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Thursday update. Hopefully with better grammar than last night


If you read the HORROR REPORT late last night, you may have caught the story last night about a bowl breaking in my house. My wife tells me I should really not write that late--maybe she's fraught with bad grammar and poorly constructed sentences. I am no Pulitzer Prize winning writer, mind you, but I am a little embarrassed when I publish such bad content. My apologies. That however does not discount the fact that, for no reason, three people heard a spoon clang against a bowl and all three of us watched the bowl break. I still have no ability to sensibly understand why or scientifically say how..

And on to the news..

The new word of the year: BARRYCADES.. those monuments of government shutdowns called barricades, changed a bit to fit the President's order to close certain places. In the case of Mount Vernon, an order was given to shut it down. Funny enough, it's PRIVATELY OWNED!

Federal workers nervously anxious over shutdown.. In many states, even if federal workers want to file for unemployment, to certify that they continue UC benefits, they will need to prove they are searching for another job--and if they are offered another job and don't take it, they quite possibly will lose benefits..

Digital records in Affordable Care Act raise concerns..

Jimmy Kimmel shows how ridiculous dumb Americans are regarding the new Affordable Care Act..

The Weather Channel is still going to be naming winter storms this year, despite few last year following along.. And already, they are in the business: Atlas is first..
Where it does not snow, violent tornadoes are also possible..

Stop and frisk Stop and update: New York City police stopping to ask people if they have upgraded to new iOS 7 on their iPhones!
New iPhone fingerprint scanner has government ties..
Hactivist group reveals..

The NSA reveals what most know: They are watching social networks..
...collecting phone locations?

Nuclear fuel material 'or the like' leaked as typhoon approached Fukushima..
New leak of stored toxic water found at Fukushima plant: TEPCO
And it's draining into the Pacific..

Michael Jackson fans in disbelief--AEG wins case..

Cory Monteith death report revealed: Heroin and a booze binge killed him..
Intravenous heroin use..

Sinead O'Conner writes Miley Cyrus a letter: "Don't let the music business make a prostitute of you" .. “Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited,” O’Connor warns, “and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.” “The music business doesn't give a shit about you, or any of us,” she continues. “They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it’s what YOU wanted… None of the men oggling you give a shit about you either, do not be fooled.”..


New Bigfoot evidence revealed..

Any animal that touches a lake in Tanzania turns to stone! Unbelievable story, and photographs to prove..

Was it a supervolcano that killed Mars?

New study suggests that exercise may be as good (I say better) than pills..

RIP Tom Clancy..

Kevin Smith's next horror move is based on Gumtree ad..



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 …