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Did anybody else think this was for "42 towels?"

Just me?

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@drchops: nope, clueless. I saw the 42 and towel was singular. Had to click 'cause the thumbnail was too small. Google says "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" which neither of us has read. Now I remember looking this up before. It's supposed to be the answer. 42.

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and the link doesn't seem to work for me...

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The two opposing leaders, resplendent in their black jeweled battle shorts, were meeting for the last time, when, a dreadful silence fell, and, at that very moment, the words, "I wouldn't want to go anywhere without my wonderful towel" drifted across the conference table. Unfortunately, in their native tongue, this was the most appalling insult imaginable, so the two opposing battle fleets decided to settle their few remaining differences in order to launch a joint attack on our galaxy, now positively identified as the source of the offending remark. For thousands of years the mighty star ships tore across the empty wastes of space and finally dived screaming on to the planet Earth - where, due to a terrible miscalculation of scale, the entire battle fleet was accidentally swallowed by a small dog.

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The (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) points out that the Babel fish could not possibly have developed naturally, and therefore both proves and disproves the existence of God: Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindbogglingly useful could evolve purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God. The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing". "But," says man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It proves you exist and so therefore you don't. QED." "Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic. "Oh, that was easy," says man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white, and gets killed on the next zebra crossing. Most leading theologians claim that this argument is a load of dingo's kidneys.

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But this did not stop Oolon Colluphid making a small fortune when he used it as the central theme for his best selling book, Well That About Wraps It Up for God. Meanwhile the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different cultures and races, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation.

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in for one. Now I just need to wait for that Vogon constructor fleet.

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The towel is only 16 X 25. That's too small to be useful going through a jump with the maximum improbability drive.

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Ah, Thinkgeek. I'm surprised that they don't sell babelfish shaped bluetooth earpieces, peril sensitive sunglasses and Pan galactic gargle blaster recipe kits.

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"You'd better be prepared for the jump into hyperspace. It's unpleasantly like being drunk."

"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"

"Ask a glass of water."

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@l00ie: "infinite improbability drive"

Fixed that for ya.

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I thought it was for 42 towels also...

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This is perfect for my golf bag! this way I'll never be with out my towel, even on the links!