"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!

Monday, July 21, 2014

21 July 2014

Birthdays
Rory Culkin b. 1989 (Signs)
Juno Temple b. 1989 (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Maleficent, Horns, The Brass Teapot, Mr. Nobody, The Dark Knight Rises)
Jamie Waylett b. 1989 (Harry Potter)
Sprague Grayden b. 1980 (Paranormal Activity, Jericho, Biohazardous)
Josh Hartnett b. 1978 (Penny Dreadful, 30 Days of Night, Sin City, The Faculty, Halloween H20)
Justin Bartha b. 1978 (National Treasure)
Ray Galletti b. 1974 (Hemlock Grove, Arrow, Smallville, The Core, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, Jeremiah, The New Addams Family)
Ali Landry b. 1973 (Repli-Kate, Conan)
Charlotte Gainsbourg b. 1971 (Melancholia)
Trevor Etienne b. 1965 (Falling Skies, Terminator Salvation, Charmed, Angel, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl)
Susan Swift b. 1964 (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Amazing Stories, Audrey Rose)
Ike Eisenmann b. 1962 (Race to Witch Mountain, Star Trek II; The Wrath of Khan, Wonder Woman, Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell, Return from Witch Mountain, The Fantastic Journey, Escape to Witch Mountain)
Lance Guest b. 1960 (Jericho, Stepsister from Planet Weird, The Burning Zone, The X Files, The Last Starfighter, Halloween II)
Jon Lovitz b. 1957 (Southland Tales, The Stepford Wives [2004], Little Nicky, Coneheads, Mom and Dad Save the World, My Stepmother is an Alien)
Rory Stevens b. 1954 (Carrie, The Munsters, Bewitched, My Favorite Martian)
Robin Williams b. 1951 (Night at the Museum, The Final Cut, Bicentennial Man, What Dreams May Come, Flubber [1997], Jumanji, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Faerie Tale Theatre, Mork & Mindy)
Art Hindle b. 1948 (Dark Rising: Warrior of Worlds, Mutant X, Total Recall 2070 [TV], Poltergeist: The Legacy, The Brood, The Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
Edward Herrmann b. 1943 (Wonder Woman [2011], Here Come the Munsters [1995], The Lost Boys, Purple Rose of Cairo, The Electric Grandmother)
John Woodvine b. 1929 (An American Werewolf in London, Doctor Who)
Don Knotts b. 1924 died 24 February 2006 (Pleasantville, The Girl with Something Extra, The Reluctant Astronaut, The Incredible Mr. Limpet)

A lot of child actors on the list, the youngest being Rory Culkin and the oldest Rory Stevens, as coincidence would have it. The most iconic younger role would likely be Jamie Waylett as Vincent Crabbe, the thuggish friend of Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. But I decided to go with an older iconic role, Robin Williams' breakout role as Mork back from the 1970s.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the late Don Knotts, thanks for all the memories.

Predictor: The OMNI Future Almanac, published 1982

Prediction: Vasopressin will be commonly prescribed to combat memory loss.


Reality: The Almanac listed several drugs that are supposed to help with memory loss - lecithin, physostigmine, PRL-8-53 - but they gave final billing to vasopressin. According to Wikipedia, vasopressin prescribed to constrict blood vessels and to help retain water. There is no mention of any side effects dealing with memory. This could be filed in The Journal of Unreproducible Results .

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

More fun with Geoffrey Hoyle's predictions about 2010 from 1972.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

6 comments:

  1. Addendum:
    James Marshall VI (author, writing as J.M. Mendur, "Captain Smythe and the Great Copper Raid")

    *grin* Not exactly iconic but I got to check "paid author" off my bucket list.

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    1. You need to get your name on isfdb.org. That's the one people notice. ;^)

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  2. The Brass Teapot is a macabre fantasy and may count as a genre credit for Ms. Temple as well. (Think a John Collier short story brought to the screen and slowed down.)

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  3. Here's another for your cover guy: The Final Cut. Very, very creepy, and not at all the kind of thing you'd expect with Robin Williams. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364343/

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