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FREAKY FRIDAY: If BATMAN us boring, then you're boring. And other news from the world


You may have noticed a bit of a change here.. The website is different, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. More on that later..

In the meantime: The happenings from the most happening place in the universe: Earth.

Soon we are going to miss the days when they only made us take our pants off..
TSA loudspeakers spoke up and say: STOP JOKING! Apparently travelers in Houston are going to be subjected to government messages over loudspeakers reminding them it's inappropriate to make remarks or jokes concerning security--and if they exhibit their freedom of speech they could be subject to arrest.. This is the United States of America.

A new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists says that the United States press corps is afraid to report anything these days about Barack Obama.. The crackdown on leaks is only a portion of why the fear is there. From yes we can't to 'no we won't.' That's the state of the American press ..

This is a very important story from CNN.. A whistleblower has been terminated for revealing some information that some didn't want us to know.. Dr. Nalini M. Rajamannan was terminated in 2008 after reporting the use of non-FDA approved, experimental medical devices being implanted in patients without their knowledge.. Many patients, even today, do not realize that these devices have been implanted in their bodies.. (Maybe this could account for some of the strange devices that people claim aliens placed into them..?) Also amazing that this doctor was fired for telling..

A super-cyclone may not even be the proper word to descirbe Typhoon Phailin.. The massive weather system is half the size of India and it will be potentially a catastrophe for India..When the storm hits, it will be the equivalent strength of a Cat4 or 5 hurricane..

When Ariel Castro died, I questioned whether suicide was really to blame. And today it has been now revealed by medical professional that Castro MAY HAVE DIED during a sexual act..

A fascinating study on elephants concludes that they instinctively understand human gestures.. Elephants fascinate me, they always did.. And ever since I can remember, I was horrified to learn of how bad human beings actually treated the giant animals. For spectacle..circuses..for show. They are very intelligent animals (lots of animals actually are) ... and I think humans need to realize the connection between all life is stronger than a simple circus show..

I have a friend who would probably agree with Quentin Tarantino.. he said that BATMAN is not an interesting character.. This is a direct insult to the fake man and hero I have loved since I was eight when my mother's friend, Janet, brought me a pack of trading cards with bubble gum in and I loved BATMAN ever since.. Tarantino said that he didn't really care about Affleck as BATMAN .. I do agree with Tarantino on one point: When asked who would have made the best actor to play BATMAN, he replied: Alec Baldwin in the 80's. How true that is..

Abandoned Philadelphia prison 'adds screams' for Halloween.. It's called the TERROR BEHIND THE WALLS at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.. it's called the nation's largest haunted house outside of parks and amusement sites.. I have some serious concerns when real locations are made into haunted houses for profits. By biggest problem comes, also, from my home state of Pennsylvania: Pennhurst.. I wrote about Pennhurst back in September 2010, then expressing my revulsion that profiteers were going to made the site a haunted attraction. They have since done so.. This was the location of awful treatment of children--deaths occurred as well.. some believe it's truly a haunted site simply because of the amount of torture that occurred there. And the worst of the worst occurred DURING OUR LIFETIME. It was only the end of the 20th century the events actually took place.. many people are still alive that had anything to do with the horrors of Pennhurst. At least the Eastern State Penn is long gone as a running facility. .But I still have a deep issue with making the locations of truly awful occurrences places where people willingly accept money and laugh in the face of reality.. And sadly, I'd venture to say most people who visit these locations have no knowledge of what really happened there--and if they do, maybe they are simply scoffing in the faces of true spirits that inhabit this plane of existence..




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 …

Neve Campbell laments her post-SCREAM life: I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies

Neve Campbell Confirms Her 'Scream' Notoriety Inspired Her Decision to Leave Hollywood »

“I needed a minute. In my 20s, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming,” Campbell shared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “Wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it, but it got to a level, also, where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the things I wanted to do. I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies.”

And this week she will be jumping out of building with the Rock in theaters ..

All 'scream queens' have gone through a period of confusion, denial.. acceptance. And now for Jamie Lee Curtis 40 years after her introduction to movies via being chased by killer Michael Myers, she is back for a final round.. 
Just as Campbell came home for the final SCREAM..