x nothing but a gnab gib

nothing but a gnab gib


Sep 01

madnessandsadness:

The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy


Sep 01
midgetgoldfish:

*glee*

midgetgoldfish:

*glee*


Aug 31

pleasedonotpressthisbuttonagain:

Books About Town

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy & Samuel Pepys’ Diary & The Railway Children

In which the Heart of Gold actually looks like a giant running shoe!,


Aug 31

heartbeat-of-a-lark:

The council estate behind my building is being demolished by Prosser Demolition and Recycling.

It took me a couple of weeks to work out why the name was so familiar and then I realised. I’m slightly worried there might be an approaching hyperspace bypass.

image


Aug 30

quote When one day an expedition was sent to the spatial coordinates that Voojagig had claimed for this planet they discovered only a small asteroid inhabited by a solitary old man who claimed repeatedly that nothing was true, though he was later discovered to be lying.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams

Aug 30

quote

The prisoners sat in Poetry Appreciation chairs - strapped in. Vogons suffered no illusions as to the regard their works were generally held in. Their early attempts at composition had been part of a bludgeoning insistence that they be accepted as a properly evolved and cultured race, but now the only thing that kept them going was sheer bloodymindedness.
The sweat stood out on ford Prefect’s brow, and slid round the elctrodes strapped to his temples. These were attached to a battery of electronic equipment - imagery intensifiers, rhythmic modulators, alliterative residulators and simile dumper - all designed to heighten the experience of the poem and make sure that not a single nuance of the poet’s thought was lost.

Arthur Dent sat and quivered.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

This is my favourite book of all time.  I quote it everywhere in real life, so it’s past time I quoted it on here.  A little passage for you about the power of language.

(via life-theory-and-practice)


Aug 29

Aug 29
dharbin:

THE PAN-GALACTIC GARGLE BLASTER.
An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.”

dharbin:

THE PAN-GALACTIC GARGLE BLASTER.

An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.”


Aug 28

bookshelfofstuff:

A friend will give you a sofa to crash on.

A best friend will save you from the destruction of your home planet.

And some friends chase sofas together in order to travel through eddies in the space-time continuum. 


Aug 28

quote …wearily I sit here, pain and misery my only companions. And vast intelligence of course. And infinite sorrow.

— Marvin (Life, The Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams)

Aug 28

officialtimwood:

Marvin The Paranoid Android

Marvin The Paranoid Android did the ‘ALS Ice bucket challenge’ before it was cool.

He just phoned up to wash his head at us.


Aug 27

Aug 27

quote Richard continued, “What I mean is that if you really want to understand something, the best way is to try and explain it to someone else. That forces you to sort it out in your mind. And the more slow and dim-witted your pupil, the more you have to break things down into more and more simple ideas. And that’s really the essence of programming. By the time you’ve sorted out a complicated idea into little steps that even a stupid machine can deal with, you’ve learned something about it yourself. Isn’t that true?”

— Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Aug 26
quinnshipton:

Some speculative book covers for Douglas Adam’s Hitchhikers series for Uni

quinnshipton:

Some speculative book covers for Douglas Adam’s Hitchhikers series for Uni


Aug 26
officialtimwood:

Some clever layout in the RadioTimes today - I’m sure they put the review on that page on purpose!

officialtimwood:

Some clever layout in the RadioTimes today - I’m sure they put the review on that page on purpose!