"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!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

2 May 2015

 Birthdays
Megan McKinnon b. 1996 (Alien Agenda: Project Grey, The Last Mimzy)
Kay Panabaker b. 1990 (No Ordinary Family, Phil of the Future, Angel)
Thomas McDonell b. 1986 (The 100, Dark Shadows [2012], The Forbidden Kingdom)
Michael Caloz b. 1985 (Screamers, The Lifeforce Experiment)
Lauren Eckstrom b. 1984 (Star Kid)
Robert Buckley b. 1981 (iZombie, 666 Park Avenue)
Alicia Ziegler b. 1981 (Rise of the Dinosaurs, Lake Placid 2)
Finlay Robertson b. 1975 (Cockneys vs Zombies, Doctor Who, Lexx)
Matt Berry b. 1974 (Snow White and the Huntsman, Moon, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace)
Jarred Blancard b. 1973 (The Crow: Stairway to Heaven, Saban’s Ninja Turtles, Millennium, It)
Dwayne Johnson b. 1972 (Hercules [2014], G.I. Joe; Retaliation, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Tooth Fairy, Race to Witch Mountain, Southland Tales, The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns, Star Trek: Voyager)
Maetrix Fitten b. 1972 (Hancock)
Katherine Willis b. 1971 (Resurrection, Revolution, Sin City, The Faculty)
Karel Dobry b. 1969 (Children of Dune, Dune)
Ari Lehman b. 1965 (Friday the 13th)
Brad Wright b. 1961 (writer, Stargate, Poltergeist: The Legacy, The Odyssey, Highlander [TV], Forever Knight)
Brian Tochi b. 1959 (Starship Troopers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Twilight Zone [1985], Wonder Woman, Project U.F.O., Space Academy, The Omega Man, Star Trek)
Christine Baranski b. 1952 (Into the Woods, The Big Bang Theory, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Addams Family Values)
David Suchet b. 1946 (Dracula [TV 2006], Wing Commander, Harry and the Hendersons)
Lesley Gore b. 1946 died 16 February 2015 (Batman)
Regina Carrol b. 1943 died 4 November 1992 (Doctor Dracula, Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Brain of Blood)
Jo Ann Pflug b. 1940 (Knight Rider, Gemini Man, Cyborg 2087)
Don Marshall b. 1936 (The Incredible Hulk, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Bionic Woman, The Thing with Two Heads, Land of the Giants, Mr. Terrific, Star Trek)
Bruce Glover b. 1932 (Die Hard Dracula, Warlock: The Armageddon, Battlestar Galactica, The Six Million Dollar Man, My Favorite Martian, Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster)
Philip Bruns b. 1931 died 8 February 2012 (Digital Man, Love Bites, Return of the Living Dead II, Amazing Stories, Twilight Zone [1985], The Six Million Dollar Man)
John Neville b. 1925 died 19 November 2011 (Odyssey 5, The X Files, The Fifth Element, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen)
Roscoe Lee Browne b. 1925 died 11 April 2007 (Swamp Thing [TV], Moon 44, Space, Twilight’s Last Gleaming, Logan’s Run, Planet of the Apes [TV], The Invaders)
Theodore Bikel b. 1924 (Babylon 5, The Burning Zone, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beauty and the Beast [TV], Knight Rider, The Amazing Spider-Man [TV], Twilight Zone)
Edward E. “Doc” Smith b. 1890 died 31 August 1965 (author, Lensman, Subspace, The Galaxy Primes)

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Back in 2013, the birthday list was empty so the Picture Slot was Iron Man because of the movie release from 2008. In 2014, I went with Don Marshall from Land of the Giants. If my choice was just based on iconic among the people remaining, I'd probably have chosen John Neville as Baron Munchausen, but the Picture Slot has been very 20th Century this week, so instead I've got Dwayne Johnson as the Scorpion King.

2. Spot the Canadians. Plenty of Canadians to choose from today. The oldest, writer Brad Wright, has the easiest credit list to spot as Canadian. The other three, Jared Blancard, Michael Maloz and Megan McKinnon, are not quite as obvious.

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

Movies released
X2:X-Men United released, 2003
Iron Man released, 2008
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 released, 2014
The Avengers: Age of Ultron released, 2015

Obviously, Marvel Studios thinks May 2nd is lucky or something.


Predictor: James Tiptree Jr., A.K.A. Alice Bradley Sheldon, in the 1972 story The Man Who Walked Home

Prediction: On 2 May 1989, the Bonneville labs are transformed into high energy plasma, which rapidly becomes airborne, radiating seismic and atmospheric events.

Reality: The story is about time travel and the explosion causes the main character to become unstuck in time. We don't have time travel yet, another one of those fun sci-fi plot devices that takes unfathomable amounts of energy to achieve, assuming it is even possible.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Another interruption in the weekly schedule for an exact date prediction from a movie.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

 

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