Tag Archives: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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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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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Exploring the deep and beyond for Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day, folks! Today is special, as it marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate this event, I want to point you to a couple of thingies… Recently, Kavita Ramial introduced me to a deep dive (10 … Continue reading

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Do you know where your towel is?

Calling all hoopy froods: it is (at the time of writing) 42 days until Towel Day! Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans openly carry … Continue reading

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Capitalism vs The Climate

I believe myself to be a realist. I have no doubt that many who know me would scoff at this, having long ago slotted me firmly in the ‘pessimist’ pigeonhole. Nevertheless, my weeks of late seem to be full of … Continue reading

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