"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!

Friday, April 11, 2014

11 April 2014

Birthdays
Marcus Johns b. 1993 (The Punisher)
Dakota Blue Richards b. 1994 (The Golden Compass)
Kelli Garner b. 1984 (Buffy)
Tricia Helfer b. 1974 (Battlestar Galactica, Bloodwork, No Ordinary Family, Warehouse 13, Supernatural, Them [2007], Jeremiah)
Jennifer Esposito b. 1973 (Dracula 2000)
Jerry Becker b. 1951 (Charmed, Spider-Man, Angel, The Cell, Mystery Men)
Bill Irwin b. 1950 (Interstellar, lady in the Water, Third Rock from the Sun)
John Milius b. 1944 (writer/director, Conan the Barbarian)
Joel Grey b. 1932 (Warehouse 13, Buffy, Star Trek: Voyager)

Okay, I'll say it. This is a short list. When it comes to iconic roles and the Pretty Girl = Picture Slot rule, Tricia Helfer dominates this group, much in the same way she dominates certain areas of my brain. I might go with Joel Grey from Buffy one of these days just because I'm such a Whedonverse nerd, but don't hold me to that.

'Cos she's purdy.

Many happy returns to the living on the list, and to the dead... wait a second!

Nobody's dead!

Yay! Let's keep it that way, folks!

Predictor: Dr. Paul Ehrlich in The Population Bomb, published 1968

Prediction: Scenario #1
1972: War in Thailand

Jan. 1973: China sends troops to Thailand

U.S. uses tactical nukes on Chinese air bases

China retaliates with five dirty bombs from subs sending fallout on the West Coast, 100,000,000 deaths

Reality: I cannot overstress how much Ehrlich's book sucks when he gets to specific dates. I may get labeled a concern troll when it comes to doomsday scenarios about current problems like climate change, but here is my defense.

There is no "believing" in climate change, much in the same way there is no "believing" in evolution or a heliocentric solar system. These things are real and anyone telling you otherwise is selling something, and what they sell isn't in your best interests.

I am not a climate change skeptic. I am a prediction skeptic and regular readers will understand why.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Back to 1893, an era of bold optimism and facial hair.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 


3 comments:

  1. I knew about Bill Irwin's science fiction roles (I would include "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" as a fantasy film) but for me, his "Dancing Man" is the role I've always remembered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gral4XFi9ck

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    1. I loved Irwin in The Regard of Flight.

      As for Grinch, I will admit to being a grinch. I hate all the live action versions of Dr. Seuss' stuff and skip over them intentionally.

      It's how I roll.

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  2. That dress also deserves a mention. Whoah.

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