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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 03:51:04 PM »
I guess that's what you get for winning something from Finland. :(
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2011, 11:14:05 PM »
bummer!
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2011, 02:33:22 AM »
Maybe it is being shipped by iceberg.

At this point I am not expecting it to come, but you never know.  It could be like one of those things you order after collecting UPCs off cereal boxes.  You send in your order and it takes so long that by the time the package arrives you have forgotten it entirely and are wondering what could be in the package.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2012, 06:11:23 PM »
Update on towel - never arrived  :(
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2012, 06:27:23 PM »
Here is an exciting contest!

"The Literary Platform hosts an international competition inviting creatives to produce an animation that illustrates a rare and prophetic audio recording of Douglas Adams talking in 1993 about the Evolution of the Book."

Deadline for entries is April 15th (try not to confuse it with your tax return - The IRS consistently ranks in the top 10 most humorless organizations in the world - you will get no prize from them).

The winner will be announced on Towel Day this year.

Prize: "The winner of the competition will win an iPad2 loaded with Douglas Adams books and apps and a Don’t Panic towel to carry on Towel Day."

You should probably read all the rules, but here are a couple to note:

"Animations cannot contain violent imagery, nudity or evil content."  (hmmm, evil content?)

"Entrants can show their work wherever they like once the competition has ended but must ensure that the audio is always clearly credited: Audio by Douglas Adams, recorded by Voyager Books 1993"

Watch one of the two entries so far for an idea, or simply watch the one which has only the audio with a Don't Panic button to listen to the recording.

This looks fun!  :D

http://competition.theliteraryplatform.com/
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2012, 07:04:36 PM »
This does look like fun. ^_^
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2012, 07:12:14 PM »
You never got your towel??? That's a bummer.  :-\

This contest sounds fun. I look forward to seeing who wins. Alas, I'm not animator.
No evil content. Hmm. That's a good rule.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2012, 04:21:22 PM »
Code 42 is giving away 84 "42" towels - today (Towel Day) only:

http://crashplan.com/blog/giveaways/towel-day-2012

You have to facebook or twitter to enter
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2012, 05:07:30 PM »
I finally made a Twitter account, in part so I could enter the above contest.  I still refuse to use Facebook, so I will have to settle for a chance at 1 of 42 towels rather than 84.

Maybe if I win this one, they will actually send it.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2012, 07:48:39 PM »
I entered through Facebook.

I resisted Facebook for a long time. Then, when my oldest daughter moved out, I joined because that's how she communicated with everyone. I like it because I keep in contact with my step daughters, far away family members, and see what all my nieces and nephews are up to. That's where everyone puts there pictures in my family. There are some not so great things about FB too, of course.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2012, 09:15:28 PM »
There was another Twitter contest put up by Polly Adams (daughter of Douglas).  Seeing that it was limited to "today" only, and thinking she might be in the GMT time zone, I made a quick entry.  Seven minutes later she posted a 'Thanks to everyone, see you next year' message, so I didn't post the contest here.  I think she mentioned that the prize could be as thrilling as toe-nail clippings.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2012, 09:40:52 PM »
Not really a contest, but a quiz on Hitchhikers knowledge

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/quiz/2012/may/25/towel-day-quiz-hitchhikers-guide?CMP=twt_gu

I got all 10 correct and it replied:

"You scored 10 out of a possible 10

You're not quite the full towel"

I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2012, 10:13:54 PM »
I got 10 out of 10 too. So, I'm not a full towel either. Gee, seems like we should get to be full towels with tha score.

Good luck on that contest. I hope you win. Hmm, maybe they actually ARE toenail clippings. Douglas Adams' toenail clippings!  You could clone a whole army of them.  :-X
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2012, 10:21:41 PM »
No toenail clippings for me, or other "wonderfully bizarre prize!" - I lost (though I did get favorited)
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Re: Towel day contests
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2012, 12:50:25 AM »
I got a score of 6/10. :(  Sad I don't know my HHGTTG stuff.  But I was also "not a full towel" So I suppose that's what everyone is.
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