"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!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

15 March 2015

Birthdays
Anna Shaffer b. 1992 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)
Jai Courtney b. 1986 (Suicide Squad, Terminator Genisys, Insurgent, Divergent, I, Frankenstein)
Eva Amurri Martino b. 1985 (Animals)
Kellan Lutz b. 1985 (The Legend of Hercules, Twilight, A Nightmare on Elm Street [2010], Heroes)
Sean Biggerstaff b. 1983 (Harry Potter)
Pollyanna McIntosh b. 1979 (Tales of Halloween, Land of the Lost [2009], Bats: Human Harvest)
Brian Tee b. 1977 (Jurassic World, Roswell FM, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Grimm, Beauty and the Beast [2013], Mortal Kombat: Legacy, The Wolverine, Red Shift, Jericho, The Chronicle [TV], Buffy, The Invisible Man)
Will I. Am b. 1975 (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Tak Sakaguchi b. 1975 (Mutant Girls Squad, Samurai Zombie, Godzilla: Final Wars, Aragami, Versus)
Anne Bedian b. 1972 (Meteor, Lost, Android Apocalypse, The Hunger [2000])
J. Brennan Smith b. 1970 (Testament)
Kim Raver b. 1969 (Revolution, Night at the Museum)
Sean Bridgers b. 1968 (True Blood, American Gothic, Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice)
Chris Bruno b. 1966 (Jack the Reaper, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Grendel)
Robin Malcolm b. 1965 (The Lord of the Rings, Boogeyman)
Renny Harlin b. 1959 (director, The Legend of Hercules, The Covenants, The Exorcist: The Beginning, T.R.A.X., Deep Blue Sea, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)
Joaquim de Almeida b. 1957 (Revolution, Once Upon a Time, Robosapien: Rebooted)
Craig Wasson b. 1954 (Sasquatch Mountain, The Tomorrow Man, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Trapped in Space, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, Tales from the Darkside)
Brad Blaisdell b. 1949 (Birds of Prey, Angel, Inspector Gadget, Deep Space Nine, Dark Skies, Evolver, Small Wonder, World War III)
David Cronenberg b. 1943 (director, eXistenZ, Naked Lunch, The Fly, The Dead Zone, Videodrome, Scanners, The Brood, Rabid, They Came from Within)
Judd Hirsch b. 1935 (Forever, Sharknado 2, Warehouse 13, Independence Day)
Lawrence Tierney b. 1919 died 26 February 2002 (Armageddon, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Runestone, Wizards of the Demon Sword, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Offspring, Tales from the Darkside, Exorcism at Midnight)
Joe E. Ross b. 1914 died 13 August 1982 (The Ghost Busters [1975], The Lost Saucer, Batman, It’s About Time)
J. Pat O’Malley b. 1904 died 27 February 1985 (Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Willard, I Dream of Jeannie, Batman, Bewitched, Mary Poppins, Twilight Zone, Son of Flubber, Alice in Wonderland [1955 TV] )

Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot skewed young with Kellan Lutz from Twilight and Sean Biggerstaff from Harry Potter. This year, it's the influential Canadian horror/sci-fi director David Cronenberg, who I would argue is the most important person on the list in terms of the genre.

2. The other Canadian. Ann Bedian was born north of the border. Her credit list does not make that completely clear.

3. The Guy at the Door. Judd Hirsch turns 80 today and he is still working, bless him, but he's the oldest guy on the list and everyone younger is still alive, which makes him The Guy at the Door. Of course, this just means no one died tragically young and there is a 16 year gap between him and the next oldest guy, the famously irritable Lawrence Tierney.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
 
Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in the 1956 book The Door Into Summer

Prediction: When the Cold War boiled over, I was a sergeant-technician at Sanda Weapons Center in New Mexico, stuffing atoms into atom bombs and planning what I would do when my time was up. The day Sandia disappeared I was down in Dallas… (and) the fallout on that was toward Oklahoma City.

Reality: Heinlein writes this in 1956, when the idea of a shootin' war with the Russkies was considered inevitable by a lot of folks. Lucky for us, it never happened. It probably wouldn't be the "la-de-da, life goes on" blip that Heinlein makes it out to be.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Welcome to the working week, as Elvis Costello wrote. We hope another peek into The OMNI Future Almanac might thrill you, we know it won't kill you.

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1 comment:

  1. A friend and I drove 100 miles Saturday night to see a band that has sold 500 albums, in a club that held 110 people.

    They are critically acclaimed (and IMHZO are pretty damn awesome) but the most poignant thing, talking to one of the guitarist/singers after the show was when he said "we are crashing here and getting up early tomorrow to drive back home so we can all go back to work on Monday".

    It's pretty sad in modern America when really good musicians can't make an actual living anymore. Welcome to the damn working week, indeed.

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