#1

Its 25th of May which means its Towel Day

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-bogglingly 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.
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.
Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)


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Last edited by Ikey at May 25, 2011,
#2
Crazy shit, I'm only wearing a towel.
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#3


**** yeah.
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#5
I'm wearing a towel for the first time in weeks, wth.
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#8
Any one fancy lunch at the restaurant at the end of the universe?
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#10
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Any one fancy lunch at the restaurant at the end of the universe?

no thanks, last time i was there the food was telling me to eat it.

edit: ahh! ive got to go someone is trying to drive a bypass through my house!
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Last edited by Ikey at May 25, 2011,
#13
Quote by hriday_hazarika
I thoroughly enjoyed using my towel today.


me too.

if you

know what i mean
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#14
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me too.

if you

know what i mean


I was going to add "if you know what I mean" to my post too, but I thought it'd be better to leave some things to the reader's imagination.

It seems our thought processes are of a similar disposition.
#15
Quote by hriday_hazarika
I was going to add "if you know what I mean" to my post too, but I thought it'd be better to leave some things to the reader's imagination.

It seems our thought processes are of a similar disposition.



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#16
I'm half way through Life, the Universe and Everything, again.



At the bit where the creature that keeps getting killed by Arthur in different lives, lures him into that cavern thing.
#17
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#19
Froody
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#20
Towels? Don't talk to me about towels.

*mopes off*
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#21
Quote by flyingmarlin
Any one fancy lunch at the restaurant at the end of the universe?

Sure!
I just need to make one stop first, see there's this computer....