Friday with Douglas Adams

Friday with Douglas Adams

Friday with Douglas Adams

Looking for a quote for Friday, I came across one by Douglas Adams and with his subtle, nerdy and always bright humor.

For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It’s quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken. Like most things, of course, it isn’t quite that simple. The fried egg isn’t properly a fried egg until it’s been put in a frying pan and fried. This is something you wouldn’t do to a Friday, of course, though you might do it on a Friday. You can also fry eggs on a Thursday, if you like, or on a cooker. It’s all rather complicated, but it makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while.

Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, screenwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.
Adams was author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy, before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays,
comics, a video game, and a 2005 feature film.”
(from Wikipedia)

Douglas Adams

The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

So looking on the net for some info about this brilliant author, highly recommended to read, I discovered that he was a great music lover, so much so that he shared the stage with Pink Floyd for his 42nd birthday, as a friend of David Gilmour.

I found a mixtapes here, as the soundtrack for the first 3 books of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and starting from there I completed a rock pop playlist for what could be a
Friday with Douglas Adams and his most famous quotes.

For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I hope this playlist will intrigue you, get closer and make you discover the author Douglas Adams.

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

And above all make you spend a pleasant and panic-free Friday.

God’s Final Message to His Creation:
‘We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Douglas Adams, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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Friday with Douglas Adams

EaglesJourney of the Sorcerer
Porcupine TreeLast Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled
ColdplayDon’t Panic
The Postal ServiceAgainst All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)
Johnny CashHeart Of Gold
RadioheadParanoid Android
Tokyo Police ClubCitizens Of Tomorrow
KraftwerkComputer World
Procol HarumA Whiter Shade of Pale
MorrisseyOuija Board, Ouija Board
Secret MachinesFirst Wave Intact
Violent FemmesOut The Window
Counting CrowsInsignificant
Screaming TreesEnd of the Universe
Eric BurdonPaint It Black
Pink FloydSet The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Grateful DeadShip of Fools
The BeatlesFor No One
Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersLearning To Fly
David GilmourNear the End
Paul SimonLate in the Evening
Frank ZappaCamarillo Brillo
The ClashLost in the Supermarket
Porno for PyrosDogs Rule the Night
Kula ShakerGreat Hosannah
Adrian BelewAmpersand
A Perfect CircleSo Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
David BowieAshes to Ashes
Lou ReedSatellite of Love
Elliott SmithSomebody That I Used To Know
Stone Temple PilotsAtlanta
MorphineCure for Pain
Pink FloydShine On You Crazy Diamond

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