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DNA, the Universe & Everything Else => Creative Genius => Topic started by: Kilman on November 15, 2011, 01:01:04 AM

Title: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 15, 2011, 01:01:04 AM
OK, since we did the 42 days of Christmas last year, I figure it is time for something different.  I meant to put this up at 42 days until Christmas but missed it - oops.  No matter, we don't have to do these 1 day at a time (in fact some days we won't have any and some days we will have more than one - see below).

Here is how it works.  The tree is formed by 42 lines which build on top of each other from the top down.  Each line should have 1 character more than the previous one.  The tree is full size when we have 42 lines (top line having only 1 character, bottom line having 42 characters).  [note - characters to the left used to maintain tree shape do not count, but spaces in between letters do count as in Das Boot (8 chars) and Star Wars (9 chars) in the example below].  To make a new entry, copy the previous tree and put a new line in at the bottom.  You will also have to adjust spaces above (to the left of the words to maintain the treelike shape - yes, it will end up being a bit Charlie Brownish in shape but that's ok).  Here is an example of the start of a tree which uses movie titles:

    M
    It
   Ran
  Jaws
  Alien
  Avatar
 Vertigo
 Das Boot
Star Wars

Rules for lines in our tree are that you must use a word or words that represent characters or races of creatures in the hitchhikers books.  You can also use pronouns since they refer to characters (that should help at the beginning).  If we get stuck at a certain number (a possibility since this has never been tested) we can cheat a bit.  For example, if no one comes up with a person or race of creatures (or pronoun) that uses 15 characters, we could cheat a bit with something like "Arthur and Ford".  But please wait a full day with no entries for the missing number before cutting corners since someone else might actually come up with a legitimate entry.  For example, a fully legit entry for 15 characters could be Tricia McMillan.  That answer could be used right away, the Arthur and Ford combo should not be entered until a full day has passed with no entry to indicate that everyone is stumped.

More than one line can be put on the tree in one day, but no individual can enter consecutive entries on the same day (must wait for others or until the next day before putting on another entry).

If this is a bit confusing, just ask for clarification.  I'm winging it on this, so you will have to forgive the haphazard description of how it works.  (Maybe other forums have something like this - seems like a good probability since the concept is fairly simple).

Perhaps for clarity - here is a summary of rules:

Copy previous tree, paste it in your reply - add a line at the bottom of the tree that uses one more character than the previous bottom line.  Your entry must be a name, race, species or pronoun used in the hitchhikers books to refer to characters or creatures in the books.  Spaces in your entry count.  Use spaces to maintain tree shape of the lines above your entry - these spaces to the left do not count in the character total.  If people are stumped and an entire day has passed with no new entry, someone can use a combination entry such as "Arthur and Ford" to reach the needed total number of characters.  More than one entry may be made per day, but not consecutive entries on the same day by the same person.

Whew... I hope that was not too confusing.

Oh, and feel free to decorate the tree as you go (as in the example).
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 15, 2011, 01:02:10 AM
To get this started, I will put in the top line (taking the easy way out with a pronoun):


I
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on November 15, 2011, 01:18:18 AM
:o Kilman, you should have made that a gold/yellow color, it was the top of the tree!

 I
he
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 15, 2011, 01:53:33 AM
Since color formatting does not carry over when you copy and paste to make the next entry, each tree can be redecorated in any way you like.  8)
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Grate Oracle Lewot on November 15, 2011, 07:44:28 AM
Since color formatting does not carry over when you copy and paste to make the next entry, each tree can be redecorated in any way you like.  8)
If you quote the other person's post, it should give you access to the formatting. Just delete the actual stuff that makes it look like a quote.
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 15, 2011, 06:36:22 PM
Good point, Lewot.  Of course, I can still redecorate if I want to...   :P

  I
 he
Bob

aka the "Almighty Bob" from Mostly Harmless
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on November 15, 2011, 09:06:40 PM
    I
  he
 Bob
 Ford

Is that right?  It looks lopsided.
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on November 15, 2011, 11:53:16 PM
    I
   he
  Bob
 Ford
Vogon
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Grate Oracle Lewot on November 16, 2011, 06:13:36 AM
     I
    he
   Bob
  Ford
 Vogon
Zaphod
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on November 16, 2011, 03:18:08 PM
     I
    he
   Bob
  Ford
 Vogon
Zaphod
Dolphin
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on November 16, 2011, 07:45:27 PM
     I
    he
   Bob
  Ford
 Vogon
 Zaphod
 Dolphin
 Trillian
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on November 17, 2011, 02:01:56 AM
    I
    he
   Bob
  Ford
  Vogon
 Zaphod
 Dolphin
 Trillian
Forty-Two
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 17, 2011, 02:52:54 AM
      I
     he
    Bob
   Ford
   Vogon
  Zaphod
  Dolphin
  Trillian
 Forty-Two
Beeblebrox
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on November 17, 2011, 07:13:13 PM
      I
     he
    Bob
   Ford
   Vogon
  Zaphod
  Dolphin
  Trillian
Forty-Two
Beeblebrox
Hitchhikers
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on November 18, 2011, 05:33:37 AM
     I
     he
    Bob
   Ford
   Vogon
  Zaphod
  Dolphin
  Trillian
 Forty-Two
 Beeblebrox
 Hitchhikers
Deep Thought  
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Grate Oracle Lewot on November 19, 2011, 08:04:09 AM
      I
     he
    Bob
   Ford
   Vogon
  Zaphod
  Dolphin
  Trillian
 Forty-Two
 Beeblebrox
 Hitchhikers
Deep Thought
Disaster Area
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on November 19, 2011, 05:49:01 PM
      I
     he
    Bob
   Ford
   Vogon
  Zaphod
  Dolphin
  Trillian
 Forty-Two
 Beeblebrox
 Hitchhikers
Deep Thought
Disaster Area
Slartibartfast
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on November 20, 2011, 11:51:44 PM
        I
      he
     Bob
     Ford
    Vogon
   Zaphod
   Dolphin
   Trillian
  Forty-Two
  Beeblebrox
  Hitchhikers
 Deep Thought
 Disaster Area
 Slartibartfast
Tricia McMillan
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 21, 2011, 06:10:25 AM
         I
        he
       Bob
       Ford
      Vogon
     Zaphod
     Dolphin
      Trillian
    Forty-Two
   Beeblebrox
   Hitchhikers
  Deep Thought
  Disaster Area
  Slartibartfast
 Tricia McMillan
Hotblack Desiato
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on November 22, 2011, 09:00:40 PM


         I
        he
       Bob
       Ford
      Vogon
     Zaphod
     Dolphin
      Trillian
    Forty-Two
   Beeblebrox
   Hitchhikers
  Deep Thought
  Disaster Area
  Slartibartfast
 Tricia McMillan
Hotblack Desiato
Max Quordlepleen
          ;D
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 23, 2011, 06:32:57 PM
         I
        he
       Bob
       Ford
      Vogon
     Zaphod
     Dolphin
      Trillian
    Forty-Two
   Beeblebrox
   Hitchhikers
  Deep Thought
  Disaster Area
  Slartibartfast
 Tricia McMillan
Hotblack Desiato
Algolian Suntiger

I cut off Max Quordlepleen because it has 16 characters which is the same as Hotblack Desiato and the next line called for 17 characters.  :o  Sorry Teatime.
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on November 23, 2011, 08:22:26 PM
         I
        he
       Bob
       Ford
      Vogon
     Zaphod
     Dolphin
      Trillian
    Forty-Two
   Beeblebrox
   Hitchhikers
  Deep Thought
  Disaster Area
  Slartibartfast
 Tricia McMillan
Hotblack Desiato
Algolian Suntiger
Arthur Philip Dent  

Sorry. It's hard to count that high. I only have ten fingers.  ::)
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 25, 2011, 07:05:03 AM
          I
         he
        Bob
        Ford
       Vogon
      Zaphod
      Dolphin
       Trillian
     Forty-Two
    Beeblebrox
    Hitchhikers
   Deep Thought
   Disaster Area
   Slartibartfast
  Tricia McMillan
 Hotblack Desiato
 Algolian Suntiger
 Arthur Philip Dent  
Telephone Sanitizer
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on November 26, 2011, 03:35:58 PM
              I
             he
            Bob
           Ford
          Vogon
         Zaphod
         Dolphin
          Trillian
       Forty-Two
       Beeblebrox
       Hitchhikers
     Deep Thought
     Disaster Area
     Slartibartfast
    Tricia McMillan
   Hotblack Desiato
   Algolian Suntiger
  Arthur Philip Dent
 Telephone Sanitizer
Genghis Temüjin Khan
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on November 26, 2011, 06:34:16 PM
                             I  
                             he
                          Bob
                           Ford
                       Vogon
                     Zaphod
                     Dolphin
                       Trillian
                        Forty-Two
                     Beeblebrox
                    Hitchhikers
                      Deep Thought
                     Disaster Area
                 Slartibartfast
             Tricia McMillan
                  Hotblack Desiato
                     Algolian Suntiger
                Arthur Philip Dent
                 Telephone Sanitizer
              Genghis Temüjin Khan
              Trillian's White Mice


