D. Clyde Williamson
Monday, May 14, 2001
07:00am MDT Clyde ponders the passing of an incredible mind and proposes a "Towel Day" in tribute.
Friday morning I went to breakfast at Big Boy's (mmmm, Breakfast Bar); oddly enough, we sat in booth "42" and had a good laugh about it being the answer to "Life, The Universe and Everything". Later that day, headlines flashed the news that Douglas Adams, creator of the longest trilogy in history, had died. I was stunned; it was remnicient of the loss I felt when Jim Henson died.
Douglas Adams will be missed by his fans worldwide. So that all his fans everywhere can pay tribute to this genius, I propose that two weeks after his passing (May 25, 2001) be marked as "Towel Day". All Douglas Adams fans are encouraged to carry a towel with them for the day.
Make sure that the towel is conspicous- use it as a talking point to encourage those who have never read the Hitchhiker's Guide to go pick up a copy. Wrap it around your head, use it as a weapon, soak it in nutrients- whatever you want!
Most minds in the universe are constrained to the laws of Physics; let us remember those that broke the law and got away with it.
So long Douglas, and thanks for all the fish!
i know i should have posted this sooner, but i suggest you all do it. i am going to (yes i'm a dork