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towel day…

Samstag, 17. Mai 2008 17:26


2001 hat douglas adams die erde verlassen, recht überraschend – sein todestag wird an jedem 25 mai, 14 tage nach dem todestag begangen – dieser tag nennt sich towel day, wer den hitchiker kennt, weis warum – auch dieses jahr am 25ten ist towel day – also nehmt euch ein handtuch mit 🙂

und für die die den hitchhiker nicht kennen hier das zitat:

To quote from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

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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grade glesen beim christian…

Montag, 29. Oktober 2007 18:37

und kommentiert, aber ich muss das selber auch bloggen, douglas adams, deeper meaning of liff, was ist ein toronto:

Generic term for anything which comes out of a gush despite all your
careful efforts to let it out gently, e.g. flour into a white souce, tomato
ketchup on to fried fish, sperm into a human being, etc.

übrigens, der text im netz hier ist zwar wahrscheinlich illegal, aber da is das komplette meaning of liff abgetippt worden 😉

da fallt ma noch was ein zu douglas: er hat, schon ewig her, lang vor wikipedia, die gleich idee gehabt h2g2 (HitchHikersGuide2theGalaxy) – war ein vorläufer von wikipedia, wo user ihr wissen reinschreiben, nur mit ein bisschen mehr unernst drinnen – und das ist auch immer nocht erreichbar – http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/

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