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Okay all you hoopy froods--are you having a good Towel Day? You do know that today is Towel Day, don't you? Well, for the hoopiness-challenged, or the merely forgetful or out-of-the-loop Douglas Adams fan, here's the explanation from Wikipedia
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Towel Day is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after his death on May 11, and since then has been extended to an annual event. On this day, fans carry a towel with them throughout the day. The towel is a reference to Adams's popular science fiction comedy series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, based on the travels of Arthur Dent (from the 'mostly harmless' planet Earth), Ford Prefect (from Betelgeuse), Zaphod Beeblebrox (the President of the Galaxy, who has two heads and three arms), Trillian (formerly Tricia Macmillan, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a party and totally failed), and Marvin (a depressed and paranoid android).

Further Towel Day posts and discussion (and celebration) at Howard-Empowered People...

Happy Towel Day!
In Memoriam: Douglas Adams

Originally posted to Renee in Ohio on Thu May 25, 2006 at 03:28 PM PDT.

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