Put the bomb back on the shelf

So I went to Prestonpandemonium and bought some comics and drank some ale – IPA and 80 shilling to be precise, I still need to try the Porter. I haven’t signed up for a brew set….yet. We went to the beach at Gulllane afterwards and once again I changed into my togs hoping for a swim but the Haar came in and the water wasn’t that warm(surprise!) so we headed home after not very long and nearly dropped back into the Goth for that Porter but opted for an ice cream at St Luca in Musselburgh instead.

I haven’t read any of my comic acquistions yet because I’m still finishing Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy. I think I might go see Irvine Welsh reading from his new book The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs at the Edinburgh Book Festival. He seems to be appearing all over the place lately, he was on some late night BBC talk thing talking about football violence during the world cup and he was on a couple of days ago too.

Anyway my Prestonpandemonium righteous acquistitions were:
Put the Book Back on the Shelf a Belle and Sebastian Anthology which I didn’t know existed but I now see on Amazon for a few quid less than I paid for it pah.
The Sandman – Dolls house I’ve been meaning to read The Sandman comics for about 10 years now so it’s long overdue.
Skinhead – Richard Allen apparently rather collectible in good nick although the one I got is pretty tatty and scribbled on.
War Junkie – Joe Sacco I should have bought his 2nd Palestine comic too but I didn’t look closely and thought it was just a different cover for his first Palestine comic which I already have (and it’s excellent). I’ll have to get some more Joe Sacco comics, I’m especially interested in the Bosnian ones The Fixer: A Story from Sarajevo and Safe Area Gorazde. Which reminds me, check out Blogging Beirut for an account of the latest happenings in Lebanon. The last death count I saw on there was :
Death Toll
as of 12:28 PM July 25, 2006
Civilians:
379+ Lebanese
17 Israeli
20 Sri Lankan (by israel)
8 Canadian (by israel)
4 Brazilian (by israel)

Military:
40 Lebanese
21 Israeli
16 Hizballah (declared)

Displaced:
~1,000,000 Lebanese
25% of total population

Bombs Dropped:>
~10,000 Israel
~1000 Hizballah

stink

It seems the Israeli government has got it in for fish now too and they’ve bombed some civilian oil tanks on the Lebanese coast.

argh