I've no idea how to keep them lined up when you color them.  :-\
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 27, 2011, 04:51:48 PM
              I
             he
            Bob
           Ford
          Vogon
         Zaphod
         Dolphin
          Trillian
       Forty-Two
       Beeblebrox
       Hitchhikers
     Deep Thought
     Disaster Area
     Slartibartfast
    Tricia McMillan
   Hotblack Desiato
   Algolian Suntiger
  Arthur Philip Dent
 Telephone Sanitizer
Genghis Temüjin Khan
 Trillian's White Mice
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz

Set the shape before adding the color.  Color won't modify the shape.
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on November 27, 2011, 11:23:10 PM
              I
             he
            Bob
            Ford
           Vogon
           Zaphod
           Dolphin
           Trillian
         Forty-Two
         Beeblebrox
         Hitchhikers
       Deep Thought
       Disaster Area
       Slartibartfast
      Tricia McMillan
     Hotblack Desiato
     Algolian Suntiger
    Arthur Philip Dent
  Telephone Sanitizer
 Genghis Temüjin Khan
  Trillian's White Mice
 Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
Googleplex Star Thinker
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on November 29, 2011, 07:02:15 PM
               I
              he
             Bob
             Ford
            Vogon
           Zaphod
           Dolphin
            Trillian
          Forty-Two
         Beeblebrox
         Hitchhikers
       Deep Thought
        Disaster Area
        Slartibartfast
       Tricia McMillan
      Hotblack Desiato
      Algolian Suntiger
     Arthur Philip Dent
   Telephone Sanitizer
  Genghis Temüjin Khan
   Trillian's White Mice
  Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
 Googleplex Star Thinker
Great Green  Arkleseizure
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on November 29, 2011, 07:48:14 PM
               I
              he
             Bob
             Ford
            Vogon
           Zaphod
           Dolphin
            Trillian
          Forty-Two
         Beeblebrox
         Hitchhikers
       Deep Thought
        Disaster Area
        Slartibartfast
       Tricia McMillan
      Hotblack Desiato
      Algolian Suntiger
     Arthur Philip Dent
   Telephone Sanitizer
  Genghis Temüjin Khan
   Trillian's White Mice
  Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
 Googleplex Star Thinker
Great Green Arkleseizure
Fallian albino marsh worm
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Grate Oracle Lewot on November 30, 2011, 07:46:34 PM
                I
               he
              Bob
              Ford
             Vogon
            Zaphod
            Dolphin
             Trillian
           Forty-Two
          Beeblebrox
          Hitchhikers
        Deep Thought
         Disaster Area
         Slartibartfast
        Tricia McMillan
       Hotblack Desiato
       Algolian Suntiger
      Arthur Philip Dent
    Telephone Sanitizer
   Genghis Temüjin Khan
    Trillian's White Mice
   Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
  Googleplex Star Thinker
 Great Green Arkleseizure
 Fallian albino marsh worm
Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts

