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First time I've heard that comparison!

I have heard "Anderson Cooper", however — something about the eyes and above, not the lower part of my face, "they" say. Emotion: smile

CJ

CalifJimFirst time I've heard that comparison!

Perhaps it is the matching brain power and moral fortitude that enhances the comparison.

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Emotion: embarrassed I'll take that as a compliment. Emotion: big smile

CJ

CalifJim

Here I am, pondering the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

CJ

Hi, ..

I'm not sure I follow here, but if 42 is your age, and having received answers from you for years now, then you sure sound (much) older in your posts. Take this as a complement CJ., for by older I meant so wise you score beyond that a typical 42er would.

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SurferI'm not sure I follow here, but if 42 is your age, ...

The 42 has nothing to do with age. The banter surrounding "life, the universe, and everything", as well as "42", comes from a popular novel.

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#42,_or_The_Answer_to_the_Ultimate_Question_of_Life,_The_Universe,_and_Everything

42, or The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything
See also: Phrases from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy § The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42

In the works, the number 42 is given as The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything by the computer Deep Thought. The absurdly simple answer to a complex philosophical question became a frequent reference in popular culture in homage to The Hitchhiker's Guide, particularly within works of science fiction and in video games, such as in Doctor Who, Lost, Star Trek and The X-Files.

CJ

Oh.., I understand now. I saw how one member in their post wished you "longevity and good health", so I thought it was your birthday or something, and 42 was what you've become. Nevertheless, it's back to making sense now!