This Kate Beaton comic on Burke and Hare cracked me up. As she says, “Here we meet Burke and Hare towards the end of their killing spree, a period which may be described as ‘unbelievably sloppy’ and also ‘lazy.'” She also did another short one about the Brontë sisters. My Brontë sisters t-shirt by her (based on the comic I linked to a while back) came in the mail yesterday and it’s awesome (although I should warn you, the shirt is more of a light green and the ink on the sisters is almost black, rather than the light/dark blue shown on the website)! Maybe if I have a good hair-day I’ll post a picture.
In other news, I have a new Goodreads account here. I’ll be posting book recommendations there, mostly for romance and historical research books, but probably also for whatever I’m reading that I like.
I’m going to see the Mountain Goats in concert tonight! They write amazing love songs. The first one I ever heard, way back in college, was “Going to Georgia”:
The most remarkable thing about coming home to you
Is the feeling of being in motion again
It’s the most extraordinary thing in the world
I have two big hands and a heart pumping blood
And a 1967 Colt .45 with a busted safety catch
The world shines
As I cross the Macon County line
Going to Georgia
The most remarkable thing about you standing in the doorway
Is that it’s you
And that you’re standing in the doorway
And you smile as you ease the gun from my hand
And I’m frozen with joy right where I stand
The world throws its light underneath your hair
Forty miles from Atlanta, this is nowhere
Going to Georgia
You can get the .mp3 from Amazon here.
Tell me an unusual love song that works for you.