"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 26, 2015

26 May 2015

Birthdays
Will Dunn b. 1996 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2)
Astrid Berges-Frisbey b. 1986 (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
Ashley Bell b. 1986 (The Walking Dead, The Last Exorcism)
Elisabeth Harnois b. 1979 (Charmed, Adventures in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast [1987])
Will Sanderson b. 1980 (Seed, BloodRayne, The Dead Zone, House of the Dead, Smallville, First Wave)
T.J. Ramini b. 1975 (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Batman Begins)
Nicki Aycox b. 1975 (BlackBoxTV, Supernatural, The X Files: I Want to Believe, Momentum, Dark Angel, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Weird Science [TV])
Helena Bonham Carter b. 1966 (Through the Looking Glass [2016], Cinderella [2015], Dark Shadows [2012], Harry Potter, Terminator Salvation, Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Planet of the Apes [2001], Merlin [1998], Frankenstein [1994])
Musette Vander b. 1963 (Transylmania, Planet Raptor, Forbidden Warrior, Mansquito, Stargate SG-1, The Cell, Xena, Star Trek: Voyager, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Babylon 5, Buffy, The Dark Mist, Oblivion, Monolith, Super Force)
Bobcat Goldthwait b. 1962 (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Tales from the Crypt, Encino Woman, Scrooged)
Tarsem Singh b. 1961 (director, Mirror Mirror, Immortals, The Cell)
Doug Hutchinson b. 1960 (Lost, Punisher: War Zone, The Green Mile, Millennium, Batman & Robin, Space: Above and Beyond, The X-Files, The Lawnmower Man)
Margaret Colin b. 1958 (Gotham, Independence Day)
Lisa Niemi b. 1956 (Super Force, Steel Dawn, Max Headroom)
Donald Losby b. 1951 (Lost in Space, Twilight Zone)
Pam Grier b. 1949 (The Invited, Mars Attacks!, Smallville, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Ghosts of Mars, Escape from L.A., Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, Class of 1999, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Scream Blacula Scream, The Twilight People)
Dayle Haddon b. 1949 (Cyborg, Max Headroom, Spermula)
Philip Michael Thomas b. 1949 (Superboy, The Wizard of Speed and Time, The Dark, Wonder Woman)
Janet Morris b. 1946 (author, Heroes in Hell, Thieves' World)
Herb Trimpe b. 1939 died 13 April 2015 (writer/artist, Wolverine)
Ingrid Goude b. 1937 (The Killer Shrews)
James Arness b. 1923 died 3 June 2011 (Them!, The Thing from Another World, Two Lost Worlds)
Roy Dotrice b. 1923 (Game of Thrones, Hellboy II, Angel, Alien Hunter, Sliders, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Babylon 5, Earth 2, Beauty and the Beast, Alien Attack, Space: 1999)
Peter Cushing b. 1913 died 11 August 1994 (The Mystery on Monster Island, Star Wars, Land of the Minotaur, At the Earth's Core, Space: 1999, The Ghoul, Legend of the Werewolf, Tender Dracula, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, From Beyond the Grave, Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, The Satanic Rites of Dracula, The Beast Must Die, The Creeping Flash, Horror Express, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Dracula A.D. 1972, Tales from the Crypt [1972], I, Monster, Twins of Evil, The House That Dripped Blood, The Vampire Lovers, Bloodsuckers, Scream and Scream Again, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, The Blood Beast Terror, Island of the Burning Damned, Frankenstein Created Woman, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D., Island of Terror, Dr. Who and the Daleks, The Skull, She, Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, The Gorgon, The Evil of Frankenstein, The Man Who Finally Died, The Brides of Dracula, The Mummy, The Revenge of Frankenstein, Horror of Dracula, The Abominable Snowman, The Curse of Frankenstein)
Robert Morley b. 1908 died 3 June 1992 (Alice in Wonderland [1985], Theatre of Blood, Scrooge [1935])

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot celebrated the fun fact that Peter Cushing is nine years and one day older than his very regular co-star Christopher Lee. This year, not wanting to repeat myself, we have a picture of the actor on the list with the most iconic role in the 21st Century, Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange.

2. Spot the Canadians! It would be very difficult to guess from her credit list alone that Dayle Haddon was born north of the border. Will Sanderson's credits give away his roots a little more, but he isn't glaringly obvious, either.

3. Wait... they did genre? The people I checked on today that I didn't know had genre roles were Robert Morley, Philip Michael Thomas and Bobcat Goldthwait.

4. MST3K. There may be others, but I know The Killer Shrews was the cheesy movie for one episode.

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

Movie released
X-Men: The Last Stand released, 2006

 
Predictor: John Langdon-Davies in his 1936 book A Short History of the Future

Prediction: Britain, France, Spain and Russia and the smaller so-called neutral nations will oppose the destroyers of democracy on the right.

Reality: Langdon-Davies gets two solid hits with Britain and Russia, sort of a hit with the quickly subdued French and a complete whiff with Spain, where the fascists won the Civil War, much to the writer's dismay.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Wednesday rolls around again and we discover our sensible pal George Sutherland is actually kind of brilliant.


Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!

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