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HHGTTG / H2G2 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of my all time favourite science fiction films/books. Marvin is a Paranoid Android aboard the starship Heart of Gold. The film is based on a book by Douglas Adams.


I Love this toy I tried to recreate Marvins depression, frustration and boredom in the shot.

At my parents farm - about as different a landscape as the one I left in Canada as you could imagine. Flat and empty and nothing as far as the eye can see.


I thought I'd go out and try and get a silhouette photo on the road, but the pup decided to come too, and it all ended up being a game of chase the towel, bite the towel, and hold on to the towel for as long as possible.


For TRP - Towel Day!


Explored! #45

Well today has been a beautiful day out, but I definitely could do without all of the cicadas flying around..blech..I think they are gross. They are rampant this year, here in this part of NC and it is all you hear around here is the constant humming of them during the day. It isn't like the pretty sound that crickets is a sound that gets irritating after awhile, lol. :D Anyway, here is my addition to today's FGR challenge of Towel Day. I have never seen or read Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, so I am not too sure if this keeps with the theme..but I hope it does. it is my favorite beach towel, because it has Betty Boop on it. My husband bought it for me at Universal Studios in Florida, when we all went on vacation there a few years ago now. We had just gotten off of this ride that we rode more than once that was like a white water rapids type of was awesome. :D

I'm no Strag - I've got my towel ready for Galaxy HitchHiking! So long, and thanks for all the fish......


for Flickr Group Roulette - Towel Day / Tribute to Douglas Adams' "A HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy"



When I first saw Cyn's Portrait of a Woman in a Red Turban, it was so close to the work of Jan van Eyck, that I recognized the influence immediately. I was, in fact, astounded that I not only recalled the name, but also the painting after a couple of decades of not looking at the art history books on my shelves. Cyn's work is exactly what Van Eyck would have created if he had the tools of a modern photographer.


So in honor of cynthiak, I decided to do my own take on the man in a turban, and allow the old master who influenced me the most to shine through. I hope it is not to difficult to tell who that was. Oh, and for those that give a damn, this was SOOC, except for a 90 degree turn and an 8X10 crop.


The Rogue Players: Towel Day - tribute to Douglas Adams


About Towel Day


Tuesday Truth: I've never read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Should I?


Strobist: AlienBee 800 with HOBD-W camera left. Triggered by Cybersync.


Better Big and on Black

It's small but special.

Guess I'm channeling cozy blanket feelings too with the thumb. Oh well.


The Rogue Players are using Towel Day as their theme. In honor of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Mini towel is item collected from Comic Con when the movie can out.


Monday May 25th is also Geek Pride day.


*Things you may not know about me and today's random fact:


I'm a closet geek. Well not that secret really. Ok. I love Star Wars. My brother swears that my sis and I ruined some of his original toys. Also it's possible the 1st movie I ever saw in a theater was SW as an infant. He says I cried through it. I like to say Darth Vader scared me. :P

Somewhere in storage are childhood Halloween photos of us dressed as Darth and Lea. (from SW not Return of the Jedi -Lea)


Even watched Return of the Jedi on tv the other night.


Oh yeah.


Today is international Towel day, in honour of Douglas Adams - easily one of my favourite authors.


TRF: This Red Bandanna was bought for me by my best friends mom about 15 years ago. He wanted one (his was blue) but felt like a tool being the only one with a bandanna. So his mom bought one for me too. It has never seen the light of day till now.


All this singing with no sound made me thing of The coolest audio clip evar

NOTE: You will need a quite place to listen to this and stereo headphones - speakers will not work !!!


For FGR - Sing

For TRP - Towel Day


Explored :D (2 months later Out of the blue?)

25th May 2010 - Day 262 of 365




In celebration of the author Douglas Adams, the 25th of May is Towel Day. Happy Towel Day everyone!



The Rogue Players - Towels


Accompanied and juxtaposed by:

♫ Panic by The Smiths ♫


if you live in Club Marazul - you need to ask for it in Spanish: "Sin cabeza y sin pie" Translation: no head; no feet. Oh , and Gracias.


