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God, Douglas Adams, and Everything

Douglas Adams is a genius.

Atheist or not, I think this is something everyone should read and form their own opinion on.

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plagosus
Mar. 18th, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC)
My brother, curse his rotten good luck, got to have lunch with Douglas Adams back in the 80's. He even got an autographed hard cover copy of Hitchhickers Guide out of the deal. The bastsard.
elven_wolf
Mar. 19th, 2004 07:14 am (UTC)
Damn. Not fair.
plagosus
Mar. 19th, 2004 11:03 am (UTC)
That's what I thought too.
satanicharisma
Mar. 19th, 2004 07:33 am (UTC)
Yes, DOuglas Adams is awesome. I hadn't seen that speech before, so thanks for pointing it out. I will have to read the whole thing a little later on. Dunno why he had to throw the so-called "y2k" fiasco in there, but eh...still brilliant.

My favourite Adams book is "The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul", by the way.

And you should post this to some religious communities and see what happens. :P

Or maybe I should?
elven_wolf
Mar. 19th, 2004 08:08 am (UTC)
I have not gotten to that one yet. I just finished 'So long, and thanks for all the fish'.

Well, he died a while ago, so he missed the whole Y2K thing. Besides I think he meant it more as the change of an era than anything else. But I'm yet to read the full thing too.
elven_wolf
Mar. 19th, 2004 08:10 am (UTC)
At least I think he died a while ago. Or maybe I'm thinking of someone else.

You know, I never know these things. I read books and seldom look up the author's personal lives or anything. Same with music.
satanicharisma
Mar. 19th, 2004 08:19 am (UTC)
yeah..he died in either 1999 or 2000..can't remember which.

I always look up info on musical artists. I look at bands as containing certain atmospheres and ideologies, and I want to become as conversant with them as possible as I think it helps to understand what the artist is trying to do. I'm not always so thorough with authors, though, for some reason. Hmm...I first got introduced to Douglas Adams via Dr. Who, which he wrote some scripts for, and the Hitchiker's Guide TV series...I was obsessed with him for several years. hehe...

"The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul" is in a second set he wrote...it's the sequel to a novel called "Dirk Gently's HOlistic Detective agency". You don't need to read the latter to enjoy the former, though...I do recommend them both, however.
elven_wolf
Mar. 19th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
Personally, I prefer music speak for itself. I let the music form the images in my head on its own, and once I start looking up what the composer meant by this or that, then it's not the same thing. *shrugs* It's not something I'm averse to, but not something I go out of my way to find out. Art is something that should be subjective, after all.
satanicharisma
Mar. 19th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's definitely got to be subjective, but I like to know various things about an artist and their output if I grow to enjoy them. Reading about an artist's work doesn't facilitate my enjoyment, however it helps a little.

Time to run along home for me!
elven_wolf
Mar. 19th, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)
Heh, most of the time I just learn things by accident, really. :)

Run along home, look both ways before crossing the street and don't take candy from strangers! ;)
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