back to article There's just one month left 'til the big day: May 25... but don't panic!

Today, 25 April, marks exactly one month until a truly momentous milestone - but an exclusive El Reg analysis* has revealed that as many as 42 organisations are not yet full of froods. Next month, certain bodies – no matter whether they're at the Restaurant at the End of The Universe or Lord's Cricket Ground – should be ready …

  1. Aladdin Sane

    Bonus points

    for a lilac towel.

    1. Christoph

      Re: Bonus points

      Truth, Justice, Freedom, Reasonably Priced Love, and a Hard-Boiled Egg

    2. acousticm

      Re: Bonus points

      Thanks for that. I had not yet realised that Towel day and the glorious revolution happened on the same day .

      I'm sure dwarf bread will go down a treat after a pangalactic ....

      1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge
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        Re: Bonus points

        I should be putting my towel down on the sun deck of the ferry to Sardinia that day.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Some Examples of 'Holes' still in GDPR

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Have a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster on me !

    Or 6 pints of beer... that would probably work too... -------------->

    1. Chemist

      Re: Have a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster on me !

      "Or 6 pints of beer... "

      With two heads on - I assume

  4. Steve Goodey

    Will any towel do? Or are there recommendations?

    1. Mark 85

      I believe it needs to be white, of large size, and probably all cotton. Not sure about fire proof though...

      1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge

        This Is Not Just A Towel, This Is An M&S Towel.

        The Hoopy Froods towel of choice

        "The contents of Ford Prefect's satchel were quite interesting, in fact, and would have made any Earth physicist's eyes pop out of his head, which is why he always concealed them by keeping a couple of ... Beneath that in Ford Prefect's satchel were a few biros, a notepad, and a largish bath towel from Marks and Spencer."



        Shame we lost the towel.


        What happened to it?


        It blew away in the wind. Fell in the river and a stream of lava rolled over it.


        Hah, it’ll give the archaeologists something to think about: “prehistoric towel discovered in lava flow. Was God a Marks and Spencers sales assistant?” What are you doing Arthur?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So if I get a towel I'm GDPR compliant? That's excellent news. Are the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation GDPR compliant? I can't really see them getting Marvin to ask for consent, he won't be pleased.

    1. veti Silver badge

      Marvin is never pleased, but he'll do it anyway.

      1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge
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        ([On autobiography tape]) I didn't ask to be made: no one consulted me or considered my feelings in the matter. I don't think it even occurred to them that I might have feelings. After I was made, I was left in a dark room for six months... and me with this terrible pain in all the diodes down my left side. I called for succour in my loneliness, but did anyone come? Did they help? My first and only true friend was a small rat. One day it crawled into a cavity in my right ankle and died. I have a horrible feeling it's still there...

  6. Alistair

    and over here its a short week. Will have to move laundry day to make sure I have a towel handy for when management start crying about this weird European rule. At least we might have a leftover two four or three.

  7. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge

    And of course google et al will put up a billboard with a statement on it saying they are compliant with the regulations, but it will collapse into the ground and from then on read "go stick your head in a pig"

  8. sad_loser

    The EU does have a sense of humour after all

    Too bad we only found out now

    1. Franco

      Re: The EU does have a sense of humour after all

      They do spend the rest of the year reciting Vogon poetry, so not all good.


  9. User McUser

    Aww, Belgium...

    I'm so un-hip it's a wonder my bum doesn't fall off.

  10. Blofeld's Cat

    Hmm ...

    I wonder if by then ICANN will have just painted Whois pink and erected a cheap and simple SEP field around it?

    1. TRT Silver badge

      Re: Hmm ...

      Lucky escape for ICANN if they do.

  11. erikborgo

    I'm off to Eroticon 6!


  12. A-nonCoward

    Poetry Contest, in Finnish...

    "the first and oldest ongoing bad poetry night on Towel Day"

    Vogons, you got it too easy, you.

  13. armyknife

    What a pleasant thread.

    Also not a single down vote.

    1. Olafthemighty
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      @ armyknife

      Sorry - someone had to!

  14. Ima Ballsy

    Bahhh ......

    You Brits will get no sympathy from me ... unless of course you shoot me with your Point of View Gun first ...

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