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Freaky Friday headlines from around the world and beyond


The news:

"Ukraine in some sort of chaos" - not what Russia wants
Armed men take position at two airports in Crimea..
Russians occupy..
Another report says Ukrainians 'regain' airports from Russians..
Ukraine claims Russian invasion and asks for United States help..
Ukraine in 'some sort of chaos'..

My favorite Facebook weather source, the Weatherboy Weather posted an "OMG" over top of today's snowstorm forecast.. This is beginning to look like a long duration snow storm set to drop up to 20 inches or more in spots..  prepare now because by Monday all travel may be temporarily grounded.. The other concern may be ice if enough warmth spreads into the storm.. It's a March storm after all--and March storms typically produce heavy snow. In like a lion.. a cold, cold lion in winter.

Big British Brother is watching you:
A British spy agency has now been revealed to have been collecting webcam images from Yahoo users for years.. Stop laughing when you see someone put tape over their web cam..
And of course, "activists are 'shocked'" at the revelations. Really..? At this point shocked?

Winter continues to lag.. it may also leave slowly..

Navy sailors suffering pain and ailments after Fukushima response.. 
But nothing to fear, Navy sailors.. Apparently smoking is worse than the radiation, so says a FORBES editorial about the disaster..  I am sure the author means well. Right? I'd be interesting how tied in with nuclear energy he is.. Nonetheless, the NOT DANGEROUS radiation will be making it to the West Coast by April..  Also the not dangerous scenario playing out at Fukushima is getting a little less dangerous as warnings sound that clean up pumps stopped working. Nothing to see here. The FORBES science author said so..

Figures don't lie bit the liars will figure: 30,000 Washington state students are homeless--50% more than six years ago.

Steak houses.. beach resorts.. golf.. the good life. The FABULOUS life of your legislator.. 

CBS news affiliate in Texas reports that one area may begin serving up recycled sewer water due to drought conditions!

Beautiful Northern Lights appear in Preston, UK..

The most amazingly awful but hilarious photo op of the year.. 

It's a new world: A survey says that Americans would give up TV before the Internet.. I am with that one..

Bret Easton Ellis and FOX developing a Manson murder series..

Should movie Jesuses be sexy? This is the important and hard hitting question being asked by CNN..

Jimmy Kimmel, Iron Man, Max
Great video.. amazing story: Jimmy Kimmel brought to tears by a 7-year-old battling brain cancer..  

Common sense from the FDA thanks to Michelle Obama: Food labels may finally be realistic as to how Americans eat.. enough with the 'serving size' nonsense that shades the calories in a favorable way.. a more honest food label is coming.

The famed (AND REAL!) Doomsday Seed Vault has added 20,000 more crops from 100 nations to the already 800,000 stock ..

At The Movies: The hosts of the ABC show often champion independent Australian films, but not Wolf Creek 2
Horror movie controversy in Australia.. two famed movie critics from down under refused to review a horror flick WOLF CREEK 2..  And now as a result, star from the movie John Jarratt took aim at the 'elitist' critics for their refusal to acknowledge the movie.. 
I am actually somewhat laughing at the image of the critics, Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton. Stratton looks identical to the man who does my taxes every year.. I hope I don't take this movie review refusal out on him in 2015..

I have really never liked horror movies based on true stories.. they seem a little over the top, often. And in this matter, perhaps insensitive and tacky.. Sony has just bought the rights to a horror movie based on the death of Elisa Lam in Los Angeles in 2013.. You may remember recent stories about Lam in the news. She was the student who was found dead in the water tank of then famed and cursed Cecil Hotel--for two weeks hotel visitors were complaining of a smell and taste in the water, later they found Lam's body. In recent months, a surveillance video from the elevator in the hotel was made famous because it seemed to show Lam acting odd moments before she supposedly entered the roof area and somehow got into a high and secured water tank.. The coroner ruled the death to be accidental. Not an accident is SONY making profits off of the death of the innocent young woman. 

Minecraft heads to the big screen..

The behind the scenes truth at the Oscars..

"Church" of Scientology lashes out against Leah Remini..

Katy Perry edits DARK HORSE video after accusations of blasphemy. A petition was signed by thousands saying that the video was offensive to Muslims. The name of Allah has been removed from the footage.. For those keeping track of the footage removal: The Illuminati messages are still in it..

Marvel's ANT MAN gets new cast member: Patrick Wilson of WATCHMEN fame..

The top reasons you should try lucid dreaming.. (It still hasn't worked for me despite practice, instead I sleep listening to either Clyde Lewis or Dave Schrader..)

Meet the 4-year-old with amazing psychic powers..

How to stop giving a f^%k as to what people think of you.. first and foremost thing to remember: No one really cares and people are too busy on smart phones to actually have a thought lasting for more than a second.. With that.. I bid you a fine Friday. Check back for more updates as they happen..
Be safe..



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…


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.