Don’t Panic!

It’s Towel Day! Do you know where your towel is?

Coverage at Huffington Post

More information on Douglas Adams and Towel Day here. And if you EVER get the chance, listen to the audiobook of the Hitchhiker’s Guide performed by Adams himself (I love Stephen Fry but no one does Adams like Adams. Every four or five years I listen through the entire series as he performed it). It’s an epic tale made more¬†raucous and joyful through his personal expression of the humor and deep meaning within.

Finally, be sure to pack your Babelfish! 42!

 

Towel Day 2010

May 25th is International Towel Day. Didn’t know that? Read about it here and here. It’s when we celebrate the life of…

Douglas Noel Adams

1952-2001

My daughter knows where her towel is. I hope one day she’ll know the work of Douglas Adams and love what he brought to us. I certainly appreciate his work and commend it to everyone as challenging, thought-provoking, and important. Don’t dismiss his writing as low-brow sci-fi; Adams aimed at the big issues we humans get up to (like digital watches).

My favorite Douglas Adams book is Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. You should read it. Here’s a clip of Adams reading from the text: