"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!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

12 July 2015

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt b. 2008 (Maleficent)
Erik Per Sullivan b. 1991 (Wendigo, Armageddon)
Phoebe Tonkin b. 1989 (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, H2O: Just Add Water)
Melissa O’Neil b. 1988 (Dark Matter)
Mikaela Hoover b. 1984 (Zombie Basement, Guardians of the Galaxy)
Natalie Martinez b. 1984 (Self/less, Under the Dome, Death Race)
Walter Perez b. 1982 (The Avengers)
Kristen Connolly b. 1980 (The Whispers, The Cabin in the Woods, The Happening)
Michelle Rodriguez b. 1978 (Resident Evil: Retribution, Battle Los Angeles, Lost, Avatar, BloodRayne, Resident Evil)
Topher Grace b. 1978 (Interstellar, Predators, Spider-Man 3)
Steve Howey b. 1977 (Stan Helsing, Ctrl)
Anna Friel b. 1976 (Neverland [TV], Land of the Lost [2009], Pushing Daisies, Bathory: Countess of Blood)
Phil Lord b. 1975 (writer/director, The Lego Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Clone High)
Jaason Simmons b. 1970 (Sharknado, Frankenstein & the Werewolf Reborn!, Frankenstein Reborn!)
Byung-hun Lee b. 1970 (Terminator: Genisys, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra)
Tamsin Greig b. 1966 (Doctor Who, Neverwhere, Shaun of the Dead)
Charlie Murphy b. 1959 (Frankenhood, Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe, Night at the Museum)
Mel Harris b. 1956 (Stargate SG-1)
Jamey Sheridan b. 1951 (Arrow, The Stand)
Cheryl Ladd b. 1951 (Charmed, Millennium, The Fantastic Journey)
Brian Grazer b. 1951 (writer, Splash)
Jay Thomas b. 1948 (Horrorween, Dragonfly, C.H.U.D.)
Edwin Neal b. 1945 (Halloween: Harvest of Souls 1985, Power Rangers, Knight Rider 2000, Future-Kill)
Denise Nicholas b. 1944 (Ghost Dad, Blacula)
Bill Cosby b. 1937 (The Meteor Man, Ghost Dad, Journey Back to Oz [TV])
Gordon Pinsent b. 1930 (Relic Hunter, Ray Bradbury Theatre, Blacula, Colossus: The Forbin Project)
Kathy Staff b. 1928 died 13 December 2008 (Mary Reilly)
James Gunn b. 1923 (writer, The Immortal, This Fortress World)
Buckminster Fuller b. 1895 died 1 July 1983 (inventor)
Cheerio Meredith b. 1890 died 25 December 1964 (The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, The Three Stooges in Orbit)
Edgar Stehli b. 1884 died 25 July 1973 (Seconds, Atlantis, the Lost Continent, Twilight Zone, 4D Man)
Tod Browning b. 1880 died 6 October 1962 (director, The Devil-Doll, Mark of the Vampire, Dracula [1933])

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. In previous years, the Picture Slot went to Michelle Rodriguez from Lost and Jamey Sheridan from The Stand. This year, I decided to remind folks that 51 years, Time magazine wanted to let its readers known that Bucky Fuller was the future. Living in their future, I would have to say... not so much.

2. Spot the Canadians! There is little likelihood you can spot the Canadians from the credit lists today. Melissa O'Neill has only one credit and Gordon Pinsent has some Canuck-fi credits, but he's old enough to have work before his home and native land had its production boom.

3. Nepotism FTW. Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is in her one movie playing a scene opposite her mom. Charlie Murphy is the brother of Eddie Murphy and that definitely was how he got his start, though now he best known for Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories.

4. Hey... no Star Trek! I can promise we will NOT be using this label tomorrow.

Many happy returns to all the living on the list, except for the guy who needs to be shipped off to Monster Island, and to the dead, thanks for all the memories.

Movies released
Pacific Rim released, 2013
The Cabin in the Woods released, 2012

Predictor: Robert A. Heinlein in his 1957 book The Door Into Summer

Prediction: At the dental-supply house I bought ten kilograms of gold, isotope 197, in the form of fourteen-gauge wire. I paid $86.10 a kilo for it.

Reality: This scene takes place in 2000, when gold was selling for $9,000 per kg.There's missing a numerical prediction and there's missing by two orders of magnitude. Ouch.

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  1. Of course, the price of gold is being artificially inflated by Ron Paul's fans and Glenn Beck's advertisers, both targeting mostly the same paranoid pants-wetting contingent.

    1. I hadn't looked at the price of gold in quite a while. It had a surge in 2011, but over the last five years it's been flat. The pants-wetters also have to be the hankie-wetters when they think about how much better they could have done in the stock market.

  2. Tamsin Greig was also in Neverwhere (BBC 6-episode series wich is definitely fantasy) as a vampire-like woman called Lamia.

  3. I think math errors get Our Host the most riled up...

    1. Well, murderous bigots lie H.G. Wells, Larry Niven and that guy from The Turner Diaries also get the blood boiling, but after that, math errors are pretty annoying.

  4. Phoebe Tonkin is also in The Secret Circle, which is available on Netflix if you want to confirm that it counts as genre (more f than sf).


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