Anyhow, upshot was that we couldn't leave the cat in the car, or at my place, so we headed straight back to D's house and had to spend 10 minutes trying to get Ginger out of the damn car.
Watched Hellboy finally, and man, that's a fun film. Decent plot, with reasons for everything, understated humour, and a very subtle way of resolving the differences between Hellboy and his boss. I love films which don't hit you over the head with the sheer obviousness of such an event. Good villians, nice supporting cast and a satisfying conclusion. I wish more films were like that.
On the way back to mine, we're discussing some of the more fun throwaway lines in Hellboy, and then we get onto the Hitler stuff. D. is a collector of weird trivia, and has an incredible memory. The reason they mention Hitler really dying in 1958? That was the year the Russians admitted they had his body. Apparently, Hitler did commit suicide in 1944, but had ordered his body to be cremated on the bunker grounds. The Russians got to the bunker first and tidied up.
And thos of us long time DC readers, will probably be surprised to learn that Hitler did actually have the Spear of Destiny, and produced it at a Nuremberg rally in 1938. Interestingly, an army that has had the Spear of Destiny waved over it is unstoppable, and it was these troops that were used in the blitzrieg that swept across Europe in the early days of the second world war, and only stopped when they ran out of land at Dunkirk.
Fascinating stuff, and I must check some of it out more.