"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!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

13 November 2014

Devon Bostick b. 1991 (The 100, Hidden 3D, Haven, Survival of the Dead, Land of the Dead, Odyssey 5)
Lara Amersey b. 1984 (Warehouse 13, Monster Warriors, Land of the Dead)
Michael Copon b. 1982 (Night of the Demons, Power Rangers Time Force)
Marit Velle Kile b. 1978 (Blade II)
Ashley Palmer b. 1978 (No Ordinary Family, Paranormal Activity)
Kim Director b. 1977 (Gotham, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2)
Aisha Hinds b. 1975 (Under the Dome, Star Trek Into Darkness, True Blood, Dollhouse, Stargate SG-1, Lost, Invasion)
Jordan Bridges b. 1973 (Bionic Woman [2007], Charmed, Frequency)
Noah Hathaway b. 1971 (Troll, The Never Ending Story, Mork & Mindy, Battlestar Galactica)
Gerard Butler b. 1969 (Gamer, Nim’s Island, Beowulf & Grendel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, Reign of Fire, Dracula 2000, Tale of the Mummy)
Timothy E. Goodwin b. 1968 (John Dies at the End, The Low Budget Time Machine, Bubba Ho-Tep)
Steve Zahn b. 1967 (Captain Fantastic, Robodog, Knights of Bassassdom, From the Earth to the Moon)
Rick Roberts b. 1965 (Salem Falls, Haven, Plague City: SARS in Toronto)
Neil Flynn b. 1960 (Nigel & Oscar vs. the Sasquatch, ImagiGARY, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Smallville, Sliders)
Caroline Goodall b. 1959 (Dorian Gray, Hook, Quantum Leap)
Rex Linn b. 1956 (Zombeavers, The Walking Dead, The Postman, 3rd Rock from the Sun)
John McConnell b. 1958 (Nigel & Oscar vs. the Sasquatch, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Jonah Hex, Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat, Mutant Species, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles)
Whoopi Goldberg b. 1955 (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, 666 Park Avenue, Monkeybone, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, Alice in Wonderland [1999 TV], Cinderella [TV movie], Bordello of Blood, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ghost)
Tracy Scoggins b. 1953 (Babylon 5, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Saurian, Highlander [TV], Deep Space Nine, Lois and Clark, Manimal, Tucker’s Witch)
Frances Conroy b. 1953 (American Horror Story, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, Catwoman, The Twilight Zone [1986])
Art Malik b. 1952 (John Carter, The Wolfman [2010], Year of the Comet)
Joe Mantegna b. 1947 (Thinner, The Twilight Zone [1987], The Greatest American Hero)
Tom Atkins b. 1935 (Xena, Night of the Creeps, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Escape from New York, The Fog)
Gary Marshall b. 1934 (writer/producer, Mork & Mindy)
Richard Mulligan b. 1932 died 26 September 2000 (Babes in Toyland [1986 TV movie], Twilight Zone [1985], I Dream of Jeannie)
Adrienne Corri b. 1930 (Doctor Who, Vampyre Circus, A Clockwork Orange, UFO, H.G. Wells’ Invisible Man, Devil Girl from Mars)
Oskar Werner b. 1922 died 23 October 1984 (Fahrenheit 451)
Jack Elam b.1920 died 20 October 2003 (The Aurora Encounter, The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite, Twilight Zone)
Robert Sterling b. 1917 died 30 May 2006 (Twilight Zone, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Topper)
Alexander Scourby b. 1913 died 22 February 1985 (The Stuff, Twilight Zone)
Hermione Baddeley b. 1906 died 19 August 1986 (C.H.O.M.P.S., Wonder Woman, The Bionic Woman, Journey to the Unknown, Batman, Mary Poppins)
Robert Louis Stevenson b. 1850 died 3 December 1894 (author, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)

Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Last year, it was Whoopi Goldberg, this year it's Traci Scoggins. As popular as the fabulous babes are, my guess is that next year my love for Jack Elam will trump all other considerations.

2. Spot the Canadians! There are three, all born after 1960. Hint: Neil Flynn, best known as the janitor from Scrubs, is NOT Canadian, his appearances on Smallville and Sliders to the contrary. 

Best wishes to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Movies released
2012 escaped 2009
The Running Man released 1987

 In the year 2000!

Predictor: Lee de Forest, "The Father of Radio", predicting the world of 2000 in the 17 January 1960 edition of the Sunday supplement American Weekly.

Prediction: Blankets no longer will be necessary indoors; a radiant ""canopy"" over your bed will replace them. Instead of a picture window, there will be an invisible ""curtain"" of moving air to divide your living room and patio.

Reality: Two words, Doc. Energy costs.

Three more words. Single quotation marks.
Never to be Forgotten: Warren Clarke 1947-2014

British actor Warren Clarke, best known for playing Andy Dalziel on Dalziel & Pascoe, died yesterday at the age of 67. He is remembered here on the blog for his roles in Firefox, Hawk the Slayer and A Clockwork Orange, where he played Alex's droogi pal Dim, pictured here second from the left, resting his milk glass on his codpiece.

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

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Our returning Friday regular H.G. Wells' make his predictions from his 1902 book Anticipations.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. Android cheekbones. That's All I have to say.

    1. I think the jawbone is the thing out of place, but that's just me.

  2. Canadians spotted: Devon Bostick, Lara Amersey and Rick Roberts.

  3. Cool pick! Anything from Babylon 5 is right up there with the best of them. Looking forward to Jack Elam next year, he was quite the Doctor in the Cannonball Run flick and a superb character actor. Kudos on the Warren Clarke tribute. I loved Clockwork Orange, one of my all time favorites. Nice post today Prof., Keep up the great work!


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