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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Re: HitchHikers Guide to the Universe,, have you read it?   Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:23 pm

I think one should read the books.
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PostSubject: Re: HitchHikers Guide to the Universe,, have you read it?   Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:58 pm

lowflyingpenguin wrote:
The best adaptation of the books was done by the BBC. It was a series of 6 or 7 one hour episodes and was really close to the books. BTW , Adams was writer for the BBC back in the day (Dr Who) so they probably had him either doing or vetting the adaptations. I have the DVDs here someplace I'll have to check on his involvement in the BBC series.

I believe the radio series came before the TV series and these were THEN put together by Adams into the books back in '79. He did both the radio series AND the TV series and ALL of these were FAR BETTER than that movie they did in '05 for sure Razz
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PostSubject: Re: HitchHikers Guide to the Universe,, have you read it?   Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:07 pm

DustyRoundup wrote:

LOL, Natch,,,

Oops, I may have a problem here.
I thought this was the book, but the book I have is:

The art of shen ku
the ultimate travelers guide of this planet
The first intergalactic artform of the entire universe.
By ,,,,"Zeek"

Hmmm ? sorry, I goofed, this isnt the hitchhikers guide. confused

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Dang, Dusty. I ignored this thread for weeks thinking it was about Douglas Addams. I enjoyed "Hitchhiker's Guide" back in high school, but I can't really hold my own in a conversation with TRUE fans of the work. It seems this turned into an Adams thread anyway.
Ironic, since I actually HAVE read the "Art of Shen Ku"! That book reads like the work of a highly intelligent mentally ill person. I mean that in the most accurate way possible; my ex-wife was a psych nurse and I live in a town full of crazies, literally. Mental health care had always been a big industry in Kalamazoo. (My street used to be named Asylum Boulevard.) The way "Zeek" draws bizarre connections between solid facts to give a higher meaning life's minutiae which only he has fully understood is downright schizophrenic. Still, though, it's a fun book with some sound advice on practical matters. What do you think of it? Crazy people can be fun when they're not on your porch blaming you for "putting iodine in the rainbows".

p.s. "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy": great book, crappy movie.
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PostSubject: Re: HitchHikers Guide to the Universe,, have you read it?   Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:32 pm

George Kaplan wrote:

the work of a highly intelligent mentally ill person. Crazy people can be fun when they're not on your porch blaming you for "putting iodine in the rainbows"..

Sounds like BoB to me.
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PostSubject: Re: HitchHikers Guide to the Universe,, have you read it?   Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:51 pm

puros_bran wrote:
George Kaplan wrote:

the work of a highly intelligent mentally ill person. Crazy people can be fun when they're not on your porch blaming you for "putting iodine in the rainbows"..

Sounds like BoB to me.

Did I say my ex-wife was a Psych nurse? maybe I only THOUGHT we were married. These new meds have me all confused.
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PostSubject: Re: HitchHikers Guide to the Universe,, have you read it?   Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:06 pm

One thing I learned along time ago George.

We are all 100% batshot crazy. Just most of us deny it.
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PostSubject: Re: HitchHikers Guide to the Universe,, have you read it?   Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:37 pm

puros_bran wrote:
One thing I learned along time ago George.

We are all 100% batshot crazy. Just most of us deny it.

Agreed.
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