"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!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

7 September 2014

 Birthdays
Hugh Mitchell b. 1989 (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)
Evan Rachel Wood b.1987 (True Blood, S1m0ne, American Gothic)
Devon Sawa b. 1978 (Creature of Darkness, Final Destination, Idle Hands)
Monique Gabriela Curnen b. 1977 (Touch, Contagion, The Dark Knight, Journeyman, Lady in the Water)
Noah Huntley b. 1974 (Dracula Untold, Snow White and the Huntsman, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 28 Days Later…, The Omega Code 2, Event Horizon)
Alex Kurtzman b. 1973 (writer, Venom, Van Helsing, Sleepy Hollow, Transformers, Star Trek, Fringe, Cowboys & Aliens, The Island, Xena, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys)
Shannon Elizabeth b. 1973 (Night of the Demons, Cursed, Thir13en Ghosts, Good vs Evil)
Tom Everett Scott b. 1970 (Beauty and the Beast, Race to Witch Mountain, Dead Man on Campus, An American Werewolf in Paris)
Diane Farr b. 1969 (Collision Earth, Roswell)
Angie Everhart b. 1969 (Bigfoot, Bugs, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Bordello of Blood, Last Action Hero)
Toby Jones b. 1967 (The Hunger Games, Captain America, Snow White and the Huntsman, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, The Mist [2007])
W. Earl Brown b. 1963 (American Horror Story, The X Files, Vanilla Sky, Charmed, Angel, Being John Malkovich, Deep Impact, Project: ALF, Vampire in Brooklyn)
Cliff Simon b. 1962 (Stargate)
Christopher Villiers b. 1960 (Triassic Attack, From Time to Time, Doctor Who, Ultraviolet)
Stewart Finlay-McLennan b. 1957 (Lost, National Treasure, E.A.R.T.H. Force)
Mira Furlan b. 1955 (Space Command Redemption, Lost, Babylon 5)
Doug Bradley b. 1954 (A Vampire’s Tale, Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes, Hellraiser, Dominator, Proteus, Nightbreed)
Corbin Bensen b. 1954 (Vipers, They Are Among Us, Beings, Atomic Twister, Dead Above Ground, Spacejacked, Menno’s Mind, Inhumanoid, Aurora: Operation Intercept, Star Trek: The Next Generation, King Kong [1976])
Michael Emerson b. 1954 (Lost, Saw, The X Files)
Julie Kavner b. 1950 (Click, Revenge of the Stepford Wives)
Dario Argento b. 1940 (director, The Sandman, Dracula 3D, Phenomena)
John Phillip Law b. 1937 died 13 May 2008 (Alienator, Barbarella, Golden Voyage of Sinbad)

A relatively young list today and only John Phillip Law is dead. He did have some iconic roles and he was awfully darned pretty, but he didn't get the Picture Slot nod. Last year, I had Evan Rachel Wood from True Blood in the Picture Slot, this year Mira Furlan as the pre-transformation version of Delenn from Babylon 5. As for next year, I can't say who will be in the Picture Slot next year, but Doug Bradley as Pinhead from the Hellraiser series of movies will certainly be considered.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the late John Phillip Law, thanks for all the memories.   

Predictor: Henry Luce, founder of the Time/Life empire, speaking in 1956.

Prediction: By 1980, all ‘power’ – electric, atomic, solar – is likely to be virtually costless.

Reality: For a guy who amassed a remarkable fortune and considerable social and political influence, Luce seems a little vague on the basic concepts of capitalism. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, if atomic had turned out to be safer and solar had advanced more quickly than it did, they might have been more cost effective than fossil fuel powered plants and brought the prices down. It should be remember that in 1956, the cost of fossil fuels weren't as expensive as they would be in later years when adjusted for inflation. I might give him a half point for optimism, but 0.5 of 10 is still a failing grade.


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1 comment:

  1. OT, but of some interest perhaps: Predictions from 1988:


    http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/first-graders-of-1988-make-predictions-for-2000-1630495454

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