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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2017, 03:26:50 PM »
I take the opposeite view and rarely use a sitting cloth in a natural environment.

I'm with JohnGw.  My naturist photos don't show me carrying a towel or cloth to sit on.   
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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #61 on: April 17, 2017, 05:40:10 PM »
I take the opposeite view and rarely use a sitting cloth in a natural environment.

I'm with JohnGw.  My naturist photos don't show me carrying a towel or cloth to sit on.
I ought to add that I do use a sitting cloth where appropriate.
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Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2017, 05:27:37 PM »
May 25th is approaching!
What, you may ask, is so special about May 25th?

Every year on May 25, Towel Day is celebrated as a tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Just remember!

Why a towel? “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy” (Earth Edition) says that, a towel is the, ”most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”, providing warmth and warding off the galaxy's "noxious fumes".

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. What the non-hitchhiker will think is that any man that can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

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If you want to survive out here, you've got to know where your towel is. - Ford Prefect

Some uses for towels are listed here with a significant one being #22. I have in one way or other found numbers 5, 11, 21, 23, 24, 36 and 44 as regular uses for a towel. As you can see, a towel is indispensable. It’s like a multi-use tool.

To paraphrase the narrator:
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"The problem," it says, "is that space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space . . .”, etc. etc.

Everyone has rules about behavior. Whether it’s about carrying a towel or dietary norms in the outer reaches of the galaxy, keeping track of all the rules; social, legal, cultural, religious, foreign or domestic is a huge pain.

There is simply too much to remember. Too much to think about.
I think that the chances of finding out what's actually going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say, "Hang the sense of it," and keep yourself busy. I'd much rather be happy than right any day. – Slartibartfast

So, try to not worry about it and just grab your towel. It will come in handy, see #13, and be happy.
Oh and, Don't Panic!

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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2017, 05:57:00 PM »
Its almost Towel Day.  Hooray!

Reading the linked article on uses for a towel, I didn't see anything mentioned about sitting on your towel. 






While on the subject of hitchhiking the galaxy, I learned recently that 42 is the universal answer to life, the universe and everything because 42 is the ASCI code for * and therefore is used by geek programmers to substitute for anything you want it to mean.  Took me decades to find that out.  Not very quick. 



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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #64 on: April 26, 2017, 07:02:02 PM »
The Andean Indians use a wool small blanket to carry loads on their backs, kind of a backpack. It is used like a towel. It is a place to haul babies around. It is called a manta. One more use for a towel.

A towel keeps the sunburn off of the shoulders. As a pack it keeps food and belongings together. It can be slung over one shoulder, held around the neck, draped across the forehead, or used like a basket.

It is a great headscarf. I believe that a piece of material was the first clothing to wrap over a body. A good idea gone wrong and misused.
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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2017, 07:11:15 PM »
Quote from: Bob
Reading the linked article on uses for a towel, I didn't see anything mentioned about sitting on your towel.
(from the above post) Some uses for towels are listed here with a significant one being #22.

On that site, see:
22. Use it to sit on in a naturist camp (this is a real use and a demonstration of naturist etiquette).
Bob, I know you don't, but it is mentioned. :D

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While on the subject of hitchhiking the galaxy, I learned recently that 42 is the universal answer to life, the universe and everything because 42 is the ASCI code for * and therefore is used by geek programmers to substitute for anything you want it to mean.

There is a web site called PI Day. On it see,
A Couple Weird Things about Pi
On the site find this sentence; "And now, something for you hackers out there: 3.14159 × 1337% = 42"
and click on 1337% and/or 42. You will see many odd coincidences with Pi and 42 et.al.

So on the date, 3.14.15 at 9:26:53.589 a big celebration took place.

There are many people out there with too much time on their hands. Oh my, me too!

Duane



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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2017, 08:46:21 PM »
Excellent list! However it is lacking. We use a towel to circulate the hot air in the sauna, Turkish style. It changes out the tendency for different temperatures to layer, simply by a propeller-like motion. This also can fan the hot air at a body concentrating like a blow dryer. The fan application can also be used by using the towel as, well, as a fan on a hot day.

If each person has their own towel then a multitude of contrivances can be invented in combination.
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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #67 on: April 27, 2017, 08:52:36 PM »
Jbee, I believe I saw a place on that site to send in additions to the list.

Gofrit!

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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #68 on: April 27, 2017, 09:05:30 PM »
Well, Douglas Adams left us at only 49 yrs. old. Having a man like that to remind us that we shouldn’t get too wrapped up in our own importance is as important as taking serious, our obligations.

Just re-read my towel post and what Slartibartfast said.

He seemed to take particular enjoyment in lobbing designer petards to see if anyone would jump on them.

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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #69 on: April 27, 2017, 09:46:26 PM »
National towel day... that's fun.  I enjoyed the list too and have a few more handy purposes I've used them for, including discretely disrobing in public.  I probably use #11 and I guess an all around admission to #13 as I carry a towel with me in the car at all times.. more than one actually, different sizes.  And I have my favorites - not just ANY towel will do.

The author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance also passed on recently too.  I wonder if there will be a remembrance effort galactically in tribute.  I always liked that book.

“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #70 on: April 28, 2017, 12:07:21 AM »
Quote from: Bob
Reading the linked article on uses for a towel, I didn't see anything mentioned about sitting on your towel.
(from the above post) Some uses for towels are listed here with a significant one being #22.

Duane


I didn't see that #22.  I ended up on the other page with the meme copied above.


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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2018, 11:25:57 PM »
Thanks for the Reddington report.  Still on my list.

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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #72 on: March 13, 2018, 06:45:45 AM »
Speaking of. Wednesday is Pi Day!

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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #73 on: March 13, 2018, 07:24:15 PM »
I have a calendar that tells me all of these special days. Looking it over in advance, most of it is just kinda irrelevant. The only relevant information is that Easter and April Fools day are the same this year. :-X
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Re: The Art of Free Range Naturism
« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2018, 11:27:09 AM »
Not for my Serbian Orthodox relative, it isn't.