I’m sure you feel the same way about Thursdays as Arthur Dent – This Must Be Thursday, I can never get the hang of Thursdays. If you’re a fan of the Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy you’ll know. Oh and I threw in a token towel.
Tags: towel, vogons, hitch-hikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, zaphod-beeblebrox, slartibartfast
It is important to note that suddenly, and against all probability, a sperm whale had been called into existence, several miles above the surface of an alien planet. But since this is not a naturally tenable position for a whale, this innocent creature had very little time to come to terms with its identity. This is what it thought as it fell: 'Ahhh! Whoa! What's happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What's my purpose in life? What do I mean by 'who am I'? Okay, okay, calm down, calm down, get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? It's a sort of a tingling in my... well, I suppose I better start finding names for things. Let's call it a... tail! Yeah! Tail! And hey, what's this roaring sound, whooshing past what I'm suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It'll do. Yeah, this is really exciting! I'm dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There's an awful lot of that now, isn't it? And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Ground'! That's it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it'll be friends with me? Hello Ground!' [the whale crashes into the ground] Curiously, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell, was: 'Oh no, not again.' Many have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that, we should know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.
Tags: artie, h2g2, mostly-harmless, and-another-thing, hhg2tg
If there's one thing that The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy has taught me, it's that the Babel Fish is probably the oddest thing in the universe. Well and that the Earth is mostly harmless... And that dolphins are far more intelligent than we thought... Oh, and that the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is the best drink in existence... And not forgetting that a towel is the most massively useful thing a hitch hiker can carry.
Tags: milliways, so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-fish, vogons, paranoid-android, marvin
‘Hey, you sass that hoopy Zaphod Beeblebrox? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.’ When we first meet Zaphod Beeblebrox, in chapter 4 of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, he has recently been voted Galactic President - something he needs to achieve to accomplish his actual goal - to steal the Starship Heart Of Gold. A parody of the famous Hope poster which was used to represent the presidential bid by Barack Obama
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Invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox, "the effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped 'round a large gold brick." Also, " the alcoholic equivalent to a mugging; expensive and bad for the head."
Tags: beer, hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, pangalactic-gargle-blaster, douglas-adams, arthur-dent
‘Oh no, not again!’ is the only thought that went through Agrajag’s mind in his very short reincarnation as a bowl of pentunias. A tribute to Douglas Adams' classic book the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The ideal thing for Towel Day.
Tags: zaphod-beeblebrox, ford-prefect, heart-of-gold, arthur-dent, tv
Next time you’re at Milliways try a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, it’s effects are similar to “having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick”. Created by Zaphod Beeblebrox it’s certainly the Best Drink in Existence. Another scifi design brought to you by Deep Space Dives.
Tags: hhgttg, ford-prefect, zaphod-beeblebrox, heart-of-gold, mostly-harmless