"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!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

4 May 2014

Alexander Gould b. 1994 (Supernatural, Dark Shadows [TV movie], The Day the World Ended)
Ashley Rickards b. 1992 (American Horror Story, Gamer)
Grace Phipps b. 1992 (Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Fright Night)
Jesse Moss b. 1983 (WolfCop, Extraterrestrial, Continuum, Seeds of Destruction, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, Merlin and the Book of Beasts, The Uninvited, The Andromeda Strain, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, The Collector, Jeremiah, Mysterious Ways, Level 9, Stargate SG-1, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids [TV show], Highlander [TV])
Oscar Jaenada b. 1975 (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
John Rawls b. 1972 (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Legend of the Seeker, 30 Days of Night)
Stevie Ray Dallimore b. 1967 (Ender’s Game)
Steve Barron b. 1956 (director, Merlin, Coneheads, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Anthony Hamilton b. 1952 died 29 March 1995 (Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, The Charmings, The Twilight Zone [1986])
Harry Winer b. 1947 (director, Invasion, Jake 2.0, Jeremiah, SpaceCamp, Tucker’s Witch, Mr. Merlin)
Richard Jenkins b. 1947 (The Cabin in the Woods, Let Me In, What Planet Are You From?, Wolf, The Witches of Eastwick)
Robin Cook b. 1940 (writer, Coma, Invasion, Virus)
Paul Gleason b. 1939 died 27 May 2006 (Abominable, Dark Skies, Lois & Clark, Wishman, Beauty and the Beast, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, The Invaders, Panic in Year Zero!)
Eric Sykes b. 1923 died 4 July 2012 (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Theatre of Blood)
James Ellison b. 1910 died 23 December 1993 (I Walked with a Zombie, The Undying Monster)
Howard Da Silva b. 1909 died 16 February 1986 (The Outer Limits)
Luther Adler b. 1903 died 8 December 1984 (Twilight Zone)

No nice way to put this, but this list is not loaded down with star power. The young actresses are plenty pretty enough for the Pretty Girl = Picture Slot formula, but I'm not that aware of their work. We do have a whole bunch of Oh That Guy actors, though some of the deceased, notably Sykes, Da Silva and Adler, only did a smattering of work in genre in very long careers. So the Picture Slot goes to Richard Jenkins, probably best known as the dead dad on Six Feet Under, here shown as the Guy At The Office in The Cabin in the Woods.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories. 

Movies released
Marvel's The Avengers released, 2012
Predictor: Bill Nye the Science Guy

Prediction: The bike friendly, telecom accessible cities of the future. (Link to his video on YouTube)

Reality: Oh this would be so cherry. I have to agree with him that Portland and Seattle might make some of these things might actually happen and it might happen in Europe as well.

Star Wars Day: This in NOT the anniversary of the release of any of the movies, just some folks who like noticing that "May the Fourth" sounds like "May the Force". Some might wonder if I would stoop to such antics, but regular readers will know that using lame puns is not stooping for me, it's stretching.

Just so that's clear.

Looking on day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

As of May 4th, the future has already happened and we will look at how good the predictions were.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. A suggestion for next year?
    Audrey Hepburn, born May 4, 1929, whose one and only genre role was the final role of her career, as an angel in "Always" (which was kinda like "Ghost" a year before "Ghost" was a hit).

    1. Audrey Hepburn would give this list an A-List movie star - currently missing - and an awesomely fabulous babe, but with ghost and afterlife movies, I have subjective distinctions about which ones are genre and which aren't. If they feel too much like the standard Western (or American) versions of heaven/hell, I usually don't include them. I saw Always and I don't include it, just as I don't include Heaven Can Wait.

      I really wish I did include it, because pictures of Audrey Hepburn always spruce up the place.

  2. Jenkins also starred the first good post-11sep2001-Anerica movie, for which he was rightly nominated for an Academy Award (tm).

    1. Yeah, his movie called The Visitor is definitely NOT genre, but it is pretty awesome.


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