New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace and raise their glasses of chosen adult or child beverage. And we will all be one (in a number of different time zones, of course.)

This is, after all, New Year's Eve. It is a special kind of night.

Recall your fondest new years memories... I know you have them. It may be eating too much turkey in a bar somewhere in the deep dark mines of the Coal Region (the turkey was good. I swear).. or maybe it's a quiet time in your own home with the people you love. Or maybe it's working.. Hotels, bars, restaurants.. they are all open tonight. It's a big night for the service industry. . . And depending on what services you're looking for, and what services are being offered, maybe you're even being serviced, I hope you're all having a blast.

It seems like yesterday that 2000 hit us like a wrecking ball. Remember those days? People were worried computers would shut down. They stockpiled water and food. Sounds similar to the doomsayers of December 21, 2012, doesn't it? The only difference is, back then, we partied like it was 1999. This go around we'll be lamenting the late 90s and wishing they could come back all over again. Gas at a buck a gallon.. milk around 2.. life happy. But was it?

I don't know.

After all, think of another fond saying people have on New Year's Eve: "Out with the old, in with the new!" "This year will be better than the last!"
Is any year better?
Is any year new?
It's all relative, in a way.

It's only a calender that tells us we've swung from one set of 365 to the next. But the events of the day are still stagnant. Reality doesn't tell time well. We simply measure our existence in the boundaries of it..

But what is time? What are hours, and minutes.. and days and years? I don't know much about what they are besides what I grew up knowing. And the earth, as it rotates into infinity, allows us to make certain that time is told.

Time is a magazine.
And it's an enemy.
So often.

And now, like we've done countless times before, we're going to hold our lovers close, call the parents, and hope to keep a couple friends in the process. We have been down this road before. It seems very familiar to me, and I am sure to you.

As the clock ticks down the final minutes of 2012 here on the East Coast of the planet earth, let's truly hope that 2013 is one that brings all those things we've wished for since we began wishing around this time of year: World peace, love across the continents, economy stability, good news, no storms, laughter, and memories to be fond of.

What we may find, as we herald in 2014, is that '13 was a mixture of good and bad, positive, and negative. We'll look back on 12 months of war and hate. It will be peppered with stories of humanity and love, perseverance and kindness. And that's just life as we know it. Living in America. And at the beginning of the millennium...  (2013 still somewhat counts as a beginning, no?)

Since we've been down the road before of resolutions and hopes, let's just calm ourselves down this go around and take it in stride. Don't put too much pressure on a calender change to change your life. But certainly don't give up trying to make it.

So happy new year. Raise a glass. Toast the past. Love always. Love deeply. Love actually.

New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace and raise their glasses of chosen adult or child beverage. And we will all be one (in a number of different time zones, of course.)

This is, after all, New Year's Eve. It is a special kind of night.

Recall your fondest new years memories... I know you have them. It may be eating too much turkey in a bar somewhere in the deep dark mines of the Coal Region (the turkey was good. I swear).. or maybe it's a quiet time in your own home with the people you love. Or maybe it's working.. Hotels, bars, restaurants.. they are all open tonight. It's a big night for the service industry. . . And depending on what services you're looking for, and what services are being offered, maybe you're even being serviced, I hope you're all having a blast.

It seems like yesterday that 2000 hit us like a wrecking ball. Remember those days? People were worried computers would shut down. They stockpiled water and food. Sounds similar to the doomsayers of December 21, 2012, doesn't it? The only difference is, back then, we partied like it was 1999. This go around we'll be lamenting the late 90s and wishing they could come back all over again. Gas at a buck a gallon.. milk around 2.. life happy. But was it?

I don't know.

After all, think of another fond saying people have on New Year's Eve: "Out with the old, in with the new!" "This year will be better than the last!"
Is any year better?
Is any year new?
It's all relative, in a way.

It's only a calender that tells us we've swung from one set of 365 to the next. But the events of the day are still stagnant. Reality doesn't tell time well. We simply measure our existence in the boundaries of it..

But what is time? What are hours, and minutes.. and days and years? I don't know much about what they are besides what I grew up knowing. And the earth, as it rotates into infinity, allows us to make certain that time is told.

