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2014's first case of the Mondays

MONDAY JANUARY 6 2014

I'm still trying to get used to writing '14 instead of the unlucky 13. That may take some time.. If you see the wrong year printed just let me know. But don't all years somehow blend together?
And now onto the news that matters..

Cold times: Newfoundland in massive blackout..

Searching for the Northern Lights in Alaska..

"Polar vortex" visiting the United States for a few days.. (but it will get warm by the weekend)

Canada getting hit by frost quakes..

Arctic owls seen in Florida!

The risk of a global super volcano eruption is greater than previously thought.. Yellowstone studied in depth..

60 MINUTES goes in depth on nature's ticking time bombs: Volcanoes..

A rite rises: Exorcists in the Catholic Church..

Remember big Bertha? She suddenly hit something under Seattle that halted the drilling machine. The 'mystery object' now turns out to be a tiny eight-inch pipe..

Motorola's big brother skin tattoo coming..

Noses and lips being cut, mass rape, and public rape; brutality against Afghan women is at a 'record level'..

Mutilated by a machete: The violence in the Central African Republic is getting worse.. and children are especially those feeling the horrors of war.. The story is very difficult to read. On Saturday night, I posted a link to a story regarding children being beheaded in the CAR on my personal Facebook page with the subtext: "While you were watching football." I got one comment and that was it. Zippo. We need to stop ignoring Africa.. Especially when tiny innocent children are being hunted like dogs ..

Scientists 'baffled' by white spots showing up on cows around Fukushima..

Duct tape being used on leaking Fukushima water tanks..


Large sinkhole shows up in UK..

Indonesia'a Sinabung volcano erupted 50 times on Saturday..

Merkel perkel: Pelvis smashed during skiing accident..

Ariel Sharon's body will continue to deteriorate, according to the hospital where it's at.. He has been in a deep coma since 2006.. He is now 85, and remains in a critical state..
Sharon will not improve without a 'miracle'..

A cold United States went to the movies this weekend.. they were not looking for scares, though.. FROZEN beat PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5..I never gave a January release of a horror film much promise.. although there was one gem from a decade ago that did very well in January, DARKNESS FALLS. But a fifth sequel is certainly not original enough to score..

Here is a very interesting story from SALON.COM about Ronald Reagan and his constantly chipper mood.. According to the SALON article, Reagan's optimism was shaped by Manly P. Hall, a famed occult thinker..

Facts about how much time people spend on social networks..

13 horror movies to watch on Netflix--while you still can..

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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.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …

The interesting tale of Joe Weller's sex prank line getting haunted

Joe Weller’s sex line prank video was seen by more than 2.5 million people when it was posted back in March.

It involved Joe trolling alleged sex workers over the phone – but some viewers spotted something creepy happening.
In the background, a piece of gym equipment with a handle begins to swing back and forward.

“It continues to swing in a way that if someone pushed it, it would have stopped,” he said in a recent video addressing the claims.