Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Magickal Mystery Tour


Not long ago, Nik and I visited the British Museum with the Cawks-Crew (Sarah, Ben and Small Son), and a grand day out was had by all. Entering the first gallery, I approached the nearest display, at random. And this is what I found:


Oh, Horus! Why you Heresy so much?

One of the main reasons I'd brought them there was to see the Best Museum Exhibit In The World, which is the small collection of objects belonging to Doctor John Dee, Elizabeth the First's court magician. Here's the caption card:



How many chances do you get to stare directly into the actual obsidian scrying mirror of the Elizabethan Era's greatest magician? I mean? Come on!



Later, someone spotted this:


For our next magical outing, I propose we go to Hogwarts and cause a crowd disturbance during a Quidditch match. We'll be the unruly hooligan element that spills onto the pitch singing, "Who's the bastard in the hat?" and "You're not spelling any more!"

9 comments:

northernhomesteader said...

Life imitates art? Sort of.....

Shadowheim said...

This is more a case of art imitating art...

Good find, Dan. I'm sure when you go to the natural history museum, you'll find a fossil discovered my a "Dr. Eisenhorn", or "Sir Loken".

Okay, you probably won't. But it'd be nice.

Cor said...

The Quidditch riots were a blight on all wizard kind during the 1970's and 1980's thankfully theyve pretty much non existent in the modern game.

Will Wright said...

The Hogwarts Football Riots,lmao.
What did Manchester get a shipment of brooms :p

Sarah Cawkwell said...

I still have the picture of that utterly awesome goblet. I must find that.

Jonathan Green said...

Talking of Taniths, I met Tanith Lee last night. Which was nice.

malazan said...

Hello Mr. Abnett,i really enjoyed reading Triumff,any news regarding the sequel?

shavenwookiee said...

Ba'al and Tanith are still alive? Those sneaky Goa'uld bastards!

Swede said...

Just finished "Know No Fear." Supreme, as usual - or rather, one of your better ones. Slight overuse of the word "transhuman" and two spelling/syntax mistakes in the last 50 pages or so.

...I nitpick. Thanks for another classic.