Monday, February 17, 2014
17 February 2014
Sasha Pieterse b. 1996 (X-Men: First Class, Heroes, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Stargate SG-1)
Bonnie Wright b. 1991 (Harry Potter)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt b. 1981 (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Third Rock from the Sun, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later)
Jason Ritter b. 1980 (The Event, Freddy vs. Jason)
Jerry O'Connell b. 1974 (Space Station 76, Mockingbird Lane, Piranha 3D, Eastwick, Sliders, My Secret Identity)
Denise Richards b. 1971 (Starship Troopers)
Dominic Purcell b. 1970 (Ice Soldiers, Primeval, Blade: Trinity, Equilibrium, BeastMaster [TV], The Lost World)
Michael Bay b. 1965 (director, Transformers, Armageddon)
Lou Diamond Phillips b. 1962 (Stargate Universe, Wolf Lake)
Rene Russo b. 1954 (Thor, Outbreak, Freejack)
Don Coscarelli b. 1954 (director, Phantasm , The Beastmaster, Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies at the End)
Garry Chalk b. 1952 (Godzilla , Watchmen, The 4400, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, Stephen King's the Dead Zone, M.A.N.T.I.S.)
Jim Brown b. 1936 (The Running Man, Mars Attacks!, Ice Station Zebra)
Andre Norton b. 1912 died 17 March 2005 (author, Witch World, Wizard's World, Star Man's Son 2250 A.D.)
Marc Lawrence b. 1910 died 27 November 2005 (End of Days, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, King of Kong Island, From Dusk Till Dawn)
Last year's Picture Slot was Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley. This year it's Joseph Gordon-Levitt from the movie Looper. I suppose his time on Third Rock from the Sun is more iconic, but I'm always glad when a child actor gets to have a career.
Many happy returns to the living on the list, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: By 2020, well over 50% of the San Francisco Bay would be turned into landfill.
Predictor: The Army Corps of Engineers illustration for the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) in 1960.
Reality: A group named Save the Bay had these promotional posters up on BART trains last year. While the drawings may have been made, this much landfill would have had to be a huge project that would have cost a fortune. After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake showed the advantage of bedrock over landfill, most notably in the Marina district of San Francisco, the love affair with landfill was pretty much at an end.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's Ray Kurzweil's turn again to over-promise how much progress would be made with computers by 2009.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!