Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Hotblack Desiato - Estate Agent??

I grew up reading Douglas Adams' HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy books. In the series there is a character called HotBlack Desiato, a kind of futuristic MeatLoaf-esque rock star who, we discover, "is spending the year dead for tax reasons."

Imagine my surprise then to see this on my way to a Chorus rehearsal recently:
HotblackDesiato
An Estate Agent?? Surely not!

My first thought was, "How cool is that! Some HitchHikers fan has set up an Estate Agency and paid homage." However further investigation on Wikipedia reveals that the character in the books is actually named after the Estate Agents and not vice versa as I'd assumed.

It's a funny old world.

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