Monday, July 7, 2014
7 July 2014
Juliana Guill b. 1987 (The Apparition, Altitude, Friday the 13th )
Hamish Linklater b. 1976 (Battleship, The Future, Fantastic Four)
Kirsten Vangsness b. 1972 (Shelf Life, Vampire Mob, Phil of the Future)
Heather Kafka b. 1972 (Idiocracy, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Tanya Newbould b. 1971 (Skyline, X-Men: The Last Stand, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey)
Robia LaMorte b. 1970 (Buffy, Spawn, Earth Girls Are Easy)
Robin Weigert b. 1969 (American Horror Story, Lost)
Steven Schub b. 1967 (Brave New World, The Thirteenth Floor)
Tracy Reiner b. 1964 (Apollo 13, Masque of the Red Death)
Akiva Goldsman b. 1962 (writer, Allegiant: Part 1, Insurgent, Fringe, I am Legend, I, Robot, Lost in Space , Batman & Robin, Batman Forever)
Billy Campbell b. 1959 (Helix, Revolution [2009 TV movie], Eureka, Meteor, The 4400, Dracula , The Rocketeer, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Shelley Duvall b. 1949 (Big Monster on Campus, Tales of the Mummy, Twilight of the Ice Nymphs, Frogs!, The Twilight Zone, Faerie Tale Theatre, Time Bandits, The Shining, Brewster McCloud)
Michael Herring b. 1947 (artist)
Joe Spano b. 1946 (The Invisible Man, From the Earth to the Moon, The X-Files, Apollo 13, The Incredible Shrinking Woman)
Ringo Starr b. 1940 (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Alice in Wonderland, Caveman, Son of Dracula)
Richard Garland b. 1927 died 24 May 1969 (Mutiny in Outer Space, Panic in Year Zero!, Attack of the Crab Monsters, Adventures of Superman)
Jon Pertwee (3rd Doctor) b. 1919 died 20 May 1996 (Doctor Who, One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing)
Robert A. Heinlein b 1907 died 8 May 1988 (won 1956 Hugo for Double Star, 1960 Hugo for Starship Troopers, 1962 Hugo for Stranger In A Strange Land, 1967 Hugo for The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress)
George Cukor b. 1899 (director/designer [uncredited], The Wizard of Oz)
It happens sometimes that all the living on the list were born after all the dead, and that's true today. When it happens, I call the oldest living person The Guy (or Gal) at the Door. Today's Guy at the Door is Ringo Starr, yet another reason for me to feel old.
Last year, as a Whedonverse nerd, I had Robia LaMorte in The Picture Slot, but if iconic is trump, the top two choices are Jon Pertwee and Robert A. Heinlein. I put a picture of Sensible Bob up this year because I kinda miss the old galoot. And a small spoiler alert, I found another date from Old Bob in a previously unexamined source that will be used as a prediction later this week.
Next year, Pertwee, I promise.
Prediction: By the year 2000, health care costs will drop from 10.1% of family household budgets to 8%, due in large part to new drugs that will vastly reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Reality: According to a 2012 article in The Atlantic, the numbers went from about 5% to about 6% from 1950 to 2000. It's true that heart disease deaths have been decreasing over time, but cancer is on the rise and of course, drug treatments are almost never cheap.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Another look into 2010 from Geoffrey Hoyle's 1972 book for kids.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!