Douglas Adams was many things: a novel writer, a radio-maker, a sane man in an increasingly insane universe, but most of all he was a hoopy frood who really knew where his towel was.
For the uninitiated, Adams described in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy why a towel is: “about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” As a result, every year since his death in 2001 fans have remembered him by celebrating Towel Day on May 25th. Which is today. I can’t think why people would still be quoting lines like:
“It is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it… anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
But perhaps you can.