So long and thanks for all the fish. So sad that it should come to this. We tried to warn you all that your dead. You may not share our intellect. Which might explain your disrespect, for all the natural wonders that grow around you. So long, so long and thanks for all the fish
Tags: douglas-adams, hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, hitch-hikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, douglasadams, 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
Your towel – Just about the most massively useful thing any interstellar Hitchhiker can carry. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the beady sea vapours; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course you can dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough. source – The Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
Tags: hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, hitch-hikers-guide-to-the-galaxy, hitchhikers-guide, pop-culture, geek