Frequently Asked Questions

Q "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
A "What do you mean, an African or European Swallow?"

From Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975); The latest research into this enigma suggests that the airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is roughly 24 miles an hour. For the full explanation, see Jonathan Corum's Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow.

Q "What is the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything?"
A "42"

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979) by Douglas Adams; offers an in-depth analysis of this answer here.

Q "Which did you like better? Jedi or The Empire Strikes Back?"
A "Empire."
Q "Blasphemy."
A "Empire had the better ending. I mean, Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader's his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. I mean, that's what life is, a series of down endings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets."

From Clerks (1994); Roger Ebert's review of The Empire Strikes Back gives it four stars. While his review of Return of the Jedi gives four stars as well, Ebert calls it "the least of the Star Wars films" (of the original trilogy).

Q "What's your name?"
A "Well, my name is Jim, but most people call me... Jim."

From Blazing Saddles (1974); Jim is actually derived from the name James, which comes from the name Jacob. Providing a link for further study would reveal that I got the information from a baby-naming site, and I wouldn't want to admit that.

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