Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )



Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

> The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Bookmark and Share
Rosemary 
Posted: 07-Jun-2004, 01:12 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 22
Joined: 11-May-2003
ZodiacWillow

Realm: Oregon, USA

female





Has anyone read this? I found it hilarious, it's nice to know that someone else in the world has an equally obscure sense of humor as mine.

Any comments?


--------------------
There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes. -the Doctor
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
Catriona 
Posted: 07-Jun-2004, 02:44 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Banned Member
***

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 69
Joined: 25-Oct-2002
ZodiacBirch








I listened to it as a BBC radio series in about 1979 - after that I read the book and watched the BBC TV series of the HHG... Hard to believe that it all started a quarter of a century ago now! cool.gif
PMEmail Poster               
Top
faolin 
Posted: 07-Jun-2004, 07:07 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Knight of the Round Table
*******

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 161
Joined: 25-Apr-2004
ZodiacBirch


female





I love the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy; it has to be one of my favorite books of all time. I have that really huge edition that has all five books combined into one mammoth hardcover book, and I read it when ever I'm feeling sad, 'cause it always makes me smile. So don't worry Rosemary, you aren't alone! It is a required taste though, and I know a bunch of people who just don't get it.

crybaby.gif I can't believe that he died so young though.


--------------------
Bitheadh e mar sin
PMEmail Poster               
Top
Raven 
Posted: 07-Jun-2004, 07:33 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
********

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 1,994
Joined: 23-Oct-2003
ZodiacHolly

Realm: Indianapolis, IN

male





I actually read it twice but I found it to be mostly harmless unsure.gif


--------------------
He is no fool who gives up that which he can not keep to gain that which he cannot loose

www.arminta.net
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               View My Space Profile.
Top
faolin 
Posted: 07-Jun-2004, 10:05 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Knight of the Round Table
*******

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 161
Joined: 25-Apr-2004
ZodiacBirch


female





QUOTE (Raven @ 07-Jun-2004, 07:33 PM)
I actually read it twice but I found it to be mostly harmless unsure.gif

Hehehe tongue.gif And I've read it 42 times wink.gif
PMEmail Poster               
Top
dfilpus 
Posted: 08-Jun-2004, 07:43 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Vainamoinen
Group Icon

Group: Founder
Posts: 693
Joined: 08-Mar-2004
ZodiacAsh

Realm: Chapel Hill NC

male





I love the Hitchhiker series. I read the novels as they came out. I have the TV version on an set of video tapes and the book of scripts for the radio programme. I even tried the computer game but couldn't get very far.

However, I could not get into the Dirk Gently series. It was a little too surreal for my tastes. If you can find them, try it. You may like them.

Don't Panic


--------------------
Näkemiin

Dave (SCA: Geoffrey Genour of Carney)
Protector of Bits and Bytes, Third cousin once removed to Phil, Prince of Insufficient Light


user posted image

Help out with the site! Win prizes!
Suggest videos at VideoCelt.com

Check out the outstanding video - Merchant Marine by Celtae
PMEmail PosterUsers WebsiteMy Photo Album               
Top
Blue_Rogue 
Posted: 08-Jun-2004, 08:25 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Celtic Guardian
Group Icon

Group: Founder
Posts: 202
Joined: 02-Feb-2002
ZodiacAsh

Realm: Tulsa, Ok.

male





biggrin.gif I too, love these books! I had gotting each one as they came out, and then later bought the "limited edition, leather, hardbond, acid free paper, gold page trim" collection book. laugh.gif

After my son saw one of the TV shows, he has picked up the books and read them many times, even takes then to school and gets his freinds to read them.

Has anyone else heard........ they're making a movie!

I don't think it will compare to the books, or the BBC radio or TV shows, too much, unless they plan on making a movie of each book.


--------------------
Careful what you ask for, you might just get it.

House of Gordon

PMEmail Poster               
Top
krmsmax 
Posted: 02-Jul-2004, 11:17 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Servant
**

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 46
Joined: 30-Jun-2004
ZodiacAsh

Realm: Memphis, Tennessee

female





I never leave home without my towel. It is refreshing to find others who enjoy this type of humor. So long and thanks for all the fish.


--------------------
Karen Maxwell
curebox.gotdns.com
PMEmail Poster               
Top
faolin 
Posted: 12-Jul-2004, 07:29 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Knight of the Round Table
*******

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 161
Joined: 25-Apr-2004
ZodiacBirch


female





There's always been talk of a movie (even when Adams was still alive), but nothing has ever materialized. Maybe this time it will actually happen! I hope the BBC has a large part in it...
PMEmail Poster               
Top
KreeRohan 
Posted: 31-Aug-2004, 09:38 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 6
Joined: 21-Aug-2004
ZodiacVine


female





Life. Don't talk to me about life...

