Gollum by Benedict Cumberbatch
my reaction to every episode of Elementary: WHERE IS THE TURTLE
One of the highlights of my trip to London in October 2013 was a train ride out to Bletchley Park Historical Trust:
- Statue of Alan Turing
- Alan’s watch and childhood teddy
- An enigma machine
- Alan’s office in the famous Hut 8. Note he locked his cup on the radiator so it wouldn’t wander off.
- Alan’s creation, the Bombe machine that decoded Enigma. This one functions and is maintained by loving volunteers who generously demonstrated it for us nerdy Americans by appointment. This probably is the one in The Imitation Game, which had been on location just a few days before my trip.
- The oddly constructed, but pretty Bletchley house.
I’m thrilled Alan Turing, the father of modern computing and probably the most important, singular hero in World War II, is finally getting his due. That one of my favorite actors is portraying him is just ice cream along with the cake.
If you only now learning about Turing because of Benedict, here is a quick article on why he was so important, and how he was punished for gross indecency for being gay.
Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction was released 27 years ago today, July 22 - 2014. The album became the best selling debut album of all time.
Reblog if you’ve ever listened to music or if you are a serial killer
good luck figuring out which one