I'm the lunatic in ur cafes, laughing crazily in the corner
Today I was sitting in My Favourite Cambridge Cafe Whose Name I Will Not Divulge Because Then It Would Always Be Too Crowded And I Would Never Get A Table. I had brought Good Omens
by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman with me to read. I got as far as the list of Dramatis Personae before I had to leave, as I was laughing so much I thought everyone in the cafe would think I was a nutcase. Here were some of the gems:
Crowley (An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards)
Thou-Shalt-Not-Commit-Adultery Pulsifer (A Witchfinder)
Anathema Device (Practical Occultist and Professional Descendant)
Madame Tracy (Painted Jezebel [mornings only, Thursdays by arrangement] and Medium)
Full Chorus of Tibetans, Aliens, Americans, Atlanteans and other rare and strange Creatures of the Last Days.
I adore Pterry and Neil Gaiman.Links
When I looked at yesterday's Irregular Webcomic
it looked very familiar. Surely not
, I thought. That looks exactly like the main quad at Sydney Uni.
Then I scrolled down and read the commentary. Oddly enough, it was
modelled on Sydney Uni, jacaranda tree and all! And Sydney Uni's modelled on Cambridge, which is even cooler.
Have some swing dancers dancing in front of Parliament House
, thanks to the Riot Act. You've gotta love those Canberrans.
Raphael is going to be blogging about his trip to the UK here
. (I suspect that everyone who knows him and reads my blog knows this already, but oh well.)Life
Well, I suppose I should do something productive today. I'm meant to be writing an article for the newspaper, but I've been putting it off. Now my editor's written to me suggesting it be 'broader'. Any broader, and this article's going to wind up longer than my dissertation. *sigh*
Edited to add: TV
I don't have anything much to say, except that Dollhouse
keeps getting better and better. The new series of Robin Hood
, on the other hand, is just getting worse and worse. The
new Girl Outlaw Kate (dubbed 'Blondie' by the good folks at Obernet
) is exceptionally annoying. Gisbourne's mopey, Robin's angsty and the addition of Friar Tuck to the gang does little to cover the fact that this was one season too many.