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A Round Up of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” Finds On Etsy

A Round Up of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” Finds On Etsy (photo)

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Sometimes you think you’re having a bad day, but at least you never wake up to find that your best friend is an alien and the universal powers that be are destroying your planet to put up a hyperspace bypass. That’s exactly what happens to Arthur Dent, the humble and often confused protagonist, of Douglas Adam’s “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” which is airing today at 3:45 p.m. ET.

The fantastic books have been adapted into almost every format possible by its eager fans. In the film version that we are showing today, when the Earth is destroyed, Arthur’s best friend Ford (Mos Def) does him a favor — he first gets him a ride on a spaceship passing by, and then presents him with a guidebook that will tell a beginner everything he needs to know as he hitchhikes through outer space. Along the way, Arthur (Martin Freeman) meets the Galaxy president Zaphod Beebelbrox (Sam Rockwell), the girl of his dreams Tricia McMillan (Zooey Deschanel), perpetually glum robot Marvin (voiced by Alan Rickman), interplanetary construction magnate Slartibartfast (Bill Nighy), and cult leader Humma Kavula (John Malkovich).

In honor of one of the best, if not only, five-book trilogies ever to be written, here are some ways fans can show their love for “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” courtesy of craft site, Etsy.

Let the back of your car declare your fandom for you with this vinyl decal. Also can be used to cover up computer trademarks in movies if the company hasn’t paid for product placement:


Here’s a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy wallet:


Ever wonder what the answer to life, the universe, and everything is? These earrings will remind you and your loved ones in a stylish manner:


If anxiety gives you the sniffles, use these “Don’t Panic” handkerchiefs to remind yourself of the basic rule:


Give your favorite cross-stitch Hitchhiker’s fan this pattern emblazoned with one of the best quotes from the five-book, ahem, trilogy that makes up the Hitchhiker’s series:


If you want to re-enact scenes from the book while you are waiting for your lunch order, these peg dolls of Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect are the perfect size to pack in your pocket or cuddle with while you sleep:


“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” airs on IFC at 3:45 p.m. ET; Tuesday, May. 17 at 11:00 a.m. ET; Friday, May. 27 at 5:45 p.m. ET; and Saturday, May. 28 at 8:05 a.m. ET


Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at


Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.


Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…