Domhnall Gleeson b. 1983
Claire Danes b. 1979
Malin Akerman b. 1978
Gavin Hood b. 1963
Bruce Boxleitner b. 1950
Okay! Nice selection of birthdays today. Mr. Gleeson played Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Mr. Hood directed X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Bruce Boxleitner has the career best known for work in genre with Tron and Babylon 5, but as usual, I go with the Picture Slot = Cute Girl decision. Claire Danes was in Terminator 3 and Stardust, not the best known work of her career, so I chose a picture of Ms. Akerman in her Watchmen costume because... because I'm a guy and it's my blog, so there!
Los Angeles in the year... 2013!
Here we are in the middle of May and the L.A. 2013 predictions have been the Sunday feature since the beginning of April. There's only a few left and they don't have a unifying theme, but I'm going to "empty the notebook" as writers are wont to describe it.
Predictor: L.A. 2013, published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, 3 April 1988
Predictions (and reality)
The smart house turns on the heat at 6:00 AM and checks to see there is enough hot water for all the residents. The coffee maker starts and the oven cooks hot cinnamon rolls. (It's possible to put stuff on timers. It was possible to put stuff on timers in 1988. The checking to see if enough hot water... not so much.)
Denturinse – a more efficient method of tooth cleaning you can swallow. (What, you still can't swallow toothpaste? Why does no one tell me these things?)
Housing shortages (Not really.)
Mandatory company workouts (This is part of the "Japanese are gonna run everything" scare we went through in the 1980s)
Suits are cut by lasers (Oooh! Sounds fancy and futuristic! Still doesn't work quite as well as sharp metal, which has about zero percent chance of starting a fire.)
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
More from the OMNI Future Almanac, which regular readers will recognize as a source of often bold and rarely accurate forecasts.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!