Club Marazul was a Club Hotel for French Tourists on the Island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. There was a tiny grocery in the building that was serviced by Canarians who spoke Spanish and French. Sadly, I only spoke English. I lived here for about a year and one of my neighbors finally helped me to purchase one of the gorgeous looking chickens they had at the butcher - but I had no cleaver, so I never thought I could purchase one. It was one of those moments that I learned "ask and ye shall receive".


The club towel has been with me since 1984.


FGR - Towel Day

Today is the widely appreciated and well known International Towel Day. From Wikipedia:

Towel Day is celebrated every May 25 as a tribute by fans of the late author Douglas Adams. On this day, fans carry a towel with them to demonstrate their love for the books and the author. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams' death on May 11, 2001. The towel is a reference to Adams's popular science fiction comedy series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


So, did you carry a towel with you today?


365 Set

Don't panic and carry a towel

to be or not to be - that is the question

ScavChal May 2012 #***25) BONUS! (not required)

If you are a lover of Douglas Adams' "Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy" and related works, be sure you have your towel! Towel photos should be posted to the pool on May 25, International Towel Day.


This towel has been really busy today! It went to the beach with me, dried my legs after paddling, I sat on it. It soaked up the Cherry Coke I spilt in my bag, it shows the football (soccer) team I support, and now it's in the washing machine ;-))


ODT Hanging

This a tribute to Douglas Adams, one of my favourite writer.


Life, the Universe and Everything


I'm not able to varnish my nails -.-"


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Not only stupid images.

Day 145 If you know The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, you'll understand. If not, go read the book or watch the film. I'm not explaining it.


Handtuchkollektion für den interstellar Reisenden

Don´t Panic!



Milky no Dia da Toalha ^ ^

picture 145/365


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HAPPY TOWEL DAY!!!! in tribute to Douglas Adams and every other HItchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy fan out there.....

Towel Day. ;D


Uma das minhas passagens preferidas da série e a da cachalote e o vaso de petúnias, hehe.


com ou sem toalha, não entre em pânico hoje.


Happy Towel Day everyone!

May you always know where your towel is.


Well, it's 25th May down here, so I'm off! Those of you leaving from a later Earth time zone will have to catch up! Oh yes... I'm definitely NOT going without my camera equipment, nor without hat and water bottle for, as any good Aussie knows, one must have them as well. See y'all out there!!


May Scavenge Challenge #25 If you are a lover of Douglas Adams' "Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy" and related works, be sure you have your towel! Towel photos should be posted to the pool on May 25, International Towel Day.

Day 293 - Don't Panic


"The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have. Partly it has great practical value — you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble‐sanded beaches of Santraginus Ⅴ, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand‐to‐hand‐combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindbogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you — daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough."

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


It is Towel Day today - so I finally can do my Douglas Adams shot.


EDIT: I went back over the picture after I found a nice window to use with it - grounds it way better I think


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Whitebalance - Tungsten

SB-80dx (diffusor - 1/4) into 60cm Softbox with 1 1/4 CTO Gel high right, SB-80dx (70mm - 1/16) bare from the left low, SB-80dx (70mm - 1/16) bare from the right low, SB-80dx (70mm - 1/16) bare from the right high, SB-80dx (35mm - 1/16) bare from the front low, camera and flashes tiggered via PocketWizard Plus II and optical trigger.


Explored - Thursday, May 26th, 2011 - #4


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Even the bunny knows that it's towel day.


I take a lot of photos of the bunny.

I don't post all that many of them here.

Well, I put some on Twitter. And Facebook. And Instagram.

Some go here... or there...

It all depends how lazy i am that day, I guess.


A coworker thought that I'd stolen this towel from a hotel.

My response was that it's easier to steal towels than traffic cones.


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Got a message.

"I can't favorite your photos because of the things you write under them."

Deleted the message.

