"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!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

13 May 2014

Robert Pattinson b. 1986 (Twilight Saga, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
Samantha Morton b. 1977 (John Carter, Code 46, Minority Report)
Brian Smith b. 1977 (Big Bang Theory, The Wolfpack of Reseda)
Neil Hopkins b. 1977 (Lost, Witches of East End, Grimm, True Blood, Skyline, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The 4400, The Net 2.0, The Cabinet of Dr, Caligari [2005], Charmed, Birds of Prey)
Brian Geraghty b. 1975 (True Blood)
Fana Mokoena b. 1971 (World War Z)
Stephen Colbert b. 1964 (Monsters vs. Aliens, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, The Venture Bros.)
Siobhan Fallon b. 1961 (Holes, Men in Black)
Koji Suzuki b. 1957 (writer, The Ring)
Joe Johnston b. 1950 (director, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Wolfman, Jurassic Park III, Jumanji, The Rocketeer, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids)
Zoe Wanamaker b. 1949 (Doctor Who, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Stephen R. Donaldson b. 1947 (author, Thomas Covenant series)
Mark Heap b. 1947 (The World’s End, Stardust, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Tim Pigott-Smith b. 1946 (Alice in Wonderland [2010], V for Vendetta, Clash of the Titans, Doctor Who)
Marv Wolfman b. 1946 (author, Blade)
Sam Anderson b. 1945 (Grimm, Lost, The Chronicle, Angel, NetForce, The X-Files, From the Earth to the Moon, Millennium, The Puppet Masters, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Alien Nation, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Charmings, Critters 2)
Buck Taylor b. 1938 (Cowboys & Aliens, The Mist, Starman [TV], Timestalkers, My Favorite Martian)
Beverly Owen b. 1937 (The Munsters)
Roger Zelazny b. 1937 died 6/14/1995 (won 1966 Hugo for … And Call Me Conrad and the 1968 Hugo for Lord of Light)
Bea Arthur b. 1922 died 25 April 2009 (Futurama, The Star Wars Holiday Special)

Last year, the picture slot was Robert Pattinson, the biggest movie star on the list and best known for a role in genre. Today, I was in an Oh That Guy mood, so I went with Sam Anderson as Holland Manners in Angel. Usually, I skip over voice work in cartoons, but I included Stephen Colbert partly because I love him and partly because he was on The Venture Bros. I put Bea Arthur on the list almost entirely so I could put in a reference to The Star Wars Holiday Special, a famously cheesy piece of work that some nerds of a puckish nature want to make part of the canon. If Jar Jar Binks is canon, I don't see how you exclude Life Day.

And one last mention, Beverly Owen was the original Marilyn Munster, but disliked the role and left the show to get married and never acted on the screen again.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.  
Predictor: Geoffrey Hoyle in 2010: Living in the Future

Prediction: In the future, everyone will wear jumpsuits.

Reality: Will they be metallic jumpsuits? Because how can you tell if its the future if they aren't metallic?

I also like how the men have awesome facial hair, not just 19th Century style, more like the Medes in the bas relief profiles. Because if everyone wears jumps suits, men need some kind of sign to show that they are MEN!

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

The weekly routine is interrupted for yet another exact date of a nuclear war.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. I'd be interested in knowing your thoughts on including "Holes" as a genre flick. Not that I'm disagreeing, mind you, but I wouldn't have thought of it.

    Also, IMHZO the movie was far inferior to a local live production put on by Fist Stage Children's Theater that included Mark Metcalf,

    1. Holes is more tall tale than actual fantasy, but I liked it and it seems more fantastical in my memory than it was on the screen.

    2. but I liked it

      First rule of blogging.

  2. The weekly routine is interrupted for yet another exact date of a nuclear war.

    That's one of the things I love about this place. From a whimsical prediction about jumpsuits and facial hair to a dark dredging of the existential terror that abounded during the Cold War, it's a bi-polar festival!

    1. I am very happy to have regular readers who comment. I wouldn't keep doing it otherwise.

  3. I'd forgotten it was Zelazny's birthday. Have to dig up a copy of the New Twilight Zone (1986) episode which featured his story "The Last Defender of Camelot" (which had Jenny Agutter in it and is worth watching just for her).


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