Tag Archives: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Towel Day 2021 kicks off in 101010* days

* There are 10 kinds of people: those who grok binary, and those who don’t.§ As of now, the number of days remaining until Towel Day 2021 is also The Answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and … Continue reading

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Say his name (with a towel)

Jill Dennison posted something yesterday on her blog Filosofa’s Word that suddenly made me sit up and pay attention. Her post begins with a simple statement of fact: Seven jurors were selected this week for the trial of Derek Chauvin, … Continue reading

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Protected: A Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quiz Answers (see previous posts for the password!)

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Happy Towel Day, hoopy froods!

Happy Towel Day everyone! In honour of this special day, I present the final dozen questions of the triva quiz I’ve made up for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The quiz is derived from the Primary and … Continue reading

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42!

With thanks to my friend Rusty, who clued me in on this wonderful observation, and gave me permission to steal his ideas from here. None of this is my own work: Rusty deserves all the credit. ~~~~~ There are numerous … Continue reading

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How far did Marvin fall?

This is a wonderful piece of animation by Nick Page, set to the audio from the original radio show of the Secondary Phase of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Only: there’s a problem, here. Marvin clearly says that he’s … Continue reading

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A post prompt: “Towel”

Just for fun… Lots of other folks (see for instance Writing challenges that spur the creative flow) offer post prompts, so I thought that, just for once, I’d get in on the action! This coming Monday, the 25th May, is … Continue reading

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quiz – Part 3 of 4

Towel Day is just a dozen days away! Do you know where your towel is? Here’s the third ‘fit’ of the triva quiz I’ve made up for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in the run-up to this … Continue reading

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quiz – Part 2 of 4

Towel Day is just twenty-two days away! Do you know where your towel is? Here’s the second instalment of the triva quiz I’ve made up for fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in the run-up to this year’s … Continue reading

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The day my stats went through the roof

Imagine my surprise when, after years of a few dozen hits per day at best, on one day I see a spike in Wibble’s stats that looks like this: Clearly, I’d tapped into a popular meme. I knew that The … Continue reading

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