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Towel Day!!!

Posted in Dagligdag etc, Fun, Ord by Søren K on maj 25, 2008

Oh shit! Den havde jeg misset … det er Towel Day i dag (klik link for detaljer). Dagen hvor man bringer sit håndklæde med sig hvorend man går, som en stille hyldest til Douglas Adams og hans pragtværk Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Ikke at forveksle med filmen af samme navn, der blot er et sjappet opkog over bogen!).

Dagens text er fra Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, beskrivelsen af håndklædets vigtighed:

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, 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.

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  1. schjelde said, on maj 25, 2008 at 17:20

    Arh, ærgerligt jeg først så den nu… Skal ikke flere steder i dag, men går da gladeligt rundt og ligner en badegæst herhjemme resten af aftenen.

    Og hvilket fornøjeligt sammentræf, at jeg netop var løbet tør for biblioteksguf og derfor havde planlagt lidt galakse-blaffer-bladren…


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