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Old 05-25-07, 11:48 AM   #1
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Happy Towel Day!

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.

Carry your towel all day in Tribute to the great one.
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Old 05-25-07, 11:50 AM   #2
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I always at least have a microfiber towel!
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Wana get high?
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I keep a small towel at my desk at work and at home. They come in handy after commuting during these sweaty summer days.
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YOU'RE a towel!
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Those things are on my top 100 inventions.
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YOU'RE a towel!
In what sense?
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i could take a cotton to this thread.
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i could take a cotton to this thread.
stop it. you're really fraying my nerves now.
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frayed knot. why are you knit picking me?
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/death

damn you friday!!!!
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How is your name pronounced Eboo? Like ee-boo. Or E-bow. I like eeebooo.
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Eboo = "say-ma-name-RIGHT-*****"

or, you know. phonetically.
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This seems like a comfortable thread.
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I'm still having a hard time getting the Babel fish out of the vending machine. here I'll just suck on this corner of my towel and recite some Vogon poetry to pass the time til the Heart of Gold comes by
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What do the mice have to say about all of this?
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For those that don't know Towelie (aka: those who don't watch South Park): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svdoo7-DeqI
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In honor of Towel Day I read Vogon poetry to my girlfriend for 2 straight hours.


She's dead now.
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She's dead now.
how can you tell? did the air leak out?
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Although I didn't really celebrate Towel Day, I did use towels several times. Weak, I know. To atone for my sins, I offer the following: http://www.brezhnev.net/2006/02/26/58.html
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Although I didn't really celebrate Towel Day, I did use towels several times. Weak, I know. To atone for my sins, I offer the following: http://www.brezhnev.net/2006/02/26/58.html
Nice atonement.
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