"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, November 8, 2013

8 November 2013

Birthdays
Magda Apanowicz b. 1985 (Caprica, Continuum, Kyle XY)
Chris Rankin b. 1983 (Harry Potter)
Azura Skye b.1981 (Buffy)
Parker Posey b. 1968 (Blade: Trinity, Superman Returns)
Phil Fondacaro b.1958 (Troll, Willow)
Ben Bova b.1932 (editor, Analog, Omni)
Bram Stoker b.1847 died 20 April 1912 (Dracula)

In terms of genre, the big star on this list is Bram Stoker, but since the blog is titled This Day In Science Fiction, the Picture Slot is given to the prolific Ben Bova.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list.
Prediction: In 2009, Cadillac showed this experimental design for a car run on a thorium powered turbine which needs eight grams of fuel in a century.

Predictor: Cadillac Automobile Company.

Reality: Okay, I didn't just fall of the turnip truck. I know these experimental designs shown at car shows are made just to look pretty, but DAMN this thing is pretty.
 

Here's a prettified cutaway view from the top of the drive train. Thorium is safer than a lot of other nuclear fuels, but it's still inside a car and cars get into accidents. Tow truck driving would have to come with hazmat training.

Still. Damn.

To paraphrase agents Doe and Holder from The Venture Brothers:

"If that car were a woman, I'd marry her."

"And I'd jeopardize our friendship to sleep with your hot wife."

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

It's Saturday, so we get a visit from our prognosticators from 1893.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

4 comments:

  1. I'm of the age when your grandfather drove Caddies, Chryslers and Buicks, but dag, that is a fine car.

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  2. I think I am too old to even climb into that thing.

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    1. I can't find an image of the open cockpit. I'm assuming the canopy goes up and slides forward over the grille in which case it wouldn't be too hard to pivot into it. Of course at 66 I'd look as ridiculous in it as I would in a Corvette Stingray.

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    2. I am younger than Mr. Prosser, but okay, I admit I am too old to drive this car.

      Until I open the passenger side door and the supermodel girlfriend I stole away from Rafael Nadal slinks out.

      Because seriously: You drive that car, only supermodels and Bollywood goddesses need apply for the position of "girlfriend".

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