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Hitchhiker's Guide Film Reports

CmdrTaco posted more than 10 years ago | from the it's-coming-people dept.

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wakaranai writes "The BBC reports that the new "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" movie will star Martin Freeman (Tim from The Office) as Arthur Dent. According to the Internet Movie Database filming starts early 2004, and Marvin's voice will be Stephen Moore, reviving his role from the classic 1981 BBC TV version." If you haven't seen The Office, it takes the subject matter Dilbert has bored us with, and makes it utterly hysterical. This is a good bit of casting. I'm still available to play Zaphod.

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So, Taco . . . (4, Funny)

GnrlFajita (732246) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962454)

. . . are you saying that you're a two-headed alien, or just look like one?

Re:So, Taco . . . (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962482)

Did anyone see today's ASCII art fart? [asciiartfarts.com] Looks like they're ripping on the GNAA.

Re:So, Taco . . . (1)

JediDan (214076) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962486)

The hangovers would be terrible!
Or perhaps they wouldn't be so bad, alien physiology and all that, could be you get half of a hangover by getting only one head drunk :)

Re:So, Taco . . . (3, Funny)

beacher (82033) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962492)

If cloning were as simple as posting, I'm sure there would be dupes of him floating around. It's just a matter of sewing on the other head.....
B

Re:So, Taco . . . (5, Funny)

blowdart (31458) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962647)

No no, the second head is a dupe head, which appeared 3 days after the first head was posted.

First first first (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962455)

Me me me me!

Word twisting (5, Interesting)

andyrut (300890) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962459)

A film version of Hitchhiker's may be interesting, but I think it's safe to say that a film simply cannot pick up on the wordplay of Douglas Adams. Adams is simply a master of twisting words that can make the reader laugh out loud.

Unless the director chooses to use lots of narration, which could ruin a film.

Re:Word twisting (5, Informative)

Threni (635302) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962474)

> A film version of Hitchhiker's may be interesting, but I think it's safe to say > that a film simply cannot pick up on the wordplay of Douglas Adams.

Given that the original was a radio show, which contained one or two words....

Re:Word twisting (3, Insightful)

andyrut (300890) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962590)

Given that the original was a radio show, which contained one or two words....

With radio, the audience isn't shown what's going on, thus there has to be a certain degree of narration to give them some idea of what's going on.

With a movie, the audience sees the action for themselves so narration wouldn't have to be used.

Re:Word twisting (1, Insightful)

Dan Crash (22904) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962491)

It didn't ruin "A Christmas Story".

Re:Word twisting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962562)

Yeah, but a Christmas story wasn't that good to begin with. There was only so far it could fall.

Re:Word twisting (-1, Redundant)

geoffspear (692508) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962497)

Yes, it's a good thing Adams didn't try writing HHGTTG for radio, because it just wouldn't work without readers.

Oh, wait...

Re:Word twisting (1)

macheath (87915) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962500)

As the original Hitchhiker's was a radio (!) series, the adaption to a movie could work, if done correctly. Although it would have to be shortened quite a bit... The television version is fine though.

Adams was a jack-of-all-trades in life and writing (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962525)

I think it's safe to say that a film simply cannot pick up on the wordplay of Douglas Adams. Adams is simply a master of twisting words that can make the reader laugh out loud.

I wouldn't say that's safe to say at all. The BBC radioplay version of "The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" precedes the novels - and is (at least in my worthless anonymous opinion) easily on par with the novels as far as humor goes.

Re:Word twisting (5, Informative)

ikoleverhate (607286) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962551)

The "voice of the guide" narration in the bbc TV series worked pretty well - when the audience was confused as to what was happening in the main story, a calm voice would start to explain... and leave you even more confused but in fits of laughter.

"after disproving the existance of god, man goes on to prove 1=2, black=white, and gets run over on the next zebra crossing"

Re:Word twisting (1)

kuiken (115647) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962645)

There was a TV serries aswell.
I got them on DVD and they are pretty funny.

There is alot of narration done in the serries, but the dialoges come out verry good.

Taco (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962461)

> I'm still available to play Zaphod.

Faggot.

Sequel (3, Interesting)

stanmann (602645) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962468)

What about the other 4 books in the trilogy???

Re:Sequel (-1, Flamebait)

therealcaf (697590) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962489)

"4 books in the trilogy???"

Trilogy relates to 3. Sorry, just being technical.

