Saturday, June 7, 2014
7 June 2014
Jordan Fry b. 1993 (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Michael Cera b. 1988 (This is the End, Frequency, My Best Friend is an Alien)
Virigie Le Brun (I, Frankenstein)
Anna Torv b. 1979 (Fringe, Frankenstein [TV, 2007])
Bill Hader b. 1978 (The Venture Brothers, Men in Black 3, Paul, Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian)
Karl Urban b. 1972 (The Wonder, Almost Human, Walking With Dinosaurs 3D, Riddick, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek, Dredd, Doom, The Chronicles of Riddick, Lord of the Rings, Xena, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Anthony Simcoe b. 1969 (Farscape)
Judie Aronson b. 1964 (Deep Core, Weird Science, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Powers of Matthew Star)
Tarik Ergin b. 1961 (Star Trek: Voyager)
Bill Prady b. 1960 (producer, The Big Bang Theory)
Mark Ryan b. 1956 (Transformers, The Prestige, Conan [TV])
Robert Trebor b. 1953 (Xena, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Universal Soldier, My Demon Lover, The Purple Rose of Cairo)
Liam Neeson b. 1952 (The Dark Knight Rises, Battleship, Wrath of the Titans, The Chronicles of Narnia, Clash of the Titans, Batman Begins, Star Wars I: The One We Don’t Mention, Darkman, Krull, Excalibur)
Michael Pennington b. 1943 (Return of the Jedi)
Reg Park b. 1928 died 22 November 2007 (Hercules the Avenger, Hercules, Prisoner of Evil, Samson in King Solomon’s Mines, Hercules in the Haunted World, Hercules and the Captive Women)
Jessica Tandy b. 1909 died 11 September 1994 (*batteries not included, Cocoon)
Last year's Picture Slot was Liam Neeson, easily the biggest movie star on the list. This year it's Anthony Simcoe under all that make-up and prosthetics from the TV show Farscape. Next year, who knows? Karl Urban is certainly a possibility, I might go with Anna Torv from Fringe or if I'm in an odd mood, Reg Park from an Italian muscleman flick.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictions: (reality in parentheses)
The greatest American city in 1993 will be Chicago. (Suck up.)
The American now living who will be the most honored is Grover Cleveland. (Umm... no. This is actually a tricky question. I'd say Teddy Roosevelt is the most honored American politician alive in 1893, but his career up to that point was not impressive. Other good choices who were famous by 1893 would be Mark Twain and Thomas Edison.)
Fashion will change drastically. Trains will be reserved for the house, corsets and high heels will be done away with and the waist line will begin just below the bosom as in ancient Greek apparel. (She gets a point for predicting the demise of the corset. Trains exist on wedding gowns, high heels are still in use and even higher now and the waist line is just above the hips and below the belly button.)
It is interesting to note that though she was in favor of temperance, she did not believe it should be legislated. She did not make any prediction about women getting the vote.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
The regular schedule is interrupted for an exact date prediction from Dale Brown.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!