Friday, March 21, 2014
21 March 2014
Scott Eastwood b. 1986 (Texas Chainsaw 3D)
Joseph Mawle b. 1974 (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Game of Thrones, Merlin)
Vanessa Branch b. 1973 (Pirates of the Caribbean, Lost, The Invisible Man [TV], Star Trek: Voyager, The Cell)
Jaye Davidson b. 1968 (Stargate)
Karyn Kusama b. 1968 (director, Jennifer’s Body, Aeon Flux)
Greg Ellis b. 1968 (The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek [reboot], Beowulf, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X-Files)
Matthew Broderick b. 1962 (Inspector Gadget, Godzilla , Project X, WarGames, Ladyhawke)
Kassie Wesley DePaiva b. 1961 (Time Trax, Evil Dead II)
Sabrina Le Beauf b. 1958 (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Gary Oldman b. 1958 (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, RoboCop, The Dark Knight Rises, Harry Potter, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Lost in Space [movie], The Fifth Element, Dracula)
Timothy Dalton b. 1944 (Doctor Who, Hercules [TV], Flash Gordon)
Al Williamson b. 1931 died 12 June 2010 (illustrator, Flash Gordon)
Gustav Frohlich b. 1902 died 22 December 1987 (Metropolis)
Today's Picture Slot is about me jonesing for more Game of Thrones, so much so that I'll put in a picture of Benjen Stark, though Ned's brother who took the black but hasn't been seen much recently. Not a lucky family I can safely say.
Gary Oldman got the Picture last year. For me, the most unusual tidbit from this list is that Sabrina Le Beauf, the oldest Cosby kid and Oldman are exactly the same age. I would not have guessed that.
Many happy returns to the living on our list, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich in his 1968 book The Population Bomb
Prediction (reality in brackets): Ehrlich predicts how long it will take some third world nations to double in population.
Kenya: 24 (1968-1986 18 years)
Nigeria: 28 (1974-2000 26 years)
The slightly overstated
Indonesia: 31 (1972-2010 38 years)
Philippines: 20 (1973-2001 28 years)
Brazil: 22 (1964-1995 31 years)
The massively overstated
Turkey: 24 (1967-2004 37 years)
El Salvador: 19 (1962-2002 40 years)
More reality: Ehrlich is supposed to be an expert, a professor from Stanford who you would expect to dot all the j's and cross all the x's. But whenever actual numbers find their way into his book, he's quite often way off. His overall premise was that mass starvation was just around the corner, but we have had our great population increase, which is now slowing down, without a major die-off. If the greater numbers appear to have any major effect in the world today, it's much more about the consumption of fossil fuels than it is about the food supply, or at least that's how it looks today.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
A humorist whose name is obscured by the passing of time predicts the 20th Century from 1893.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!