I don't even remember who it was who said that.

Nor do I care.

I probably should remember, though.

Because what if they're in deep shit, and they beg me for help or something.

It's my obligation not to help them, right?

Out of spite and payback's a bitch.

If we don't have those, what keeps people in line, cringing and cowering before a toxic presence in their life... licking little bits, nibbling at the edges of the shit sandwich without taking a hearty bite.




“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.” - Douglas Adams


Happy Towel Day!


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Day 51 Year 4 Once again, May 25th, marks Towel Day and a tribute to Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


The Rogue Players

This was my towel day

last year


2 years ago

Cansei da Terra.. eu e o Marvim pegamos nossas tralhas e toalhas

e fomos caçar uma carona pra borda oriental desta Galáxia!



Fotografada por: Chão

Idéia por: Mônica Fadul

Modelo(s): Mônica E A TOALHA!

Máquina: Fujifilm FinePix A700



O Dia da Toalha é celebrado no dia 25 de Maio como uma

homenagem dos fãs ao autor da série O Guia do Mochileiro

das Galáxias, Douglas Adams.


A saga de cinco livros conta a história de Arthur Dent e seus amigos

em aventuras pela galáxia e pelo tempo. Um detalhe importante da

história é a importância da toalha para os "viajantes da galáxia",

a qual seria útil para as mais variadas e inimagináveis situações.


A data é lembrada pelos fãs que carregam uma toalha durante do

dia inteiro com eles. Alguns usam como uma capa, outros como um

turbante, enfim cada um usa a toalha como deseja, desde que esteja

consigo a toalha.


Dia da Toalha no Flickr/ Site Oficial


Hiding from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal!

Douglas Adams: "A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.... Ein Handtuch ist so ungefähr das Nützlichste, was der interstellare Anhalter besitzen kann....."

and not to forget: “The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is...42!” (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis)


Douglas Noel Adams: "The Salmon of Doubt Lachs im Zweifel" (Audio Book, youtube)


wikipedia deutsch "Douglas Adams"

wikipedia English "Douglas Adams" .


Part of: "ego - self portrait selfie autoportrait Selbstporträt" mit Rückgrat // Towel day 25. 5. 2017: Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis: eine Art Himmelfahrt, nicht die des Christus. In der Früh Handtuch aussuchen für diesen Tag. Wahl viel auf dieses, weils an das Zitat: "Viele kamen allmählich zu der Überzeugung,

einen großen Fehler gemacht zu haben,

als sie von den Bäumen heruntergekommen waren.

Und einige sagten,

schon die Bäume seien ein Holzweg gewesen,

die Ozeane hätte man niemals verlassen dürfen." erinnert. Überlegungen wie ich es tragen könnte. Die Idee auf die ich kam zeigt das Foto. Farblich abgestimmte Kleidung ausgesucht: grün blaue Scarpa Schuhe, blue jeans, grünes langarm T-Shirt - alles Ton in Ton mit dem Handtuch. Zu Mittag essen bei den Eltern. Nachmittags Herumspielen mit dem Photo und Spiegelungen siehe Kommentar. Schauen welche passenden Videos auf youtube vorhanden sind. Das Planetarium im Prater begeht den Handtuchtag. Astronomie nicht Astrologie. Am Abend das Handtuch als Eintrittskarte ins Planetarium: "Die Geheimnisse des Südhimmels" Paranal Observatorium Atacama Chile, Europäische Südsternwarte (ESO), Very Large Telescope (VLT): Sternennebel, schwarze Materie, rote Riesen, schwarze Zwerge, ein Urknall,.... Sternbilder nicht Sternzeichen, sky not heaven. Dokumentationen über dieses derzeit größte Observatorium:

"Die Europäische Südsternwarte in Chile ESO/HARPS" (youtube 26min53)

"Die Augen des Atacama Teleskops" (youtube 51min29) // Esoterik Entlarvung Astrologie. Numerologie 42 // Kreativität ist keine Phase // handtuch kein Fetisch


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