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Perhaps now we are seeing why ROTTEN TOMATOES didn't release JUSTICE LEAGUE ratings until opening day: The numbers are weak. Scoring below 40%..

4058 THEATERS STRONG FOR 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' OPENING

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday night live

Blast back to 1995.. things weren't all that great but the tomorrows were as bad as they seemed. 
And Oasis was king.
For a day.
Some might say..
Saturday night live! A blast from the past to the band that people predicted would become the next ‘Beetles’ but never did.

Saturday night live

Blast back to 1995.. things weren't all that great but the tomorrows were as bad as they seemed. 
And Oasis was king.
For a day.
Some might say..
Saturday night live! A blast from the past to the band that people predicted would become the next ‘Beetles’ but never did.

Saturday afternoon shaking in LA

Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Rowland Heights; felt over wide area »

A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon one mile from Rowland Heights, according to the U.S. Geological Survey . The temblor occurred at 2:32 p.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles. (It was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude.)
This is after the Friday night 5.1.. and last week’s 4.4…
Seems to be a harbinger of something else coming.. 
This was the largest aftershock yet.
Or perhaps the second largest ‘foreshock’ of a bigger one on the way..

Saturday afternoon shaking in LA

Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Rowland Heights; felt over wide area »

This is after the Friday night 5.1.. and last week’s 4.4…
Seems to be a harbinger of something else coming.. 
This was the largest aftershock yet.
Or perhaps the second largest ‘foreshock’ of a bigger one on the way..

Teenage mutant ninja summer: Megan Fox and her half shells


Get ready for heroes in a half shell. My son is already enthralled by the minute plus trailer for the NINJA TURTLES movie with Megan Fox coming out this summer.. Although I have read a few sources that are not as excited as today's youth are with the Michael Bay rethink of the TURTLES..
And others are providing harsh commentary on Megan Fox' abilities to transform into April O'Neill. The only thing I really noted about the trailer was the lack of substance, but instead the reliance on big action bombs and blasts and Megan Fox's face. Not three seconds of the trailer went by without seeing Megan Fox ..

It seems that every time the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES come around, they get bigger. This one is no different. It appears that Michael Bay made them absolutely huge, as though they were steroid-using weight lifting heroes in a half shell .. Maybe too big?

As a student of the 1980s and 90s, the cartoon featured turtles who were short and fun.. As a matter of fact, even April O'Neill was taller than them. Not this go around, though.. Michael Bay made them ugly and huge.. They looked more like alligators than turtles.
And Megan Fox looks more like Megan Fox than April.
And Michael Bay looks like Michael Bay.

But does TMNT look more like Pearl Harbor than a hit?

Will Megan Fox be all thumbs?

Will the new imagined turtles scare kids?

Time will tell, this summer...

The trailer here:


Teenage mutant ninja summer: Megan Fox and her half shells


Get ready for heroes in a half shell. My son is already enthralled by the minute plus trailer for the NINJA TURTLES movie with Megan Fox coming out this summer.. Although I have read a few sources that are not as excited as today's youth are with the Michael Bay rethink of the TURTLES..
And others are providing harsh commentary on Megan Fox' abilities to transform into April O'Neill. The only thing I really noted about the trailer was the lack of substance, but instead the reliance on big action bombs and blasts and Megan Fox's face. Not three seconds of the trailer went by without seeing Megan Fox ..

It seems that every time the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES come around, they get bigger. This one is no different. It appears that Michael Bay made them absolutely huge, as though they were steroid-using weight lifting heroes in a half shell .. Maybe too big?

As a student of the 1980s and 90s, the cartoon featured turtles who were short and fun.. As a matter of fact, even April O'Neill was taller than them. Not this go around, though.. Michael Bay made them ugly and huge.. They looked more like alligators than turtles.
And Megan Fox looks more like Megan Fox than April.
And Michael Bay looks like Michael Bay.

But does TMNT look more like Pearl Harbor than a hit?

Will Megan Fox be all thumbs?

Will the new imagined turtles scare kids?

Time will tell, this summer...

The trailer here:


The LA panics: 9:11 in the city

When the 4.4 quake struck Southern California days ago, experts said that it would be just beginning of a bigger one..
And now, with a 5.1 shaking Los Angeles directly, people are hoping that that is the biggest they will be hit with..

