22 Burst results for "Douglas Adams"
"douglas adams" Discussed on The Culture Quest
"It is. Not of niche interest, but it's definitely It feels small in in the sense of the world. It just it it. I. Don't know it just feels small I. I've never heard of the book before and I didn't think. I've seen anyone talk about it besides us three. It's. It's. It's a big world in smoke. Maybe this gets the obscure cultural points. Yeah. You have it I. agree that it's kind of like a smog in a big world like if we had the hitchhiker's guide in in the if we had an episode about that will definitely should have gone in. I think they're crazy and mind blowing. You know a lot of different aspects, but a lot of those aspects are also last chance to see because, of Douglas Adams and yeah, it feels it feels small book it. It rings in something that the Hitchhiker doesn't, and that's relevance like you said. And I think it kind of fuses both of those things really. Well, it's funny and abusing and relatable there. There are a lot of things you right there from you know conflicts between people and slipping on uncomfortable beds, Cetera, and dealing with bureaucracy that know everyone can resonate with. The actual stories of those animals and what happens with them and and things that we should learn and you know I, think it was the first book that went once I. Got to the Epilogue I actually. It was interesting. It wasn't part of the story anymore. It was a bit more generally told things about what happened with with those species and and what happened to some of the scientists there and all in all, it was a very enjoyable experience. So while it's definitely not something that is mainstream or or maybe even you know maybe it's not essential but something that I would. Like to see that it becomes essential. You know I would want to see it like as something that is in everyone's reading list. You know like everyone is talking about. Warren Peace and nineteen, eighty, two four. Thank you. I think it's the second time that I that I. Confused This podcast. Remind get it out all out in editing. So everyone's everyone's talking about those books and I think that this is definitely a book that that I like to push into the essentials I totally agree I think this is a book that should be mentioned in the same breath with all of the big ones. Maybe it's a bold claim, but I agree with you. And that is why I am giving this at definite people. The hat me to go I. Oh, my God who? I didn't expect this praising going inside us. Join me to tell you what I had in my nights. This one was a cross who? I didn't really think that long I just thought..
Fresh update on "douglas adams" discussed on Anna Faris Is Unqualified
"Me because I ended up seen something like well, you know I'm really lucky to be part of movies that are well reviewed and then movies that aren't like truly that's where I went. I have such a verse versatile options as a performer. Bouncing between six people like you. And? Sitting next to me, I remember her just like staring at the ground. Once what's happening, what has happened to you? All right to the press to the press, which talent would you most like to have? I. Wish I could sing because I cannot see at all like I can maybe. Can fake my way through it for a bar or two, but I wish I like was a good singer. That would be nice. Do you think that Lauren? Your wife would appreciate that. Yes, and Lauren also wishes she could sing and we share in common the desire to sing better than we. Well maybe after pottery, this is. This is the goal. As we do pottery, we learned to sing together. which historical figure do you most identify with oh? Man I don't know. Is Albert Brooks a historical figure. Sure that? I don't think he would like that. But. Expand on that, I have always been a big of his a he. He writes the acts of the directs the and he's incredibly Jewish. So those are all reasons that. Relate heavily to Albert. Brooks. Books movie then. Defending your life. Probably. Also lost in America. That's also a great movie. I mean all his movies, I think I like real people, but those two specifically. Fantastic. Great the NESTING. You can't say Nestor Egg. And monologues in. In. Comedy. And Julie Hagerty is incredible I mean huge Julie Hagerty. So. She's so great. So funny. Yeah. All right. What is the best and worst advice you've ever been given I think it's speaks to the first one is be honest. That can be very good advice and also very bad advice depending on the situation. Have you been told to like just be yourself I have, and I've also been told that I am not representing who I truly am very well. I've been told Yeah like I've been told both those things. The ladder. Yeah. For sure. I've said things. Lauren has told after hearing things. I've jokes. I've made things like that. She's just like that's not who you are. That's that is like a dumber more shocking version of who you are which I appreciate. which is sounded vice only someone you love and who loves you can say that. Yes and have the agree with it honestly yeah. Favorite book or author I like Douglas Adams and I think like the hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy book. the first one especially where some of my favorite books growing up. Were you. I'm not very familiar with Douglas Adams. Is that you assume SCI FI writer? Yeah. He's like a sci fi like a comedic Sifi Fi. I. Would say are you big sci-fi Fan? I'm not a huge find. My Dad is like a giant sci fi fan. sci-fi fan is a fun thing to say but. Yeah. There's two major awards for fi books Neptune and something else, and there's like one hundred books that have won both those awards throughout history and my dad has made it his mission to read all those books. He's a huge science fiction fan yet. So I grew up watching a lot of science fiction stuff. Memory, of your parents I know we've talked about this before of your parents onset of observing report. Yeah I. Think they've been every said, I've ever been to. They reminded me so much of my parents. I remember like after takes like going back behind the monitors or whatever in your parents just being like, oh, my gosh, that was so good that was. tied. At two thirty in the morning at that Empty Mall and. And they're just like Oh and like honey. Do you want some Hamas you need to eat? It's very true. My mom has a phobia of starving to death. So she always has a lot of snacks on her person. and has always offering snacks to people because she projects her phobia onto others but. Yeah I. Think my parents have been every movie set. I've ever I've ever been on like I think they've come visited every time I've I've filmed something, which is wonderful I. Love to have the by love your parents so much. Yeah. They're great kids I think you know on a movie set to everyone. So self involved because they have to be everyone's doing their job or whatever. So you don't oftentimes get any feedback. Very, much moose. Normally, I wouldn't go behind the monitors for any reason. But when your parents were there onset I totally gravitated towards them because they would just be like, oh That was so funny. Good. Feedback. Even me I. Played in. This episode of unqualified is brought to you in part by Miller lite as the original light beer. Miller lite has always been there to bring people together through Miller time, but spending time with friends looks pretty different right now. Maybe it's over zoom. Maybe you're hanging out on the porch with neighbors. 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A Message From Inside John's Closet. I Mean Office.
"It's the world depression. I'm John Mel. That theme song by Red Miller was played off the tiny Mac computer that I have here in my new office which is formerly known as the closet in my bedroom and my wife set up this nice little office. She cleared off a little shelf. I'll send you some pictures and over here on the facebook page and Yeah this is where I work now. I don't know how long I will be working in this closet. But that's just the way it is and rather than try to build a studio with perfect soundproofing and and get all the Mike Equipment that I need to make everything perfect. I thought I would just do this. I'm talking into my iphone It's a it's an IPHONE X. Are I believe and I have my little computer here? And we're making do with what we have because that's kind of the spirit of the Times right now. We are in a I. Guess a porn teen not really quarantined in our house. Because everybody's feeling fine. We are allowed to leave the house but as a society were being told to kind of stay away from each other in in meat space but in the world of bits in the world of computer transmitted thing he's We can still can still talk. I can still talk to you and I thought maybe I should because this is a tough time. If you're depressed I mean also another tough time. If you're depressed is all the time but this is kind of something else What we've been going through and I want to talk a little bit about the the brain shape the whole thing rather than getting into the epidemiology or the economic ramifications of this. Both of which are are very very complicated and very large. But I wanNA talk about our minds a little bit and I wanted just Reach out to people who are dealing with anxiety and or depression already and talk about what that's like in these circumstances because for me. I'm not going off script here. I'm just I'm just here in my closet talking to my phone as a man is want to do for me. What's interesting about this whole thing? Is that it mirrors. How a lot of us saw the world already. We saw it as this thing. This place where something bad is always about to happen. The way anxiety tends to process itself and processed. The unknown is to raise to the worst possible thing that might happen and and use that human imagination and then conclude the. That's the thing that probably will happen. And it usually guides you to an impossible place guides you to a situation that you wouldn't be able to handle and it's a real bastard for doing that but that's often what it does and the depressed mind to kind of things. Well how will this? What will happen will always be the thing that has no hope and the thing that most closely relates