"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, July 15, 2015

15 July 2015

J. B. Gaynor b. 1990 (Buffy)
Taylor Kinney b. 1981 (The Vampire Diaries)
James Devoti b. 1979 (White Space, Jericho, Heroes)
Lana Parilla b. 1977 (Once Upon a Time, Lost, Spiders)
Diane Kruger b. 1976 (The Host [2013 American movie], Fringe, Mr. Nobody)
Brian Austin Green b. 1973 (Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2, Monster Heroes, Smallville, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Small Wonder)
Scott Foley b. 1972 (True Blood, The Last Templar)
Reginald C. Hayes b. 1969 (Roswell, Being John Malkovich, Space: Above and Beyond)
Amanda Foreman b. 1966 (Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8, Star Trek [2009], Future Shock)
Brigitte Nielsen b. 1963 (Galaxis, The Cave of the Golden Rose, Red Sonja)
Joy Smither b.1963 (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Forest Whitaker b. 1961 (Repo Men [2010], The Twilight Zone, Battlefield Earth, Amazing Stories)
Willie Aames b. 1960 (Zapped!, The Wide World of Mystery)
Terry O’Quinn b. 1952 (Falling Skies, 666 Park Avenue, The X-Files, Roswell, Lost, Earth 2, The Rocketeer, SpaceCamp, The Twilight Zone)
Franklyn Seales b. 1952 died 14 May 1990 (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
Celia Imrie b. 1952 (Doctor Who, Nanny McPhee, Star Wars Episode I- Yes, That One, The Borrowers, Frankenstein [1994], Highlander)
Jesse Ventura b. 1951 (Batman & Robin, The X Files, Demolition Man, Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe, The Running Man, Predator)
Richard Franklin b. 1948 died 11 July 2007 (director, The Lost World [TV], Beauty and the Beast [TV], Cloak & Dagger)
Jan-Michael Vincent b. 1944 (Jurassic Women, Lethal Orbit, Xtro II, Alienator, Damnation Alley)
Larry Cohen b. 1941 (writer/director, Wicked Stepmother, It’s Alive, A Return to Salem’s Lot, The Stuff, Q)
Patrick Wayne b. 1939 (They Came from Outer Space, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Beyond Atlantis, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)
Steven Gilborn b. 1936 died 2 January 2009 (Buffy, The Tick, Evolution, Lois & Clark, Beauty and the Beast [TV])
Lee Wallace b. 1930 (Batman [1989], World War III)
Joe Turkel b. 1927 (The Dark Side of the Moon, Blade Runner, The Shining, Land of the Giants, Village of the Giants, Visit to a Small Planet)
Wayne Heffley b. 1927 died 18 November 2008 (King Kong [1976], The Invaders, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Twilight Zone, Adventures of Superman)
Philip Carey b. 1925 died 6 February 2009 (Monster [1980], The Bionic Woman, Kolchak: The Night Stalker)
Robert H. Harris b. 1911 died 30 November 1981 (The Six Million Dollar Man, Holmes and Yo-Yo, Land of the Giants, The Invaders, Bewitched, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Invisible Boy)
Ken Lynch b. 1910 died 13 February 1990 (Battlestar Galactica, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Invaders, Star Trek, The Munsters, Twilight Zone, I Married a Monster from Outer Space)

Notes from the birthday list.
1. The Picture Slot. Today's list is dominated by Oh That Guy actors. Terry O'Quinn became sort of a household name after Lost, and he had the Picture Slot once, as did Ken Lynch, who was never a household name. The person who was almost a movie star if you squint real hard is Brigitte Neilsen, and while she is allegedly physically my type, she fills me with inertia, so no Picture Slot for her. Instead it's Oh That Guy Joe Turkel as the bartender from The Shining. He is the oldest living person on the list but since someone younger than he is died already, he doesn't count as The Guy at the Door.

2. Living Canadian free. I found no Canadian actors in my searches today.

3. MST3K. Our Picture Slot pal Joe Turkel was in Village of the Giants. I was planning to use a picture from that movie for him, but he wasn't considered important enough for a publicity still.

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

Movies released
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince released, 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 released, 2011

Predictor: George Sutherland in his book Twentieth Century Inventions

Prediction: During the twentieth century the proportion of the fruit eaters among the peoples of the great manufacturing countries will be very largely augmented, and this result will be brought about mainly through the instrumentality of methods of keeping perishable produce free from deterioration by maintaining it almost at the freezing point…

Reality: Longtime readers with keen memories will recall how much fruit consumption meant to Sutherland's American contemporary and my personal man crush John Elfreth Watkins. In this case, great minds are heading down the same path.

Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!

Thursday is that little break in the week from The Experts Speak where we are pretty much guaranteed some tone deaf silliness, and who doesn't enjoy that?

Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!


  1. Prof- have you changed your blogging schedule? You know how we worry...

    1. Things have been busy and may continue to be so for about another week. I may make some posts in the evening instead of the early morning, but I will continue to strive for once a day delivery.

      Thanks for noticing.


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