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Case of the post-Thanksgiving Mondays

MONDAY DECEMBER 2, 2013
THE 'GRIND' RESUMES.

For lots, it never ended. Today is also Cyber Monday. Which is an annoying term, but at least it prevents stores from using that horrendous word "doorbusters" to describe their sales.
So does HEALTHCARE.GOV work in time for Cyber Monday?

Onto the news..

'Promise me, no more funerals.' 'Just one more': Haunting lines spoken by Paul Walker and co-star in Fast & Furious clip leaked days before he died in fiery car crash in friend's Porsche Carrera

There are constantly rumors online that celebrities are dead.. they are normally always hoaxes. When Paul Walker died on Saturday, many thought it was the continuation of a hoax from Friday saying that he died..

Renewed attention being given to the New Madrid fault

Quake swarm: California..
Earthquake number 17 in North Texas..

"Comfort station" in old coal city Pottsville is a thing of the past.. The economic downtown and a city in distress--as many cities are these days..

More scary Google patent news: Google files patent for robot that writes your Facebook posts, emails and tweets - but will need FULL access to scan your accounts It would study you, be you, and mimic you. When someone posts a message, your robot you would reply just as you would. But what if the other person is a bot, too? What if we are all bots? This is a ride down to the abyss, where your mind will be dead to 'them' and your body will simply be a cavern of organs, blood, and a semi-beating heart.

New research: America is now dead last in education.

Who is watching the watchers?

Monsanto set to battle its negative public image..

Comet Ison: Alive, then dead, then found, now fading.

Roseanne Barr says she will never work in TV again..

Cats are suffering from a new phenomenon where they suffer seizures triggered by everyday sounds.. and it has a name: 'Tom and Jerry' syndrome

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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…

THE UNLUCK OF THE IRISH: TROPICAL STORM MAY HIT IRELAND!!

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.

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