The earthquake struck at 9:11 Friday night just as the night life began--panic ensued .. While no major damages occurred from the shake, it only did more to rattle the nerves and spirits of the people of the City of Angels, off the Pacific..

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Orange County.. the USGS said that hours before the bigger 5.1, a 3.6 hit in same area.

This is how the initial AP dispatch read shortly after the events of Friday night:
Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles area. The U.S. Geological Survey originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3. It said the Friday quake struck at about 9:11 p.m. and was centered near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. About an hour earlier, a 3.6 quake hit nearby in the city of La Habra. There were no immediate reports of damage.
Officials say this was an unusual sequence of events--especially with the 3.6 before and then the larger 5.1 after..

After the bigger earthquake hit, there were aftershocks lasting throughout the night in the same locations.

One reporter at MASHABLE even noted that since the quake occurred after 9pm, thousands of people undoubtedly felt it while they were sitting in theater seats watching NOAH battle the flood.. One Tweet remarked that they thought the theater had advanced to 4D, and that the quake struck right as the flood hit in the movie..

The word in the streets in LA, and undoubtedly the bars and clubs where people may have been subdued, the 'big one' is coming. News accounts have warned over the past month that a large quake is coming to California and that a 'bigger one' than any recently is due..

There has not been a strong earthquake in the area since the mid 1990s.. that may be changing with the recent series of tremors ..


NBC Los Angeles has a series of images showcasing the damages from last night's quake--they are plenty by their are really minor compared to what would have happened during a big one. The good news from the images is that it seems those most busy with the 'cleanup' will be stock boys in grocery stores--much much better than search and rescue teams combing rubble.

And as always, should you be one of those worried souls like I am thinking the 'big one' is just around the corner, here's live quake cam in LA. You never know when the needle will begin to bounce..

The LA panics: 9:11 in the city

When the 4.4 quake struck Southern California days ago, experts said that it would be just beginning of a bigger one..
And now, with a 5.1 shaking Los Angeles directly, people are hoping that that is the biggest they will be hit with..

The earthquake struck at 9:11 Friday night just as the night life began--panic ensued .. While no major damages occurred from the shake, it only did more to rattle the nerves and spirits of the people of the City of Angels, off the Pacific..

The epicenter of the earthquake was in Orange County.. the USGS said that hours before the bigger 5.1, a 3.6 hit in same area.

This is how the initial AP dispatch read shortly after the events of Friday night:
Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles area. The U.S. Geological Survey originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3. It said the Friday quake struck at about 9:11 p.m. and was centered near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. About an hour earlier, a 3.6 quake hit nearby in the city of La Habra. There were no immediate reports of damage.
Officials say this was an unusual sequence of events--especially with the 3.6 before and then the larger 5.1 after..

After the bigger earthquake hit, there were aftershocks lasting throughout the night in the same locations.

One reporter at MASHABLE even noted that since the quake occurred after 9pm, thousands of people undoubtedly felt it while they were sitting in theater seats watching NOAH battle the flood.. One Tweet remarked that they thought the theater had advanced to 4D, and that the quake struck right as the flood hit in the movie..

The word in the streets in LA, and undoubtedly the bars and clubs where people may have been subdued, the 'big one' is coming. News accounts have warned over the past month that a large quake is coming to California and that a 'bigger one' than any recently is due..

There has not been a strong earthquake in the area since the mid 1990s.. that may be changing with the recent series of tremors ..


NBC Los Angeles has a series of images showcasing the damages from last night's quake--they are plenty by their are really minor compared to what would have happened during a big one. The good news from the images is that it seems those most busy with the 'cleanup' will be stock boys in grocery stores--much much better than search and rescue teams combing rubble.

And as always, should you be one of those worried souls like I am thinking the 'big one' is just around the corner, here's live quake cam in LA. You never know when the needle will begin to bounce..