Time is a magazine.
And it's an enemy.
So often.

And now, like we've done countless times before, we're going to hold our lovers close, call the parents, and hope to keep a couple friends in the process. We have been down this road before. It seems very familiar to me, and I am sure to you.

As the clock ticks down the final minutes of 2012 here on the East Coast of the planet earth, let's truly hope that 2013 is one that brings all those things we've wished for since we began wishing around this time of year: World peace, love across the continents, economy stability, good news, no storms, laughter, and memories to be fond of.

What we may find, as we herald in 2014, is that '13 was a mixture of good and bad, positive, and negative. We'll look back on 12 months of war and hate. It will be peppered with stories of humanity and love, perseverance and kindness. And that's just life as we know it. Living in America. And at the beginning of the millennium...  (2013 still somewhat counts as a beginning, no?)

Since we've been down the road before of resolutions and hopes, let's just calm ourselves down this go around and take it in stride. Don't put too much pressure on a calender change to change your life. But certainly don't give up trying to make it.

So happy new year. Raise a glass. Toast the past. Love always. Love deeply. Love actually.

How do you measure a year

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love.

2013 here we come.. the world giving an enthusiastic hello to a new beginning..

How do you measure a year

525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes - how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes - how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? How about love? How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love.

2013 here we come.. the world giving an enthusiastic hello to a new beginning..

NEW YEAR'S EVE DOUBLE DRAMA: AMERICA POISED TO GO OVER FISCAL CLIFF WHILE HILLARY CLINTON SUFFERING FROM BLOOD CLOT TO BRAIN
NEW YEAR'S EVE DOUBLE DRAMA: AMERICA POISED TO GO OVER FISCAL CLIFF WHILE HILLARY CLINTON SUFFERING FROM BLOOD CLOT TO BRAIN

New Year's Eve drama: Hillary has brain clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a blood clot between her brain and skull behind her right ear, her doctors said.



New Year's Eve drama: Hillary has brain clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a blood clot between her brain and skull behind her right ear, her doctors said.



MONDAY DECEMBER 31 2012; THE FINAL DAY OF THE YEAR

Hard to believe it's here. 2013 already..
Celebrations are about to begin. Some parts of the world will be next year before others.. Enjoy it ... have fun. Toast a year that was, and sing Auld Lang Syne to a new one..
Be careful out there.















MONDAY DECEMBER 31 2012; THE FINAL DAY OF THE YEAR

Hard to believe it's here. 2013 already..
Celebrations are about to begin. Some parts of the world will be next year before others.. Enjoy it ... have fun. Toast a year that was, and sing Auld Lang Syne to a new one..
Be careful out there.















Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

CNN reporting:
She is expected to remain at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor her condition and treat her with anti-coagulants, said Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state."Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion," Reines said. "They will determine if any further action is required."

Developing



Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

CNN reporting:
She is expected to remain at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor her condition and treat her with anti-coagulants, said Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state."Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion," Reines said. "They will determine if any further action is required."

Developing



SUNDAY DECEMBER 30 2012











SUNDAY DECEMBER 30 2012











Coming this weekend: The 2012 year in review

It's been 12 months since we last reviewed an entire year. 2011 is long gone. And 2012 just about is, too.. Expect some ranting and rambling from the HORROR REPORT this weekend as we present our annual tribute to all that was and predictions of what may be. The year in review, developing ..

Coming this weekend: The 2012 year in review

It's been 12 months since we last reviewed an entire year. 2011 is long gone. And 2012 just about is, too.. Expect some ranting and rambling from the HORROR REPORT this weekend as we present our annual tribute to all that was and predictions of what may be. The year in review, developing ..
THE ANNUAL YEAR IN REVIEW.. 12 MONTHS IN THE MAKING

COMING THIS WEEKEND: THE ANNUAL HORROR REPORT YEAR IN REVIEW

PHOTOS OF THE YEAR, LOGOS OF THE YEAR; MOVIE OF THE YEAR AND SO MUCH MORE.. STAY TUNED

THE ANNUAL YEAR IN REVIEW.. 12 MONTHS IN THE MAKING

COMING THIS WEEKEND: THE ANNUAL HORROR REPORT YEAR IN REVIEW

PHOTOS OF THE YEAR, LOGOS OF THE YEAR; MOVIE OF THE YEAR AND SO MUCH MORE.. STAY TUNED

ONLY 365 MORE SHOPPING DAYS LEFT UNTIL CHRISTMAS '13!


