Freitag, 25. Mai 2012

Don't Panic.



Don't Panic! A towel, states The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxyg is about the most massively useful thing an inter- stellar 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 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 immnse psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (non-hitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in posession 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 willthen happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker 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. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide maschinengeschrieben.blogspot.com to the Galaxy This awesome post was brought to you by the mighty Typosphere

Kommentare:

Bill M hat gesagt…

With the proper towel you could take a magic towel ride.

- a typebarhead hat gesagt…

Nice reference! If you typed and photographed it on an Hermes 8, that would've given it an added coolness.

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Dwayne F. hat gesagt…

Perhaps when the zombie apocalypse comes, all we will really need for survival is a towel.

And a good blaster at our side.

And the Force.

Happy Geek Day!

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