Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Comedy towel club

One of my favourite yoga teachers has instigated an unofficial competitive element to our practice: comedy towel club. The idea is that you have to take along a, well, comedic towel. I don't think there's a prize for the best comedy towel; actually, what you do get is humiliated in front of the rest of the class as you're forced to proudly show it off, but that's beside the point.

In the last couple of weeks there's been a David Beckham World Cup towel and, my personal favourite so far, a Pikachu. But today I trumped them all. Behold the glory!

Made from 100% real Shatner hair.

Yes folks, today I took a Star Trek towel along to yoga. In all fairness, I didn't actually buy this towel; Best Mate Jo bought it for me a few years back, but I've never actually used it because I couldn't quite bring myself to dry my nether-regions with it, particularly when Spock has his eyebrow raised in that overtly quizzical fashion.

But because I desperately want to win comedy towel club I broke it out of the airing cupboard and came out as a Star Trek fan to the teacher and the scrummy mummies who make up the majority of the mid-morning yoga class. And do you know what? The teacher declared it to be "fantastic" and her favourite comedy towel so far, which was awesome; quite frankly, though, I don't know how anyone else could even think about topping it. She did turn down my offer of letting her keep it, however, insisting instead that I bring it to every class she teaches. Truthfully, I'm not sure how I feel about that, because while it's nice to be a winner, I did feel a bit awkward about halfway through when we were told to "kiss the towel" in locust pose - not that the mighty Shatner himself would be troubled by such things.

I can't believe I kissed you! sound bite


CyberPete said...

Nice towel!

I don't know what else to say, Spocks eyebrows are distracting me

Tim said...

Imagine what it's like when you're drying yourself with it.

CyberPete said...

Either traumatic or kinky.

I'm leaning towards traumatic.

Tim said...

Nailed it.

Ponita in Real Life said...

I bet IDV wouldn't be traumatized at all...

You could always turn it around and use the back of his head to dry your nether regions. Much better than wiping your weenie on his nose.


CyberPete said...

Had it been Zachary Quintos Spock, I wouldn't have minded nailing it


Inexplicable DeVice said...

"Made from 100% real Shatner hair." Ah, so that's where it all went.

You're right Ponita, I wouldn't be at all traumatised by drying myself with that towel.

Wait a minute... There are men on that towel. Just what do you take me for?!

Tim said...

Ponita - I don't want to think about IDV drying anything, let alone on Shatner! And while it's a good suggestion that I turn it around, I know that one day I'd forget and then I'd be traumatised!

Cyberpete - I bet you would!

Inexplicable Device - In Dinah's absence…

Wait - IDV'S GAY?!

eroswings said...

Happy Holidays,


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your luved ones, Tim! Hope you spend the holidays doing the things that make you laugh!

Live Long and Prosper!

Tim said...

And to you too, Eroswings! Hope you have a great Christmas!!

Tara said...

That's a great towel! I'd feel weird about drying off with Spock and Kirk looking on too. I don't have one single comical towel! Hmmph.

Tim said...

You should buy some!!