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Happy Birthday Definitive Vampire Hunter – Accept no Substitutes

May 26, 2016

conradbrunstrom

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Scanning the headlines today, much of the world appears as usual to have succumbed the the opportune forces of hatred, fear and stupidity and I felt my inner workings clutching up with despair to an extent that defies immediate ability to offer any commentary.

So I though instead of old Hammer horror movies and was reminded that today would have been Peter Cushing’s 103rd birthday.  Apparently Peter Cushing was always rather perturbed and a little irritated (as irritated as any such polite man could be) by the fact that people in the street feigned fear of him.  “But I always play the hero – never the monster!” he would accurately point out.  He was also famous for being in one of the longest running sketch jokes ever – the “I’ve not been paid yet” Morecambe and Wise sketch – which ran for more than a decade.

For sure, he played…

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