Today is Friday the 13th.
In the past, I’ve posted some of the possible history of the negative superstitions around Friday the 13th, but I’m not going to mention that today. I think it’s unseemly, especially since I’ve already talked about the history and traditions surrounding Friday the 13th earlier in the year.
No, I thought I’d share something else.
Have you ever wanted to visit the restaurant in your favorite novel? How about collect all the magazines they mention? Or, possibly, even get some special item of clothing or unusual houseware item worn or used by your favorite character? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a website that had all that little bit of data sliced, diced and indexed for your browsing pleasure? Well, as it turns out, there is. It’s a genius little site called Small Demons. You need to sign in, but, so far, it’s free. It’s a fun site with all the “stuff” in popular novels, including my favorites from William Gibson, with links to where you can find everything. I mean, really, they have everything from restaurants to shops to particular brands to, well, everything. Everything that’s branded or mentioned by specific location is pretty much there. It’s brilliant.
And, what the hell, it’s Friday, right? You weren’t doing anything anyway, so why not go check it out?