The Eagle & The Child...and Plaid Elves

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 09:08 AM

It's the small things that sometimes get you. Today's strip, for example? My favorite part is that the elven character is wearing plaid on the cover of the "70-Foot Hobbit". It's a tiny little detail that probably only cracked me up.

The Eagle & The Child, by the way, is a real pub. My wife and I shared many a bitter in there, in the back corner where JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis and others used to hold their "Inklings" meetings. For a nerd like me, it was nirvana. Also, the bitter was good. If you're ever in Oxford...do swing by The Eagle & The Child (or The Bird & The Baby, as it's also known).

Related note: I love how the English always have nineteen names for their local pub. When I lived in Canterbury, I swear my local had 500 different nicknames. You never knew what people were referring to when they asked you to meet up for a pint. :)

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