Wednesday, April 23, 2014
23 April 2014
Alex Ferris b. 1997 (Eureka, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Smallville, X-Men: The Last Stand, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1)
Jesse Lee Sofer b. 1984 (In Time)
Jamie King b. 1979 (Sin City, The Spirit)
Kal Penn b. 1977 (Superman Returns, Son of the Mask, Angel, Sabina, The Teenage Witch, Buffy)
John Hannah b. 1962 (Atlantis , The Mummy, Carnivale, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , The Mummy and spin-offs)
Jan Hooks b. 1957 (3rd Rock from the Sun, Coneheads, Batman Returns)
Blair Brown b. 1946 (Fringe, Falling Skies, Dark Shadows [TV movie 2005], Smallville, The Astronaut’s Wife, Space, Altered States, Dracula[TV movie 1973])
Lee Majors b. 1939 (Lightspeed, Jake 2.0, The Six Million Dollar Man & spin-offs, Starflight: The Plane That Couldn’t Land)
Alan Oppenheimer b. 1930 (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Invisible: The Chronicles of Benjamin Knight, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap, Knight Rider, The Six Million Dollar Man, Westworld, Bewitched, Gammera the Invincible, I Dream of Jeannie)
A very short birthday list today, only nine people. On the plus side, all of them are alive. Yay! Another plus is a two-for-one in the Picture Slot, with Lee Majors, the guy with the most iconic role on the list, and a great "Oh That Guy!" Alan Oppenheimer, who was the second actor to play Dr. Rudy Wells on The Six Million Dollar Man.
Many happy returns to everyone on the list.
Predictor: T. Baron Russell in A Hundred Years Hence, published 1905
Prediction: Naturally the bedrooms of the new age will have many amenities lacking to our own. It is not too much to anticipate that we shall have learned enough of plumbing to be able to connect baths, wash-basins and other necessary fittings with the drains without poisoning ourselves, and the inconvenient modern " washstand " with its unreticent adjuncts will decently disappear.
Reality: Yay, indoor plumbing! We fitted the sumbitches with drains and didn't poison ourselves... much. Full points for our pal T. Baron today.
I would also like to point out that the somewhat archaic word unreticent means noisy. I am an unreticent adjunct myself, but I have no intention of disappearing, decently or otherwise.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Dr. Lee de Forest is back, but he's not as good at predicting transportation as he was at communication.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!