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Old 05-25-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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Celebrate!

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Happy Towel Day everyone!
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:04 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=RT Firefly;446086]Greetings,
Happy Towel Day everyone!

Same to you RT - so do we only wear a towel to celebrate today or is that for our brides to decide?

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Old 05-27-2016, 10:47 AM   #3
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You mean I need to get dressed?
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:36 PM   #4
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Wifey B:

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 vapours; 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 — daft as a brush, 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 hitchhiker 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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Nothing comes between me and my towel....
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:15 AM   #8
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Greetings,
Many thanks to those who understand the significance of Towel Day. To the others...

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Old 05-28-2016, 11:56 AM   #9
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Wifey B: Ut oh...someone took my towel and now I'm....ummm....you know....
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Fellows I can see maybe some rules being broke here. Try not to consume that stuff whilst at the helm!.......lol.
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Old 05-28-2016, 02:04 PM   #12
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Wifey B: Who? Me break rules? And RTF is strictly by the book as everyone knows.
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I think you mean RTF was booked, therefore he defines 'by the book'.
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I think you mean RTF was booked, therefore he defines 'by the book'.
Wifey B: I didn't say what book.

I am glad he defines his own book.
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