Those of you that are fans of the late writer Douglas Adams might be aware that May 25th has been declared "Towel Day". While I won't be carrying a towel around with me today I am planning on doing a wild release of one of his books in honor of it.
Though in other parts of the US it will be celebrated in these manners:
•In Denver, CO, Mo is having happy hour with other Douglas Adams loving ape descendents.
•Blackout.com will celebrate Towel Day on air!
•Impatient froods from New Londen, CT (USA) celebrated Towel Day a day early but apropriately. They watched the Original BBC version of the Hitchhikers Guide on a big screen, talked about what this series of books meant to them, their favorite scenes from the books and answered questions from newcomers.
•Also a day early, partygoers danced the night away in New Hope, PA.
•Richard S. Crawford (USA) has written a short story called "Heart of Gold". It's very fitting for the occasion. You may know Mr Crawford from Daikaijuzine.
•Travis Avery (USA) has created nice wallpapers, icons and banners that are available for free from his website.
•Joseph. E. Green (USA) wrote a great article on Douglas Adams and Towel Day. The accompanying video shows Adams as the great raconteur he was.
•Legal blog CyberLawCentral will be hosting a carnival with a Towel Day theme and asks fellow law bloggers and tweeters to provide Towel Day pictures.
•About.com personality Lorain Blanken (USA) describes how a towel saved her father's life.
•Facerot (US) has drawn Douglas Adams and put the video on YouTube.
http://www.towelday.org/ for more details on what this worldwide event is about & how people all over the world are celebrating!