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don't panic!

I've been listening to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the original radio series, on the iPod(s). Still can't get over the scene where missiles turn into a bowl of petunias and a whale, courtesy of Zaphod's Infinite Improbability Drive.

"[And whereas the whale expressed bewilderment at materializing several miles above the surface of the planet...], the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was 'Oh no, not again.'

Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now."

The H2G2 movie, as it happens, will be released on April 29 this year. Here's the trailer.

Can't wait!

PS: btw, I'm not sure if Douglas Adams gets enough credit as a Science Fiction writer. He should. H2G2 is fantastic as a piece of SF, and we forget that it was written more than 25 years ago.

Categories: art.media
Posted by diego on February 16, 2005 at 10:05 AM

a week of many

Things? Events? Happenings?

Friday is Commencement, wherein I will wear a suit, gown and funky hat, and receive the degree, apparently with stuff written in Latin. Hopefully they will also provide translation, or maybe I will find subtitles somewhere for download. Btw, I prefer the term "cape" instead of "gown". Or "cloak". Or something. My parents are arriving today for a few days, with the intention (aside from just visiting of course) of attending the event.

Then next Tuesday it's leaving on a jet plane, for a couple of months or so in Palo Alto. Where the weather has been unusually is bad (rain all week). Not as cold as here though. I'll work on fixing the rain problem when I get there. :)

Categories: personal
Posted by diego on February 16, 2005 at 9:42 AM

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