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BS: Towel Day

BK Lick 25 May 05 - 12:34 AM
mack/misophist 25 May 05 - 01:26 AM
John MacKenzie 25 May 05 - 03:57 AM
GUEST,Zaphod Beeblebrox 25 May 05 - 04:02 AM
Bunnahabhain 25 May 05 - 04:11 AM
wysiwyg 25 May 05 - 12:19 PM
John MacKenzie 25 May 05 - 12:23 PM
Once Famous 25 May 05 - 12:56 PM
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PoohBear 25 May 05 - 03:03 PM
Once Famous 25 May 05 - 05:10 PM
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Once Famous 25 May 05 - 05:15 PM
LilyFestre 25 May 05 - 05:23 PM
wysiwyg 25 May 05 - 07:05 PM
BK Lick 25 May 06 - 01:45 AM
Sooz 25 May 06 - 02:53 AM
Liz the Squeak 25 May 06 - 03:59 AM
John MacKenzie 25 May 06 - 04:06 AM
Emma B 25 May 06 - 05:21 AM
GUEST,Mingulay at work 25 May 06 - 06:02 AM
Liz the Squeak 25 May 06 - 06:05 AM
GUEST,Skipy 25 May 06 - 07:53 AM
GUEST,Mingulay ar work 25 May 06 - 08:09 AM
catspaw49 25 May 06 - 12:04 PM
Ernest 25 May 06 - 03:46 PM
Liz the Squeak 26 May 06 - 01:47 AM
The Barden of England 26 May 06 - 07:22 AM
GUEST,Skipy 26 May 06 - 07:27 AM
GUEST,Mingulay at work 26 May 06 - 08:21 AM
BK Lick 24 May 08 - 04:43 PM
Bat Goddess 24 May 08 - 07:30 PM
Jeanie 25 May 08 - 04:30 AM
wysiwyg 25 May 08 - 08:56 AM
The Fooles Troupe 25 May 08 - 09:05 AM
The Fooles Troupe 25 May 08 - 09:08 AM
GUEST,Chief Chaos 25 May 08 - 05:18 PM
Don Firth 25 May 08 - 05:37 PM
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gnu 25 May 08 - 05:55 PM
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BK Lick 25 May 09 - 03:14 AM
open mike 25 May 09 - 03:23 AM
Liz the Squeak 25 May 09 - 04:18 AM
Paul Burke 25 May 09 - 05:53 AM
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Micca 25 May 09 - 10:09 AM
robomatic 25 May 09 - 10:17 AM
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Subject: BS: Towel Day
From: BK Lick
Date: 25 May 05 - 12:34 AM

Some may wish to be reminded that May 25th is Towel Day [blicky].
          —BK


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: mack/misophist
Date: 25 May 05 - 01:26 AM

Thanks for the reminder, not that I deon't carry one every day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 May 05 - 03:57 AM

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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,Zaphod Beeblebrox
Date: 25 May 05 - 04:02 AM

Real hoopy monkey man!


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 25 May 05 - 04:11 AM

Mudcat infinite improbability drive

Ensure you have you personal normality field emitters turned on before you press the button, as anything might happen. Or have a Pan galactic gargle blaster to hand (tenticle, pseudopodia, etc)


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 May 05 - 12:19 PM

My contribution to Towel Lore is my amazing and versatile Travel Towel. I first created this as an item for my health club locker, to have a towel that FITS me that also dries fast and does not get moldy in the locker. Soon I realized it's also an essential travel item; now I have several stashed in convenient places like cars, pre-packed overnight travel bag, and club.

Go to the $1/yd table at your favorite fabric source. Sort through to find the thickest and most handsome flannel-- there are different weights and tightness of weaves. Most prized for this item is Canton Cloth, usually quite expensive-- heavy flannel that is brushed on BOTH sides, very cushy. It can even be lightweight cotton (all cotton, not cotton/poly), and I have used even very filmy cotton voile.

Whatever you find, get 2-1/2 yards. Make a simple hem on each end or, if you are terribly unhandy, just trim the ends with pinking shears until you meet up with a sewer.

Now you have a lightweight, low-bulk...

<> Towel
<> After-bath cover up
<> Bathrobe
<> Shawl
<> Sheet blanket
<> Camp chair awning
<> Emergency window-curtain
<> Emergency outhouse screen
<> Wet-Meg wrapper
<> Bath mat or bunkside rug
<> Instrument case camouflage and sunshade
<> Baby/child cocoon
<> Picnic tablecloth
<> Apron
<> Wrap skirt/kilt/dress
<> Folded-up chair pad or splinter-preventive

... and more!

With this item and a hand towel, or even a few paper towels, I can dry off and sit around comfortably in it air-drying my hair, without the bulk of packing a bath sheet and/or robe. I have a comfy extra skirt or dress I an wrap around me and top with a shirt or jacket.

This item air-dries very quickly and is small and light enough to be handwashed. After travel, throw it in the washing machine and dry it nice and fluffy. (No fabric softener-- it ruins the absorbency of the cotton.)

It will give you many years of unanticipated comfort, and make you a cheerier traveler and a happier guest!

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 May 05 - 12:23 PM

What if I don't want to meet up with sewer? After all they are full of filth from peoples toilets etc..
G..


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Once Famous
Date: 25 May 05 - 12:56 PM

Isn't this the same as national turbin day?


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 May 05 - 01:05 PM

See; I mention sewer and who posts the first response?
Giok
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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: PoohBear
Date: 25 May 05 - 03:03 PM

Susan,
have you threaded a couple of wires into one end and soaked it in nutrients (wheat germ, wasn't it?) and antidepressants?
PB


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Once Famous
Date: 25 May 05 - 05:10 PM

Thanks for the chance to offend your politically correct ass, Giok. It's been a pleasure.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: frogprince
Date: 25 May 05 - 05:10 PM

Summer holiday weekends are usually towel days for us. Protocal at nudist resorts calls for a personal towel with you to sit down on, so everyone doesn't have to think about what sat there before them...


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Once Famous
Date: 25 May 05 - 05:15 PM

You nudits can still sniff the seat though. Nice family places you hang out at.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: LilyFestre
Date: 25 May 05 - 05:23 PM

National towel day? I suppose Hallmark makes cards for this holiday too, eh? We wouldn't want our towels to feel left out in the cold or being hung out to dry, now would we?

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 May 05 - 07:05 PM

MG, funnyfunny typo-- Nudits. Related to Eejits I bet.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: BK Lick
Date: 25 May 06 - 01:45 AM

(Thanks for all the) refish!
—BK


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Sooz
Date: 25 May 06 - 02:53 AM

Pan galactic gargle blasters all round! (Or tea)


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 May 06 - 03:59 AM

I never could get the hang of Thursdays.....

Especially today, when I feel like a military academy and unpleasantly drunk.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 May 06 - 04:06 AM

Thanks a Trillion!
G


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Emma B
Date: 25 May 06 - 05:21 AM

"Keep me searching for a Heart of Gold"


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,Mingulay at work
Date: 25 May 06 - 06:02 AM

If you are having problems with your towel's absorbency the quickest way to remedy this is to recite to it all 17 hours of the Vogon tone poem "Gllxuxnd" which, of course, recounts 1 minute in the extraordinary life cycle of the Mancadien water slug. After this your towel will be suitably conditioned to absorb anything.

One word of warning however, this procedure should not be carried out in the presence of pets, small children or those of a nervous disposition and should only be attempted on natural fibres as man made ones are likely to show an adverse reaction and attack the narrator.

