It’s uncommon good fortune to find yourself alive on a “mostly harmless” world in an enlightened age where so many big questions are answered. The meaning of life, the universe and everything is, of course, said to be 42. Deep Thought took a mere 7.5 million years to come up with the answer, gently forewarning us we wouldn’t like the answer and to truly appreciate it we need to ask the right question. Which is where this T-shirt comes in.

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Only those with a knowledge of binary understand the significance of “42” and get closer to understanding the answer. In fact I think you could create an entirely new numero-philosophical astrology based on binary preferences. For example, the binary of 42 shows a steady oscillation; a constant shifting between two states. Tolkien’s Elves are probably characterized by “42”: fans will recall Frodo telling the Elf Gildor Inglorion: “Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.”

I’m getting wildly off the track here and mixing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with Lord of The Rings is probably unwise, yet there still remains the matter of “63”. Why might it be a better answer than 42? Again binary tells the tale.

For advanced binary uses Amazon has some odd products. The binary watch reminds me of the alien’s atomic countdown timer in Predator….
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