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Massive Phailin poised to bring destruction to vast portions of India..

** BREAKING NEWS FROM INDIA.. **
Tropical Cyclone Phailin, the monster storm that struck India today and the one that is hardly weakening as it batters the nation, has now turned deadly..

Deaths are already being reported from the nation.. 500,000 people fled as the storm approached.. the monster system is going to bring life-threatening flooding in a large portion of the country.. While winds will diminish, the heavy rains and effects from them will not..

Phailin is the equivalent of a category 5 U.S. hurricane..
It has already been compared by some to Katrina as far as strength and size..

And this storm, like Katrina, is poised to cause misery, heartache, and destruction before it is finished..

DEVELOPING STORY.

Massive Phailin poised to bring destruction to vast portions of India..

** BREAKING NEWS FROM INDIA.. **
Tropical Cyclone Phailin, the monster storm that struck India today and the one that is hardly weakening as it batters the nation, has now turned deadly..

Deaths are already being reported from the nation.. 500,000 people fled as the storm approached.. the monster system is going to bring life-threatening flooding in a large portion of the country.. While winds will diminish, the heavy rains and effects from them will not..

Phailin is the equivalent of a category 5 U.S. hurricane..
It has already been compared by some to Katrina as far as strength and size..

And this storm, like Katrina, is poised to cause misery, heartache, and destruction before it is finished..

DEVELOPING STORY.

MICHAEL BAY wants to "direct" a horror movie

Some people may think that Bay's films were horrors already--of course none were officially categorized in that genre.. While critics have panned him for some stinkers before, TRANSFORMERS were all hits, even when Megan Fox had it out with Bay for whatever reason she and her thumbs did..
Now Michael Bay has made his decision: He wants to direct a horror movie. And not only a horror movie, but a self-financed flick.. He told the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER that it's a dream of his to go down the fear road.. he also said his favorites include THE EXORCIST the SHINING. 
Some may be frightful of Bay delving into the genre.. 
I say let him have a shot.. Could it really be as bad as we have seen over the past ten years? Could Bay really do that much damage?
We'll see how much he destroys the concept of THE NINJA TURTLES. I actually think he did pretty darn good with TRANSFORMERS.  Maybe a bonus for horror fans would be the inclusion of Megan Fox. And her man-eating toe thumbs. Now that's a …

MICHAEL BAY wants to "direct" a horror movie

Some people may think that Bay's films were horrors already--of course none were officially categorized in that genre.. While critics have panned him for some stinkers before, TRANSFORMERS were all hits, even when Megan Fox had it out with Bay for whatever reason she and her thumbs did..
Now Michael Bay has made his decision: He wants to direct a horror movie. And not only a horror movie, but a self-financed flick.. He told the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER that it's a dream of his to go down the fear road.. he also said his favorites include THE EXORCIST the SHINING. 
Some may be frightful of Bay delving into the genre.. 
I say let him have a shot.. Could it really be as bad as we have seen over the past ten years? Could Bay really do that much damage?
We'll see how much he destroys the concept of THE NINJA TURTLES. I actually think he did pretty darn good with TRANSFORMERS.  Maybe a bonus for horror fans would be the inclusion of Megan Fox. And her man-eating toe thumbs. Now that&#…

GRAVITY sucking all the money at box office.. a distant MACHETE hacks

Columbus Day box office numbers developing--people are less accepting of newcomers, instead seeing GRAVITY in droves.. I wrote last week that this may be the movie of the year for a few reasons--and this without even seeing it myself yet! Hopefully that will change soon.
In the meantime.. The numbers as they are rumored to be..

GRAVITY lost about 25% since last week.. but it will still end up being in first place in domestics this weekend--$124 cumulative since last week is pretty darn good for a sci-fi film in the fall.. $44 mil alone this weekend expected ..

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS has some rough shores with a second place $26 mil weekend

It's still a little CLOUDY on how to judge the 2nd MEATBALLS .. $78 cumulative is a little less than what I expected for the kids film

But right where I expected it: MACHETE KILLS is going to be number four this week.. A little over $4 mil for the weekend set.. We'll see how long 2,538 choose to run this R rated flick. Even Lady Gaga's APPLAUSE cou…

GRAVITY sucking all the money at box office.. a distant MACHETE hacks

Columbus Day box office numbers developing--people are less accepting of newcomers, instead seeing GRAVITY in droves.. I wrote last week that this may be the movie of the year for a few reasons--and this without even seeing it myself yet! Hopefully that will change soon.
In the meantime.. The numbers as they are rumored to be..

