The Encyclopedia Galactica defines a robot as a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. The Marketing Division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation defines a robot as 'your plastic pal who's fun to be with.' The Hichhiker's Guide To The Galaxy defines the Marketing Division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as 'a bunch of mindless jerks who will be the first against the wall when the Revolution comes.'
The Encyclopedia Galactica describes alcohol as a colorless, volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars and also notes its intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy also mentions alcohol. It says that the best drink in existence is the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster. The effect of which is like having your brain smashed out with a slice of lemon wrapped 'round a large gold brick. The Guide also tells you on which planets the best Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters are mixed, how much you can expect to pay for one, and what voluntary organizations exist to help you rehabilitate.
It it an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much: the wheel, New York, wars, and so on. But conversely, the dolphins believed themselves to be more intelligent than man for precisely the same reasons!