If you grew up like me - enthralled with old movies, old books, and history in general, than you won't be surprised to hear this:
I regularly develop crushes on dead guys.
My first HUGE historical crush that has had everlasting effects: Doc Holliday. Tragic figure. So romantic. I won't bore you with all I know about him, and all I imagine about him. But I do have, in my collection of Gilded Age and Western Historical books, no less than a dozen books that are either exclusively about Dr. J. H. Holliday, or speak about him.
After I saw Gone with the Wind, Rhett Butler was it. Clark Gable. *Sigh*
Thankfully, my husband is ok with this. The guys are dead. And the crushes are brief.
I developed a new one today. I was reading Epbot, which led me to mentalfloss, and this post about 31 Disney Villains and Those Who Voiced Them.
And I came across this picture:
Ratigan, from The Great Mouse Detective (a highly underrated film, I must say. I love it!) and his voice, Vincent Price.
He is just the epitome of old school class and smooth oiliness. Very similar to Clark Gable. I think it just is made so much better because Ratigan is one of my favorite villains. A touch of class, a grasping for higher society, and yet always dragged down by his roots. He's good.
And Vincent Price looks like he could fill that roll in real life.
Anyway, there's just a bit of goofiness for you. And warning: mentalfloss.com appears to be something I could waste a bunch of time in!http://www.epbot.com/