Friday, March 28, 2014

The clown was just clowning around

Horror Movie Studio: Staten Island Clown Was ‘Just A Joke’ - CBS New York »

The creepy clown that has been spotted on Staten Island in recent days was indeed the work of a local horror movie production company, the studio confirmed Friday.
Staten Island Clown
We figured that this was just a fake tale to get attention for something. I don’t think the makers of the meme had an idea of just how fast the weird clown in Staten Island would spread..
But what boggles my mind is that the message was lost.. They are just advertising their horror studios, LENS PRODUCTION. For sure, you’d think they would have been trying to get a buzz about an actual project. Instead, it’s just a ploy to get attention for their studio.
Not sure if that idea was lost in the process.
I think more people would have assimilated to the clown hoax were it to be advertising a horror flick. But not a production company. Their name will be forgotten. A movie would not be..
BUT.. the clown will not be forgotten, either.
View image on Twitter

The clown was just clowning around

Horror Movie Studio: Staten Island Clown Was ‘Just A Joke’ - CBS New York »

Staten Island Clown
We figured that this was just a fake tale to get attention for something. I don’t think the makers of the meme had an idea of just how fast the weird clown in Staten Island would spread..
But what boggles my mind is that the message was lost.. They are just advertising their horror studios, LENS PRODUCTION. For sure, you’d think they would have been trying to get a buzz about an actual project. Instead, it’s just a ploy to get attention for their studio.
Not sure if that idea was lost in the process.
I think more people would have assimilated to the clown hoax were it to be advertising a horror flick. But not a production company. Their name will be forgotten. A movie would not be..
BUT.. the clown will not be forgotten, either.
View image on Twitter

BABADOOK may be the horror movie of the year

GAWER INTERVIEWS KENT: The Year's First Must-See Horror Movie Is So Much More Than That »

The BABADOCK continues to receive high praise from world media outlets..
The Australian film was a big success at SUNDANCE.. 
I don’t look down on horror, but I my definition of horror is probably quite a lot broader than most. I don’t see it as a straight horror film
Interesting..
I did want to create a crazy world. My friends say, “You should write a comedy!” But, you know, I don’t think I’ll get many comedy offers after this.
And this
I’m just really proud of Noah’s performance in this film because he’s just 6. But yeah, not having them, I think, has given me a little distance from the horrors of motherhood
I think I really want to see this movie.

BABADOOK may be the horror movie of the year

GAWER INTERVIEWS KENT: The Year's First Must-See Horror Movie Is So Much More Than That »

The BABADOCK continues to receive high praise from world media outlets..
The Australian film was a big success at SUNDANCE.. 
I don’t look down on horror, but I my definition of horror is probably quite a lot broader than most. I don’t see it as a straight horror film
Interesting..
I did want to create a crazy world. My friends say, “You should write a comedy!” But, you know, I don’t think I’ll get many comedy offers after this.
And this
I’m just really proud of Noah’s performance in this film because he’s just 6. But yeah, not having them, I think, has given me a little distance from the horrors of motherhood
I think I really want to see this movie.

Chernobyl is still scary

This is truly an amazing and disturbing report coming from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC by Alexa Keefe .. It’s about Chernobyl and the horrid aftermath of the nuclear meltdown that took place there last century. Earlier today I posted a big of a reprise of the 35th anniversary of the Harrisburg PA partial meltdown at Three Mile Island.. I mentioned how Chernobyl came a bit later. But just giving it a mention didn’t do justice as it is deserved.. Chernobyl was horrible, just awful. And some of the before and after photos in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC report  show just how awful it was..
This is truly an amazing and disturbing report coming from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC by Alexa Keefe .. It’s about Chernobyl and the horrid aftermath of the nuclear meltdown that took place there last century.
Earlier today I posted a big of a reprise of the 35th anniversary of the Harrisburg PA partial meltdown at Three Mile Island.. I mentioned how Chernobyl came a bit later. But just giving it a mention didn't do justice as it is deserved.. Chernobyl was horrible, just awful. And some of the before and after photos in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC report  show just how awful it was..

Scary autism rates revealed

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children »

And it’s not just the 1 in 68 number that is hard hitting, but it’s this too: This new figure is a 30% jump in numbers from just two years ago..
And we know these facts:
This newest estimate is based on the CDC’s evaluation of health and educational records of all 8-year-old children in 11 states: Alabama, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, Utah and New Jersey.
The incidence of autism ranged from a low of 1 in 175 children in Alabama to a high of 1 in 45 in New Jersey, according to the CDC.
Children with autism continue to be overwhelmingly male. According to the new report, the CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys has autism, 4.5 times as many as girls (1 in 189).
BUT..
and the big BUT…
Maybe autism isn’t on the rise (?)
Either way.. it’s seems to be a big deal.
And a mystery transforming the brains of the young and the future of the world..

