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Title: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 24, 2011, 01:58:07 AM
If you spot a Towel Day reference in the news, let us know.

http://www.timesleader.com/news/5_Things_You_Need_to_Know_This_week_05-22-2011.html (http://www.timesleader.com/news/5_Things_You_Need_to_Know_This_week_05-22-2011.html)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Teatime on May 24, 2011, 05:51:03 PM
Okay, it doesn't count because it isn't news. It's my own blog, but what the heck.  8)

http://afortnightofmustard.blogspot.com/2011/05/towel-day-and-special-deal-for-you.html (http://afortnightofmustard.blogspot.com/2011/05/towel-day-and-special-deal-for-you.html)

Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 24, 2011, 06:00:58 PM
Nowadays, who is to say blogs don't count?  Seems blogs are often the source of news and rumors that make their way to the big media outlets.

42% off  :o

Here is another blog with a Towel Day mention from humor columnist Dave Barry:

http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2011/05/reminder-1.html (http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2011/05/reminder-1.html)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Teatime on May 24, 2011, 06:24:29 PM
Very cool. I love Dave Barry.

You can also find lots of Towel Day tweets on Twitter. I did a search. It's fun because many are in other languages. You see such tweets as "Morgen ist Towel Day" and "0 giorni 10 ore 12 minuti e 41 secundi al prossimo Towel Day." LOL guess they're counting down.  :)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 24, 2011, 08:05:05 PM
gnews - 10 Towel Day Celebrations to Get Wrapped Up In
http://gnews.com/10-towel-day-celebrations-to-get-wrapped-up-in-17201113052524/

I particularly like some of the translations I get at foreign sites...

On a Danish site:
http://gaffa.dk/live/event/51340

"Forget towel, is revoked."
"2011 is the 10th anniversary of Douglas Adams permanent existence of the error, and 4. time Towel Day in Vejle invite to music and a cosy atmosphere in the rise."

In Germany (den Handtuch-Tag):
http://www.hamburg-magazin.de/index.php?id=142&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=6561&no_cache=1
"Who travels well prepared through the universe, is clear in the benefit - in the ticket purchase in the Planetarium on Wednesday, the 25 May 2011: Douglas Adams' "per Anhalter the Galaxy" with towel at half price!"
"It is likely that both actors will be equipped to this day with a towel, because as travelers in the universe, they know you of the very useful travel guide course exactly that a towel in all walks of life can be only useful"

And in Austria
http://kurier.at/kultur/2099837.php
"Ford prefect, who is in truth an alien Wanderer: He flies via electronic pickup thumb through the Galaxy and researched for the new version of a well-known leader through the universe. And to plunge the two in the Galactic melee, encounter great crazy figures such as the double-headed Zaphod Beeblebrox and the bipolar robot Marvin. You eat in the "restaurant at the end of the universe", drink "Pangalaktischen Donnergurgler", and decrypt the big question for the sense of the world, of the universe "and all the rest"."

Then there are more serious news bits, like being wary of evil doers out to exploit Towel Day:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110512006687/en/GFI-Software-Sees-Continued-Rogue-AV-Threat
"GFI warns users to be mindful of Internet searches for several high profile events during the month of May as well. These may include malware attacks surrounding the Indianapolis 500, Towel Day (celebrating the late author Douglas Adams) and college graduation season."
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 25, 2011, 01:44:28 PM
Lots of articles about Towel Day on the net today.  Here are a few, will try to put up more later...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/may/25/towel-day-wrapped-up (http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2011/may/25/towel-day-wrapped-up)
Says someone had a daughter last Towel Day, named her Trillian.  Happy Birthday Trillian!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/2011/may/25/douglas-adams-towel-day (http://www.guardian.co.uk/childrens-books-site/2011/may/25/douglas-adams-towel-day)

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/34827/Hothead_Developing_Hitchhikers_Guide_Game.php (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/34827/Hothead_Developing_Hitchhikers_Guide_Game.php)
It says there is a new Hitchhikers game coming out.  http://www.thenewhitchhikersguide.com/ (http://www.thenewhitchhikersguide.com/)

http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/its-may-25-wheres-your-towel/ (http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/blog/its-may-25-wheres-your-towel/)

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/twitter-index-douglas-adams-fans-celebrate-towel-day-denmark-bans-marmite-2288725.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/twitter-index-douglas-adams-fans-celebrate-towel-day-denmark-bans-marmite-2288725.html)
It says Twitter is abuzz with Towel Day and Denmark has banned some cereal because it has been "fortified with added vitamins"
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 25, 2011, 02:23:38 PM
Here is an interesting one.  An interview with the person who first came up with the Towel Day idea a few days after Adams died.  It is in German so you need to either be able to read German or babelfish it:

http://www.faz.net/artikel/C30602/per-anhalter-durch-die-galaxis-ich-bin-gluecklich-wenn-ich-jemanden-mit-handtuch-sehe-30347473.html (http://www.faz.net/artikel/C30602/per-anhalter-durch-die-galaxis-ich-bin-gluecklich-wenn-ich-jemanden-mit-handtuch-sehe-30347473.html)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 25, 2011, 04:13:32 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/25/towel-day-douglas-adams (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/25/towel-day-douglas-adams)
Thus, like millennial confusion, people start to label this as the 10th towel day when it is actually the 11th.
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Donna on May 26, 2011, 02:53:17 AM
Small news blurb, but there is an art gallery in Salem, MA that is collecting towels on Towel Day for a local animal shelter.  Not big news, but I thought that was cool idea (animals need towels too)!
http://salem.patch.com/articles/5-things-you-need-to-know-today-may-25-18
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 01, 2012, 02:57:15 AM
This is not exactly news, but I wasn't sure where to put this, so...