Alternatively, wash the towel several times in warm soapy water and rinse well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 May 06 - 06:05 AM

Oh Frendled Gruntbugly, thy micturations are to me....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 25 May 06 - 07:53 AM

Just been to the textile bank at the local recycle centre & got one!
Will carry it all day.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,Mingulay ar work
Date: 25 May 06 - 08:09 AM

Thank you LTS, that was music to the the aural transponder mechanism. Done for the Babel fish though.

Settles down with the 10 CD set of the first line of the epic " Fargled Ode in Mattress Worn" as read by Alan Smethurst. Amazing the depth of feeling achieved by broad Norfolk. As the noted collector Mr S. Kipper wrote "it's Norfolk'n good".

O! stench the farbly wippers melt..............


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 May 06 - 12:04 PM

I once avoided poetry reading by presenting one of these to Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz.........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Ernest
Date: 25 May 06 - 03:46 PM

Spend a joyful TOWEL DAY at MILLIWAYS


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 May 06 - 01:47 AM

And I've still got this terrible pain in the diodes all down my left side....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: The Barden of England
Date: 26 May 06 - 07:22 AM

I think I'll just stand here and rust


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,Skipy
Date: 26 May 06 - 07:27 AM

What do you mean you've never been to Alpha Centauri? Oh, for heaven's sake, mankind, it's only four light years away, you know. I'm sorry, but if you can't be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, that's your own lookout. Energize the demolition beam. I don't know. Apathetic bloody planet. I have no sympathy at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,Mingulay at work
Date: 26 May 06 - 08:21 AM

I don't suppose even the Vogons would get away with it now. They'd probably be confronted by an army of asteroid dwelling Swampy types living in their towels and causing confusion by contaminating the diesel and moving the ranging poles. Just wondering actually if demolition spaceships would use diesel. Oh, they must do, petrol is so expensive for such big machines.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: BK Lick
Date: 24 May 08 - 04:43 PM

Don't forget your towel tomorrow -- or would you rather be a strag? (Info about Towel Day: click me.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 May 08 - 07:30 PM

I almost always have my towel with me -- in the car, actually. And I've never had a serious encounter with a Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Trall, but it's saved my posterior in several notable instances.

I miss Douglas Adams!

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Jeanie
Date: 25 May 08 - 04:30 AM

Thanks so much for the link to the Towel Day website, BK Lick.
I urge everyone to have a browse through the photos of people all over the world wearing their towels. I have hope in the future of the human race once more.

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: wysiwyg
Date: 25 May 08 - 08:56 AM

I shall wend my way to the even's pool workout in my newest travel towel, forsooth, over my suit, and come home the same way, wetter and wiser, sitting on my trusty terrycloth car towel.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 25 May 08 - 09:05 AM

FYI:

> Since I haven't seen this posted here, two posts from the Caid list:
>
> First:
> ---------
> I have the sad duty to announce that Yang the Nauseating, one of the
> founders of the Dark Horde and a noted science fiction author, passed away
> today at his home in his sleep, of natural causes. He was 62. It's being
> reported on a couple of SF lists and in Tom Smith's Live Journal. Bob was
> scheduled to be Guest of Honor at Marcon this weekend.
>
> I met him first at Discon II in Washington, D.C. in 1974, where I also
> first met Sir Bela of Eastmarch and (now Mistress) Karina. I then
> encountered him at Pennsic III the next week, as Yang the Nauseating, of
> the Dark Horde.
>
> May he find a bardic circle where the Tully flows free.
> ---------
>
> Second:
> ---------
> From a friend in sci fi fandom, but the SCA specifics are in there:
>
> I've just received word through DI channels that Robert Lynn Asprin died
> suddenly today, on his way to Marcon.
>
> This was the man who founded both the Dark Horde and the Dorsai
> rregulars -- and via the intricate twists of the Foglios' brains, was
> therefore an important ingredient (as far as I'm concerned, anyway) in
> the development of the Jagerkin.
>
> This is a man who rode out Katrina in the French Quarter, and his only
> complaints were that the beer was warm and his toilet wouldn't flush.
>
> Raise a glass to Yang the Nauseating -- we'll not see his like again.
> Shai Dorsai!
> ---------
>
> And a link with more info:
> http://bolditalic.com/quotulatiousness_archive/004578.html
>
> Raising a virtual glass,
> Baintighearna Muirghein Dhaire Faoilciarach /|\
> Dreiburgen Web Minister http://www.dreiburgen.org
> (any posts to e-mail lists do not reflect official
> opinions unless specifically stated otherwise)


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 25 May 08 - 09:08 AM

OK, not Adams, but another author with an equally bent sense of humour...

