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DON’T PANIC…Be Ready for Towel Day!
Posted on | May 9, 2012 | 66 Comments
May 25th is Towel Day, an international tribute to Douglas Adams, the late author of the iconic, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Besides being a huge best-seller, The Hitchhikers Guide is a treasure trove of pop culture quotes. One of our favorites is “A towel is about the most massively useful thing…” Of course, we at PeopleTowels couldn’t agree more. A personal favorite, “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” And of course, “DON’T PANIC” (always upper case) has become the stuff of legends. Don’t we all need that bit of advice from time to time?
What is less known about Adams is that he was also a committed environmentalist who devoted a good portion of his post-Hitchhiker’s Guide career to increasing awareness about endangered species. Adams was no ordinary activist. In keeping with his decidedly off-beat sense of humor, he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in a rhinoceros suit to raise money to save the black rhino. Adams also traveled the world for his radio series, Last Chance to See, finding near-extinct species like the mountain gorilla and the manatee, creatures his audience might never have heard of, but suddenly found themselves wanting to preserve.
In honor of Douglas Adams, the man who made carrying a towel a badge of honor, and environmentalism cool, PeopleTowels is celebrating Towel Day with a “DON’T PANIC and CARRY A TOWEL” Contest and limited edition DON’T PANIC PeopleTowels.
How to win this limited edition towel?
Simply add your “DON’T PANIC… I had a Towel Story” to this blog. The story can be “PeopleTowels to the rescue” or a just a regular every-day towel story. In keeping with the spirit of The Hitchhiker’s Guide, it doesn’t even have to be real. Use your imagination. And remember, Douglas Adams was a very clever humorist. Points will be given for the funniest stories.
Every day from May 14th through Towel Day, May 25th, we’re giving free DON’T PANIC AND CARRY A TOWEL PeopleTowels to the funniest and best stories. If we get a lot of entries, we’ll give away a lot of PeopleTowels – every day. Post more than one story—the more entries the better chance to win.
Add your story now and don’t forget to B.Y.O.Towel™. Adams, a staunch atheist, will applaud you from the other side, though “he hoped and prayed there wasn’t an afterlife.”
May 14th – Jen B, Ferrah G, Jeannine S, Valerie R, Dana S, & Jessica K
May 15th – Chanti, Jamie V, Beth M, Jessica Ann R, Mechele J, Kristin T
May 16th – Heather B, Joe P
May 17th – Amanda R, Jenni, Emily P
May 18th – Kristen T, Mary W, Harvin
May 19th – Neha D, Harvin
May 20th – Ellie J, Lisa L
May 21st – Yvonne T, Amy S, Pamela
May 22nd – Kristen T, Stephanie V
May 23rd – Mary Jo C, Theresa S, Olga L, Laurel A
May 24th – Rachel R, Heidi M, Nikki S
May 25th – Spencer D, Kristin T, Rebecca H, Mary H, Malisa V
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