"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 29, 2015

29 March 2015


Birthdays
Chris Massoglia b. 1992 (Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, The Hole)
Hayley McFarland b. 1991 (The Conjuring, Pushing Daisies)
Luke Eberl b. 1986 (Eyeborgs, Planet of the Apes, Phantoms)
Caitlin Wehrle b. 1985 (The Initiation of Sarah [2006], Idiocracy)
Ed Skrein b. 1983 (Deadpool, Game of Thrones)
Chad Rook b. 1982 (The Flash, iZombie, Supernatural, Dreamcatcher)
Jeffrey Parazzo b. 1978 (Power Rangers)
Ed Vassallo b. 1972 died 25 February 2014 (Fringe, War of the Worlds)
Sam Hazeldine b. 1972 (Resurrection, The Wolfman [2010])
Ryan Lambert b. 1971 (The Monster Squad)
Frank Gilhooley b. 1971 (Outlander, Guardians of the Galaxy)
Krista Sutton b. 1970 (The Neighbors)
Lucy Lawless b. 1968 (Ash vs Evil Dead, Salem, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., No Ordinary Family, Angel of Death, Battlestar Galactica, Bedtime Stories, Vampire Bats, Locusts, Boogeyman, Spider-Man, The X-Files, Xena, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Hercules and the Amazon Women [1994], The Ray Bradbury Theater)
Elle Macpherson b. 1964 (Batman & Robin)
Amy Sedaris b. 1961 (Jennifer’s Body, Bewitched [2005], Elf)
Michael Winterbottom b. 1961 (director, Time Riders)
Annabella Sciorra b. 1960 (What Dreams May Come, Asteroid)
Victor Salva b. 1958 (director, Jeepers Creepers I, II & III)
Christopher Lambert b. 1957 (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Blood Shot, Metamorphosis, Southland Tales, Highlander, Beowulf, Mortal Kombat)
Marina Sirtis b. 1955 (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Castlevania: Hymn of Blood, The Grudge 3, InAlienable, Grendel, Terminal Error, Stargate SG-1, Earth: Final Conflict, The Outer Limits, Gargoyles, Waxwork II: Lost in Time)
Brendan Gleeson b. 1955 (Edge of Tomorrow, Harry Potter, Beowulf, The Village, 28 Days Later…, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Lake Placid)
Christopher Lawford b. 1955 (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The 6th Day, Blankman)
Bud Cort b. 1948 (Dogma, The Mask [TV], Theodore Rex, The Twilight Zone, Deadly Nightmares, Invaders From Mars, Tales from the Darkside, Faerie Tale Theatre, Brave New World, Brewster McCloud, Gas! –Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It)
Eric Idle b. 1943 (Ella Enchanted, Casper, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Faerie Tale Theatre)
Scott Wilson b. 1942 (The Walking Dead, Radio Free Ablemuth, The Host [2006], The X-Files, Judge Dredd, Tall Tale, The Exorcist III, The Twilight Zone)
Terence Hill b. 1939 (Die Nibelungen 1 & 2)
Jackie Vernon b. 1924 died 10 November 1987 (Faerie Tale Theatre, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Monitors)
Phil Foster b. 1914 died 8 July 1985 (Conquest of Space)
Arthur O’Connell b. 1908 died 18 May 1981 (Ben, The Reluctant Astronaut, Fantastic Voyage, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao)
Philip Ahn b. 1905 died 28 February 1978 (Wonder Woman, The Time Tunnel)
Onslow Stevens b. 1902 died 5 January 1977 (Them!, Mark of the Gorilla, House of Dracula)

Notes on the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Simply put, my earlier choices were the iconic fabulous babes, Lucy Lawless and Marina Sirtis. Avoiding repetition, I figured it was either Eric Idle in Munchausen or the winner, Brendan Gleeson in Harry Potter.

2. Spot the Canadians! There are three, not easy to spot: Chad Rook, Jeffrey Parazzo and Krista Sutton.

3. Nepotism FTW.  Christopher Lawford is the son of Peter Lawford and part of the Kennedy clan.

4. The Guy at the Door. Terence Hill, born in Italy, is best known to American audiences for his work in spaghetti westerns. He was also in a German filmed version of the Ring of the Nibelung epic, but without Wagner's music. He's also the oldest living person on the list, so he gets special birthday wishes today.

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

 
Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in 1956 book The Door Into Summer

Prediction: Quite a lot can happen in thirty years (from 1970 to 2000). I wasn’t surprised the Great Asia Republic was crowding us out of the South American trade; that had been in the cards since the Formosan treaty. Nor was I surprised to find India more Balkanized than ever. The notion of England being a province of Canada stopped me for a moment.

Reality: Nothing here we can call a hit. There is no Great Asia Republic, but many Asian companies are our rivals throughout Latin America. India hasn't changed that much politically, even from 1956 and as for England being a province of Canada, I think the Canadians are just too polite to ask.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

The new week rolls around and we get another prediction from The OMNI Future Almanac.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!
  

2 comments:

  1. Out of curiosity, why is Christopher Lambert not considered iconic for "Highlander"?

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    1. Thanks for asking. I did some soul searching here and I remembered giving Sam Jones from Flash Gordon the Picture Slot on his birthday last year. Lambert and Jones had kinda sorta the same career arc - i.e. not extremely successful but still working. My best excuse is that when I thought of Lambert, I thought of Tarzan, which I don't count as genre and forgot about Highlander.

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