GRAVITY lost about 25% since last week.. but it will still end up being in first place in domestics this weekend--$124 cumulative since last week is pretty darn good for a sci-fi film in the fall.. $44 mil alone this weekend expected ..

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS has some rough shores with a second place $26 mil weekend

It's still a little CLOUDY on how to judge the 2nd MEATBALLS .. $78 cumulative is a little less than what I expected for the kids film

But right where I expected it: MACHETE KILLS is going to be number four this week.. A little over $4 mil for the weekend set.. We'll see how long 2,538 choose to run this R rated flick. Even Lady Gaga's APPLAUS…

You soon won't own your face

Google is going to do something creepy (to add to their mighty list): Include your face in advertisements..

Here is how it will work.. On November 11, the new policy takes effect that will use Google + users' faces in advertisements.
When a company purchases an ad, your friends will see a version that includes your photo along with what you said about the product..

Facebook is already doing it.. Google is not in uncharted waters. Of course Facebook is also in a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit from people not too happy about their faces being used to sell something ..

How to opt out? That feature, as of now at least exists, courtesy of CED SOULTIONS
Click this link. Uncheck the check box. Unless it’s already unchecked — in which case, leave it unchecked. Oddly, some people are saying they’re opted out by default; others say they find it checked. tl;dr: check = bad.  Hit save!

You soon won't own your face

Google is going to do something creepy (to add to their mighty list): Include your face in advertisements..

Here is how it will work.. On November 11, the new policy takes effect that will use Google + users' faces in advertisements.
When a company purchases an ad, your friends will see a version that includes your photo along with what you said about the product..

Facebook is already doing it.. Google is not in uncharted waters. Of course Facebook is also in a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit from people not too happy about their faces being used to sell something ..

How to opt out? That feature, as of now at least exists, courtesy of CED SOULTIONS
Click this link. Uncheck the check box. Unless it’s already unchecked — in which case, leave it unchecked. Oddly, some people are saying they’re opted out by default; others say they find it checked. tl;dr: check = bad.  Hit save!

Giant storm Phailin

The storm is not weakening... landfall has been made..

Giant storm Phailin

The storm is not weakening... landfall has been made..

Typhoon Phailin about to devastate India

This massive storm is about to hit India ...

May the people affected find strength..

May those who die go to a better place.

There is no way the outcome of Typhoon Phailin will be good..
The storm is the strongest India has ever seen..
There will be an intense storm surge, flooding, and strong winds.. This storm is set to cripple whatever land it hovers over until it weakens..

Typhoon Phailin about to devastate India

This massive storm is about to hit India ...

May the people affected find strength..

May those who die go to a better place.

There is no way the outcome of Typhoon Phailin will be good..
The storm is the strongest India has ever seen..
There will be an intense storm surge, flooding, and strong winds.. This storm is set to cripple whatever land it hovers over until it weakens..

The Keystone State may start growing peaches by 2100

According to a new report quietly released by the Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Council may sound some alarm bells -- of course the fact it was quietly released means perhaps that those alarm bells may not be as loud as they should be..
According to the study, greenhouse gases are mostly to blame for temperature increases since 1950--greenhouse gases from humans.. Even more: After 2050, many things will become......uncertain..?
Marc McDill is from the Penn State, and is an expert in forestry. He said that by 2050,  the Keystone State's climate will be similar to Virginia. By 2100? GEORGIA.. Just imagine by then what Georgia will be like!?
The AP reports: "The report says greenhouse gases from humans are mostly to blame for temperatures that already have climbed since about 1950. It predicts still more temperature increases but uncertainly over rainfall. The temperature changes could have a significant impact on Pennsylvania's wildlife, rivers, lakes, and aquatic ecosyst…

The Keystone State may start growing peaches by 2100

According to a new report quietly released by the Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Council may sound some alarm bells -- of course the fact it was quietly released means perhaps that those alarm bells may not be as loud as they should be..
According to the study, greenhouse gases are mostly to blame for temperature increases since 1950--greenhouse gases from humans.. Even more: After 2050, many things will become......uncertain..?
Marc McDill is from the Penn State, and is an expert in forestry. He said that by 2050,  the Keystone State's climate will be similar to Virginia. By 2100? GEORGIA.. Just imagine by then what Georgia will be like!?
The AP reports: "The report says greenhouse gases from humans are mostly to blame for temperatures that already have climbed since about 1950. It predicts still more temperature increases but uncertainly over rainfall. The temperature changes could have a significant impact on Pennsylvania's wildlife, rivers, lakes, and aquatic eco…

Promoting horror movies in the modern age

I don't know if the CARRIE remake will be good or not.. But the marketing for the movie surely is.. This amazing video was a hidden camera advertisement taken in a coffee shop in NYC without people knowing it.. Though I most likely would have been as alarmed by them at the CARRIE-like power this coffee patron had, I think it's amazing that they thought of this..

