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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 04:04:46 PM »
It looks like we have two threads talking about the live show (my fault for not remembering Teatime's earlier post)

Link to the show's web site: http://www.hitchhikerslive.com

Half way through the shows, and there are still no shows planned beyond the UK.

Ooo, yeah, I hope they film it.  :D

Well, sort of, but no, but there are audio recordings of some of the shows available for purchase, but you can't buy them...  To quote the show's web site - "Each live show is available to download. Downloads are available for 7 days after we add them to the shop.  For legal reasons, downloads are only available in the UK."
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 07:53:12 PM »
So in other words, the cost of the download for one of us is the regular price plus that of a round trip plane ticket :P And we have to convert into Pounds or whatnot.
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2012, 10:26:48 PM »
Things are a little slow around here so…

It seems people like to quote Douglas Adams for news articles, regardless of the topic.

Here is one from yesterday about, “VARIES project proposes antimatter starship mission”
http://www.gizmag.com/antimatter-starship/23345/

And another from earlier this month on fashion, "Space-age fashions are set to rocket"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/2012/jul/08/lauren-laverne-on-style-space-age-fashions
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2012, 06:13:15 AM »
As I said, regardless of the topic...

Here is an article from India about the two presidential nomination conventions which opens and closes with Douglas Adams.  (don't worry, regardless of your political leaning, you will not be too offended as they didn't seem to like either one)

http://in.news.yahoo.com/tale-two-conventions-183000977.html
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2012, 05:31:02 PM »
 :D  That's so cool.
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2013, 05:51:59 PM »
Here's today's Google thingie celebrating Douglas Adams's 61st birthday. :)
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2013, 06:22:22 PM »
I loved that parenting article!  :D
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2013, 06:31:50 PM »
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2013, 04:22:56 PM »
Not at all an uncommon thing these days, Adams is prominently featured in articles about technology and science:

Dogs are still swallowing alien armadas from far across the galaxy:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/20/its_raining_aliens_from_spaaace/

...and the coming fad in Smart Watches is not unlike our silly fascination with digital watches back in the 70s:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/06/something_for_the_weekend_smartwatches/
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2013, 08:35:06 PM »
My husband said we couldn't buy Jon Pertwee's (the 3rd Doctor) cloak, so I don't suppose we can buy D.N.A.'s guitars.
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2013, 07:00:59 AM »
What?  He doesn't want cool guitars, possibly played on stage with Pink Floyd?  Or is this you turning the tables?
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2013, 04:15:29 PM »
LOL. Naw. He'd rather watch a Pink Floyd concert on TV from the comfort of his own couch. Guess his wild days are over.  :)
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Re: Douglas Adams in the news
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2013, 01:16:53 AM »
io9 did a best to worst list of all Doctor Who episodes.  Douglas Adams' written episode City of Death (with Tom Baker) came in 3rd.  Not that I put much stock in these sort of lists.

http://io9.com/every-single-doctor-who-story-ranked-from-best-to-wors-1468104049

In other not exactly Adams news, Monty Python will be doing some reunion shows next summer.  Sadly they will be in England.  Why is it good British humor shows (Hitchhiker's Live, Python) choose to perform in England leaving me out in the cold?  Bloody favoritism.
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