Tuesday, July 30, 2013
30 July 2013
Christopher Nolan b. 1970 (Inception, Batman trilogy)
Laurence Fishburne b. 1961 (The Matrix, Man of Steel)
Richard Linklater b. 1960 (A Scanner Darkly)
Arnold Schwarzenegger b. 1947 (Conan, Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, etc.)
If I was going to give the Picture Slot to my favorite work on the list, I would either go with Fishburne for The Matrix or Linklater for A Scanner Darkly, my favorite film adaptation of any Philip K. Dick work so far, but even though I hated Governor Schwarzenegger - his first act was to slash the community college budget and throw me out of work for a semester - on this list he is the most important person in the genre.
Many happy returns to the first three guys on the list. Governor, if I survive you, I promise to piss on your grave.
In the Year 2000!
Prediction: Intelligent life will be found on Mars.
Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in a series of predictions made in 1950 about the year 2000.
Reality: I remember the hope when I was a kid. We were taught there were canals on Mars. Everything else we learned about canals was that they were man made, some of them engineering feats as great as anything in the history of mankind. Naturally but incorrectly, I added two apple and two oranges and got intelligent life on Mars.
In my defense, I was probably eight at the time. Ridiculous Bob has no such excuse.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Regular readers will already know that John Elfreth Watkins no longer holds down the Wednesday slot, so tomorrow will be the first predictions from his contemporary T. Baron Russell.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!