Had to go plural there :P
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on December 03, 2011, 04:08:21 PM
                I
               he
              Bob
              Ford
             Vogon
            Zaphod
            Dolphin
             Trillian
           Forty-Two
          Beeblebrox
          Hitchhikers
        Deep Thought
         Disaster Area
         Slartibartfast
        Tricia McMillan
       Hotblack Desiato
       Algolian Suntiger
      Arthur Philip Dent
    Telephone Sanitizer
   Genghis Temüjin Khan
    Trillian's White Mice
   Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
  Googleplex Star Thinker
 Great Green Arkleseizure
 Fallian albino marsh worm
Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on December 05, 2011, 02:20:44 AM
                 I
                he
               Bob
               Ford
              Vogon
             Zaphod
             Dolphin
              Trillian
            Forty-Two
           Beeblebrox
           Hitchhikers
         Deep Thought
          Disaster Area
          Slartibartfast
         Tricia McMillan
        Hotblack Desiato
        Algolian Suntiger
       Arthur Philip  Dent
     Telephone Sanitizer
    Genghis Temüjin  Khan
     Trillian's White  Mice
    Prostetnic Vogon  Jeltz
   Googleplex Star  Thinker
  Great Green Arkleseizure
  Fallian albino  marsh worm
 Ravenous Bugblatter  Beasts
 Marvin the Paranoid  Android
Zaphod Beeblebrox  the Fourth
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on December 05, 2011, 08:09:23 PM
                 I
                he
               Bob
               Ford
              Vogon
             Zaphod
             Dolphin
              Trillian
            Forty-Two
           Beeblebrox
           Hitchhikers
         Deep Thought
          Disaster Area
          Slartibartfast
         Tricia McMillan
        Hotblack Desiato
        Algolian Suntiger
       Arthur Philip Dent
     Telephone Sanitizer
    Genghis Temüjin Khan
     Trillian's White Mice
    Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
   Googleplex Star Thinker
  Great Green Arkleseizure
  Fallian albino marsh worm
 Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
 Marvin the Paranoid Android
Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
 Great Circling Poets of Arium
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on December 06, 2011, 01:12:50 AM
     
                I
                he
               Bob
               Ford
              Vogon
             Zaphod
             Dolphin
              Trillian
            Forty-Two
           Beeblebrox
           Hitchhikers
         Deep Thought
          Disaster Area
          Slartibartfast
         Tricia McMillan
        Hotblack Desiato
        Algolian Suntiger
       Arthur Philip Dent
     Telephone Sanitizer
    Genghis Temüjin Khan
     Trillian's White Mice
    Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
   Googleplex Star Thinker
  Great Green Arkleseizure
  Fallian albino marsh worm
 Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
 Marvin the Paranoid Android
Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
 Great Circling Poets of Arium
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation

It's kind of a character... sort of.  :)
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on December 06, 2011, 07:54:59 PM
                 I
                he
               Bob
               Ford
              Vogon
             Zaphod
             Dolphin
              Trillian
            Forty-Two
           Beeblebrox
           Hitchhikers
         Deep Thought
          Disaster Area
          Slartibartfast
         Tricia McMillan
        Hotblack Desiato
        Algolian Suntiger
       Arthur Philip Dent
     Telephone Sanitizer
    Genghis Temüjin Khan
     Trillian's White Mice
    Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
   Googleplex Star Thinker
  Great Green Arkleseizure
  Fallian albino marsh worm
 Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
 Marvin the Paranoid Android
Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
 Great Circling Poets of Arium
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on December 09, 2011, 11:56:48 PM
                   I
                  he
                 Bob
                 Ford
                Vogon
               Zaphod
               Dolphin
                Trillian
              Forty-Two
             Beeblebrox
             Hitchhikers
           Deep Thought
            Disaster Area
            Slartibartfast
           Tricia McMillan
          Hotblack Desiato
          Algolian Suntiger
         Arthur Philip Dent
       Telephone Sanitizer
      Genghis Temüjin Khan
       Trillian's White Mice
      Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
     Googleplex Star Thinker
    Great Green Arkleseizure
    Fallian albino marsh worm
   Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
   Marvin the Paranoid Android
  Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
   Great Circling Poets of Arium
  Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
  The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify

Couldn't think of a 32, so had to use the 'and' cheat, but completely legal per the rules.  At least thematically they are both part of the entertainment at Milliways and Max gets to be on the tree after all.  :)
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on December 11, 2011, 10:57:04 PM
                   I
                  he
                 Bob
                 Ford
                Vogon
               Zaphod
               Dolphin
                Trillian
              Forty-Two
             Beeblebrox
             Hitchhikers
           Deep Thought
            Disaster Area
            Slartibartfast
           Tricia McMillan
          Hotblack Desiato
          Algolian Suntiger
         Arthur Philip Dent
       Telephone Sanitizer
      Genghis Temüjin Khan
       Trillian's White Mice
      Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
     Googleplex Star Thinker
    Great Green Arkleseizure
    Fallian albino marsh worm
   Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
   Marvin the Paranoid Android
  Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
   Great Circling Poets of Arium
  Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
  The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
 Silastic Armorfiends of Striterax

