It has been announced that US Hwy 70 will become Interstate 42. As any Douglas Adams fan knows, this will be the direct route to life, the universe and everything. As most North Carolinians know, you can already get there. We call it the OBX.
Tags: nc-beaches, douglas-adams, hitchhikers-guide, the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, 42
"The very opening of Hitchhiker's Guide tells us how unimportant we all are. It starts with a mix of scientific terms: the western spiral arm of the galaxy is unfashionable, the sun has an unimportant planet at a distance of 92 million miles, and so on. If you know your astronomy, you know that's us. How often do we get a look at our planet from such a cold, distant, scientific viewpoint?"
Tags: thehitchhikersguidetothegalaxy, dont-panic, towel-day, h2g2, life-the-universe-and-everything
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 you’re anything like Zaphod Beeblebrox (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) you don’t actually have A heart of gold, so you stole it so you could have THE heart of gold. Which might be just as good because it can do some pretty cool stuff. Powered by an Infinite Improbability Drive the Heart of Gold is the only ship that Zaphod could use to get to Magrathea, in style. Another design that’s part of my ‘Weird Scifi Quotes’ collection.
Tags: vogon, hitchhikers-guide, heart-of-gold, zaphod, hhg2tg