to despair you know the the the grim ending that that we think is is almost certainly always on the way. I have heard from some people who say yeah. You know this. This is what we've always thought this you know. We're we're dealing with this virus down. We don't know what the future is doesn't look like it's going to wipe out humanity itself but it looks like it's going to cause a lot of problems and it's going to cause a lot of deaths and right now there's a lot of uncertainty so in many ways the world is fleshed out the way that people like us have always kind of seen it. I have heard from some people who say yeah. You know it's it's oddly reassuring that I can say look. This is how I told you it was going to be. This is this is how it was This is how what was going on in my mind already You know it's it's It's like finding a monster under your bed after suspecting that there was a monster under your bed just looking down there and seeing a monster who is wearing a shirt that says monster on it. You know it's kind of a relief to know that you had it right but then there is also the monster to deal with but really I think it's a it's a dangerous time Because people with depression people with anxiety disorder don't have the same reserves as the normies as the people who don't have to deal with this kind of thing you know we've been we've had reached down deep for survival for so long. There's no deep left to to reach down into. We don't have the reserves. The army's have the reserves and we don't and so what are we to do well in the same way that the normies can kind of just adapt People who have these kinds of issues Have to make a plan to adapt like to a lot of people. Challenges are just okay. It's a challenge. I'll just do this. We sometimes need a bit more of a plan. We need to make sure that we're doing okay And I'm not a doctor. Obviously not a therapist. I've just done a lot of reading and talking and writing about these issues and I will remind you of a few things. I've talked about this on twitter already but a few things facts there are so much information in speculation and rumor out there in the world right now things that neighbors say two neighbors and things you overhear things maybe you misunderstood get facts go to the CDC website There's a great ongoing blog on ars. Technica called. Don't panic which is also nice reference to Douglas. Adams went up my nerds. So get facts wherever possible Social media another point here point number. Two social media is a fire hose sue. Don't put it in your mouth. There's so much information coming at you. Most of it is just the screaming of the people who are writing it sometimes. It's morbid humor sometimes. It's there's a different agenda play. Go sparingly on it and if somebody is causing hesitation and you don't think you need it then turn it off you know. Unfaithful them mute them blocked them. Just take them away. You don't owe anything to anybody in that space. If I'm if you follow me and I'm saying upsetting things. Please follow me. Do what you need to do. You don't know anybody anything number three. It's okay to take breaks. This crisis does not need your constant attention unless you are an epidemiologist urologist in which case please pay attention that for most of the rest of us. It's okay to go for a walk. It's okay to pet the dog. It's okay to watch a movie go ahead and do it It will let you know that there is a greater world than just thinking about this virus all the time number four and this is the one I've been holding onto the most is if you're working from home if your kid home from school when you'd really rather be with your friends if you're a college student home from school you're helping. Please know that you're helping everything that we do all this. Sacrifice and inconvenience is the right thing to do to help society so often in a in a war scenario global crisis scenario. We think out there was something I could do. I feel so helpless. Well stay home. You know be practical. Maybe order the things that you need online but don't do a bunch of crazy shopping. Keep the system moving more efficiently for people trying to get their basic food and medical needs provided but nothing. You're helping
Starman driving Tesla Roadster beyond Mars now, SpaceX says
"Remember that tesla convertible that was launched into space the red tesla roadster began its trip into space aboard the first launch of space Xs falcon, heavy rocket last February today, it is past Mars and Starman the mannequin in the driver's seat appears to be doing just fine. Tweet SpaceX says the next stop the restaurant at the end of the universe. A reference to Douglas Adams second book in the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series. Spacex predicts the roadster and Starman will slam into earth or Venus. They're not sure which within the next million
SpaceX's Starman Roadster has ventured past Mars
