A.K.A. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
. As described in "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by the late Douglas Adams, Milliways is built on the smoking ruins of Frogstar World B
and encased in a time bubble that allows it survive the End of the Universe, turning Armageddon into dinner entertainment. A sister of sorts to the Big Bang Burger Barn.
From "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe":
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is one of the most extraordinary ventures in the entire history of catering.
It is built on the fragmented ruins of an eventually ruined planet which is enclosed in a vast time bubble and projected forward in time to the precise moment of the End of the Universe.
This is, many would say, impossible.
In it, guests take their places at table and eat sumptuous meals while watching the whole of creation explode around them.
This, many would say, is equally impossible.
You can arrive for any sitting you like without prior reservation because you can book retrospectively, as it were, when returning to your own time.
This is, many would now insist, absolutely impossible.
At the Restaurant you can meet and dine with a fascinating cross-section of the entire population of space and time.
This, it can be explained patiently, is also impossible.
You can visit it as many times as you like and be sure of never meeting yourself, because of the embarrassment this usually causes.
This, even if the rest were true, which it isn't, is patently impossible, say the doubters.
All you have to do is deposit one penny in a savings account in your own era, and when you arrive at the End of Time the operation of compund interest means that the fabulous cost of your meal has been paid for.
This, many claim, is not merely impossible but clearly insane, which is why the advertising executives of the star system of Bastablon came up with this slogan: "If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe?"
Hands down the most popular sports car ever built in America. Started as a limited run of 300 roadsters (all Polo White with red interior) in '53 and has since evolved into a world-class, Nurburgring
-tested machine that can torch all competition in its price range.
"Take any sports car within twenty grand of the COrvette's sticker ($47K), and the Vette will flat smoke it. We think the Corvette may also prove a match for the upcoming $70,065 321-hp Porsche 911 and could very possibly outgun the $79,865 350-hp 911S. Oh, and don't betagainst the Vette's earning another 10Best spot."
--Car and DRiver Magazine, in their September 2004 road test of the new sixth-gen Corvette (C6)
Perhaps the most famous brand of baseball bat in the world. Beloved among office drones for that scene in Office Space
when the three heroes take their infamously misfiring printer out into a field and bash it apart with said bat.
To beat the holy hell out of someone or something with a Lousiville Slugger (or any kind of bat) is "to go Louisville" on them/it. Example:
"Christ, did you see them go Louisville on that printer?"
A&W? Barq's? Mug? Pansies. Best root beer in the world is Thomas Kemper. Drink up, son!
Henry Weinhard's is 2nd, IBC is 3rd
A horrible stinking world destroyed by an overabundance of shoe stores. It is the site of two important things in the universe of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy": 1) the Total Perspective Vortex (exposes the sheer, utter, incomprehensible vastness of the universe to the hapless soul strapped inside, destroying his or her soul); and 2) future site of Milliways
, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
(on the Total Perspective Vortex)
"You ever had a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
?" asked Zaphod sharply.
"This is worse."
"Phreeow!" admitted Zaphod, much impressed.
-- from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
. A fantastic eatery that turns the End of Time into dinner entertainment.
"...and the Universe," continued the waiter, determined not to be deflected on his home stretch, "will explode later for your pleasure."
Ford's head swiveled slowly toward him. He spoke with feeling.
"Wow," he said, "what kind of drinks do you serve in this place?"
-- from The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, by Douglas Adams