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The insane clown posse

Remember the story from Northampton that would pose under streetlights at night and walk down lonely roads with balloons? He became an internet sensation in the UK and throughout the world.. 

Either a copy cat is in the works in New York City OR a yet another publicity stunt is brewing for a horror movie.. 

As the New York DAILY NEWS reports, a 'creepy clown' has been spotted around Staten Island and is spooking residents of the borough. 

This clown, unlike the UK version, is dressed somewhat exactly like Pennywise the dancing clown from Stephen King's classic IT book and TV movie.. 

The clown has been spotted and even some have said it looks like the famed "DOINK" from wrestling allure..

BUT... this is the latest on the oddity: There seems to be links between the people involved with this rash of clown sightings and a company called Lens Productions. 

Nonetheless, clowns are scary no matter why they show up.. Sure, they are marketed as kid-friendly balloon makers. But killers such as John Wayne Gacy sure don't help the reputation of clowns.

Also this: Clowns have freaked out people for ages and seem to represent death itself.. a pale face, ballooned up hands, a large red inflated nose.. 
All the norms of post-mortem corpses. 

And clowns..



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 …