Happy Towel Day!

Sorry for not wishing you a Happy Towel Day earlier in the day!   [Read more...]

101 Uses for a Dead Dalek

A friend drew my attention to 101 Uses for a Dead Dalek:   Which, I then discovered, was part of a series called “The Dalek Game” which involves replacing a word in famous book titles with “Dalek.” Here's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Dalek, which I think is particularly brilliant: There are many, many more [Read More...]

Happy Super Towel Day!

I got back from my trip to Israel yesterday, just in time for Towel Day, in honor of Douglas Adams. Some are calling this “Super Towel Day” since 5+25+12=42. The trip had a couple of Douglas Adams moments or aspects, such as the fact that one of the books we all read together was A [Read More...]

Faust and 42

As we began reading and discussing Goethe’s Faust in my freshman seminar class, I decided to raise an even bigger question than the ones that we had been tackling so far this semester. I asked them what the meaning of life is. One student raised his hand and said “42.” I had to explain it [Read More...]


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