Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Towel Day

Just the other day in Cardiff, after the Fantasies of Contemporary Culture conference, I suddenly remembered Douglas Adams once sent me a really beautiful and kind of wise little e-mail. I think it would have been about 1996 or 1997. I'd written to him and said something like, "I bet you get loads of mail, but you must have some standard response you send to all your fans, right? Will you send it to me too?" I was at that awkward age. The e-mail itself is long vanished, but it's easy enough to remember. Here it is.
Dear [fill in name], 
[Fill in message.]
[Fill in joke.] 
Best wishes, 
Douglas Adams

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