Last year on Towel Day, I hosted Blawg Review #213. This year, I’ll be participating in a blogger meetup for those attending the SuperConference here in Chicago. For details, see the post here, or follow me on Twitter – @cyberlaw.
For more on other Towel Day activities, check out Towelday.org. Towel Day is held in honor of Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and other great works. Douglas suffered a permanent existence failure in 2001, and so we carry a towel in his memory. Why a towel? Because they’re so useful!
As the Guide itself says –
“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-boggingly 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.”