fredag, maj 25, 2007

Towel Day

Towel Day: A tribute to Douglas Adams (1952–2001)

From The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

“A towel 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.”

søndag, maj 20, 2007

Sjællandsleden

Sjællandsleden er en del af Nordsøvandreruten. I alt omfatter Nordsøvandreruten over 6000 km vandrerute i Nordsølandene. Ruten er dog ikke sammenhængende, men det er ambitionen at den bliver det i løbet af nogle år.

I Sverige fortsætter Nordsøvandreruten med det lokale navn “Östersjöleden”. Den starter i Malmö Syd og får ved Ystad forbindelse med Skåneleden. Skåneleden har imod nord forbindelse til Hallandsleden og siden Bohusleden. Ved Norges grænse nås Kyststien til Oslo.

Fra Sjællands Odde er der færge til Djursland, hvor Nordsøvandreruten går videre til Grenå og Skagen. Herfra går den syd på og når Drivvejen som går ned til lidt syd for den dansk-tyske grænse. Nordsøvandreruten fortsætter derefter i Holland.

søndag, maj 13, 2007

mandag, maj 07, 2007

18.000 nøgne mexikanere

Spencer Tunick har gjort det igen, denne gang i Mexico City. Pravda har 15 photos derfra.

søndag, maj 06, 2007

Typetester

Sammenlign skrifttyper med Typetester.