calmingbrits:

The amazing Douglas Adams. The universe IS complicated. Humor helps, and there have been few such masters of humor as Mr. Adams.

Thank you to   for the submission. 

Posted July 22, 2014 with 33 notes

quoteallthethings:

Terry Pratchett - quote

-People flock in, nevertheless, in search of answers to those questions only librarians are considered to be able to answer, such as “Is this the laundry?” “How do you spell surreptitious?” and, on a regular basis, “Do you have a book I remember reading once? It had a red cover and it turned out they were twins.

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Posted July 21, 2014 with 3 notes

willidleaway:

Hyperland is 50 minutes of Douglas Adams dreaming about interactive multimedia, hypertext, and cyberspace, showcasing the contemporary state of relevant technologies (a rudimentary VR headset developed at NASA, for instance!).

It (1990) precedes:

  • the World Wide Web (1991) by a year
  • NCSA Mosaic (1993) by two and a half years
  • the Microsoft Office Assistant (1997) by seven years
  • Google (1998) by eight years
  • BBC Red Button (1999) by nine years
  • Second Life (2003) by 13 years
  • the Oculus Rift (wide release set for 2015?) by a lot

so it could really only feel its way very vaguely towards the general direction of extremely exciting near-future developments in sight. But, even though Hyperland's vision for interactive multimedia feels more like a stack of HyperCards rather than a full-fledged HTML5 website, it’s still very interesting in retrospect. Tom Baker plays co-host, basically taking on the role of that infernal Microsoft Office paper clip.

Take an hour to watch it if you have nothing better to do. Here you go.

Posted July 21, 2014 with 122 notes

nosferatuinblue:

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— - Not me. I live for punth.

Figuratively.

As do I — to a certain degree anyway.

The name is Dirk, by the by, Dirk Gently.

Posted July 20, 2014 with 13 notes

Meme: Shakespeare Edition

faxwhispererdonna:

  • “And make death proud to take us.”
  • ‘Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
  • “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
  • “You have witchcraft in your lips.”
  • “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent underneath.”
  • “I pray you, do not fall in love with me, for I am falser than vows made in wine.”
  • “I would not wish any companion in the world, but you.”
  • “all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”
  • “For which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?”
  • “Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say.”
  • “When you depart from me, sorrow abides and happiness takes its leave.”
  •  "These words are razors to my wounded heart"
  • "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind".
  • "Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them"
  • "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose"
  • "My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”
  • "Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.”
  • “And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.”
  • "Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none."
  • "No legacy is so rich as honesty."

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Posted July 20, 2014 with 371 notes

genrexnut:

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"I could hit you with my car if you’d prefer."

“You wouldn’t dare….”

Posted July 20, 2014 with 16 notes
I’ve been to many planets in the solar system and you’d be surprised how many of them look like quarries in Wales.

David Tennant, Never Mind the Buzzcocks (series 23, episode 12)

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Posted July 20, 2014 with 28 notes

Jeeves & Wooster

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Posted July 20, 2014 with 36 notes
The advice I give to every young man starting life is: ‘Never confuse the unusual and the impossible.’

Psmith, Mike by P.G. Wodehouse (via miscellaneous1985)

Posted July 20, 2014 with 10 notes

//I really really want The Great Zaganza to be Drax from the Armageddon Factor episode of the fourth Doctor. He and Dirk could have met in prison and after the events at Atrios, he could have decided to come back to Earth and take a low-key job like writing the horoscopes for a newspaper as a front for his more mechanical/cybernetic interests.

Posted July 19, 2014 with 0 notes