Monday, May 25, 2009

In Honor Of The Holiday

I'm sure most of you are aware that today is a truly special holiday. It's a day where we can honor those who have come before and done a great service to us - one single remembrance of those who have fallen before their time and the contributions they've made to us all.

Of course, I'm referring to Towel Day.

I presume you all have carried a towel with pride today. If you haven't, you are missing out. As the Hitchhiker's guide explains:
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-boggingly 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

Some important info on this time-honored holiday:

On the 12th of October, a sixth book in the Hitchhiker's series is set to be released. And Another Thing..." is being written by Eoin Colfer, seeing as Douglas Adams is indisposed. Prior to his death, Adams said that he thought about continuing the series. "I might write a sixth book in the near future. Five is such a weird number to finish on."

And, for fans of Last Chance to Se (only the best book ever), Stephen Fry is picking up where Adams left off and revisiting the sites and animals from the book with Mark Carwardine. It's to be called "Another Chance To See." To learn more about production and how the travels are going at their website. I, for one, am ridiculously excited to see it! After all, that book contained that whole Kakapo sex explanation.


Dorid said...

and here I am without my towel or my peanuts!

I wish I'd have known before now.

Anonymous said...

Happy towel day!