"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

17 January 2013

Birthdays
Michael Bay spawned 1965
James Earl Jones b. 1931

Many happy returns to Mr. Jones, of course.

As for Michael Bay, it is the policy of this blog that not every science fiction film ever made has to be acknowledged, but any movie that sold more than $100 million in tickets at the U.S. box office is to be noted, so Michael Bay makes it to the list, regardless of how much or how little esteem I hold him in.

(Hint: little. Very little.  Teeny tiny.)


Facts from 2001!
Prediction: By 2001, the world’s population has passed six billion. No one has used an atomic weapon in war since Nagasaki.

Predictor: Arthur C. Clarke from his 1968 work 2001: A Space Odyssey, the novelization of the screenplay
Reality:  Old ACC gets these two 100% correct.The six billion mark was reached in 1999 and when the last century turned, there still had not been a nuke dropped on an enemy since 1945, a winning streak for all of humankind that continues to this day.


Looking one day... INTO THE FUTURE!  Another postcard from 1900 predicting the wonders of the year 2000. This one is a French postcard (Oh la la!) and as often happens, the French expect people in the future to be incredible jerks.

Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!

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