"The red tesla roadster began strip into space aboard the first launch of space Xs falcon, heavy rocket last February today, it is past Mars and Starman the mannequin in the driver's seat appears to be doing just fine. In a tweet SpaceX says the next stop the restaurant at the end of inside a reference to Douglas Adams, second book in the hill side, Alexey series, SpaceX predicts the roadster and Starman will slam into earth or Venus. They're not sure which. Each within the next million years
"douglas adams" Discussed on Final Games
"Play because sometimes there's like stage directions that pop out and referred to you as barfly and it's like flies sits and stares for a little bit because you're just like a regular barflies just like a regular at a bar. Yeah. Okay. Athlete, he was like a magical creature, like your. But it's been. It's been a number of years since I played too, that interlude, but it's like a full play. That's like an end universe play. But also I think it might be like a semi autograph Vira graphical narrative about like characters. It's like weird layers. I think my favorite is between x three and four. Yeah, because then there's another one that came recently between four and five. So between three and four, they, they see, you know, when you whenever you call certain companies like banker, slingo be like, oh, welcome to the Bank, press one for sales, press two for marketing, whatever it is you have like these menus through, they made a fictional. It's a real phone number. You can call which maybe they might have taken down, but there's like a virtual version with virtual phone. So you can just play it also the audio quality through good. It's probably better through the app you download, but it was a real w call. That's a hotline for an in universe tourism campaign for an underground river system. And you can go through the phone options to like like it like, asks you questions and you're like, oh, like this or that it's fucking bizarre because I remember drilling down to a certain layer where it was asking it was like, if you need help identifying sow. Sounds in the underground river press five. And I'm like five. And it's just like, if you heard this sound and that it plays a sound effect. Weird like low rumbling roar for a couple of seconds, and it's like if you heard that press one and I'm like, I didn't hear. That's like, if you heard this and it's like a weird like. Yes, restrict your here. This weird sounds like which sow did you hear the scribes that excessive detail? And this is my favorite thing ever and as part of that, they released a there was an EBay auction where they sold a phone and it was an in universe character. Sue put up an auction of saying, we have this phone that can only dial one number. It works perfectly well, but it can only dial one number which as a huge fan of the author Douglas Adams feels very much like his kind of sense of humor. Yeah. And they sold this photo and the one number could call was the number that that this whole, it's almost want to say a r g, but it didn't have an end game. It was just like, here you go, here's here's a toy to play until they are having so much fun just and that's why I don't care. That's been years because they're wearing their souls into this thing and made the miss tweeden of us between four and five. They put out a virtual television channel that has hours of content. They can just sit there and watch. And then there's like a downloadable version that's like behind the scenes of them putting on this local channel, public access. It's it's bunkers. It's crazy, and I love it. And I'm done talking about Kentucky, eight, zero. Wow, I think what you've certainly convinced me. So I pretty sure you must have convinced least ten other people, at least I, it. Ten game, check it out when this comes out, I'm going to check that that his madness. You can tell how much fun the developers of had making that game and just like, hey, we make our own TV channel. How can phone thin? That's kind of wacky shit. I would love to do like, yeah, if I need money, let me..
"douglas adams" Discussed on AppleInsider Podcast
"Now, one of the things I love about podcasting and listening to podcasts is learning experience, right? I get to open my head up to other people's ideas and listen to new ideas, and this is something that that is kinda huge because podcasting has grown over the past decade in ten years ago. It wasn't like this. The field was a lot smaller and the same is true. The internet as a whole, you know, we didn't have a me ten years ago either and all of these sorts of courses that are regularly available at at. Accessible prices means that we can go ahead, an auditor, learning all kinds of ways. Now, like I said, they have over sixty five thousand courses that makes them the largest space for online learning and they have. They have something for everyone, whether it's it's marketing courses or IS IOS code in classes or or learning about bitcoin and blockchain, which was a popular topic. Last December, I think is still a big one to be interested in personally, there's there's just a ton of stuff out there that I, I bet if you look, you will find something interested in knowing more about, oh, I'm sure whether I'm home at the desk on the computer or just using the app on my phone. I have access