April 12, 2010

A whole new world

Three pages into Tintin in the New World and already I am in raptures. Could this be the greatest use of appropriation ever?

"Old age? Auguring asteroid! I'm not yet fifty! Tintin, my lad, if you'd learn to drink scotch and love women, you, too, would have cheering memories in old age!"
"I have no feeling for either."
"How do you know till you've experienced them?"
Yes, Snowy thought, why doesn't he try? Maybe he'll grow up a bit and stay home more.

I think it's only going to get better. A few sentences later the Captain is saying something about how Tintin bought two Arabian steeds and 'rode them an inch to foamy death'. Cripes, what the deuce is this?

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