The Geekly with a Twist: November 23rd-29th

Sorry everyone, I’m a day late and a dollar short. Well, the second one isn’t exactly news. I hope you all had a good Black “Barricadeyourselfinyourhousetoescapetheshoppingzombies” Friday and enjoy Cyber Monday! Since I’m already late… onward with the history!

November 23rd, 1887: The one and only Boris Karloff is born in London.

November 23rd, 1916: The man behind Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman movies of the 80s and 90s, Michael Gough is born in Kuala Lumpur in modern-day Malaysia.

November 23rd, 1967: The beautiful Dr. Allison Blake (that is, Salli Richardson) is born in Chicago, Illinois.

November 24th, 1916: Forrest J Ackerman, the man mostly known as the “ultimate SciFi fan,” is born in Los Angeles, California.

November 24th, 1962: The creator of Dork Tower, as well as the illustrator of many games (including Munchkin), John Kovalic is born in Manchester, England.

November 25th, 1920: KHAAAAAANNNNNN! Ricardo Montalbán is born in Mexico City.

November 25th, 1926: Golden Age SciFi writer Poul Anderson is born in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

November 25th, 1962: Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series of games, is born in Japan.

November 26th, 1919: Frederik Pohl (known by a multitude of pen names) is born.

November 28th, 1984: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (known for her roles as a Scream Queen but also as Ramona in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) is born in Rockey Mount, North Carolina.

November 28th, 1987: Amy Pond! (Karen Gillan) is born in Inverness, Scotland.

November 29th, 1898: C.S. Lewis is born in Belfast, Ireland.

For more history and geek, check out-

For your Twist this week, how about some of these post-Thanksgiving treats?

And, for your Garnish? Well, if you haven’t seen this yet, you need to…

I <3 Edith Kingpin.

Anyways, back to work. Until next week, geek on!

One thought on “The Geekly with a Twist: November 23rd-29th

  • November 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

    KARLOFF!!! <3
    Did you know that his real name was William Henry Pratt? I just love that. 😀

    And, you've just reminded me, it's time to pull out the 1986 "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" again. Best narrator EVER.


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