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Towel Day in the news
« 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
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #2 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.

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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
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #3 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.  :)
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #4 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."
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #5 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
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.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.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
It says Twitter is abuzz with Towel Day and Denmark has banned some cereal because it has been "fortified with added vitamins"
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #6 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
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 04:13:32 PM »
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.
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #9 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
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #10 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
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 02:09:54 PM »
Ooops. Oh well.
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Re: Towel Day in the news
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 02:15:44 PM »
At least we can look forward to them announcing the winner on Towel Day.
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