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Sunday morning came down



Another Sunday morning coming down..
This week’s version of the Sunday morning sidewalk news and information review comes with Johnny Cash’s version as the soundtrack..

I would love to know how many people consider Sunday the beginning of a week or the end of one? Or perhaps that loose end that somehow ties two together..?

I frankly never considered Sunday a day at all.. At school age, it was just a series of hours that created a monster of nervous stomach pains and headaches as the dreadful witching hour of school on Monday came closer.. As I aged, and work began, I still disliked it. But now in a world where we are constantly connected, and at times weekends don’t feel like time off anymore, it just has morphed into a dull set of moments. However, as a parent, I see my own child thinking about Monday morning day care.. and the cycle begins all over again.

Speaking of cycles, the 24 hours news cycle has left some entrails along the information superhighway for all of us to enjoy and read. So read at your own peril.. make sure you listen to the Cash sing about the magic Sunday as you traverse the news.


More news coming from the volcano in Japan that suddenly erupted.. Ash rained down on climbers.. some met their fate.. others thought they would but lived.. The volcano has yet to cause any disruptions to air traffic..

More than 12,000 people have been forcibly evacuated in the Philippines as seismologists raise alert over the potential eruption..

Earth shaking news from California as the Mammoth earthquake swarm happening now is the largest in a decade.. More than 600 in less than 36 hours. The magnitude ranged from 1.0 to 3.8..

Two American citizens beaten and tortured to death by Mexican Cartel..


We did not hear much about Fukushima on news as of late.. a big part of me knows that’s on purpose.. But just before your mind idles away from the story, here’s some new information: A worker from Fukushima said “All sorts of troubles going on in plant” and employees wear disguises over fear of retaliation..

I have implored people to follow Seph Lawless, an amazing photographer who sets out across the nation to photograph abandoned places.. This morning, Lawless said that he is working with the makers of BATMAN VS SUPERMAN to find some good locations that are abandoned to film scenes for that movie. I am sure any one of us could figure out a place in our own town to share with him.. the nation’s abandoned infrastructure is sad.. But it certainly makes for good filming locations for movies like that..


Some local news from my own state, my own county.. In Shenandoah PA, there were three fires last night with reports that a fourth was also started.. along with that, rumors in nearby towns that a firebug was being sought by police.. If it was a firebug, hope is they get him or her fast.. Also some more news from Pennsylvania.. the massive search for Eric Frein continues.. Police activity picked up Saturday night in the Poconos but there has yet to be any real clear evidence that cops are on a hot trail. Police searched an abandoned hotel for him.. Also there is a report that Frein tried to call his parents. I frankly still believe the bear ate him possibility exists.. according to PPL Electric, the provider of electricty in Price Township, at least 80 people lost power at 7pm Saturday night.. Police activity picked up immediately.. Power was restored a few hours later. While it may have nothing at all to do with Frein, and simply an act of nature as a tree fell on a line, you could imagine how it would create an air of tension of fear as the skilled assassin is on the loose as darkness falls over a community..

One more from the Keystone State: No immediate winners in PA politics after the porn email scandal broke in the state’s Capitol this week..

Abuse still goes on: Pope Francis removes Scranton Bishop who promoted abusive priest..

20-year-old Pete Davidson celebrated as the new face of Saturday Night LIVE after season opener last night..

Sex drive stunted: The British are losing their libito..

The first trailer for BABADOOK revealed.. It looks intense.


And finally at this hour, MILEY continues to be Miley.. this time spicing things up with a penis nose at her latest concert.. Pop culture continues to sink like a hot knife in butter.

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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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