The Gonzo Daily - Thursday
My friend Dr Chris Clark once was generous
enough to describe me in a review of my 2004 book 'Monster Hunter' as: "the
nearest thing we have to a real-life Professor Challenger", and I have spent
much of the last nine years trying to be modest in the face of this. At the
recent Weird Weekend, Judge Smith was kind enough to give me a copy of the
complete Professor Challenger stories by Arthur Conan-Doyle, and last night I
sat down with a cup of tea, and the orange kitten on my knee and started to read
it for the first time in about thirty years. Professor Challenger has many good,
nay excellent, points but he is also a bad tempered, irascible sociopath who
doesn't take fools even slightly gladly and once threw a gin bottle at an
annoying assistant's head. No, sorry that last one was me. Challenger also
adores his wife who is one of the few people who gets away with telling him when
he is behaving like an arse. Sorry Chris, I still don't see it
On another subject, as I said yesterday
many readers of both blogs will know, or have met Margaret Rickard (Stuart's
widow) and my next door neighbour for the last eight and a half years. She is
seriously ill in hospital, and I would ask you all to remember her in your
thoughts and prayers.
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* Jon Downes, the Editor of all
these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 54 who - together with
his orange cat (who is currently on sick leave in Staffordshire) and two very
small kittens (one of whom is also orange) puts it all together from a converted
potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with
various fish, and sometimes a small Indian frog. He is ably assisted by his
lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and
a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange