"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, September 12, 2014

12 September 2014

Alfie Allen b. 1986 (Game of Thrones)
Emmy Rossum b. 1986 (Comet, Dragonball: Evolution, The Day After Tomorrow)
Marty Adams b. 1981 (Hemlock Grove, Orphan Black, Dead Before Dawn 3D, Lost Girl, Repo Men, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Saw IV)
Ben McKenzie b. 1978 (Gotham)
Paul Walker b. 1973 died 30 November 2013 (Pleasantville, Tammy and the T-Rex, Timeline, Programmed to Kill, Monster in the Closet)
Gideon Emery b. 1972 (Teen Wolf, True Blood, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice)
James Frey b. 1969 (author, I Am Number Four)
Darren E. Burrows b. 1966 (The Lone Gunmen, The X Files, Class of 1999, Hard Time on Planet Earth)
Ramon Franco b. 1963 (Resident Evil: Extinction, The X Files, NightMan)
Amy Yasbeck b. 1962 (Dracula: Dead and Loving It, The Mask, Quantum Leap, Splash, Too, Werewolf, House: The Second Story)
Robert John Burke b. 1960 (Limitless, Witchblade, From the Earth to the Moon, Thinner, RoboCop 3)
Gregg Edelman b. 1958 (Spider-Man 2, The Manhattan Project)
Hans Zimmer b. 1957 (composer, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Man of Steel, Rise of the Undead, Batman Begins, Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, Rango, Inception, The Ring, Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, Space Rangers)
Joe Pantoliano b. 1951 (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Daredevil, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Roswell, The Matrix, Congo, Robot in the Family, Highlander [TV], Tales from the Crypt, Deadly Nightmares, Amazing Stories)
Christopher Neame b. 1947 (Star Trek: Enterprise, The Invisible Man [TV], Seven Days, The Apocalypse Watch, Sliders, Earth 2, Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, The Flash, Superboy, Ghostbusters II, Beauty and the Beast, Bloodstone, Blakes 7, Dracula A.D. 1972, Lust for a Vampire, No Blade of Grass)
Milo Manara b. 1945 (artist)
Bill McKinney b. 1931 died 1 December 2011 (Hellborn, The Green Mile, It Came from Outer Space II, Back to the Future Part III, Galactica 1980, Strange New World, I Dream of Jeannie)
Ian Holm b. 1931 (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Day After Tomorrow, Simon Magus, eXistenZ, Alice Through the Looking Glass [TV 1998], The Fifth Element, Loch Ness, Frankenstein [1994], The Borrowers, Dreamchild, Brazil, Time Bandits, Alien, The Lost Boys [TV 1978])
Freddie Jones b. 1927 (Neverwhere, Dune, Firestarter, Krull, Firefox, Space:1999, Son of Dracula, Alice Through the Looking Glass [TV 1973], Old Drac, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed)
Stanislaw Lem b. 1921 died 27 March 2006 (author, Solaris, The Futurological Congress)
Edward Binns b.1916 died 4 December 1990 (Captain Nice, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Twilight Zone)
Mary Stewart b. 1916 died 9 May 2014 (author, The Merlin Trilogy)
Desmond Llewelyn b. 1914 died 19 December 1999 (Merlin [1993], Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [1980 TV], Moonraker, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Curse of the Werewolf, H.G. Wells’ Invisible Man)
Walter B. Gibson a.k.a. Maxwell Grant a.k.a. Edward S. Sullivan b. 1897 (writer, The Shadow, The Twilight Zone)

Fun facts I learned today in research.

1) Hans Zimmer was in The Buggles.
2) Freddie Jones is not Aubrey Morris. As they have gotten older, I have a heck of a time telling them apart. Also, both are still alive, born in 1927 and 1926 respectively. Good on ya, fellas.
3) It feels like a lot of the cast from Northern Exposure kind of faded away after the show was through. In the case of Darren E. Burrows who played Ed Chigliak, it feels that way because it is that way. He never got a role as good as that before or since.

As for the Picture Slot choice, I do have a fondness for Game of Thrones. Next year, I'm not sure what I'll do.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: Mission to Mars, released 10 March 2000

Prediction: In 2020, the first manned craft lands on Mars.

Reality: Of course, (spoiler alert), most movies taking place in outer space include contact with extraterrestrials, and this one does as well. The prediction part is interplanetary travel by 2020 and while it's still six years away, if someone gave me an even money bet, I'd be glad to wager that we will not have a person set foot on Mars by then. In the movie's favor, 2020 is one of the years when the Earth and Mars are on the same side of the sun. This happens about every 25 or 26 months.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Yet another prediction from 1893, complete with awesome facial hair.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. Addenda:
    Freddie Jones played The Earl in "Neverwhere".
    Paul Walker was in the execrable "Timeline".

    My vote for next year is Joe Pantoliano who, if not at true star level, is at least at "Hey, it's Abe Vigoda" level.

    1. The changes have been made.

      The front runners next year are Joey Pants (his nickname on The Sopranos set and possibly elsewhere), Ian Holm and maybe a Milo Manara illustration if I'm in a dirty old man mood.

  2. Ian Holm would be my choice. But I'm not the decider here.


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