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Fires and floods, estrogen and beer: Your Friday the 13th update

FRIDAY THE 13TH, 2013


Seaside Heights disaster: The businesses burned in big fire..
Jersey shore fire destroys what Sandy did not..


Flood emergency in Colorado sweeps through Boulder..
Thousands evacuate.. towns cut off..
Horrific flash flooding..
Photos..

British Columbia starfish die-off puzzles experts..

Dogs of war keep their options open: Secretary Reptilian says the United States may still strike Syria..
Putin defeating Obama on diplomatic angle of Syria..

TIME magazine showcases disturbing photos of 'rebels' execute young soldier..The horror is on both sides. And frankly, I don't understand what sickness is in the heart of men..

Bio-metric fingerprint scanning on iPhone 5S..

US Senate panel wants to define what a journalist is (goodbye bloggers)..
Matt Drudge weights in calling Dianne Feinstein a fascist..

Shepard Smith will become the face of FOX NEWS' breaking events..

Continued protection: Controversial law that helps Monsanto quietly extended by Congress..
The 'Monsanto Protection Act'

I was extremely excited about this story yesterday, and continue to be today.. a probe has gone where no probe has gone before: Voyager has left the Solar System..


Men constantly drink beer--and constantly struggle with the 'beer gut' that seems to increase with size by the can... And what I have been told for years is being proven right in a new study that says men can blame their stomachs on estrogen .. and why the high amount of estrogen? blame the food.. and the drink. Some argue that men should never drink beer since hops produce estrogen--and big male boobs and giggly bellies..

In a related beer story: he thought he needed oxygen..


Meet the world's ugliest animal: The Bobfish..


Who is Le Loyon? Police hunt 'terrifying' figure who has stalked Swiss woodland wearing gas mask, boiler suit and cloak for TEN YEARS

Cheap horror movies make a killing..

Confessions of a film critic: Stephanie Merry says horror movies 'repel' her.. "You couldn’t pay me to see “The Purge,” and I mean that literally; my editor tried to assign me the movie to review, and I’m not proud to admit that I resorted to sad eyes and mild whining to avoid the assignment"

INSIDIOUS 2 reviews in:
USA TODAY says it's time to close the book on INSIDIOUS..
Hollywood GOSSIP says 'at least it's kind of scary?'
Sequel shuns scares for laughs..
ATLANTIC: Another example of why horror sequels don't work..

Wan Bam Thank you Man: James Wan quitting the horror genre.. "It's time for a change"

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Official searching for the phantom pooper

I CANNOT ADD ANY MORE TO THIS THAN WHAT A LOCAL CBS AFFILIATE DID IN COLORADO:
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are searching for a woman who has been seen repeatedly defecating in a neighborhood while out running.Cathy Budde says her kids saw the woman mid-squat and came running back in the house to tell her.“They are like, ‘There’s a lady taking a poop!’ So I come outside, and I’m like … ‘are you serious?'” Budde said to the runner. “‘Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids?!’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, sorry!'”

IT continues to make some box office history

IT easily beat mother! this weekend .. It wasn't great competition, but it's a good victory nonetheless.


And some facts: In its first 10 days, the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel has earned $218.7 million domestically, passing up Get Out ($175.5 million) to become the No. 2 R-rated horror film of all time behind The Exorcist, not accounting for inflation. 
It is already the top-grossing September release in history. 
IT will finish its North American run with north of $300 million.

Overseas: IT is grossing $60.3 million in its second weekend from 56 markets for a foreign tally of $152.6 million and a stunning $371.3 million worldwide against a $35 million budget. 
Highlights included a record-breaking horror opening of $13.8 million in Mexico.
A perfect horror movie for the age of TRUMP.

DOES 'MOTHER!' DESERVE THE PRAISE IT IS GETTING? (A spoiler alert with this one)

The horror film 'mother!' Is getting high praise from noble media affiliations. It is also being billed as an intellectual horror flick with a message.. religious overtones.. social justice ramifications.
Big name star: Lawrence. Big name director: Aronofsky (BLACK SWAN FAME) Shock scene (SPOILER): Infant being eaten.



Let's unpack this.. The HOLLYWOOD REPORTER (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/jennifer-lawrences-mother-marks-new-turn-year-prestige-horror-1039071) opines:
Taken purely on its surface, the film is about the horror of hosting ungrateful houseguests. Going beneath that surface, it’s about gruesome male narcissism. Ignoring its text and subtext entirely though, mother! is something more ambitious: A herald of prestige horror at a moment when we might actually need it. It’s September, the calm before the dizzying storm of awards season self-aggrandizement, when we stop thinking of movies as works of art and start thinking of them as show horses; we sac…