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RIP Douglas Adams

On this day, in 2001 Douglas Adams, the author of the fabulous ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ died. As a tribute to D. Adams carry a towel with you, on may 25th. The Towel Day, a wonderful tribute to Adams and a sign in public to identify other Hitchhiker :)

Get ready… get your DON’T PANIC towel.

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The original quotation that explained the importance of towels is found in Chapter 3 of Adams’ work The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

“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 vapours; 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 — daft as a brush, 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 immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker 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.

Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)”

— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Xmas Countdown… 42 days to go :)

The countdown for Christmas is running. But DON’T PANIC, the perfect Christmas gift is ready for shipping: The DON’T PANIC Towel

‘A Towel – Just about the most massively useful thing any interstellar Hitchhiker can carry.’*

DON'T PANIC Towel

For all hitchhiker’s and fans of Douglas Adams, the author of the ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ we have the right companion for your life, the Universe and Everything. A beautiful bath towel, with the smart advice: DON’T PANIC.

Of course, you can use it just right after you have taken a shower or bath, but there are a lot of more things to do with a lovely towel:

‘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 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’*

Here you can get it: DON’T PANIC Towel Shop

Shipping worldwide – Even Lenin got one.

* Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, chapter 3

In 42 Tagen ist Weihnachten…

DON’T PANIC – das passende Weihnachtsgeschenk liegt schon bereit: Ein Handtuch ist so ungefähr das Nützlichste, was der interstellare Anhalter besitzen kann.*

DON'T PANIC Handtuch

Die Vorbereitungen auf das kommende Weihnachtsfest sind im vollem Gange. Da kommt die Hilfe bei der Suche nach dem passenden Geschenk gern gelegen. Für alle Hitchhiker + Fans von Douglas Adams, dem Kultautor von ‘Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis’ (Original: ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’) gibt es den passenden Wegbegleiter, das Handtuch (Towel) mit dem weisen Rat: DON’T PANIC. Das Handtuch im klassischen Badehandtuchformat 140 x 70 cm. Zu erwerben ist es im DON’T PANIC Towel Shop. Nimm es und trage es in Ehren.

Hier geht es zum DON’T PANIC Towel Shop

PS. Versand weltweit – Auch Lenin wurde schon mit einem Handtuch ausgestattet.