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In the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams describes a towel as the most mind bogglingly useful device in the universe...

Not too long ago, I traded the Guinness Brewery my name and address in exchange for a free bar towel.

It fits perfectly over the center arm-rest in my 2004 Prius. It’s almost like it was made to be there. I find it an excellent way to keep dirt and oils from rubbing off my arm, and onto the upholstery.

And, of course, in a pinch it can be used to wipe up a mess, or take fingerprints off the MFD screen.
 

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The website was http://www.guinnessoffer.com but it appears that the free bar towel offer has become a free magnet offer.

I would expect any bar towel to be suitable. Not everyone likes Guinness, after all :)

If you can't wait for a freebie to come around, you can buy one here http://www.guinnesswebstore.com
 

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And, of course, in a pinch it can be used to wipe up a mess, or take fingerprints off the MFD screen.
Also useful if traveling through hyperspace while hitchhiking; of course, we all know that "travelling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops". 8)
 

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Sounds like you really know where your towel is.
 

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Armrest cover

Another means of covering the armest: My partner got new floor mats for his car and gave me his practically unused ones. They are carpeted on one side and rubber on the other with little sticky prongs to keep them in place. The set is for a compact car, I believe. I have another identical set in my Prius that was in my Escort Wagon.
The rear mats are smallish rectangles with rounded corners. Lay one of them lengthwise on the armest, and it fits beautifully; it's wider than the top of the armrest, but the overlap, folded down, will completely cover the armrest fabric. I fastened a small length of elastic cord to the front end which keeps the cover in place. The rear part is held in place by the seats themselves. Over time, the carpet conforms to the shape of the armrest, or you could probably iron creases into the mat. I put a small length of indoor-outdoor carpeting under the carpet to keep the rubber prongs from damaging the armrest fabric. The carpeting is soft and makes a good armrest. The elastic cord keeps the carpet cover from coming off everytime I exit the car or lift the cover.
The carpet armrest cover matches the floor mats and creates a nice effect. I use carpeted floor mats on top of the 189 buck custom set, just to keep the custom set clean.
Bob
 

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What a totally hoopy frood

Audible has the series unabridged. Warning, do not listen to these books while driving, you'll laugh too hard and cause an accident :)
 

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Re: Armrest cover

Bob Allen said:
The carpet armrest cover matches the floor mats and creates a nice effect.
Nicer than "Let the Good Times Overflow" ? hmmm... I'll have to drink about that one for awhile...

Cheers!
 

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I don't need the magnet or the towel, but thanks for the intoduction to BEER WEBSITES!!! If I have to get spammed, might as well be Dos Equis instead of Viagra. 8)
 
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