Nature: Knows Where Its Towel Is
We have lots of things to talk about this week, and none of them involve cabbages or kings. The cabbages aren't out yet. Although, come to think of it, the cabbage whites have been making whoopee outside the Post Office, cavorting among the flowers. We have lots of flowers for you to admire this week, with and without insect visitors. We also have birds and bears. If you do not think of birds and bears in the same sentence, you aren't a h2g2 editor. We can tell.
This week, we are also celebrating the Towelness of the universe. You know, 25 May is the day. Towel-wearing is all the rage, it being the singularly most useful thing anybody can carry around. You may or may not also be wearing lilacs, or a lilac-coloured towel to remember Sir Terry. It's all good.
In honour of the season, the Post is decorated with images of towels from years of yore. Spot them, enjoy them, and send in your towel pics on Tuesday. I'll be glad to get them onto social media, or retweet them. I'll also save them for future occasions. Thus do we continue our traditions.
Speaking of traditions, here's one for you: bug-hunting. No, we don't mean the kind our photographers are doing. We mean computer bugs. As Robbie Stamp says, we're held together by love and sticking plaster, and he's working on the sticking plaster. (He didn't say 'spit and baling wire' because one, he's British, and two, it says right in the House Rules, 'No Spitting'.)
IF you spot anything untoward on the site, DO NOT TELL THE POST EDITOR. The Post Editor cannot mash those all-important buttons. INSTEAD, write down what you tried to do, what happened that shouldn't have happened, and attach a screenshot (very important!). Mail these with two boxtops from cereals containing less weird things than Zaphod Beeblebrox…no, seriously, email all this to tech-at-h2g2-dot-com. Please do not include extraneous information, such as how upset you are that this happened, or how much Vogon junk mail you got this week. Keep it professional.
While we're waiting to achieve complete normality (never!), here are some highlights from this week's issue:
We'll be back next week with more Stuff. (Send more Stuff!) Remember to greet the flowers: they appreciate the attention. (We appreciate the photos!)
Quote of the Week: His name, while it is kept in mind,
Will never be forgotten.
David Humphreys, 'Elegy on a Patriot'
(Thanks to Paulh for the find.)
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