a procrastinator's ramblings

Friday, April 29, 2005

H2G2

Dear all,

How’s everyone doing? I was wondering if any of you would be interested in catching the:
6:30pm screening of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy at villageskycity Queen st this Saturday 30th April?

hitch-a-ma-what?

Here's the movie site: http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/main.html

So? Well ... The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy originated as series in 1978 and was written by the late Douglas Adams. This series has a wide following around the world and has had a large influence on geek culture. Much of this has seeped into the conventional aspects of our technology driven culture. The story encompasses outlandish situations, characters and concepts, their anarchic, ironic humour, and their subtle social commentary. The books are described as "a trilogy in five parts" :) That's Douglas Adams right there!

Here’s some excerpts from the start of the book (which is also the inspiration to a "about" section in my thesis)
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape- descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

It is also the story of a book, a book called The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

In many of the more relaxed civilizations on the Outer Eastern Rim of the Galaxy, the Hitch Hiker's Guide has already supplanted the great Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository of all knowledge and wisdom, for though it has many omissions and contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly inaccurate, it scores over the older, more pedestrian work in two important respects.
First, it is slightly cheaper; and secondly it has the words Don't Panic inscribed in large friendly letters on its cover.

It’s great to see more and more literature which has been cult brought to the mainstream. Ive got all four books (thanks Talia you fellow hitchhiker you are such a doll). So those of you who havnt read it feel free to ask if you would like to have a read. Come along to the movie, perhaps it may be like "experiencing the aural equivalent of looking at a picture of two black silhouetted faces and suddenly seeing it as a picture of a white candlestick. Or of looking at a lot of colored dots on a piece of paper which suddenly resolve themselves into the figure six and mean that your optician is going to charge you a lot of money for a new pair of glasses."

But in the least you may learn about Life,Universe and Everything or was that the third book. Well hope to see ya’ll there, open invite; im sure to have missed some ppl on this email list, don’t be all Vogon about it; bring the usual suspects.

so long and thanks for all the fish.

- i -

5 Comments:

  • Dear Sir,

    see you there.. NOW STOP WASTING YOUR TIME ON LONG EMAILS AND DO SOME REPORT WRITING.
    jeeez your the king of procrastinators arent ya.!!!!

    -PsYkDeLiK

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:51 am, May 01, 2005  

  • Isuru,
    Do you ever get any work done?
    Just curious...

    -palingu

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:53 am, May 01, 2005  

  • oh yeah ... sure ... heaps
    hehehehe
    The attached illustration shows a rough model of my work pattern.

    zork

    By Blogger eyes, at 12:55 am, May 01, 2005  

  • If it werent for Hari's quick queue jumping ticket buying, i would have missed the show. Full theatre ...

    By Blogger eyes, at 6:25 am, May 01, 2005  

  • Yeah, good on Hari..i wish i had mates whod buy me tickets so i could see a film that was about to be sold out........................................................................................

    By Anonymous PsyYkDeLiK, at 9:14 pm, May 02, 2005  

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