"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, June 29, 2014

29 June 2014

Addison Timlin b. 1991 (Zero Hour)
Christopher Egan b. 1984 (Dominion, Gothica [TV], Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale [TV], Resident Evil: Extinction, Eragon)
Lily Rabe b. 1982 (American Horror Story)
Sharon Lemelin b. 1979 (Being Human, Zombie Hamlet, Anonymous Rex)
Zuleikha Robinson b. 1977 (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Lost, The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen)
Travis Richey b. 1977 (Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy, Dinocroc vs. Supergator, Cry of the Winged Serpent)
Sharon Conley b. 1971 (The Hunger Games, Green Lantern)
Ilan Mitchell-Smith b. 1969 (Superboy, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Weird Science)
Aleks Paunovic b. 1969 (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Once Upon a Time, Chupacabra vs. the Alamo, Eve of Destruction, Mortal Combat: Legacy, Smallville, Supernatural, Caprica, Stargate: Atlantis, Bionic Woman, Flash Gordon, Battlestar Galactica, Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep, Eureka, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Mutant X, Andromeda, Stargate SG-1, Jeremiah, Nostradamus, Roswell: The Aliens Attack)
Judith Hoag b. 1968 (Grimm, I am Number Four, Halloweentown, Carnivale, The X-Files, Strange World, Armageddon, The Burning Zone, Quantum Leap, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [1990])
Melora Hardin b. 1967 (Zombie Hamlet, Timecop, Things That Go Bump, Lois & Clark, Quantum Leap, Mann & Machine, The Rocketeer)
Amanda Donohoe b. 1962 (Starship Trooper 3: Marauder, The Atlantis Conspiracy, Stardust, A Knight in Camelot, The Hidden Room, The Lair of the White Worm)
Sharon Lawrence b. 1961 (The After, Nuclear Family, Atomic Twister, Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, Star Trek: Voyager)
Maria Conchita Alonzo b. 1957 (Dark Moon Rising, The Dead One, Predator 2, Vampire’s Kiss, The Running Man, Knight Rider)
Michael Whelan b. 1950 (Illustrator)
Fred Grandy b. 1948 (Monster Squad, Death Race 2000)
Brian Herbert b. 1947 (Author, Dune universe)
Michael Carter b. 1947 (The Illusionist, The Cloning of Joanna May, Return of the Jedi, An American Werewolf in London, Doctor Who)
Gary Busey b. 1944 (Mansion of Blood, Piranha 3DD, The Gingerdead Man, The Huntress, Jacob Two Two meets The Hooded Fang, Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms, Predator 2, Silver Bullet)
Soon-Tek Oh b. 1943 (Seven Days, Stargate SG-1, Babylon 5, Time Trax, Highlander [TV], The Final Countdown, Logan’s Run [TV], The Invaders)
Corey Allen b. 1934 died 27 June 2010 (director, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Otherworld, The Powers of Matthew Star)
Dick Martin b. 1927 died 14 February 1990 (illustrator, Oz books)
Ray Harryhausen b. 1920 died 5 May 2013 (visual effects, Clash of the Titans, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, The Valley of Gwangi, One Million Years B.C., First Men in the Moon, Jason and the Argonauts, Mysterious Island, The 3 Worlds of Gulliver, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, 20 Million Miles to Earth, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Mighty Joe Young)
Antoine de Saint-Exupery b. 1900 died 31 July 1944 (author, The Little Prince)

Last year, the Picture Slot went to Ray Harryhausen and in terms of importance to the genre, he could get the Picture Slot every June 29th with very little debate. But just for a switch I have put up an illustration by Dick Martin, whose work will always be connected with the original Oz books written by L. Frank Baum. No disrespect to the actors on the list, but my third choice would an illustration from The Little Prince.

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

Movies released
Ted released 2012
Transformers: Dark of the Moon released 2011
War of the Worlds released 2005

Predictor: Erastus Wiman (1834-1904), Canadian entrepreneur, making predictions in honor of the 1893 Columbian Exposition held in Chicago.

Prediction: Let me look 50 years into the future instead of 100. By the 1940s, the population of this continent will be between 150,000,000 and 200,000,000. Without expansion, a "land hunger" will set in, and there must be expansion. Canada will afford that room.

Reality: Well, howdy, manifest destiny! Wiman actually overshot the population numbers that existed in 1940, About 130,000,000 in the U.S. and another 11,000,000 in Canada. His estimates might have been reached if not for World War I and the great flu epidemic of 1918. Of course, we are now over 300,000,000 people in the U.S. and we still haven't annexed Canada.


Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

That perfect pick me up for the start of a new week, another prediction from OMNI Future Almanac.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. I would like to just put in a left field vote for Amanda Donohoe as a dark horse...err, White Worm... candidate for picture slot.

    With what Canadianoids have done to Alberta, annexing Canuckistan might be a bad idea. Maybe they could annex us and make us all polite and covered by universal health care.

    1. Noted and Logged.

      Canada has taken their own path, screwing up the situation in a way completely different than their loud rude neighbors to the south.

  2. Antoine de Saint-Exupery also has the distinction on today's list of being a bit-character in a Roger Zelazny novel ("Roadmarks"). Not sure if that counts for your list but it's an interesting factoid.

    1. Yes, that definitely counts as an interesting factoid. More than that, I absolutely do NOT try to be thorough when to come to the credits for writers. I would be typing all day with some of these folks.

  3. Speaking of writers, I find it ineffably weird that Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. So weird that I watched the whole thing for the umpteenth time yesterday.

    What a delightful movie.

    1. It's all about cool gadgets. Think of it that way and everything falls into place.


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