Tuesday, March 3, 2015
3 March 2015
Suraj Partha b. 1997 (Ender’s Game)
Hayley Marie Norman b. 1989 (Hancock)
Andrea Brooks b. 1989 (iZombie, Supernatural, Primeval: New World, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
Jessica Biel b. 1982 (Total Recall , The Illusionist, Blade: Trinity, Next)
Mercedes Mason b. 1982 (666 Park Avenue, Quarantine 2: Terminal)
Isabella Calthorpe b. 1980 (The Prisoner , Night Wolf)
Patrick Renna b. 1979 (Lavalantula, Dark Ride, Game Box 1.0, The Chronicle, The X Files, Beanstalk)
Charlie Brooker b. 1975 (writer, Black Mirror)
Jared Rushton b. 1974 (Pet Sematary II, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Big, Tales from the Darkside)
David Faustino b. 1974 (Robodoc, The X Files, The New Addams Family, Alien Nation: Millennium, The Twilight Zone )
Julie Bowen b. 1970 (Lost, The Last Man on Planet Earth, An American Werewolf in Paris, Multiplicity)
Prof. Brian Cox b. 1968 (writer, The Science of Doctor Who)
Hope Marie Carlton b. 1966 (The Stand, Quantum Leap, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master)
Laura Harring b. 1964 (The Punisher, Little Nicky, Black Scorpion II: Aftershock, Alien Nation [TV]. Beauty and the Beast )
Taylor Nichols b. 1959 (Godzilla , Jericho, Jurassic Park III, FreakyLinks)
Miranda Richardson b. 1958 (Maleficent, Harry Potter, Puffball: The Devil’s Eyeball, Southland Tales, Merlin’s Apprentice, Sleepy Hollow , Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Alice in Wonderland [1999 TV], Merlin , The Jim Henson Hour, The Storyteller)
Laura Ziskin b. 1950 died 12 June 2011 (producer, Spider-Man 1, 2, and 3)
Tim Kazurinsky b. 1950 (The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, Betaville, Faerie Tale Theatre, Somewhere in Time)
Larry Pine b. 1945 (Tales from the Darkside, Q)
Estaban Maroto b. 1942 (illustrator)
Robert Shaye b. 1939 (Producer, The Mortal Instruments, The Golden Compass, The Last Mimzy, The Lord of the Rings, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Xtro, Critters)
Joe Conley b. 1928 died 7 July 2013 (Knight Rider, It’s About Time)
Barney Martin b. 1923 died 21 March 2005 (I Married a Monster, Splash, Too, Twilight Zone , Small & Frye)
James Doohan b. 1920 died 20 July 2005 (Bug Buster, Homeboys in Outer Space, Knight Rider 2000, Jason of Star Command, Star Trek, Bewitched, The Satan Bug, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, Space Command)
Harold J. Stone b. 1913 died 18 November 2005 (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Twilight Zone, The Invisible Boy)
Notes from the birthday list
1. The Picture Slot. For the third year in a row, the Picture Slot for the 3rd of March is James Doohan, the toughest redshirt of them all. There are other actors known to the public here. Jessica Biel and Miranda Richardson are movies stars and fabulous babe, Harold J. Stone is a great Oh That Guy, Joe Conley was a regular on The Waltons, Tim Karuzinsky on SNL, Julie Bowen on Modern Family, David Faustino on Married... With Children, but none of those are genre. Part of my decision is based on nostalgia after Leonard Nimoy's death, but honestly, if iconic is trump, Doohan is light years ahead of everybody on this. It's just no contest.
2. The Canadians. Andrea Brooks was born in Canada, but the only telltale role is on Supernatural, which is not a proof of Canadian citizenship. The other Canadian is Jimmy Doohan, who is also a D-Day vet. The only other well known actor I've heard of who landed in Normandy that day is Charles Durning.
Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Prediction: I sent out an urgent email on November 3, 2014, the day before the U.S. elections, I sent this out to our partners alerting them to what I expected would happen after Election Day in 2014. I said: ‘In the remaining weeks of 2014 and throughout 2015, Barack Obama will strike like a thunderbolt against all persons who dare to oppose his communist agenda. Persecution will come down on patriots, conservatives, and Protestant evangelical, Anglican, Catholic, and Orthodox Christians who speak against him. He will defy the U.S. Senate. He will consolidate power in Washington. He will rule by executive decrees. He will act like a “dictator in perpetuity.” He may even refuse to leave the White House in January 2017.'
Reality: My friend Michael Dresbach found this one on the website Rightwingwatch.org. When I read about guys like this and Alex Jones, I wonder just how deep the bullshit has to be for these guys to lose their gigs. I also wonder how many people are listening to this every day.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
It's another Wednesday in the regular schedule, so we get more of the predictions of our sensible pal from 1901, engineer George Sutherland.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!