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Trillian

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Towel Day 2011 (May 25, 2011)
« on: May 23, 2011, 03:00:19 AM »

Only 2 more days until Towel Day 2011. Are you ready???

In case you're not quite sure how to celebrate this year:

WikiHow: Celebrate Towel Day

And in case you're wondering why a towel is so important to need it's own holiday:
(Copied from Wikipedia)

A towel, it says, 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 vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft 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 avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); 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 hitch hiker 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 hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker 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.

Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)
     
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Most importantly you can watch the old mini series on Netflix with awesome 80s special effects.
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Re: Towel Day 2011 (May 25, 2011)
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 05:49:58 AM »

You're hilarious. BTW, I have 2 heads, and 3 arms. How interested are you in me?
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Re: Towel Day 2011 (May 25, 2011)
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 07:47:37 PM »

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