Thanksgiving in Redondo Beach (the sequel)
I feel like a new rat!
Woot Woot !
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Woot Woot !
I have been busy the last week. We got dressed up for Halloween and went Trick-or-Treating. This is a new holiday in England and people looked surprised to see us at their doors - especially a rat dressed up as a witch... some of them had to do a quick search of their candy supplies to find something for us, others quickly turned out their lights and pretended not to be at home ... sorry I didn't get any pictures (the batteries died).
A few nights later we went to a huge bonfire and fireworks display. It seems this guy - Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the parliament in 1605, but got caught and so to celebrate there is a holiday to burn him in effigy and set off a lot of fireworks... a bit strange- but who am I to question tradition (being from a breed who picks through rubbish bins)...
Tomorrow I travel with Robin and Madeleine to Long Beach CA. I will write as soon as I can!
Yesterday, in the spirit of Halloween Robin took me to University College London (UCL) to see Jeremy Bentham.
As requested in his will, Benthams body was preserved and stored in a wooden cabinet, termed his "Auto-icon". Originally kept by his disciple Dr. Southwood Smith, it was acquired by UCL in 1850. So, although he has been dead for many years, his body is easily found at UCL.
You can find out all about him at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Bentham-Project/info/jb.htm
It was a bit scary being so close to a dead guy - but as you know, rats aren't afraid of dying!