x I left my leg in Jaglan Beta

I left my leg in Jaglan Beta


Jul 22

quote The explosion was now officially designated an “Act of God”.
But, thought Dirk, what god? And why?
What god would be hanging around Terminal Two of Heathrow Airport trying to catch the 15.37 flight to Oslo?

— Douglas Adams, “The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul”, Ch 6

Jul 22
Don’t Panic

Jul 21

quote In England our heroes tend to be characters who either have, or come to realise that they have, no control over their lives whatsoever Pilgrim, Gulliver, Hamlet, Paul Pennyfeather (from Decline and Fall) Tony Last (from A Handful of Dust). We celebrate our defeats and our withdrawals the Battle of Hastings, Dunkirk, almost any given test match. There was a wonderful book published, oh, about twenty years ago I think, by Stephen Pile called the Book of Heroic Failures. It was staggeringly huge bestseller in England and sank with heroic lack of trace in the U.S. Stephen explained this to me by saying that you cannot make jokes about failure in the States. It’s like cancer, it just isn’t funny at any level. In England, though, for some reason it’s the thing we love most. So Arthur may not seem like much of a hero to Americans he doesn’t have any stock options, he doesn’t have anything to exchange high fives about round the water-cooler. But to the English, he is a hero. Terrible things happen to him, he complains about it a bit quite articulately, so we can really feel it along with him - then calms down and has a cup of tea. My kind of guy!

Douglas Adams, Slashdot interview

Jul 21
golgafrincham:

Started this over two years ago, but couldn’t decide how to finish it - it was my second cross stitch project (!?) I Picked it up again last week and now I guess it’s finished? Except for framing or turning into a small pillow. Probably framing because it’s less work :)Why I decided to do something that required filling in a space with over 5200 stitches….

golgafrincham:

Started this over two years ago, but couldn’t decide how to finish it - it was my second cross stitch project (!?) I Picked it up again last week and now I guess it’s finished? Except for framing or turning into a small pillow. Probably framing because it’s less work :)
Why I decided to do something that required filling in a space with over 5200 stitches….


Jul 21
Towels are vital for all your traveling and hitchhiking needs.
[source]

Towels are vital for all your traveling and hitchhiking needs.

[source]

Jul 20

Douglas Adams on Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster availability on Earth

  • Q: What is the origin of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, and how would you make one on Earth? I need to know.
  • A: Unfortunately there are a number of environmental and weapons treaties and laws of physics which prevent one being mixed on Earth. Sorry.

Jul 20

quote And you’re absolutely certain you didn’t see anything else suspicious?" the policeman insisted. "Nothing that struck you as odd in any way at all?"
“No, like I said, it was just an ordinary customer on an ordinary night, just like any other night.”
The policeman stared at him blankly. “Just for the sake of argument,” he went on to say, “if I were suddenly to do this…” – he made himself go cross-eyed, stuck his tongue out of the corner of his mouth and danced up and down twisting his fingers in his ears – “would anything strike you about that?”
“Well, er, yeah,” said the cashier, backing away nervously. “I’d think you’d gone stark raving mad.”
“Good,” said the policeman, putting his notebook away. “It’s just that different people sometimes have a different idea of what ‘odd’ means, you see, sir.

— Douglas Adams, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”, Ch. 7

Jul 20
seeyouinletters:

There is a moment in every dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic.
Douglas Adams x Acrylic x Reclaimed Knotty Pine.

seeyouinletters:

There is a moment in every dawn when light floats, there is the possibility of magic.

Douglas Adams x Acrylic x Reclaimed Knotty Pine.


Jul 20
Hitchhiker’s Guide cookie stamp!

Jul 19

Jul 19

spacetravelco:

The most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have is now available in our online shop! Whether you need to dry off after an ocean planet adventure or evade The Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, our luxurious all-purpose towels will not let you down.


Jul 19

I wonder what will happen if I press this button?


Jul 18
kr-reed:

"Why would you schedule a 6 hour layover in Moscow?" they said. 
"Isn’t Russia really out of your way?" they asked.
WORTH IT.

kr-reed:

"Why would you schedule a 6 hour layover in Moscow?" they said. 

"Isn’t Russia really out of your way?" they asked.

WORTH IT.


Jul 18

havemanymonkeys:

So that’s where all my pens go…


Jul 18
sheabot9000:

#DouglasAdams #Technophobia #Science

Douglas Adams dropping some knowledge.

sheabot9000:

#DouglasAdams #Technophobia #Science

Douglas Adams dropping some knowledge.