Tricia Helfer b. 1974
Ms. Helfer is best known as Number Six on Battlestar Galactica. Yesterday I teased her birthday calling her "the best looking toaster ever", toaster being one of the disparaging terms humans use for the Cylons. Reasonable people may argue about the prettiest - it's not a big spoiler to mention both Grace Park and Lucy Lawless play Cylons as well - but it's completely clear which character is the most glamorous. Many happy returns.
Prediction: 1998: Quarantine on the moon due to mutated flu virus.
Predictor: Arthur C. Clarke in 2001: A Space Odyssey, published 1968
Reality: ACC gets a point for understanding that flu viruses do mutate and that makes them nastier. But... we didn't establish bases on the moon and no one but the unelectable Newt Gingrich is even making noises about the idea.
Sorry, Art. It was your dream but it didn't come true.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Because of pre-emptions, it's been nearly a month since we got a German chocolate postcard. I won't say what wonders it will predict for the year 2000, but it's a safe bet to say the illustration will be charming.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!