Chernobyl is still scary

This is truly an amazing and disturbing report coming from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC by Alexa Keefe .. It’s about Chernobyl and the horrid aftermath of the nuclear meltdown that took place there last century.
Earlier today I posted a big of a reprise of the 35th anniversary of the Harrisburg PA partial meltdown at Three Mile Island.. I mentioned how Chernobyl came a bit later. But just giving it a mention didn’t do justice as it is deserved.. Chernobyl was horrible, just awful. And some of the before and after photos in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC report  show just how awful it was..
This is truly an amazing and disturbing report coming from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC by Alexa Keefe .. It’s about Chernobyl and the horrid aftermath of the nuclear meltdown that took place there last century.
Earlier today I posted a big of a reprise of the 35th anniversary of the Harrisburg PA partial meltdown at Three Mile Island.. I mentioned how Chernobyl came a bit later. But just giving it a mention didn't do justice as it is deserved.. Chernobyl was horrible, just awful. And some of the before and after photos in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC report  show just how awful it was..

Scary autism rates revealed

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children »

And it’s not just the 1 in 68 number that is hard hitting, but it’s this too: This new figure is a 30% jump in numbers from just two years ago..
And we know these facts:
This newest estimate is based on the CDC’s evaluation of health and educational records of all 8-year-old children in 11 states: Alabama, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, Utah and New Jersey.
The incidence of autism ranged from a low of 1 in 175 children in Alabama to a high of 1 in 45 in New Jersey, according to the CDC.
Children with autism continue to be overwhelmingly male. According to the new report, the CDC estimates 1 in 42 boys has autism, 4.5 times as many as girls (1 in 189).
BUT..
and the big BUT…
Maybe autism isn’t on the rise (?)
Either way.. it’s seems to be a big deal.
And a mystery transforming the brains of the young and the future of the world..

Who built the ark? Noah.. Who won the BOX, brother Noah won the box

Get ready.
The box office will be Bible thumping this weekend.. holy times are high, movie theaters will be filled with the faithful, praising Jesus and fearing the almighty, who flooded the world and forever promised not to with a rainbow. And then flooded the world OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
Forget the actual ‘story’ of Noah for a second, or anything factual, or anything scientific, or any reality of it at all.. Instead. It’s TIME FOR NOAH. Brother Noah.. And his Ark.
We know this so far: The movie NOAH cost a lot of cold, hard cash to create. It faced a steady stream of criticism from the hardest of hardcore Christians, those hell-bent (no pun intended) on making sure Noah stayed true to the ‘real’ story from the Bible. It’s not in box offices around the world, and America.. And now Darren Aronofsky’s movie is making big inroads with the faithful, doing especially great with Catholic Hispanics and any town USA that has a strong Christian population.. You can read more about those Friday night facts from the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER..
Experts who get paid to run numbers on these types of things figure that NOAH will earn about $40 mil for the week—far less than it cost to make. But then again.. Sunday afternoon sales could be ALMIGHTY higher than expected. Just imagine if Father NamethatPriest rants and raves from the pulpit about this film.. The fervent will be filled with the holy ghost, enough perhaps to go streaming into theaters with friends and families instead of roast beef dinners at the family diner. Most movies have a date night like Friday or Saturday registering that largest numbers.. But just like PASSION OF THE CHRIST, NOAH could be huge on Sunday, bloody Sunday..

But for now, we only know this: NOAH is being released in 3,567 theaters strong. SABOTAGE is next with 2,486. And just judging from early numbers, Arnold Schwarzenegger will not ‘sabotage’ NOAH, but instead bomb huge at the box…

Did you ever think you’d be rooting for Newt?

