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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8 2014

Call it Saturday morning's main events..
News of the world! And beyond!


You do what you got to do: A bobsledder from team USA, locked in a bathroom, does what he can to break out.. And then he tweeted the damages he made to the world..


2014: The year of the horse.. and horses were used, of course, to open the Sochi games..

Your smart phone can change your well being--they make you more vulernable to work related exhaustion..

Children asked very personal questions in school, parents angered.. The game was called "Cross the Line." Questions that were asked included whether their parents drink alcohol, or if anyone from their family was in jail...

Some worthwhile news about the Super Bowl ads..


AOL is slashing 401K benefits--because of two young women who gave birth to sick babies!
If you don't believe that headline, read some more in depth: AOL's chief executive Tim Armstrong made the call on the benefits after the sick kids issue.. Armstrong, who now may have secured his one way ticket to hell, said this: "We had two AOL-ers that had distressed babies that were born that we paid a million dollars each to make sure those babies were OK in general. And those are the things that add up into our benefits cost. So when we had the final decision about what benefits to cut because of the increased healthcare costs, we made the decision, and I made the decision, to basically change the 401(k) plan"


If you're in the loser's club, the Pope is your leader..

No rest for the weary: US 'troubled' after American jailed in North Korea is forced to return to hard labor camp..

Michio Kaku warns on Fukushima.. And so few are listening..

White House placed in lockdown after man tries to jump the fence..

It all started with a Pennsylvania contractor.. and led to millions of TARGET customers getting their ID stolen.. From the AP: "The hackers who stole millions of debit and credit card numbers from Target's computer systems may have gained access by first infiltrating the network of a western Pennsylvania heating and refrigeration contractor."

A snowstorm set for next week may actually signify a beginning to spring..

Another bird flu death in China..

Chinese moon rover set to freeze..

A pastor and his wife think that a ghostly figured appeared behind them in a photograph..

An emotional private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman..


Everything is political: FOX BUSINESS host calls new LEGO MOVIE 'anti business'..
AICN: Positive review for LEGO MOVIE..

Review: Is the LEGO MOVIE really that good?

He made someone else's day: Clint Eastwood saves the life of a choking PGA tour official!


Miley rides a giant sausage..

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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.

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