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(Wired)   It's towel day. Do you know where yours is?   (wired.com) divider line
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2010-05-25 8:07:33 AM  
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In the basement.
 
2010-05-25 8:13:27 AM  
RIP, you hoopy frood.
 
2010-05-25 8:18:04 AM  
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/42
 
2010-05-25 8:18:14 AM  
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/oh no he di'int
 
2010-05-25 8:23:40 AM  
I'm still waiting for mine in the mail...: (
 
2010-05-25 8:28:26 AM  
Off somewhere being all sensual and shait.
 
2010-05-25 8:30:37 AM  
Why yes, subby, yes I do.

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Bands in Japan (particularly of the indie/punk variety) sell face or muffler towels as merchandise; great in the mosh pit after you've gotten all sweaty. I dug the designs and started collecting them, I'm somewhere between 140 and 150 now. I've lost a couple and gained a couple recently and to be honest among the things I've lost is the count.

This (pops) is a somewhat not up-to-date Flickr set with my collection (I think it has around half) so you can see some of the designs in detail. It's kinda silly but I'd rather buy something with utility (after all, you always need a towel) than yet another tour shirt.


Oh, and yes, the thing covering my external HDs is what you think it is.
 
2010-05-25 8:32:30 AM  
I don't know where it is, but I know where it has been.

All. Over. My. Body.
 
2010-05-25 8:34:34 AM  
It's hanging in the bathroom. Just like that dead hooker.
 
2010-05-25 8:35:10 AM  
...oh, and when is Dead Hooker Day?
 
2010-05-25 8:38:24 AM  

schattenteufel: ...oh, and when is Dead Hooker Day?


Every day is Dead Hooker Day.
 
2010-05-25 8:47:11 AM  
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2010-05-25 8:47:58 AM  
yeah...it's soaking up all the damn rain leaking in...

/must be a storm god around here somewhere.
 
2010-05-25 8:52:23 AM  
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/hot
 
2010-05-25 8:53:35 AM  
Oh don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
No, don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die
Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit
 
2010-05-25 8:53:46 AM  

dokool:
Oh, and yes, the thing covering my external HDs is what you think it is.


You magnificent bastard!
 
2010-05-25 8:58:48 AM  
@themuze: Me too. How many years has it been?
 
2010-05-25 9:05:31 AM  
"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-bogglingly 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.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession 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 will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker 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 to the Galaxy
 
2010-05-25 9:09:34 AM  
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Yup, this is hanging on the door to my office.

/ ThinkGeek 42 Towel (new window)
 
2010-05-25 9:11:04 AM  

Seth'n'Spectrum: RIP, you hoopy frood.


This.
 
2010-05-25 9:11:25 AM  
Flickr page for towel day

Link (new window)

Samples (all hot)

l.yimg.com

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2010-05-25 9:12:07 AM  

themuze: I'm still waiting for mine in the mail...: (


Ditto.
 
2010-05-25 9:13:38 AM  
My towel is on my chesterfield sofa. I'm going to go chase it across the plains of prehistoric Earth once I'm finished my breakfast.
 
2010-05-25 9:15:52 AM  
I have no idea what's going on
 
2010-05-25 9:24:20 AM  
It's on my bedroom floor soaking up water coming from the apartment above mine.

/goddammitsomuch
 
2010-05-25 9:25:09 AM  
It's on my chair, ready at a moment's notice.
 
2010-05-25 9:31:30 AM  
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wrapped around my head, of course.

/out of tinfoil
 
2010-05-25 9:31:36 AM  
I am using it to cover my eyes as I am currently on vacation on Traal.
 
2010-05-25 10:03:30 AM  
Christ, I can't keep up with all these new geek holidays any more. I even missed Darwin Day this year, to my infinite chagrin (though last year, I made a cake with animal cookies on it). But I hadn't even heard of Towel Day, despite being a Hitchhiker's Guide fan for years.
 
2010-05-25 10:04:49 AM  
My black with lime green lettering "Hoopy Frood" towel is hanging from my bathroom door, the "Don't Panic" towel seems to have gone missing.
 
2010-05-25 10:09:39 AM  
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2010-05-25 10:25:57 AM  

Mr_H: Yup, this is hanging on the door to my office.

/ ThinkGeek 42 Towel (new window)


I own one, unsurprisingly.
 
2010-05-25 10:28:48 AM  

No Such Agency: Christ, I can't keep up with all these new geek holidays any more. I even missed Darwin Day this year, to my infinite chagrin (though last year, I made a cake with animal cookies on it). But I hadn't even heard of Towel Day, despite being a Hitchhiker's Guide fan for years.


It's been around since DNA's death in 2001...
 
2010-05-25 10:36:56 AM  
best towel EVER!!!

maybe NSFW(new window)
 
2010-05-25 10:43:56 AM  
Thank you, subby. *retrieves towel*
 
2010-05-25 10:44:15 AM  

Forty-Two: Mr_H: Yup, this is hanging on the door to my office.

/ ThinkGeek 42 Towel (new window)

I own one, unsurprisingly.


own that one, and this one (new window) just showed up via UPS
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2010-05-25 10:53:13 AM  
I have mine with me today, but nothing as nice as those Thinkgeek ones.
 
2010-05-25 10:53:54 AM  
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2010-05-25 11:07:00 AM  
I always know where my towel is.
 
2010-05-25 11:31:42 AM  
Nice one yoursafewordisharder. I just watched that last night for the first time since I was a kid.
 
2010-05-25 11:39:14 AM  
Listen. It's a tough universe. There's all sorts of people and things trying to do you, kill you, rip you off, everything. If you're going to survive out there, you've really got to know where your towel is.

RIP Mr Adams.
 
2010-05-25 11:45:51 AM  
101011
 
2010-05-25 11:54:23 AM  

Mr_H: Yup


Ah, I have that one on the beer fridge in my basement.
 
2010-05-25 11:55:59 AM  
"However, if we have our towel on us we'll be perfectly prepared for whatever may come."

/shudder
 
2010-05-25 11:56:43 AM  
On this Towel Day, parents of young organic life forms are warned that towels can be harmful if swallowed in large quantities.
 
2010-05-25 12:00:04 PM  
People of Earth, your attention, please...
 
2010-05-25 12:12:32 PM  
Ol' Crusty waits for me, in my bunk.
 
2010-05-25 12:22:17 PM  

dokool: Why yes, subby, yes I do.

Bands in Japan (particularly of the indie/punk variety) sell face or muffler towels as merchandise; great in the mosh pit after you've gotten all sweaty. I dug the designs and started collecting them, I'm somewhere between 140 and 150 now. I've lost a couple and gained a couple recently and to be honest among the things I've lost is the count.

This (pops) is a somewhat not up-to-date Flickr set with my collection (I think it has around half) so you can see some of the designs in detail. It's kinda silly but I'd rather buy something with utility (after all, you always need a towel) than yet another tour shirt.


Oh, and yes, the thing covering my external HDs is what you think it is.


Interesting... Geeky, but interesting.
 
2010-05-25 12:27:20 PM  
 
2010-05-25 12:40:47 PM  

FloydLloyd: Dicktowel


just what i came for, thanks!!!
 
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