CARRIE MARKETING, 101.. This method should be taught in schools across the world:

Promoting horror movies in the modern age

I don't know if the CARRIE remake will be good or not.. But the marketing for the movie surely is.. This amazing video was a hidden camera advertisement taken in a coffee shop in NYC without people knowing it.. Though I most likely would have been as alarmed by them at the CARRIE-like power this coffee patron had, I think it's amazing that they thought of this..

CARRIE MARKETING, 101.. This method should be taught in schools across the world:

Strange times: Air Force General discharged of nuclear duty

Jim Miklaszewski and Matthew DeLuca, from NBC NEWS, are reporting today that a top general in charge of nuclear ballistic missiles has been relieved of his command due to loss of trust..

The term being described to General Michael Carey's firing: "Personal misbehavior"..

NBC NEWS reports this:
"Air Force officials said Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was fired for “personal misbehavior” while on temporary duty at an unspecified location outside his usual command. The officials would not describe the behavior, other than to say that it did not involve any sexual improprieties, drug use, gambling, or criminal conduct. Carey oversaw the 20th Air Force, with a total of 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles at three locations across the U.S. An Air Force statement said that Carey was relieved from command “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.” The statement goes on to say that “the allegations are not related to operational readiness, inspection r…

Strange times: Air Force General discharged of nuclear duty

Jim Miklaszewski and Matthew DeLuca, from NBC NEWS, are reporting today that a top general in charge of nuclear ballistic missiles has been relieved of his command due to loss of trust..

The term being described to General Michael Carey's firing: "Personal misbehavior"..

NBC NEWS reports this:
"Air Force officials said Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was fired for “personal misbehavior” while on temporary duty at an unspecified location outside his usual command. The officials would not describe the behavior, other than to say that it did not involve any sexual improprieties, drug use, gambling, or criminal conduct. Carey oversaw the 20th Air Force, with a total of 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles at three locations across the U.S. An Air Force statement said that Carey was relieved from command “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment.” The statement goes on to say that “the allegations are not related to operational readiness, inspection…

Where the UFOs are.. At least the reports of them.

Interesting news.. The National UFO ALERT Rating System updated New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida to Alert 3 for highest reported in September 2013..

Keep in mind, of course, that these areas were also prime places to see the asteroids and meteors during the same month..

Also keep in mind: Drones.

I don't know what will be a "UFO" in the future. .there are so many things that a UFO could be--and most likely, many times, not an alien craft..

But the states where this is occurring is interesting nonetheless..

Where the UFOs are.. At least the reports of them.

Interesting news.. The National UFO ALERT Rating System updated New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida to Alert 3 for highest reported in September 2013..

Keep in mind, of course, that these areas were also prime places to see the asteroids and meteors during the same month..

Also keep in mind: Drones.

I don't know what will be a "UFO" in the future. .there are so many things that a UFO could be--and most likely, many times, not an alien craft..

But the states where this is occurring is interesting nonetheless..

The past, present, and future Olympic games: The Rings of Hitler to the radiation of Tokyo

POOTIE POOT THE FLAMERRachel Maddow used her bully pulpit on MSNBC to discuss the upcoming winter Olympics in Russia.. She is making a stand (and diametrically opposed to NBC in a marketing sense since that is the network that has the Olympic coverage)..  The stand is based on Russia's treatment of gay people within the country--and the government's plan to take children from gay parents.. Maddow asks--perhaps morally acceptable--the question: What are we saying by NOT boycotting the Sochi Olympics..

The history of the Olympics has been fraught with failure, catastrophe.. controversy.. violence.. bombings.. hatred.. victory.. loss... statements on war, race, and most recently, lots and lots of sex in the Olympic village.. In China, we wondered if the air pollution was going to be so bad that our athletes would just die. Then China decided to control the weather.

