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A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker 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 mini raft 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 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, 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 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

 

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Towel Day

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saw this for the sole reason that zooey deschanel was in it

 

im sure id appreciate it a lot more, had i known about the whole culture/fanbase behind this book, or read it

 

pretty funny movie though

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hitchhikers guide to the galaxy sucked so fucking bad...

 

although if i weren't funny and spoke with a British accent and had a camera, that's the results I'd expect. so fucking fail. dolphins fly away? i just knew there were jokes in there somewhere, I had to watch it twice to see if I missed anything. that fucking movie owes me at least two hours of my life back.

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classic. wait wait wait for it...........the book was better than the movie. haha.

 

they always are

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book was dope, didnt see the movie, i tend to stay away from films featuring rap artists

 

curious to note that mos def was actually one of the best things about the movie...just my $.02. the best thing being the aforementioned zooey deschanel.

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curious to note that mos def was actually one of the best things about the movie...just my $.02. the best thing being the aforementioned zooey deschanel.

 

 

 

mos def has been great in all the movies i have seen him in

all like 3

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