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May 25, 2007

ATTENTION, FANS OF THE LATE, GREAT DOUGLAS ADAMS

Take the day off.
Douglas_adams
(Thanks to CJRun)

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And thanks for all the fish!

I saw him lecture at the University of Georgia about 11 or 12 years ago- he was terrific! He told the funniest story about eating some other guy's 'biscuits' on a train.

You had to be there.

Farewell and thanks for all the fish and fun, we miss you, Douglas. May your towel always be handy.

And WTFBBQ is up with the blog today? Not Mr. blog, of course, since he is vigorously posting. I mean it is soooooooo sloooooooow.

I need a pan galactic gargle blaster.

*Waves towel*

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Anybody seen Marvin recently?

Anybody seen Marvin recently?

This was a man who's imagination always had the safety off.

The books came at a crucial time in my life when I needed a laugh. I consumed them all in a short time. Thanks Douglas for all the laughs and all the fish!

I'll carry my towel proudly today.

My towel is in the car. I was not even aware it was Towel Day, but there's always a towel in my car. I have a very klutzy daughter who tends to spill things when she has the car. So, Happy Towel Day and thanks for all the fish...

I saw Douglas Adams speak at a conference once. Great stuff. He was one hoopy frood.

I heard him at a book signing explain the character name "Slartibartfast" as being "a string of naughty words put together and then rearranged to not be naughty but still sound naughty." In a his lovely English accent he explained that he started out with, he believed, "F@rtyf**k@ss".

When he told his sister the name Slartibartfast and she said "You can't say that on the radio," he knew he had it.

*sobs*

I don't know if I can get through the day, knowing that there will be no more Douglas Adams to read.

At least towels are good at absorbing tears, too.

Douglas, wherever you are, I hope you're not listening to any Vogon Poetry or that of the Azgoths of Kria. Or, God forbid, the poetry of Paul Neil Milne Johnstone of Redbridge.

So long.

Oh. And ... well, you know.

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I just wish Zaphod Beeblebrox would hand me a jinintonix or a Gheanuntohniks or something we could hoist our towels to in salute!
No doubt Marvin is almost, but not quite, as depressed as I am at the news.

FINALLY here!! our firewall crapped out again...

what did I miss??

Oh no, not again.


*snif*

*pats Punkin on the back*

I'd hug you but our collective "girls" would be soooooo smooshed.

Sheesh. What I was pushing didn't push through.

Take 27.

In his honor.

YAY CJ!!!

(My post got eaten by Typepad...Take 2)

My favorite of his books was the under-rated "Last Chance to See." Douglas would be heartbroken to know that one of the animals he wrote about, the Yangtze River Dolphin, was recently declared extinct. After watching that video, I've decided to believe instead that they escaped the planet by their own means some time ago.

/depressing post

El!! I LOVE that song!!!! Thanks for finding that nifty gem!

*unwraps towel from waist and waves it at Sio*

*closes eyes*

*peeks*

uh...hola CJ! what's UP?

DeskD, I have it bookmarked and I watch it frequently. It always makes me smile, so I'm glad you liked it. :)

bookworm, I was all depressed about some RL stuff at the same time I finished reading So Long And Thanks For All the Fish, and I was crying because the dolphins were gone, and someone told me that they'd gone to an all water planet in the galaxy and were living happily ever after.
And that made it all better! I hope that thought helps you too. :)

Wait! What? Take the day off? Has somebody heard something? (Looks to the sky) They aren't putting a bypass through here, are they?

D@mn, wish I'd have seen this thread earlier.

RIP, Douglas. Your wit, writing, and thinking have all been huge inspirations for me. I am right in the midst of re-reading The Salmon of Doubt, and am enjoying it thoroughly yet again.

I really hope heaven allows atheists, so we might one day get to Share and Enjoy.

I didn't get a chance to see this earlier...being very slow to get caught up...so I'm scrolling up the page, checking things...and BAM! A big picture of DNA.

I knew today was towel day, my daughter has not let me forget it.

I, too, got to see Douglas several years ago. He was in Charlotte, as a part of the Novella festival.

Some guy named Dave was there too...I didn't get to see him, it being a weekday, at noon...and an hour and a half from where I live. I WANTED to go...Dave did finally return to Charlotte last summer. (How was the ginger ale, Dave?)

I prefer to think that DNA has been spending the last few years dead for tax reasons. He'll be back and on tour as soon as his accountants give the go-ahead.

Share and enjoy!

Otis,

I hope you're right. I loved those Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy books, especially the 4th book of the trilogy.

I inherited a complete set of computers at work named after people, places, or other things connected to the Hitcherhikers. So I figured out how to put pictures on them along with their names. The toughest one was magrathea.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. - Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

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