The Sistine Chapel becomes 'pope ready'

Professionals are getting ready.. The white smoke will announce a pope. But before that happens, firefighters are getting pieces in order:
The AP reports:

Firefighters on Saturday installed the top of the Sistine Chapel chimney that will signal to the world that a new pope has been elected, as the Vatican took measures to definitively end Benedict XVI's pontificate.
While construction workers prepared the interior of the frescoed Sistine Chapel for Tuesday's start of the conclave, officials elsewhere in the Apostolic Palace destroyed Benedict's fisherman's ring and the personal seals and stamps for official papers.
The act, coupled with Benedict's public resignation and pledge of obedience to the future pope, is designed to signal a definitive end of his papacy so there is no doubt in the church that a new pope is in charge.
It all begins Tuesday.

The Sistine Chapel becomes 'pope ready'

Professionals are getting ready.. The white smoke will announce a pope. But before that happens, firefighters are getting pieces in order:
The AP reports:

Firefighters on Saturday installed the top of the Sistine Chapel chimney that will signal to the world that a new pope has been elected, as the Vatican took measures to definitively end Benedict XVI's pontificate.
While construction workers prepared the interior of the frescoed Sistine Chapel for Tuesday's start of the conclave, officials elsewhere in the Apostolic Palace destroyed Benedict's fisherman's ring and the personal seals and stamps for official papers.
The act, coupled with Benedict's public resignation and pledge of obedience to the future pope, is designed to signal a definitive end of his papacy so there is no doubt in the church that a new pope is in charge.
It all begins Tuesday.

Birds descend

A few days ago, thousands or more birds descended on my town for about three hours. It's a typical yearly event.. blackbirds early in the morning traveling like this during late summer and late winter.. This year, though, I was able to catch a few minutes on video. I don't believe it's a sign of the end times or harbinger of doom.. but it certainly sounds like it ...



Happy weekend everyone... Updates may not be too frequent, a few personal issues may keep my attention .. stay tuned.

Birds descend

A few days ago, thousands or more birds descended on my town for about three hours. It's a typical yearly event.. blackbirds early in the morning traveling like this during late summer and late winter.. This year, though, I was able to catch a few minutes on video. I don't believe it's a sign of the end times or harbinger of doom.. but it certainly sounds like it ...



Happy weekend everyone... Updates may not be too frequent, a few personal issues may keep my attention .. stay tuned.
THURSDAY MARCH 7 2013

















THURSDAY MARCH 7 2013

















Toast to Toast! Talk radio shake up: George Noory will be taken off the air in his HOME CITY of St. Louis!

Late night radio shaking up..
First rumors were wild that Art Bell would return.. those have been squashed by Bell himself, who said he didn't want to jump into the 'pit of boiling sewage' for the wrong reasons..
But now the late night world of radio will be shaken up again like a Japanese earthquake..

According to the St. Louis DISPATCH, George Noory's Coast to Coast AM will be taken off of the air--in his home city of St. Louis!!! Joe Hollerman reports,
Lauren Ryan, program director at KTRS-AM ("The Big 550") confirmed that Noory's late-night show would be off the station in early May. Ryan declined to comment at this time on what show would replace it.
Noory also declined to comment, saying he would address the issue in late April
Amazing news..
Radio sources tell the reporter that the landing spot will be KFTK-FM, a conservative talk station.. but the program director at that station would not comment on the situation either..

Long before Noory took over for Art Bell as the host of Coast, he was the 'Nighthawk' on KTRS..

We will follow this situation...
But it may be yet more proof that COAST TO COAST AM is drying up without the voice and direction of Bell at the helm..

DEVELOPING..

Toast to Toast! Talk radio shake up: George Noory will be taken off the air in his HOME CITY of St. Louis!

Late night radio shaking up..
First rumors were wild that Art Bell would return.. those have been squashed by Bell himself, who said he didn't want to jump into the 'pit of boiling sewage' for the wrong reasons..
But now the late night world of radio will be shaken up again like a Japanese earthquake..

According to the St. Louis DISPATCH, George Noory's Coast to Coast AM will be taken off of the air--in his home city of St. Louis!!! Joe Hollerman reports,
Lauren Ryan, program director at KTRS-AM ("The Big 550") confirmed that Noory's late-night show would be off the station in early May. Ryan declined to comment at this time on what show would replace it.
Noory also declined to comment, saying he would address the issue in late April
Amazing news..
Radio sources tell the reporter that the landing spot will be KFTK-FM, a conservative talk station.. but the program director at that station would not comment on the situation either..

Long before Noory took over for Art Bell as the host of Coast, he was the 'Nighthawk' on KTRS..

We will follow this situation...
But it may be yet more proof that COAST TO COAST AM is drying up without the voice and direction of Bell at the helm..

DEVELOPING..