Re:Sequel (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962528)

And you're being stupid. It is a well established tag-line that the 5 books in the Hitchikers series make up a Trilogy.

Of course, if the humor of that goes right by you, it's no use in trying to explain it any further.

Re:Sequel (1)

Kenja (541830) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962536)

The last book in the series was titled ?the fifth in the increasingly inappropriately named Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy.?

Re:Sequel (2, Funny)

geoffspear (692508) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962539)

No, there are 5 books in the trilogy. He said "other 4".

To be technical like you, however, since "tri" means 3 and "logos" means word, a trilogy can only have 3 words. Any longer works will need to find a new name. Now go away, kneebiter.

Re:Sequel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962680)

No, there are 5 books in the trilogy. He said "other 4".

Well, yes. "Other." As in, besides this one. THGTTG plus four more equals five. Five books in the trilogy. See, math really isn't that difficult is it?

Re:Sequel (1)

taliver (174409) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962549)

Well actually, the last book in the series actually has the line "Continuing to redefine the meaning of the word trilogy." .

It's a joke! (5, Informative)

shadowj (534439) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962565)

Trilogy relates to 3. Sorry, just being technical.

I think the word you're looking for is "pedantic", not "technical".

You obviously haven't read the books. The fourth and fifth books both have a blurb on the cover that says something like "fourth in the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy". It's a joke, very much in keeping with the late author's sense of humor.

Re:Sequel (2, Interesting)

danidude (672839) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962526)

the other 4 books

Did you forget about "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe" [kulichki.com] ?

Re:Sequel (1)

MemoryAid (675811) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962587)

"Young Zahpod Plays it Safe" is probably more of a short story. I'm not sure it was ever published as a book in its own cover.

On another note, it seemed to me when I read it years ago that it didn't really mesh with the plot of the trilogy, but was more of a stand-alone work.

We came... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962470)

We saw.
We trolled.

TRoLL.

Come on... (0, Flamebait)

cybermace5 (446439) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962471)

Is Dilbert really that boring?

Or maybe Taco's just trying to find a cute way to say that "The Office" is really funny?

The Office (3, Interesting)

squirrelpants (612759) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962535)

The Office puts a more realistic spin on Dilbert. It really is one of the more original and best shows out there. They're still showing episodes on BBC America or you can pick up the first season on DVD [buy.com] . David Brent is truly a classic character.

Re:Come on... (3, Informative)

Bertie (87778) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962623)

It's an absolutely ridiculous comparison to draw. Dilbert takes a sledgehammer approach to a load of heartbreakingly unfunny material about the minutiae of office life, and in my book it's usually rubbish. The Office has absolutely nothing in common with it other than that it's set in a boring office. It's about people, not procedures, and as a result it's touching as well as hilarious, and like so many other great comic characters (Fawlty, Rigsby, just about everybody in Porridge), David Brent is essentially a tragic figure.

Hands up - Who wants to see Taco's Other Head? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962472)

***shudder!!!***

Stephen Moore (5, Interesting)

mccalli (323026) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962479)

Stephen Moore's TV version was already a revival. Stephen Moore is the original voice from the radio series, which predates the books, TV series...anything. To my mind remains the best incarnation, though I'll accept an argument in favour of the books.

He'll probably be quite pleased. Marvin, on the all.

Cheers,
Ian

Re:Stephen Moore (1)

mccalli (323026) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962499)

Marvin, on the all

Aarg. Preview. Oh well, I mean to say "Marvin will remain very depressed about it all".

What a waste of a 1000th comment this correction is. Oh well. I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed...

Cheers,
Ian

Re:Stephen Moore (3, Funny)

corbettw (214229) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962626)

Yes, well, that sort of thing wouldn't happen if you had a brain the size of a planet. Not that you care.

Re:Stephen Moore (1)

JordanH (75307) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962666)

  • Oh well. I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed...
"`The first ten million years were the worst,' said Marvin, `and the second ten million, they were the worst too. The third ten million I didn't enjoy at all. After that I went into a bit of a decline.'"

Maybe I should watch the first one... (-1, Redundant)

m3j00 (606453) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962484)

I've never watched any of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movies. What's so great about them? I trust the /. community to inform me of the joy that is Hitchhiker.

Re:Maybe I should watch the first one... (1, Funny)

m3j00 (606453) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962543)

Ok I think the fact that my serious comment/question got modded +1 Funny might illustrate the fact that I'm completely out-of-the-loop on Hitchhiker stuff. Apparently it was a TV series and not a set of movies?