RELAX. IT'S OVER
ONLY 365 MORE SHOPPING DAYS LEFT UNTIL CHRISTMAS '13!


RELAX. IT'S OVER

Weather going haywire

Scientists are puzzled by erratic swings in the jet stream over Europe and Russia..

Meanwhile it was so cold in Siberia that a video growing in popularity on YouTube shows a man dumping boiling waiter out of his window--and it quickly turning to snow in the frigid air..



Weather going haywire

Scientists are puzzled by erratic swings in the jet stream over Europe and Russia..

Meanwhile it was so cold in Siberia that a video growing in popularity on YouTube shows a man dumping boiling waiter out of his window--and it quickly turning to snow in the frigid air..



Deadly Christmas tornadoes




Already causing large scale damages, massive storms rip through more states.. Now winter storm warnings are being posted throughout the northeast.. In southern states, the system is capable of producing more widespread damaging wind gusts and have the potential for tornadoes..

Deadly Christmas tornadoes




Already causing large scale damages, massive storms rip through more states.. Now winter storm warnings are being posted throughout the northeast.. In southern states, the system is capable of producing more widespread damaging wind gusts and have the potential for tornadoes..
CHRISTMAS 2012
PEACE ON EARTH!*
*Maybe next year
CHRISTMAS 2012
PEACE ON EARTH!*
*Maybe next year
Does anyone else out there think it's bizarre that here we are Christmas Day 2012 and so far today I heard about four flocks of geese flying south? Weren't they supposed to have done this already?



Does anyone else out there think it's bizarre that here we are Christmas Day 2012 and so far today I heard about four flocks of geese flying south? Weren't they supposed to have done this already?



Ayden dreamed of a white Christmas and got one.. With reindeer poop to boot




It was Ayden’s second Christmas—and first white one..

He hardly slept, with excitement about the snow along with the possibility that Santa was about to eat a chocolate chip cookie..

Fun memories.

I hope you and yours had an equally beautiful time last night and today.

Christmas almost done.

My God so is 2012..

Since we don’t know where times goes, may as well enjoy while we have it.

He got it this year. Really ‘got it’.. knew about Santa Claus. He even believed that Santa’s reindeer took a ‘poop’ on our front yard.
For a soon to be two year old, the gift opening session went pretty well.

He barely wanted to open more after a few books he liked were opened first..

We kept it minimal this year. On purpose.

Kids can be spoiled quickly. Right now, with Ayden being our only son, he is spoiled simply by default.

But there is nothing wrong with that..

It’s amazing to see innocence in the eyes of a child. Eyes that have not seen horrors or ravages of this planet. That is precisely why images of children who see those horrors make me intensely sad sometimes around this time of year.

Ayden Morris, you did well. Cheers to another year coming. Your third Christmas will be only better.

Merry Christmas to all out there. And to all a good night.

Ayden dreamed of a white Christmas and got one.. With reindeer poop to boot




It was Ayden’s second Christmas—and first white one..

He hardly slept, with excitement about the snow along with the possibility that Santa was about to eat a chocolate chip cookie..

Fun memories.

I hope you and yours had an equally beautiful time last night and today.

Christmas almost done.

My God so is 2012..

Since we don’t know where times goes, may as well enjoy while we have it.

He got it this year. Really ‘got it’.. knew about Santa Claus. He even believed that Santa’s reindeer took a ‘poop’ on our front yard.
For a soon to be two year old, the gift opening session went pretty well.

He barely wanted to open more after a few books he liked were opened first..

We kept it minimal this year. On purpose.

Kids can be spoiled quickly. Right now, with Ayden being our only son, he is spoiled simply by default.

But there is nothing wrong with that..

