Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wimmin n Gunz

We celebrate today the birth of the voice of Amy. The voice of Amy Bennett, that is, not Amy Barksdale. Voice actress Bennett played daffy economics teacher Diane Bennett and the chocolate-challenged Mrs. Johanssen for Daria. She turns 35 today, and we gratefully wish her the best. Mrs. Bennett at left appears to be the (modified) alter ego for the lead character in the 2000 movie, Miss Congeniality. (Or maybe not. Any better guesses?)

Patty Hearst turns 66. A young socialite kidnapped by an American terrorist group in the early 1970s, Ms. Hearst was forced to join the Symbionese Liberation Army in a bank robbery until she was captured. She really got screwed over, considering the circumstances, but eventually she was let out of jail and was able to return to being normal again. For some reason, MTV artists drew Jane Lane as Ms. Hearst (compare Jane at right with Patty's SLA image at Wikipedia).

We also wish a happy birthday to 84-year-old Richard Matheson, who created tales of horror, science fiction, and fantasy known to everyone in this fandom. Remember I Am Legend? The gremlin on the airplane wing from The Twilight Zone? Hell House? Duel? The Night Stalker? "The Enemy Within" episode from the old Star Trek? The Incredible Shrinking Man? What Dreams May Come? Somewhere in Time? How many fanfics were inspired by one or more of these works, do you think? I know some of mine were.



The Angst Guy said...

What kind of weapon is Jane holding, by the way?

E. A. Smith said...

Richard Matheson rocks! Happy birthday to him.

The Angst Guy said...

I might have said Mrs. Bennett was imitating Angelia Jolie from Mr. and Mrs. Smith, but that movie was made in 2005. Dang.

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The Angst Guy said...


Sorry, the other one did not work for some reason.