"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, June 16, 2015

16 June 2015

Madisen Hill b. 1993 (The Last Man on Earth)
Nathan Parsons b. 1988 (The Originals, True Blood)
Abby Elliott b. 1987 (Star vs. The Forces of Evil, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Debora Nascimento b. 1985 (The Incredible Hulk)
Missy Peregrym b. 1982 (Cybergeddon, Reaper, Heroes, Smallville, Andromeda, Jake 2.0, Dark Angel)
Dan Cade b. 1981 (Automata, Sinbad [2012], Intergalactic Combat, The Eliminator)
Sibel Kekilli b. 1980 (Game of Thrones)
Daniel Bruhl b. 1978 (Captain America: Civil War)
Tom Lenk b. 1976 (Witches of East End, The Cabin in the Woods, The Guild, Transformers, Angel, Buffy)
Fred Koehler b. 1975 (Grimm, Torchwood, Lost, Death Race, Journeyman, Taken, Charmed, FreakyLinks)
Joseph May b. 1974 (Dracula [TV], Revolution [TV movie], Stephen King’s Dead Zone, Stargate: Atlantis, Dead Like Me, Resident Evil, Bugs)
Eddie Cibrian b. 1973 (Invasion, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
John Cho b. 1972 (Sleepy Hollow [TV], Star Trek, Total Recall [2012], FlashForward, Solaris, Earth vs. the Spider, Evolution)
Clifton Collins Jr. b 1970 (Transcendence, Pacific Rim, The Event, Star Trek, The Flash [1990], Freddy’s Nightmares)
Arnold Vosloo b. 1962 (Grimm, G.I. Joe, Fire & Ice, Odysseus: Voyage to the Underworld, Endangered Species, The Mummy, Strange World, Progeny, American Gothic [TV], Darkman II and III, Steel Dawn, Gor)
James M. Connor b. 1960 (Watchmen, Meet Dave, Buffy, The X-Files, Futureworld)
John Franklin b. 1959 (Star Trek: Voyager, Tammy and the T-Rex, Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast, Children of the Corn)
Peter Vaughn-Clark b. 1957 (The Tomorrow People)
Laurie Metcalf b. 1955 (Big Bang Theory, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Making Mr. Right)
Bjorn Sunquist b. 1948 (Ragnarok, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Snow)
Brian Protheroe b. 1944 (Highlander [TV], Superman)
Joan Van Ark b, 1943 (Wonder Woman, Quark, The Last Dinosaur, The Six Million Dollar Man, Frogs)
Suzan Farmer b. 1942 (Blakes 7, UFO, Dracula: Prince of Darkness, Monster of Terror)
Carole Ann Ford b. 1940 (Doctor Who, Day of the Triffids)
Lee Paul b. 1939 (Deadly Friend, Wonder Woman, The Island at the Top of the World)
Joyce Carol Oates b. 1938 (author, American Gothic Stories, Zombie)
Charles B. Pierce b. 1938 died 5 March 2010 (director, The Legend of Boggy Creek)
Michael Culver b. 1938 (The Empire Strikes Back, Space: 1999)
Bill Cobbs b. 1934 (Vampires in Venice, Oz the Great and Powerful, Star Trek: Enterprise, Lost, Demolition Man, The Brother from Another Planet)
Christopher Cary b. 1930 died 1 April 2000 (Watchers, Voyagers!, The Sword and the Sorcerer, Lifepod, Captain America II: Death Too Soon, Wonder Woman, Planet Earth, Land of the Giants, The Time Tunnel, Batman)
Ramon Bieri b. 1929 died 27 May 2001 (Knight Rider, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Amazing Spider-Man, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Andromeda Strain)
Faith Domergue b. 1924 died 4 April 1999 (Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet, It Came from Beneath the Sea, This Island Earth)
Phil Chambers b. 1916 died 16 January 1993 (The Invaders, The Time Tunnel, Twilight Zone, The Mole People)
Anthony Sharp b. 1915 died 23 July 1984 (Gawain and the Green Knight, A Clockwork Orange, No Blade of Grass, The Andromeda Breakthrough)
Ilona Massey b. 1910 died 20 August 1974 (Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man)
Jack Albertson b. 1907 died 25 November 1981 (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Immortal, Land of the Giants, It’s About Time, Twilight Zone)
Barry Norton b. 1905 died 24 August 1956 (The She-Creature, Rocketship X-M, Zombies on Broadway, Dracula [1931 Spanish version])
Murray Leinster b. 1896 died 8 June 1975 (author, Exploration Team, A Logic Named Joe)
Stan Laurel b. 1890 died 23 February 1965 (A-Haunting We Will Go, Babes in Toyland)

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In the past two years, the Picture Slot went to Sibel Kekilli from Game of Thrones. Not wanting to repeat myself but still in a fabulous babe mood, this year it's Faith Domergue, the actress "under contract" to Howard Hughes, if you get my drift. For me, the biggest movie star here is Stan Laurel, but the best choices for iconic in my book are Jack Albertson in Willy Wonka, Carole Ann Ford in Doctor Who, Tom Lenk from Buffy, Arnold Vosloo from The Mummy and John Cho from Star Trek.

2. Spot the Canadian! Only one today, Missy Peregrym, not that hard to spot.

3. MST3K. Several choices today. The ones I know are The Mole People, Rocketship X-M and This Island Earth. Zombie Rotten McDonald points out The She-Creature and The Legend of Boggy Creek II also got riffed.

4. You learn something new every day... if you aren't careful. Barry Norton was an extra throughout his career, but in 1931 he was Juan Harker in the Spanish language version of Dracula, made in the U.S. and released just a few weeks after the Bela Lugosi version. Barry Norton is a pretty WASP-y sounding name, but he was born in Buenos Aires and was fluent in Spanish. I didn't know any part of this an hour ago.

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

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

Prediction: By 2000, every community will have adopted a planned birth-rate and population will be kept at a fixed level by state-controlled contraception, abortion and sterilization.

Reality: The fear of overpopulation has existed for quite a while, but it became most fashionable in the 1960s and after, so Langdon-Davies is a little ahead of his time here, though completely wrong. Forced population control only took place in Commie countries, the ones Commie Langdon-Davies might approve of.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Another visit with our sensible pal George Sutherland.

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. MST3K: Barry Norton doubles up with The She-Creature.

    Also, Charles B. Pierce directed and starred in Boggy Creek II, which got the Treatment.

  2. I've often heard the Spanish-language version of Dracula, which was shot on the same sets as the Bela Lugosi version after Bela and his crowd went home, is supposed to be superior to Bela's version in many ways. Never seen it, though.

    1. I was looking online about this film I didn't know. One Spanish speaker said its reputation was not deserved.


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