Sunday, April 02, 2006

Cryogenics, He-Man, and "Eggy in a Basket"

Yay, reading material! And a recipe.

Click here for a scan of a complete single-issue story from Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan -- "Another Cold Morning." For those of you unacquainted with the comics, it's a series set in a half-nightmarish, half-utopian urban future starring Spider Jerusalem, a journalist who bears more than a passing resemblance to the late Hunter Thompson. This issue focuses on someone from our time, however, who is frozen and revived in Spider's present. I've always thought that the best parts of Transmet were the ones that told a complete story in one go rather than in a multi-issue arc, and this is a good example.

And here's one feminist's account of how she was inspired by a certain cartoon when she was growing up. The cartoon? He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. No, really.

Those of you who have watched the excellent V for Vendetta (and if you haven't, what are you waiting for? Hurry, it's still showing in some theaters) may remember a breakfast-cooking scene -- actually, two breakfast-cooking scenes -- involving something called "eggy in a basket." Here's a recipe for this simple dish, and here's an account of one blogger's attempt to make it. We could argue about the merits of the movie as opposed to the original graphic novel, Alan Moore's insistence on removing his name from the credits, the responsibility or lack thereof in glorifying alliteration, knifing people, and blowing up buildings, or even about the authenticity of "eggy in a basket" (zero, acording to Moore; it's not an English invention, apparently), but one can't argue with butter, eggs and bread. Mmm. Okay, unless you're a vegan.


fran said...

can i borrow your transmet luis? : )

i think i'm goign to try cooking eggy in a basket for breakfast tomorrow.

Luis K. said...

RE: Transmet, sure! :)

Let me know how your eggy attempt goes. I think Yvette's going to try it too. :)