Tag Archives: Douglas Adams

Know where your towel is

This picture appears a lot on the internets, especially if you do a Google image search for Towel Day. But I’m the one who first made it.

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Eoin Colfer at the Apple Store

I was surprised there were so few people at the Apple Store on Wednesday, October 28, to see Eoin Colfer, author of the much-anticipated sixth Hitchhiker’s novel, And Another Thing…. There were fewer than a dozen people seated in the theater portion of Apple’s flagship San Francisco location at One Stockton Street. Granted, it was […]

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Thursday Top 5

Paperclip lampJust because it’s cool. Minty ForestJosh and Nina each took a photo every day in 2008, neither one knowing what the other was working on. Each morning, they posted their photos on Minty Forest side by side. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCcQcOR93_A] TurfCreative dance/fight sequence (!) directed by Anthony Alba. This is the sort of creative film-making I […]

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Thursday Top 5

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and Vegan Rhino Cutlet recipesJason Henninger brings us some Hitchhiker’s-influenced science fiction cuisine. Steampunk keyboard modMade by the Steampunk Workshop. Eco-art and fashionAmazing living fashion by artist Nicole Dextras. Many of her other interesting works can be seen on Flickr or her main site. Walmart’s sustainability index assessedJoel Makower’s sober assessment […]

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Thursday Top 5+3

Velma and I are going on a site visit to beautiful Sequioa National Park for a few days and I thought I’d be generous and post some extra distractions for those of you stuck behind desks while we’re backpacking through the redwoods. So here are three bonus links along with your normal five. Don’t say […]

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And Another Thing book cover released

Here’s the first look at the book cover for the forthcoming And Another Thing, by Eoin Colfer, the 6th book in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy, due from Hyperion in October (pre-order from Amazon). The actual books probably won’t have Colfer’s signature on it like this picture. I think the original pictured here […]

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Farking Zarquon! Eoin Colfer is writing a sixth Hitchhikers’ book!?

The author of the popular Artemis Fowl series has been contracted by Hyperion books to write a sixth book in the evermore inaccurately named Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. The sixth book is reportedly titled And Another Thing… and is scheduled to be published in October 2009 by Hyperion. The book has been sanctioned […]

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On luck, or technology, or life (don’t talk to me about life)

“The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.”– Douglas Adams

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Unearthing the story of Milliways

Twenty years after the fact, Andy Baio has uncovered the story of “Milliways: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe,” the unreleased sequel to Infocom’s interactive fiction computer game, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” More interestingly, his post has garnered over 200 comments, including a number by the people described in Baio’s article, […]

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Towel Day

A few weeks ago I was outside of my office in SoMA/Downtown San Francisco at lunchtime and I saw two different guys walk by, at different times, wearing bathrobes. I wondered if they were celebrating Towel Day, but later I looked it up and it was the wrong day. I still have no idea what […]

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