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How seemingly apropos for Ebola to strike, deep in the heart of Texas, just as the season of the witch begins.. Halloween is a time for fear, costumes, and wild assertions that the veil between the here and there is thinning. In Texas, at a hospital, the veil is quite thin right now..  Undoubtedly protective Halloween costumes of a real sort are being used in connection with the unnamed man who returned home from Liberia. We don’t know what he was doing there, and we don’t know why he went, but we certainly know he was in a hotspot of death and the cruel nature of humanity.. Ebola has ripping parts of Liberia to shreds..

In America, we pride ourselves we rarity when it comes to disease outbreak.. we vaccine our children from the moment they are seconds old.. Some also do their finest to ostracize parents who don’t go down the same adventurous vaccine highway. That’s why when diseases pop up, like the latest respiratory virus and polio-like paralysis hitting kids, we get freaked.

I will be interested to see how we deal with Ebola.

Unless this goes airborne—we should all pray it does not mutate into a monster of that nature—we can control Ebola in the United States. Even Nigeria is able toebolawecandoit end their outbreak, so we can too.. It will take common sense.

Now instead of immigration being front and center on Texas news stations, Ebola has taken over.. Today, a Houston radio station is giving listeners and readers online some safety tips.. everything from washing your hands to ending your practice of eating bush meat. Also avoid traveling to places that have an Ebola outbreak. Also steer clear of the bodily fluids of people who are suffering from the later stages of Ebola.

Let’s be clear: The doctors who returned to the United States with Ebola have now been immersed back into civilization without it. Healing is possible.. The death rate is often higher in countries that have less development.

Last night I heard about a village in Liberia that slaughtered aid workers because, when the workers showed up to inform people how to properly wash hands, the villagers assumed they were from satanic origins and coming with the disease to kill them.

That will not happen in the United States, or developed places in Africa.

It will take some faith in humanity—and luck, luck in the sense that, to repeat an earlier statement, this does not go airborne. If that should happen, the game changes again.

I will be fascinated to see how the public devours the latest news. There is no more talk of “when it happens here.” It did. Even Chris Matthews took an indirect shot at the man who once gave him shivers down his legs by saying  'Obama Said It Was Unlikely. It Has Happened. It's Here'There are things that even the Presidents cannot control. Disease outbreak is one of them.

Will the populace panic?
With the citizens weep?
Will we wash our hands?
What company will we keep?

Will the news cause fear?
Will the events displace?
What else will we hear?
Hope no medical disgrace.

Ebola is on our shores,
It’s been over there before,
The world has gone on,
America’s an open door.

So now we join the world,
In disease and natural scars,
So don’t run and hide,
And least this isn’t SARS.

Happy hand washing, America.




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..