Seriously?
For all of the controversy over the controversial politician, Newt Gingrich has been one of the few people to come forward and address something no one else will: The fact that we need to survive the eventual solar storm or EMP strike that may cripple the infrastructure of the United States.. 
Newt and his panel of people (maybe a lot of rabid neo-cons, and perhaps I am just blinded by the sunlight on the headline here) are upset that there is little happening to protect the US from the eventual.. the fact that nine out of ten Americans could face sudden death..
I do get it, though.. this group seems to be most concerned about man-made terrorism.. the fear, the fiendishness.. all of that ..and yes, the big ‘uumph’ seems to be planting seeds of Armageddon fear that a EMP or nuclear attack from North Korea will kill us all. But.. maybe it could.
And if those manmade evils aren’t bad enough, what if the sun blurts out the ‘big one’? (The big one from the sun is something I have written about for years on this site, should you have been someone paying any attention) …
We all know this. The grid is riddled with failure-potentials.

Did you ever think you’d be rooting for Newt?

Seriously?
For all of the controversy over the controversial politician, Newt Gingrich has been one of the few people to come forward and address something no one else will: The fact that we need to survive the eventual solar storm or EMP strike that may cripple the infrastructure of the United States.. 
Newt and his panel of people (maybe a lot of rabid neo-cons, and perhaps I am just blinded by the sunlight on the headline here) are upset that there is little happening to protect the US from the eventual.. the fact that nine out of ten Americans could face sudden death..
I do get it, though.. this group seems to be most concerned about man-made terrorism.. the fear, the fiendishness.. all of that ..and yes, the big ‘uumph’ seems to be planting seeds of Armageddon fear that a EMP or nuclear attack from North Korea will kill us all. But.. maybe it could.
And if those manmade evils aren’t bad enough, what if the sun blurts out the ‘big one’? (The big one from the sun is something I have written about for years on this site, should you have been someone paying any attention) …
We all know this. The grid is riddled with failure-potentials.

Who built the ark? Noah.. Who won the BOX, brother Noah won the box

Get ready.
The box office will be Bible thumping this weekend.. holy times are high, movie theaters will be filled with the faithful, praising Jesus and fearing the almighty, who flooded the world and forever promised not to with a rainbow. And then flooded the world OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
Forget the actual ‘story’ of Noah for a second, or anything factual, or anything scientific, or any reality of it at all.. Instead. It’s TIME FOR NOAH. Brother Noah.. And his Ark.
We know this so far: The movie NOAH cost a lot of cold, hard cash to create. It faced a steady stream of criticism from the hardest of hardcore Christians, those hell-bent (no pun intended) on making sure Noah stayed true to the ‘real’ story from the Bible. It’s not in box offices around the world, and America.. And now Darren Aronofsky’s movie is making big inroads with the faithful, doing especially great with Catholic Hispanics and any town USA that has a strong Christian population.. You can read more about those Friday night facts from the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER..
Experts who get paid to run numbers on these types of things figure that NOAH will earn about $40 mil for the week—far less than it cost to make. But then again.. Sunday afternoon sales could be ALMIGHTY higher than expected. Just imagine if Father NamethatPriest rants and raves from the pulpit about this film.. The fervent will be filled with the holy ghost, enough perhaps to go streaming into theaters with friends and families instead of roast beef dinners at the family diner. Most movies have a date night like Friday or Saturday registering that largest numbers.. But just like PASSION OF THE CHRIST, NOAH could be huge on Sunday, bloody Sunday..

But for now, we only know this: NOAH is being released in 3,567 theaters strong. SABOTAGE is next with 2,486. And just judging from early numbers, Arnold Schwarzenegger will not ‘sabotage’ NOAH, but instead bomb huge at the box…

How not to advertise a flight

This is how NOT to advertise flying in the post Malaysian flight 370 world—an ad reminding people of how they may meet their doom in the vast Indian Ocean, the place where most think flight 370 ended up crashing and killing all aboard! It’s a real ad, too..It was done by British Airways.. the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES is featuring it in its latest online runs.. It was first posted by Twitter users fascinated by the stupidity of the advert.. And now the ad is being dropped, taken back.. as though it never existed. I am sure British Airways most likely wishes it wasn’t..
This is how NOT to advertise flying in the post Malaysian flight 370 world—an ad reminding people of how they may meet their doom in the vast Indian Ocean, the place where most think flight 370 ended up crashing and killing all aboard!
It’s a real ad, too..It was done by British Airways.. the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES is featuring it in its latest online runs.. It was first posted by Twitter users fascinated by the stupidity of the advert..
And now the ad is being dropped, taken back.. as though it never existed.
I am sure British Airways most likely wishes it wasn’t..

