Posts Tagged ‘Douglas Adams’

TowelDayOh, Belgium! I’m a day late for Towel Day, but a blog post on the yearly salute to “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” author Douglas Adams has the terrific video above. (Here’s the YouTube link to all 7 parts of his talk.)

(And for the uninitiated, here’s what the deal is with towels.)

And maybe being a day late is a sort of tribute in its own right for the man who said, “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

(Towel Day pic via e|news)


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A guide to the Guide How did I not know about this? BBC’s Radio 4 (the station that aired Douglas’ Adams multimedia masterpiece in its first incarnation) has a website devoted to HHGG. Highlights include Hitchhiker Memories (including Monty Python’s Terry Jones recalling how he and Michael Palin were among the first to hear the radio recording), and lots of cool H2G2-related links on the left.

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Bailout¬† Conservative mag The American Spectator finds inspiration in non-conservative sci-fi satirist Douglas Adams. At least the parts they quote are pretty good, even if their analysis is a bit simplistic. (Crude¬†photochop of logo done by me with Pixlr online image editor).

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