Friday, September 5, 2014
5 September 2014
Gage Golightly b. 1993 (Teen Wolf, 5ive Days to Midnight)
Skandar Keynes b. 1991 (The Chronicles of Narnia)
Kat Graham b. 1989 (The Vampire Diaries)
Christina Ulloa b. 1982 (Charmed)
Nan Yu b. 1978 (Speed Racer, My DNA Says I Love You)
Carice Van Houten b. 1976 (Game of Thrones, Repo Men, From Time to Time)
Paddy Considine b. 1974 (The World’s End)
Justin Nimmo b. 1974 (Power Rangers in Space, Pleasantville)
Rose MacGowan b. 1973 (Once Upon a Time, Conan the Barbarian , Charmed, Grindhouse, Monkeybone, Encino Man)
Dweezil Zappa b. 1969 (Jack Frost, The Running Man)
Peter Wingfield b. 1962 (Alphas, Caprica, Stonehenge Apocalypse, 10,000 Days, Highlander [TV], Charmed, Smallville, Catwoman, Andromeda, X-Men 2, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revnge, Stargate SG-1)
Roberta Weiss b. 1961 (Tales from the Darkside, Deadly Nightmares, The Dead Zone)
Michael Keaton b. 1951 (RoboCop , Herbie Fully Loaded, Multiplicity, Batman, Beetlejuice)
Scott H. Reiniger b. 1948 (Dawn of the Dead [2004 and 1978])
Dennis Dugan b. 1946 (The Howling, Unidentified Flying Oddball, The Sixth Sense )
Raquel Welch b. 1940 (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Lois & Clark, Mork & Mindy, Bedazzled, One Million Years B.C., Fantastic Voyage, Bewitched)
George Lazenby b. 1939 (Team Knight Rider, Superboy, Death Dimension)
William Devane b. 1939 (Interstellar, Leprechaun’s Revenge, The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, The Dark Knight Rises, Race to Space, Hollow Man, Space Cowboys, Timecop, Doomsday Rock, Virus, Timestalkers, Testament)
Alyce Andrece b. 1936 died 14 May 2005 (Star Trek, Batman)
Rhae Andrece b. 1936 died 2 March 2009 (Star Trek, Batman)
Frank Farmer b. 1932 (Ghost Ghirls, Team Knight Rider, The Burning Zone, The Invaders, Babylon 5, Wonder Woman, Capricorn One)
Bob Newhart b. 1929 (The Big Bang Theory, The Librarian, Elf)
Gloria Holden b. 1903 died 22 March 1991 (Dracula’s Daughter)
As regular readers know, I like the Picture Slot to have something iconic and I'm not adverse to pictures of attractive women. On this list, if I go with iconic genre roles, only Michael Keaton as Batman is not a fabulous babe. Last year I went with Carice Van Houten from Game of Thrones, and the other top choices are Rose MacGowan from Grindhouse, Raquel Welch from either Fantastic Voyage or One Million Years B.C., Gloria Holden as Dracula's Daughter and this years winners, the twins Alyce and Rhae Andrece, who played the androids named Alice in the I, Mudd episode from the original Star Trek.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: Edgar Cayce
Prediction: A research geologist (author of Earth Changes) suggests the discovery of the unified field theory in 1958 coincides with Cayce’s 1932 reading that 1958 would be the year that the secret of how the Great Pyramid of Gizeh was built. (“Iron swims and stone floats in the air.”)
Reality: The source I had for Edgar Cayce's predictions were true believers and they were very proud that an actual scientist was backing up the stuff Cayce said. but this "actual scientist" was just as much of a bullshit artist as Cayce himself. (No disrespect to geologists. I know at least one regular reader is a geologist.) The problems with the "confirmation" are as follows.
1. The unified field theory doesn't explain how "iron swims and stone floats in the air".
2. No important step forward in the unified field theory happened in 1958. The biggest discovery close to 1958 are the Yang-Mills equations which were published in 1954.
And so we bid farewell to Edgar Cayce and his gift of prophecy. I had fun digging up his corpse and kicking it around for a while, but all good things must come to an end.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Back to 1893, complete with uncomfortable suits, fantastic facial hair and to top it off, predictions of opulently bejeweled priests!
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!