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Saturday morning cartoons: A collection of news briefs from the world and beyond

The holiday purge is over. Food is eaten and those leftovers just don't look appetizing anymore.. do they? For my they stopped being attractive to my senses on Thursday night when I had me third helping of turkey and fixins'..

In the world at large, some news can be consider leftovers.. Here's what I think matters to me, and perhaps should to you, as well. Presented in link form. Click on what you want and you can go away.

People protesting a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. temporarily shut down the Galleria mall in Richmond Heights 10 miles away.

Shopping in Ferguson and St Louis were affected by large protests over the Michael Brown shooting.. It led to arrests and even mall closures..
ne rallying call being heard in some places on Black Friday: No justice, No profit. The protesters can't stop the steamrolling profit of online stores, though.. Amazon smashed Black Friday sales yesterday with their busiest day of the year. And if you're a protester, how do you stop online retail?

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Could BABADOOK be the horror movie of the year? So many mainstream sources do the impossible: Positively review a horror movie..

Check this out: An Air Canada passenger has captured the moment a screw came loose from the plane, struck a propeller, and lodged itself in a window.. Wonder why I don't fly?

Clyde Lewis made a good point about this photo on his Facebook page. Check out the number of media whores taking a shot of the fight over this product in a UK mall.. It would almost look staged to me..

Escape Dead Island Shining Carpet Reference
There is an Easter egg in the game ESCAPE DEAD ISLAND--and an homage to Kubrick's version of THE SHINING

Cable is dying. Some predict that by 2030 it will be completely dead.. Here is an article that is detailing how streaming is taking over our lives and pop culture. And this is one future shock I am in favor of.. Cable and DirectTV and all the like give us a plate full of garbage.. the crap that is broadcast so often us unneeded. I have one friend who has completely gone off the grid known as cable, and only streams.. He's perfectly fine with that.  Netflix and Hulu are the way to go.. in the next 20 years, we will also have more options when it comes to streaming.. Cable will indeed by dead by 2030.

People are really, really excited over the new trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.

Thanksgiving 2014 box office: The HUNGER GAMES is ruling over the crowd.. $11.1 mil on Thanksgiving..

Benedict Cumberbatch speaks: Stop taking selfies.

In 2005, Bill Cosby made a deal with the NATIONAL ENQUIRER to block a story from a woman claiming he raped her.. But in the weeks recent, Cosby's real fate was sealed.. The deal didn't matter after more than  one woman said the same thing about him..

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5 (sigh) getting a 3D release..

What scares AMERICAN HORROR STORY actor Michael Chiklis? Every script of the show..


And finally, check out this video:

Whoever posted it would like you to believe it is a flying horse in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. There are a ton of theories already online, including the possibility that it is a balloon which looks like a horse. Others who cannot discern properly are quoting scripture .. But what is clear is this: Pigs cannot fly, nor can horses. Someone needs to go back to the drawing board and get a better horse. Or maybe it was a drone in a horse's body? Whatever it was, it's comic relief for your Saturday morning..
Either that or the end times are upon us..




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 …

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.