Thursday, August 25, 2011

Don't Panic...

Earthquakes rattling everywhere from Canada to the somewhat expected California have blasted through the news this week.

Hurricane Irene is blasting up the East coast, threatening big cities like New York and Boston.

Solar flares are pummeling the earth as the sun goes through her version of her monthly...

Mass animal deaths have caused end times fears to spread across the net and send biblical fears into the hearts of many...

2012 enthusiasts fear the end of the Mayan calender... which sparked a movie starring the hunkylicious John Cusack which is something that really gets my attention (So did Must Love Dogs, to be honest. He is yummmmmy)

So what does all this mean to all of us? Is the end upon us? And if so ... do you have your towel?

For those of you who don't know why you have a towel (tisk tisk) here is an excerpt from the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...(Which "itself has outsold the Encyclopedia Galactica because it is slightly cheaper, and because it has the words "DON'T PANIC" in large, friendly letters on the cover.)

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker 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 vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft 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 avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); 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

Get your towel here, emblazoned with the friendly words "Don't Panic." Thanks to my pals over at ThinkGeek for continuing to offer some of the coolest stuff around.

And other than that... Well, who needs more than a towel?

1 comment:

  1. Editorial Note:
    This post was meant in good fun. If your sense of humor is in any way not up to the catastrophic nature of our world today... Please don't explain how whistling in the dark is wrong to me. I will shrug. That is all. I will not yell at you. Someone else may. From me, yup. A shrug. Probably not worth your time. Just sayin.