"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!

Friday, June 6, 2014

6 June 2014

 Birthdays
Ellie Kendrick b. 1990 (Game of Thrones, Being Human)
Daniel Logan b. 1987 (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Philip McGinley b. 1981 (Game of Thrones, Prometheus)
Danny Strong b. 1974 (Buffy, Pleasantville, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
Sonya Walger b. 1974 (FlashForward, Lost, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear)
Jay Lake b 1964 died 1 June 2014 (author, City Imperishable, Green, Mainspring)
Paul Giamatti b. 1967 (Amazing Spider-Man 2, John Dies at the End, Lady in the Water, Paycheck, Planet of the Apes, Doctor Doolittle)
Jason Isaacs b. 1963 (Harry Potter, Awake, Elektra, Peter Pan, Resident Evil, Soldier, Armageddon, Event Horizon, DragonHeart, Highlander [TV])
Amanda Pays b. 1959 (Spacejacked, The X-Files, The Flash [TV], Leviathan, Max Headroom, The Kindred)
Danny Webb b. 1958 (Doctor Who, Space Precinct, Alien³)
Cheryl “Rainbeaux” Smith b. 1955 died 25 October 2002 (Independence Day, Parasite, Laserblast, The Incredible Melting Man, Phantom of the Paradise, Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural)
Gary Graham b. 1950 (Star Trek: Axanar, Universal Dead, InAlienable, Star Trek: Enterprise, Alien Nation, Star Trek: Voyager, M.A.N.T.I.S., Necromicon: Book of Dead, Robot Jox, The Incredible Hulk)
Robert Englund b. 1947 (Zombie Mutation, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, Strippers vs Werewolves, Supernatural, Zombie Strippers!, Heart Stopper 2001 Maniacs, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy vs. Jason, Charmed, Python, Urban Legend, Wishmaster, The Vampyre Wars, Sliders, Babylon 5, Knight Rider, V, Manimal, Galaxy of Terror)
David Dukes b. 1945 died 9 October 2000 (Sliders, Time Trax, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Twilight Zone)
Richard Paul b. 1940 died 25 December 1998 (Beanstalk, Robo Cop [TV], Out of This World, Amazing Stories, Space Force, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Holmes and Yo-Yo)
Billie Whitelaw b. 1932 (The Cloning of Joanna May, Supernatural [1977], Space: 1999, The Omen, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [TV, 1968])

I enjoy doing the research each morning. Every day is different, obviously. For iconic, it's hard to beat Robert Engund as Freddy Kruger and I'd say Paul Giamatti is the actor best known when not in make-up. As often happens, I run across the names of actors I didn't know were dead, and that was the case with all three, Cheryl Smith, David Dukes and Richard Paul. If I was just being a Whedonverse nerd, I might give the Picture Slot to Danny Strong, but following the Game of Thrones is trump rule while the show airs, we get Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed, one of Bran Stark's protectors.

Best wishes to the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.


Predictor: Dr. Paul Ehrlich, speaking on the first Earth Day in 1970

Prediction: "...in ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish."

Reality: It's amazing this guy was taken seriously back in the day and even now, organizations are giving him honors. He gets one last prediction next week, and it stinks as bad as the rest.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Back to 1893 and one of the few female predictors.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

8 comments:

  1. Predictors of Doom have a pretty sweet gig. The crisis-driven 24 hour news cycle, especially, is in constant need of high-volume scary stories to pump up ratings, and even more than pundits, PoD's NEVER, EVER have to fess up to their half-baked predictions. If it comes true, they will be hailed as the New Nostradamus; if not (a much more likely outcome) they can claim that their hysterical screeching helped avert the catastrophe.

    For instance; I have been talking about the Zompocalypse for years. Fortunately, the breathers have made some strides in fighting the undead hordes (especially in raising awareness through documentary series like The Walking Dead) and so far, it hasn't happened. You're welcome!

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    1. I would not that the prophets of doom about global warming and climate change are getting a major pushback. It will be interesting to see if anything can be done with one major party in this country fighting it tooth and nail.

      As for your warnings about the Zompocalypse, thanks for your years of service.

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    2. Wish I could edit instead of delete. I meant "note" instead of "not" for the third word.

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    3. I would differntiate the people predicting global warming, climate change and the resulting damage from Predictors of Doom in a couple of ways:

      1. They are actually scientists, and they are working in their fields of experience.

      2. Their predictions are coming true. If anything, the reality is shaping up to be WORSE.

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    4. Ehrlich had his degree on biology and specialized in population studies.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_R._Ehrlich

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    5. On the plus side, great facial hair for the era.

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    6. He reminds me of one of the Sklar brothers.

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