Friday, November 02, 2012

Pop culture roundup: Sherlock and the dinosaurs; smoking Dalek; Kirby's Losers; Bond on Bond!; Paul McCartney 007

Here's a wild tale involving Sherlock Holmes' creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Houdini and some dinsosaurs.

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Via Boing Boing, a Dalek tobacco ad!



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Nick Caputo looks at the real-life elements of Jack Kirby's 1970s war comic, "The Losers."


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Roger Moore on the differences between playing James Bond in the 1970s compared to now:

‘There was no diet or fitness regime established by the actors who had played Bond before, or not that I know of. It was suggested it wouldn’t hurt if I lost a little weight, and they thought my hair was a bit poofy woofy.

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Speaking of James Bond, check out Paul McCartney's Aston Martin DB5, just sold at auction for £307,500. Interesting: If Paul bought this in early 1964, it means he was driving an Aston Martin before 007 was, as "Goldfinger" only came out in September of that year.


This is the only Aston Martin I'll ever own:


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