Saturday, May 31, 2014
31 May 2014
Richard Riddell b. 1984 (Penny Dreadful, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, Merlin)
Colin Farrell b. 1976 (Total Recall , The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Fright Night, Minority Report, Daredevil)
Lea Thompson b. 1961 (Left Behind, Back to the Future, SpaceCamp, Howard the Duck)
Chris Elliott b. 1960 (Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Groundhog Day, The Abyss, Hyperspace)
Tommy Hinkley b. 1960 (Angel, The Little Vampire, Star Trek: Generations, Watchers II, Something is Out There, The Terror Within)
Kyle Secor b. 1957 (American Horror Story, A Wrinkle in Time [TV], Eerie, Indiana)
Nikolai Sotirov b. 1956 (The Legend of Hercules , Annihilation Earth, Star Runners, Boogeyman 3, Shark Attack 3: Megalodon, Dracula Rising)
Gregory Harrison b. 1950 (Galaxy Beat, Logan’s Run [TV], Wonder Woman)
Tom Berenger b. 1949 (Inception, Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
Jim Hutton b. 1934 died 2 June 1979 (Twilight Zone)
Clint Eastwood b. 1930 (Space Cowboys, Firefox, Tarantula, Revenge of the Creature)
Menahem Golan b. 1929 (producer, American Cyborg: Steel Warrior, Prison Planet, Captain America , Night of the Living Dead , Cyborg, Doin’ Time on Planet Earth, Journey to the Center of the Earth , Alien from L.A., Masters of the Universe, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Beauty and the Beast, Invaders from Mars, America 3000, Lifeforce)
Denholm Elliot b. 1922 died 6 October 1992 (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Underworld , Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Boys from Brazil, The House That Dripped Blood, Mystery and Imagination [TV], The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)
Don Ameche b. 1908 died 6 December 1993 (Cocoon, Harry and the Hendersons)
Madge Blake b. 1899 died 19 February 1969 (Batman, Bewitched, The Addams Family)
George R. Stewart b. 1895 died 22 August 1980 (author, Earth Abides)
Madge Blake, Aunt Harriet from Batman, gets the nod in The Picture Slot today, yet another sign that this blog is written by a geezer. (I have to say, the room is certainly spacious enough for a stately manor, but couldn't a millionaire afford to by nicer furniture?) While Clint Eastwood is the biggest star on the list, his roles in the early sci-fi films are so short that if you blink you'll miss him. I also picked around in Menahem Golan's list of films. I wasn't aware that Superman IV was produced by Golan, since I didn't watch after the second one. It gives an idea of how far the franchise had fallen.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: author George Alfred Townsend (1841-1914), in honor of the 1893 Columbian Exhibition
Prediction: Federalism must prevail. The citizens of wayward and poorer states will come in like the prodigal son. Excessive wealth ought to be taxed in its full proportion, but not more. For if you remove the stimulus of wealth, America is nothing.
We must nourish our peasantry, including our eight million blacks, for an empire without servants might almost be without homes or utensils.
Women's great triumph will be not to need the ballot, since their husbands already have the franchise. Perhaps old maids might be allowed to vote.
The federal government ought to be a strong power in our railways and ought to own the telegraphs. The world is interested in our becoming not a Christian so much as a humane and scientific empire.
Reality: Um... white male privilege much, George? Reading about four paragraphs is enough to make a person of nearly any political persuasion want to sock him in the nose.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Keeping an eye on a sports prediction made earlier this year.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!