to all that knowledge wherever I am, and that's, that's one of the things about this. This sort of modern two thousand eighteen computing is that we never really predicted that we would have the whole of all of human knowledge available to us in our pockets could say the Douglas Adams predicted it in hitchhikers guide, but but but having it actually come true. As well staggering. When you agree it is and ios promised moon bases that wasn't promised anything like the iphone. And I'm frankly this point. I'm not sure which rather have that. Won't you tell you this immune base without the iphone would be rather lonely while we all they didn't send me science fiction all the time? Yes. And it was rather lonely. But what I want to get back to is that you guys need to check out to me. They help students all over the.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Recode Media with Peter Kafka
"Ask sort of like what gives you guys permission everyone's trying to do this and we're a lot smaller and a lot younger and i think one of the reasons that were able to do this is because of the kind of storytelling we do we're we're thinking already when we make like replies recording and the next i've been sort of working on this new episode reply all and like for our nonfiction podcasts we and for a fiction practice we think in terms of narrative arc we think in terms of structures that's just sort of built into the ardian as as a company so it's not that we're like i would never wanna go up against buzzfeed in sort of making viral content like that the thing that they have perfected and are excellent and i would not bet against them as pivoting and other things as well it's just that we happen to be in we think about structure similarly and i think that just helps when we're when we're making when we're making decisions about what kind of branded podcast to sorry what kind of fictional podcast to go to green light we're making the same kinds of calculations that probably people in tv and and film are making well so just it helps we're thinking about the same things what's your favorite non gimblett podcast today i thought stuff pause i'm was was what's in your iphone right now i've been i've been listening to this this war akkad doodle podcast that i noticed on the charts called tropical moon have you heard it i don't know what is it's so weird and i sort of love it it's bizarre it's like it's this it's it's this guy and he just he it's a fiction podcast and it's just him he tells stories so it's sort of in that sort of welcome tonight valvano but there but there was more of like an arc to each episode but it's about this fictional world called tropical moon and like everybody there is very beautiful and everybody pretty happy and they go on these weird little whimsical adventures and and it's sorta like douglas adams you know the checkers got galaxy kind of thing it's like they're pretty comic not as funny but like just weird and sweet and bizarre and i like it because it's like this guy is somehow has just like imagine as world and he's created this podcast.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Material
"But you know it's all part of the process part of the process we can still get away with that there's a famous one of douglas adams's book editors and who's famously soup ero ikley late with his books and an biography he was recalling the process of working working with douglas adams saying time when like they it was so late that they actually like locked him in a hotel suite the editor and him too so that douglas adams could right and the editor would keep an eye on him to make sure he was still writing and he said if saying the thing the thing with douglas's that like the later it gets the more prone to just like go take a bath instead of writing so you couldn't fault him for personal hygiene during an editorial crisis he no you cannot fault us for our personal hygiene because let me tell you when deadline looms the last thing that matters is how clean your hair is i'm just saying and you know what the if if i need to make a pen of lemon lunch i've got that glass pyrex like square rounded dish right where it needs to be don't have to first order retrievability i don't even have to take other pans out from it precisely but so we'll start with it we're gonna be talking a bit about the the other problem we have with google home and trying we have new voices to choose but before we get to the 'nother another thing about google assistant last week i was saying but how gosh andy he's such a brilliant futurist saying wouldn't be great if google assistant when it's doing google music could play you music based on like your description of what the album cover looked like because i don't remember what like the police album where it's like led faces on a black background looks like and someone actually punch and says actually if you do say hey guillermo play that album by the police that's a black album with led's on the front it will probably give you the right album it doesn't doesn't work for all albums because i have to admit that i it turned into like a.
