Friday, October 31, 2014
31 October 2014
Willow Smith b. 2000 (I am Legend)
Jordan-Claire Green b. 1991 (Forgotten Pills, Wizards of Waverly Place, Power Rangers Time Force)
Justin Chatwin b. 1982 (Dragonball: Evolution, The Invisible, Lost, War of the Worlds, Taken, Mysterious Ways, Smallville)
Samaire Armstrong b. 1980 (Resurrection, Rise: Blood Hunter, The X-Files)
Eddie Kaye Thomas b. 1980 (Wonderfalls, The X-Files, The Rage: Carrie 2)
Erica Cerra b. 1979 (Eureka, Mega Cyclone, Rise of the Damned, Supernatural, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Blade:Trinity, Smallville, Warehouse 13, Reaper, Battlestar Galactica, The 4400, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Jake 2.0, Dead Like Me)
Brian Hallisay b. 1978 (Awakening, Eastwick, Bionic Woman)
Piper Perabo b. 1976 (Looper, Carriers, The Prestige, George and the Dragon)
Johnny Whitworth b. 1975 (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Limitless, Gamer)
Keith Jardine b. 1975 (Gamer)
Nolan North b. 1970 (Star Trek Into Darkness, Haven)
Dermot Mulroney b. 1963 (Space Warriors)
Rob Schneider b. 1963 (Bedtime Stories, Click, The Animal, Little Nicky, The Adventures of Pinocchio, Judge Dredd, Demolition Man, Martians Go Home)
Peter Jackson b. 1961 (director, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong, The Frighteners)
Neal Stephenson b. 1959 (won the 1996 Hugo for The Diamond Age)
Michael J. Anderson b. 1953 (Charmed, Carnivale, Black Scorpion, This is How the World Ends, The Phantom Eye, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, The X-Files, Deep Space Nine, Mannequin: On the Move, The Great Land of Small)
John Candy b.1950 died 4 March 1994 (The Rocket Boy, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, Splash, Dr. Zonk and the Zunkins)
Stephen Rea b. 1946 (Ruby Strangelove Young Witch, V for Vendetta, Underworld: Awakening, In Dreams, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, The Company of Wolves, Cry of the Banshee)
Norman Lovett b. 1946 (Evil Aliens, Red Dwarf)
Brian Doyle-Murray b.1945 (Supernatural, Bedazzled , Multiplicity, Lois & Clark, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters II, Scrooged)
David Ogden Stiers b. 1942 (Stargate: Atlantis, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Poltergeist: The Legacy, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Ray Bradbury Theatre, ALF)
Sally Kirkland b. 1941 (The Visitor from Planet Omicron, The Hunger [TV], The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Incredible Hulk)
Ron Rifkin b. 1939 (Touch, Dragonfly, Wolf, Faerie Tale Theatre, Salvage 1, Silent Running)
Michael Landon b. 1936 died 1 July 1991 (I was a Teenage Werewolf)
Charles Cioffi b. 1935 (The X Files, Lois & Clark, Tucker’s Witch, Time After Time, The Bionic Woman, The Six Million Dollar Man, Wonder Woman, Return to Earth)
Richard Gauthier b. 1931 (The Munsters Today, Freddy’s Nightmares, Knight Rider, Man from Atlantis, Wonder Woman, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Mr. Terrific, Bewitched)
Michael Collins b. 1930 (astronaut, orbited moon in Apollo 11)
Lee Grant b. 1925 (Defending Your Life, The Swarm, Damien: Omen II, Marooned)
Notes on the Birthday List.
1. The Picture Slot. Last year, I went with Erica Serra because she's pretty, not because she has a particularly iconic role, though some might count Eureka. This year, it's Michael Collins, the guy who was in orbiter when Armstrong and Aldrin were on the moon. As for next year, the early front runner is John Candy from Spaceballs.
2. Spot the Canadians! There are three today and I think it's possible to get them all with a little knowledge and spotting the correct tell-tale show.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
And to my readers, Happy Halloween!
Predictions: At the beginning of the playoffs, only 1 of 70 experts had the Giants as World Series champs.
Reality: In fairness, you had to go out on a limb to pick a wild card team to win the whole thing. The Giants were without Angel Pagan, and his replacements in left field were good on defense but not Pagan's equal in the batter's box. The experts were fairly convinced the National League was superior this year, but they were in love with the Nationals, who got smacked around by the Giants, and the Dodgers, who lost to the Cards.
Long story short: Sports prediction is hard, but the final record of the experts of 18.1% correct is really awful.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Back to 1893 once again, this time with modest facial hair but bold prediction.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!