Skip to main content

NIGHTMARE AT FUKUSHIMA.. And other samplings of the Monday news


New York TIMES details: "When CEO's embrace the occult" The TIMES writes about Korean executives who often consult spiritual advisers before making major business decisions — decisions that can affect their employees around the world...

OBAMASHOCK: website STOLE copyrighted scripts! And the site STILL does not work!? Shameful.. technologically shameful..

The WASHINGTON POST is reporting on a new water park in North Korea.. The government built the brightly colored park, in the middle of the drabby conditions the nation faces.. among some odd photos released, the POST reports, pictures of "handful of eager-looking young men and women playing in the water while, in the background, a mass of several hundred stern-looking men in dark suits look on silently. It's weird."

Where did the fear of poison in Halloween candy or knives in apples come from? The MEDIA! The SMITHSONIAN offers up an interesting report that you probably didn't know: You really never had anything to fear with All Hallow's Eve treats.. I myself also recall a childhood fear of this very thing--the notion that the candy would kill me or that a razor blade would be hidden in my fruit. The fear was only inspired further by the scene from HALLOWEEN 2 (not the Rob Zombie version) of a boy in a pirate suit being taken to the hospital for his mouth bleeding.. Those fears that we have, ingrained in us from an early age thanks to modern media and pop culture. And today, I still check the candy every Halloween night..



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 …