Douglas Adams Name check

Are you sure Douglas Adams is the best?

We should probably check on the rest,

As for another Douglas I can’t think of many,

If for every Douglas you gave me a penny,

There is Douglas Booth who is young and pretty,

And if I’m being rather witty,

There is Douglas the capital of the Isle of Man,

And you like the 50’s you may be a fan,

Of Kirk Douglas of acting with Doris Day,

And of course from I am Spartacus with Lawrence Olivier,

So far I am up to three pennies and I’m pretty much done,

Searching names on the internet is fun,

The origin of the name Douglas of course comes from the Scots,

They gave us Douglas and haggis – so lots,

Douglas comes from the Gaelic and means ‘dark water’ which is a bit mysterious, 

It sounds all Harry Potter when Dumbledore drank that bad stuff and was delirious, 

Of course the modern translation of ‘dark water’ is Coca Cola,

Coke: which they have from space to Española,

(And not even Diet Coke in space because you are weightless).

As for Adams it’s a bit more common,

It’s really quite British and a log way from foreign,

It’s English in origin and comes from Genesis, 

The first man who succumbed to a serpent’s kiss,

Well they consumed an apple but who isn’t guilty of that,

Their products are so snazzy not like that android tat, 

So if course there is Adam of Adam and Eve fame,

There’s Amy Adams who is on the acting game, 

Adam Rickitt my school girl crush,

He sung semi-naked in a glass box and it was lush,

There’s the Adams Family including Wednesday Adams,

Who I wanted to be like as I love gothic madams,

Apprently there is a footballer called Adam too,

And an ice-hockey player – who knew,

Don’t forget Adam Levine who rocks the guitar,

And Adam Sandler who makes us go “ha”,

Adam comes from the Hebrew and means earth,

So Douglas Adams means dark water earth,

They gave him this interstellar warning at birth,

Is it a message “beware the dark water, Earthlings”?

Maybe it’s a friendly warning from our mates the dolphins,

How apt they named an asteroid after DA when he died,

Wherever that asteroid ends up if it doesn’t get space fried,

One day we may want it back here on Earth,

Not on land although we could do without Perth,

When we borrow it back from our spacey lender,

The address: dark water, earth please return to sender.

Fluid title

Do you know how to write hitchhiker?

Is it hitch space hiker?

Should you pop in a dash? Hitch dash hiker?

Or is it better all in one like shampoo or lounge wear? 

Douglas Adams penned a book you see,

It’s title was fluid,

Not that it was water based which would have made a cool title,

Someone asks you what your book is called and you just throw a drink in their face,

That’s what it’s called. 

I mean the spelling was free.

You could choose how you wished to write hitchhiker with a space or a dash, 

And many people went their own way with this most flexible of words,

I mean why care when you realise how clever mice and dolphins are,

But the man himself eventually spoke out,

People were getting silly with the fluidity,

And whilst of course Adams admires silliness,

No one likes incorrect grammar,

So it is decreed that hitchhiker is one full word,

Like Madonna or Supercalafradjalisticexpealladoshus or Brexit. 

Towel Day (❤️ Douglas Adams)

Today,

That’s 25th May,

Is officially known as Towel Day,

No put those sanitary items away,

So pay attention strags and hitchikers alike,

Because strags are just people who dream of hitching a hike,

You know the things you use to mop up sweat,

Or what you’d carry a dead cat in to the vet,

Somethingwith which you can lie on the beaches of Santraginus V,

And imagine all the stars you’d see,

Sleeping under your towel on Kakrafoon,

So a towel is massively useful – more so than a spoon,

Although you may become a spoon when using the improbability drive,

Don’t we all wish that blue whale was still alive,

But spoons and whales cannot compare,

To that thing you use to dry your hair,

As Adams worshippers go if you are devout,

You will ensure you are never without,

But sometimes needs must and you need to keep it small,

And surely any towel is better than no towel at all?