"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!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

2 April 2013


Birthdays
Michael Fassbinder b. 1977
Clark Gregg b. 1962
Joan D. Vinge b. 1948
(won 1981 Hugo for The Snow Queen)
Sir Alec Guinness b. 1914 died 8/5/2000

Even though I am a huge Whedonverse fan, Sir Alec Guinness is the Ace of Spades and spades are trump. There's no way to beat him. He didn't love the role of Obi-Wan, but I loved pretty much his whole career, so I use this picture from earlier in his career, looking like a lovable cad.

Movie premieres Clash of the Titans released, 2010  

In the year 2000!

Prediction:
Cancer, the common cold, and tooth decay will all be conquered; the revolutionary new problem in medical research will be to accomplish "regeneration," i.e., to enable a man to grow a new leg, rather than fit him with an artificial limb.

Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in 1950

Reality: Since baseball season has begun, Ridiculous Bob gets a line in the box score.

4 at-bats, 0 hits, 3 strikeouts, grounds into double play.


Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE! 

Wednesday is John Elfreth Watkins day. Tomorrow, he continues to discuss agriculture and food processes, again with only partial success.
 
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!


2 comments:

  1. I wonder if John Elfreth perhaps was too close to ag industry of the day, and bought into the hype they inevitably pushed. While on the other issues, he was more cavalier and able to be more relaxed, allowing the truth of the FUTURE to flow into his pencil....

    Journalists should not be too close to the subjects they report on, don't you think?

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  2. John Elfreth was an employee of the railroads, so he wasn't that close to the agriculture business in terms of getting paid. Just as I have a little hero worship of him, he may have had a little hero worship of Luther Burbank and/or Booker T. Washington, who were definitely among the Heroic Scientists of the day, the way we treat Stephen Hawking or Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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