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July 4, 2012 by beerogre
That’s right guys, when your feeling that no one else “gets” why your hobby is so cool. You can always console yourself with the fact that one of the world’s greatest horror actors did!
That is quite simply awesome…
Thats just awesome. Its good to know that Peter Cushing is one of us.
Sorry, was one of us.
He was a horror actor – he’ll always be one of us in spirit…
This is by and far the coolest thing I have ever seen! I wonder what he would make of the state of the hobby now?
Seen this before. Wonderful film clip. Wasn’t all that long ago when hobbies were seen as normal, pretty much expected of a chap in fact. Wonder how much the change of attitude coincided with the rise of DIY?
Figures made from compressed drawing paper!
How does that compare to Finecast?
Better, as long as the drawing paper doesn’t have any perforations! lol
I’d say notsomuch the Rise in DIY, more the rise in hospital admissions of blokes glued/nailed to Swedish made furniture…
Well, that, and nintendo…
Video games killed the hobbies…. thank God for BoW
I think the general downfall of hobbies in the younger generations is the change in attitudes related to entertainment. My parents did not expect to be entertained constantly. They did not have walkmans, iPods or DVD players in their dashboards. Break rooms at large companies used to have tables, chairs and a kitchenette of some kind. Now they have microwaves and televisions. Woe be unto anybody who dares turn the TV off during break time too. Heaven forbid we ever experience any peace or quiet in our lives, especially on our breaks.
Our culture today is so focused on passive entertainment that few people engage in active hobbies anymore. The only active activities that most people have are exercise related (or going “out” to bars and clubs which in its current form is really just more passive entertainment IMHO). The idea of engaging your mind for enjoyment is unusual for most people in Western societies nowadays. Most people would rather watch or listen to something that someone else made than actually use their own imaginations. Even books follow this trend. Look at the bestsellers list and you’ll see some of the least imaginative, least challenging and most child-like fiction ever written. We in this hobby are the exception, not the rule.
That’s changing now. The Maker movement (DIY in 80s parlance) encourages more people to tinker and make things on their own now. The internet has introduced more people to more intellectually active forms of relaxation. The healthy food movement and the awareness of certain countries’ obesity problems is driving more people to garden and go out and do things rather than sit on the couch all day. It’s starting to go back the other way I think, slowly but surely, at least for the more educated members of society.
@mpopke … and if you do sit in front of the mind-sterilising rays of the VDU (do they still make those?) you can watch BoW!
“We may not be high-brow, but at least we’re not mono-brow!”
You can quote me on that!
However, we need some more, the Model Trains guys get Rod Stewart as the champion of the hobby, we could do with Justin Bieber talking about his Panoceania army.
I think that would have the opposite effect.
Blimey that really would be the end of our street cred! lol
I can imagine the comments on this vid on Youtube. Qwerkynob21: The hobby had such great stars back in the 60s. Now it’s just %$*@in crap. Beiber can’t *&%@in paint Akalis Sikh Commandos for %$&*!!!1!!!! There’s no good painters any more.
LOL!!! thumbs up for that!
This made my morning! One of my favorite actors of all time enjoys one of my favorite hobbies! Thanks for posting this one.
Even if I doubt Napoleon play using the H G Wells rules
I hope his armies went to someone that would appreciate them.
One of the tru greats. A genius actor. I also wager a genius wargamer as well. I bet he was a ‘horror’ to play against.
and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys’ games and books…
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