"douglas adams" Discussed on BBC Radio 4's Bookclub
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"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"We can get into that now i can i should talk a little bit more about the other characters yeah hitting up so the other two big characters says a you've got rinse when you've got death who is just death like not a lot to dive into their sure um you've got to flower okay who is a tourist from uh sort of isolated continent an isolated very wealthy continent on the disc world who is they're just like see things and he's always up for an adventure and then rinse wind is being dragged along reluctantly and just kind of blundering his way through adventures sure um there to flour has this it's a box made of its um some kind it's like magical pair would or something i forget the the exact name of the thing but is this very rare very magical not i indestructible would that is very loyal to to whoever its owner is of his manifests as a big storage chests where like house of leaves like the insides dimensions do not conform to the outside dimension okay lum and it has legs en it's vaguely sentient but it mostly just it mostly just follows two flower around blindly and destroying and killing things as it goes as it needs to meet okay so this is where i see how my douglas adams comparison is not terribly falloff off on apps who like goofy sentence right writ large okay cooled so so the most of the book were falling around i rinse wind into flour and to allege.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"No so and that's the heat he played us all is what that is he he played as i am the last thing that happens in the book is the mice that trillion brought on board the ship are like we don't actually wanna wait for this new earth to be bill and then start crunch honest thing make you arthur were on the planet earth like five or ten minutes before it would have spit out the the question we've been looking for can we just like take your brain and cut it up and crime get open johnnic recover it leg using him as a time machine backup basically oh no and hoping to restore their data but the four of them get away and screwed off there's a whole nother character avenue and talked about who's a marvin the paranoid android who a lot of people like i guess he's varied dour and down like he's he's really depressing and he so depressing that he like talks to a police car and after talking to him for a while it commits suicide the car does yeah oh gosh which also saves our heroes because the police were like trying to get them at the time good job marvin yeah okay um and then they they get away and then they jet off to the restaurant at the end of the universe it does if a kind of feels like it ends in the middle which makes sense as a book that was the first part of a threepart adaptation of an existing radio things sure yeah.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"And the anticlimactic nests of them of i think is is grabs a lot of people yeah the the quote from adams is the answer to this is very simple it was a joke it had to be a number an ordinary smallish number and i chose that one by near representations base thirteen tibetan monks are all complete nonsense i sat on my desk stared into the garden and thought fortytwo will do i type doubt end of story yeah also getting into another aspect defend the love which is reading stuff into things that were never intended to have anything readiness is as so i found that quote from an article called forty the answer to life universe and everything on the independent where they listed forty two things that people have used to fuel their fascination with the number forty two including that on page forty two of harry potter harry discovers he's a wizard which i imagine that would vary by uh addition the dr who episode entitled forty two less 42 minutes the titanic was traveling at forty two kilometers in our elvis presley die when he was 42 cricket has 42 laws like you just make this stuff up at the sum up just like the refer the after hitchhiker's guide staff it could be a coincidence it could be a winking reference to the thing for the before hitchhiker's guide stuff you are just finding facts that fit this view of the world that you subscribe to forty two thousand balls were used at wimbledon last year like what are you do it that doesn't know.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"Okay yeah arthur let out a low grown he was horrified to discover that the kickthrough hyperspace hadn't killed him okay likely here's here's like half of a negative to surprise you at the end of his sentence and sunset you where you think you know what is going to do and then it does something else sure sure do we know a yeah it's like it's fooled little weird turns of phrase and anecdotes that yet definitely especially in like a pre internet or early internet era could easily been used as flags like here here is somebody who gets it angi and will get you by compared by uh extension yeah so like i i in by prep for the show i just started googling like why hitchhiker's guide and you know do so i don't personally have sense for and one of the iphone article by um a guy named will smith who used to work with some of the guys who really not that will smith about the the other one the other one the guy who works who worked with the mythbusters guys for a while and works on the internet okay it is as another one yeah i know him and that will smith he wrote an essay about it um on towel day actually and it closed with him saying more importantly for a kid who wouldn't see the breakfast club or better off dead for another five years the existence of the guide let me know that there were other people out there like me are there dent let me know that being surrounded by people who didn't look like me or care about the same things is a vital part of the human condition which i get i think gets at like two parts like there is something fun about being stranger in a strange land and and how nesslike useful that is of an experienced to consider and then there is also as you just alluded to this kind of like if you read it at the right age at the right time it can be a form of connective tissue f between you and like other folks in at as certainly when this hit as you said it was like early internet or pre internet so then it like feeds into the online communities that were cropping up as the internet was getting started.