Re:Maybe I should watch the first one... (1)

Leffe (686621) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962558)

It's a set of books, 5 of them, actually. Originally a radio show that aired 'back in the days', before I was born, probably.

Go visit your local library, if you know what that is, and go get the Guide, you won't regret it for the rest of your life!

Re:Maybe I should watch the first one... (0)

m3j00 (606453) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962629)

Aah, I'll have to dust off the library card and go check it out. I haven't been to the library since my Isaac Asimov binge a few years ago.

Hopes for Zaphod (4, Insightful)

dpille (547949) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962498)

I hope they'll spend some serious CGI money on Zaphod- I was always somewhat disappointed that on the TV series, the 2nd head mostly looked asleep or simply turned from side-to-side. I've always thought there are sections of dialogue in the books that make much less sense or are less funny if you can't imagine each head speaking its own mind.

Re:Hopes for Zaphod (5, Interesting)

fruey (563914) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962560)

They don't have to spend serious CGI. He just has to play the part twice, and then stitch them together, rather like in "Death Becomes Her [imdb.com] " where the body and head parts were filmed separately, and the results were far more realistic than a completely CGI head like TPM or AotC. The plot of the film wasn't great, but it won the 1993 Oscar, BAFTA and Saturn awards for special effects.

The key part is how to get a decent neck on him so that the two heads work. You could get twins or a pair of similar looking actors to play each part separately, then CGI them into one. Kinda like by tying them together before shooting and stuff. Way too many cool ways to do it, but don't make him 100% CGI!

Re:Hopes for Zaphod (1)

JasonUCF (601670) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962561)

Yes.. I must say for a 1981 TV series the CGI effects on Zaphod's head are lacking... [manic sarcasm dripping mode disengaged]

Re:Hopes for Zaphod (2, Insightful)

eggoeater (704775) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962639)

I never saw the TV series but from reading the book I've always had in my mind's eye what his two heads would be doing. The thing I like most about Zaphod is that he has two heads, two brains, but one "mind".
In other words, were not subjected to the shtick of the two heads talking to one another as if there were two people sharing the same body. I like the idea of two faces showing the same emotion in slighly different ways. I also like the idea of only one head at a time talking unless he's screaming in which case he would use both. Another thing they could do is have him sing in harmony using both heads. Lots of possibilities! From an "acting" point of view, it adds a whole new dynamic.
So my hope for Zaphod is that they take advantake of all that.

Re:Hopes for Zaphod (2, Insightful)

fermion (181285) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962677)

The second head was a thing that worked well for the book and radio, but was just a distraction on TV. It would just be better to take that bit out in rewrites. It won't be a big problem, since any fans knows that the main character is the Guide, not the people.

Support the trolls (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962502)

GNAA, TrollKore, TRoLL., and any others I have failed to mention need our support to ruin this SHIT site.

Poor Synopsis (5, Insightful)

Afty0r (263037) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962503)

If you haven't seen The Office, it takes the subject matter Dilbert has bored us with, and makes it utterly hysterical.
That's an utterly terrible synopsis. Dilbert and The Office share only their setting (an office) and very little else. In contrast to Dilberts "engineers banging heads against the system" the office chooses to explore primarily the relationships and personalities of people in a small office and the lack of authority or system which allows an incompetent boss to reign supreme.

Re:Poor Synopsis (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962515)

Plus The Office is a huge steaming pile of excrement!

Re:Poor Synopsis (1, Insightful)

bigjocker (113512) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962686)

the office chooses to explore primarily the relationships and personalities of people in a small office and the lack of authority or system which allows an incompetent boss to reign supreme

And that differs from dilbert because ...

Yeah Tim (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962504)

For those of you who have not seen "The Office" I would highly recomend it. Tim is definitly one of best characters and it is good to see that Martin is getting some more work because he is really funny.

As a long time lover of the guide, it is great to see such a pairing!!

Two heads? (0, Funny)

quigonn (80360) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962507)

I'm still available to play Zaphod.

CmdrTaco has two heads? How comes?

Re:Two heads? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962606)

Yup, CmdrTaco is a two-faced liar.

Re:Two heads? (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962667)

CmdrTaco has two heads? How comes?

Of course he doesn't. He gets the second head surgically added after he picks up Trillian at a party on Earth. Hmmm, I suppose Taco's wife might have a thing or two to say about THAT little jaunt...

