Friday, November 8, 2013
8 November 2013
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.
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.
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!