Sir Christopher Lee, more fantastic than all of us. ALL OF US.
Performed in a metal opera as Charlemagne.
Schooled director of original and only worthwhile Wicker Man about ancient Druidic practices.
And blessed with the most authoritarian voice ever. And I think he’s like 1,90m tall
The only person in Peter Jackson’s LOTR cast to have met and conversed with J.R.R Tolkien
Corrected Sir Peter on the sound a person makes when stabbed in the back due to actual experience with that action
Art by Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Life is Posers strip #14, more comics here: https://www.facebook.com/lifeisposers
Here are some interesting facts about him, though:
- He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on youtube, a video called “Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate.”
- “Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because, apparently not getting the “kindest man who ever lived” memo, they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers’s response? He’d pat the target on the shoulder and say, “God loves you just as you are.” Rogers even belonged to a “More Light” congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full participation in the church.”
- According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”
- Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec’s house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver’s home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life—the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.
A case that started in August 1971 when Maria Gomez Pereira reportedly discovered a strange expressionistic image of a man’s face that had appeared on her kitchen floor. A few days later she had the floor ripped out and relaid only to find that the face reappeared in exactly the same place within a week.
Before she got the chance to rip out the floor a second time the slab was removed and preserved by local authorities. Investigations into the site on which the house was built revealed that the site had once been a graveyard and as such it was decided that the floor of the house should be excavated to see what lay beneath. After digging down some nine feet human remains were found and promptly removed after which the floor was relaid once again. Bizarrely after just two weeks a variety of new faces had appeared once again on the floor.
Over the coming months the Faces of Belmez attracted a huge amount of attention but nobody was able to explain why the faces kept returning. Some believed the faces were being painted on to the floor and that the whole phenomenon was a hoax. When Maria died in 2004 a new series of faces started to appear on the floor prompting further skepticism.
This game me nightmares when I was kid. They are way to freaky.