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Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams
by M.J. Simpson | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by Sinikello of Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on 3/5/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by Sinikello from Vantaa, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, March 05, 2008

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The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading.

H.L. Mencken 


Journal Entry 2 by Sinikello at Postitalo in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, March 15, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (3/15/2008 UTC) at Postitalo in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Journal Entry 3 by winghippoleinwing from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, March 19, 2008

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noticed on Saturday Angela's Ashes was being put free, but didn't manage to get to town until today. The nice lady at the desk checked the "lost things basket" and brought back 4 books, this was one of them!

The small picture is taken just before the planned release on 25.5.2012 


Journal Entry 4 by winghippoleinwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 25, 2012

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25.5. Towel Day, in honour of Douglas Adams & h2g2

Towel Day - Don't Panic

http://en.wikipedia.org/---/Towel_Day
http://www.towelday.org/

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.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, washcloth, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet-weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might have accidentally "lost.". What the strag will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, ruff it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
 


Journal Entry 5 by winghippoleinwing at Turisti-info, Pohjoisesplanadi in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, May 25, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (5/25/2012 UTC) at Turisti-info, Pohjoisesplanadi in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Release Challenge #25
Released for the 2012 Towel Day Release Challenge in memory of Douglas Adams.
Towel Day - Don't Panic
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Monopoly Turn 4 2 by Team Tulip

We decided to release the Biography of Douglas Adams as the day is celebrated in his memory.
In the back of the book we added the text "NO PANIC" as that is one of the main ideas behind the things described in the books of Douglas Adams, always sit down and think peacefully before doing something or drawing any conclusions.

We also changed the name of the release from Four and a Bit to 4 2 as the number 42 is the basic answer to all the questions you can imagine in the universe (also according to Douglas Adams and the Guides)

Together with the book is released a Marimeko towel (typical example of Finnish know-how) and the text "Always Know Where Your Towel Is".

The place of release is the Tourist Information Desk of the town of Helsinki in the centre of town, because there people can get all kinds of informations they need, useful and other, just like you can find them in the Guides by Douglas Adams.

I will be wearing a towel all the way from leaving point (Vuosaari all the way in the East of Helsinki) to the point of release to show my dedication to the day and the release!
 


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