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


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Plane vanished and attacks

The HORROR REPORT is obviously going to be following this.. An AirAsia flight has lost contact with air traffic control in Jakarta, Indonesia, a crisis center for the airline said Sunday. The plane's flight number is AirAsia Flight 8501.

This seems to be the year of mysteries in the skies..

But an urgent personal matter is top priority.. We appear to become a target of a mass DDOS attack.. You may or may not even be able to see this posting.

We are working this out and checking the security levels of the site...

And in the meantime watching the air loss story on pins and needles like the rest of the world..

Don't Hug Me I'm Scared. And still creeped out.

I recalled watching the original DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED years ago. Heck , with how fast time moves, it seems like ages .. but it was 2011 (prior to the birth of my son, so it does actually feel like a whole other time period.)

The video was created after a kickstarter campaign helped Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling bring it to life.. While the original video has aged now, it was brought back into focus this weekend when Clyde Lewis posted a message on his Facebook page saying that he was speaking to someone who told him that the DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED series is being used for MK ULTRA mind control. He asked readers to simply say what they thought after watching .. 

Reaction was mixed--some said that people were taking the video too seriously.. Others were simply freaked out by the imagery and music. A few remarked that the video was social commentary on the education system--how educators always tell children to be creative but then attack them for doing so.

The video, from 2011, is posted here:


Some interesting notes to mention on this whole entire subject.

Theories have been around for some time, this is not the first time someone has asked what the true nature of the short video is .. and even more, entire websites are devoted to in depth studies over the commentary presented in the DON'T HUG ME series..

And if you thought the video's allure would have been confined to only 2011 or the years since, you're wrong. More DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED videos are on the way.. In May 2014, Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling announced that they would begin a kickstarter campaign to make four more episodes of the show. The third episode was just released in October of 2014, it features one character called Shrignold teaching another called The Yellow Guy about love..

But to go deeper into what Clyde Lewis posted, the mystery behind the meaning of the video is answered, a bit at least, by the makers. Sloan said this when asked about the project in an interview with YES YOU CAN:
We decided to create something psychedelic to compliment Tame Impala’s music. We had the idea to create an abstract journey set during the split second when two people’s eyes meet for the first time. As we wanted it to be set inside someone’s head, we looked at a lot of MRI brain scans for inspiration, as well as looped animations by artists such as Al Jarnow.

Pelling followed up with this,
We wanted to create something unique looking, and had never really worked with plasticine before. Our aim was to focus on using it in a new way, avoiding the obvious Wallace & Gromit approach. The good thing about plasticine is the fact you can smudge, mix and even melt it into certain shapes. This creates a very acid-y, psychedelic look without using loads of digital effects

However that answers few mysteries, but it certainly does confirm to a degree that a partial goal of the filmmakers was to present something with hidden messages and a constant weird flow of  creepy and disturbing images.  It does not go into much detail thought of meaning.. A Google search, though, will reveal countless websites that cover topics.. One I found was written by Chris Gibson on a hubpages site, where he explained in good detail some of the meanings he was seeing in the film. The date of June 19th shows up a lot. Gibson wrote this on that topic,
This is a tough one. There aren't very many clues to this other than the date and the content of the videos themselves. The only real theory I have comes from typing the date into Wikipedia and searching year by year to try and find something that corresponded. The only event that seems to be related at all is the establishment of the FCC on June 19th 1934, or in other words, The Communications Act of 1934. The organization created are the people who dictate what is okay to watch on TV.

More mysteries.. What struck me was this.. The original video--from 2011--and subsequent, made heavy references to June 19. The Kickstarter campaign to make new videos that was announced years after the first video, was fully funded in 2014. On June 19.
June 19th.
That date..again. Perhaps the reality of that creeped me out, even more so than the actual video ..

Even religious folk have debated the movie.. A forum on a Catholic themed website in October debated the topic...

Mind control?
Forced creepiness?

One comment on the official DON'T HUG ME I'M SCARED Facebook page made me ponder if an MK ULTRA message abounds.. It said only this on Christmas Eve,
these videos god as witness describe my brain
i do listen to the voices in my brain

You can be the judge. But I dare you to only watch the video one time. But I challenge you to not watch it too many..

But green is not a creative color.

The year the devil took over?

