"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, February 14, 2015

14 February 2015

Birthdays
Allie Grant b. 1994 (Zombie Basement)
Shane Harper b. 1993 (Wizards of Waverly Place, Re-Animated)
Freddie Highmore b. 1992 (Astro Boy, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Golden Compass, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, The Mists of Avalon)
Brett Dier b. 1990 (Mighty Mighty Monsters, Mega Cyclone, V, Supernatural, Goblin, Meteor Storm, Phantom Racer, Smallville)
Cody Deal b. 1986 (Almighty Thor)
Stephanie Leonidas b. 1984 (Defiance, Atlantis: End of the World, Birth of a Legend, Dracula [2006], MirrorMask)
Matt Barr b. 1984 (Sleepy Hollow [2015], The Big Bang Theory)
Sebastian Pigott b. 1983 (Darknet, Pacific Rim, Haven)
Erica Leerhsen b. 1976 (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre [2003], Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2)
Mark Lutz b. 1970 (Angel, Mutant X, Earth: Final Conflict, Specimen)
Simon Pegg b. 1970 (The World’s End, Star Trek, Paul, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Land of the Dead, Doctor Who, Shaun of the Dead, Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible)
Zach Galligan b. 1964 (Nightbeasts, Infested, Star Trek: Voyager, Warlock: The Armageddon, Tales from the Crypt, Waxwork I & II, Deadly Nightmares, Gremlins)
Enrico Colantoni b. 1963 (Warehouse 13, Contagion, Stargate SG-1, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Galaxy Quest)
Meg Tilly b. 1960 (Caprica, Body Snatchers, Nightmare Classics)
Matthias Hues (Immortally Yours, Legion of the Dead, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Conan, Bloodsuckers, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Dark Angel [1990 Movie])
James Eckhouse b. 1955 (Futurestates, Marvel’s The Avengers, Jericho, Big)
Anton Lesser b. 1952 (Game of Thrones, Atlantis, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Primeval, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, Invasion: Earth, Guinevere)
Frank Collison b. 1950 (Runestone, Radio Free Albemuth, Ghosts/Aliens, The Happening, Stargate: Atlantis, Invasion, Carnivale, The Village, K-PAX, Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Lawnmower Man, Quantum Leap, Alien Nation, The Blob [1988])
Gregory Hines b. 1946 died 9 August 2003 (Eve of Destruction, Amazing Stories, Faerie Tale Theatre, Wolfen)
Alan Parker b. 1944 (director, Angel Heart)
Andrew Robinson b. 1942 (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The X Files, M.A.N.T.I.S., The Puppet Masters, Child’s Play 3, The Twilight Zone [1986], Hellraiser, The Greatest American Hero, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Kolchak: The Night Stalker)
Andrew Prine b. 1936 (The Boy with the X-Ray Eyes, Weird Science [TV], Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Freddy’s Nightmares, V, Amityville II: The Possession, The Evil, The Bionic Woman, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Nightmare Circus, Wonder Woman, Hanna, Queen of the Vampires, Simon, King of the Witches, The Invaders )
Florence Henderson b. 1934 (Out of This World, Free Spirit)
Jonathan Adams b. 1931 died 13 June 2005 (Star Cops, 1990, The Invisible Man, The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Vic Morrow b. 1929 died 23 July 1982 (Twilight Zone: The Movie, 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Humanoids from the Deep, Message from Space, The Immortal)
Edward Platt b. 1916 died 19 March 1974 (Bewitched, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Outer Limits, Atlantis, the Lost Continent, Twilight Zone)
Ray Corrigan b. 1902 died 10 August 1976 (It! The Terror from Beyond Space, Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla, The Monster and the Ape, The Monster Maker, Undersea Kingdom, Flash Gordon, Night Life of the Gods, The Phantom Empire)

Notes on the birthday list.
The Picture Slot. In previous years, there were pictures of Andrew Robinson from Deep Space Nine and Simon Pegg from Shaun of the Dead. If I wanted to skew toward the youth market, Freddie Highmore has starred in a lot movies, including the title role in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There are other valid choices as well, but Enrico Colantoni from Galaxy Quest gets the nod because I still love that movie.

The Canadians. Colantoni is Canadian, though he usually works in Hollywood. We also have Brett Dier, Sebastian Pigott and Mark Lutz, of whom only Dier has the typically Canadian credit list.

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

Movie released 
Daredevil released, 2003
Predictor: David Swing (1830-1894), Chicago professor and preacher, predicting 1993 in honor of the 1893 Columbian Exhibition.

Predictions: By 1993, Canada and Mexico will be in the greater American republic... the American President will have only one term of six or eight years and at the close of the next century, some rare and noble woman will have been elected president... Railways will travel at 130 miles an hour... Workers will become shareholders and will not strike, since they would be fighting against their own interests... balloons will travel from city to city along wires strung about 100 feet off the ground.


Reality: Swing wasn't shy, that's for sure. Except for predicting much faster railroad trains, nothing he predicted has happened. The next closest thing to a correct answer is the idea of much more air travel, though he gets the technology completely wrong. It would have been hard for a sane man to guess what aircraft would look like in the 20th Century.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Robert A. Heinlein returns with another prediction from The Door Into Summer.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
  

1 comment:

  1. I've enjoyed Mr, Colantoni's work immensely in his recurring role on "Person of Interest" which is more techno-thriller than science fiction, even though it has two warring Machine Intelligences. I sort of didn't recognize him in the picture because he had hair.

    Mr. Swing wasn't quite Mr. Swing-and-a-miss, though. He hit at least 1 foul ball that was almost a home run: the American presidency IS limited now (2 terms) in a way it wasn't in 1893. As for a woman president, I think the U.S. is close, but calling ANY politician "rare and noble" is a stretch.

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