"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, October 13, 2014

13 October 2014

Noah Crawford b. 1994 (Land of the Lost)
Bailey Noble b. 1990 (True Blood)
Ashley Newbrough b. 1987 (Kaw, The Coven)
Katia Winter b. 1983 (Sleepy Hollow, Luna)
Felicity Jones b. 1983 (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Doctor Who, The Worst Witch)
Nicole Garza b. 1982 (Transylmania, Invasion)
Vanesa Tomasino b. 1981 (Chupacabra vs. the Alamo, Defying Gravity, The X Files: I Want to Believe, Kyle XY, Fallen [TV Mini-Series], Absolute Zero, Smallville)
Ashanti b. 1980 (Mutant World, Resident Evil:Extinction, Buffy)
Kiele Sanchez b. 1977 (The Purge: Anarchy, Lost)
Katie Walder b. 1976 (Grimm, Supernatural)
Jennifer Sky b. 1976 (The Helix… Loaded, Charmed, Buffy, Xena, Cleopatra 2525, SeaQuest 2032)
Branden Williams b. 1974 (The X-Files, Dark Angel, Mystery Men, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later)
Nanako Matsushima b. 1973 (Ghost [2010], Ring)
Sacha Baron Cohen b. 1971 (Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass, Hugo)
Tushka Bergen b. 1969 (FreakyLinks, The Others, Angel, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Invisible Child, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)
Tisha Campbell-Martin b. 1968 (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Little Shop of Horrors [1986])
Kate Walsh b. 1967 (Legion, Bewitched [2005])
Christopher Judge b. 1964 (Doomed Planet, Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark, Paradox, Stargate, The Dark Knight Rises, Andromeda, First Wave)
Alan Covert b. 1964 (Bedtime Stories, Little Nicky)
Matt Walsh b. 1964 (The Brass Teapot, Ted)
Hiro Kanagawa b. 1963 (The 100, Godzilla [2014], Almost Human, The Tomorrow People, Grave Halloween, Arrow, Continuum, Earth’s Final Hours, Caprica, Fringe, Supernatural, Reaper, The Last Mimzy, Blade: The Series, The 4400, Andromeda, Stargate SG-1, Elektra, Replicant, The Lone Gunman, Seven Days, The 6th Day, Dark Angel, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Smallville, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, The X Files, Cyberjack, M.A.N.T.I.S., Highlander [TV])
Kelly Preston b. 1962 (Sky High, Battlefield Earth, From Dusk Till Dawn, Tales from the Crypt, SpaceCamp, Christine, Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn)
T’Keyah Crystal Keymah b. 1962 (The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park, Quantum Leap)
Wayne Pygram b. 1959 (Lost, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Farscape, The Lost World, Time Trax, The Girl from Tomorrow)
Chris Carter b. 1956 (writer, The After, The Lone Gunmen, Harsh Realm, The X-Files)
John Lone b. 1952 (The Shadow, Iceman, Americathon, King Kong [1976])
Beverly Johnson b. 1952 (3rd Rock from the Sun, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Lois & Clark, The Meteor Man)
William Zappa b. 1948 (Man-Thing, Farscape, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior)
Susan Blommaert b. 1947 (Angel, The X-Files, Edward Scissorhands, Tales from the Crypt, Pet Sematary)
Melinda Dillon b. 1939 (The Effects of Magic, Captain America, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Harry and the Hendersons, The Twilight Zone [1985], Space)
Jim McMullan b. 1936 (Batman & Robin, Virus, Deadly Nightmares, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, Beyond Westworld, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Sixth Sense)
Judi Meredith b. 1936 died 30 April 2014 (Queen of Blood, Jack the Giant Killer)
Jack Colvin b. 1934 died 1 December 2005 (Child’s Play, The Incredible Hulk, The Six Million Dollar Man, Exo-Man, The Bionic Woman, The Invisible Man [1975 TV], The Terminal Man)
Albert Hague b. 1920 died 12 November 2001 (Space Jam, Beauty and the Beast, Faerie Tale Theatre, Tales from the Darkside, Amazing Stories, Nightmares)
Jack MacGowran b. 1918 died 30 January 1973 (The Exorcist, My Partner the Ghost, The Fearless Vampire Killers, The Brain, Darby O’Gill and the Little People, The Giant Behemoth)
Jane Dulo b. 1917 died 22 May 1994 (The Lost Saucer, Soylent Green, Pufnstuf, I Dream of Jeannie)
Cornel Wilde b. 1912 died 16 October 1989 (Gargoyles, A Thousand and One Nights)
Douglass Dumbrille b. 1889 died 2 April 1974 (Batman, Twilight Zone)

Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Wayne Pygram as Scorpius from Farscape. Christopher Judge from Stargate may actually be more iconic, but I liked Farscape better. I chose Jennifer Sky as Cleopatra last year because she had written an interesting piece in the New York Times and also, she's purdy. No shortage of attractive women on the list, but for iconic, I'd say Melinda Dillon in Close Encounters.

2. Hey, no Star Trek! More than thirty actors with birthdays today and not one Star Trek credit. That's hard to do.

3. Spot the Canadians? Pretty easy today, Vanesa Tomasino and Hiro Kanagawa. Both of them are based in Vancouver, but they were born in El Salvador and Japan, respectively.

4. The Guy at the door. Jim McMullan was born in 1936 and he's still kicking. Judi Meredith, born the same day, died earlier this year and everyone older than her is gone as well. Special best wishes for Mr McMullan.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Movies released
Strange Days released 1995

Predictor: OMNI Future Almanac, published 1982

Prediction: Daily newspapers, unfortunately, will continue to vanish during the rest of the century. The coming years will see smaller newspapers go out of business in many medium-sized cities, forcing their readers to rely on the remaining city papers for regional news. Even the largest of city tabloids will not avoid financial crises.

Reality: Absolutely right. The trend that was already visible in the early 1980s only got worse.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

He's been pre-empted a few times, but tomorrow we get to kick around the frozen corpse of FM-2030 yet again. Fun!

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. Break off a chunk of ol' FM for my cocktail!

    1. It may be your zombie constitution, but my first impression is FM would taste worse than he writes.


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