Monday, May 25, 2020

A Double Geek Day

A Double Geek Day

Today is a double geek day (don’t worry, tomorrow I’ll get back to writing about the PPP).

First, it was on this day in 1977 that Star Wars was first released.  The original release was to only 35 theaters. Since then it and its sequels/prequels has had immeasurable cultural impact.

“Do or do not; There is no try.”
“Luke, I am your father.”
 Han shot first.
 “I love you.  I know.”

And the movies have their own holiday on May the 4th.

            Today is as well “Towel Day.”  Commemorating the writings of Douglas Adams (has dies in 2011) and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it remembers the importance of carrying a towel when hitchhiking across the galaxy.   HERE IS A LINK to a longer discussion.  A copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is said to be in the glove compartment of the Tesla that was launched into space as ballast for a SpaceX rocket.  The cover to the Hitchhiker’s Guide features importance guidance for us today, namely “Don’t Panic.”

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