Saturday, June 14, 2014
14 June 2014
Daryl Sabara b. 1992 (After the Dark, John Carter, Spy Kids, Roswell)
Lucy Hale b. 1989 (Wizards of Waverly Place, Bionic Woman )
Daniel Newman b. 1981 (The Dark Knight Rises, The Vampire Diaries, Heroes, Children of the Corn [TV], The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Surface)
Pascale Hutton b. 1979 (Continuum, Fringe, Sanctuary, Behemoth, Supernatural, The 4400, Smallville, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Stargate: Atlantis, Fantastic Four, Dead Like Me, Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed)
David Kopp b. 1978 (Blade: The Series, Freddy vs. Jason, Stargate SG-1, Mysterious Ways, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show)
Alexandra Castillo b. 1971 (Warehouse 13, Fringe, 2012, Mutant X, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, The Sixth Day)
Traylor Howard b. 1966 (Son of the Mask, Lois & Clark)
James Gurney b. 1958 (author, Dinotopia)
Will Patton b. 1954 (Falling Skies, The Fourth Kind, The Punisher, The Mothman Prophecies, Armageddon, The Postman, VR.5, The Puppet Masters)
Jeremy Sinden b. 1950 died 29 May 1996 (Star Wars)
Harry Turtledove b. 1949 (author, The Guns of the South, Agent of Byzantium)
Sam Wanamaker b. 1919 (Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, The Day the Fish Came Out, The Outer Limits )
Gene Barry b. 1919 died 9 December 2009 (War of the Worlds , Twilight Zone , The 27th Day, The War of the Worlds )
Yesterday's birthday list was filled with great memories for me, today not so much. Gene Barry is the one movie star on the list and I certainly considered him for the Picture Slot. I also thought about Oh That Guy actor Will Patton, but instead we have Jeremy Sinden as Tiree (a.k.a. Gold Two) from the original Star Wars. Poor Mr. Sinden was barely luckier than the doomed X-wing pilot, dying at the tender age of 45 from lung cancer.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Man of Steel released 2013
X-Men released 2001
1. In 100 years Denver will be as big as New York. (That's a swing and a miss.)
2. If the republic does not fall apart at the Mississippi, Canada will either be a part of the union or an independent sovereignty. (Canada is an independent nation now, so this counts as a hit.)
3. The north shore of the Gulf of Mexico will be the Riviera or the Americas. (Well, there are some nice vacation spots in Florida on the gulf coast and of course there is New Orleans, but the Texas shore and the heart of Dixie... not so much. If I were going to pick the top vacation spot in the U.S., it would be a three way split between Hawaii, Las Vegas or Orlando, which is in Central Florida not on either coast.)
4. The homes of the country will increase fourfold. (In 1890 there were about 12.7 million, and in 1990 it rose to 93.3 million, approximately a sevenfold increase.)
Footnote: I said yesterday no facial hair, but a little more digging using Wheeler's real name turned up a book he wrote with his picture on the cover. Definitely a fine 19th Century beard.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's been a while since we had our scheduled Sunday prediction of nuclear war, but we'll get one tomorrow.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!