It’s amazing to see innocence in the eyes of a child. Eyes that have not seen horrors or ravages of this planet. That is precisely why images of children who see those horrors make me intensely sad sometimes around this time of year.

Ayden Morris, you did well. Cheers to another year coming. Your third Christmas will be only better.

Merry Christmas to all out there. And to all a good night.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2012
CHRISTMAS 2012




TUESDAY DECEMBER 25, 2012
CHRISTMAS 2012





We are going from a warm December.. to a frightfully cold period of time. Along with numerous chances for large scale snowstorms.
The first tonight —it’s minor. But it will be a white Christmas thanks to it (snow will easily brush off your car).. look for Santa’s sleigh tracks.
By the time the ball drops on 2013, we may be sick of snow already..

East Coasters: Look how many snowstorms we may have to contend with in the next few days
We are going from a warm December.. to a frightfully cold period of time. Along with numerous chances for large scale snowstorms.
The first tonight —it’s minor. But it will be a white Christmas thanks to it (snow will easily brush off your car).. look for Santa’s sleigh tracks.
By the time the ball drops on 2013, we may be sick of snow already..

Darlene Love's latest appearance on David Letterman: The annual Christmas show

Darlene Love's latest appearance on David Letterman: The annual Christmas show

Big protests continue in India; government tries to crack down

There is so much anger in New Delhi that big protests are continuing in the city..

CNN reports:
Saturday's demonstration was prompted by public outrage over what police said was the gang-rape and beating of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in the capital on December 16.

Authorities haven't released the name of the rape victim, but protesters are calling her "Damini," which means "lightning" in Hindi.
According to reports, the young victim of the rape had a metal rod inserted in her vagina and she suffered loss of her intestines..

There has been global anger with how Indian officials responded to the incident--such as questioning why she was out past 9pm with a male, ignoring her life threatening damages incurred by the incident..

Developing story.



Big protests continue in India; government tries to crack down

There is so much anger in New Delhi that big protests are continuing in the city..

CNN reports:
Saturday's demonstration was prompted by public outrage over what police said was the gang-rape and beating of a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in the capital on December 16.

Authorities haven't released the name of the rape victim, but protesters are calling her "Damini," which means "lightning" in Hindi.
According to reports, the young victim of the rape had a metal rod inserted in her vagina and she suffered loss of her intestines..

There has been global anger with how Indian officials responded to the incident--such as questioning why she was out past 9pm with a male, ignoring her life threatening damages incurred by the incident..

Developing story.



SUNDAY DECEMBER 23 2012
CHRISTMAS EVE EVE





Post 2012 world: New York Governor said he may allow the state to confiscate guns off of citizens who don't comply with gun ban! Cuomo said, "Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it."




SUNDAY DECEMBER 23 2012
CHRISTMAS EVE EVE





Post 2012 world: New York Governor said he may allow the state to confiscate guns off of citizens who don't comply with gun ban! Cuomo said, "Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it."




DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS?? SOME MAY GET THEIR WISH
DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS?? SOME MAY GET THEIR WISH
There are time you need to take news online with a grain of salt. And if it's from the ONION you should just laugh, and not spread the headlines as though they're true..

So when I read this SMOKING GUN story about a federal worker who was reprimanded for farting too much, I could not help but first think it was a joke. However, sadly in a way, as the story went on and copies of documents were referenced, it became clear that the Social Security Administration employee from Baltimore, really could not control his flatuence.

But the story of the man gets weirder.. According to a reprimand letter, he created a hostile working environment because of his repeated passages of wind.

And the office co-workers didn't think grin and bear it.. No, they recorded the times and dates when he flatuated (is that a word?) ..

Now picture your own office, or workplace.. Picture a co-worker next to you breaking wind every half hour or so.. How long until you start keeping "documenation" on all of the times he farted in your space? Well, according to the SMOKING GUN expose, this SSA employee had 17 incidents on September 19, according to records kept by employees. And he even broke wind during a May 18 performance discussion!

