Towel Day May 25th!

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Towel Day May 25th!

Postby bookishbunny » Thu May 17, 2007 2:17 pm UTC

I don't know if anybody else has posted about this yet. I looked, but could not find.

http://www.towelday.kojv.net/

Anybody participating?
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Postby Alpha Omicron » Thu May 17, 2007 2:33 pm UTC

I definitely will be.
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Postby Spaz Funbag » Thu May 17, 2007 2:34 pm UTC

Oh crap! Good that you posted! I would have forgotten!

Definitely need to participate.
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Postby Froodulous » Thu May 17, 2007 3:00 pm UTC

I had no idea about this. I'm a bit of a noob to the internet, but that is NO EXCUSE.

I will definitely be participating. Possibly with several towels to make up for missing 6 years of this.

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Postby RealGrouchy » Thu May 17, 2007 3:59 pm UTC

You mean you don't always bring a towel with you?

It sits at the bottom of my pannier, lest I get sweaty or need to borrow a toothbrush.

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Postby mr_snafleburger » Thu May 17, 2007 4:30 pm UTC

Of course! Thanks for the reminder!

i have a towel chunk i keep in my bag for every possible occasion. but a full towel will definitly be in tow the 25th.

P.S.: type in "the answer to life the universe and everything" on google
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Thu May 17, 2007 4:36 pm UTC

mr_snafleburger wrote:P.S.: type in "the answer to life the universe and everything" on google

"The last page of Mostly Harmless, another book of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, reveals the true significance of 42 when Ford Prefect arrives at Stavromula Beta: '"Just there, number forty-two," shouted Ford Prefect to the taxi driver. "Right here!"'. Since the answer 42 was revealed in the first book of the series, and Mostly Harmless is the fifth book of the series, this may very well be the world's longest published joke. However, viewing two events five books apart as a single joke may very well require an attention span as long as Douglas Adams had."

Hee.

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Postby Nyarlathotep » Thu May 17, 2007 5:30 pm UTC

I always forget :(
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Postby Puellus Peregrinus » Thu May 17, 2007 5:33 pm UTC

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Postby PtS » Thu May 17, 2007 5:46 pm UTC

I don't know if I remember or if my teachers will allow me to have a towel when I'm writing an English exam but I'll try.

You have two cows.
- difficult conceptions explained with two cows.
The hitchhikers quide to the galaxy: You have two cows. With the inpropability of 1 to 10855010 they are transformed into 42 white mice with one towel each.

(Free translation by me...)
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Postby warriorness » Thu May 17, 2007 5:52 pm UTC

I did this last year too. It was fun and I'm sure I'll do it again.
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Postby aldimond » Thu May 17, 2007 6:43 pm UTC

Oh, fuck yes.

I will be wandering around San Francisco with a couple of friends looking for some kind of crazy tattoo parlor and doing other cool stuff. And now with a towel over my shoulder. Reprazent!
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Postby cmacis » Fri May 18, 2007 3:57 pm UTC

Thanks for reminding me. Every frood needs to know where his towel is.
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Postby bookishbunny » Fri May 18, 2007 4:05 pm UTC

This is a little OT, but I feel totally validated as a person that you guys are glad I reminded you. :)

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Postby stuck » Fri May 18, 2007 4:08 pm UTC

I am definitely in.
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Postby ArchangelShrike » Fri May 18, 2007 7:50 pm UTC

If you don't carry a towel around with you always, where do you live? A towel could always come in handy.

[Of course, I say this being 15 minutes from the beach almost wherever I go.]

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Postby Spaz Funbag » Fri May 18, 2007 8:01 pm UTC

Hey, it just occured to me that most UK people can say that too! (Assuming your car can go up to 280 mph)

But there is a little difference between their "beach" and your "beach"
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Postby AnonyMouse » Fri May 18, 2007 10:57 pm UTC

not only did this remind me to find a towel, it also brought me into contact with some very old friends from the first internet forum I ever frequented (it was a Douglas Adams related forum and I had to go make sure they had a link to this)Thank you SO MUCH for posting this.
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Postby bbctol » Fri May 18, 2007 11:07 pm UTC

This is going to be FUN. I am going to be the hoopiest, and geekiest, frood in school!

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Postby spacermase » Sat May 19, 2007 1:05 am UTC

I have sworn that I won't forget Towel Day like I did last year. Thank you for aiding me in this noble endeavor :D
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Postby Toeofdoom » Sat May 19, 2007 1:41 am UTC

I'm already probably going to a party on this day... time to hijack it! bhahaha! :P
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Postby Pebbles » Sat May 19, 2007 3:16 am UTC

awwww this is a fantastic idea! Ive never heard of it before though. I will definitly be sporting a towel all day... althogh seeing as I have an assignment due that day and I submit assignments through email.. I probably wont even leave the house.. But still! I support this day!
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Postby Velociraptor4life » Sat May 19, 2007 5:16 am UTC

Most definitely!
I'm just now reading the books, as I found a leather-bound omnibus edition with all four of the books in it. I bought it at a stand for a dollar. I love it like a child, I tell you.

Also, my ex-boyfriend opened his fortune cookie one night to find a slip of paper inside reading "Don't panic."

