Thursday, July 25, 2013
25 July 2013
D.B. Woodside b. 1969 (Buffy)
Mr. Woodside's best known role is likely on 24, but genre fans might remember him as the principal of Sunnydale High School once it was rebuilt. Many happy returns of the day to Mr. Woodside.
Prediction: In 1935 and 1937, the world was swept by influenza epidemics of unusual virulence.
Predictor: H.G. Wells in The Shape of Things to Come, published 1933
Reality: Wells' book paints a pretty dismal picture of the remaining years of the 20th Century. The eventually successful flu vaccine creation started in 1931, but didn't get put in place until World War II. No flu epidemic since 1918 compares to the slaughter of that awful year, and unless the anti-vaccination movement becomes much bigger than it is now, we are very unlikely to see a repeat of that catastrophe.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Another Friday is upon us, and that means another French postcard.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!