Saturday, December 21, 2013
21 December 2013
Jackson Rathbone b. 1984 (Twilight Saga, The Last Airbender)
Kiefer Sutherland b. 1966 (Touch, Monsters vs Aliens, Dark City, The Lost Boys)
Fabiana Udenio b. 1964 (Babylon 5, RoboCop 2, Bride of Re-Animator)
Samuel L. Jackson b. 1948 (The Avengers, Star Wars, Jumper, The Incredibles, Unbreakable)
Jack Nance b. 1943 died 30 December 1996 (Eraserhead, Dune, The Blob, Ghoulies)
A very short birthday list today and arguments could be made to any of the five in the Picture Slot. Since I am not a fan of Twilight, the argument for Jackson Rathbone loses, but for the rest:
Argument for Kiefer Sutherland: Dark City is my favorite work out of all the movies and TV shows listed here.
Argument for Fabiana Udenio: Pretty Girl = Picture Slot. A character actress from Argentina, she is very pretty indeed.
Argument for Samuel L. Jackson. He is the one true A List actor on this list and both Mace Windu and Nick Fury are iconic roles in extremely successful franchies.
Argument for Jack Nance: You are looking at the argument for the late Jack Nance. He played the title role in Eraserhead. There are only a few movies whose posters are better known than the films themselves and I would argue that the top three given that criterion are all genre films: the silent movie Metropolis, Eraserhead and (ahem) the 1958 version The Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman.
Many happy returns of the day to all the living on our list and to the late Jack Nance, is there any way you could shut that kid up?
Prediction: December 21 2012: The world ends according to the Mayan calendar and deranged millionaire John Hodgman.
Predictor: John Hodgman in his show Ragnarok, which can been seen in streaming format on Netflix.
Reality: What, I was going to forget the world ended exactly one year ago? If you like Hodgman's appearances on The Daily Show, you might want to give the show a shot, though I think he is funnier in shorter spurts.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
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