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The freakin' weekend here..
Enjoy the time you have.
Before rolling through the day, here's a few headlines of importance from the world at large..

Wars and rumors of war: Israel strikes Gaza mosque..

Ghost tours on steroids in Kentucky, as developers are going to turn an old tuberculosis hospital where thousands of people died into a hotel and convention center.. It's called the Waverly Hills. The official website for the attraction calls it the most haunted place on earth. That's quite a statement--but undoubtedly lots and lots of people would book their rooms and love to stay for a weekend.. Here is the Waverly Hills Sanitorium Facebook page..

On a site note, turning former hospitals of death and distress into haunted locations for profit has not been something I typically favor. I wrote a scathing article on Pennhrust last year .. Looking back, perhaps I wasn't completely fair to them, or others who do the same, as long as the owners preserve the history of the location and respect the dead. . But deep down, there's something in my that tingles when I hear of a location where so much grief occurred will now be a place for people wearing ridiculous outfits to go and have a 'fun night out' .. I will stop now or this will turn into another lenghtly post..

 

CDC, what the hell are you doing? First the mishandling of anthrax and now the bird flu? Some may say you're doing it on purpose..

For anyone paying any attention to the Atlantic City scene, there's something very important happening: Casinos are shutting down. The unheard of fact is becoming very commonplace, the elderly are drying up (no pun intended) and the tourism is suffering. Plus casinos in Pennsylvania, right near me, now attract those seniors who once went on three hour bus tours to the Jersey shore.. The latest casino to close looks to be Trump Plaza--and this is the fourth! There's something inside my that wonders if Atlantic City will become the next Asbury Park.. Towering but vacant buildings, a beach with no one on ..The once fabled Atlantic City is currently in free-fall form .. And summer business is bad. Maybe it's time for Bruce Springsteen to write a new song.

Ain't that America.. I missed this story when it was published in June by the Washington POST but it's just as important now: Massachusetts SWAT teams claim they’re private corporations, immune from open records laws.. That's a big deal.. and just awful if they win.

42% of Millennials claim they are socialists. But only 16% of them know what it means. The ignorance, the arrogance, the stupidity .. America was once great. Now it's a cheap date for other nations that will look for resources and real estate. The dumbing down is not happening, current time.. it happened.



Cleveland goes wild after it's announced LeBron James would be returning to the Cavaliers.. You know, the same fans who burned his jersey years ago? Who hated him? They love him. Meanwhile the world burns, and Americas are busy caring about soon to be washed up basketball players earning millions more a second than most humans.. Here's a video from CNN asking people on the street what they think about Lebron. I bet most would have not been able to answer one question about Syria, Israel, Ukraine, or the emerging police state in the United States.

A scandal is brewing in Hollywood: Pixar's Ed Catmull has emerged as a prime player in a wage fixing scandal..

Good historical account of what would have happened if the United States would have avoided involvement in World War I..

Monsanto herbicide linked to fatal kidney disease epidemic..



Could 99 days of Facebook freedom make you happy? A new campaign suggests that a hiatus from the social network will do your body good..

AMAZON seeking permission for drone tests..

Thomas Erdelyi, better known to the world as Tommy Ramone, passed away late Friday night at his home, where he had been receiving hospice care due to bile duct cancer. He was 62 years old...



I have been finding a lot of gems of horror movies on NETFLIX recently.. apparently I am not the only one.. Here's a listing of good horror sleepers on the service. Even a mention of ZOMBIE ASS: TOILET OF THE DEAD.. that one I didn't try yet.

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New Year's Eve.. Rockin' without Dick Clark in '13

Welcome to the final minutes of the year 2012. Yes. Already. It was so looked forward to, and it is ending so quickly...

It's minus Dick Clark this year, though. And that is notable. Fergie is showering ABC viewers tonight in the pre-game with Dick Clark related footage. Donna Summers is playing while the Doors are swaying. Yes, it's a stroll down amnesia lane in the fast lane. Dick Clarkless 2013. No countdown with the master of Times Square this year.

The show goes on, of course. With Ryan Seacrest to help. Before Seacrest will be 'out' there will be a number of events that occur. A massive ball will drop in Times Square. Revelers will kiss their hearts out.. then race for port-a-potties and their hotel rooms. Maybe stop by a pub and have a cup of cheer..

All around the world, the events are taking place. Some places on Earth are already 2013. The Pope will have a homily about how peace could be achieved. Fireworks will fly high into the night sky.. People will embrace …

Neve Campbell laments her post-SCREAM life: I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies

Neve Campbell Confirms Her 'Scream' Notoriety Inspired Her Decision to Leave Hollywood »

“I needed a minute. In my 20s, it all hit so fast and so big that it was a little overwhelming,” Campbell shared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. “Wonderful, obviously, and I’m very grateful for it, but it got to a level, also, where the kinds of things that I was being offered were not the things I wanted to do. I was constantly being offered horror films, because I was known for horror films, or bad romantic comedies.”

And this week she will be jumping out of building with the Rock in theaters ..

All 'scream queens' have gone through a period of confusion, denial.. acceptance. And now for Jamie Lee Curtis 40 years after her introduction to movies via being chased by killer Michael Myers, she is back for a final round.. 
Just as Campbell came home for the final SCREAM..