I went to renew my poetic license today, but they said first I need to do an I exam

 

Douglas Adams is one of the comic geniuses of science fiction literature. An inspiration to many authors that came after him, and a personal comfort to many nerdy teenagers who finally found someone who was witty and smart enough for their elitist taste.

 

 

You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…

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..and as I was a yuppy marketing and advertising executive for the better part
of a decade, I am not really impressed with stories of selling your soul to the devil...

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Douglas Adams – The Wiseass wonder

DON'T PANIC"
 

Douglas Adams is one of the comic geniuses of science fiction literature. An inspiration to many authors that came after him, and a personal comfort to many nerdy teenagers who finally found someone who was witty and smart enough for their elitist taste.

 
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
 
He is a pillar of prose, a master of the strange humor and a prolific creator of worlds.
   
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
 

This is why the fact I don’t really like him saddens me a bit.
I think I was not nerdy enough as a teenager to appreciate him, which is strange because I was, if I have to tell the truth, quite nerdy.
I can appreciate his humor; I have read most of his books, heard the old BBC radio shows and saw most adaptations to TV and cinema of his work. I really did. I tried. I quoted him, I made reference to his wise wit and puns and I still do that today. But I don’t like him.

 
I don't want to die now. I've still got a headache. I don't want to go to heaven with a headache, I'd be all cross and wouldn't enjoy it"
 

I always had a disturbing feeling he is trying real hard to be funny. It looks a bit forced. Maybe that is why over-smart teenagers can relate to him in such a way, almost as if he is using humor as a defense mechanism, trying to hide feeling of inadequacy and inferiority.

 
My capacity for happiness," he added, "you could fit into a matchbox without taking out the matches first"
 

Not that he should have any of those feelings, as I said, the man is quite brilliant. In fact, the confession about my feelings for, or against him, was something I kept private most of the time, "coming out of the closet" only after I confirmed I have a very solid base of friendship and appreciation with the person I talked to. I would go as far as to say that if I meet someone who says he doesn’t like Douglas Adams, even today, I look at them puzzled with a small doubt as to their taste in books and humor in general.

 
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they go by.
 

As I already admitted, I really do quote Douglas Adams quite a lot. I will not apologize for that fact. He is a master of the absurd logic one liners. Maybe that is why I find it so exhausting reading his books.

 
If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now."
 

It's like talking to someone who keeps on throwing witty comebacks. It is extremely annoying after a while. Wait a second. Oh. Ahm…..Now I see why the older kids always tried to kick me through most of elementary school. Oops. Ok.

So it seems I too can relate to Douglas Adams.
But I still don’t like him.

 
Ford," he said, "you're turning into a penguin.
Stop it."