Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Community News briefs: Rare Fruit Growers to meet
By: North County Times -
OCEANSIDE -- The North San Diego County chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers will meet at 7 p.m. May 18 in Room 7003 of the new horticultural building at MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive. A film on grafting will be viewed. Information: http://members.cox.net/ncsdcrfg.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
You sass that hoopy Douglas Adams? Now there's a frood who knew where his towel was. You are invited
to join your fellow hitch hikers in mourning the loss of the late great one. Join in on towel day to show
your appreciation for the humor and insight that Douglas Adams brought to all our lives.
What do I do?
Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning.
When do I do it?
Where do I do it?
Why a towel?
To quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker 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 vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft 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 to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very ravenous); 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.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost". What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
Let us know
We want to know who you are and that you're participating in Towel Day. Join the forum and let us
know if you're going to participate. The forum Electronic Thumb does not require you to register.
And when you have, feel free to post photos to prove that you know where your towel is!
Those go in the A shread of evidence forum which require you to register.
There are also letters written to us on the Towel Testimonials page!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
SHIVER ME TIMBERS!
VOLVO’S PIRATE TREASURE HUNT SETS SAIL AGAIN
* Set sail on 4 May at www.volvocars.co.uk/thehunt
* Dive safely - booty at the bottom of the deep blue sea
Following Volvo’s successful partnership with Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean movie last year, Volvo is supporting the latest epic, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End1, with an all-new version of its hugely popular online Treasure Hunt2. And, this year, Volvo has raided the ship’s hold for even bigger booty.
A pirate’s treasure chest has been sunk at the bottom of the ocean, somewhere in the world. Inside is the key to a brand new Volvo XC90. And keeping it company is $50,000’s worth of gold doubloons!
So are you ready to roam the seven seas in search of unimaginable wealth? The online treasure hunt begins on Friday 4 May at www.volvocars.co.uk/thehunt. Eager hunters can register and immediately take to the virtual high seas to solve a series of fun and challenging puzzles.
During the hunt, participants will need to collect a special pirate decoder from a Volvo dealership to continue their quest3. Volvo dealerships across the UK are celebrating the Disney partnership with pirate-themed fun over the bank holiday weekend, from 5 to 7 May.
The hunt concludes on 30 May and the first person in the UK to solve all the clues and submit the correct location of the hidden treasure will be entered into a worldwide4 final challenge on 2 June to win the car and the gold.
Good luck and dive safely me hearties!