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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Last Chance To See

Back in 1990 the late lamented Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) published a book about his trip around the world with naturalist Mark Carwardine (whose name I have misspelt on the following video). They visited places where there was wildlife in danger of extinction.

Now Mark Carwardine has repeated the trip with Adams' friend Stephen Fry, and the journey is currently showing on TV. Fry is both brave and foolish to undertake this trip given his unfit state. However, it is Carwardine's experience with the flightless New Zealand parrot the kakapo that is the funniest and most memorable moment in the show so far. Looks pretty painful, too:

6 comments:

Diane said...

I keep seeing this clip on the Beeb, and it makes me laugh everytime (maybe I should get out more)

Eliza said...

Thank You so much for posting this..made me laugh all over again :-D

SnarkAngel said...

Too funny!!!

Tess said...

I've never seen this! Very funny, thanks Val.

jazzy said...

This video won't load *cries*
But your post reminds me that I finally HAVE TO read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

jazzy said...

Thanks Val, the link worked fine.

That kakapo REALLY loves Mark's green T-Shirt, lol!

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