"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!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

2 April 2014

 Birthdays

Jesse Plemons b. 1988 (Battleship, Paul)
Shawn Roberts b. 1984 (Resident Evil, A Little Bit Zombie, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Supernatural, Flash Gordon [TV], Jumper, Diary of the Dead, Skinwalkers, Land of the Dead, Starhunter, Earth: Final Conflict, X-Men, Goosebumps)
Lindy Booth b. 1979 (Supernatural, Kick-Ass 2, Warehouse 13, Category 7: The End of the World, The 4400, Dawn of the Dead, Star Hunter [TV], Odyssey 5, Mutant X, Earth: Final Conflict, Eerie Indiana: The Other Dimension)
Michael Fassbinder b. 1977 (Prometheus, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, Jonah Hex, Hex [TV])
Jamison Newlander b. 1970 (The Lost Boys, The Blob)
Clark Gregg b. 1962 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers, Thor, Iron Man, A.I. Artificial Intelligence)
Kevin Bernhardt b, 1961 (Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, Superboy)
Christopher Meloni b. 1961 (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Man of Steel, True Blood, Carriers, Target Earth, Twelve Monkeys)
Joan D. Vinge b. 1948 (won 1981 Hugo for The Snow Queen)
Linda Hunt b. 1945 (Carnivale, Dragonfly, Third Stone from the Sun, Space Rangers [TV], Dune)
Roshan Seth b. 1942 (Street Fighter, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)
Dabs Greer b. 1917 died 28 April 2007 (House IV, Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat, Werewolf [TV], Starman [TV], The Greatest American Hero, Shazam! [TV], The Invaders, The Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, It! The Terror from Beyond Space, Adventures of Superman, The Vampire, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, House of Wax)
Sir Alec Guinness b. 1914 died 8/5/2000 (Star Wars, The Man in the White Suit)
Hans Christian Anderson b. 1805 died 4 August 1875 (author, The Snow Queen)

Sir Alec thought of the role in Star Wars as slumming, but there is no question that if the criterion is iconic, he's the winner on this list. Some second of April in the future I might have Clark Gregg or Michael Fassbinder in the Picture Slot, maybe even Dabs Greer if I'm in an Oh That Guy mood, but it's hard to see Sir Alec's name on the list and give the honor to someone else.

It is an odd coincidence that Joan D. Vinge and Hans Christian Anderson are born on the same day and both wrote famous works entitled The Snow Queen. Anderson wrote a lot of other fairy tales, but since his work is the source material for the movie Frozen, this one might be the best known in 2014.

Many happy returns to living on our list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Movies released
Clash of the Titans released, 2010
Predictor: T. Baron Russell in his 1905 book A Hundred Years Hence

Prediction: The news considered most important a hundred years hence will probably be news as to developments of public opinion.

Reality: Since following polling data is one of my other hobbies,  I'm not the most objective judge on this question. I would say it's important but I would shy away from "most important". I give Russell some credit because taking opinion polls back in 1905 was a very difficult task and even the math that makes modern opinion polling possible wasn't fully understood until about World War II. I might not give this prediction an A, but it's certainly no worse than a B.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Lee de Forest visits again, still forecasting advances in communication, his field of expertise.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


2 comments:

  1. The Man in the White Suit is clearly science fiction, and one of Alec Guinness's best performances.

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    1. When you are right, you are right. I will rectify immediately.

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