How not to advertise a flight

This is how NOT to advertise flying in the post Malaysian flight 370 world—an ad reminding people of how they may meet their doom in the vast Indian Ocean, the place where most think flight 370 ended up crashing and killing all aboard!
It’s a real ad, too..It was done by British Airways.. the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES is featuring it in its latest online runs.. It was first posted by Twitter users fascinated by the stupidity of the advert..
And now the ad is being dropped, taken back.. as though it never existed.
I am sure British Airways most likely wishes it wasn’t..
This is how NOT to advertise flying in the post Malaysian flight 370 world—an ad reminding people of how they may meet their doom in the vast Indian Ocean, the place where most think flight 370 ended up crashing and killing all aboard!
It’s a real ad, too..It was done by British Airways.. the INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES is featuring it in its latest online runs.. It was first posted by Twitter users fascinated by the stupidity of the advert..
And now the ad is being dropped, taken back.. as though it never existed.
I am sure British Airways most likely wishes it wasn’t..

A close shave.. very close to disaster

The March hurricane: We dodged a big bullet.. Amazing information to contemplate.. if that big blizzard this week would have tracked just a bit closer to the coastline, it would have equaled if not exceeded the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.. It will be a storm studied for years..
Amazing information to contemplate.. if that big blizzard this past week would have tracked just a bit closer to the coastline, it would have equaled if not exceeded the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy..

A close shave.. very close to disaster

The March hurricane: We dodged a big bullet..
Amazing information to contemplate.. if that big blizzard this week would have tracked just a bit closer to the coastline, it would have equaled if not exceeded the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy..
It will be a storm studied for years..
Amazing information to contemplate.. if that big blizzard this past week would have tracked just a bit closer to the coastline, it would have equaled if not exceeded the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy..

Still glowing after all these years

It was 35 years ago, around 4am, that the nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg PA experienced a partial meltdown .. So many evacuated. So much toxic radiation dumped into the Susquehanna river.. Even Saturday night live at the time spoofed the Carter administration response by showing Dan Akroyd, playing Carter, as turning green.

The world was gripped in nuclear fever--as much as those exposed to the actual radiation..

A few years later, Chernobyl occurred..

And now in 2014, 36"5 years after the Harrisburg disaster, Fukushima continues to unravel like a slow motion train wreck, causing a nightmare in Japan for the generation cursed to love through the horrid aftermath of the 2011 meltdown..

And if you don't think there's anything to fear about Fukushima, tell that to the young sailors aboard the USS REAGAN who are suffering tremendous signs of radiation exposure.. Those brave young men and women were among the first responders that the United States sent to Japan on a humanitarian mission after the quake and tsunami..

35 years after Three Mile Island, we are as radiated--and ignorant about the dangers of nuclear power--as ever.

Glow green, world.



Still glowing after all these years

It was 35 years ago, around 4am, that the nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg PA experienced a partial meltdown .. So many evacuated. So much toxic radiation dumped into the Susquehanna river.. Even Saturday night live at the time spoofed the Carter administration response by showing Dan Akroyd, playing Carter, as turning green.

The world was gripped in nuclear fever--as much as those exposed to the actual radiation..

A few years later, Chernobyl occurred..

And now in 2014, 36"5 years after the Harrisburg disaster, Fukushima continues to unravel like a slow motion train wreck, causing a nightmare in Japan for the generation cursed to love through the horrid aftermath of the 2011 meltdown..

And if you don't think there's anything to fear about Fukushima, tell that to the young sailors aboard the USS REAGAN who are suffering tremendous signs of radiation exposure.. Those brave young men and women were among the first responders that the United States sent to Japan on a humanitarian mission after the quake and tsunami..

35 years after Three Mile Island, we are as radiated--and ignorant about the dangers of nuclear power--as ever.

Glow green, world.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

The insane clown posse


Remember the story from Northampton that would pose under streetlights at night and walk down lonely roads with balloons? He became an internet sensation in the UK and throughout the world.. 

Either a copy cat is in the works in New York City OR a yet another publicity stunt is brewing for a horror movie.. 

As the New York DAILY NEWS reports, a 'creepy clown' has been spotted around Staten Island and is spooking residents of the borough. 

