A trick used to bring back an Xbox 360 that has had the three flashing red lights of death. To perform this trick, wrap a towel around the 360 with the lights on and allow it to sit for approximately 10-12 minutes. Let it cool off for about 15 minutes and fire it up.
WARNING: Of course by doing this you are taking a chance that the machine could catch on fire, your house could explode or that you'll die alone and a virgin.
d00d 1: Son of a mothafacker, this thing just bricked on me.
d00d 2: Dude, did you try the towel trick?
d00d 1: By George, how could I forget the towel trick? A trick so cleverly included with each 360 to recover idiot mistakes made by MS?!
The act of appearing in front of at least one person (but preferably many people) before and after taking a shower while holding your towel against only your pubic region, thus leaving the rest of the body entirely nude.
My roommate towel tricked me good earlier today. I saw his ass and pubes and pretty much everything except his dick and balls!
Also, towel-trick, towel-tricking
From the popular way to get rid of your XBox 360's red ring of death
, the "towel trick" involves putting a towel around your system and leaving it on for 24 hours, forcing it to overheat and thereby frying it. However, it is claimed to get your 360 to work for at least a few more days.
Now, it is also used to describe taking drastic measures to save or fix something.
Man, I got the red ring of death on my 360 the other day: hardware failure! I'm gonna try to towel trick it and see what happens.
Guy1: I can't believe I forgot to do that paper! I'm gonna copy Joe's and hope the Professor doesn't notice...
Guy2: Stop towel-tricking it, man!
Al got his finger chopped off by a saw at work the other day. I heard he towel-tricked it by packing it in ice and running to the emergency room.