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2017-05-21 Announcement: Towel Day etc

Post 21

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

I shall pass your question on to my friend, paulh

Maybe she'll come knocking with the answer smiley - winkeye

smiley - pirate


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Post 22

Vip

Towel Day, you say.

Hmm.

Will think on this. :D

smiley - fairy


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Post 23

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

I brought a blue towel to my local swimming pool today.


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Post 24

You can call me TC

I shall admire the lilac in the garden tomorrow. It is a public holiday here and I won't be going anywhere or seeing anyone so it seems a shame to cut any off if no one will see it. And I shall sit in the garden and read about Tiffany Aching or Sam Vimes or Ponder Stibbons.

On a towel. smiley - towel


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Post 25

Baron Grim

What would be an appropriate symbol with which to commemorate Terry Pratchett?

Maybe wearing a lilac, or a tuft of wool?


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Post 26

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

Octarine coloured smiley - stiffdrinksmiley - stiffdrink if you ask me smiley - cheers

smiley - pirate


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Post 27

Baron Grim

smiley - bigeyesThere's a lot of options, from League of Temperance ribbons to guild badges.

http://discworld.com/products/stocking-fillers/

smiley - vampire


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Post 28

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

"What would be an appropriate symbol with which to commemorate Terry Pratchett?" {Baron Grim]

Good question. I have a flower garden in my back yard, and I considered buying a figurine of DiscWorld, but I couldn't decide on any of the options I saw.

Apparently you can get a Lego verion of Rincewind's luggage
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fizikal_rex/14844608579/

Mind you, I'd like to own stock in the company that provides Rincewind with his shoes, as he must wear out a good many pairs fleeing from calamity.

What I figured out about Rincewind from reading the DiscWorld books was that there was a good reason why he couldn't cast a spell, yet survived every attempt on his life: he's a magical being. Magical beings *are* magic, so there is no need to *perform* magic.


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Post 29

Baron Grim

I believe his remarkable survival was merely The Spell acting in self preservation.


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Post 30

Baron Grim

What's this!? http://plus.google.com/111101152609868556485/posts/MMiNumThmvV

If that link doesn't work, it's a post from the h2g2 G+ page declaring:

"#onthisday it is Wear the Lilac Day in honour of Terry Pratchett #terrypratchett http://ow.ly/k1EG30bUxK5 "


Is this a real thing? And if it is, why does it fall on #TowelDay?
Pratchett was born on 28 April, and died on 12 March. Towel Day is arbitrarily set two weeks after the death of DNA on 11 May.

Is it an arbitrary coincidence of two arbitrary memorial days?smiley - headhurts


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Post 31

Bluebottle

'Night Watch' revolves around the events of the Glorious 25th of May, so that is why I imagine 25th May was chosen for Lilac Day, but it does make it awkward trying to celebrate Lilac Day, Towel Day and the 40th Anniversary of the release of 'Star Wars' all on the same day...

<BB<


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Post 32

Baron Grim

I just lost a post smiley - cross where I'd said something like the following:



After consulting the Towel Day FAQ, I learned this:
"And in 2008, following Terry Pratchett's diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, Match It For Pratchett called on fans to wear lilacs on 25 May (the anniversary of the Glorious Revolution of the Twenty-Fifth of May, from Pratchett's Discworld books)."

Geek Pride Day indeed!



[remembers to C&P before hitting Post Message this time.]


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Post 33

Baron Grim

Or I could have just reread the original post for this thread.

smiley - dohsmiley - facepalm





(It's a bad day for the smiley - hamstersmiley - hamster.
I've been booted twice so far today.)


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Post 34

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

To top it off, today happens to be Ascension Day this year - a religious holiday referred to by the German Air Force as 'Jesus Christ Airborne'. smiley - angel


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Post 35

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

Wear a lilac towel and my Yoda mask I shall smiley - alienfrown

smiley - pirate


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Post 36

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Pierce has the right idea.

I'll see if my lilac towel is clean enough to use. If not, I'll use my Royal Albert Lilac Lane soup bowl. It has toothpaste on it [don't ask!], but I can wash it easily enough.


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Post 37

h2g2 Guide Editors

smiley - oksmiley - towel


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Post 38

You can call me TC

Ascension Day, Dmitri - that's why we have the day off. (I think I mentioned it in my post somewhere up the thread.

There used to be a pilot's saying "Christi Himmelfahrt lande ich auf dem Roten Platz" - on Ascension Day I shall land in the Red Square. One young chappie actually did that very feat for a lark - in the days of the Iron Curtain. It's probably still a mystery how he got his Cessna past the Russian radars. It's also the stuff Entries are made of. I'll add it to my now very long list of entries to be researched and written.

Here's a wiki page on the subject.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathias_Rust

Oh - and there's a (fairly recent?) entry by SashaQ on Towel Day and its simultanaety (how on earth do you spell that?) with Lilac Day.

A87870531 - see the footnote


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Post 39

You can call me TC

smiley - dohhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathias_Rust


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Post 40

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Super smiley - cool! Yes, please do that as a Guide Entry, TC! smiley - biggrin We're adding new categories all the time, and we need more stories like this!


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