This clown, unlike the UK version, is dressed somewhat exactly like Pennywise the dancing clown from Stephen King's classic IT book and TV movie.. 

The clown has been spotted and even some have said it looks like the famed "DOINK" from wrestling allure..

BUT... this is the latest on the oddity: There seems to be links between the people involved with this rash of clown sightings and a company called Lens Productions. 

Nonetheless, clowns are scary no matter why they show up.. Sure, they are marketed as kid-friendly balloon makers. But killers such as John Wayne Gacy sure don't help the reputation of clowns.

Also this: Clowns have freaked out people for ages and seem to represent death itself.. a pale face, ballooned up hands, a large red inflated nose.. 
All the norms of post-mortem corpses. 

And clowns..

The insane clown posse


Remember the story from Northampton that would pose under streetlights at night and walk down lonely roads with balloons? He became an internet sensation in the UK and throughout the world.. 

Either a copy cat is in the works in New York City OR a yet another publicity stunt is brewing for a horror movie.. 

As the New York DAILY NEWS reports, a 'creepy clown' has been spotted around Staten Island and is spooking residents of the borough. 

This clown, unlike the UK version, is dressed somewhat exactly like Pennywise the dancing clown from Stephen King's classic IT book and TV movie.. 

The clown has been spotted and even some have said it looks like the famed "DOINK" from wrestling allure..

BUT... this is the latest on the oddity: There seems to be links between the people involved with this rash of clown sightings and a company called Lens Productions. 

Nonetheless, clowns are scary no matter why they show up.. Sure, they are marketed as kid-friendly balloon makers. But killers such as John Wayne Gacy sure don't help the reputation of clowns.

Also this: Clowns have freaked out people for ages and seem to represent death itself.. a pale face, ballooned up hands, a large red inflated nose.. 
All the norms of post-mortem corpses. 

And clowns..

When two worlds collide: A hold put on horror flick DEEP WATER after Flight 370 mystery

Just imagine this story: A plane traveling from Beijing to Sydney goes down in the Indian Ocean and people who survive the crash have to then survive tiger shark attacks.

That was actually the subject of DEEP WATER, a horror film being made by Arclight Films.

Due to the disaster of the Malaysian airlines flight 370, the project is (probably rightfully) on hold.. 

DEEP WATER was originally called BAIT 2 3D--obviously a sequel of "BAIT" .. the original BAIT 3D was released in 2012 and featured a tsunami throwing sharks at people.  It earned little money in Australia and got even more lackluster reviews that campy SYFY movies.

It's not the first time movies had to be changed to due reality.. in 2002 SONY had to change SPIDER-MAN due to some scenes featuring the World Trade Center towers..

Often reality follows fiction, though. In 2001, the LONE GUNMEN spinoff episode of the X-FILES pilot episode from March 2001 featured commercial airliner jets being flown into the World Trade Center towers.. 

When two worlds collide: A hold put on horror flick DEEP WATER after Flight 370 mystery

Just imagine this story: A plane traveling from Beijing to Sydney goes down in the Indian Ocean and people who survive the crash have to then survive tiger shark attacks.

That was actually the subject of DEEP WATER, a horror film being made by Arclight Films.

Due to the disaster of the Malaysian airlines flight 370, the project is (probably rightfully) on hold.. 

DEEP WATER was originally called BAIT 2 3D--obviously a sequel of "BAIT" .. the original BAIT 3D was released in 2012 and featured a tsunami throwing sharks at people.  It earned little money in Australia and got even more lackluster reviews that campy SYFY movies.

It's not the first time movies had to be changed to due reality.. in 2002 SONY had to change SPIDER-MAN due to some scenes featuring the World Trade Center towers..

Often reality follows fiction, though. In 2001, the LONE GUNMEN spinoff episode of the X-FILES pilot episode from March 2001 featured commercial airliner jets being flown into the World Trade Center towers.. \

Move over Hillary: There's a planet named BIDEN

Meet the planet named BIDEN.. It's a dwarf and it is from an unlikely region in our own solar system. (Notice how science textbooks pretty much get re-written by the day at this point?) Biden is beyond Pluto--not a planet--and it's 7 billion miles from earth. And the name?

It's real name is VP113, hence: A joking name of BIDEN. I am sure the Vice President can use this in his campaign ads should he seek the Democratic nomination in 2016..

