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2/23/2017 5:55:53 PM
Posted: 5/12/2001 6:16:38 AM EST
He died of a heart attack in California. Here is the link. http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010512/ts/obit_adams.html
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 6:55:15 AM EST
So Long and Thanks for all the Stories Doug.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:11:56 AM EST
[:(] im so sad now hes was one of my favoriye sci fi writers [:(]
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 9:23:01 AM EST
So long, Doug... and thanks for all the fish.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 10:00:42 AM EST
Shoot. I love Adams' stories, I can't believe that he died so young... We apologize for the inconvenience, Doug. Juggernaut
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 10:37:03 AM EST
I guess it's time to dig out the "trilogy" and read it again.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 12:26:00 PM EST
I heard about this earlier today...really shocked me. Everyone knows about the Hitchiker's Guide the Galaxy books, but my favorite is Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 12:50:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 1:07:21 PM EST by WWoodworth]
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:44:58 PM EST
Man. I think I'll have a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, and cry into my towel. I hope he figured out what the question was (the answer was 42). [:(] Chris
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:24:33 PM EST
Add one more towel carrying mourner here :( Anyone who hasn't read these books should really do themselves a favor and pick them up. SameShot Different Day
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:41:02 PM EST
57 years old and never heard of the man! Was he progun, pro constitution, conservative, what?
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 8:42:03 PM EST
42
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 9:21:37 PM EST
Hangfire, Douglas Adams was an English comedy-sci-fi writer. He wrote the Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, in addition to others. Think Monty Python meets Star Trek. Very funny stuff. He will be missed. Cheers, Chris
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 9:24:17 PM EST
[url]http://www.penguinstorm.net/hhg/index.html[/url] Towel: Just about the most massively useful thing any interstellar Hitchhiker can carry. For one thing it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth on the cold moons of Jaglan Beta, sunbathe on it on the marble beaches of Santraginus Five, huddle beneath it for protection from the Arcturan Megagnats as you sleep beneath the stars of Kakrafoon, use it to sail a miniraft down the slpow heavy river Moth, wet it for use in hand to hand combat, wrap it round your head to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal, and even dry yourself off with it if it still seems clean enough. More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with. Hence a phrase which has passed into hitch hiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)
Link Posted: 5/13/2001 1:15:50 AM EST
Nothing witty to say - just needed to add my condolences. Whwn I saw the subject of this thread my heart sank. Anybody know if he ever came out with a third book to the Dirk Gently series?
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 8:26:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 9:00:48 AM EST
His discourse on ginnan tonix will be forever missed.
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 10:11:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 10:34:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By MilesTeg: He died of a heart attack in California. Here is the link. [url]http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010512/ts/obit_adams.html[/url]
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Link Posted: 5/14/2001 10:47:10 AM EST
42...Sounds like a good number for the amount of AR15's to own!!![:D] Lynn
Link Posted: 5/14/2001 1:03:33 PM EST
I choose the screen name BISHOP[B]042[/B] on AOL because of him. I have used the number 42 all my life. BISHOP
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 1:08:45 AM EST
"Lament for Douglas" by Richard Dawkins: [url]http://www.edge.org/documents/adams_index.html[/url]
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