In early years, some nations were not invited.
The Munich massacre took place at the 1972 summer Olympics..
Jimmy Carter…

The past, present, and future Olympic games: The Rings of Hitler to the radiation of Tokyo

Rachel Maddow used her bully pulpit on MSNBC to discuss the upcoming winter Olympics in Russia.. She is making a stand (and diametrically opposed to NBC in a marketing sense since that is the network that has the Olympic coverage)..  The stand is based on Russia's treatment of gay people within the country--and the government's plan to take children from gay parents.. Maddow asks--perhaps morally acceptable--the question: What are we saying by NOT boycotting the Sochi Olympics..

The history of the Olympics has been fraught with failure, catastrophe.. controversy.. violence.. bombings.. hatred.. victory.. loss... statements on war, race, and most recently, lots and lots of sex in the Olympic village.. In China, we wondered if the air pollution was going to be so bad that our athletes would just die. Then China decided to control the weather.

In early years, some nations were not invited.
The Munich massacre took place at the 1972 summer Olympics..
Jimmy Carter issued a boycott …

Ison lives: On that 'comet of the century'..

Comet ISON is doing quite well, actually.. Some thought by now there'd be lots of waters doused on the fires of hope that our early winter night sky would be alive with the signs of a comet from the beginning of the universe.. but the latest images of our soon-to-be-nighttime-friend show a comet doing quite fine.
This is an image from October 8 2013 taken by the Schulman 0.8 Telescope at the University of Arizona: 
Ison looks healthy to me..
The rumors that Ison died are clearly wrong.. The next test for the survival of this comet: The sun. It's going to have a close encounter on November 28, 2013.. Chances are it will live.. chances are it will die. No one is quite sure at this time what happens on November 29. The only sure bet that we have been told (over and over again) is that Earth has no chance of danger from Ison..  Although the most recent month has been alive with asteroids and meteors, and lights in the sky across the world. But Ison? Don't worry, the collective 't…

Ison lives: On that 'comet of the century'..

Comet ISON is doing quite well, actually.. Some thought by now there'd be lots of waters doused on the fires of hope that our early winter night sky would be alive with the signs of a comet from the beginning of the universe.. but the latest images of our soon-to-be-nighttime-friend show a comet doing quite fine.
This is an image from October 8 2013 taken by the Schulman 0.8 Telescope at the University of Arizona: 
Ison looks healthy to me..
The rumors that Ison died are clearly wrong.. The next test for the survival of this comet: The sun. It's going to have a close encounter on November 28, 2013.. Chances are it will live.. chances are it will die. No one is quite sure at this time what happens on November 29. The only sure bet that we have been told (over and over again) is that Earth has no chance of danger from Ison..  Although the most recent month has been alive with asteroids and meteors, and lights in the sky across the world. But Ison? Don't worry, the collective…

Yes this site looks different today

Your eyes do not deceive you.. the HORROR REPORT has changed its style .. for the first time in over a decade, mind you..
I debated for some time as to whether I should update the look.. Some may say it's not modern (and yes, if you followed another site I once had maybe you'll recognize the design)..
Some housekeeping points for the good of the disorder. You can follow the HORROR REPORT on Facebook ...You can follow the HORROR REPORT on Twitter..You can email me at Bryan@horrorreport.com
I'd love your thoughts, news links, questions, and most importantly at this moment, opinion about the 'design' of this site.. Better? Worse? Neither? Maybe I go 'minimalist,' as that seems to be (have been) the internet trend of the last ten minutes...

Yes this site looks different today

Your eyes do not deceive you.. the HORROR REPORT has changed its style .. for the first time in over a decade, mind you..
I debated for some time as to whether I should update the look.. Some may say it's not modern (and yes, if you followed another site I once had maybe you'll recognize the design)..
Some housekeeping points for the good of the disorder. You can follow the HORROR REPORT on Facebook ...You can follow the HORROR REPORT on Twitter..You can email me at Bryan@horrorreport.com
I'd love your thoughts, news links, questions, and most importantly at this moment, opinion about the 'design' of this site.. Better? Worse? Neither? Maybe I go 'minimalist,' as that seems to be (have been) the internet trend of the last ten minutes...

FREAKY FRIDAY: If BATMAN us boring, then you're boring. And other news from the world

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 2013
You may have noticed a bit of a change here.. The website is different, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. More on that later..
In the meantime: The happenings from the most happening place in the universe: Earth.
Soon we are going to miss the days when they only made us take our pants off.. TSA loudspeakers spoke up and say: STOP JOKING! Apparently travelers in Houston are going to be subjected to government messages over loudspeakers reminding them it's inappropriate to make remarks or jokes concerning security--and if they exhibit their freedom of speech they could be subject to arrest.. This is the United States of America.