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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: I switched flight to San FranciscoFacebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said she had planned to take the flight that crashed on landing in San Francisco on Saturday. Sandberg decided to switch to another airline in order to use reward miles, she said in a post on her Facebook page. “Taking a minute to be thankful and explain what happened. My family, colleagues Debbie…A stroke of luck for Sandberg, who averted having happen to her what is happening to over 180 people tonight.. and of them, over 40 are in critical condition..One report surfaced tonight saying 2 were dead from the Boeing disaster.. CNN is reporting tonight that there were 307 on board the doomed flight. Nine different hospitals are treating the injured.. There are also some amazing and breathtaking images online. It’s amazing, looking at the scene, that we are not talking about even more grim numbers tonight.. thank God we aren’t.. but that’s no comfort for the 2 already fatally inju…

One lucky status update

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg: I switched flight to San FranciscoFacebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said she had planned to take the flight that crashed on landing in San Francisco on Saturday. Sandberg decided to switch to another airline in order to use reward miles, she said in a post on her Facebook page. “Taking a minute to be thankful and explain what happened. My family, colleagues Debbie…A stroke of luck for Sandberg, who averted having happen to her what is happening to over 180 people tonight.. and of them, over 40 are in critical condition..One report surfaced tonight saying 2 were dead from the Boeing disaster.. CNN is reporting tonight that there were 307 on board the doomed flight. Nine different hospitals are treating the injured.. There are also some amazing and breathtaking images online. It’s amazing, looking at the scene, that we are not talking about even more grim numbers tonight.. thank God we aren’t.. but that’s no comfort for the 2 already fatally inju…

AFTERMATH: PLANE CRASH IN SAN FRAN

LIVE ON THE INTERNET: The aftermath of a plane crash in San Fran.. as told by those walking away from the crash scene.. shortformblog: brooklynmutt: I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal… - Path — David Eun Wow. Crazy. (follow for more)

AFTERMATH: PLANE CRASH IN SAN FRAN

LIVE ON THE INTERNET: The aftermath of a plane crash in San Fran.. as told by those walking away from the crash scene.. shortformblog: brooklynmutt: I just crash landed at SFO. Tail ripped off. Most everyone seems fine. I’m ok. Surreal… - Path — David Eun Wow. Crazy. (follow for more)

Disaster Saturday: A plane crash and a train crash

There are two developing stories of dramatic importance this Saturday afternoon.. First, from the Canadian-U.S. border, a train carrying oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in the morning. NBC news dispatches report one quote saying "everything that was there is gone".. Another report has that the Quebec town is ablaze in the aftermath due to what the train was carrying..  MORE HERE

The other developing story has just broken this afternoon.. a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing in San Francisco..YouTube videos being posted already show the plane with smoke rising and it appeared to be upright..
Both are developing stories right now..

Disaster Saturday: A plane crash and a train crash

There are two developing stories of dramatic importance this Saturday afternoon.. First, from the Canadian-U.S. border, a train carrying oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in the morning. NBC news dispatches report one quote saying "everything that was there is gone".. Another report has that the Quebec town is ablaze in the aftermath due to what the train was carrying..  MORE HERE

The other developing story has just broken this afternoon.. a Boeing 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while landing in San Francisco..YouTube videos being posted already show the plane with smoke rising and it appeared to be upright..
Both are developing stories right now..

The day after tomorrow: It didn't feel like the Fourth of July but it sure feels like the Fifth

FRIDAY JULY 5 2013
Yesterday I wrote a longer post dedicated to my feelings, or non feelings, on this year's Fourth of July holiday. Why didn't it feel like the Fourth in 2013? At least one email I received told me the reason was simple: Because it was on a Thursday and Friday was a back to work day. I think it's a little more complicated than that, however.. I did find this website that shows a little bit of history, and how we celebrated the Fourth of July 100 years ago when America was 137 years young.. Call me crazy, but these parades of yesteryear seemed larger.. the spirit of America seemed greater. There seemed to be all-day affairs... In 2013 we update our Tweets and Facebook accounts telling everyone how much 'fun' we are having so much that we actually don't have fun, instead we just get glued to a screen... So I stand by my article: This did not feel like the Fourth of July .. And I am upset by this because the Fourth has been my favorite holiday sinc…

The day after tomorrow: It didn't feel like the Fourth of July but it sure feels like the Fifth

FRIDAY JULY 5 2013
Yesterday I wrote a longer post dedicated to my feelings, or non feelings, on this year's Fourth of July holiday. Why didn't it feel like the Fourth in 2013? At least one email I received told me the reason was simple: Because it was on a Thursday and Friday was a back to work day. I think it's a little more complicated than that, however.. I did find this website that shows a little bit of history, and how we celebrated the Fourth of July 100 years ago when America was 137 years young.. Call me crazy, but these parades of yesteryear seemed larger.. the spirit of America seemed greater. There seemed to be all-day affairs... In 2013 we update our Tweets and Facebook accounts telling everyone how much 'fun' we are having so much that we actually don't have fun, instead we just get glued to a screen... So I stand by my article: This did not feel like the Fourth of July .. And I am upset by this because the Fourth has been my favorite holiday sin…

A Fourth of July or a July 4th?

