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March 23, 2013
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

March 20, 2013
"The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

— Douglas Adams

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March 11, 2013

via The Guardian

The life and work of science fiction and comedy writer Douglas Adams has been marked by a Google doodle.

Adams was probably best known for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started life as a radio comedy before being published as a “trilogy” of five books, the first published in 1979. It was later turned into a Hollywood film.
The doodle marks the anniversary of his birth. Adams was born on 11 March 1952 in Cambridge and died in 2001 at the age of 49 in Santa Barbara, California after a heart attack.
The doodle features many of the touchstones of Adams’s popular writing.
It displays a cup of tea - a reference to one of his Dirk Gently detective novels, called The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. It also shows a towel, an item Adams wrote was essential when travelling in space).
With a click of a lift door on the doodle, one of Adams’s most enduring characters from the Hitchhiker novels, Marvin the paranoid android, is revealed.
There are many references to the Hitchhiker’s Guide. With many clicks, some of Adams’s best fictional inventions, including the Babel Fish, which can be inserted in your ear to translate any language, are on show.
Adams worked with Graham Chapman of Monty Python and is credited for working on some of their sketches, but his career only took off with Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
He also wrote three episodes of Doctor Who starring Tom Baker.
He became well know for his atheist views, conservation and love of technology. As well as his works of fiction, Adams also wrote about some of the most endangered species in the world for his book Last Chance to See.

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via The Guardian

The life and work of science fiction and comedy writer Douglas Adams has been marked by a Google doodle.

Adams was probably best known for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which started life as a radio comedy before being published as a “trilogy” of five books, the first published in 1979. It was later turned into a Hollywood film.

The doodle marks the anniversary of his birth. Adams was born on 11 March 1952 in Cambridge and died in 2001 at the age of 49 in Santa Barbara, California after a heart attack.

The doodle features many of the touchstones of Adams’s popular writing.

It displays a cup of tea - a reference to one of his Dirk Gently detective novels, called The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. It also shows a towel, an item Adams wrote was essential when travelling in space).

With a click of a lift door on the doodle, one of Adams’s most enduring characters from the Hitchhiker novels, Marvin the paranoid android, is revealed.

There are many references to the Hitchhiker’s Guide. With many clicks, some of Adams’s best fictional inventions, including the Babel Fish, which can be inserted in your ear to translate any language, are on show.

Adams worked with Graham Chapman of Monty Python and is credited for working on some of their sketches, but his career only took off with Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

He also wrote three episodes of Doctor Who starring Tom Baker.

He became well know for his atheist views, conservation and love of technology. As well as his works of fiction, Adams also wrote about some of the most endangered species in the world for his book Last Chance to See.

October 16, 2012
Calvin, Hobbes and Douglas Adams

Calvin, Hobbes and Douglas Adams

(via beautifulramblings)

July 8, 2012
"

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—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time.

But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

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— Douglas Adams

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October 1, 2011
I had forgotten that Zooey Deschanel played Trillian, a.k.a. Tricia McMillan, in the movie version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. A great, funny  book. Just an okay movie. I enjoyed the UK TV version with its cheesy production values more. (But not the TV Trillian)

I had forgotten that Zooey Deschanel played Trillian, a.k.a. Tricia McMillan, in the movie version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. A great, funny book. Just an okay movie. I enjoyed the UK TV version with its cheesy production values more. (But not the TV Trillian)


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