"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 6, 2014

6 October 2014

Birthdays
Cameron Kennedy b. 1993 (My Babysitter’s a Vampire)
Roshon Fegan b. 1991 (Spider-Man 2)
Scarlett Byrne b. 1990 (Falling Skies, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter, Harry Potter)
Olivia Thirlby b. 1986 (Dredd)
Michael Arden b. 1982 (Source Code)
Jenny Wade b. 1980 (Grimm, American Horror Story, Reaper)
Lex Shrapnel b. 1979 (Captain America: The First Avenger)
Tommy Campbell b. 1978 (Edge of Tomorrow, Supernatural, Doctor Who, The Dark Knight)
Wes Ramsey b. 1977 (The Event, Heroes, Dracula’s Guest, Brotherhood of Blood, Reign of the Gargoyles, Charmed)
Jeremy Sisto b. 1974 (The Returned, Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Undead, The Thirst, Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
Ioan Gruffudd b. 1973 (Forever, The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, Fantastic Four)
Shauna MacDonald b. 1970 (Hemlock Grove, Lost Girl, Warehouse 13, ReGenesis, Earth: Final Conflict)
Amy Jo Johnson b. 1970 (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
Jsu Garcia a.k.a. Nick Corri b. 1963 (Babylon 5, Vampire in Brooklyn, Predator 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Elisabeth Shue b. 1963 (Piranha 3D, Hollow Man, Back to the Future II & III)
Cameron Watson b. 1961 (Vanilla Sky)
Wendy Robie b. 1953 (Dark Skies, Deep Space Nine, Vampire in Brooklyn, Ultraman: The Ultimate Hero, Quantum Leap)
David Brin b. 1950 (won 1984 Hugo and Nebula for Startide Rising, won 1988 Hugo for The Uplift War)
Britt Eklund b. 1942 (Lexx, Superboy, The Monster Club, Battlestar Galactica, The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women & War)
Anna Quayle b. 1932 (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Jerome Cowan b. 1897 died 24 January 1972 (The Munsters, My Favorite Martian, Visit to a Small Planet, Twilight Zone)

To be blunt, there's not that many iconic roles on the list today, so we get Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards. Both of the Fantastic Four movies made over $100 million, but for movies from comic books, it probably takes $200 million to be considered a hit these days.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the late Jerome Cowan, thanks for all the memories.



Predictor: OMNI Future Almanac

Prediction: Named after a small town in Missouri, the New Madrid quake that struck in the 1830s was one of the most violent quakes to strike North America in the last several centuries, but because the area was so sparsely settled, it left no great impression on history. However, seismologist Otto Nutti recently observed a series of small earthquakes in the area and said "Everything points to something big happening in New Madrid."

Reality: Oopsie. Not only have we gone 32 years since this prediction was published without a major Midwestern quake, the big New Madrid quakes took place in 1811 and 1812. There were four of them from December 1811 to February 1812 and though the Richter scales didn't exist back then and there were no seismographs, geologists approximate the strength of all four to be somewhere in the range of at least 7.0 to possibly 8.0. "No great impression on history" is correct.

Eventually there will be more large quakes in the Midwest, but geologists don't know if these were the kind of thing we can expect every 200 years or every 2,000.


Never to be Forgotten:
Paul Revere 1938-2014

Paul Revere (born Paul Revere Dick) has died at the age of 76. His band Paul Revere and the Raiders had some hits during the 1960s. They were one of two bands from Portland, Oregon to record Richard Berry's Louie Louie in April 1963. The Raiders' version sold well early on, possibly because they had a saxophone, but the rumor that the Kingsmen's version had dirty lyrics helped that single become a hit. As a successful garage band, they became influential during the punk era. Many of their songs were covered by other artists, including David Bowie, Joan Jett, The Who, Pat Benatar, Sammy Hagar and The Sex Pistols.

Revere gets mentioned here because of an appearance on the Batman episode Hizzoner the Penguin. Thanks to Ken Walter for pointing out this genre connection.

Best wishes to the family and friends of Paul Revere, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

We interrupt our regular schedule of predictions for a prediction from a 1960s best-seller.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

 

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