Good company


Today I visited Darwin and Chaucer in Westminster Abbey. Newton was there too, but he was being all standoffish behind an iron railing (possibly to deter enthusiastic fans of The Da Vinci Code, but more likely for some liturgical reason).

Quick: what’s Charles Darwin’s middle name? That’s ok – I didn’t know either. (It’s Charles Robert Darwin).

For the record, the weather in London was lovely today. Tomorrow, though, probably not so much. But I’ll be in the British Museum, so it won’t matter. (happy noise)

P.S. At least a quarter of the people on the plane over here were reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In my side row, all three of us were reading it! Unfortunately the flight was much, much longer than the book.

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6 Responses to Good company

  1. Keri says:

    Oh yay!! London!! Have fun!

  2. rhett says:

    bah…what’s even worse is after you finish it you can’t chat with the other people about it because you can’t spoil it for the still other people that haven’t got to those parts yet.

    Also I find it fitting that Newton is segregated. He was always a bit of a loner in life.

  3. Haz says:

    I’m having very severe museum jealousy. I’ll get to the London one’s someday!!

  4. Wunx~ says:

    Have a great time in jolly old England!

  5. D says:

    Newton would have been mighty happy about that fence. Too many hands near him would have freaked him right out. I’m a liitle surprised its not electrified.

  6. cicada says:

    Yeah, Newton was fairly obnoxious. I wish they’d buried Leibnitz there too, just to get his goat! :)

    My verdict on Newton and Mozart: yes, it is possible to be too intelligent.

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