Sunday, November 07, 2004

Our gang, chestnuts and procrastination.

1. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The graphic novel is darkly funny and frequently disturbing. Its heroes are Mina Murray (formerly Harker) from Dracula, Allan Quatermain (King Soloman's Mines and She), Captain Nemo (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Dr Griffin (a.k.a The Invisible Man). It is thick with references to Victorian adventure stories and every so often, I spot an old friend and feel very superior. I discovered this webpage of annotations - splendiferous.

2. Sweet chestnuts boiled with Brussels sprouts.

3. Putting things off until tomorrow.