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Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Douglas Adams' fans, you've got to see this:

And for those of you who aren't Douglas Adams fans, go read "The Hichhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and subsequent books. You'll be glad you did. And for those of you that have seen the movie (which I am boycotting, because it can't possibly be nearly as funny as the book, and I heard it sucked anyway.) and thought it was terrible, that's even more reason to read the book. If you read the book and still don't get it, I just don't understand your sense of humor. Sorry. Anyway...

I was looking for Dilberts to put in my notes for yesterday's post, and ran across yet another funny one. (Ooh, sneaky server won't let you hotlink it. Had to download it to my site instead. It's not like I generate a lot of bandwidth. oh well.) It cracks me up every time I look at it. It might even be funnier than the lemon-eater one. I don't know. Anyway. I sent it to Rob, and out of curiosity to see if there were more in sequence, changed the number in the link. This is what he got: http://www.flubu.com/comics/Dilbert.389.g.gif (This one is not a picture, it's a page not found error, so it's impossible to download. so you'll have to paste the code into your address line to see it. I think it's worth it. Your mileage may vary. It takes a while to read, though). It was almost funnier than the comic. (It made me go get my books and start reading them again (for the 1,278th time)) But only if you're a Marvin (not the martian) fan. Is anyone with me on this?

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Tuesday, 27 February 2007 - 12:05 CST

Name: "Uncle Rog"

  Some writers could be represented by movies, though the only one I can think of right now is Shakespeare.  I actually thought I started the boycott of any and all other media aside from print that attempts to represent anything by Douglas Adams.  (I do doubt I started the boycott since I was probably the last to hear of the latest movie, but I knew when I read Adams that I would never take his works in anything but print.) 

  I don't know anyone who's seen the latest movie, a fact which makes me proud.  If I became blind, I'd learn to read Braille rather than listen to an audio CD. 

  Ditto for Heinlein.  I think movies for Twain works are good, but even those lose a lot of the subtle humor and sharp satire.


Wednesday, 28 February 2007 - 10:52 CST

Name: "the weirdgirl"
Home Page: http://weirdgirl.typepad.com

About your search for Dilbert comics, there is this great program called SnagIt by Techsmith - for about $30 or 40 bucks you can download it - but it lets you grab screenshots of any size, as small or as big as you want, and then save it to whatever pic format you need.  I've found it's totally worth it, especially for comics.  It helps you get around those refused hotlink issues.  (And it's only minor pirating.)

Thursday, 1 March 2007 - 07:44 CST

Name: ktjrdn
Home Page: http://ktjrdn.tripod.com

Roger - I first heard about the movie and I thought "Oh that's cool!" Which was immediately followed by "Oh no. That's going to suck. I refuse to watch it."

John Grishom books usually go over to movie format pretty well. And of course, "The Shining" was a outstanding movie, but only because it was different from the book and starred Jack Nicholson. If they had tried to do it following the book a little more closely, I think it would have fallen flat.

Most things are just designed for a specific media. It's all in the delivery. For example, Monty Python isn't near as funny written down. 

Douglas Adams characters are so well-defined characters that I can't imagine anyone actually taking the part and playing it well. Only Arthur could be Arthur. And he doesn't really exist, you know?

Weirdgirl - I actually have one of those things through work. It lets you screenshot a page even if you need to scroll. Love it (even though it crashes often). In this case, I just had to download the image - it wasn't protected - and re-save it to my site. Just an inconvenience.

Thursday, 1 March 2007 - 11:31 CST

Name: "Jenny"
Home Page: http://blogs.chron.com/mamadrama/

I didn't think the movie was that bad but compared to the book, of course, it was severely lacking.

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