Friday, May 25, 2007
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.