The title is both a sci-fi reference and a cult comedy reference.
It was passed on to humans by dolphins who were the second most intelligent creatures on the planet... after the mice who actually ran everything.
Humans being the third most intelligent creatures failed to understand it, believing instead that what the dolphin was really trying to do was perform a double back somersault through a hoop whilst grabbing a fish from an out-stretched hand.
Douglas Adams is sorely missed.
It seems apt... the dolphins were saying goodby because they could see the imminent destruction of the planet Earth by the Vogons and we're getting out while they still could... and I'm getting out of Gamespot before the lunatics take over... as off 31 May this site will be dead to me.
I can handle the pathethic reporting of rumours as "News", I can handle the constant repetition of news about certain companies and I can handle the occasional dodgy score... what i don't want to "have" to handle are the morons who turn everything into a pitched fanboy battle.
The morons who think that if they scream louder or swear like a soldier it somehow makes them better than anyone else, if they abuse you long enough they'll win a reasoned argument... but what really winds me up is that the Gamespot staff seem content to let this happen.
Gamespot used to be a fun site... it isn't anymore.
I've regsitered accounts elsewhere to get my gaming news fix, and while I'm not foolish enough to think that there won't be fanboys there either I don't have to concern myself with them, I won't be holding onto memories of when the site was more fun and pleasant to use.
So... thanks for the memories Gamespot... I'll just try and blank out the last couple of years if thats alright with you.