42 (forr tee too) is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything. Not surprisingly, many patriotic languages look upon "42" as a synonym for Stephen Colbert, truthiness, and America.
The question to the answer to life, the universe, and everything is x . This question makes no sense because it was made up by mathologists and is therefore unAmerican. Similarly, x contains an obvious reference to 69 (the sex position), which is always unAmerican unless Colbert is doing it.
Forty-two is also the number of times a monkey must mate before it can successfully create offspring. It's a fact. Look it up.
42 in Pop CultureEdit
Forty-two is briefly covered in Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, a "fictionalized" account of Arthur Dent (Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert DFA) and Ford Prefect (Tek Jansen)'s real life space travel.
Despite ostensibly being about a character named Arthur Dent, Stephen Colbert having declined the credit on the claim that it would "blow America's mind", the books are true in every detail: the narrow escape from the Vogons' vile, poetry-writing fingers; the use of the Heart of Gold's Infinite Improbability Drive to save the Union at the Battle of Gettysburg; and yes, even the part where Arthur Dent (actually Stephen Colbert) single-handedly extracts the lily-livered liberal part of America from the God-fearing majority and sends the secular left flying into space. That last bit is true in the future.
Also included in the books is Dr. Colbert's chief nemesis, who is always defeated despite the many cunning and dastardly disguises it uses to trick others into believing it isn't a bleeding heart liberal. (Said disguises include spy, bonsai tree, and also there was the time it dressed up as Stephen Colbert's Aunt Clara, which was more creepy than dastardly.) Fortunately for all Real Americans, Arthur Dent (still Stephen Colbert) continues to see through these flimsy attempts at chicanery, fuelled no doubt by the defeatocrats' failed attempt to take over Congress in 2006.
To this day, only Dr. Colbert's great modesty prevents him from officially revealing that he is the basis of these stories and accepting the several Medals of Honor and at least three, maybe more Silver Stars that are owed him.