Friday, May 25, 2012

Don't Panic

Today was Towel Day across the world. Those who have never read Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy probably didn't get it. But I smiled when I read the headline this morning.
Douglas Adams wrote a bunch of the funniest books I have ever read. The first one I ever read was the Hitchhiker's Guide. And a towel plays a significant role in the plot of this book. Also, some profound advice in the "Guide" for intergalactic travelers who encounter problematic situations -- Don't Panic.
His wit and creativity was so remarkable. He's one of the reasons I wanted to write.
He once said: "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." 
I've thought this many times, but the words never came to my tongue.
Douglas died on May 25, 2001. In my opinion, the world lost something remarkable.
If you enjoying smiling, I highly recommend his books. Be sure to start out with Hitchhiker's Guide to the  Galaxy.


  1. It's all 42 to me. ;)

  2. I read it a long time ago and forgot what it's about It was good though. That I remember, :)

  3. Indeed 42 is the answer :))) great quote!

  4. I LOVED him!!! I must go and read his books again...

  5. @ Claudia and Lois - 42, the meaning of life.


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