Doug! Wait up!

There are some Truths that are more important than reality. For example:

A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have…. [A]ny 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.”

The 25th day of May is Towel Day — a day celebrating the idiosyncratic genius of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. You many ask, “Why the 25th day of May?” Because that’s two weeks after the date on which Adams died. You may further ask, “Okay, but why two weeks after he died, really, does that make any sense?” Because, to quote Adams his ownself (completely out of context, of course, since he’s too dead to answer the question), “It’s all rather complicated, but it makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while.”

Doug, by the way, is NOT waiting up. That also makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while.

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