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As famously observed by [Douglas Adams]?, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and subsequent books, "Time is an illusion; lunchtime doubly so." It has been the fate of more than one Mornington Crescent Working Committee to be commissioned to study a particular part of the game – the Green Line Bus Interchange Check, for example – meet once, and then never be heard from again.

This is generally assumed not to be due to foul play, but because of the Adams Precedent. Adams noted that 'an early editor of the [Hitchhiker's] Guide, famous for taking very long lunch breaks, left for lunch late one morning and has yet to return. It is hoped and assumed that he will yet return and put in a solid afternoon's work, and his desk has been left completely untouched save for a small sign which says "Lig Lury Jr., Editor. Missing, presumed fed."' Mornington Crescent Committees disappearing under similar circumstances are said to be following Adams' Precedent.


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