Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Guide drafts to be published
Writing that Douglas Adams cut from his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels is to be published for the first time after being found in his archive.
Later this year will mark the 45th anniversary of Bill Cosby's first self-titled sitcom
, The Bill Cosby Show
. Ten years ago, the original jam sessions were released, which are notable for the "various collection of notables who steal the show with contributions at various points."
Pianist Les McCann, sax man Ernie Watts, and guitarist Arthur Adams get things going on "Groovy Gravy
," Tom Scott shows some legit chops on "Toe Jam
," while Jimmy Smith offers sampling of his Hammond B3 on the interlude "Jimmy Cookin' On Top
." If seeing Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby get top billing confused you, the album credits reference their roles
, which are not front-and-center, except for some vocal improv by Cosby on "Hikky-Burr
." You can hear more tracks on Grooveshark
, and if you're into more of that modern dance remixery, you might (also) enjoy The New Mixes, Vol. 1
, which can also be sampled on Grooveshark
What do you need to be an international CONTROL super spy fighting the forces of KAOS? A Shoe-Phone. A Cone of Silence. A Bulletproof Invisible Wall and a Laser Blazer. Then, and only then, can you Get Smart. [more inside]
"Now, my friend Adams was accused of a crime he didn't commit, so he escaped into the mountains, leaving behind the only life that he ever knew."
In 1977, three years after the popular movie The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams
introduced the story of John "Grizzly" Adams to the public, a TV show of the same name premiered. [more inside]
This past November, news broke
of a rather odd domestic terror plot
that had been broken up by the FBI
. Four senior citizens in northern Georgia who met regularly at a local Waffle House, were allegedly planning to spread ricin and botulinum toxin in Atlanta and Washington, DC, in order to kill millions of people and "save the Constitution." But was there ever really a conspiracy
"In Life, there are many hundreds of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist.
On the other hand, the world is littered with thousands of spare words which spend their time doing nothing but loafing about on signposts pointing at places.
Our job, as we see it, is to get these words down off the signposts and into the mouths of babes and sucklings and so on, where they can start earning their keep in everyday conversation and make a more positive contribution to society. " -- Douglas Adams
, on The Meaning of Liff
. And because it's Adams, there are some internet pages for your enjoyment. [more inside]
Some political watchers are saying this could be the nastiest, most negative election season of all time
Dozens of photos of famous photographers with their cameras at the ready. Sometimes the most fascinating subjects are those behind the camera. And look at those cameras, too! (Text in Spanish, occasional nudity.)
Welcome to the Universe - III: The Size of Things . . .we take a breif trip through the Solar System and beyond to see the size of the Universe.
A youtube video by AndromedasWake about the scale of the Universe.
Sam Adams, the recently elected openly gay mayor of Portland, Oregon, has come under fire for lying about a relationship he had with a teenage legislative intern in 2005 named Beau Breedlove. When first asked about the relationship in 2007
during the election campaign, Sam (then 42) claimed he was being a mentor to the young man.
Sam recently cut short a trip to DC to return to Portland to publicly apologize and control damage over a new article
in which he admits to having a sexual relationship with Beau. It's got the town divided
over whether he should resign of if the whole thing is being blown out of proportion.
No, not Pugsly
. If you are watching the miniseries
on HBO but still haven't gotten your fill of the Adams Family, consider reading John Quincy Adams'
brilliant diaries. You can browse
selected topics and read, in his own handwriting, J.Q. Adams' insights ranging from slavery
, to the Monroe Doctrine
(which he formulated), to becoming Secretary of State
, to his reaction to the news of his father's death
. [more inside]
This fall is going to be a good season for some giants of American art in Washington, DC. Edward Hopper
comes to the National Gallery
. Asher Durand
opens at the Smithsonian
. And Ansel Adams
travels to the Corcoran
by Scott Adams (of Dilbert
fame) is now available for free in PDF form. It's a controversial book that presents a philosophically strange view of the universe. According to Adams
, it splits readers between "the best book they've ever read" and "an insult to literature and a disservice to humanity".
Find a Death
reports a double whammy, as June sees the deaths of Imogen Claire
(a Transylvanian) and Jonathan Adams
Scott), both known for their appearances in the Rocky Horror Picture Show
. If miss them that badly, you still have a chance to see them on screen
at midnight, once and a while. They've been immortalized on screen, and maybe will be in screams
Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy movie trailer
Hollywood? Don't talk to me about Hollywood. They've got a budget the size of a planet and they give Zaphod three arms instead of two heads? Hollywood, don't talk to me about Hollywood.
douglas adams mp3 audio archive
... "The Douglas Adams media archive is presented here by the wi2600.org groups for your enjoyment. This allso is to serve as a tribute to Mr. Adams's great, but suddely shortened career. Those who have not heard his voice and those who know it well will both enjoy having this material available. We will miss him!"