Adams. Quant à Marvin, l'androïde paranoïde, il a bien entendu été laissé de côté.

Tous ceux qui ont lu Le guide du voyageur galactique savent que la planète Terre est plus qu'un ordinateur, construit sur les instructions des souris, pour trouver la réponse à la grande question sur la vie, l'univers et le reste.

Puisque je dois terminer ma déclaration, qui a été comprise par bon nombre d'entre nous grâce au poisson Babel de cette institution, avant qu'elle soit détruite pour faire place à une voie express hyperpartisane, je tiens à dire que c'est un grand honneur de savoir que tous les députés, qui sont rassemblés ici aujourd'hui grâce au générateur d'improbabilité infinie, verront leur nom être inscrit sur une plaque pour toujours.

Cette plaque sera installée dans l'édifice du Centre et elle portera le numéro 42, celui de notre législature, même si nous n'avons pas encore trouvé la réponse à la grande question sur la vie, l'univers et le reste.

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Posted at 15:26 on May 11, 2016

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