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Friday facts: The happenings from the earth and beyond

A collection of news, horrors, tales of demise, and true accounts of imperative problems taking place on the planet Earth..

Read and weep.
Promises to keep..
Hold you head high..
The end is not nigh.

Ebola is spreading.. some scary math portends that the spread of the disease is going to continue..

I want to thank readers who have been sending me THIS LINK for a few days now.. The headine is: EBOLA VACCINE ONLY WORKS ON WHITE PEOPLE. To those who believe this article, please understand what the website is: PARODY. The information is wrong. It's a joke. IT's not real. And you fell or it. And with the amount of times I have seen the article shared, apparently a whole lot of people fell for it. There is one thing I have learned online after 14 years of this website.. it's to check sources. Actually a triple check method is good. If you find an article, get the source of the information..after getting that source, find the source for the source. And finally, go and search for other articles that have some frame of reference to one of the many sources, and a site you can actually trust. When all else fails, read the legal disclaimer on a website. There you will find the "this is for entertainment purposes only" information. Sorry.. a little angry when I constantly see this bogus joke site being credited as having newsworthy information--and typically, quite frankly, racists are the ones sharing it.

This seems to be a true and honest justifiable person to claim the honor of having a Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai..Well earned.

The Koreas are at it again.. this time gunfire has been exchanged. There is also some mysterious questions being asked: Where did Lil Kim go? Kim Jong UN, the boy leader of one of the most deadliest regimes in the world, is gone. Where?? Who is in charge? Questions..questions..questions. No answers, but gunfire and constant threats of a re-ignition of a Korean conflict are always there.

At the young age of 57, Jan Hooks, a Saturday Night LIVE veteran, dies..Her agent confirmed the death. No further details were provided at the time it was released.. Her career has been inactive for several years.

While this may be good news for some of the people who still think that UNDER THE DOME has a semblance of entertainment value, it does not affect me much: I will not be watching the third season. Nonetheless, UNDER THE DOME has been renewed for another crapfest of shows, it will return to us in the summer of 2015. The TV adaptation of Stephen King's book has gone under the dome itself, with each show becoming worse than the one before.. We have been given a large heap of nonsense. CBS calls it entertainment, they attempt cliffhangers with poor dialogue and even worse acting. For those who love it, they get another set of episodes. Enjoy the garbage you're fed, sheeple.

HORROR in Hollywood makes a comeback. ANNABELLE has helped.. some other movies coming may inspire more creativity, too.. Horror is not dead. But hopefully the dreadful drought of good movies is.

NEW YORK TIMES reviews AMERICAN HORROR STORY..
A
s for me, despite my best intention on giving the show a chance, I just didn't like it. Minus a few freaky scenes, I found it dull and unconvincing .. Maybe as time goes, it will improve. At this point, I may have already given up on it, much to the chagrin of some friends who are telling me how wrong I am.
Speaking of freaky scenes, here is one:  Though there is some debate as far as whether the premise of the clown killer from AHS was copied off of something else, clearly for modern entertainment and clown haters, this scene takes the take as the worst way to end a date..

Finally, at least finally with this update, here's a little history lesson on how clowns became scary. Good article, but I just want to reinforce what clowns really symbolize: Their noses swelled, their eyes darkened, their skin pale white, their feet and hands swollen up, and their outfit colorful. They symbolize death itself, the signs of death are upon them, and their attire is to mock the darkness. That is why they are scary. Because deep down, even if we did not meet Death yet, we know the signs and symbols.. Clowns are just that: The personification of the child eater, the pedophile, and the deeply disturbing corpse look.  That is why you fear them.. That is why, even if they make you laugh, their very presence makes you feel just a wee bit uncomfortable..



 

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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.

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.