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Douglas Adams Towel Day

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No one know for certain when or what ‘Towel Day” is anymore than we know why H2G2 stands for Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, this sort of fuzzy logic seem to follow Douglas Adams career and now, that he is gone, it carries on after his death maybe even more so. So in this whimsical fashion is that May 25 has been unofficially declared “Towel Day” as a memorial to Douglas Adams. Lots of people will be celebrating that day by wearing a towel or a Hitchhiker’s Guide quote on their t-shirt, I suggest you celebrate it by giving away free copies of Douglas Adams books.

Author, Douglas Adams, is best known for his trilogy: “Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”, “The Restaurant at The End of The Universe”, “Life, The Universe and Everything Else”, “So Long, and Thanks for All The Fish”, concluding with “Mostly Harmless”. That is five books, you say. Good you can count. The story began on an ordinary day when Arthur Dent was mysteriously saved at the moment earth was destroyed to make way for an Intergalactic superhighway. With the help of his earth/alien friend, Ford Perfect, he began hitchhiking around the galaxy. The trilogy, which began as a BBC radio broadcast, is not your typical somber Science Fiction. British born Adams has a wacky sense of humor. You either get it or you do not and his fans get it.