MR PAUL GOES TO WASHINGTON. THE DOCTOR IS IN. FOR A LONG HAUL


HISTORY: MR. SMITH DR. PAUL GOES TO WASHINGTON


The Kentucky Sen. has been filibustering the nomination since around 11 o’clock this morning, he is now going into our number nine and was joined by some Republicans and one Democrat.. Paul Is being very critical of the Obama administration and their policy that may allow for the use of drones to kill Americans on US soil..
I always had a special place in my heart for a filibuster, ever since I watch the show Highway to Heaven in the 1980s when one episode starred John Forsythe Filibustering an issue and dying of a heart attack on the Senate floor..
At this point mainstream media is going to have to start paying attention to what’s happening on the Senate floor.. For those who thought that Rand Paul just looks like a Confederate Muppet, they may get a different perspective of him as a power player on the political scene in Washington DC after this event
Seriously folks, when someone can filibuster for nine hours plus you know he’s dedicated to an issue, regardless of what you think about him or that issue
We are living through fillibuster history.. Keep in mind that this event has now exceeded the time taken to debate the Iraq war.. Seriously.
Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Marco Rubio of Florida - as well as Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon — participated. Over six hours after beginning the filibuster, a visibly tired Paul could be seen eating what appeared to be several pieces of candy in between sentences. At one point, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., set a thermos and an apple on his desk.

Because it's the kind of person I am, I will be glued to CSPAN2's live coverage until I fall asleep in my chair.. or until Rand Paul falls asleep talking. Whichever may come first..

It's an old school filibuster. And a dream come true for political junkies who appreciate a 'MISTER SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON' type of day..

Senator Rand Paul held the floor of the Senate in a bid to prevent a vote on the nomination of John O. Brennan to be Central Intelligence Agency Director on Wednesday.

MR PAUL GOES TO WASHINGTON. THE DOCTOR IS IN. FOR A LONG HAUL


HISTORY: MR. SMITH DR. PAUL GOES TO WASHINGTON


For those who don't know, a very cool and historic thing is occurring on the Senate floor.. Rand Paul is filibustering the John Brennan nomination ..
The Kentucky Sen. has been filibustering the nomination since around 11 o’clock this morning, he is now going into our number nine and was joined by some Republicans and one Democrat.. Paul Is being very critical of the Obama administration and their policy that may allow for the use of drones to kill Americans on US soil..
I always had a special place in my heart for a filibuster, ever since I watch the show Highway to Heaven in the 1980s when one episode starred John Forsythe Filibustering an issue and dying of a heart attack on the Senate floor..
At this point mainstream media is going to have to start paying attention to what’s happening on the Senate floor.. For those who thought that Rand Paul just looks like a Confederate Muppet, they may get a different perspective of him as a power player on the political scene in Washington DC after this event
Seriously folks, when someone can filibuster for nine hours plus you know he’s dedicated to an issue, regardless of what you think about him or that issue
We are living through fillibuster history.. Keep in mind that this event has now exceeded the time taken to debate the Iraq war.. Seriously.
Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Marco Rubio of Florida - as well as Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon — participated. Over six hours after beginning the filibuster, a visibly tired Paul could be seen eating what appeared to be several pieces of candy in between sentences. At one point, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., set a thermos and an apple on his desk.

Because it's the kind of person I am, I will be glued to CSPAN2's live coverage until I fall asleep in my chair.. or until Rand Paul falls asleep talking. Whichever may come first..

It's an old school filibuster. And a dream come true for political junkies who appreciate a 'MISTER SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON' type of day..

Senator Rand Paul held the floor of the Senate in a bid to prevent a vote on the nomination of John O. Brennan to be Central Intelligence Agency Director on Wednesday.

Wrestling loses another legend; 'Paul Bearer' dead at 58


William Moody is dead. Wrestling fans may not know that name, but they would Paul Bearer—the character Moody is known  for.. 
For year, he was the manager of the Undertaker on WWF wrestling, now WWE. 
I am pretty sad by this one.. childhood has another nail in the coffin, I guess you could say. I grew up being amazed with the faces that Moody was able to make..
And no tackiness or pun intended.. but hopefully William Moody will rest in peace.

Wrestling loses another legend; 'Paul Bearer' dead at 58


William Moody is dead. Wrestling fans may not know that name, but they would Paul Bearer—the character Moody is known  for.. 
For year, he was the manager of the Undertaker on WWF wrestling, now WWE. 
I am pretty sad by this one.. childhood has another nail in the coffin, I guess you could say. I grew up being amazed with the faces that Moody was able to make..
And no tackiness or pun intended.. but hopefully William Moody will rest in peace.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013























WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 2013























Sinkhole TAMPA

Another one appears!



Sinkhole TAMPA

Another one appears!



Lightning, earthquakes, and locusts oh my

The Pope resigned and lightning struck St. Peter's.
The Pope retired and an earthquake hit his villa.
It's almost Passover and now LOCUSTS are descending on Egypt, with Israel being placed on alert..
Things do get weird ... don't they?

Lightning, earthquakes, and locusts oh my

The Pope resigned and lightning struck St. Peter's.
The Pope retired and an earthquake hit his villa.
It's almost Passover and now LOCUSTS are descending on Egypt, with Israel being placed on alert..
Things do get weird ... don't they?

