Monday, May 2, 2016

Good Omens

This book could also be called the Great British Book of Dad Jokes. But GBBDJ doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. For example, the demon named Mr. Crawley, is the same snake from the Garden in Eden--get it? The whole book is like that. Either you really like this sort of thing or you don' might think I would but it's not really my thing.

Good Omens is about the end times but set in 1990. It's a little dated. Computers are still kind of exotic in 1990 which blows my mind. I guess when they were new they were really frustrating and seemed to be evil spawned. Now it's like we worship the WiFi god. Reboot and you will be Saved! Save and you will be Saved! (That's directly from the good PDF of our Lord iGod). There was a false Microsoft god for a while but I might as well worship Ba'al.

If you like this humor and have been to London, remember the 90's, have seen The Omen, and know the very basic 4 horsemen thing but don't care that they incorrectly refer to the Book of Revelation as Revelations sometimes (I kind of care-- I KNOW I'M A NERD). Then read this. Sure. It's a classic in a way. If you do like this humor (and are an Anglophile) but want less jokes and more plot read Ben Aaronotvitch's Peter Grant series.

Ok--I found the perfect drink for both Cinco de Mayo and a British connection.  Pepino's Revenge is served at Wolfgang Puck's London restaurant and it sounds delicious: 4 thin slices of cucumber, 2 large basil leaves, 1&1/2 ounces of silver tequila, 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup. Muddle the cucumber and basil, add the tequila, simple syrup and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass with ice, garnish with more cucumber.