Imagine: "Already a planet, why not a president?"


And as ABC news reports, there just HAS to be people jealous that BIDEN got a planet named after him.. (though on those commercials, you can still pay $$$ to have a distant star named after you!)

Move over Hillary: There's a planet named BIDEN

Meet the planet named BIDEN.. It's a dwarf and it is from an unlikely region in our own solar system. (Notice how science textbooks pretty much get re-written by the day at this point?) Biden is beyond Pluto--not a planet--and it's 7 billion miles from earth. And the name?

It's real name is VP113, hence: A joking name of BIDEN. I am sure the Vice President can use this in his campaign ads should he seek the Democratic nomination in 2016..

Imagine: "Already a planet, why not a president?"


And as ABC news reports, there just HAS to be people jealous that BIDEN got a planet named after him.. (though on those commercials, you can still pay $$$ to have a distant star named after you!)

Nuclear haircut in a death camp nation

I saw a number of news articles poking 'fun' and making humorous quips about Kim Jong UN forcing students to copy his hair style..

Some laughed at how bad the hair looked to begin with.. others were making jokes saying "bad hair days" are coming for North Korean students. BUT.. is it even true!!?

Maybe not.. the most recent AP dispatch from Tokyo says that there are baseless rumors of hair cuts happening, and there is no evidence to point to anything showing that an official UN edict has been issued.

Word to the wise: The hair story probably is not real, but even if it was, it would be a distraction from the real news of North Korea.

You know, like the real news that North Korea has hell-on-earth style death camps that offer up a endless amount of brutal torture and inhumane killing..

Oh, and the fact that Kim Jong UN has an isolated regime and .........drumroll please...nuclear weapons.

His bad hair cut is meaningless compared to his real threat to the world.




Nuclear haircut in a death camp nation

I saw a number of news articles poking 'fun' and making humorous quips about Kim Jong UN forcing students to copy his hair style..

Some laughed at how bad the hair looked to begin with.. others were making jokes saying "bad hair days" are coming for North Korean students. BUT.. is it even true!!?

Maybe not.. the most recent AP dispatch from Tokyo says that there are baseless rumors of hair cuts happening, and there is no evidence to point to anything showing that an official UN edict has been issued.

Word to the wise: The hair story probably is not real, but even if it was, it would be a distraction from the real news of North Korea.

You know, like the real news that North Korea has hell-on-earth style death camps that offer up a endless amount of brutal torture and inhumane killing..

Oh, and the fact that Kim Jong UN has an isolated regime and .........drumroll please...nuclear weapons.

His bad hair cut is meaningless compared to his real threat to the world.




Hanford winds are blowing

There is some very important news from Hanford Washington..

According to reports, there are 11 workers at the now famed nuclear disaster site who are suffering nose bleeds, chest pains, and other 'unusual' symptoms..  The TV station reports that at this point no one us sure of where the 'vapors' are coming from.. 

And this story still fails to make national news and get any coverage it deserves.. unbelievable.

Clyde Lewis did a few Ground Zero programs on it--but others should be taking notice too.

This is a nuclear wreck and it should be getting headlines from all sources.

Instead, radiated crickets are all that is heard..

For those who are just beginning to obtain knowledge on what Hanford is: It's a decommissioned US nuclear site in Washington state. It was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. The practices of disposing of nuclear materials was terrible, and the site became an eyesore of pollution with radioactive materials going into the air and the Columbia River.

Hanford winds are blowing

There is some very important news from Hanford Washington..

According to reports, there are 11 workers at the now famed nuclear disaster site who are suffering nose bleeds, chest pains, and other 'unusual' symptoms..  The TV station reports that at this point no one us sure of where the 'vapors' are coming from.. 

And this story still fails to make national news and get any coverage it deserves.. unbelievable.

Clyde Lewis did a few Ground Zero programs on it--but others should be taking notice too.

This is a nuclear wreck and it should be getting headlines from all sources.

Instead, radiated crickets are all that is heard..

For those who are just beginning to obtain knowledge on what Hanford is: It's a decommissioned US nuclear site in Washington state. It was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. The practices of disposing of nuclear materials was terrible, and the site became an eyesore of pollution with radioactive materials going into the air and the Columbia River.

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