JULY 4, 2013
AMERICA STRONGER AND BETTER

237 YEARS YOUNG

There are a few traditions that the HORROR REPORT faithfully upholds every year--and have since 2001 when the first beginnings of this website occurred..First, we have a blinking Christmas logo, and second, we celebrate the Fourth of July each year with patriotism and love for country..  Included with that Johnny Cash's rendition of the ragged old flag and the final five minutes from the WONDER YEARS series finale, titled Independence Day.
So why does this Fourth feel like it has little feeling? Is it because Edward Snowden revealed what our democratic republic has allowed private contractors to collect on us? Is it the inability for Congressional leaders and the White House to work towards any goal that would better the nation? Is it because our infrastructure is badly in need  of repair and really rebirth, such as a high speed rail that could connect small and big cities alike throughout America? Why this year..? Why does it ju…

A Fourth of July or a July 4th?

JULY 4, 2013
AMERICA STRONGER AND BETTER

237 YEARS YOUNG

There are a few traditions that the HORROR REPORT faithfully upholds every year--and have since 2001 when the first beginnings of this website occurred..First, we have a blinking Christmas logo, and second, we celebrate the Fourth of July each year with patriotism and love for country..  Included with that Johnny Cash's rendition of the ragged old flag and the final five minutes from the WONDER YEARS series finale, titled Independence Day.
So why does this Fourth feel like it has little feeling? Is it because Edward Snowden revealed what our democratic republic has allowed private contractors to collect on us? Is it the inability for Congressional leaders and the White House to work towards any goal that would better the nation? Is it because our infrastructure is badly in need  of repair and really rebirth, such as a high speed rail that could connect small and big cities alike throughout America? Why this year..? Why does it …

Chaos and crisis.. the world is at war

But wasn't it always?
I now have a niece who just became a nurse.
I have a nephew who just became a Marine.
Things fall into place, somehow..

Even with the chaos and crisis, like Egypt's newfound Arab Summer and Coup-d-e'tat ... things seem 'ok' on the Fourth of July.
But just 'ok'..
This year, it feels strange. Edward Snowden.. spying.. the NSA.. what have we become here? Lady Gaga sings about the home of the free and land of the gay.. it often seems we're more divisive than ever.. but when we unite, it's often unification against the weak.
I will have some more thoughts coming on this year's July 4th observance.. Once I develop them.
They are quite complicated this year.. indeed.

Chaos and crisis.. the world is at war

But wasn't it always?
I now have a niece who just became a nurse.
I have a nephew who just became a Marine.
Things fall into place, somehow..

Even with the chaos and crisis, like Egypt's newfound Arab Summer and Coup-d-e'tat ... things seem 'ok' on the Fourth of July.
But just 'ok'..
This year, it feels strange. Edward Snowden.. spying.. the NSA.. what have we become here? Lady Gaga sings about the home of the free and land of the gay.. it often seems we're more divisive than ever.. but when we unite, it's often unification against the weak.
I will have some more thoughts coming on this year's July 4th observance.. Once I develop them.
They are quite complicated this year.. indeed.

From the high desert, Artbell51 tweets

You read that headline correct, radio great Art Bell has now joined Twitter. He even joking this Facebook page, but finally he has arrived into 2013 now that he is excepted the newest form of short phrases and brief new snippets..

Here is a screen cap taken directly from Mr. Bell's Facebook page:


Meanwhile the website artbell.com maintains three red white and blue exclamation points, causing some to wonder if the unveiling of the site will take place on 4 July.

The matter what the plans are you can be sure of one thing: the suits at Premiere radio are cautiously watching from a safe distance..

From the high desert, Artbell51 tweets

You read that headline correct, radio great Art Bell has now joined Twitter. He even joking this Facebook page, but finally he has arrived into 2013 now that he is excepted the newest form of short phrases and brief new snippets..

Here is a screen cap taken directly from Mr. Bell's Facebook page:


Meanwhile the website artbell.com maintains three red white and blue exclamation points, causing some to wonder if the unveiling of the site will take place on 4 July.

The matter what the plans are you can be sure of one thing: the suits at Premiere radio are cautiously watching from a safe distance..

Over the DOME

Last week, the HORROR REPORT didn't review UNDER THE DOME so well.. as a matter of fact the acting was worse than the typical made for TV Stephen King special.. week number two wasn't much better.

And audiences are responding..

Though UNDER THE DOME is still considered a success, the ratings dropped 12% compared to the first week.. Apparently at least 12% of the folks who watched it originally didn't care much about what exists under the dome or how the residents will get out.

Experts say 12% isn't a big deal since the original ratings were so high (no one to go but down) .. but if week three has a big drop, the DOME may start cracking..

I didn't care much for the book, unfortunately. I thought maybe the TV version would be decent.. But so far I'm not impressed..

Over the DOME

Last week, the HORROR REPORT didn't review UNDER THE DOME so well.. as a matter of fact the acting was worse than the typical made for TV Stephen King special.. week number two wasn't much better.

And audiences are responding..

