Remember when you first heard "Roxanne"? I do. I was a child in a record store without a clue about the song's theme. Not sure I could've identified reggae, let alone purloined reggae. But I well recall my impression.
Today would have been Douglas Adams' 61st birthday. I didn't know him, but I've read his every published word, some many times over, and I miss him. Here I salute him 13 succinct times. (Why 13? I dunno. 42 would blitz my word-count.)
It's a raucous, rollicking ride, as visually stunning -- in truly sensational 3D -- as it is hilarious and exciting. The Oscars, which usually lean Heavy and Significant, really should launch a category for Funnest Picture.
I'd like to examine a great negotiation scene from the beginning of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that sheds some light on pre-settlement settlements, the principal-agency problem, and the gap between positions and interests.