The Original Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 1978 Radio Show

As we approach Towel Day, we are coming up with some sweet treats for our followers. One of these treats is the original Radio Show. It is full stereo and very hoopy. Most of you probably encountered with it previously, but for those of you, who didn’t: You are in for a treat. Noted for its amazing use of special sound effects, this little Show made H2G2 as popular as it is now.

Now, I can ramble on, but we both know that you just want to get on with it, so here it goes:

You and 42: A Douglas Adams Fan Anthology

Greetings from the outer reaches of the Western Spiral Arm,

youn42imgHowdy Hoopy Froods! Anthony here, with a few thoughts on You and 42: A Douglas Adams Fan Anthology.  It was prior to the summer, and a previous incarnation of this website that I announced You and 42, which will be published by Watching Books and proceeds donated to charity.  Since that time I have received a great number of contributions and have added those authors to the project website found by clicking here. There are a few authors that are members of the Galactic Hitchhikers community who have contributed essays, three that come to mind are Demetria Blacksmith and Jared McLaughlin. In addition our own GH Founder and President of the Galaxy Zaxley Nash will be contributing an essay concerning our Galactic Hitchhiker community and of the HG2G Television series.  I am extraordinarily grateful for their brilliant contributions and to the others who have done so as well.

However, in recent weeks and months I had to focus on a few others projects, one of them being my health, and that of my wife as we have had a few ailments to deal with. Due to this You and 42 was on a bit of a break, but we continued to receive wonderful emails and contributions for the project. As of today the project page is up to date for accepted essays thus far.
Additionally in the time I have noticed that our Galactic Hitchhikers community has grown considerably so there may be a few of you who are not aware of this book project.

What is YOU and 42 about? Here is a bit of details from the project webpage:

Do you know where your towel is? Do you often ask if there is tea aboard a spaceship? Do you find difficulty with your lifestyle or can’t get the hang of Thursdays? Or, rather than consulting a map, do you find someone who looks like they know where they’re going and follow them? It very rarely gets you where you wanted to go but always where you needed to be.

hqdefaultIf you hadn’t guessed it, YOU AND 42 is going to be a volume of essays about the life and work of Douglas Adams. The format, as per usual, will be a series of essays each focusing on a particular area or production, through which the authors can talk about their personal experiences of Adams and his work. We are not looking for reviews, rather the kind of essays we prefer are those that take a more autobiographical or anecdotal slant; this book is about the “YOU” as much as it is the “42”. Having said that, we appreciate that Adams is a popular and complex author, and this time we’ll be happy to mix it up a bit, by including essays of all kinds as long as they encompass the theme of Douglas Adams touching our lives in some way.

For the full list of details on how to contribute please click to visit the project page

There is no deadline at the moment, and you do not have to be a professional writer to contribute. This is a fan anthology where fans can tell their stories of how Douglas Adams has touched their life in some way. Please refer to the above page link to see a list of topics, and if you would like to pitch an idea you can send all queries to Anthony at Youandfortytwo@gmail.com

All Hail the King, Elvis Presley

 

As some of you may know, there are many connections between Elvis Presley and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I thought I share these bits with you accompanied with some nostalgia on the anniversary of the King’s Death.

The First fact that most of you are probably familiar with is the fact that Elvis Presley appears in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy stories briefly.

In “Mostly Harmless”, He is the singer in the bar named “Domain of the King”. He is not  named intentionally, but the name of the bar and the large “EP” sign on his pink spaceship is a dead giveaway, given that the Real Elvis Presley owned a pink cadillac during his life.

There is also a small wink at the Elvis Presley fans regarding the shoes Ford is wearing at the beginning of this novel.Yeah, you guessed it right. Blue Suede Shoes.

 

elvis-aliens-heroNow, it has been long speculated that Elvis Presley didn’t really die, in fact He was just abducted by Aliens. Now, according to story, the Truth is: He really just decided to take the opportunity and hitch that ride from home.

Unfortunately, in our reality, He did leave too soon. He died at the age of 42, at home. Coincidence? I think not. Maybe He has something to do with the Meaning of Life. Maybe ELVIS PRESLEY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE. One can only speculate.

It’s hard2560 to tell what is fiction and what is reality, but if I could pick one, I’d hope Elvis left this planet on his own terms and now He is probably working on a Mega Galactic Hyper Super Tour with the Ziggy Stardust himself. After all, These Two Hoopy Froods were born on the same day, 12 years apart! Fingers crossed!

 

And now,music from Elvis Presley to you, Hitchhikers!

