We’ll start with this: it seems that there’s a petition in Portland, Oregon to change the name of their 42nd Avenue to Douglas Adams Ave. You know, the Hitchhikers’ Guide guy. Who claimed that the answer to life, the universe, and everything was 42.
It’s not just that he wrote funny sci-fi books that appeals to the geeks of Portland – he was also a human rights and environmental rights activist, a proponent of positivity through technology, and a “devout atheist.” In short, he was a very interesting guy who died too young, and probably deserves some sort of street somewhere. Though the dude does have an asteroid.
Upon Google Maps-ing 42nd Ave., I discovered that it crosses with another famed literary street – namely, Klickitat St., home of Ramona and Beezus Quimby, Henry Huggins, and his dog, Ribsy. Yes, it’s a real street.
Portland, Oregon is one of those cities I can picture myself living in one day. If so, how cool would it be to live on the corner of Klickitat and Douglas Adams?
It’s pretty much where I’ve been living my life all these years anyway, baby.