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"Liberating towel day on may 25th of every year and he also said that the towel thing comes from this time he was traveling in greece in never knowing where his towel was so obviously someone who did know where their towel was would be a pretty good traveler and yet and that is the parent lead hitchhiking slaying according to the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy okay let's do they does it talk to them they dislike they read it khalida it's be it's in what is essentially described as a kindle okay shirkers it's so immense the vast just the easiest way to carry it around yeah what in my head it's always sort of like an alexa but i i imagine nuts or you know any sort of like speaking robot assistant but i imagine that's mostly because of it being a radio drama first and so they had to like come up with this distinct character yeah riley's for the bill have a they'll have a person who actually plays the the hitchhiker's guide but now in in the book it's more like it is much more like a kindle thing like at searchable it's easy to find the stuff that you need but it is just like a screen with tons and tons of stuff in it sure and it's usually like they're looking at it or the or the reader is given access to it at a point that would be funny or relevant yes exactly from knin like this tell thing is not super important to the story at all but it does set a certain tone and it does give you a little bit of.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"Use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river moth wet it for use in handtohand combat wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the ravenous bug blatter beast of trawl a mindboggling mindbogglingly stupid animal 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 dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough more importantly a towel has been psychological value uh for some reason if a stragglers drag golan non hitchhiker discovers that hitchhiker has his towel with them he will automatically assume that he's also in possession of a toothbrush uasc cloth soap tin biscuits flask compass map bolstering net spray wet weather gear spacesuit etcetera etcetera furthermore the straggler then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items of hitchhiker might accidentally have quote unquote lost what the struggle think is there any man who can hitch the length and breadth of a galaxy rough it slum struggle against terrible odds when through and still no wears towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with also weighing is space british also or is the hitchhiker's guide life a speaking british space is also little i mean actually there is a there is a strange organism call of an organism called a books called obey will fish they okay down your your could now that functions as universal translator okay that's a things so it i yes o obviously like towel merchandise is a big thing among among the hitchhiker fan base yeah apparently so the book he the origins story of the guide itself is that douglas adams was hitchhiking in europe in when he was like 19 got drunk and he was using a book called the hitchhiker's guide to europe looked up at the stores while drunken said there should be one for the galaxy that's live that's the story he told the he claimed that apple while he was near this town called innsbruck which started cell.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"Essentially or is like a weird other version of his and everyone else like knows what's up and he i guess i i got i guess the distinction i withdraws that is that future aama is characterdriven and sure it's not useful is this book is not like nice characters are especially strong lead sketched out i don't think it doesn't seem like it that's a priority of what it's doing now no i'm so they are all in this they're all in the ship that daffae be will brock's says stolen for reasons they even he hasn't quite understand and they're looking for this a legendary planet known as mcgrath iaea which way back in the day when the galactic economy is really happen made like a bespoke custom planets for a peaceful who wanted a nice planet that was sure their specifications yeah okay it seems like a thing that you could do sure yeah i mean the late capitalism right i could use of a spoke player to go to now that i would keep walking if i had if i was a millionaire but i have my own planet to walk right knee my own plan to walk on yet and make sure hasn't i'll walk by any a people who are gonna ask me where questions about how of money i had affected my walking habits so the goal of this mcgrath your planet they go and they're gonna mcgrath year they find it it looks pretty much dead okay has said an because as we find out the planet sorta like everybody on the planet sorta shut down when the economy got bad and they tied the computer to like a stock ticker and so the planet will like spring back to life once the economy is good enough to support opel way planet that makes other planets.