The Myth Adventure Series, and the Phules' Troupe (totally unrelated to me) Series..


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,Chief Chaos
Date: 25 May 08 - 05:18 PM

If only I could have wrapped my towel tightly across my eyes before I read the last two posts!

Dammit dammit dammit! First Douglas Adams and now Robert Aspirin? And Terry Pratchett has Alzheimers! The world is truly seeing the end of days!

It's funny but just today I was discussing Wonko the Sane and the Asylum with a 14 year old friend of my daughters whom I just met. I wonder if she knew it was national towel day?

In case you're wondering, yes, I have mine right here. Forget American Express,

Towel! Don't leave home without it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Don Firth
Date: 25 May 08 - 05:37 PM

I'm sitting here at the computer with my towel around my shoulders.

Let the Ravenous Bugblatter Beasts of Trall come! I am ready!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Don Firth
Date: 25 May 08 - 05:50 PM

". . . wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush. . . ."

Wait a minute! Wait a minute!

"Daft as a Bush?"

That's not possible!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: gnu
Date: 25 May 08 - 05:55 PM

I always have a very large and thick towel in my truck... to keep the beer and the fish cold.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,Chief Chaos
Date: 25 May 08 - 06:12 PM

"Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush. . . ."


Not quite as bad as throwing your towel over the head of a boogeyman who knows that if you can't see him he doesn't exist...


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: BK Lick
Date: 25 May 09 - 03:14 AM

Don't leave home without your towel today, whatever you do.
The site linked above seems to be out to lunch so here's a link
to the Wikipedia entry.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: open mike
Date: 25 May 09 - 03:23 AM

main towelday site moved to here
http://www.towelday.org/


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 25 May 09 - 04:18 AM

Out to lunch? Missing, presumed fed.

I don't have my towel with me, but I do know where it is....

Life, don't talk to me about life!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Paul Burke
Date: 25 May 09 - 05:53 AM

Then must you speak
Of one that lov'd not wisely but towel;


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 May 09 - 09:08 AM

To the tune of "Flower of Scotland":

Oh freddled gruntbuggly
Thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits
on a lurgid bee.
Groop I implore thee,
my foonting turlingdromes
And hooptiously drangle me
with crinkly bindlewurdles,

(spoken)
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with my blurglecruncheon,
See if I don't!


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Micca
Date: 25 May 09 - 10:09 AM

Liz, maybe it was more a case of "off to fresh foods and pastas new"


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: robomatic
Date: 25 May 09 - 10:17 AM

(going outside to bang the rocks together)


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 25 May 09 - 11:15 AM

A true towel story:

A friend, a pediatrician, went on a humanitarian trip to Nicaragua. She and her buddy took a minimum of clothes, filling their suitcases instead with towels. As she said, "Who doesn't have extra towels?"

They gave the towels to nuns who operate an old folks' home. The nuns were so grateful!

Makes you think, doesn't it?

Something else to make you think: the nuns could not leave any towels with the residents, because residents would stick the towels out the windows to trade them for cigarettes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 25 May 09 - 11:17 AM

Bloody stupid stoneage revenge rabbit! I thought I killed you 3 chapters ago.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: BK Lick
Date: 25 May 11 - 05:05 PM

I know where my towel is -- it's under my Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, as you might have guessed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Towel Day
From: Donuel
Date: 26 May 11 - 01:17 PM

Don't Panic


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