Wednesday, September 11, 2013
11 September 2013
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!