The Office is great... (2, Informative)

SpaceRook (630389) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962509)

...but don't expect laugh-a-minute jokes. It's incorrectly called a comedy, when it is really a satire. If you understand the type of humor in "Six Feet Under", you'll understand the type of humor in "The Office". The first season is available on Netflix.

the office stinks (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962510)

Nah, the Office sucks.

It just has some people acting embarassingly. If it happened in real life you'd like to punch the guys. But now that it's on tv people find it funny. I'm puzzled, frankly.

Re:the office stinks (1, Flamebait)

Eu4ria (110578) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962566)

I take it you have never worked in an office then, some people do act like that and you are right you do want to punch them.

Re:the office stinks (2, Interesting)

Bertie (87778) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962662)

The beauty of The Office is in the fact that the people are barely acting at all. The humour is in the fact that these characters are only very slight exaggerations of the reality of office life. We all know somebody who's a bit like David Brent, or Gareth, or Finchy, or Keith. Especially Keith. Every office has a Keith. The humour's in a glance, or a facial expression, or a moment of dead silence, rather than some familiar character running onto the set and uttering their catchphrase for the three thousandth time like you get in most sitcoms.

Dilbert is funny, witty. (-1, Troll)

jotaeleemeese (303437) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962512)

The Office is pretentious and boring. Is one of those things that only Brits get I guess.

Re:Dilbert is funny, witty. (5, Funny)

CaptainBaz (621098) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962646)

The Office is pretentious and boring. Is one of those things that only Brits get I guess.
American huh?

This [reference.com] may help.

Re:Dilbert is funny, witty. (1, Insightful)

Aardpig (622459) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962661)

The Office is pretentious and boring. Is one of those things that only Brits get I guess.

Nah, nah, no sense of humour!

Re:Dilbert is funny, witty. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962668)

I'm a British person... and I don't find it funny.

If you haven't seen it, it's a satire based on work life, but from what I understand a lot of people like it.

IMHO, Dilbert OTOH, is far funnier.

So stop generalizing! Generalizations are bad!

Movie go'ers who haven't read the book.... (3, Funny)

eggoeater (704775) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962513)

...will be pissed when they find out that the Ultimate question about life, the universe, and everything, is never revealed.
I remember after the end of FOTR I overheard people saying "What happened to the ring?". Were these people living in a cave before going to the theater?? ....but hey...screw 'em.
This is going to be great.

Re:Movie go'ers who haven't read the book.... (3, Informative)

corbettw (214229) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962665)

...will be pissed when they find out that the Ultimate question about life, the universe, and everything, is never revealed.

What are you talking about? The Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe, and Everything is "What is 6 times 9?"

The answer, of course, is 42.

(For the humor impaired, the joke is that 6*9 is not, actually, 42, implying there's something seriously wrong with the Universe when it can't even answer its own question correctly.)

I'd pick... (3, Funny)

Xpilot (117961) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962523)

Sean Connery for Slartibartfast!

Re:I'd pick... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962556)

He's too busy selling Penis Mighters from Alex.

It's the guy in the "high noon" graphic (5, Informative)

c4miles (249464) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962620)

If you're getting the same image at the top of the article as I am, the guy in front of all the christmassy ladies is Bill Nighy, the actor lined up for Slartibartfast.

On a related note, Slartibartfast was originally a working name for the character, which Adams chose just because he didn't like the typist the BBC had assigned for him whilst he was writing the scripts.

This will be interesting (1)

downix (84795) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962530)

especially if they pull a harry potter and begin using all 5 books of the trilogy to produce the movies in sequence.

Come on you movie guys, this can work!

Re:This will be interesting (2, Insightful)

mccalli (323026) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962591)

specially if they pull a harry potter and begin using all 5 books of the trilogy to produce the movies in sequence.

I hope they don't, to be honest. Specifically, I would like to consign the fifth book to the dustbin of history. The humour seemed to have gone, and the overall impression was one of bitterness rather than anything else. Fenchurch dismissed with a not especially good joke too, although to be fair that also happened to Trillian in the original radio series (The joke was funnier there though. Actually, damn near anything Peter Jones said could have been funny).

Cheers,
Ian

The Office (5, Informative)

grandmofftarkin (49366) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962533)

For those of you who have never seen 'The Office' it is a BBC comedy filmed in a semi documentary format (though it is all fictional). On the BBC website linked above there is a clips section [bbc.co.uk] to give you a taste of what it is like. Though to really 'get it' you have to watch a couple of episodes. You can buy the complete first series online from PlayUSA [playusa.com] .