LOVE THESE BOOKS! I was raised listening to the BBC radio series.
I've read every book.

(Hopefully, this is translating over. If you're having trouble understanding
my gushing statements, please check to see that you have inserted your Babble Fish properly.)

The movie should be out Summer of 2005. Check this site out...

http://www.h2g2movie.com/pages/actualite.html
PMEmail Poster               
Top
deckers 
Posted: 31-Aug-2004, 11:19 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



World's Strongest Humor Writer
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 303
Joined: 02-Aug-2004
ZodiacOak

Realm: Indianapolis, IN

male





The books are excellent, and the radio series is stellar. In fact, it was the most popular BBC radio series, and was even a commercial success for them -- something that can only also be said of the Lord of The Rings/Hobbitt series, and the Superman and Batman series. So WHY the Beeb insists on broadcasting their typical radio dramas instead of what is actually interesting is beyond me.

For those of you who have heard the radio series and wondered why it stopped at epsiode 12 or 13, wonder no more! The BBC has produced the Tertiary, Tuartenary, and Quintessential phases as well. They SHOULD be aired anytime, but I don't know when. Maybe if I perused the BBC website. . .

Anyway, the guy who played Eddie the Shipboard Computer passed away, so they picked Roger Gregg of Crazy Dog Audio Theatre (regular listeners of RTE's radio drama programming may recognize him). Dirk Maggs, who produced Superman and Batman, as well as the animated Mr. Bean series, was the guy picked by Douglas Adams to finish out the HHGTG series.

It was this series that got me interested in radio theater writing in the first place.


Erik Deckers


--------------------
[color=blue][b]Erik Deckers
Visit my weekly humor blog
Laughing Stalk[COLOR=blue]
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
deckers 
Posted: 31-Aug-2004, 02:19 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



World's Strongest Humor Writer
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 303
Joined: 02-Aug-2004
ZodiacOak

Realm: Indianapolis, IN

male





Speaking of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio show, they will begin broadcasting it on September 21st at 1830, London time. I believe you can even stream it on your computer.

Find out more about it at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/hitchhikers/cast.shtml


Erik Deckers
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
The_Spanish_Rover 
Posted: 01-Sep-2004, 06:47 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Clan Member
***

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 74
Joined: 25-Aug-2004
ZodiacBirch

Realm: Granada, Spain

male





I haven't read it yet, but I'm willing to do it, and I will as soon as I can buy it cheap or get it into a library (that's gonna be hard...).

For all of you who enjoyed that book, I'll like to recomend what for me is the best book ever written... "Round Ireland with a Fridge". I think it combines the same sense of humour we all like with all what Ireland can offers.
PMEmail Poster               
Top
gillburn 
Posted: 14-Sep-2004, 11:23 AM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



Peasant
*

Group: Celtic Nation
Posts: 9
Joined: 12-Mar-2004
ZodiacAsh


male





Fantastic books.....and talking of Babel Fish isnt it amazing that the real thing may not be too far away....or is it here already

trivia question...please supply the answer to "life the universe and everything"
PMEmail Poster               
Top
deckers 
Posted: 20-Sep-2004, 02:32 PM
Quote Post

Member is Offline



World's Strongest Humor Writer
Group Icon

Group: Scotland
Posts: 303
Joined: 02-Aug-2004
ZodiacOak

Realm: Indianapolis, IN

male





QUOTE (gillburn @ 14-Sep-2004, 11:23 AM)
Fantastic books.....and talking of Babel Fish isnt it amazing that the real thing may not be too far away....or is it here already

trivia question...please supply the answer to "life the universe and everything"

42.

And before you ask, the QUESTION is "What do you get when you multiply six by nine?"


Erik Deckers
PMEmail PosterUsers Website               
Top
0 User(s) are reading this topic (0 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll

 








Celtic RadioTM broadcasts through Live365.com and StreamLicensing.com which are officially licensed under SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN.
©2014 Celtic Radio Network, Highlander Radio, Celtic Moon, Celtic Dance, Ye O' Celtic Pub and Celt-Rock-Radio.
All rights and trademarks reserved. Read our Privacy Policy.
Celtic Graphics ©2014, Cari Buziak


Link to CelticRadio.net!
Link to CelticRadio.net
View Broadcast Status and Statistics!

Best Viewed With IE 8.0 (1680 x 1050 Resolution), Javascript & Cookies Enabled.


[Home] [Top]

Celtic Hearts Gallery | Celtic Mates Dating | My Celtic Friends | Celtic Music Radio | Family Heraldry | Medival Kingdom | Top Celtic Sites | Web Celt Blog | Video Celt