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A Black Friday news collection

Here are the briefs and long reads to know about, now that your turkey induced coma has wore off and you're most likely caffeinated as hell for your shopping steam roll.. First take a deep breath and enjoy your worldview. Or maybe get it shattered by facts ..

The news:

Marcel-Lehel Lazar, a.k.a Guccifer, tormented various celebrities with no special skills beyond what he had picked up on the web.
The New York TIMES has an interesting profile running on Marcel-Lehel Lazar, otherwise known as the hacker GUCCIFER. 
 He caused chaos and heartache to all of those who he stole the emails of.. The New York TIMES also mentions one other Guccifer prediction that may scare your Christmas socks off: A 2015 nuclear attack in Chicago and an unnamed city in Pennsylvania.. Many are discounting that as conspiracy lunacy, while others may be getting their iodine ready..

There is some perspective on Black Friday today courtesy of a YouTube video that compares shoppers in 1983 and today.
Needless to say, our animal instincts have kicked in to high gear and we are acting like hunters in ancient times again. The 1980s outfits were more colorful, too.. why do we all dress in black anymore? SO drab and boring, so morose and melancholy. Let's pep this experience up, zombies! IT'S CHRISTMASTIME!

More on the shopping sensation: Mark Dice is back again with his annual tradition: Dressing up like Santa and shaming shoppers. It works.


Ebay has sent out an urgent message to any of its sellers: The IRS wants you to pay your taxes.. 
 You must pay Uncle Sam if you sell that old junk inn your closet. So ifs ands or buts .. You've been warned.

 Again! The sunspot is back has been renamed active region 12192..It looks like quite a dangerous sunspot capable of producing flares.. be aware. You can choose between or for your best viewing of news in relation to the sun..

Ferguson protests are not done yet.. they have moved from the streets of fire into the stores of chaos on Black Friday.. 


There have been some very interesting cautionary tales of WIFI over the past few years.. this new story from the UK DAILY MAIL offers up some more food for thought: Is WIFI causing headaches? And pain? It profiles a person who has EHS.. Do you?

Remember the SLENDERMAN case? The girls who stabbed another just to summons their master? According to the lawyer, one of the girls who stabbed the other still believes SLENDERMAN is real.

The horror movie BABADOOK is getting some more attention.. the latest from NPR, which gives it high praise.. It is noteworthy, and mentioned in the article, that this movie is scoring nearly a 100% high rating on ROTTEN TOMATOES, coming in at 97.. that's amazing, it's a score that is difficult to get to on that site or any other.. this movie is going to be one of the greatest horror movies ever seen by those who choose to see it..

Here is another story about BABODOOK from ROLLING STONE, which says that filmmaker Jennifer Kent took a story of an imaginary creature stalking a mother and her son and created the 'scariest movie of the year' .. 

You know who Megan Fox is. But do you know the other Megan Fox? Thanks to the Internet (and a friend of mine who found her on my behalf) she is making the rounds in a viral fashion. She compares a can of Coke to evolution.. she visits a museum and mocks science. And she reviews cloth diapers. Get ready Megan Fox for the real Megan Fox..

REAL WORLD star dead at 29.. choked on his own vomit after a night of partying..

The UK METRO profiles the story of the 'tragic history' of the REAL WORLD in light of Ryan Knight death..

FILE - In this Sunday, April 6, 2014, file photo, singer Scott Stapp, of the band Creed, performs solo in concert at Soundstage, in Baltimore. In a video posted on his Facebook page, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, Stapp said he is broke and living in a hotel. Stapp said he had been living in his truck and had no money for gas or food. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
CREED frontman says he's broke..
 .. "Right now, I'm living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there's been a couple of weeks where I had to live in my truck"

Shia Labeouf makes wild rape claim: "One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for 10 minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me, then walked out with her lipstick smudged to her awaiting boyfriend, who I image was quite hurt by it. All this happened in front of hundreds of people. It was really terrible"

Roseanne Barr offers graphic joke about Bill Cosby on Twitter.. takes it down. Regrets taking it down as controversy erupts..




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 …

A dog eat dog afterlife

I read a somewhat moving article on HUFF PARANORMAL about a man who lost his pet dog.. In death, he sought to find the animal’s spirit.. His method was to use a smoke bomb and camera.. The author of the article is sure that he saw the face of his beloved deceased pet on the foggy image..
Before you laugh and mock, there’s two things to note.. First off, science can explain so much. But there’s a cutoff when science stops.. At least at this point. Logic may say that this image is just smoke within smoke.. For for the believer when faith, it’s something more. And science by no means can explain even a morsel of faith., And secondly– perhaps this would be more for pet owners– who didn’t lose an animal and feel the presence of that same beloved pet after death? And even more, I have known a handful of people that claimed per visitation from an afterlife.. In my own circumstance, I fondly remember seeing my dog Newt walk by my door. It was after he died. I had a witness– he saw it but years l…