January 23, 2008

Yep

The Answer

It's a traditional seventh grade project: each kid in the class builds a wooden car that is propelled by a rubber band. With-a-Why decided that his car should carry the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

13 comments:

kathy a. said...

42 is the answer to everything? ok, good to know.

kathy a. said...

did he actually make a prop-driven car? the photo brings back memories of cub scout pinewood derbies.

jo(e) said...

Yes, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (a book that With-a-Why loves), the answer to the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe, and Everything .... is 42.

jo(e) said...

You hook the rubber band around the nail on the back, wind it around a few times, and then let it go -- and the car zooms across the room. Every kid in the class made one, and then they raced them and tested them to see how far they'd go.

Yankee T said...

I heart With-A-Why.

Sue said...

I heart With a Why too. I wonder if his teacher understood it.

Jodie said...

Yes, 42, but...

What, exactly, >is< the ultimate question about life, the universe, and everything?

Does he know?

Twice said...

Awesome.

Gawdess said...

I get to be the answer next year!

the colours are so bright and true!

YourFireAnt said...

The answer to the question of life, the universe and everything eles is SATIN. Not 42.

FA

itofoto said...

Funny. My 7th grader did that project, too. Of course she was much more interested in the painting and decorating part than the velocity...

Silver Creek Mom said...

You Made me LOL With your answer! It's what my husband says to our kids when they ask him a question. Dad you can you answer me this question and he right away says 42.

They get Po'd at him. LMAO!

Silver Creek Mom said...

BTW I love those books. !!! With a why has a good taste.