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(Cracked)   Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy finally gets a proper ending   (cracked.com) divider line
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2020-09-20 6:27:28 PM  
53 votes:

optikeye: Douglas Adams Lives?


He was just spending a few years dead for tax reasons.
 
2020-09-20 10:45:07 PM  
41 votes:

NuclearPenguins: optikeye: Douglas Adams Lives?

He was just spending a few years dead for tax reasons.


i can neither confirm nor deny
 
2020-09-21 7:25:33 AM  
19 votes:
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2020-09-21 12:23:33 AM  
18 votes:

Mad_Radhu: HugeMistake: mjjt: What? After going a few rounds with Zaphod, Fenchurch would settle for a milquetoast like Arthur Dent?

Being with Zaphod for more than about 10 minutes would be exhausting. He is so needy. Even before Arthur meets him, you can tell Trillian is tiring of his schtick. I would have a drink with Zaphod, but that would be the limit.

/Pangalactic Gargleblaster, obviously

I feel that this passage was scarily prescient in retrospect:

"The President in particular is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had - he has already spent two of his ten presidential years in prison for fraud."


You think that's prescient? I've been reading through the series again and towards the beginning of So Long and Thanks For All the Fish, there's this line, written in 1984:

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2020-09-20 9:27:44 PM  
10 votes:

HugeMistake: mjjt: What? After going a few rounds with Zaphod, Fenchurch would settle for a milquetoast like Arthur Dent?

Being with Zaphod for more than about 10 minutes would be exhausting. He is so needy. Even before Arthur meets him, you can tell Trillian is tiring of his schtick. I would have a drink with Zaphod, but that would be the limit.

/Pangalactic Gargleblaster, obviously


So. Just the one drink then

/worse ways to go I guess
 
2020-09-21 1:02:17 AM  
9 votes:

Uncle Eazy: Books were good. I've never heard the radio play but I'd love to.

The movie made a few years back ranks right up there as one of the worst movies ever made. And that list includes Godzilla from the late 90s and Mystery Men.


Well now you've gone and opened a Pantera's Box.
 
2020-09-20 8:01:03 PM  
7 votes:
When HHGG first aired, I thought that Adams had a grand plan for the story in which Arthur eventually travels back in time and becomes instrumental in the founding of the Guide, which of course eventually saves him.

Later I learned that Douglas Adams was pretty much making things up as he went along, and had no idea how long the BBC was going to let him get away with it.
 
2020-09-20 9:43:07 PM  
6 votes:
The movie wasn't the worst thing ever made (Zooey Dachenn...whatever) is always adorable but it's too bad that it didn't do well enough for the rest of the books to be made. It should get a Netflix series. With Zooy Deachaeane....whatever and that guy who's always cool, whatever he's in.
 
2020-09-20 8:47:41 PM  
6 votes:
radio plays, which were shockingly still a thing in the '70s.

21-year-old American-like typing detected
 
2020-09-20 11:41:32 PM  
5 votes:

Mugato: and that guy who's always cool, whatever he's in.


Dennis Quaid?
 
2020-09-20 11:31:49 PM  
5 votes:

Gubbo: HugeMistake: mjjt: What? After going a few rounds with Zaphod, Fenchurch would settle for a milquetoast like Arthur Dent?

Being with Zaphod for more than about 10 minutes would be exhausting. He is so needy. Even before Arthur meets him, you can tell Trillian is tiring of his schtick. I would have a drink with Zaphod, but that would be the limit.

/Pangalactic Gargleblaster, obviously

So. Just the one drink then

/worse ways to go I guess


Could settle for a Ouiskian Soda.
 
2020-09-21 10:50:28 AM  
4 votes:

abhorrent1: Ugh. My wife made me sit through that stupid movie. Terrible.


I made my wife sit through it.
She complained that she couldn't follow the plot. When I pointed out there wasn't one it made more sense to her.
 
2020-09-21 7:31:31 AM  
3 votes:
Damn you for not putting a Jurassic Bark warning in ....

Shots of Seymour stop me cold for several minutes each time.
 
2020-09-21 4:43:51 AM  
3 votes:

Mugato: The movie wasn't the worst thing ever made (Zooey Dachenn...whatever) is always adorable but it's too bad that it didn't do well enough for the rest of the books to be made. It should get a Netflix series. With Zooy Deachaeane....whatever and that guy who's always cool, whatever he's in.


It's got some good performances, but the forced romance between Arthur and Trillian kills it for me.

You don't need a guide for a galaxy where you fall out the front door in your dressing gown one day and end up with your dick in Zooey Deschanel.
 
