Friday, May 25, 2007

Towel Day

Today is Towel day. It's in honor of the late author Douglas Adams. His book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is one of my all-time favorite science fiction novel. In the book the towel is described as "about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have". I got to hear Douglas speak when I was at U.C. Berkeley. Needless to say people were encouraged to bring their towels. There was also a contest of creating Vogon poetry. The book describes Vogons' poetry as "the third worst in the universe." On no account should you allow a Vogon to read poetry to you. I don't know how many times I've read that book. I'll probably read it again. A raised Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster to Douglas.

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