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TOP NEWS AUGUST 9 2014

ALL THE TROUBLE IN THE WORLD: Air strikes continue, but so does brutal horror taking place in a nation where American sacrificed for a decade..

United States expands air strikes in Iraq..


Twitter hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS showcasing brutal images of American soldiers dead..


Islamist rebels bring in engineers to repair the dam they've seized!


But the true horror in the 'liberated' Iraq continues to make headlines.. things like this: Christians throwing their own children off of cliffs in Iraq .. apparently they'd rather kill their own children instead of having them beheaded and tortured by ISIS.. Fear is driving a lot of action right now in Iraq.. The air strikes thus far appear to have a muted response..


Another bit of absolutely disgusting horror from the region: ISIS forces a religious minority to die of thirst on a mountain.. And this: New and *very graphic* photos are showing the ISIS atrocities..

What we are hearing happening is true hell on earth.. it's beyond…

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It's a NINJA TURTLES weekend..
BUT.. it's all bad. Very bad.. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is scoring awfully bad on Rotten Tomatoes.. Only 19% of critics liked it. . 66% of movie goers so far.. One review: "It may be the dullest movie ever made" .. wow..


WEEKEND THEATER COUNTS:

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: 3845

INTO THE STORM: 3434

STEP UP ALL IN: 2072

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY: 2023

MEGAN FOX AND HER FOUR FRIENDS.. ALL THUMBS OR HEROES IN A HALF SHELL? IT’S UP TO YOU, MOVIE GOERS OF THE PLANET.




Ebola has now been declared an international emergency..

CDC warns America: Ebola is coming..



Fear grips Africa: "Don't touch the walls"



Outbreak being called 'unprecendented'

FDA authorizes Ebola test; vaccine will probably take until 2015..



Check out this HOLIDAY INN express ad featuring a joke about the Ebola virus.. It is not new--Holiday Inn would be lambasted for bad timing.. It actually appeared in 2001, back when the 'deadly Ebola outbreak' wasn'…

Sex comes back to haunt Megan Fox

The roll out of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is just about set for a momentous culmination.. the movie’s release will come after months —and many hardcore weeks—of Megan Fox headlines. She has cussed out haters, she said she’s sexy, and she dressed in attire that nearly didn’t cover the most sensual places on her body..

But perhaps regret is starting to creep in. Film companies has used her body and her beauty—not her thumbs—for about a decade. Her roles have focused on the beauty and not the brains.. and isn’t that really a shame.

USA TODAY reports this about her real attitude:
Just, please, please, don’t call her a bombshell in front of her kids. Fox, who plays intrepid reporterApril O’Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtlesreboot opening Friday, cringes visibly when she thinks about her two toddlers, Noah, almost 2, and Bodhi, 5 months, one day being confronted with images of their mother all sexed up.

"I wanted to be a superhero for my children. They can’t really see Transfo…

History on a wire

This happened 40 years ago today.
Philippe Petit left a crowd of thousands breathless as he traversed a wire strung between the Twin Towers. Eschewing a safety harness or a net, the 24-year-old walked and danced across the 130-foot gap between the towers, balanced on a one-inch thick steel cable strung at a height of 110-stories. 

In later accounts, Petit traced his inspiration for the performance back to the first time he saw a photo of the Twin Towers. He was at a dentist’s office with a toothache when he came across the image in a magazine. The 18-year-old ripped the photo out and left the office. He spent the next six years planning for the death-defying act.
And now those towers are gone.. remaining are memories of them, and recollections of seeing this amazing feat on that day in August, 1974..

The Ebola scare

Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists »
Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. But many people there don’t think the virus is real. Others are so frightened by Ebola that they’re afraid to take sick relatives to clinics.
This is fascinating, and a symptom of oppression and constant upheaval in certain places on the continent of Africa..

So many in the hot spot for Ebola don’t think it even exists..While workers, government officials, and military personnel all drive around in cars with loudspeakers—cars that feature images of people looking like zombies, vomiting—some listening are ignoring.. Ignorance is what may be causing the virus to spread faster and further than ever before in recorded history of Ebola.

NPR reports on some of the Ebola deniers: 
Opinions are mixed, but there’s a strong dose of Ebola deniers— those who don’t believe the virus exists at all. Zainab Koroma, a street hawker, is adamant it isn’t real.

"I do not believe Ebola exists because…

SETI search suspended due to wildfires

California wildfires temporarily suspend search for aliens 
Wildfires raging in Northern California briefly halted the search for extraterrestrial life on Tuesday.
Quite possibly one of the best news headlines ever to appear on CNN..

But the real news is this: For those not aware, tremendous wildfires are burning and raging in California, the home of SETI. A fire was near SETI, about 200 miles north of Sacramento.

CNN goes on to report:
At SETI — which stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence — scientists search the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life by “listening” with an array of small satellite dishes.

The blaze came within a mile of the facility, located near Hat Creek, California, on both the east and west, according to Shostak.

"The fire on the west had jumped the road, burnt down our favorite lunch place, got within a mile of the telescopes," he said. As the flames got closer, the staff fled to safer ground and shut down the satellites.

"We just lost s…

Hoax or Axe?

An image printed by the UK METRO has gained popularity in paranormal circles.. some see evidence of a ghostly figure, while others say it's a major hoax and can be dismissed as that.

The story, as printed by the less than always reliable tabloid across the pond:
A man clutching an axe inside an old military frigate doesn’t make for your typical ghost story, nor does it make typical fodder for an internet hoax.

But a photograph showing a ghostly figure with an axe in his hand aboard a decommissioned military vessel on a dry dock has gained a lot of traction on social media sites.

Stevgoldhound, who posted the picture on Imgur yesterday, claims it was taken by a colleague of his called John who works as a dock foreman.