Not so funday Monday morning headlines

MONDAY MARCH 4 2013



FIRST LIGHTNING STRIKES THE VATICAN, NOW THIS: More stories of high strangeness regarding the departure of Pope Benedict..A mild earthquake strikes Castel Gandolfo, the home of Pope Emeritus' home.. just days after he arrives.. I am sure this is all just coincidental. Right? Keep thinking that.. if it makes you feel better..





Winter storm watch across America.. midwest today.. Mid Atlantic by Wednesday.. (Crossing my fingers that Eastern PA gets it, we can use one last (and somewhat a first) big storm this winter at HORROR REPORT home base..






First big budget film of 2013.. first big budget bust: JACK THE SLAYER has really, really weak opening weekend..






Not so funday Monday morning headlines

MONDAY MARCH 4 2013



FIRST LIGHTNING STRIKES THE VATICAN, NOW THIS: More stories of high strangeness regarding the departure of Pope Benedict..A mild earthquake strikes Castel Gandolfo, the home of Pope Emeritus' home.. just days after he arrives.. I am sure this is all just coincidental. Right? Keep thinking that.. if it makes you feel better..





Winter storm watch across America.. midwest today.. Mid Atlantic by Wednesday.. (Crossing my fingers that Eastern PA gets it, we can use one last (and somewhat a first) big storm this winter at HORROR REPORT home base..






First big budget film of 2013.. first big budget bust: JACK THE SLAYER has really, really weak opening weekend..






A new 21st century late shift coming? Rumors abound that Jay Leno will be out at the TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon replacing him.. In my opinion, it's time for a female to host a late night talk show.. I have some thoughts. CHELSEA HANDLER FOR LATE NIGHT!

And replacing Jimmy Fallon on LATE NIGHT: David Letterman. Just kidding.
Actually.. I think it’s time for a woman to take over some air time on late night TV.. And no, not Oprah. I think the best choice for the future of late night would be Chelsea Handler. I am serious about that. She would bring a creative feeling to late night—and if she’s put into the Fallon slot, she would be able to continue her irreverent style of comedy.. 
Leno has grown extremely stale. So has Letterman—anyone who is still a David Letterman fan is only one for two reasons: 1) They were fans since the Late Night days and 2) out of respect because of his late night days. 
As for Fallon? I’ve never been overly fond of him.. 
But Chelsea Handler can re-invigorate late night TV.
And for God’s sake, isn’t it time that corporate executives try to bring a female into the fold of TV show history? I say yes.

A new 21st century late shift coming? Rumors abound that Jay Leno will be out at the TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon replacing him.. In my opinion, it's time for a female to host a late night talk show.. I have some thoughts. CHELSEA HANDLER FOR LATE NIGHT!

And replacing Jimmy Fallon on LATE NIGHT: David Letterman. Just kidding.
Actually.. I think it’s time for a woman to take over some air time on late night TV.. And no, not Oprah. I think the best choice for the future of late night would be Chelsea Handler. I am serious about that. She would bring a creative feeling to late night—and if she’s put into the Fallon slot, she would be able to continue her irreverent style of comedy.. 
Leno has grown extremely stale. So has Letterman—anyone who is still a David Letterman fan is only one for two reasons: 1) They were fans since the Late Night days and 2) out of respect because of his late night days. 
As for Fallon? I’ve never been overly fond of him.. 
But Chelsea Handler can re-invigorate late night TV.
And for God’s sake, isn’t it time that corporate executives try to bring a female into the fold of TV show history? I say yes.

Amazing news


This is amazing and historic news: A toddler has been 'functionally cured' of HIV

Amazing news


This is amazing and historic news: A toddler has been 'functionally cured' of HIV


THE FIRST BIG BUDGET FILM OF 2013 ... IS A BUST.. 'JACK THE GIANT SLAYER' OPENINGWEAKEND

THE FIRST BIG BUDGET FILM OF 2013 ... IS A BUST.. 'JACK THE GIANT SLAYER' OPENINGWEAKEND

Just a few quick Sunday headlines

It's going to be a wild year.. A year of the comet.

The Florida sinkhole house will be demolished.... Demolition..

All the world fixated on Florida.. a sinkhole seen around the world..

DAILY BEAST: Should you worry about sinkholes?

The sinking feeling: The sinkholes that have swallowed homes, cars and businesses across the country in the United States..

Expectant parents die in crash.. But the baby survives..

Were there wiretaps in the Vatican?

I should live until 120 if this is true: New research suggests that PESSIMISTS live longer than happier persons..

New late shift? Rumors abound that Leno is out.. Fallon is in..

Last Exorcism II aims to free horror of its 'bad name'..


Just a few quick Sunday headlines

It's going to be a wild year.. A year of the comet.

The Florida sinkhole house will be demolished.... Demolition..

All the world fixated on Florida.. a sinkhole seen around the world..

DAILY BEAST: Should you worry about sinkholes?

The sinking feeling: The sinkholes that have swallowed homes, cars and businesses across the country in the United States..

Expectant parents die in crash.. But the baby survives..

Were there wiretaps in the Vatican?

I should live until 120 if this is true: New research suggests that PESSIMISTS live longer than happier persons..

New late shift? Rumors abound that Leno is out.. Fallon is in..

Last Exorcism II aims to free horror of its 'bad name'..


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