History Creator / DouglasAdams

14th Oct '17 8:04:27 PM pvsage
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* TrojanGauntlet: In his {{Website/TED}} talk "Parrots, the universe and everything", he relates a RealLife tale about trying to buy a condom in Shanghai in 1988 so he could drop a microphone into the Yangtze River and record its sound. With a language barrier, the shopkeeper insisting the pill is better, and a dolphin involved, Hilarity Ensues.
28th Jun '17 5:27:57 PM nombretomado
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See the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams article]] on TheOtherWiki for more.

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See the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams article]] on TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki for more.
28th May '17 1:37:00 PM nombretomado
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''TVTropes.org has this to say about Douglas Noel Adams...''

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''TVTropes.''Wiki/TVTropes.org has this to say about Douglas Noel Adams...''
1st Jan '17 2:24:54 AM ElectroKraken
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* CreatorRecovery: Sadly averted. Adams stated that he was going through a [[CreatorBreakdown rough patch]] when writing the fifth ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' book and set out to [[WhatMightHaveBeen write a sixth]] to correct the last one's DownerEnding. Unfortunately, he suffered an AuthorExistenceFailure before it could be completed. A sixth Hitchhiker book was later written by Creator/EoinColfer, to mixed reviews.
23rd Oct '16 2:28:54 AM Reddon
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In true Douglas fashion, he advocated using exercise as a way of combating his depression, then died of a massive heart attack at age 47 [[DeathByIrony while at the gym]]. Because of where he was living at the time (Santa Barbara, 2001), Adams actually ''was'' carrying a towel when he died. Many of his fans find this to be [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very bittersweet]].

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In true Douglas fashion, he advocated using exercise as a way of combating his depression, then died of a massive heart attack at age 47 49 [[DeathByIrony while at the gym]]. Because of where he was living at the time (Santa Barbara, 2001), Adams actually ''was'' carrying a towel when he died. Many of his fans find this to be [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming very bittersweet]].
12th Sep '16 9:47:04 AM Morgenthaler
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A really hoopy frood, he was very fond of deadlines ([[RidiculousProcrastinator he liked the whooshing sound they made as they flew by]]) and always knew where his towel was. [[note]]Actually, he didn't. That was where the joke came from: he could never, ever find his towel, and figured that it was probably symptomatic of the general disorganization of his whole life. Anyone who actually knew where their towel was, he reasoned, would have to be a really together person.[[/note]] His interests included evolutionary biology, software technology, Apple computers, the music of Music/PinkFloyd, Bach, and Music/TheBeatles, and SCUBA diving. He was involved in a BBC radio production (and then book) with Mark Carwardine called ''Last Chance To See'', where he made his case for the necessity of biodiversity and the need for conservation initiatives, and also for [[VacationDearBoy paying comedy writers to go on holiday]]. He also considered himself a radical [[{{Atheism}} atheist]], but the "radical" bit was just to show people that he was serious about it (as opposed to merely being agnostic), not because he was intolerant or aggressive. If ever a human being was TooCoolToLive, it was him.

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A really hoopy frood, he was very fond of deadlines ([[RidiculousProcrastinator he liked the whooshing sound they made as they flew by]]) and always knew where his towel was. [[note]]Actually, he didn't. That was where the joke came from: he could never, ever find his towel, and figured that it was probably symptomatic of the general disorganization of his whole life. Anyone who actually knew where their towel was, he reasoned, would have to be a really together person.[[/note]] His interests included evolutionary biology, software technology, Apple computers, the music of Music/PinkFloyd, Bach, and Music/TheBeatles, and SCUBA diving. He was involved in a BBC radio production (and then book) with Mark Carwardine called ''Last Chance To See'', where he made his case for the necessity of biodiversity and the need for conservation initiatives, and also for [[VacationDearBoy paying comedy writers to go on holiday]]. He also considered himself a radical [[{{Atheism}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Atheism}} atheist]], but the "radical" bit was just to show people that he was serious about it (as opposed to merely being agnostic), not because he was intolerant or aggressive. If ever a human being was TooCoolToLive, it was him.
12th Jun '16 4:58:38 PM AustinCarver13
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* Bathos: A lot of the humor of his work runs on this.

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* Bathos: {{Bathos}}: A lot of the humor of his work runs on this.
12th Jun '16 4:57:28 PM AustinCarver13
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* Bathos: A lot of the humor of his work runs on this.
11th Jun '16 12:12:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAllegedCar (''TheLongDarkTeatimeOfTheSoul'')

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* TheAllegedCar (''TheLongDarkTeatimeOfTheSoul'')(''Literature/TheLongDarkTeatimeOfTheSoul'')
15th May '16 8:03:01 PM karstovich2
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A really hoopy frood, he was very fond of deadlines ([[RidiculousProcrastinator he liked the whooshing sound they made as they flew by]]) and always knew where his towel was. [[note]]Actually, he didn't. That was where the joke came from: he could never, ever find his towel, and figured that it was probably symptomatic of the general disorganization of his whole life. Anyone who actually knew where their towel was, he reasoned, would have to be a really together person.[[/note]] His interests included evolutionary biology, software technology, Apple computers, the music of Music/PinkFloyd, Bach, and Music/TheBeatles, and SCUBA diving. He was involved in a BBC radio production (and then book) with Mark Carwardine called ''Last Chance To See'', where he made his case for the necessity of biodiversity and the need for conservation initiatives. He also considered himself a radical [[{{Atheism}} atheist]], but the "radical" bit was just to show people that he was serious about it (as opposed to merely being agnostic), not because he was intolerant or aggressive. If ever a human being was TooCoolToLive, it was him.

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A really hoopy frood, he was very fond of deadlines ([[RidiculousProcrastinator he liked the whooshing sound they made as they flew by]]) and always knew where his towel was. [[note]]Actually, he didn't. That was where the joke came from: he could never, ever find his towel, and figured that it was probably symptomatic of the general disorganization of his whole life. Anyone who actually knew where their towel was, he reasoned, would have to be a really together person.[[/note]] His interests included evolutionary biology, software technology, Apple computers, the music of Music/PinkFloyd, Bach, and Music/TheBeatles, and SCUBA diving. He was involved in a BBC radio production (and then book) with Mark Carwardine called ''Last Chance To See'', where he made his case for the necessity of biodiversity and the need for conservation initiatives.initiatives, and also for [[VacationDearBoy paying comedy writers to go on holiday]]. He also considered himself a radical [[{{Atheism}} atheist]], but the "radical" bit was just to show people that he was serious about it (as opposed to merely being agnostic), not because he was intolerant or aggressive. If ever a human being was TooCoolToLive, it was him.
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