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#1 Edited by lady_redhead (9360 posts) - - Show Bio

To quote from Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy (Douglas Addams):

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"A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker 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 so redly 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 bush, but very, 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 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."

May 25th is towel day, a day to celebrate the life of Douglas Addams and his gifts the the literay world!

On this day you carry a towel around with you ALL DAY EVERYWHERE!! I'm doing it, Anyone else?

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#3 Posted by Octagon Enigma (2031 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm in. I keep one in my locker at school anyway.

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#4 Posted by Resonate (14551 posts) - - Show Bio

sounds awesome sis

can do, I have gym this semester :D

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#5 Posted by Slinger (5779 posts) - - Show Bio

you would think that it would be 4/2 and not 5/25

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#6 Posted by lady_redhead (9360 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool!

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#7 Posted by lady_redhead (9360 posts) - - Show Bio

Slinger says:

"you would think that it would be 4/2 and not 5/25"

Not sure where they came up with the date!

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#8 Posted by King Saturn (220493 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm...interesting. Thats sounds pretty cool

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#9 Posted by Sparda (15794 posts) - - Show Bio

I might carry around a small one :)

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#11 Posted by lady_redhead (9360 posts) - - Show Bio

iSHADOW says:

"http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/PODP/1182~Pin-Up-Girl-with-Towel-Posters.jpg"

bummer cant see your pic!

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#12 Posted by Eternal Chaos (23185 posts) - - Show Bio

The towel is a weapon of mass destruction.

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#13 Posted by lady_redhead (9360 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternal Chaos says:

"The towel is a weapon of mass destruction."

LOL yes, yes it is....

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#14 Posted by Slinger (5779 posts) - - Show Bio

It's Towel Day again! Don't forget your towels and DON'T PANIC!

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#15 Posted by King Saturn (220493 posts) - - Show Bio
@Slinger said:
" It's Towel Day again! Don't forget your towels and DON'T PANIC! "
Towel Day Already ?
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#16 Posted by Icarusflies (13005 posts) - - Show Bio

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! :D

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#17 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13340 posts) - - Show Bio

So...is this kind of like 4/20?

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#18 Posted by Icarusflies (13005 posts) - - Show Bio

@texasdeathmatch: …What's that?

Towel Day is a memorial day for Douglash Adams, creator of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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#19 Posted by cyberninja (10621 posts) - - Show Bio

Along with the towel, is it ok to wear snuggie and bunny slippers?

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#20 Posted by Icarusflies (13005 posts) - - Show Bio

@cyberninja: Well of COURSE!

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#21 Posted by TheCerealKillz (10332 posts) - - Show Bio

YES!

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#22 Posted by Omarpool (6807 posts) - - Show Bio
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#23 Posted by Aronmorales (9735 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, gives me an excuse to go "Samoan"...
Me Gusta.

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#24 Posted by texasdeathmatch (13340 posts) - - Show Bio
@ViciousCesar!: Interesting. I have yet to see that movie.
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#25 Posted by Slinger (5779 posts) - - Show Bio

Read the book instead to avoid disappointment.

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#26 Posted by OmegaDynasty (10498 posts) - - Show Bio

  

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#27 Posted by sesquipedalophobe (5253 posts) - - Show Bio
@Slinger said:
Read the book instead to avoid disappointment.
What he said. Someone told me the BBC miniseries was good, but I prefer the books over anything.
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#28 Posted by Baron_Emo (3609 posts) - - Show Bio

How did I miss this? 


And I'm a real zarking frood who knows where his towel is.
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#29 Posted by Icarusflies (13005 posts) - - Show Bio

HAPPY TOWEL DAY! Do you know where your towel is?

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#30 Posted by Samimista (22262 posts) - - Show Bio

@icarusflies: I bought a Hello Kitty towel three weekends ago! =D Love the Kitty.

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#32 Posted by DH69 (4324 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't use towels I air dry, I just hop up on my roof and start spinning around naked till I'm dry...my neighbors don't care for my lifestlye...

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#33 Posted by Sideslash (5994 posts) - - Show Bio

HAPPY TOWEL DAY! Do you know where your towel is?

Of course I do.

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#35 Posted by lykopis (10868 posts) - - Show Bio

This is awesome. I love this idea - wish I knew about earlier. :)

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#36 Posted by Samimista (22262 posts) - - Show Bio

Beach towel dress!