Ran into this old blog from 2009 with a couple of Towel Day posters put together by a Star Trek fan featuring Captain Kirk with a towel.

http://gugeo.blogspot.com/2009/05/towel-day-2009.html (http://gugeo.blogspot.com/2009/05/towel-day-2009.html)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Teatime on May 01, 2012, 03:16:15 AM
LOL Right on!

I found this article about a competition: http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/getting-the-book-invented
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 01, 2012, 03:43:08 AM
Yes, that is the same competition we were discussing in the "Towel day contests" thread back in February.  ::)  The deadline was April 15th.  It looks like a total of 23 people made entries.  I have not watched them all yet.
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Teatime on May 01, 2012, 02:09:54 PM
Ooops. Oh well.
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Teatime on May 01, 2012, 02:15:44 PM
At least we can look forward to them announcing the winner on Towel Day.
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 25, 2012, 02:19:27 AM
Towel Day articles from India (Towel Day has already started there):

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/books/Dont-panic-just-grab-a-towel/articleshow/13447744.cms (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/books/Dont-panic-just-grab-a-towel/articleshow/13447744.cms)

http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/view/4186-bengaluru-celebrates-towel-day (http://bangalore.citizenmatters.in/articles/view/4186-bengaluru-celebrates-towel-day)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Teatime on May 25, 2012, 02:17:25 PM
LOL Cool! 8)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 25, 2012, 03:49:15 PM
An overview piece in the UK
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9289617/Douglas-Adams-celebrated-by-fans-worldwide-on-Towel-Day.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9289617/Douglas-Adams-celebrated-by-fans-worldwide-on-Towel-Day.html)

Another overview - includes a link to a 2 minute video explaining towel day
http://www.examiner.com/article/international-towel-day-2012-do-you-know-where-your-towel-is (http://www.examiner.com/article/international-towel-day-2012-do-you-know-where-your-towel-is)

... and one that mentions a animal shelter towel donation event in Salem, MA
http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/05/25/towel-day-2012/ (http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2012/05/25/towel-day-2012/)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 25, 2012, 04:18:00 PM
Of course this rather hoopy blog has a towel day post  ;)

http://afortnightofmustard.blogspot.com/ (http://afortnightofmustard.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 25, 2012, 04:44:58 PM
A blogger in New Zealand, among the first people who get to celebrate towel day, but unfortunately he has to celebrate alone.

http://saneasiam.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/25th-may-towel-day/ (http://saneasiam.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/25th-may-towel-day/)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Teatime on May 25, 2012, 07:50:04 PM
LOL  I'm famous.  ;D
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 23, 2013, 02:11:19 AM
Towel Day is already a hot topic across the internet as we approach Towel Day 2013.  It would be nearly impossible (perhaps only improbable) to keep up with all related postings.  I will only post a few of the more interesting ones as I come across them:

Towel Day has been noticed by the Oxford Dictionary, at least in its relation to geeks.  (Even though being a geek has been fashionable for some time now, I'm still not sure if I should be offended by being called a geek - It was a less than endearing term when I was growing up):
http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/05/le-geek-cest-chic/ (http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/05/le-geek-cest-chic/)
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 26, 2013, 05:24:52 AM
I've been pretty much gargle blasted for most of the day but did not want to forget to link some of the best towel day posts on the web:

http://zeldadungeon.net/forum/blogs/11100/hoopy-froodiest-holiday-8862/

http://grateoraclelewot.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 26, 2013, 04:24:02 PM
I've been pretty much gargle blasted for most of the day but did not want to forget to link some of the best towel day posts on the web:

http://zeldadungeon.net/forum/blogs/11100/hoopy-froodiest-holiday-8862/

http://grateoraclelewot.wordpress.com/

A little more on those posts now that I don't have to focus so hard just to write one sentence.  The zeldadungeon piece postulates the theory that Dr. Who (in all his incarnations) celebrates Towel Day, a rather sensible idea.  And Lewot's Towel Day looks like it was a fun time outdoors.  I didn't get out much yesterday, never got beyond the yard, I think.  I really can't be sure where I was the whole time and might have popped off to somewhere else in the galaxy and completely forgotten about it.
Title: Re: Towel Day in the news
Post by: Kilman on May 25, 2014, 06:21:27 PM
As usual, many Towel Day articles this weekend, here are a couple:

Very cool Towel Day goings on at The National Space Centre in Leicester:
http://www.sfx.co.uk/2014/05/07/celebrate-towel-day-as-a-tribute-to-hitchhikers-douglas-adams/ (http://www.sfx.co.uk/2014/05/07/celebrate-towel-day-as-a-tribute-to-hitchhikers-douglas-adams/)

http://mancave.cbslocal.com/2014/05/23/celebrate-towel-day-with-the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-internet/ (http://mancave.cbslocal.com/2014/05/23/celebrate-towel-day-with-the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-internet/)