"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)

"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

11 September 2013


Birthdays

Ariana Richards b. 1979 (Jurassic Park, Tremors)
Virginia Madsen b. 1961 (Dune, Star Trek: Voyager)
Roxann Dawson b. 1958 (Star Trek: Voyager)
Michael Sacks b. 1948 (Slaughterhouse-Five)
Brian De Palma b. 1940(Carrie, Mission to Mars)
Charles Dierkop b. 1936 (Star Trek, Land of the Giants, Batman, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Ian Abercrombie b. 1934 (Army of Darkness, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Star Trek:Voyager, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Babylon 5)
Earl Holliman b. 1928 (Forbidden Planet)
Herbert Lom b. 1917 died 27 September 2012 (Mysterious Island, Count Dracula, The Dead Zone)

While I put Ms. Dawson in The Picture Slot because her time under the turtle forehead may be her best known role, we have a great selection of character actors who are probably better known for other work. This includes Dierkop from Butch Cassidy and The Sting, Holliman in Police Woman and a passel of Westerns, Lom from The Pink Panther films and Abercrombie, who played Mr. Pitt on Seinfeld. We also have Michael Sacks, who was the lead in Slaughterhouse-Five and Ms. Richards, the child star from the first Jurassic Park, and Virginia Madsen. All the women on the list deserve the Picture Slot based on fabulosity.

Many happy returns of the day to the living.



Prediction: We may consider it as practically certain that the pleasures of the new age will be largely intellectual in their nature. The stupidity of merely sensual pleasures will revolt the intelligence of the future. Athletic sports of some kind, facilitated by certain inventions which can easily be foreseen, will no doubt be a source of much enjoyment, though the growing gentleness of mankind will abolish, as barbarous, games which take the form of modified assault, as football, boxing, wrestling, fencing and the like.

Predictor: T. Baron Russell in A Hundred Years Hence, published 1905

Reality: Russell does some great predictions, but he does have a tendency to be a moralistic scold.

Or put more succinctly,

FUCK YOU!!!! GO NINERRRRRRRRRRS!!!!!1!
 Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Another exact date, this time from the early boss of Victorian utopian futurism, Edward Bellamy.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
    

5 comments:

  1. GO NINERRRRRRRRRRS!!!!!1!


    hmpf.


    We may consider it as practically certain that the pleasures of the new age will be largely intellectual in their nature.

    Hah. Honey Boo Boo wants a word.

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    1. I've never watched. Does Honey Boo Boo actually have a vocabulary?

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    2. I said A word. I think she has at least one, although I've never watched either.

      You and I are TERRIBLE Americans.

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  2. And don't forget to bring Skittles™ to Seattle this weekend, 49ers. Some well placed packs might slow down Marshawn Lynch. Also, too, the Seattle PD has run out of Doritos to feed the local potheads.

    To be a little fairer to T.B. Russell, though: his prediction about football came at a time when the calls were flooding in for that sport's outright ban. I have no idea where fencing fit in, though.

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    1. Good historical reference, Abu. 1905 is in fact the year that football came close to being banned in the U.S. There were 18 deaths on the field back when the sport was almost entirely collegiate. Only Teddy Roosevelt's intervention to tighten up the rules save the game.

      T. Baron is British, so I don't know if he means footy or gridiron, and he left out rugby. Rugby's rules make the game more man on man, but the unspeakable events that occur so commonly in scrums and mucks will remain unvoiced here, given the [remote] possibility that members of the fairer sex may stumble upon this discussion.


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