Though UNDER THE DOME is still considered a success, the ratings dropped 12% compared to the first week.. Apparently at least 12% of the folks who watched it originally didn't care much about what exists under the dome or how the residents will get out.

Experts say 12% isn't a big deal since the original ratings were so high (no one to go but down) .. but if week three has a big drop, the DOME may start cracking..

I didn't care much for the book, unfortunately. I thought maybe the TV version would be decent.. But so far I'm not impressed..

THE CONJURING looks really, really good

Sometimes Hollywood can be creative. I say sometimes only because its creative brain appears limited lately.. we have been handed solid storylines of destruction--booms and doom that occurred at box offices before.. and will again. So often, viewers and reviewers get the same storyline over and over again. This summer, the White House blew up and ... we snored. Box office bust for WHITE HOUSE DOWN--though it was promised to be big.. It was certainly expensive.
But what  have we here?  A little good horror movie that we're told is 'based on true events'--and we have been told that before. This time, though, it may have been based on some true events.. even if those true events are only true in the eye of the beholder, or the lens of the paranormal ghost hunter..
Six new clips have been released for THE CONJURING.. each one looks a little better than the previous. James Wan may have developed a decent movie from this supposed real story.. 
Summer appears to be the new Halloween …

THE CONJURING looks really, really good

Sometimes Hollywood can be creative. I say sometimes only because its creative brain appears limited lately.. we have been handed solid storylines of destruction--booms and doom that occurred at box offices before.. and will again. So often, viewers and reviewers get the same storyline over and over again. This summer, the White House blew up and ... we snored. Box office bust for WHITE HOUSE DOWN--though it was promised to be big.. It was certainly expensive.
But what  have we here?  A little good horror movie that we're told is 'based on true events'--and we have been told that before. This time, though, it may have been based on some true events.. even if those true events are only true in the eye of the beholder, or the lens of the paranormal ghost hunter..
Six new clips have been released for THE CONJURING.. each one looks a little better than the previous. James Wan may have developed a decent movie from this supposed real story.. 
Summer appears to be the new Hallow…

Children's horror

Life can be scary.. so as a result adults attempt to often limit those needless scares from a child's already frightened youth. Until a grocery store sells coloring books featuring macabre images from SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and PSYCHO..

According to reports, the supermarket chain Tesco, in the UK, was forced to say sorry after coloring books for children featured images from horror flicks, including those mentioned above.

Also included with the bloody pages: HELLRAISER,  THE SHINING, CLOCKWORK ORANGE..

The store says the books were for adults, but placed in the children's section by mistake..

Which brings up the even more profound question in all of this: They have coloring books for adults?

Turns out they do. If you want to buy the, go here to AMAZON. No need for Tesco when you can get them direct.. right..?

Children's horror

Life can be scary.. so as a result adults attempt to often limit those needless scares from a child's already frightened youth. Until a grocery store sells coloring books featuring macabre images from SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and PSYCHO..

According to reports, the supermarket chain Tesco, in the UK, was forced to say sorry after coloring books for children featured images from horror flicks, including those mentioned above.

Also included with the bloody pages: HELLRAISER,  THE SHINING, CLOCKWORK ORANGE..

The store says the books were for adults, but placed in the children's section by mistake..

Which brings up the even more profound question in all of this: They have coloring books for adults?

Turns out they do. If you want to buy the, go here to AMAZON. No need for Tesco when you can get them direct.. right..?

A deadly day: 19 firefighters killed in fast-moving Arizona blaze

Unbelievable images from Arizona and tragedy too as 19 elite freighters were killed battling these raging infernos.. Terrible day for the firefighting world— ask any of them, their bond is strong even if they never knew each other..
This is the deadliest day for firefighters in 30 years..  As the AP reports: The "hotshot" firefighters were forced to deploy their emergency fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and heat - when they were caught near the central Arizona town of Yarnell, state forestry spokesman Art Morrison told The Associated Press. The fire also destroyed an estimated 200 homes, Morrison said. Dry grass near the communities of Yarnell and Glen Isla fed the fast-moving blaze, which was whipped up by wind and raced through the homes, he said. Temperatures have been hot all weekend--the West especially with places like Vegas and Arizona soaring above 115 degrees..  The nation is baking.
Nature is cruel.. we see that firsthand today…

A deadly day: 19 firefighters killed in fast-moving Arizona blaze

Unbelievable images from Arizona and tragedy too as 19 elite freighters were killed battling these raging infernos.. Terrible day for the firefighting world— ask any of them, their bond is strong even if they never knew each other..
This is the deadliest day for firefighters in 30 years..  As the AP reports: The "hotshot" firefighters were forced to deploy their emergency fire shelters - tent-like structures meant to shield firefighters from flames and heat - when they were caught near the central Arizona town of Yarnell, state forestry spokesman Art Morrison told The Associated Press. The fire also destroyed an estimated 200 homes, Morrison said. Dry grass near the communities of Yarnell and Glen Isla fed the fast-moving blaze, which was whipped up by wind and raced through the homes, he said. Temperatures have been hot all weekend--the West especially with places like Vegas and Arizona soaring above 115 degrees..  The nation is baking.
Nature is cruel.. we see that firsthand tod…