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Don't Panic!

Happy Towel Day, everyone!

Yes, it's that time again:



Here's a festive video for the day:



In other news...

* From Travis Prinzi, a great post: "The Lost Finale: Why I Loved It."

* Today also is the day that Firefly: Still Flying: A Celebration of Joss Whedon's Acclaimed TV Series hits the shelves. It includes four new short stories by writers of the original television episodes.


And now for the quote of the day...

Many were increasingly of the opinion that they'd all made a big mistake in coming down from the trees in the first place. And some said that even the trees had been a bad move, and that no one should ever have left the oceans.

And then, one Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small café in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.

Sadly, however, before she could get to a phone to tell anyone about it, the Earth was unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, and so the idea was lost, seemingly for ever.

This is not her story.


- from Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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agentxpndble
May. 25th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
How can it be towel day again already?!? There are some great pics in that vid. :))) Not wearing a towel today (it's 90 and humid) but I did flip open my phone and see that friend;y "DON'T PANIC" I have programmed in to my screen saver. ;-)

PS I flipped open my phone to call my NEW BOSS to officially ACCEPT THAT JOB. \o/ I WORK FOR A UNIVERSITY!!!!!!!
eldritchhobbit
May. 25th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
It does seem like it was only yesterday, doesn't it? Where has the last year gone?

I am SO THRILLED about your new job. How exciting that it's all official now. Congratulations!!! :D
peadarog
May. 25th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Love DA. Sadly missed and great quote.
eldritchhobbit
May. 27th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Sadly missed, indeed! I'm so glad you liked the quote.
peadarog
May. 27th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
It's one of those I remember (badly) from time to time. There are many others :)
estellye
May. 26th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I want that book. One of these days I have to get all the Buffy, Angel and Firefly graphic novels, too.
eldritchhobbit
May. 27th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
Me, too! I'm especially excited about the upcoming comic that tells the story of Shepherd Book's mysterious early life. Should be fascinating!
emerdavid
May. 26th, 2010 11:21 pm (UTC)
I prefer:

"In the beginning, the Universe was created. This made a lot of people angry, and was widely regarded as a Bad Move."

Although the bit about the trees is good, too.
eldritchhobbit
May. 27th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
LOL! That's a great one, too.
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