There is now a legal fight taking place over the reprimand.. I don't know how much further the public will be udpated on the farting government worker. But every time I see my social security deduction on future paychecks, I'll raise a glass and bust an ass. Praise to the farting Social Security Worker! So misunderstood...
There are time you need to take news online with a grain of salt. And if it's from the ONION you should just laugh, and not spread the headlines as though they're true..

So when I read this SMOKING GUN story about a federal worker who was reprimanded for farting too much, I could not help but first think it was a joke. However, sadly in a way, as the story went on and copies of documents were referenced, it became clear that the Social Security Administration employee from Baltimore, really could not control his flatuence.

But the story of the man gets weirder.. According to a reprimand letter, he created a hostile working environment because of his repeated passages of wind.

And the office co-workers didn't think grin and bear it.. No, they recorded the times and dates when he flatuated (is that a word?) ..

Now picture your own office, or workplace.. Picture a co-worker next to you breaking wind every half hour or so.. How long until you start keeping "documenation" on all of the times he farted in your space? Well, according to the SMOKING GUN expose, this SSA employee had 17 incidents on September 19, according to records kept by employees. And he even broke wind during a May 18 performance discussion!

There is now a legal fight taking place over the reprimand.. I don't know how much further the public will be udpated on the farting government worker. But every time I see my social security deduction on future paychecks, I'll raise a glass and bust an ass. Praise to the farting Social Security Worker! So misunderstood...
Another disgusting story about a shooting..
This time in rural Pennsylvania near Altoona..
Fox News reports:
A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural central Pennsylvania township Friday before he was fatally shot in a gunfight with state troopers.

So far it appears the shooter had no relationship with the victims..




Another disgusting story about a shooting..
This time in rural Pennsylvania near Altoona..
Fox News reports:
A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural central Pennsylvania township Friday before he was fatally shot in a gunfight with state troopers.

So far it appears the shooter had no relationship with the victims..




FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 2012
THE END OF TIME. NOT SO MUCH.

The end is the end is the beginning. Sure some schools closed fearing the end of time rumors, and yes a prowl took place in NYC of people seeking last minute sex.. But what happened? Winter arrived across the globe, the current calender switched to December 21 and the Mayan's calender ended. And we're still standing. Will NASA's phone lines be free for calls now?


 

















FRIDAY DECEMBER 21 2012
THE END OF TIME. NOT SO MUCH.

The end is the end is the beginning. Sure some schools closed fearing the end of time rumors, and yes a prowl took place in NYC of people seeking last minute sex.. But what happened? Winter arrived across the globe, the current calender switched to December 21 and the Mayan's calender ended. And we're still standing. Will NASA's phone lines be free for calls now?


 

















Tell me over and over and over again my friends, that you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Tell me over and over and over again my friends, that you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION
THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 2012

Doomsday craze grips earth..

Callers fearing the end of the world tomorrow are flooding NASA's phone lines!

End of the world? Been there. Done that.

Tweets can now be archived and downloaded..


If we make it through December we'll be fine.

















THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION
THURSDAY DECEMBER 20 2012

Doomsday craze grips earth..

Callers fearing the end of the world tomorrow are flooding NASA's phone lines!

End of the world? Been there. Done that.

Tweets can now be archived and downloaded..


If we make it through December we'll be fine.

















TIME MAG GOES BACK TO THE BASICS: BARACK OBAMA NAMED PERSON OF THE YEAR




Person of the Year 2012

Feeling like '08 all over again.

New year
New cover
Same man.
Same President.

Barack Obama is TIME magazine's PERSON OF THE YEAR

TIME MAG GOES BACK TO THE BASICS: BARACK OBAMA NAMED PERSON OF THE YEAR




Person of the Year 2012

Feeling like '08 all over again.

New year
New cover
Same man.
Same President.

Barack Obama is TIME magazine's PERSON OF THE YEAR
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 2012

The Christmas countdown is starting..

But we also are counting down until the end of time, December 21 (sarcasm there) .. Yes, indeed, after all these years the end of the world is upon us. Party like it's 1999














WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19 2012

The Christmas countdown is starting..

But we also are counting down until the end of time, December 21 (sarcasm there) .. Yes, indeed, after all these years the end of the world is upon us. Party like it's 1999














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