"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!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

31 March 2013


Birthdays
Ewan McGregor b. 1971
Lucille Bliss b. 1916 died 8 November 2012

Lucille Bliss, who died last November, is probably the second most famous female voice actress ever, slightly behind the wonderful June Foray. Ms. Bliss is best known as the voice of Smurfette and Crusader Rabbit way back in the day, though my favorite work of hers is as Ms. Bitters on Invader ZIM, one of the best children's TV cartoons of this century.

Movies released
Ice Age: The Meltdown released, 2006



Life in Los Angeles... in 2013!

Prediction: Most of the housework will be done by robots and robotic pets will be commonplace.

Predictor: L.A. 2013, an article written by Nicole Yorkin in The Los Angeles Times Magazine, published 3 April 1988

Reality: Except for the Roomba, robot help really hasn't materialized. In the article, a country and western singing robot named Billy Rae is constantly screwing things up and annoying Alma, the woman of the house in Yorkin's story. And as for robotic pets, the Tamagotchi craze is really the closest we got to this and it didn't last.

The whole idea that we are rational actors economically doesn't always work, but eventually the concept of cost effectiveness does sink in.  Robots are good at some stuff, but the expense is high so that the cost only makes sense if they are going to do a LOT of work, which means they are still primarily on assembly lines.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE! 

We get another glimpse into the wonderful technological future as predicted by Popular Mechanics in the middle of last century.
 
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

2 comments:

  1. Well, robotic pets do exist, even if their implementation isn't what the L.A. Times anticipated.

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  2. Ewan McGregor was born in 1971!!!!

    Wow am I old.

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