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design-is-fine:

The original portable blue Remington typewriter, 1927.

design-is-fine:

The original portable blue Remington typewriter, 1927.

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timbo-the-sane:

"Please call me Eddie if it will help you relax!"
- An illustration of an extract of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

timbo-the-sane:

"Please call me Eddie if it will help you relax!"

- An illustration of an extract of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The engines howled and whined like tired children in a supermarket.

r4ph431 replied to your post: So today in my Oral Interpretations cl…

DIRK GENTLY

So today in my Oral Interpretations class we had to read short snippets of fiction so I read a piece of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and someone else had the Long Dark Teatime of the Soul. It was great. 

hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

heartbeat-of-a-lark:

The council estate behind my building is being demolished by Prosser Demolition and Recycling.

It took me a couple of weeks to work out why the name was so familiar and then I realised. I’m slightly worried there might be an approaching hyperspace bypass.

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The prisoners sat in Poetry Appreciation chairs - strapped in. Vogons suffered no illusions as to the regard their works were generally held in. Their early attempts at composition had been part of a bludgeoning insistence that they be accepted as a properly evolved and cultured race, but now the only thing that kept them going was sheer bloodymindedness.

The sweat stood out on ford Prefect’s brow, and slid round the elctrodes strapped to his temples. These were attached to a battery of electronic equipment - imagery intensifiers, rhythmic modulators, alliterative residulators and simile dumper - all designed to heighten the experience of the poem and make sure that not a single nuance of the poet’s thought was lost.

Arthur Dent sat and quivered.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams

This is my favourite book of all time.  I quote it everywhere in real life, so it’s past time I quoted it on here.  A little passage for you about the power of language.

(via life-theory-and-practice)

hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

bookshelfofstuff:

A friend will give you a sofa to crash on.

A best friend will save you from the destruction of your home planet.

And some friends chase sofas together in order to travel through eddies in the space-time continuum. 

The point, you see, that there is no point in driving yourself mad trying to stop yourself going mad. You might just as well give in and save your sanity for later.
Life, the universe and everything; Douglas Adams (via fleur-de-givre)
Number four ford and arthur
Asked by Anonymous
hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

randompopculturereferences:

42


Scrabble boards provide all the answers.

hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

randompopculturereferences:

42

Scrabble boards provide all the answers.

hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

hactar:

rip zaphod

This would be what Zaphod’s grave would say.

hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

hactar:

rip zaphod

This would be what Zaphod’s grave would say.

It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else’s point of view without the proper training.
Douglas Adams, The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story (via hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy)

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hitchhikersguidetothegalaxy:

madnessandsadness:

It Is, Of Course, Well-Known, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

It’s just life.

He would continue to believe in it whatever the facts turned out to be, what else was the meaning of Belief?
Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (via dontgetdead)