"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!

Friday, October 18, 2013

18 October 2013



Birthdays
Zac Efron b.1987 (Firefly)
Frieda Pinto b. 1984 (Rise from the Planet of the Apes)
Xun Zhou b. 1974 (Cloud Atlas)
Owen Wilson b. 1968 (Night at the Museum)
Jean Claude Van Damme b. 1960 (Universal Soldier, Timecop)
Arliss Howard b. 1954 (The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Twilight Zone, The Day After)
Chuck Lorre b. 1952 (show runner, The Big Bang Theory)
Pam Dawber b.1951 (Mork and Mindy)
Joe Morton b. 1947 (Terminator 2, Eureka, Brother from Another Planet)
Howard Shore b.1946 (music, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbitt)
Peter Boyle b. 1935 died 12 December 2006 (Young Frankenstein, The X-Files)
George C. Scott b. 1927 died 22 September 1999 (Firestarter, Dr. Strangelove)
Klaus Kinski b. 1926 died 23 November 1991 (Nosferatu, Timestalkers)

A lot of well known names on the list today. Pam Dawber gets The Picture Slot not only for being a Pretty Girl, but given all these people, she is the one whose most famous role is in a show with a science fiction premise.

Many happy returns to all the living people listed here.   
 

Songs of the Future!

Predictor: War Movie, written by Paul Kantner, released on the 1971 album Bark by Jefferson Airplane

Prediction:
Thirteen battalion of mind raiders 
Three hundred master computer killers 
From great platforms in the mountains
Twenty mile lasers & great giant trackers... 
Twenty miles south now in 1975 
All my people rose from the countryside 
Until we meet again and touch our hands together in another land

Reality: This album was released on their own label in 1971, the first recorded after founding member Marty Balin left. This is the first of two songs by Kantner that predict important events happening in 1975. The second such song, Ride the Tiger, was recorded by Jefferson Starship and has been mentioned on the blog back in August. As for the prediction, no great revolutionary war took place in 1975. At least as far as I remember. That time is kind of a blur for me, if you know what I mean.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

What can we expect in 1993. Splendid Amazons and pygmy men.


Hmm. I'll have to mark my calendar.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

6 comments:

  1. Perhaps Mr. Kantner's interest in the future events of 1975 had more to do with the 75-alive rhyme more than anything else. He was never the most clever lyricist.

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    1. Yeah, I read the reviews for Barkand they were not kind. One critic said that all the talent left when Balin departed, which I think is a little too harsh.

      It's also a little scary when the best guy you've got in a group goes on to write We Built This City.

      Audible shudder.

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  2. It's possible, though, because NOBODY remembers 1975. You can test it; ask any random person who was President in 1975, and they come up with ridiculously implausible answers. See; I just asked my wife and she said "Gerald Ford".

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    1. I dimly recall people wearing polyester and thinking it would IMPROVE their chances of having sex.

      Obviously, that can't be right, but I can't dislodge it from my clearly faulty memory.

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  3. Damn! Pam Dawber's in her sixties? Now I feel old!

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    1. The birthday lists regularly make me think "No, that can't be right." Lori Petty turning 50 was the one that smacked me hardest upside the head this week.

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Traveler! Have you news... FROM THE FUTURE?