Vogon humor


I’m in the middle of the website update, and in answering a question about the Flamingo I found out that they have a restaurant named “Voga.” It’s the ultimate evolution of taste, according to the folks who wrote the copy for the website.

It’s apparently the name of an Italian wine, but it makes me think of one thing: the Vogon Constructor Fleets from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

It’s probably a great place, as long as they don’t try to read their poetry to you.

6 Responses to 'Vogon humor'

  1. Erik says:

    I’ve never heard this Voga word before. Thanks to Internet searching I’ve found out it’s the name of a place in Italy, a faucets and furniture, plus the name of a Mercury car.

    Around the 7th page of Google I see it was also used in a Dr. Who science fiction story.

    “Voga, also known as the Planet of Gold was a planet with an extremely high gold content. It contained more gold than in the rest of the known galaxy and with rocks being 50% gold, sometimes even higher. Because of this, GOLDEN OBJECTS WERE NOT CONSIDERED IMPRESSIVE ON THE PLANET.

    I wonder what this restaurant’s namers are trying to say?

    Maybe the name is a silent put-down or a way of saying the restaurant isn’t impressed by anything…not even the wealthy-est of customers.

    Who can ever know what these various Vegas names actually mean.

    I’s chose the name “Joe’s” restaurant anyday…over these more trendy and obscure names.

    I like the name of the restaurant at Red Rock called “Bones”. No mystery or confusion with that name.

  2. Dave says:

    How can I forget “Revenge of the Cybermen?”

    Break out the glitter guns!

  3. Schopenhauer says:

    Just for everyone’s edification, I feel compelled to note that Dr. Schwartz showed this clip during class once. Quite relevant to the subject at hand, I must say.

  4. Dave says:

    Actually, I believe it was a clip from “The Tenth Planet,” the 1966 William Hartnell serial in which the Cybermen made their debut. They were basically guys with socks over their faces who talked with an oddly menacing sing-song cadence.

  5. Thanks for posting this video Dr. Schwartz. It’s extremely funny. I still prefer Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot but this is pretty good.

  6. keithw says:

    …Dr. Halfrunt, smiling the smile of a man who knows he’s thousands of miles away from the Vogon he’s talking too…