I Totally Want This: Don't Panic and Carry a Towel

I have a version of this image as the wallpaper for my iPod touch, since — until the iPad showed up — it was this planet's closest thing to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, as described by Douglas Adams . . . who is remembered every May 25 on Towel Day

Details about organized celebrations are posted on the Towel Day Web site. However, I will probably content myself with coveting this t-shirt from Think Geek:

This shirt is a reproduction of a poster produced by the Earth Ministry of Information. It was the third in a series, intended to be released only in the event of Vogon invasion. Unfortunately, since the Vogons demolished the Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass, it never really got a chance to be displayed. Well, actually, there were about two minutes between the Vogon ships arriving and the demolition beams in which several public servants ran around trying to remember where they put the poster, which was unfortunate because 1) they spent their last few minutes worrying about their job security, which was really a moot point since they, their bosses, and every TPS report they'd ever written boiled away into space moments later and 2) the poster wasn't actually on Earth any more. But at least they felt needed. The poster, on the other hand, mostly did not feel needed. It was discovered years later by a used book seller on Alpha Centauri in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the Leopard."

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