Back to back posts, but also legal per the rules since no one posted yesterday.  Note that wikipedia spells it Armourfiends, but there is no U in the spelling in any of the three copies I have of Life, the Universe and Everything.  Maybe this is because my copies are American printings.  If anyone objects, we could add the U in and make it a singular fiend.
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on December 12, 2011, 08:45:22 PM
                   I
                  he
                 Bob
                 Ford
                Vogon
               Zaphod
               Dolphin
                Trillian
              Forty-Two
             Beeblebrox
             Hitchhikers
           Deep Thought
            Disaster Area
            Slartibartfast
           Tricia McMillan
          Hotblack Desiato
          Algolian Suntiger
         Arthur Philip Dent
       Telephone Sanitizer
      Genghis Temüjin Khan
       Trillian's White Mice
      Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
     Googleplex Star Thinker
    Great Green Arkleseizure
    Fallian albino marsh worm
   Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
   Marvin the Paranoid Android
  Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
   Great Circling Poets of Arium
  Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
  The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Grate Oracle Lewot on December 13, 2011, 01:33:52 AM
                     I
                    he
                   Bob
                   Ford
                  Vogon
                 Zaphod
                 Dolphin
                  Trillian
                Forty-Two
               Beeblebrox
               Hitchhikers
             Deep Thought
              Disaster Area
              Slartibartfast
             Tricia McMillan
            Hotblack Desiato
            Algolian Suntiger
           Arthur Philip Dent
         Telephone Sanitizer
        Genghis Temüjin Khan
          Trillian's White Mice
        Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
       Googleplex Star Thinker
      Great Green Arkleseizure
      Fallian albino marsh worm
     Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
     Marvin the Paranoid Android
    Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
     Great Circling Poets of Arium
    Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
    The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
  Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
 Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
Haggunenon Underfleet Commandant/er

...Referring to how Zaphod kept calling him "commandant" even though it was supposed to be "commander."
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on December 13, 2011, 08:04:40 PM
                       I
                      he
                     Bob
                     Ford
                    Vogon
                   Zaphod
                   Dolphin
                    Trillian
                  Forty-Two
                 Beeblebrox
                 Hitchhikers
               Deep Thought
                Disaster Area
                Slartibartfast
               Tricia McMillan
              Hotblack Desiato
              Algolian Suntiger
             Arthur Philip Dent
           Telephone Sanitizer
          Genghis Temüjin Khan
            Trillian's White Mice
          Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
         Googleplex Star Thinker
        Great Green Arkleseizure
        Fallian albino marsh worm
       Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
       Marvin the Paranoid Android
      Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
       Great Circling Poets of Arium
      Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
      The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
    Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
   Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
 Haggunenon Underfleet Commandant/er
Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on December 14, 2011, 04:04:08 PM

                       I
                      he
                     Bob
                     Ford
                    Vogon
                   Zaphod
                   Dolphin
                    Trillian
                  Forty-Two
                 Beeblebrox
                 Hitchhikers
               Deep Thought
                Disaster Area
                Slartibartfast
               Tricia McMillan
              Hotblack Desiato
              Algolian Suntiger
             Arthur Philip Dent
           Telephone Sanitizer
          Genghis Temüjin Khan
            Trillian's White Mice
          Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
         Googleplex Star Thinker
        Great Green Arkleseizure
        Fallian albino marsh worm
       Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
       Marvin the Paranoid Android
      Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
       Great Circling Poets of Arium
      Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
      The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
    Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
   Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
 Haggunenon Underfleet Commandant/er
Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
    Scintillating Jeweled Scuttling Crabs
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Grate Oracle Lewot on December 16, 2011, 09:15:28 PM
                       I
                      he
                     Bob
                     Ford
                    Vogon
                   Zaphod
                   Dolphin
                    Trillian
                  Forty-Two
                 Beeblebrox
                 Hitchhikers
               Deep Thought
                Disaster Area
                Slartibartfast
               Tricia McMillan
              Hotblack Desiato
              Algolian Suntiger
             Arthur Philip Dent
           Telephone Sanitizer
          Genghis Temüjin Khan
            Trillian's White Mice
          Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
         Googleplex Star Thinker
        Great Green Arkleseizure
        Fallian albino marsh worm
       Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
       Marvin the Paranoid Android
      Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
       Great Circling Poets of Arium
      Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
      The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
    Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
   Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
 Haggunenon Underfleet Commandant/er
Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
    Scintillating Jeweled Scuttling Crabs
   A Grillion of Agrajag's Reincarnations
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on December 20, 2011, 07:29:56 AM
I
he
Bob
Ford
Vogon
Zaphod
Dolphin
Trillian
Forty-Two
Beeblebrox
Hitchhikers
Deep Thought
Disaster Area
Slartibartfast
Tricia McMillan
Hotblack Desiato
Algolian Suntiger
Arthur Philip Dent
Telephone Sanitizer
Genghis Temüjin Khan
Trillian's White Mice
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
Googleplex Star Thinker
Great Green Arkleseizure
Fallian albino marsh worm
Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
Great Circling Poets of Arium
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
Haggunenon Underfleet Commandant/er
Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
Scintillating Jeweled Scuttling Crabs
A Grillion of Agrajag's Reincarnations
Golgafrinchan junior personnel officers

