"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, November 20, 2013

20 November 2013

 Birthdays
Laura Harris b. 1976 (The X-Files, Dead Like Me, Warehouse 13, Stargate:Atlantis)
Joel McHale b. 1971 (Spider-Man 2, Ted, Spy Kids 4)
Ming-Na Wen b. 1963 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Spawn, Final Fanatasy, Stargate-SG1, Eureka)
Sean Young b. 1959 (Blade Runner, Dune)
Richard Masur b. 1948 (The Thing, It)
Don DeLillo b. 1936 (Libra, Underworld)
Richard Dawson b, 1932 died 2 June 2012 (The Running Man)
Phyllis Thaxter b. 1919 died 14 August 2012 (Superman, The Twilight Zone)
Robert Armstrong b. 1890 died 20 April 1973 (King Kong, Son of Kong)

Several choices for the Picture Slot today. Because I'm a Whedonverse fanboy, I could have gone with Ming-Na Wen, who turns 50, my first big "Hey, buddy! You are really old!" moment of the day. Richard Dawson in The Running Man is a choice, but he got his picture up when The Running Man had a prediction a few weeks back. Robert Armstrong is one of the hammy actors in the original King Kong, but that was just the style of the early 1930s. He had a long career and he wasn't always chewing scenery. But instead it's a picture of Sean Young, back when she was young and pretty and not being a serial stalker.

Many happy returns to the living on this list.

Movies released
First Men In The Moon released 1964
The Twilight Saga: New Moon released 2009

First Men In The Moon was not a huge hit, but it does have a prediction in it, which we will get to tomorrow.


Prediction: Barack Obama will be overthrown on October 19, 2013, arrested on charges of producing a fake birth certificate in an attempt to hide the fact his presidency is illegal.

Predictor: Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman, after his September 2013 "citizen's grand jury indictment" of Obama.

Reality: Of course, the "citizen's grand jury" has no real legal authority, but Klayman was nice enough to give an exact date, and that's what this blog lives for. Klayman is one of those right wing types that I only hear about because left wing news sites like to publish the "look at the crazy people" stories. I don't have the time to figure out how many of these people are small time operators that the press can't stop covering, like Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist congregation, or people who create an actual money making operation feeding off the crazy, like Joseph Farah of World Net Daily.

In either case, Barack Obama remains defiantly out of jail.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

The first expedition to the moon in 1964 discovers somebody beat them to it.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


3 comments:

  1. Sean Young also played Chani in the big screen adaptation of Dune. I have very mixed feelings about that film: basically, it's bloody awful, but it *looks* so darned good. And Sean Young didn't hurt it in that regard.

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    1. Thanks for the reminder, Lockwood. I must have looked straight at it on imdb.com, but my brain refused to register.

      I agree 100% about the "pretty, but stupid" aspect of the movie. Dune joins Catch-22 and Nineteen Eighty Four on my "please never film these books" list.

      It's not special effects that make these stories unfilmable. It's how much of the story is internal monologue.

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  2. I remember when she first appeared in Blade Runner. I could not believe how beautiful she was. Simply breathtaking.

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