The W
Views: 100820026
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
24.11.14 1901
The W - CRZ's World - New Douglas Adams book
This thread has 7 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Pages: 1(1354 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (8 total)
odessasteps
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 160 days
Last activity: 127 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

The posthumous DNA book is out now. It contains lots of hidden gems raided from his Hard Drive (something skeevy about this, if you ask me, but still, I'm glad to read them), including lots of speeches about the environment, how much he loved gadgets (and Mac stuff) and some chapterts of the unfinished Dirk Gently novel.

Here is a sample and the favorite thing I read so far:

"I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

1. Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a normal part of the way the world works.

2. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things."





“The function of a good teacher is to discourage film as a course of study for the non-avid. There are film societies and cinemas galore for the serious non-film student.” – Robert Steele, “Film Scholars at the New York Film Festival,” FILM COMMENT 2, Fall 1964, p. 41, as quoted in It’s Only a Movie, by Raymond J. Haberski Jr.
Promote this thread!
Papercuts!
Potato korv








Since: 3.1.02
From: Springfield, Mo.

Since last post: 4498 days
Last activity: 4408 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Man, will I miss Adams and his work.



--Jason Baldwin
Writer of Stuff About Comic Books
ManiacalClown
Landjager








Since: 2.1.02
From: Houston, TX

Since last post: 578 days
Last activity: 577 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
I already do.



Subversia - We [heart] Puff Mario
SerWolfe
Landjager








Since: 11.1.02
From: st louis

Since last post: 4245 days
Last activity: 4245 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
I know a lot of people that will miss his work. One of the best authors i have read... and have a pleasure of owning some of his books.



I've torn myself apart.... and tried to figure out why... but the only answer i was ever given... that really fits..... is the fact... that women are crazy.
WyldeWolf1
Boerewors








Since: 20.6.02
From: Florida

Since last post: 4464 days
Last activity: 4463 days
#5 Posted on
Adams is the only author to make me laugh until I hurt. I always explained him to friends as the Monty Python of literature. Turns out, he was friends with at least one of the Pythons (Graham Chapman). I'm not sure about the rest.

I know there's no Vogons where you are now, DA!



WyldeWolf1
The Man of 1,007 holds, making him 3 holds better than Chris Jericho!
Mild Mannered Madman
Toulouse








Since: 1.3.02
From: Westminster, CA

Since last post: 502 days
Last activity: 220 days
#6 Posted on
    Originally posted by WyldeWolf1
    I know there's no Vogons where you are now, DA!

Mostly because Adams was a devout atheist...

(edited by Mild Mannered Madman on 15.7.02 0155)



We're all mad here... I'm mad... You're mad...
squiz
Salami








Since: 5.1.02
From: Dover, NH

Since last post: 1153 days
Last activity: 255 days
AIM:  
#7 Posted on
    Turns out, he was friends with at least one of the Pythons (Graham Chapman). I'm not sure about the rest.




Michael Palin played a huge role in the workings of Starship Titanic, the game that was released in 1998 or so. He was the voice of the parrot in the game, and was also the author of the accompaning book. I belive he (DNA) did plenty of things with John Cleese as well.

As for the new book, I have read all the small articles in it, but have still yet to start on the unfinished book part. It just doesn't seem quite right yet.

(edited by squiz on 16.7.02 0231)



Hej, jag har en gris i byxorna.

odessasteps
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 160 days
Last activity: 127 days
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41

And Terry Jones either wrote or co-wrote the Starship Titanic novel and did the audio book for it (which is very cool, BTW).

I'm sure we could probably find a connection between all 6 Pythons somewhere along the line.



“The function of a good teacher is to discourage film as a course of study for the non-avid. There are film societies and cinemas galore for the serious non-film student.” – Robert Steele, “Film Scholars at the New York Film Festival,” FILM COMMENT 2, Fall 1964, p. 41, as quoted in It’s Only a Movie, by Raymond J. Haberski Jr.
Pages: 1Thread ahead: Help me improve... "CRZ"
Next thread: "names"
Previous thread: Rico/American Gladiators note...
(1354 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
From Mike via that place over there (slashwrestling.com): More on NWO 2002 at The 7 (The 7).
- CRZ, SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY (2009)
The W - CRZ's World - New Douglas Adams bookRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.116 seconds.