Wednesday, April 3, 2013
3 April 2013
Cobie Smulders b. 1982
Alessandro Juliani b. 1978
Matthew Goode b. 1978
Jamie Bamber b. 1973
Marlon Brando b. 1924 died 1 July 2004
Predictable Dirty Old Man that I am, the picture slot goes to the Cute Girl. Ms. Smulders best known work in genre is in last year's The Avengers. Juliani and Bamber were both on Battlestar Galactica, Matthew Goode is a British actor who was in Watchmen and Brando is on the list for playing Jor-El in the Superman series starring Christopher Reeve.
(Blogger's note: Just recently, I got to thinking about Alan Moore's Watchmen, and I realized Rorschach keeps a journal with dates. The problem is that Watchmen does not take place in the future, but in an alternate past. It's published 1986 and 1987 and the journal entries are from 1985, so it doesn't fit my needs. Grr.)
In the Year 2000!
Prediction: No Foods will be Exposed. Storekeepers who expose food to air breathed out by patrons or to the atmosphere of the busy streets will be arrested with those who sell stale or adulterated produce. Liquid-air refrigerators will keep great quantities of food fresh for long intervals.
Predictor: John Elfreth Watkins in The Ladies' Home Journal in 1900
Reality: Food exposed to the fresh air is still allowed, especially with fruits and vegetables, but uncooked meats in stores are usually behind glass or wrapped in plastic. Food safety is a much bigger deal now than it was in 1900 and refrigeration is now widespread. Still, it's not a crime to have an open air market and violations of food safety are punished with fines instead of jail time.
If I were grading this, it's probably a B+.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Our usual weekly schedule will be interrupted for several days in honor of a very important diary in speculative fiction that starts "April 4, 1984. Last night to the flicks. All war films."
Join me then... IN THE FUTURE!