Tuesday, July 2, 2013
2 July 2013
Terry Rossio b. 1960
Rossio is best known for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which I guess counts as fantasy. He also gets a story credit for the American version of Godzilla, which is a stain hard to wash out as far as I'm concerned.
Many happy returns of the day to Mr. Rossio in any case.
Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines released 2003
Hancock released, 2008
In the year 2000!
Prediction: We will not achieve a "World State" in the predictable future. Nevertheless, Communism will vanish from this planet.
Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in 1950, predicting the year 2000.
Reality: Bob gets points for the “no World State” part and some credit for the shrinking of communism, if not its complete disappearance. More than that, calling a country a “Communist state” has next to no meaning in the 21st Century. If a country lets corporations exploit its citizens for cheap labor, the 1% doesn’t care what they call their form of government.
As for exactly how many points Heinlein should get for this, I'll be honest. I was getting a little tired of the sports coat, though it will be back.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
John Elfreth Watkins returns, but July will be our last month to enjoy his company. Only four more predictions from the 1900 version of The Most Interesting Man in the World. (No, I have not been able to discover what beer he drinks.)
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!