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Postby PtS » Sat May 19, 2007 9:29 am UTC

Velociraptor4life wrote:Most definitely!
I'm just now reading the books, as I found a leather-bound omnibus edition with all four of the books in it. I bought it at a stand for a dollar. I love it like a child, I tell you.

Also, my ex-boyfriend opened his fortune cookie one night to find a slip of paper inside reading "Don't panic."



Aren't there five books?
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Postby cmacis » Sat May 19, 2007 11:08 am UTC

Yep, trilogy of 5. I have them on top of my wardrobe:
*Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
*The restaurant at the end of the universe
*Life, the universe and everything
*So long and thanks for all the fish
*Mostly harmless

There's also the two dirk gently novels that are equally good:
*Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency
*The long dark teatime of the soul

Finally there's the unfinished Dirk Gently "the salmon of doubt".

I have read the books, seen the film, watched the tv series, and heard all radio series. I shall participate in towel day.
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Postby Spaz Funbag » Sat May 19, 2007 12:14 pm UTC

I can top that. My HG2G-Collection consists of one volume containing all five stories and a super-special-bonus shorter story "Young Zaphod plays it safe".
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Postby Maseiken » Sat May 19, 2007 12:27 pm UTC

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Postby Sandry » Sat May 19, 2007 1:08 pm UTC

I don't think Salmon of Doubt legitimately qualifies as a Dirk Gently book except strictly in theory.

It did make me cry, though.

And yes! Thanks for the reminder. And enough time that I'll be able to wash my favourite towel in time to have it out and about in public.
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Postby McLurker » Sat May 19, 2007 3:09 pm UTC

Thanks for the reminder. I'm a big Douglas Adams fan (though not to quite the same extent as I love Pratchett and Gaiman) and I forgot to participate last term around.

I did bring a towel when I saw the film in the cinema, though. Naturally.

(I didn't particularly like the film. The descending order of quality IMO is- Radio show, books, TV series, film).

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Postby AnonyMouse » Sat May 19, 2007 7:53 pm UTC

Did anyone else play the old H2G2 text adventure and/or Starship Titanic?

I've played both games, read all the books (including Young Zaphod) and everything else he's written I could get my hands on. The Meaning of Liff and Last Chance to See were excellent as well.
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Postby Spaz Funbag » Sat May 19, 2007 8:03 pm UTC

Oh, my. the text adventure game. Where all was in vein if that sandwich at the beginning...

Funnily, I had to think of that today.
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Postby cmacis » Sat May 19, 2007 9:05 pm UTC

You want the deeper meaning of liff. It contains the meaning of liff. :P

Suddenly we have gotten competitive.

Also, where can you get starship titanic cd? (hint, where will you upload it?)

The text adventure can be played on the bbc website somewhere.

Young Zaphod plays it safe is in the Salmon. I like my books to be hand held so 5 in one is not good for me.
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Postby Velociraptor4life » Sun May 20, 2007 2:04 am UTC

D:
I knew the book was old by the tone of the paper, but it seriously said "The fourth and last book of the trilogy" in the introduction.

Which is quite hilarious, and details how the idea of the book came along. If you don't know--which I'm sure you do--it involved laying drunk in a field after hitchhiking.

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Postby Jadestone » Sun May 20, 2007 3:21 am UTC

Ahh, the Increasingly Inacuratly Named Trilogy. *swoons* Were it not that I don't have school on the twenty-fifth... alas, my participation shall still take place, if not as noticed.

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Postby Akira » Sun May 20, 2007 3:40 am UTC

I've got Seinor Breakfast and graduation rehersal that morning.

I'll look silly strutting around with my towel, cap, and gown, but it will be there. XD

...Unfortuantely, probably the only other person in school who would understand is a year younger than me, and therefore will be in class while i'm parading my towel about... T_T
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Postby Pebbles » Sun May 20, 2007 5:05 am UTC

awwww i completely forgot about Last Chance to See. One of the best non-fiction books around, very sad, very interesting and very hilarious. The way DNA just sees everything in the world so differently to other people amazes me. And then he can write about it in a way that makes you understand what hes talking about. And he does all this while using crazy humour. The salmon of Doubt was also wonderful. Im a big fan of short stories and his are great. Some of them read more like a diary than a story.
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Postby warriorness » Sun May 20, 2007 5:19 am UTC

You've all still forgotten one: The Private Life of Ghengis Khan, probably the least well-known of Douglas Adams's works, and one of my favorites. I hope I'm doing at least somebody a great service by linking this.
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Postby Velociraptor4life » Sun May 20, 2007 5:27 am UTC

I'm also going to be in class, but people are used to my weird tendencies. I'll pass the word around at school, too.
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Postby Cephalus » Sun May 20, 2007 6:49 am UTC

I would love to carry a towel around, and all of my friends would get it. Alas, school ended last week, and I am back home until june, so I would end up simply carrying a towel around my house. If I end up going anywhere, I am definetly carrying the towel.
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Postby Toeofdoom » Sun May 20, 2007 7:41 am UTC

I'm going to be carrying a towel while presenting an group assignment at uni, which is like, a 10-15 min presentation infront of the rest of the tute, and then going straight on to a party which is likely to last all night.

Can anyone top that for public towel carrying on friday? Maybe we should have a competition... need cameras though and I dont have one :(
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