Tuesday, February 5, 2013
5 February 2013
Spy Kid 3-D: Game Over released 2003
Tom Wilkinson b. 1948
Mr. Wilkinson's long career with many fine films in it has very few forays into the genre, but he was in Batman Begins, so the blog wishes him a happy birthday.
Year of Prediction: 1947 in the essay The Last Days of the United States by Robert A. Heinlein, 1947
Reality: Heinlein read "Hap" Arnold's report and freaked the fuck out. As he often did, he wrote his view that Arnold was a visionary and everyone else was an idiot in forceful prose, starting with the quote above, the number pulled out of... a hat.
A hat being worn by his ass.
To be fair, grumpy old Bob calmed down within a few years, and his prediction in 1950 for the year 2000 is much more optimistic. We'll read that when he gets his turn again next Tuesday.
Looking ahead one day... INTO THE FUTURE! Wednesday is John Elfreth Watkins Day here on the blog, and from his vantage point in 1900, he sees nothing but good things for the horseless carriage... in the year 2000!
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!