"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!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

15 July 2014

Birthdays
Taylor Kinney b. 1981 (The Vampire Diaries)
James Devoti b. 1979 (White Space, Jericho, Heroes)
Lana Parilla b. 1977 (Once Upon a Time, Lost, Spiders)
Diane Kruger b. 1976 (The Host [2013 American movie], Fringe, Mr. Nobody)
Brian Austin Green b. 1973 (Smallville, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Small Wonder)
Scott Foley b. 1972 (True Blood, The Last Templar)
Amanda Foreman b. 1966 (Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8, Star Trek [2009], Future Shock)
Brigitte Nielsen b. 1963 (Galaxis, The Cave of the Golden Rose, Red Sonja)
Forest Whitaker b. 1961 (Repo Men [2010], The Twilight Zone, Battlefield Earth, Amazing Stories)
Willie Aames b. 1960 (Zapped!, The Wide World of Mystery)
Terry O’Quinn b. 1952 (Falling Skies, 666 Park Avenue, The X-Files, Roswell, Lost, Earth 2, The Rocketeer, SpaceCamp, The Twilight Zone)
Celia Imrie b. 1952 (Doctor Who, Nanny McPhee, Star Wars Episode I- Yes, That One, The Borrowers, Frankenstein [1994], Highlander)
Jesse Ventura b. 1951 (Batman & Robin, The X Files, Demolition Man, Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, The Running Man, Predator)
Richard Franklin b. 1948 died 11 July 2007 (director, The Lost World [TV], Beauty and the Beast [TV], Cloak & Dagger)
Jan-Michael Vincent b. 1944 (Jurassic Women, Lethal Orbit, Xtro II, Alienator, Damnation Alley)
Larry Cohen b. 1941 (writer/director, Wicked Stepmother, It’s Alive, A Return to Salem’s Lot, The Stuff, Q)
Patrick Wayne b. 1939 (They Came from Outer Space, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Beyond Atlantis, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Steven Gilborn b. 1936 died 2 January 2009 (Buffy, The Tick, Evolution, Lois & Clark, Beauty and the Beast [TV])
Joe Turkel b. 1927 (The Dark Side of the Moon, Blade Runner, The Shining, Land of the Giants, Village of the Giants, Visit to a Small Planet)
Philip Carey b. 1925 died 6 February 2009 (Monster [1980], The Bionic Woman, Kolchak: The Night Stalker)
Robert H. Harris b. 1911 died 30 November 1981 (The Six Million Dollar Man, Holmes and Yo-Yo, Land of the Giants, The Invaders, Bewitched, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Invisible Boy)
Ken Lynch b. 1910 died 13 February 1990 (Battlestar Galactica, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Invaders, Star Trek, The Munsters, Twilight Zone, I Married a Monster from Outer Space)

Last year, the Picture Slot went to Terry O'Quinn, likely the most iconic actor on the list in his role on Lost. This year I decided to go with somebody else and there were several interesting choices. It's been a while since I went with a Pretty Girl and Brigitte Nielsen might be the best known choice, but even I find her scarier than pretty and she is allegedly Just My Type. So instead, I went with an Oh That Guy once again, this time the late Ken Lynch in his role from Star Trek. As they put it on imdb.com, his level of fame might be better described as Oh That Cop given how many Irish cops he played.

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

Movies released 
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 released, 2011
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince released, 2009

Predictor: Geoffrey Hoyle in his 1972 book, 2010: Living in the Future

Prediction: A very popular room is the library. There are no books. The floor is shaped into tables and benches. Built into these tables are hundreds of vision phones. The books, films, and newspapers are all stored in the library computer.

First you dial the library index. This file contains all the books that have ever been written. It does not matter whether they were first written in Chinese or French. They will be here, translated into English. There is also an index of films and newspapers. You could spend all day watching comics, but it wouldn’t be a good idea.

To select the book you wish to read, you dial the book’s number. The first page appears on your screen. You can turn the pages backward or forward by using buttons on the vision phone.

If you are halfway through a book and you have to leave, there is no reason why you can’t finish it when you get home. You can dial the library and the book number from home and go on with your reading.


Reality: Okay, let me start with this I could spend the day reading comics, but it wouldn't be a good idea? Says who?

Let me hand the rest of the reality check over to Daniel Sinker, the guy who put this book up on the Internet for everyone to see.

"You want to understand the central issue of the modern era? Every single thing described here—perhaps with the exception of making pottery and building model airplanes—is a product offered by Google. And the main reason for that is because they’re the only ones rich enough to fight the copyright battles to make these things accessible. Libraries are stuck in the past in part because they can’t break copyright law to do exactly what Hoyle suggests: store these digital copies on their own servers and make them available to everyone. Google can. For these reasons, you don’t have your Sports and Social Centers because the information that was once vital to a library is now available on your vision desk at home."

Reality P.S.: Personally, sometimes I still like to go to the library.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Yet another prediction from Herman "heck, nuclear war isn't that bad" Kahn.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

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