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written by Mendark on May 01, 2007 14:09
http://www.towelday.kojv.net/ - I've been reading Hitch-hikers guide to the Galaxy and googled it and found the International Towel Day, just a question - will people celebrate it???

For the lazy people -

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.

Where do I do it?


Why a towel?

To quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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 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.
written by Barebones on May 01, 2007 15:13
Perhaps you have answered your own question: should you carry a towel today? No, you should carry a tower every day.
there's science to be done!
written by Yash on May 01, 2007 16:03
Exactly; you DON'T have it with you where ever you go normally?
written by Buuks on May 01, 2007 16:08
A towel is just overrated..
written by Barebones on May 01, 2007 16:48
Try taking a shower without one.

A shower is also greatly overrated, though.
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hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on May 01, 2007 19:38
Pillows are underestimated. One could hold their own in a hand-to-hand fight against a towel. And they are damn annoying to forget on a camp In which case I'll use my towel but don't tell them that
written by Raptorjedi on May 01, 2007 19:49
Towel Day is the day after my birthday, I keep meaning to carry around a towel, but I'm usually too into the new games I get and I forget to do it
written by Amayirot akago on May 02, 2007 04:50
I did it last year, I'll do it again this year as well.

In fact, here's a picture I took last year, ready to ward my self from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast Of Traal:

written by Mendark on May 02, 2007 11:42
Buckks how could you say that?

A towel is the one most important accessory that a traveller must have!!!

and Barebones:

We should carry a towel every day.... but this day is much more of a reason to wear one, to celebrate the greatest guide any single publishing corporation has put on the market. and also to remember Douglas Adams
written by Buuks on May 02, 2007 12:20
If you want to remember Douglas Adams, read his books don't go carry around a towel. It makes no sense.
The guide is also overrated, I read it it is not a bad book. It was funny at some points. The guide parts were the best, the story was just silly.
But the towel thing was so pushed forward that it became idiotic.

Btw, who is Buckks?

Edit: Damn, why do I care about this.
If you want to carry a towel with you, just do it. Don't let you bother by my opinions.
hello there
written by Duskesko on May 02, 2007 12:38
I'm wondering what the optimal dimensions of the perfect towel would be.

EDIT: I am also wondering if Amayirot has the towel or if the towel has him...
written by Barebones on May 02, 2007 15:10
It was said:
to celebrate the greatest guide any single publishing corporation has put on the market
Yeah, I can imagine celebrating Diderot's birthday would be out of fashion by now.
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