 

 

 

 

We get it bro, you vape

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Since the First Great Revolt against the Lizards failed, the US government and their Annunaki masters have been trying to find a better way to deliver mind control drugs and nano-bots to the populace.  An elaborate system of filling the air with these substances via commercial airlines worked great for decades, until some guy on YouTube thwarted the entire chem-trail operation.Contrail.fourengined.arp

Knowing that the chem-trail mind control was needed so that the American population would think that FEMA death camps we a pretty good idea, a secret cabal of gingers, lizards and robots met with Hitler in the center of the Earth to find a new way to deliver them.sleestak-original-land-of-the-lost-sid-marty-kroft-1974

With the evil Youtube activists busy exposing the New World Order’s plan to use GMOs to turn people gay, scientists devised their ultimate plot. They would market the chem-trails for direct consumption. Small devices were built and given to Hipsters that would allow them to inhale the chem-trails directly. These hipsters would be bound by the nano-bots to tell  anyone in earshot how this “vaping,” (as they came to call it) is far healthier than traditional cigarettes.

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Patriotic nano-bot dispersal 

The plot would have worked if not for the Chinese. Immediately upon discovering the plot they flooded the market with their own vape-trails, which infected those who inhaled them with Communism and small penises…..even the girls. This has caused two factions of Vapers to emerge. The first, under the control of Hitler and his minions of the NWO, and the second under Chinese Communist dominance.

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Chem trails secretly distributed around the globe 

Since these two warring factions are virtually indistinguishable it is advised that all vapers are avoided. The cease of commercial airline chem-trail distribution has elevated Vapers to the first wave of the attack. Although they come in many forms they can be witnessed most often congregating to discuss parts of their vaping apparatus, coil size, wattage and so on.  They will often be overheard in non-smoking establishments explaining that it isn’t smoke, it is vapor. If you are uncertain, announce that you are going to have a cigarette, the Vaper will not be able to resist telling you all about vaping.

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Editor’s note: Take me to your lizard. Hail Hydra. Originally posted on the Galactichitchhikers.com Mark 1 site, now lost to time. 

Happy Independence Day!

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A Happy Independence Day to all our American froods!

 On 4th of July we celebrate/inebriate that one time when we kicked the King of England’s Fireworks Flagarse. As we can clearly see, no longer are hard working Americans subject to taxation without representation, and religious freedom for all is abound from sea to shining sea. Ass_35e48f_626237 Each year Colonial patriots wear sleeveless shits in an apparent display of their right to bare arms, and light fireworks to scare the King of England from coming back. (It is well known that all British monarchs  are easily frightened by loud noises)

If you should see the King of England:

  • State in a firm voice “We have no tea for you,” and point away.
  • Have a friend light a bottle rocket or roman candle, DO NOT lose eye contact with MTMxNjM0MjYxMTQ4MDUyMDk5George III
  • If the King still has not slithered back to the tree line, grab a flag, wave it, and sing the Star Spangled Banner. This display should trick George III into thinking the American is going to mate, and he will flee for fear of an awkward situation like any good Englishmen would.
  • Send a signal to your fellow ‘Mericans by sending up rockets red glare if you see the King, one if by land, two if by sea,  F-18 if we need Will Smith to take down George III’s mothership.
  • Remember, the louder the explosion the more effective it will be as a deterrent to protect your BBQ or holiday get-together from taxation by the Crown; but in a pinch even a snap, or snake can get the job done.

Have a fun and safe 4th all, but not too safe….what’s the fun in that?

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BREAKING: D.A.D. is Coming your way!

Hey there, fellow Hitchhikers!

Have you ever sat in front of your television device, looking at the people shown and wonder “Where the Heck did this guy came from?”? Have you ever wondered if there might be more than just cultural differences between you two? Maybe He/She came from a different planet, not just a nearby little town.

I Know you might be thinking:

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But there are countless numbers of stars in Outer Space and chances are that many of them already has life, even intelligent life on them. Why would it seem so hard to imagine then that a member of an Alien Civilization would come to Earth in order to Explore… Experiment… or Destroy on our planet. Anything is possible.

Of course, it is also entirely possible that they only came around for a Vacation. The kinda vacation that British kids have at Ibiza. Lot of drugs, Sex and Awful Music. Maybe some of them are trying to break into the Music industry themselves. That would explain an awful lot, if You ask me.

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I am pleased to tell you now that you no longer have to think for hours trying to figure it Who is Who in the Galaxy.

D.A.D. is here to help.

What is D.A.D. You may ask? D.A.D, aka Declassified Alien Dossier is a comprehensive collection of data that examines certain humanoid creatures who may or may not have migrated from another Star System. We aim to prove our theories with solid evidence that should satisfy the public, especially the conspiracy theorists.

There are many creatures out there who engage with the public on a daily basis and manage to draw attention to them with their odd behaviour without ever raising any suspicions about their origins. It has to stop. We must acknowledge their existence for what they are. Aliens. That is the only way to ensure that the future generations of humans will not fall under the spell of our potential Alien Overlords.

Call me paranoid, but chances are not all of them came in peace. It is entirely possible that some of them are attempting to dumb down the human race so We would fall more easily in their traps, when the Alien Invasion begins.

We must be cautious. We must take care. We must walk with our eyes open and always question what we see.

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.