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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..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …


Real news has become surreal.. I find many headlines of our current day to relate back to THE STAND.. I know the comparison is a little fuzzy, and my overdoing it may be annoying to some. But when the strange similarities to me are striking.. The STAND starts in Texas. And in real life Texas is the center stage for the Ebola scare. And even worse, the endless stories of people 'coming back to life' are getting bizarre--though we can assume that parts of Africa cannot truly pinpoint the cause of death, so somene coming back to life is moot: The person probably wasn't dead. At least we hope they weren't.. Though SNOPES can tell us it's a hoax, try to explain the high strangeness of ABC NEWS filming a dead man and suddenly seeing him moving..

Continuing to the real news of the day (though it seems like fiction half of the time), focus is now turning on how Thomas Duncan got inot the United States. The Washington POST is giving us an hour by hour synopsis of what happen…