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Happy B-day Bram Stoker!


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I wonder if there's any info as to whether or not Stoker was fond of the novel "Dracula" or not. It's my understanding that Tchaikowsky really didn't like his "Nutcracker" all that much, despite the public's adoration of it to this day. And Chopin's "Minute Waltz" was inspired by watching his little dog chase it's tail, did it as a novelty and didn't consider it to be of any importance.



Anyway, Happy Birthday, Bram.






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> {quote:title=twinkeee wrote:}{quote}Love that 'doodle'! One of the neatest I have ever seen, wonder who the artist is?


Google employs a team of artists who put together the doodles:



Anbody can make suggestions to the Google team for a doodle:



Email for suggestions here: proposals@google.com


This video shows the Google Doodlers and how they do their thing:



The video above is related to a contest Google does for kids with the winner getting their art as the Google "doodle" logo for a day.

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The British Film Institute has a contest on today in honour of Stoker's b-day...


Go here to vote on your favourite on-screen Dracula:




You can cast your vote before 4:00 p.m. GMT today...


No prizes, just something fun to do, I guess...

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Results from Facebook and Twitter votes are:

Gary Oldman in Francis Ford Coppola's "Dracula." Max Schreck ("Nosferatu") came in second place, while Christopher Lee (Hammer Horror series) took bronze.


So there you go...

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