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"That seemed that i wonder if that would happen if we encountered aliens i think if we i if depending on how hostile the aliens were probably sure sure and mike how yeah because if it's like humanity is all about us versus them right so right now all we got is like humans who look slightly different from other human sihem get mad at washer great and cool and is a great cool thing but if yet if there is some kind of external threat i think we would probably probably eat like eighty percent like band together against this new other that's more other than us they are twenty percent while the groups of contact aliens and try to curry favor to blow up a humans it just depends on a lot of stuff is how pessimistic urb hokke so far thir learns as best friends alien he doesn't even really like learn it arthurs kind of impervious to two realizations a lotta time like this is this is some of the humour of the book is also a lot of the humor from latah county in like my python is something absurd is happening but the characters in the book or not going to spend a lot of time talking about how like weird it is you the reader oregon and know that it's weird but in the book they're just can be like okay cool let's continue on to the next absurd thing that that's a good diagnosis of how absurd as comedy works i had yeah i really thought about it that way but like it i'm thinking to one of the few monty python bits that i can call into my head regularly which is the the guy who gets his limbs cut off in holy grail the the black night or whatever and he is in the flesh wound guy like the fact that he can still talk and carry on a conversation wanna fight is the absurd part but he doesn't see.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"Mm hmm but they still had to mix a lot of the effects alive so you're still it's still like i would be fascinated to watch there was tape of them making it and hope maybe there is out there that would be a really cool thing to watch because radio blazer fascinating to me that's yet at i think will will discover what is hitting andrew here in the year 2017 and what may be hit would have hit andrew in the year like 1997 or something for as we division of her solicit quick break and then we will open our guides to the galaxy iteru helping bring us the show this week as one of our wonderful paid on supporters brendan walsh who has written a book called the raven gain it is a vase ounce fuki it is the first in his series that he's working on called noble animals you can find it on amazon you to search for the raven gang he does know the gang a ravens is called a cesarean murder and then get some murder i don't think it's about ravens actually let me read the blurb in you tell me if you think it's about ravens it's an actually unkindness of ravens i am thinking of a murder of krauss an he idol unkindness was worse here's the blur about the raven gang other they're living their own adolescent adventurous fantasy or witnessing the dawn of a supernatural invasion whatever it is college student patrick buchanan and his friends unwittingly fall to the core of a rogue geneticists plan to reshape the world once they're framed for an esteemed philanthropists murder they must work together to uncover the man's endgame while digging into their own unpleasant past but what's the point of adventure if you don't make friends whether human or not spooky spooky so brand in is he he's a selfdescribed philosopher and recreational madman he has had stored stories published in a few leon in peadon spine magazines he is thirty three thousand words into the sequel to the race gang called the serpent league.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Overdue
"All right that's fair to suggest that straight are something something you don't see a lot with with an established author like adams was sure and something that we have not seen a lot in the show i guess yeah yeah making lodge generalizations and then walk in and back that's i mean that's the show though isn't it just pereria we're up against another fan i'm greg were running right up against another fandom slums just want them all the gbi nice me that's true and i think part of the the like before we take our break and then come back to the book like i think part of the size of this phantom comes out of when it hit in that like 70s 80s range that deep the myriad technology that it was disseminated on like you could get it on the radio you can get on a record you could get on cassette tape in 1984 they made a very successful text adventure video game like there's a tv series was age movie in two thousand five the out there was a way that you wanted to get the hitchhiker's guide you could and as a radio play was also not like didn't i think it was it was successful kind of a cult hit at first and then it was passed round and people were excited about it i thought it was cooler was the first bbc comedy series produced in stereo like there were a lot of influences of atoms listening to like pink floyd in the beatles and like wanting to make a cool sounding recorded thing.
"douglas adams" Discussed on Psychedelic Salon
"Brits live in santa barbara that's where a douglas adams later you you shake santa barbara you'll you'll let loose crazy brit inventors and thinkers anyway and he's the world's greatest balloon designer cno the red bull lunar they jumped that's julian's design he designed not only the balloon but the cabin his cabins are in the smithsonian these are right proper gentleman his great grandfather was is embarked kingdom brunell accountant right for the first big railways and steamship so he come by this honestly he's the finiance fog of our time so anyway i we we start julian and i start conversing for a month and i initially had an a rigid structure that would push the fabric around the asteroid see the hand way and he said we don't do reaches anymore you're completely out of date hindenburg went up your your went up at the hindenburg we do air beams so you stand these bike party dog balloons out it can push fabric and pull it out and we worked out a system proposed that can encapsulated an ashtray with never touching it so now it's rotating inside enclosure we put in nursing on gas and by calculation we could stop the tumbling of a thousand tonne reference object in less than a day through gas friction which curse goes into the structure and it's rotating but you can counteract that they said well what do we do now said step one d spin it stepped to push layers of gas at the asteroid creating an artificial wind it'll rotate like a like a sailing ship remember sailing ships rotate into the wind and will start imparting energy to it like one newton or something really gentle and they'll start moving.