Troy Davis writes:
I went to the UK for a week in late August and early September. I passed out over 800 copies of the tracts “Ivy League Exorcist” and “Cock-Tale: A Modern Tijuana Bible” to the people of Great Britain. I had a blast. Some highlights of my trip: Festival time in Edinburgh . . . Buying a MacBam Brothers anthology at Deadhead comics in Edinburgh. . . Buying a cheap kilt at Highland House . . . Having raw food at the Iglu Restaurant & Bar (I didn’t get a chance to go to Henderson’s because it was closed on Sunday) . . . The independence vote stickers (see pics) yes (“Sack the Tories”) and no stickers (Shepard Fairey pastiche lampooning Alex Salmond, the head of the Scottish National Party) Getting Jimmy the Explorer #1 at Analogue Books . . . Taping a copy of “Cock-Tale” to the door of the Edinburgh Scientology Center (see pic) . . . Edinburgh Castle . . . The crazy pig head in the window of Oink (see pic) The Museum of Scotland . . . Hiking to Arthur’s Seat and eating wild blackberries on the trail at Holyrood Park . . . Hadrian’s Wall . . . Getting an “All The Girls Love Earl” sticker (see pic) in Salisbury (the Cathedral tour was boring but it was cool to see a copy of the Magna Carta) . . . Seeing Stonehenge a couple days before Obama was there . . . Getting a Cornish pasty from a gas station . . . Having spotted dick . . .Checking out the scene in Brighton . . . Passing out “Ivy League Exorcist” tracts in Leicester Square (see pic). . . Doing the “Bitter Sweet Symphony” music video walk in Hoxton (see pic) . . . The Pure Evil Gallery . . . Street art in Hoxton (see pic) . . .Hoxton Street Monster Supplies . . . The polite London signs (see pic) . . . Seeing Sammie Jay perform "Hipster Love" in Trafalgar Square . . . Minding the gap in the London Tube . . Getting cool stickers from The Shoreditch Goodhood Store (see pic) . . . Eating raw ravioli and uncooked bread at Nama raw food restaurant . . . Having “Porridge of the Gods” at Leon at Heathrow. Getting a cool Chelsea Football ball cap . . . Reading in Shortlist about Owen Jones' new book The Establishment: And How They Get Away with It and Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class.
Irn Bru (which I discovered in Scotland and love). The server put it in a limited edition “Mighty Glass.” I asked where I could buy one and she gave me one in a box (see pic). One final thing: one little thing that’s great about the UK is that their soda pop has sugar, not the GMO-laden high fructose corn syrup.