Alexa Davalos b. 1982
Glenn Quinn b. 1970 died 3 December 2002
Both Ms. Davalos and Mr. Quinn are best know for their roles on the Joss Whedon show Angel. Ms. Davalos played Gwen Raiden, a mutant with an electric shock touch and Mr. Quinn was a first season regular as Doyle, a demon with psychic abilities.
When you actually type out a sentence explaining things, it sounds like the show had to be incredibly cheesy, but it was actually well written.
And Ms. Davalos gets the Picture Slot because, well, she's purdy.
The Day After Tomorrow released 2004
You would think a movie named The Day After Tomorrow might give some exact dates that could be used for prediction, but no such luck.
Prediction: "Mecca will not survive the next quarter century. Weapons have become too powerful and too available, and Muslims have become too good at pissing people off."
Predictor: Larry Niven in the January 2000 issue of Science Fiction Age
Reality: Niven is a major science fiction writer and when he's writing fiction, he has a raging erection for space travel that no amount of reality can tame. I think that's why it's called "Hard SF", because it can't possibly be for being backed up by real science.
This statement was not in a fictional story. The editors of Science Fiction Age asked writers for predictions about the next millennium and this is the best Niven could come up with.
Let us start with the one poorly understood grain of truth this bigoted scumbag said. "Muslims have become too good at pissing people off."
Larry, buddy. That's Islamic terrorists, not just Muslims. If you called the KKK "white people" or the IRA "the Irish", you would be putting a whole lot of people in the same boat with a very small and disgusting minority. But I understand why you might do that, because you're a bigot.
The sad thing is, you are a stupid scumbag bigot who doesn't see how the world works very well. After you wrote this, a bunch of Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. and made a whole lot of headlines. The large majority of these terrorist were from Saudi Arabia, as was their leader Osama bin Laden and this made the United States attack... Afghanistan and Iraq.
You see, the people in control of the very big weapons don't share your particular bigotry or your lack of foresight. Do you think the destruction of Mecca would calm things down? Most people with working synapses realize it would make things worse, not better.
I am going to keep using Larry Niven's predictions about the future because he gave exact dates and that's what this blog is all about, but I just want to write it here for the record and to have it preserved for as long as the Internet is around.
Larry Niven is a turd from a tall cow's ass.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
What can be done when we need a break from bigoted murderous stupidity? I foresee a three word solution.
John Elfreth Watkins.
Ah, my blood pressure is returning to normal just typing those words.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!