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The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by sweetleaf, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. sweetleaf


    Dec 12, 2000
    I was reading Douglas Adams' quite legendary scifi parody "The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy (a trilogy in five parts)" late last night. Next sentence made me close the book and go to sleep: "Gunfire erupted from a window high above them, but it was only a bass player getting shot for playing the wrong riff three times a row, and bass players are two a penny in Han Dold City." I was so tired that I almost smiled.
  2. I laughed my *ss off when I read that book. At least Adams acknowledges that in the *fictional* world, bass players make mistakes. Fiction means not true, remember? :D

  3. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    I remember reading the second book in the series when I was 12, without knowing that there was one before it - I spent the whole book trying to work out what the f**k was going on. And someone had ripped about the last five pages out! :mad:

    Although I remember it was quite funny (I especially liked the bit about the immortal who decided to spend the rest of eternity insulting everyone in the universe), my lasting impression of the book is that it was a load of nonsense about cricket.

    Who would have thought that my 500th post to a website about the bass would be about something like this!
  4. Congrats yawnsie, on the 500 mark, and your recent ego-boost to moderator :D

    And it was a lot of crap about cricket. But funny nonetheless.

  5. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    You sass that hoopy Sweetleaf? There's one frood who really knows where his towel is.

  6. cole


    Sep 14, 2000
    additional bass content: Douglas Adams' second Dirk Gently book, "The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul", makes reference to a guy playing "Ride of the Valkyries" on a Fender Precision Bass.
  7. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    It's been a great day. I reached the 500 post mark, got promoted to moderator, and Blackburn are through to the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup.

  8. I love that book!

    but isn´t it a trilogy with 4 books? ;)

    douglas adams rules!! :D
  9. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    No, 5!

    1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    3. Life, the Universe and Everything

    4. So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish

    5. Mostly Harmless
  10. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    Adams claims he merely miscounted. :)
  11. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Douglas Adams

    As seen of www.douglasadams.com
  12. so, I was ALMOST right.. it was first 4.. THEN 5.... :p :D
  13. 42
  14. I never leave home without a towel....

    ...many years ago, while reading the books for the first time, I came across the passage about the art of flying (...you throw yourself at the ground, AND MISS!! :D). I immdately brought the book to my father, who just happened to be a captain for an airline and had been flying for a living for many years (he's retired now).

    I swear I honestly thought he was either going to have a heart attack and die or wet his pants he was laughing so hard! Glad he just had to change his underwear!!!!!! :eek: ;)
  15. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL

    aww, man!! ya beat me to it!!! i wanted to say that....hey, any of you guys tape a hair to your refrigerator door? heheh
  16. Reid


    Aug 25, 2000
    Oakville, Ontario
    no no, 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything.
  17. Have you got to "The Restaurant at the end of the universe" yet? I wonder what kind of rig the bass Player from disaster area uses. Probably a wall of Arcturan Mega SVT amps.
  18. I got bored halfway through the first book. Red Dwarf is infinitely funnier.

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