"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!

Friday, November 14, 2014

14 November 2014

Birthdays
Dimitri Leonidas b. 1987 (Sinbad, Doctor Who)
Brian Gleeson b. 1987 (Snow White and the Huntsman, Primeval)
Laura Ramsey b. 1982 (Venom, The Covenant)
Russell Tovey b. 1981 (Being Human, Doctor Who)
Michala Banas b. 1978 (Scooby-Doo, BeastMaster [TV], The Lost World [TV])
Chris Demetral b. 1976 (The Zeta Project, The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, Lois & Clark, Dolly Dearest, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Felicity Mason b. 1976 (Undead)
Olga Kurylenko b. 1979 (Vampire Academy, Oblivion)
Delphine Chaneac b. 1978 (Splice)
Gene Farber b. 1978 (X-Men: First Class, Virtuality)
Marcy Leeds b. 1977 (Beauty and the Beast [1989 TV], Near Dark)
Dana Snyder b. 1973 (Venture Brothers, Saul of the Mole Men)
Josh Duhamel b. 1972 (Transformers, The Picture of Dorian Gray)
Florina Kendrick b. 1966 (Dracula [1992])
Patrick Warburton b. 1964 (Ted 1 & 2, The Venture Brothers, Men in Black II, The Tick, Quantum Leap)
Harland Williams b. 1962 (RocketMan)
Laura San Giacomo b. 1962 (The Apocalypse, The Stand)
D.B. Sweeney b. 1961 (Touch, Swamp Shark, Universal Dead, Jericho, Harsh Realm, Spawn, Fire in the Sky)
Paul McGann b. 1959 (Doctor Who, Vampire Killers, Queen of the Damned, Alien 3)
Nannette Brown b. 1958 (Swamp Thing)
Sandahl Bergman b. 1951 (Sorceress II: The Temptress, TekWar: TekJustice, Freddy’s Nightmares, Programmed to Kill, Hard Time on Planet Earth, Hell Comes to Frogtown, Red Sonja, Conan the Barbarian, She)
Gary Grubbs b. 1949 (Left Behind, Battleship, Wizards of Waverly Place, Angel, The Astronaut’s Wife, The X Files, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Time Trax, The Greatest American Hero)
Robert Ginty b. 1948 died 21 September 2009 (Programmed to Kill, Knight Rider, Warrior of the Lost World, Project U.F.O.)
Wendy Carlos b. 1939 (Composer, TRON, The Shining)
Kathleen Hughes b. 1928 (I Dream of Jeannie, It Came From Outer Space, Cult of the Cobra)
McLean Stevenson b. 1927 died 15 February 1996 (The Astronauts, The Cat from Outer Space)
Brian Keith b. 1921 died 24 June 1997 (Deep Space Nine, World War III, Meteor)
Ann Way b. 1915 died 13 March 1993 (Brazil, Jabberwocky)
Rosemary DeCamp b. 1910 died 20 February 2001 (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Time Machine [1978 TV], 13 Ghosts)
William Stieg b. 1907 died 3 October 2003 (author, Shrek)

Last year, I used a picture of Brock Samson, voiced by the great Patrick Warburton. This year, actors who played the Doctor are trump, so we get the 8th Doctor Paul McGann. Next year, I'll probably go with Laura San Giacomo from The Stand or Sandahl Bergman from Conan.

The Canadian on the list has no telltale roles. Harland Williams works out of Los Angeles, mostly in comedies.

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


Predictor: H. G. Wells in his 1902 book Anticipations

Prediction: There is, however, one conceivable means of transit that is not simply frequent but continuous, that may be joined or left at any point without a stoppage, that could be adapted to many existing streets at the level or quite easily sunken in tunnels, or elevated above the street level, and that means of transit is the moving platform, whose possibilities have been exhibited to all the world in a sort of mean caricature at the Paris Exhibition.

Reality: Ah, moving sidewalks! It's been a couple months since we've had a moving sidewalks prediction, and my answer is as always, ah hellz no!

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

We jump back to 1893, a time of facial hair, optimism and nearly no understanding of the environment.


Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

1 comment:

  1. I am going to aim some of my Robotics kids at the moving-sidewalk industry JUST so they can perfect a moving sidewalk and then Orwell won't whiff that one so badly.

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