I suppose it would have been easier all along to use the center function.  ::)
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on December 23, 2011, 12:32:45 AM
I
he
Bob
Ford
Vogon
Zaphod
Dolphin
Trillian
Forty-Two
Beeblebrox
Hitchhikers
Deep Thought
Disaster Area
Slartibartfast
Tricia McMillan
Hotblack Desiato
Algolian Suntiger
Arthur Philip Dent
Telephone Sanitizer
Genghis Temüjin Khan
Trillian's White Mice
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
Googleplex Star Thinker
Great Green Arkleseizure
Fallian albino marsh worm
Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
Great Circling Poets of Arium
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
Haggunenon Underfleet Commandant/er
Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
Scintillating Jeweled Scuttling Crabs
A Grillion of Agrajag's Reincarnations
Golgafrinchan junior personnel officers
Robots with Genuine People Personalities
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on December 24, 2011, 05:01:33 AM
I
he
Bob
Ford
Vogon
Zaphod
Dolphin
Trillian
Forty-Two
Beeblebrox
Hitchhikers
Deep Thought
Disaster Area
Slartibartfast
Tricia McMillan
Hotblack Desiato
Algolian Suntiger
Arthur Philip Dent
Telephone Sanitizer
Genghis Temüjin Khan
Trillian's White Mice
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
Googleplex Star Thinker
Great Green Arkleseizure
Fallian albino marsh worm
Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
Great Circling Poets of Arium
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
Haggunenon Underfleet Commandant/er
Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
Scintillating Jeweled Scuttling Crabs
A Grillion of Agrajag's Reincarnations
Golgafrinchan junior personnel officers
Robots with Genuine People Personalities
Disaster Area's chief research accountant

Whatever, I copied this off of Kilman's, but oh well, I'm lazy. :P
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: VogonGirl on December 26, 2011, 05:32:21 AM
I
he
Bob
Ford
Vogon
Zaphod
Dolphin
Trillian
Forty-Two
Beeblebrox
Hitchhikers
Deep Thought
Disaster Area
Slartibartfast
Tricia McMillan
Hotblack Desiato
Algolian Suntiger
Arthur Philip Dent
Telephone Sanitizer
Genghis Temüjin Khan
Trillian's White Mice
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
Googleplex Star Thinker
Great Green Arkleseizure
Fallian albino marsh worm
Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Zaphod Beeblebrox the Fourth
Great Circling Poets of Arium
Sirius Cybernetics Corporation
The Lajestic Vantrashell of Lob
Max Quordlepleen and Reg Nullify
Wowbagger the Infinitely Prolonged
Haggunenon Underfleet Commandant/er
Know-Nothing-Bozo the Non-Wonder Dog
Scintillating Jeweled Scuttling Crabs
A Grillion of Agrajag's Reincarnations
Golgafrinchan junior personnel officers
Robots with Genuine People Personalities
Disaster Area's chief research accountant
Dr. Dan Streetmentioner and Emily Saunders

Well, if you can't see them, there are candycanes on the tree.  This looks pretty sloppy I guess but oh well. :P  Merry Christmas everyone! :D
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Teatime on December 26, 2011, 06:41:08 PM
Yay! 

It looks beautiful!!!! :D
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Grate Oracle Lewot on December 29, 2011, 07:23:03 PM
I bet nobody else has Christmas decorations quite like ours. :D
Title: Re: The 42 Layer Hitchhiker Christmas Tree
Post by: Kilman on January 02, 2012, 11:08:15 PM
Looks like we made it in the nick of time (pun intended).  I wasn't sure how hard it would be to get some of the longer numbers, but this exercise has reminded me that there are a lot of long wacky names in the Hitchhikers books.