Readers' Poll: Britain's B-Ark
Douglas Adams fans will recall that Arthur Dent's home planet, Earth, was actually a giant biological computer commissioned by researchers from a pan-dimensional, hyper-intelligent race (who appear on Earth in the form of mice) to find out the Question to the Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything (which, as any fule kno is 42). At some time early in Earth's history, the B-Ark, a Golgafrinchan spaceship, crash landed on earth. The passengers on the B-Ark had been tricked by the rest of their planet onto a space ship which was programmed to crash land on a remote planet, in order to remove the useless third of the Golgafrinchan population.
The Golgafrinchans had decided that they should get rid of their hairdressers, tired TV producers, insurance salesmen, personnel officers, security guards, management consultants, and telephone sanitizers.
My question to the readers of this blog is, who deserves a place on Britain's B-Ark?
If I may start the ball rolling with a few suggestions: