Towel Day - May 25th
A tribute to Douglas Adams
1952 - 2001
You sass that hoopy Douglas Adams? Now there's a frood who knew where his towel was. You are invited to join your fellow hitchhikers in mourning the loss of the late great one. Join in on towel day to show your appreciation for the humor and insight that Douglas Adams brought to all our lives. Swedish translation here Thanks Kojv.net What do I do?
Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning. When do I do it?
May 25th, 2004 Where do I do it?
Everywhere. Why a towel?
To quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, [indent]A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine soredly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a brush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough. More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
I'm still trying to figure out how to replace the two-stoke in my RZ with one of those fancy Bistro drives...
Happy towel day!!!!
uhh...happy towel day, i guess.
well to anyone who hasn't read all 5 books of the triligy, hitch hiker's guide to the universe I strongly recomend it. It's fast humorous reading full of insite and other wonderful trivia like the significance of "42" and who the 'Hyper inteligent beings' are :D and if you don't think the series is significant, I recomend you to discover one of the most useful sites on the internet (inspired by Douglas Adams) http://babelfish.altavista.com/
I wouldn't have an ear without one!
When is washcloth day?;) :)
er, um is (was) today (3 hours left in my time zone)
it was a preety crazy read . happy towel day.......... Queeg n co :bows:
The player formerly known as +medic+Goa.Johnson(nl)
31st January 2004
hahaha I translated my website with that translator and it said RTCW files as RTCW traffic-jams whahaha:lol: :lol: ! HAPPY TOWEL DAY you hitchikers!