Saturday, May 17, 2014
17 May 2014
Leven Ramblin b. 1990 (The Tomorrow People, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, The Hunger Games, The Wizards of Waverly Place, The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
Nikki Reed b. 1988 (Twilight)
Erin Richards b. 1986 (The Quiet Ones, Merlin, Being Human)
Matthew McGrory b. 1973 died 9 August 2005 (The Devil’s Rejects, Constantine Planet of the Pitts, Charmed, Big Fish, Men in Black II)
Richard Leacock b. 1968 (Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Ultra, Stargate SG-1, Lake Placid, The X-Files, Highlander, M.A.N.T.I.S.)
Paige Turco b. 1965 (The 100, American Gothic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II and III)
Bruce Thomas b. 1961 (Kyle XY, Star Trek: Enterprise, Army of Darkness)
Whip Hubley b. 1957 (Charmed, Black Scorpion II: Aftershock, Babylon 5)
Bill Paxton b. 1955 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Colony, Spy Kids, Mighty Joe Young, Apollo 13, Predator 2, Near Dark, Aliens, Weird Science, The Terminator)
Peter Hinwood b. 1946 (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Grace Zabriskie b. 1941 (The Grudge, Charmed, They Crawl, Armageddon, Galaxy of Terror)
Peter Gerety b. 1940 (War of the Worlds, K-PAX, Wolf)
Dennis Hopper b. 1936 died 29 May 2010 (Land of the Dead, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, Firestarter 2: Rekindled, Jason and the Argonauts [TV], Space Truckers, Witch Hunt, Waterworld, My Science Project, The Time Tunnel, Twilight Zone)
All right. There are two people who are movie stars on the list, Dennis Hopper and Bill Paxton, but you know what I never do? I never put up a picture of a guy just because he is smokin' hot.
Peter Hinwood was a bodybuilder. He was Rocky in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The role is iconic and he was smokin' hot.
Okay, now I've done that.
Many happy returns to the living on the list and to Matthew McGrory and Dennis Hopper, both gone too soon, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: Elizabeth Chase Allen, poetess, answering a questionnaire in honor of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in 1893
Predictions: The mantelpiece of prophecy has not fallen upon my lately, so I instead will state what I hope the world will be in 1993.
That women may walk from house to house in city or country without danger of being waylaid and murdered by their "natural protectors".
That the persons who chance to witness a crime will not conceal and hush it up through fear of being put in jail as witnesses, while the culprit goes free on bail.
That the newspapers, which consider it witty to assert that the principal ambition of women is to be married, will be obliged to record on the same page half a dozen instances where women have been deliberately murdered for refusing.
That all mature, rational, intelligent and law-abiding persons will have an equal voice in forming and administering the laws which they must obey.
These are a few the things which I wish; I cannot say I hope for them, for I see no prospect or possibility of them - and I dare not undertake to prophesy.
Reality: Don't sugarcoat it, Liz. Tell us how you really feel.
I cut several of her requests from the list for brevity's sake, but it is interesting to note that the barbarous acts against women in places like India and Nigeria today are not that far removed from what America was like 120 years ago.
Looking one day... INTO THE FUTURE!
Another prediction about the this year's Atlantic hurricane season.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!