Obligatory Office Quote (-1, Offtopic)

Eu4ria (110578) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962537)

"Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?"

It would be interesting... (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962576)

To see how well this does here in the States.
It might gain a crossover audience for special effects (they do go to many weird places, after all), but I don't think it'll get good critical reviews. The Hitchiker's Guide doesn't have a three-act movie structure, it bounces around from episode to episode. It's really more suited to be a TV series.
It's also peculiarly British. Think about it: Arthur Dent's home is destroyed (twice) by bureaucrats. (Here it would have to be corporations.) They spend time looking for a cup of tea. The end of the universe comes, *and it's no big deal*: people go to a restaurant to watch it happen. (As they say, in England, death is imminent, in Canada, death is inevitable, and in California, death is optional.) The frat-boy Zaphod is a figure of fun and the hero is the mild-mannered Arthur Dent.
I'm also disappointed that they're probably going to make Trillian into a bimbo again; she was supposed to be an astrophysicist. Nobody seems to like nerd women, except for Slashdot, Harvey Pekar, and Howard Dean ;)
And I wonder how well the nerd community is going to rally around it: THHGTTG has been out for a while, and some younger nerds have never heard of it. Hey, I never knew about the Goon Show until I read they were part of the inspiration for Python (I'm 24).
Oh well, I hope it's good...

Deep Thought (4, Funny)

CelticWhisper (601755) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962581)

Maybe the Deep Thought supercomputer will be played by Virginia Tech's Power Mac G5 cluster! I'm sure Apple would state that if any computer can tell us the meaning of life, it's the G5. How's 'bout it, guys?

Zaphod (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962597)

I know it's a little revisionist, but Zaphod could be played by a biracial team of actors. It worked well with Rosie Greer and Ray Milland.

DON'T PANIC! (1)

Darth23 (720385) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962599)

Maybe the BBC twits will do this one right. I wasn't too impressed withthey're lates incarnation of Dr. Who, and the fact that Douglas Adams isn't around to possibly work on the movie kind of concerns me.

I will be the official taste tester (1, Funny)

cerebralsugar (203167) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962600)

for the pan-galactic gargle-blasters. If I am to taste them and deem them correct, then they will look correct. if the drink is correct, then the movie will be good, the more i drink.

The Office (1)

pantycrickets (694774) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962617)

If you haven't seen The Office, it takes the subject matter Dilbert has bored us with, and makes it utterly hysterical.

First I was wondering why I had never heard of this show, and so I went to the website. Then I was wondering why they were all so ugly.. then I realized it's an English show.

Nice.... (0)

locutus_borg (36786) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962624)

For when you are put into the Vortex you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation, and somewhere in it a tiny little marker, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says ''You are here.''

I can't wait.

Does the humour cros the atlantic? (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962631)

A lot of Hitchhiker's stuff seem remarkable British. Do you guys actually get half the jokes? I'm pretty sure the Ford Prefect was never an American car, there's no such thing as a Zebra crossing, and you have a completely different type of petty beaurocrat.

So many things I could say (1)

The I Shing (700142) | more than 10 years ago | (#7962673)

I could on and on and on until I was foaming at the mouth and falling backwards about the most insignificant minutia of how they might portray my all-time favorite satirical science fiction radio and book series, but I won't.

I'll just throw casting ideas like everyone else.

I think the choice for Arthur is an inspired one. Ian McKellen would make a great Slartibartfast, but that guy from Love Actually will be good, too, I'm sure.

Hugh Grant as Ford Prefect? Any takers on that idea? Colin Firth as Zaphod? Or would those guys want too much money? Elizabeth Hurley as Trillian?

It's an exciting prospect. Despite their respective tenures on the NY Times Bestsellers list, the Hitchhhiker's books and characters are not household names in the US. Will those of us who cherished the story of Arthur, Ford, Trillian, Marvin, Zaphod, Eddie the Computer, and a spaceship full of chatty doors and appliances be vindicated by a blockbuster series of movies the way all those LOTR fans were? We're on our knees, here, make this movie good!

In defense of Dilbert. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962687)

...it takes the subject matter Dilbert has bored us with.

You keep using that word, us. I do not think it means what you think it means. I've never seen The Office, but I think Dilbert is one of the most consistently funny cartoons out there.

Who will play Hotblack Desiato? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7962689)

I'd say Keanu Reeves, but that would be pushing his acting range a bit... :-)
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"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
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