"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, May 12, 2015

12 May 2015

Emily VanCamp b. 1986 (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Ring Two, All Souls)
Domhnall Gleeson b. 1983 (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Ex Machina, About Time, Dredd, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 1 and 2)
Rami Malek b. 1981 (Night at the Museum, Twilight: Breaking Dawn)
Malin Akerman b. 1978 (Watchmen, The Invasion, Witchblade, Relic Hunter, Earth: Final Conflict)
Mackenzie Astin b. 1973 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Elf-Man, Lost, Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human, Harrison Bergeron, I Dream of Jeannie… Fifteen Years Later)
Forbes March b. 1973 (Mutant X)
Christian Campbell b. 1972 (Haven, Supernatural, Warehouse 13, Jeremiah, TekWar)
Samantha Mathis b. 1970 (The Strain, Under the Dome, Lost, Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Salem’s Lot, The Punisher, The Mists of Avalon, Super Mario Bros.)
Catherine Tate b. 1968 (SuperBob, Doctor Who, Gulliver’s Travels)
Stephen Baldwin b. 1966 (2047: Sights of Death, Harpies, Dark Storm, Earthstorm)
Anthony Brandon Wong b. 1965 (The Matrix, Xena, Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord)
Tiffany Helm b. 1964 (Freddy’s Nightmares, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning)
Gavin Hood b. 1963 (director, X-Men Origins Wolverine, Ender’s Game)
Vanessa Williams b. 1963 [The other one] (Knight Rider [2009], Total Recall 2070, Candyman)
Emilio Estevez b. 1962 (Freejack, Repo Man, Maximum Overdrive)
April Grace b. 1962 (American Horror Story, Fringe, I am Legend, Lost, The Lost Room, Constantine, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Bruce McCulloch b. 1961 (Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy)
Lar Park-Lincoln b. 1961 (Space: Above and Beyond, Friday the 13thPart VII: The New Blood, House II: The Second Story, )
Ving Rhames b. 1959 (Piranha 3D & 3DD, Zombie Apocalypse, Day of the Dead, Dawn of the Dead)
Kim Greist b. 1958 (The X-Files, Last Exit to Earth, Duplicates, Roswell, Brazil, C.H.U.D.)
Jennifer Hetrick b. 1958 (Sliders, Buffy, Perversions of Science, Dark Skies, The X-Files, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine)
Bruce Boxleitner b. 1950 (TRON, TRON: Legacy, 51, Heroes, Babylon 5, Pandemic, King of the Lost World, Snakehead Terror, Contagion)
Gabriel Byrne b. 1950 (Vampire Academy, End of Days, Gothic, Excalibur)
Lindsay Crouse b. 1948 (FlashForward, Buffy, Progeny, Millennium, The Indian in the Cupboard, Communion, Iceman)
Richard Riehle b. 1948 (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Chillerama, The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu, Halloween II, The Man from Earth, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Voyager, Buffy, Tremors [TV], Time Changer, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Mighty Joe Young, Perversions of Science, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Quantum Leap)
Sara Kestelman b. 1944 (Invasion: Earth, Zardoz)
Luana Anders b. 1938 died 21 July 1996 (The Outer Limits)
George Carlin b. 1937 died 2008 (Dogma, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
Susan Hampshire b. 1937 (The Andromeda Breakthrough)
Oscar Beregi Jr. b. 1918 died 1 November 1976 (Young Frankenstein, Batman, The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Twilight Zone)
Thorley Walters b. 1913 died 6 July 1991 (The People That Time Forgot, Vampire Circus, Trog, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, Frankenstein Created Woman, Dracula” Prince of Darkness, The Earth Dies Screaming)
Wilfred Hyde-White b. 1903 died 6 May 1991 (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Battlestar Galactica [1978], Twilight Zone)

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot went to Malin Akerman from Watchmen and Kim Griest from Brazil. I could have continued with the fabulous babe theme with Jennifer Hetrick, but I decided instead to use Bruce Boxleitner from Babylon 5

2. A boatload of Canadians. There are five today: Bruce McColloch, Christian Campbell, Forbes March, Malin Akerman and Emily VanCamp.

3. A boatload of nepotism. Some are well known. Emilio Estevez is the son of Martin Sheen, Mackenzie Astin is the son of John Astin and Patty Duke. You could count Stephen Baldwin as one of the lesser Baldwin brother, and on this point I am of two minds. But the other two I didn't know before today. Domhnall Gleeson is the son of Brendan Gleeson and Samantha Mathis is the daughter of Bibi Besch.

4. No, it's MY name! There are two women in show biz named Vanessa Williams, both born in 1963. The one who was Miss America for a hot minute is not this one, and she has sometimes been billed as Vanessa L. Williams. The one who turns 52 today has never been billed as anything but Vanessa Williams. I thought it was a hard and fast rule in the Screen Actors Guild for one to have a name change, but apparently not.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.
Predictor: Seven Days in May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey published 1962

Prediction: USMC Col. Martin “Jiggs” Casey first becomes aware of a plot for a military coup of the United States government, the code being sent as bets in a pool for the Preakness Stakes, being run on Saturday, 18 May 1975.

Reality: The book doesn't give an actual year, but it does give the dates and days of the week, so it could take place in 1969, 1975 or 1980. There is another predicted event that does have a dates and will be presented tomorrow that knocks out 1969.

As for a military coup, the United States military budget is more than the budgets of the next fifteen countries combined. Why bother?

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Another break in the weekly schedule from Seven Days in May.

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  1. Today is a rare day where I like some of the actors' non-genre credits a lot more than the genre ones. Wilfrid Hyde-White was in "The Third Man" and Emilio Estevez directed his father in "The Way," both films I like to rewatch a lot.

    1. Similarly, Stephen Baldwin's best work is in the non-genre The Usual Suspects.

  2. Ving Rhames could be considered ZombIconic....

    1. I haven't seen them. Is he iconic as a zombie or a zombie killer?


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