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Towel day contests
« on: June 07, 2009, 02:22:26 PM »
This year I noticed a couple of Towel Day contests.  Perhaps this is a something that will grow, but then again some of it may simply have been corporate sponsorship to promote the non-DNA 6th Hitchhiker book (In case you were not aware, Eoin Colfer is writing "And Another Thing" - which is "fully sanctioned by Douglas Adams' widow" - whatever).

If you happen to spot a Towel Day contest that may interest your fellow hitchhikers, please let us know.

Here is one that ends June 20th, 2009 with a prize of a special towel.  Unfortunately for some of us, it is only open to residents of the United Kingdom and Ireland.  Hey, does rebellious colony with former membership in the UK count?

http://www.scifinow.co.uk/launch/competition-win-a-douglas-adams-towel/ 
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 05:05:28 PM »
This company (AfterDawn) is giving away towels in a drawing for anyone who posts a comment on the article thread (today).  A picture supposedly increases your chances.  Since they are in Finland, hard tell if they will ship one to America.

http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2011/05/25/towel_day_-_afterdawn_throws_towels_at_you
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2011, 10:53:37 PM »
Nifty!   :)
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 02:34:01 AM »
Since it looks like I am the only person to put up a picture, and since they wrote, "If you include an appropriately towel-themed picture of yourself, your chances to win will increase fortytwofold!" it would be hard to see me not winning a towel (unless they don't want to ship from Finland).  I wonder what the towel looks like?
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2011, 02:48:29 AM »
One of these days I'll have to get my act together.  I would love to sponsor a contest like that.  I have a friend who does embroidery.  I'll have to see if she can make a special towel for next year!

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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2011, 02:53:18 AM »
That would be awesome!
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2011, 04:17:30 PM »
Got this e-mail today:

Uusi yksityisviesti käyttäjältä Siggy

Käyttäjä Siggy on lähettänyt sinulle yksityisviestin AfterDawn.com -sivustolla otsikolla 'Towel'.
Pääset lukemaan viestin tämän linkin kautta

Jos ylläolevan linkin klikkaaminen ei onnistu, voit kopioida alla olevan osoitteen selaimesi osoiteriville:

Thank goodness for babelfish web sites or I would have never been able to find out the results of the contest.

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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2011, 06:36:18 PM »
ROFL    :D
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 12:13:15 AM »
...since no one is biting...

I won!   :D

Towel presumably coming from Finland.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 12:27:51 AM »
Fantastic!  ;D  The translation I tried wasn't clear enough to indicate that.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 02:53:08 PM »
Cool! :D  I just got a bunch of jibberish in other languages when I tried to translate it, so I would not have known that until it came (if it came).
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 04:15:46 PM »
The message is in Finnish, so you have to find the right species of babelfish.  The message I pasted in doesn't actually say if I won, hence the "no one is biting" because I left the question unanswered.  I had to follow a link to their web site to find out.

Yes, VogonGirl, I suppose there is still a big IF since it just might never come once the Finns figure out they have to ship to the USA.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 05:33:10 PM »
Pretty cool, though. I hope they send it. A real exotic Finnish Towel! 8)
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2011, 03:25:40 AM »
Update...

No sign of the towel in the mail.   :(
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2011, 05:19:29 AM »
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