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Weird Wednesday

The midweek meltdown is beginning. I am particularly tired this early morning, not sure if it's due to increased travel or perhaps increased radiation from Fukushima. I have a tin foil hat but it doesn't seem to fit any longer.. Maybe an upgrade needs to be made to the deluxe version.
Until that..
News and more news.. better and worse and even worse than that. Presented for your reading displeasure..

A space rock craze hits South Korea after a meteor shower.. The hunt is on for valuable souvenirs in a corner of the country.. There seems to be lots of meteors and asteroids these days..

The world seems to be talking a lot more about war--more than we should. And Washington's BLOG writes a great piece on how the media's reporting on Russia and Ukraine is just as bad it was about Iraq..  I completely concur with that premise..

On Ukraine/Crimea/Russia, a wrap:
Fear over war as a Ukrainian officer was killed at a military base in Simferopol..
Ukraine on armed alert as war fears grow..
Biden goes to Poland to 'reassure allies'..
Russia warns the west over Crimea sanctions..
Putin reclaims Crimea..

The newest NSA revelations say this: The surveillance program is able to go back in time replay your phone calls--recorded in a database for all snoops to hear..

People hold Snowden masks in Brasilia
The revelations about the NSA are on our newsfeeds  because of Edward Snowden. On Tuesday, Snowden remote controlled a robot from his undisclosed location and spoke to a TED audience. He said some more information--perhaps the most tantalizing yet--is coming..

Giant dust storms swallow part of Texas..

TIME (and lots of other sources) is laughing at 'conspiracy theories' that claim African Americans were injected with HIV.. While the HIV issue may be untrue, let's remember some facts about the past: The United States government injected people with plutonium.  The United States injected African Americans with syphilis..  So why is TIME magazine laughing at something--though perhaps untrue--that could be a logical conclusion given other famed injections from the past?

Greenland's glaciers are melting faster than anyone feared they would.. 

A sad end to a strange story.. you may recall a few weeks ago, the story of Walter Williams, 78, who woke up alive in a body bag in a morgue? Williams has now passed away--again.. This time, according to news reports on the death of Williams, his family is handling the death well, given the near death experience that made national headlines two weeks ago..

China: A worm lives in girl's throat for two months.. 

What we know so far about the newest STAR WARS movie..
Episode VII will feature some very familiar faces..
Timeline revealed..

Duke porn star hits the stage at NYC strip club
School's out! Duke porn star hits the stage in New York City.. Belle Knox wiggles her way across the stage at the famed Hell's Kitchen strip club.. She chose the song CHERRY PIE. I am sorry Ms. Foxy Knox, but I cannot hear CHERRY PIE now without thinking of the final scene of BAD GRANDPA.. Just ruins the moment now with laughter.. But good luck. No doubt you'll be the richest DUKE student ever..

Another bad omen for Miley Cyrus: The BANGERZ tour bus catches on fire! It 'burst into flames' .. MORE..

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News program accidentally flashes penis during news coverage of crash coverage!

Pennsylvania: Amish buggy hits an SUV twice and flees the scene!



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.