Saturday, May 24, 2014
24 May 2014
Naomi Ryan b. 1977 (Doctor Who)
Dash Mihok b. 1974 (Punisher: War Zone, I Am Legend, The Day After Tomorrow)
Greg Berlanti b. 1972 (writer, The Flash, Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Wrath of the Titans, Green Lantern, No Ordinary Family)
John C. Reilly b. 1965 (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Michael Chabon b. 1963 (won 2008 Hugo and Nebula for The Yiddish Policeman’s Union)
Kristin Scott Thomas b. 1960 (The Golden Compass, Code 46, Gulliver’s Travels)
Doug Jones b. 1960 (Hellboy, The Strain, Teen Wolf [TV], Falling Skies, The Watch, Dragon Age: Redemption, Fallout: Nuka Break, The Guild, Legion, Super Capers: The origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion, Quarantine, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Lady in the Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, Doom, Men in Black II, The Time Machine, Side Effects, Alien Hunter, Monkeybone, Buffy, Mystery Men, Bug Buster, Mimic, Tank Girl, Batman Returns, Warriors of Virtue, Galgameth)
Alfred Molina b. 1953 (Spider-Man 2, Ladyhawke, Raiders of the Lost Ark)
Nell Campbell b. 1953 (Shock Treatment, The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Jim Broadbent b. 1949 (Cloud Atlas, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Chronicles of Narnia, Comic Relief: Doctor Who – The Curse of Fatal Death, Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Brazil, Time Bandits, Erik the Viking)
Sybill Danning b. 1947 (Virus X, The Lair, Grindhouse, Superboy, The Phantom Empire, Amazon Women on the Moon, Warrior Queen, Howling II: … Your Sister is a Werewolf, V, Hercules , Battle Beyond the Stars, Meteor)
Carmine Infantino b. 1925 died 4 April 2013 (illustrator, DC Comics)
Lilli Palmer b. 1914 died 27 January 1986 (The Boys from Brazil)
Lots of good choices for the Picture Slot. For movie stars, we have John C. Reilly, Alfred Molina, Jim Broadbent and Kristin Scott Thomas, who would also qualify as a fabulous babe, as would all the women on the list. Nell Campbell would also work as for iconic work in Rocky Horror Picture Show as Columbia. But all that woulda, coulda, shoulda stuff was superseded this year by Doug Jones, a tall thin actor who has spent much of his career inside costumes or under a lot of make-up, like this stuff from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode Hush as one of The Gentlemen.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list, as to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Epic released, 2013
Predictor: Pastor Moncure D. Conway, giving his vision of the future in honor of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Prediction: A new theology must arise. Whatever traditional dogmas it may preserve, it will surrender those that imply divine sanction of Biblical cruelties and of the like in nature. Humanitarian religion is an incarnation like that which once led the suffering world to worship goodness and love on the cross, rather than a loveless omnipotence.
Reality: Okay, let's start with the facial hair. Pretty awesome, right?
Also, the first name Moncure. I'd never heard it before. I thought it was possible that I just don't get out much, but searching on Google only finds guys like Pastor Conway born in the 19th Century. Moncure as a first name has gone the way of the passenger pigeon.
Conway was a very liberal preacher, most noted as an abolitionist. Certainly, liberal theology still exists and he doesn't say it will stand alone. I'm going to give him a passing grade here, out of the goodness of my heart.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Instead of nuclear war, we get a prediction from Philip K. Dick of a wonderful world of robots and leisure... okay, that ends in a nuclear conflagration.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!