Tuesday, August 13, 2013
13 August 2013
Grégory Fitoussi b. 1976 (G.I. Joe: the Rise of COBRA)
Michael Sinterniklaas b. 1972 (The Venture Brothers)
John Slattery b. 1962 (Iron Man, The Adjustment Bureau)
Kurt Kasnar b. 1913 died 6 August 1979 (Land of the Giants)
The best known actor on this list at the moment is John Slattery, due to his work on Mad Men, but I chose this picture of Dean Venture, voiced by Michael Sinterniklaas, because The Venture Brothers is one of my favorite TV series of the 21st Century, that's a field with a lot of strong competition.
Mr. Kasnar, a successful stage actor, was a regular on Land of the Giants, a show he must have thought beneath him. He was listed as Special Guest Star but he was on every episode. Even as a kid, I thought that was a silly affectation and sadly, it hasn't died yet. Pablo Schreiber is on nearly every episode of Orange Is The New Black but is listed as a Special Guest Star.
Many happy returns to the living.
1969: IOWA RAISES VOTING AGE TO FORTY-ONE
Rioting on Des Moines Campus
Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein, from Methuselah’s Children, started 1941, compiled and expanded into a novel 1958
Reality: In Methuselah' Children, Heinlein says things will get wacky in 1969 and produces several headlines from the year. (1969 is in the middle of the counterculture turmoil, so score one point for Bob there.)
Ridiculous Bob is a proto-Tea Party type. He really loves coming up with ways to take the vote away from people. Next week, the headline will be about the young trying to turn the tables on the old.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Our regular schedule will be interrupted until the weekend by predictions from movies.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!