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Hulu Developing Series Based On Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’
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It’s being reported that Hulu is developing an original series adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams‘ classic sci-fi work and the novels that followed it.

The story follows an Englishman named Arthur Dent who finds himself going on adventures in space after aliens destroy Earth to make room for a galactic freeway. It actually began as a BBC radio comedy in 1978 before the first novel was published in 1979. It’s been adapted numerous times, including the 2005 movie starring Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell, Bill Nighy, John Malkovich, Stephen Fry, and the late great Alan Rickman.

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Geek Gear: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ‘Constellation 42’ & ‘Marvin On Life’
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The deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today is for two The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-inspired designs: “Constellation 42” (see image above) by drsimonbutler76 and “Marvin On Life” (see image below) by swissette.

Both designs went on sale at RIPT today, Saturday, April 26, 2014, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

The t-shirt is available in men’s (through 3XL), women’s, and youth sizes for $10 each. Kids sizes are $10 (Girls, Toddlers, and Onesies); Hoodies for $38 (in Men/Unisex sizes). See images on product page for shirt colors. You can also get the design on coasters for $25; prints 18″³x24″³ for $20 and 24″³x32″³ for $40; headphones for $40; laptop sleeves for $30-$40.

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Google Celebrates ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ Author Douglas Adams With Interactive Doodle
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Today marks the birthday of author Douglas Adams, best known for his humorous science fiction books, most notably The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In honor of the late author, who would have been 61, Google has posted an interactive Doodle on their home page today, March 11, 2012.

The interactive Doodle incorporates items from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, including the famed guide itself, and if you click through in the right places, you’ll get the whole story! Click on the objects in the doodle on Google‘s homepage to see everything in action. Be sure to turn up the sound! Below is a video that shows all the interactions, in case you miss any.

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Geek Gear: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy ‘Built to Rue’ Shirt
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The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel is a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy-themed shirt with a nod to LEGO called “Built to Rue” by Brinkerhoff.

The sale at RIPT began today, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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Towel Day 2012
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May 25th is Towel Day!

On this great day, be sure to carry a towel around with you today in honor of the late great author Douglas Adams and his awesome book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

This international event is now celebrating its 12th anniversary with lots of stuff happening around the globe. Check out towelday.org to find out about Towel Day events.

Today’s not only a great day to carry a towel, but it’s the perfect occasion to donate one, too! For instance, if you’re in or around the Salem, MA area, Mike’s Museum is holding its second annual towel collection for the animal shelter at Front Street Coffee House. So, drop off a towel there, or to any animal shelter – they need them as much as interstellar hitchhikers do!

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