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So Long and Thanks....
on 30 July 2008
I have tried to get into radio comedy at various times. I spent many an hour trying to discover what was funny about the Goon Show as to me it just sounded like allot of man talking in silly voices. I had discovered Hitch Hikers through the TV show and had subsequently read all the Hitch Hiker novels and thought Douglas Adams the greatest writer I'd ever read.
And then, one Christmas, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, BBC Radio 4 played the Hitch Hikers radio series on consecutive nights and I tuned in my portable hoping to change my opinion of Radio comedy by what was universally considered a ground breaking show.
Well I never got my epiphany, and still can't do Radio comedy, so buying this book is a difficult circle to square. I think I'd buy directions in the use of tooth picks if Douglas Adams had written them. Anyway it's got a nice cover.