Is There An I In Ford #chelseaowens #hilaritycontest #douglasadams

Chelsea sets challenges here, and, in honour of a Towel Day and a homage to the late, great Douglas Adams has asked for a tribute awful poem to the Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy. I couldn’t resist and, channelling my inner Vogon here we go. Sorry Douglas

When Slatibartfast

Made a vast

Fiord for Ford,

Arthur Dent

Said it meant

He’d never be ignored.

Zaphod, instead

Lost his second head

Betting a million

That something so baroque

Had to be a crock

Of shit, said Trillium.

Those from Betelgeuse

Can be so obtuse

When buying rock formations;

And even the infinitely improbable

Will not turn something horribable

Into the jewel of nations.

As Marvin, when they asked,

Said, ‘I really can’t be arsed,

‘To correct this stupid defect.’

‘It is obviously so plain,’

When you think about his name,

‘He’s not perfect but a Prefect.’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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11 Responses to Is There An I In Ford #chelseaowens #hilaritycontest #douglasadams

  1. Ritu says:

    True Geoffle style 😂

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  2. Terrible fun with a clever finale

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely, sheer genius. Best book ever.
    As you say worthy of a vogon!

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  4. Now there’s a book that often comes up in conversation! This poem however may only ever be quoted by Vogons …… 😀

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  6. I certainly snickered throughout. You’ve outdone yourself.


  7. ellenbest24 says:

    My head knows, whose is full and whose was mixed. Like myself, I have to tell .. mixed, something or someone mixed, or stirred your head when looking you were not. But you know this to be true. The hillarity got hold of you. 😇


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