All the little angels rise up high
. The 25 of May is a day to celebrate two giants of British sci fi/fantasy and humor--Sir Terry Pratchett and the late Douglas Adams. Long may their work endure.
...All the little angels rise up, rise up.
All the little angels rise up high!
How do they rise up, rise up, rise up?
How do they rise up, rise up high?
They rise heads up, heads up, heads up, they rise heads up, heads up high!
Fans of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books take note: It's the anniversary of The People's Revolution of the Glorious Twenty-Fifth of May
and a day to wear the lilac (many previous
Pratchetts) to honor the fictional memories of John Keel, Dai Dickins, Ned Coates, Billy Wiglet, Horace Nancyball, Cecil Clapman, and Reg Shoe. Fans also wear the lilac more seriously to acknowledge Pratchett's (and others') struggles with Alzheimer's (1
). May he rise--but not for a long, long time.
Coincidentally, today is also Towel Day
), when fans of the late Douglas Adams
, now 10 years gone, carry a towel and remember his famous advice: "DON'T PANIC." From "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" to "Last Chance to See," Adams was a remarkably funny, erudite and passionate voice for the universe as he saw it. "Parrots, the Universe and Everything"
is a lengthy but entertaining account of Adams' misadventures with rare wildlife and is perhaps the most hilarious account the mating habits of the kakapo (though his tale of attempting to buy extra-large condoms in China, 1
, and 2
, is even funnier).
Cheers, gentlemen. And thanks for all the laughs.