"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!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

24 March 2015

Birthdays
Keisha Castle-Hughes b. 1990 (Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Vampire, Legend of the Seeker, The Almighty Johnsons, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith)
Finn Jones b. 1988 (Game of Thrones, The Sarah Jane Adventures)
Nick Lashaway b. 1988 (In Time, The X Files)
Jeremy James Kissner b. 1985 (Brotherhood of Blood, A.I. Artificial Intelligence)
Sam Daly b. 1984 (Astronaut Wives Club)
Philip Winchester b. 1981 (Camelot, Fringe, Warehouse 13, Solomon Kane, Thunderbirds [2004])
Alison MacInnis b. 1980 (Power Rangers, Bewitched [movie], Tremors [TV])
Jud Tylor b. 1979 (Supernatural, Smallville, Andromeda)
Lake Bell b. 1979 (Surface)
Amanda Brugel b. 1978 (Orphan Black, Dark Matter, Warehouse 13, Category 6: Day of Destruction, Jason X, A Diva’s Christmas Carol)
Jessica Chastain b. 1977 (The Martian, Interstellar, Journeyman, Dark Shadows [2005])
Olivia Burnette b. 1977 (Jekyll Island, Quantum Leap)
Michelle Harrison b. 1975 (The Flash, Continuum, SGU Stargate Universe, Supernatural, Eureka, V, Fringe, The Invisible, Andromeda, Paycheck, Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The YV Show, Poltergeist: The Legacy)
Alyson Hannigan b. 1974 (Buffy, Angel, Dead Man on Campus, Free Spirit, My Stepmother is an Alien)
Jim Parsons b. 1973 (The Big Bang Theory)
Charlie Creed-Miles b. 1972 (The Frankenstein Chronicles, The Fifth Element)
Gabriel Olds b. 1972 (The Event, Surrogates, Heroes, Charmed)
Megyn Price b. 1971 (Quantum Leap)
Lara Flynn Boyle b. 1970 (Hansel & Gretel Get Baked, Men in Black II, The Hidden Room, Poltergeist III, Amerika)
Kelly LeBrock b. 1960 (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice [2002], Weird Science)
Robert Carradine b. 1954 (Sharktopus vs. Petracuda, The Terror Experiment, Attack of the Sabertooth, Ghosts of Mars, Lycanthrope, Scorpio One, Dark Skies, Humanoids from the Deep, Escape from L.A., Lois & Clark, Birds of Prey, The Tommyknockers, Deadly Nightmares, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Twilight Zone [1986])
Kim Johnston Ulrich b. 1955 (Supernatural, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Rumplestiltskin, Highlander [TV], Lois and Clark, Werewolf [TV], The Charmings)
Patrick Malahide b. 1945 (Game of Thrones)
R. Lee Ermey b. 1944 (The Watch, Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, Jericho, Starship Troopers, The Frighteners, The X-Files, Space: Above and Beyond, Tales from the Crypt, Body Snatchers [1993], Toy Soldiers, The Terror Within II, Deathstone, The Rift, Up from the Depths)
Lynn Borden b. 1937 died 3 March 2015 (Frogs)
William Smith b. 1933 (The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Boy with Green Hair, Atlantis the Lost Continent, Batman, I Dream of Jeannie, Piranha, Invasion of the Bee Girls, The Six Million Dollar Man, Planet of the Apes [TV], Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Logan’s Run [TV], Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Conan the Barbarian, Hell Comes to Frogtown… and more third rate crap than you can shake a stick at)
Steve McQueen b. 1930 died 7 November 1980 (The Blob)
Norman Fell b. 1924 died 14 December 1998 (C.H.U.D. II – Bud the Chud, Out of this World, Twilight Zone [1986], Transylvania 6-5000, The Bionic Woman, The Invaders, Bewitched)
Murray Hamilton b. 1923 died 1 September 1986 (Whoops Apocalypse, The Amityville Horror, Damnation Alley, The Invaders, Way Out, Twilight Zone)
Gene Nelson b. 1920 died 16 September 1996 (director, Star Trek, I Dream of Jeannie)
Martin Kosleck b. 1904 died 15 January 1994 (Batman, The Outer Limits, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Flesh Eaters, She Wolf of London, The Mummy’s Curse)
Ub Iwerks b. 1901 died 7 July 1971 (visual effects, Mary Poppins, The Birds, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Song of the South)

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot was occupied by Alyson Hannigan and Jim Parsons. There are plenty of other choices available that count as iconic, but again the Games of Thrones bug has gotten to me and I'm using Keisha Castle-Hughes as one of the Sand Snakes. It's hard to call her role iconic since she won't show up until this season, but the Sand Snakes were interesting characters in the book and I hope the show will do them justice as well.

2. Spot the Canadians. There are three and they were all born in the 1970s. Knock yourself out.

3. Nepotism FTW. Robert Carradine is of course a member of the Carradine clan.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
 
Predictor: John Langdon-Davies in the 1936 book A Short History of the Future

Prediction: By 1960 work will be limited to three hours a day.

Reality: From what I've seen in my lifetime, that's about the average amount of work that actually gets done, but companies still make you hang around for eight.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Another look at future technology from George Sutherland in 1901.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
 

1 comment:

  1. I can't keep them straight. Which one is Robert Carradine? Was he the one in Revenge of the Nerds?

    1936 to 1960 - I think advancements in automation made it possible for people to work 3 hours instead of 8 or 9, but corporations ate up those advancements and either just produced more or produced the same amount with fewer people. Full makrs on technology; failing marks on the generosity of corporations. These days, of course, with email and cell phones and such, corpoations expect their employees to work from home when the office is closed, using their own funds to pay for phone and internet service, and answering emails and phone calls on weekends and vacations, unpaid. Technology has, in many respects, become the bane of the ordinary employees. I delayed getting anything faster than dial-up as long as I could (about ten years ago) so my company couldn't force me to work from home when the office closed due to blizzards. My boss wanted me to get high speed internet just so I could work from home and not be in the office every day using up their electricity and heat, but he refused to pay for it. Once I did have it, I started getting calls on my day off to answer questions for my boss. So, of course, I started doing my own personal stuff at work. Fair is fair, right?

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