"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!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

20 May 2015

Birthdays
Jack Gleeson b. 1992 (Game of Thrones, Batman Begins, Reign of Fire)
Nathaniel Brown b. 1988 (Enter the Void)
Chad Connell b. 1983 (Beauty and the Beast, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Lost Girl, Warehouse 13, ReGenesis)
Michaela McManus b. 1983 (Awake, The Vampire Diaries)
Matt Czuchry b. 1977 (Dark Shadows [2005 TV], Jake 2.0, Eight Legged Freaks)
Jason Cermak b. 1977 (Mutant World, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time)
Tahmoh Penikett b. 1975 (Strange Empire, Supernatural, Continuum, Man of Steel, Arrow, Haven, Jabberwock, Mortal Combat, Riverworld, Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Dark Angel)
Timothy Olyphant b. 1968 (I am Number Four, Dreamcatcher)
Stephanie Niznik b. 1967 (Lost, Star Trek: Enterprise, Spiders II: Breeding Ground, Star Trek: Insurrection, Sliders, Apollo 11)
Owen Teale b. 1961 (Game of Thrones, Torchwood, Doctor Who)
John Billingsley b. 1960 (True Blood, 2012, The Man from Earth, Star Trek: Enterprise, Angel, Stargate SG-1, The X-Files)
Tony Goldwyn b. 1960 (Insurgent, Divergent, The 6th Day, From the Earth to the Moon, Vault of Horror I, Tales from the Crypt, Ghost, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI)
Bronson Pinchot b. 1959 (Meego, 3rd Rock From the Sun)
Matt McCoy b. 1958 (Touch, Abominable, Carnivale, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Little Bigfoot, The Apocalypse, Bigfoot: The Unforgettable Encounter, Star Trek: The Next Generation, DeepStar Six)
Frank Medrano b. 1958 (Torchwood, Fallen)
Dean Butler b. 1956 (Buffy)
Dave Thomas b. 1949 (Coneheads)
Jon Amiel b. 1948 (director, Once Upon a Time, The Core)
Cher b. 1946 (The Witches of Eastwick)
David Proval b. 1942 (Brimstone, The Relic, The Phantom, Innocent Blood, Quantum Leap, The Monster Squad, Knight Rider)
Joan Staley b. 1940 (Batman, The Munsters, Valley of the Dragons)
Anthony Zerbe b. 1936 (Veritas, Prince of Truth, Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions, Total Recall 2070, Star Trek: Insurrection, Asteroid [TV], The Dead Zone, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park, The Omega Man)
James McEachin b. 1930 (2010, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, The Invisible Man, The Sixth Sense)
David Hedison b. 1927 (Megiddo: The Omega Code 2, Knight Rider, Project U.F.O., Wonder Woman, The Cat Creature, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Lost World, The Fly)
George Gobel b. 1919 died 24 February 1991 (Alice in Wonderland [1985 TV], The Invisible Woman, The Day It Came to Earth)
Peter Copley b. 1915 died 7 October 2008 (The Color of Magic, Doctor Who, Gawain and the Green Knight, Five Million Miles to Earth, The Cosmic Monster)
Gardner Fox b. 1911 died 24 December 1986 (writer, DC Comics)
James Stewart b. 1908 died 2 July 1997 (Bell Book and Candle, Harvey)
Virginia Sale b. 1899 died 23 August 1997 (Slither, Topper [1937])

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. For both of the past two years, I've had pictures of Jack Gleeson from Game of Thrones. Not wanting to repeat myself, there are a slew of actors with iconic roles here, including Tahmoh Penikett for Dollhouse or Battlestar Galactica, John Billingsley on Enterprise, Owen Teale from Game of Thrones, Cher from The Witches of Eastwick, Anthony Zerbe from The Omega Man and David Hedison from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, but I decided to go with the biggest movie star on the list, Jimmy Stewart from Harvey.

2. Spot the Canadians! If you don't know Dave Thomas is Canadian, you are a hoser, eh? Dean Butler had the just barely recurring role of Buffy's dad and he was born north of the border as well. He's by far the hardest to spot. Our younger Canucks, Chad Connell, Jason Cermak and Tahmoh Penikett, all have credit lists that either hint at their country of origin or shout it from the rooftops.

3. The Guy at the Door. This is one of those lists where we have no one who died young. We have people in their 70s and 80s and David Hedison turns 88 this year and good on him. I have to say, he has this nicely trimmed white beard now and he still looks like a million bucks. The blog is glad to give him special birthday wishes today.

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


Movie released 
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides released, 2011

Predictor: George Sutherland in his 1901 book Twentieth Century Inventions

Prediction: Just as wheaten bread from being a luxury reserved for the rich has become the staple of food for all grades of society, so fruits which are now commonly regarded as an indulgence, although a very desirable addition to the food of the well-to-do, must, in a short time, become practically a necessity to the great mass of the people generally.

Reality: This is a great reminder of how much life changed in little ways as well as momentous ways during the 20th Century. Sutherland gets full points here and maybe a little bonus for reminding me of John Elfreth Watkins, still my favorite predictor, and his strange obsession with huge fruit.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Checking in on a prediction from 2014 that said "within a year..." I could say more, but that would be telling.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

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