Thursday, April 17, 2014
17 April 2014
Paulie Litt b. 1995 (Wizards of Waverly Place, Speed Racer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Rooney Mara b. 1985 (Her, A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Nicholas D’Agosto b. 1980 (Heroes, Supernatural, Psycho Beach Party)
Jennifer Garner b. 1972 (Elektra, Daredevil, Dude, Where’s My Car)
Henry Ian Cusick b. 1967 (The 100, Fringe, Lost)
William Mapother b. 1965 (American Horror Story, Another Earth, Lost, Threshold, I <3 Vampires, Minority Report, Vanilla Sky)
Sean Bean b. 1959 (Percy Jackson, Game of Thrones, The Island, Lord of the Rings)
Kristine Sutherland b. 1955 (Buffy, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids)
Roddy Piper b. 1954 (They Live, RoboCop [TV], Highlander, Superboy, Hell Comes to Frogtown)
David Bradley b. 1942 (Harry Potter, The World’s End, Game of Thrones, The Strain, An Adventure in Space and Time, Doctor Who, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Sarah Jane Chronicles)
Ron Miller b. 1933 (producer, TRON, The Watcher in the Woods, The Black Hole, The Cat from Outer Space, Escape to Witch Mountain, Son of Flubber)
Michael Forest b. 1929 (Seven Days, King Kong Lives, Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Viking Women and the Sea Serpent, The Deadly Mantis)
William Holden b. 1918 died 16 November 1981 (Damien: Omen II)
Paul Langton b. 1913 Died 15 April 1980 (Twilight Zone, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Invisible Invaders, The Cosmic Man)
A lot of tempting choices for the Picture Slot today. Michael Forest was Apollo on the original Star Trek, Kristine Sutherland was Buffy's mom and easily pretty enough for Pretty Girl = Picture Slot, as are Rooney Mara and Jennifer Garner, but I was in a Games of Thrones mood, so we get a picture of Ned Stark on the Iron Throne. David Bradley plays Walder Frey on the show, host of the infamous Red Wedding. It's hardly a spoiler to say that in the books and on the TV series, anyone can die at any time.
Many happy returns to the living on the list (which includes Sean Bean, an actor who is still alive even though most of the characters he plays get killed) and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: Byte Magazine, April 1980 issue
Prediction: wrist watch sized computers
Reality: Ha! This picture has been popping up several places on the Internet in the past week, usually with some "lookit how stoopid!" snark included. I'm certain the illustration was meant to be tongue in cheek, because you would need a tiny typist shrunk down to use the keyboard, unless... in the future we will be able to type using the POWER OF OUR MINDS!
In reality, this points out an important limitation of technology miniaturization, which is how to make input/output work. The texting generation have decided that two thumb typing is an acceptable method of input, but cell phones have stopped shrinking because the market wants a reasonably sized screen.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Our regular weekly schedule is interrupted once more for an exact date from a post-nuclear apocalypse... with nightclubs!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!