"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!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

2 February 2014

Birthdays
Gemma Arterton b. 1986 (Clash of the Titans (reboot), Hansel & Gretel – Witch Hunters, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time)
Doc Hammer b. 1967 (co-creator, The Venture Brothers)
Brent Spiner b. 1949 (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dude, Where’s My Car?, Warehouse 13, The Big Bang Theory, Superhero Movie, Independence Day, Threshold, Phenomenon, Twilight Zone [1986])
Farrah Fawcett b. 1947 died 25 June 2009 (Saturn 3. The Six Million Dollar Man, Logan’s Run, I Dream of Jeannie)
David Jason b. 1940 (Hogfather, Danger Mouse)
Thomas M. Disch b. 1940 died 4 July 2008 (author, Supernatural Minnesota, Camp Concentration, The Brave Little Toaster, My Life as a Child)
Duane Jones b. 1936 died 22 July 1988 (Night of the Living Dead)
Ayn Rand b. 1905 died 6 March 1892 (author, Anthem, Atlas Shrugged)

Last year, Brent Spiner was in the Picture Slot, a fine singer and actor who is clearly best known for his work in genre. This year, it's Duane Jones from his best known role in Night of the Living Dead. Next year, it will be someone else. The only person I am sure it won't be is Ayn Rand, the vicious little hypocrite.
 
Predictor: The Uncertain Midnight by Edmund Cooper, published in 1958

Prediction: A man is accidentally frozen during the war called the "Nine-Days' Tranquillizer" in 1967, to be awakened in an anti-utopia dominated by androids in 2113.

Reality: It's yet another nuclear holocaust prediction that thankfully failed to materialize. The prediction is the story summary from Paul Brians, from whose website I have nicked almost all the nuclear predictions with dates I'll be using over the next few months. Here is the link if you want to check it out yourself. As for the android dominated future 99 years from now, longtime readers will know a date that far away is not something I feel confident to judge.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

We get the first of the predictions from techno-thriller author Dale Brown. I don't want to give too much away, but it will probably entail big shit blowing up. 

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

11 comments:

  1. This year, it's Duane Jones from his best known role in Night of the Living Dead.

    Well, there you go. Commenter service at its finest!

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    1. OK, after visiting the Whackapedia, I see that it might be allowed. There are aliens, and a Doomsday Rubik's cube.

      The Wiki plot synopsis is kind of a thing of beauty in its own right.

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    2. I've never actually seen the thing, myself. And I have a pretty high tolerance for crappy movies. Obviously.

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    3. There is also a scene of interest to My People and Our Agenda.

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    4. The other interest:

      http://lotsasplainin.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-supporting-giantess-nominees-are.html

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  3. Spiner was also the nutty scientist in charge of the UFO research base in Independence Day. Not a high point of his career.

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    1. Thanks for mentioning it, Lockwood. I saw it on imdb.com and thought I typed it in. This can either be blamed on my failing memory or on my personal taste fighting with by curator persona.

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  4. Good choice on the picture slot. Even better Rand comment. For someone who is nothing more than the female equivalent of L Ron Hubbard (no relation I hope) it is fitting. I remember watching the talk shows of the 60s and 70s, in order of interest and viability she was far behind Brother Theodore, Prof, Irwin Corey (no relation I hope) and Truman Capote. If there was a karmic balance in the universe we could expect our grandchildren to embrace the economic insights of Pee Wee Herman.

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    1. She wasn't even as interesting as Uri Geller or the Amazing Kreskin.

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