2020-09-21 12:27:36 AM  
3 votes:
Books were good. I've never heard the radio play but I'd love to.

The movie made a few years back ranks right up there as one of the worst movies ever made. And that list includes Godzilla from the late 90s and Mystery Men.
 
2020-09-20 11:47:26 PM  
3 votes:

HugeMistake: mjjt: What? After going a few rounds with Zaphod, Fenchurch would settle for a milquetoast like Arthur Dent?

Being with Zaphod for more than about 10 minutes would be exhausting. He is so needy. Even before Arthur meets him, you can tell Trillian is tiring of his schtick. I would have a drink with Zaphod, but that would be the limit.

/Pangalactic Gargleblaster, obviously


I feel that this passage was scarily prescient in retrospect:

"The President in particular is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had - he has already spent two of his ten presidential years in prison for fraud."
 
2020-09-21 9:16:52 AM  
2 votes:

abhorrent1: Ugh. My wife made me sit through that stupid movie. Terrible.


*Mostly* terrible.
 
2020-09-21 8:36:00 AM  
2 votes:

emtwo: Mugato: and that guy who's always cool, whatever he's in.

Dennis Quaid?


Jaws 3-D was the bomb, yo.
 
2020-09-21 2:51:45 AM  
2 votes:

Uncle Eazy: Mystery Men.


You, me.  Pistols, dawn.
 
2020-09-20 11:34:32 PM  
2 votes:

HugeMistake: Later I learned that Douglas Adams was pretty much making things up as he went along, and had no idea how long the BBC was going to let him get away with it.


When they were recording the radio series, the actors would be recording their lines for a scene while DNA was in the room next door frantically coming up with script for the next scene.

The whole thing was shambolic which is a given for Adams constant procrastination but somehow it all came together.
 
2020-09-20 6:05:55 PM  
2 votes:
Are they ignoring the hexagonal phase?
 
2020-09-21 7:58:29 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: The movie wasn't the worst thing ever made (Zooey Dachenn...whatever) is always adorable but it's too bad that it didn't do well enough for the rest of the books to be made. It should get a Netflix series. With Zooy Deachaeane....whatever and that guy who's always cool, whatever he's in.


Zoi de'Chanel
 
2020-09-21 5:22:57 PM  
1 vote:
I vastly prefer the Making Of DVD to the film.
 
2020-09-21 12:40:17 PM  
1 vote:
I loved most of the books in high school, but I tried re-reading them a few years ago and quit after the first. They were just so mean-spirited to me in a way I hadn't noticed before. A humor based on humiliation and terrible things happening in "ironic" ways. I don't have time for that shiat post 2016.

/it's okay if you do
//just not for me
 
2020-09-21 5:09:43 AM  
1 vote:

Uncle Eazy: Books were good. I've never heard the radio play but I'd love to.

The movie made a few years back ranks right up there as one of the worst movies ever made. And that list includes Godzilla from the late 90s and Mystery Men.


Is it that Mystery Men was truly bad or was it in fact a sparkling gem, unnoticed among the paste jewelry except by those with the insight to recognize its true value?

Truly it was a movie that posed many questions.
 
2020-09-21 3:17:13 AM  
1 vote:
I thought Cracked was OOB after being sold to that Cheeseburger content thief a while back. They basically cut all contributor pay rates to nothing and started to steal memes for their merchandise. This link didn't exactly make a case for them.
 
2020-09-21 1:21:27 AM  
1 vote:
Mostly Harmless: God, what a depressing ending

And another thing: Yeah! Finally, a better end to the series!.... which has a depressing ending.
 
2020-09-21 1:11:46 AM  
1 vote:
A perfectly normal beast sandwich and a pan galactic gargleblaster would be good about now.
 
2020-09-20 11:55:11 PM  
1 vote:
Well this is emmarrassing. I guess I forgot there was a fifth book. Never read it.
 
2020-09-20 11:28:45 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: The movie wasn't the worst thing ever made (Zooey Dachenn...whatever) is always adorable but it's too bad that it didn't do well enough for the rest of the books to be made. It should get a Netflix series. With Zooy Deachaeane....whatever and that guy who's always cool, whatever he's in.


You don't know about the BBC series?
 
2020-09-20 9:27:00 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't like the Artemis Fowl book. But I have no problem with the ending being that the Earth is destroyed.

But I like ticking items off my to do list
 
2020-09-20 9:14:37 PM  
1 vote:
What? After going a few rounds with Zaphod, Fenchurch would settle for a milquetoast like Arthur Dent?
 
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