John apparently took the picture while snapping work areas and navigating deep within the ship with a torch. He didn’t see anyone while taking the images.

Another user of the site cleaned up the image and came up with this. Creepy huh?
It is creepy, if real.. Even if not rea…

Is that a face on your comet, or are you just happy to be probed?

Where's Richard C. Hoagland when you need him!? The 'Enterprise Mission' was famous for spotting a 'face on Mars,' one that turned out to just be a trick of the camera and lightning gone awry.. But there's a new trick in space, one perhaps even creepier: The face on the Comet..

It was spotted by the Rosetta probe, the European Space Agency's craft in orbit.. It captured a photo of the 'face,' most likely another optical illusion that will create years of wild speculation..

The face is more like that of a skeleton. Freakishly pale, with a mummified appearance.

Tariq Malik from SPACE.COM points that that these types of 'faces' seen on planets, and now comets, are examples of pareidolia, in which the human brain perceives faces or shapes on random images.. Such as clouds, if you have a good imagination on a summer day..

And anyway, if you take a close look at the extreme left hand side of the comet, it looks like Ferb from Phinneas and Ferb. I thin…

Horrific stabbing shocks town

There's something deeply wrong out there.. Perhaps always was, and made much more easy to learn about with the internet's super highway connecting all of the vast portions of the world together..

This is what is known about a brutal Michigan killing: A 12-year-old boy stabbed another boy, age 9, in a playground.. There seemingly is no connection between them. They don't appear to have known each other.. Th 12-year-old stabbed the other in the back with a kitchen knife..  The 12-year-old calmly approached a man close to the playground after the stabbing, and asked to use a phone.

Reportedly the boy said he was unloved..also this: He took multiple pills earlier in the day.

As if the entire story wasn't chilling enough, this is how the culmination of events took place, as CNN reported:
Police said that after he was stabbed, Conner managed to run back home before he collapsed on the porch. An ambulance rushed him to a hospital, where he died Monday night.

Lawhorn, meanwhile, &q…

From the depths of my childhood, new toys for my son

My son and I were playing my my old He-Man action figures tonight, I think it’s the first time in my 33 years of life I actually took a close look at Moss Man’s face.. What an ugly mug.
Funny enough, Moss still has a slight hint of the fresh 1980s added on odor that Mattel have him.. Amazing.
BUT!

Oh no! Ayden just beheaded Mekaneck… Another casualty in the old toy box..

Weird Wednesday: News of the world

Here are the headlines of reality and fiction.. blended together, as they so often are.. You be the judge on what's real and what's now.. As Truman Burbank asked: Is anything real? He was..
But really he was fiction.
Right?

NEWS OF THE WORLD.. PRESENTED FOR YOUR HORRIFIC APPROVAL THIS EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING..

EBOLA SUMMER: A few days ago, we were told of a person being tested for Ebola at Mount Sinai in New York.. the results of which are not known..But it turns out that that 1 sole patient number may be a bit skewed.. it is now 6--I suspect maybe more--being tested.. And it's also not just the Big Apple.. Ebola tests are being conducted across the nation, and it would appear that at this point the government is attempting its best to surpress information on where the tests are being conducted.. Numbers are being concealed..Press reports from Ohio indicate that the suspected patient in that state is negative for the virus.. Meanwhile in the hotspot of the outbreak: Sierra Leo…

Fat bottomed Slenders make the horror world go round

Is this the BEST ABC news could do?

In a recent story posted on the ABC NEWS website about the two girls who used Slenderman as an excuse in the stabbing and near-murder of their friend, they opted to use this photo, pictured with this post, of ‘one of the many internet depictions of the fictional character Slender Man.’ 

The choice of this image is bizarre to me.. First off, while it may an internet depiction, it actually ends up looking much more like a Monty Python skit than a Slender Man example? I have seen a tremendous abundance of Slender Man images all over since this tragic case took place, but this is the first time I have seen the giant big-bellied version of Slender Man..I even Google searched images for “Slender Man costumes” and I found no evidence of this ABC news ‘internet depiction’ ..  this really is more like the Big Boned Slender Man.. or even The Fat Bottomed Slender Man.. Perhaps Slender had a few too many buffet trips..

While the image has next to nothing to do wit…

TOP HEADLINES AUGUST 4 2014

Sharknado 2: The best worst movie of all time

While some mock it, and others decry the acting skills, I quite loved it. How can it not be loved.. I certainly will not review it, rate it, or recommend it.. unless you’ve got a well established group of friends who, perhaps a wee bit, are under the influence of some sort of legalized liquid mind changer. Otherwise, you’re forced to see the movie for what it is: A tremendous waste of time.

But that’s why I loved it.
Time was meant to be wasted, especially on a Sunday night when the other real new programming on is HOARDERS..



Tara Reid? Oh my.. but making up for her lack of skills to deliver a solid line even in a joke film: Al Roker and Matt Lauer driving sharp objects through CGI sharks. That cannot be missed..

So watch this at your own peril.. try to make it a group thing. If it’s not.. you’ll wonder why you did what you just did..

FRESH WATER FROM LAKE ERIE

Fresh water from Lake Erie..

Not safe to drink.. Not safe to shower. Not even safe to look at..

The residents of Toledo, Ohio, are getting even more horrid news today.. Despite earlier allowances by official to bathe and shower in water (as featured here) in their city, now they are being turned not to use it to clean their bodies.. this after days of restrictions has 500,000 people scrambling to get fresh water..

Story keeps getting worse..
Hopefully the toxicity of the water allows life to resume soon..

But looking at pictures like this, and others featured in news articles about the Erie algae bloom, the water looks more like the vat of chemicals that made Jack Napier the JOKER in 1989 BATMAN movie..

TOP NEWS AUGUST 3 2014