Friday, February 7, 2014
7 February 2014
Deborah Ann Woll b. 1985 (True Blood)
Cerina Vincent b. 1979 (Zombie Family, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
Ashton Kutcher b. 1978 (The Butterfly Effect, Dude, Where’s My Car?)
Chris Rock b. 1965 (A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Dogma)
Eddie Izzard b. 1962 (Mockingbird Lane, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, The Shadow of the Vampire, The Day of the Triffids, Mystery Men)
James Spader b. 1960 (The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alien Hunter, Supernova, Stargate)
Miguel Ferrer b. 1955 (Iron Man 3, Bionic Woman , The Stand, DeepStar Six, RoboCop, Badlands 2005, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
Pete Postlethwaite b. 1946 died 2 January 2011 (Inception, Clash of the Titans, Solomon Kane, The Omen, Aeon Flux, Alice in Wonderland , The Lost World: Jurassic Park, James and the Giant Peach, Alien 3)
Buster Crabbe b. 1908 died 23 April 1983 (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Flash Gordon)
Sinclair Lewis b. 1885 died 10 January 1951 (author, It Can’t Happen Here)
There are a lot of well known faces on today's birthday list, and the two young women at the top of the list certainly qualify on the Pretty Girl = Picture Slot criterion, but to my mind, only Buster Crabbe is truly iconic, here dressed as Flash Gordon.
I have to admit that until I saw his name on the list this morning, it had completely skipped my mind that Pete Postlethwaite died three years ago. He did so much good work and nowadays dying at 64 is way too young. Many happy returns to all the living on the list, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: By 2012, Russia will be referred to as the world leader in software development in both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Predictor: Esther Dyson in a Wired Long Bet (Bill Campbell of Intuit bet against her)
Reality: Dyson's business is promoting software developers from Russia and Eastern Europe. Campbell was declared the winner of this bet. The Russians do good work, but they aren't considered THE world leader in anything these days, except in the competition for most corrupt government run by an out of control asshole.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's back to 1893 and another vision of bright hope for the 20th Century.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!