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Towel Day

Why we should make May 25th a Bank Holiday

Alex Thong

on 24 November 2009

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Towel Day Why The 25th of May should be a Public Holiday
By Alex Thong The Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy DON'T PANIC Knowing where one's towel is A towel has immense psycological value and is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker 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 vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft 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 avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); 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. Useful? You Bet! What is Towel Day? Towel Day celebrates
the genius of Douglas Adams (Author of The Guide), possibly the greatest British author since Agatha Christie Why 25th of May? Unfortunatley Douglas Adams died of a heart attack at the age of 49 on 11 May 2001. As a tribute, fans of the series held the first Towel Day two weeks after his passing - 25 May Alternative
Public Holidays Saints' Day British Forces Day Patron Saints are a Christian idea, but should we celebrate a bunch of holy people in a nation with a growing population of Jedi Knights? BTW, The patron saints of England and Scotland were foreigners! Whereas Douglas Adams was born and raised in the UK. I like the military, but a day celebrating our forces will only draw attention to our shortcomings (lack of amenities on bases; low wages; outdated equipment; outdated camoflage; failing to secure territory in Afghanistan...etc.) Do you want to promote violence? Do you want to glorify war? Douglas Adams Congratulate-the-Exam-Takers Day A day to celebrate after your exams but before you get those terrible results. A day where your parents can finally realise how much work you've actually put in and reward you for all that hard work you did to make wikipedia seem like your coursework.

However, most Exam-Takers finish school/college/university once the exams are over which would make a bank holiday pretty pointless. Caveman Day Besides, I think that most people sign up to shoot people, not to march around Birmingham on a wet bank holiday. A rather fun day off. A day without technology, living like the hunter-killer that you really are. Although it would only be fun if everyone agreed to take part.
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