Our Towel Day

The day before yesterday we had excellent Towel Day. The participants were:

Jul, Szimszon, Bmp, Kecsi and me.

What is Towel Day?

Towel Day has been declared by an internet movement to celebrate Douglas

Adams’ memory, it is set for 25th May. The idea was that people carry

their towel with them everywhere on that day as a tribute to Doulgas Adams.

So carry your towel with you throughout the day, think about Hitchhikers

Guide to the Galaxy and Douglas Adams and spread the word of 42.

A citation from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy about towels:

“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.”