Friday, March 22, 2013
22 March 2013
Matthew Modine b. 1959
William Shatner b. 1931
Mr. Modine has done a lot of work, very little of it in genre films, but he was in The Dark Knight Rises. Mr. Shatner, of course, is best remembered for his work on T.J. Hooker.
I kid. I'm a kidder.
Many happy returns to both gentlemen.
In the year 2000!
Prediction: Humans living underwater will "fish" for seabirds, setting bait on the surface of the water and then dragging the creatures down until they suffocate.
Predictor: French postcards published in 1900
Reality: We are not living underwater for the most part, what with our lungs being built to extract oxygen for the air instead of the water. As for fishing for seabirds, the hook in the food would have to pierce through the bird's bill, not an easy task. More than that, if this actually worked it would be an extremely cruel way to kill these poor creatures, dragging them underwater until they drown.
Of course, it is just as cruel to kill a fish using similar methods. In fishing's defense, let me say that lots of fish make mighty good eating. I've read enough Patrick O'Brian novels to know that except for mutton birds, most seabirds are way too lean and stringy and not worth killing for food.
All of this is the roundabout way of saying we have another example of the French being jerks.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
We got some Snake Plissken last weekend and now we are going back for seconds, this time escaping from Los Angeles instead of New York.
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!