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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.
    Non semper erit aestas.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123
    Wana get high?
    Wrong Towel.
    Non semper erit aestas.

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    YOU'RE a towel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I always at least have a microfiber towel!
    Those things are on my top 100 inventions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtjim
    YOU'RE a towel!
    In what sense?
    Non semper erit aestas.

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    i could take a cotton to this thread.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    i could take a cotton to this thread.
    stop it. you're really fraying my nerves now.
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    Will they be snackrificed on a roll of sourdough?

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    frayed knot. why are you knit picking me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    /death

    damn you friday!!!!
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    Will they be snackrificed on a roll of sourdough?

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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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    Will they be snackrificed on a roll of sourdough?

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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
    "more clowns on more bikes, more of the time"

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    What do the mice have to say about all of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtjim
    YOU'RE a towel!
    no, YOU'RE a towel!
    -------- __@
    ----- _`\<,_
    ---- (*)/ (*)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    no, YOU'RE a towel!

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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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    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

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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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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonic
    no, YOU'RE a towel!
    You're a towel.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    In honor of Towel Day I read Vogon poetry to my girlfriend for 2 straight hours.


    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb
    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.
    Non semper erit aestas.

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