"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!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

4 October 2014

Birthdays
Ryan Lee b. 1996 (Super 8)
Dakota Johnson b. 1989 (Beastly)
Will Theakston b. 1984 (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Jimmy Workman b. 1980 (The Addams Family [1991])
Caitrona Balfe b. 1979 (Outlander, H+, Super 8)
Rachel Leigh Cook b. 1979 (Vampire)
Dana Davis b. 1978 (Heroes)
Craig Robert Young b. 1976 (Fringe, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Lost, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Charmed)
Alicia Silverstone b. 1976 (Vamps, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Batman & Robin)
Trond Espen Seim b. 1971 (The Thing [2011])
Abraham Benrubi b. 1969 (Once Upon a Time, Buffy, Team Unicorn, Dark Angel, The X Files, Sleepwalkers)
Jennifer Gatti b. 1968 (Millennium Man, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Liev Schreiber b. 1967 (The Last Days on Mars, Repo Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, The Omen [2006], Sphere, Phantoms)
Sarah Lancashire b. 1964 (Doctor Who)
David Labiosa b. 1961 (Mega Piranha, The Powers of Matthew Star, The Entity)
Bill Fagerbakke b. 1957 (Jennifer’s Body, Halloween II [2009], Heroes, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Stand)
Christoph Waltz b. 1956 (The Green Hornet, The Zero Theorem)
Christopher Fairbank b. 1953 (Hercules [2014], Guardians of the Galaxy, Jack the Giant Slayer, Merlin [2008], Invasion: Earth, The Fifth Element, Alien³, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Batman)
Armand Assante b. 1949 (Judge Dredd, Prophecy)
Susan Sarandon b. 1946 (Cloud Atlas, Enchanted, Children of Dune, The Witches of Eastwick, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Mick Jackson b. 1943 (director, Strange World, Volcano)
Christopher Stone b. 1942 died 20 October 1995 (Manimal, The Howling, Galactica 1980, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, Logan’s Run [TV])
Anne Rice b. 1941 (author, The Vampire Chronicles, Sleeping Beauty)
Horst Janson b. 1935 (Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter)
Edward Judd b. 1932 died 24 February 2009 (First Men in the Moon)
James T. Callahan b. 1930 died 3 August 2007 (Return of the Living Dead III, Amazing Stories, Knight Rider, Automan, Holmes and Yo-Yo, Mystery in Dracula’s Castle, The Invaders, The Time Tunnel, My Favorite Martian, Twilight Zone)
Charlton Heston b. 1923 died 5 April 2008 (SeaQuest 2032, Soylent Green, Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man)

Last year, the Picture Slot was Charlton Heston. This year I decided to go for an Oh That Guy, Bill Fagerbakke as The Moon Man from The Stand. He's had 103 credits, both in front of the camera and voice work. For the past fifteen years, he's been the voice of Patrick Star on Spongebob Squarepants, so he's probably not that worried about his next paycheck.

I've been noticing that now I am doing more research, nearly every day we have a Star Trek birthday. Today it was just one, but when we get a shutout - whenever that might happen, I have no idea - I'm going to make a new label "Hey.... no Star Trek!" It's not that I hate the franchise, far from it, but when you think of how many hours of film and TV have been made, most of the days of the year are going to have at least one person born who worked on a show or in a movie.

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

Movies released
Gravity released, 2013  

Predictor: Matthew C.D. Borden (1842-1913), industrialist

Prediction: I am inclined to think that in the next century, American cotton manufacturers will have wrested the markets of the world from the great manufacturers of England, who have for the greater part of this century controlled those markets.

Reality: Borden is right on the money. Of course, "England" is 1893 should have been called Great Britain and back then they had a huge empire. The top five exporters now are the United States, nearly twice as many tons exported as number two, India, followed by Uzbekistan, Australia and Brazil. In 1893, the output of India and Australia would have counted as British, but together they don't add up to U.S. export numbers.

Oh, I almost forgot! Great facial hair and uncomfortable clothes! Yay, 1893!

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Sunday, and it's another lazy day thinking about nuclear wars that didn't happen.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

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