I was reading a wonderful story from JPOST today, it was an opinion column written by Naomi Ragen.. she opens her article with a word about the hit 1970s movie THE OMEN and how she was watching it a few days back.. Ragen explained how the audience watching THE OMEN knew a bit more than the actors, and how we understood the devil was at play while they did not. Ragen said,
In The Omen 3: Final Conflict, the screenwriters are tasked with imagining what the world would look like if the Devil gained control.

As I read the newspapers every day, it seems to me we are seeing exactly that.

Her point is taken.

She writes,
The slaughter of 132 Pakistani schoolchildren and their teachers. The latest Boko Haram atrocity in kidnapping a whole village of women and girls. The admission of an Islamic State fighter that he personally murdered 150 women and girls who refused to be raped and “married” off to a murderer. The harvesting of organs for the black market by Islamic State from prisoners and their own fighters. The bloody, senseless butchery in a Har Nof synagogue. The “revenge” murder of two New York policemen in cold blood following a chorus of political and social incitement from politicians and “race pimps,” as actor James Woods so aptly called Reverend Al Sharpton

I think this paragraph says it best--the rest of her article delves deep into political and religious themes which you could read yourself.

I only promote this column because, if you have read the HORROR REPORT throughout the year, you'll know that I often have written the gates of hell were open. Ever since SIRI announced it on iPhones in 2013, it seemed to take place. Even Joe Biden spoke of it in a speech.. It was the devil's year.

If there is a devil.

And with the evil on the planet, how could there not be..

One of the most horrific parts of the tragedies which have befallen the world seemingly have been taking place against children. They are not being spared, with beheadings affecting them in territory that ISIS now covers, and the mass school shooting in Pakistan that made America's famed school murders look like child's play, no pun intended.

This world was filled with grief in 2014.. countless nightmares before Christmas.. Pain and suffering across the planet.

Naomi Ragen finished her opinion piece like this,
The consequences of the wrong choices by our generation are truly beyond the wildest imagination of even the most skillful horror movie screenwriters.

Maybe 2015 will bring a comedy. Or a drama.. or just a good old fashioned action flick.
Or maybe a continuation of horror.. playing out in nightly news accounts endlessly..


Friday, December 26, 2014

A savior for every species

Perhaps it's just that miraculous time of year..?

Video is making the rounds today online showing a monkey saving his friend.. But even more, the monkey that is being saved was without any sign of life for 20 minutes--his friend apparently had some sort of other worldly to bring back  a monkey from the edge of death..

There is video evidence of something.. as you can see here.

You can determine if you believe this to be a modern miracle in the monkey world or just a chance action in life.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57GZ1v9bBpw]

The Associated Press picked up the story, as well.. The dispatch writes 
Onlookers at a train station in northern India watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend - resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious.

A Christmas miracle. Not confined to the human race..

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Darlene Love’s final performance on Letterman at Christmas.. and maybe the best.  This song, and the Letterman show, has heralded in my Christmas spirit every year since I was a child.. It’s the end of an era.. I will need to find a new source in 2015

Early Christmas Eve news roundup

As Christmas Eve begins this early morning hour, there are still toils and troubles making news from the world and beyond.. A collection and smattering here now from the planet not nearly at peace like we'd wish..

There may not be a war directed at Christmas.. but there sure are wars ON Christmas..

News from Ohio this year.. A homeowner is making news after reporting to the world that his township is telling him to take down his zombie nativity scene.. The owner of the scene also has a haunted house called 13 ROOMS OF DOOM... And he believes his first amendment rights are being violated..

Woman arrested in attack on Satanic Temple display..

Another fatal shooting near Ferguson.. according to reports, an 18-year-old pointed a hand gun at a police officer.. he was shot. The protesters say that the brutality aspect entered when police failed to call for medical assistance for Antonio Martin after he was shot.. The St. Louis Police Department is handling the internal investigation, but we know that the inital AP report is this for the record: "One of the men pulled a handgun and pointed it at the officer, Schellman said. The officer fired several shots, striking and fatally wounding the man. The second man fled, and the dead man's handgun has been recovered, according to Schellman" ..

Texas family says they see the Virgin Mary in a tree..

Western journalist given unprecedented access to ISIS for days.. he came back reporting that ISIS plans the largest religious cleansing of the planet in history.. Even more: The reporter says that the West has no concept of how dangerous ISIS is.. With that premise: ISIS sets its sights on 'cleansing' Europe next..

ISIS shoots down war plane..

SONY releasing INTERVIEW on Christmas after all.. I wrote last night that I felt a little queasy about agreeing with SONY's position on this whole thing after what occurred.. I am not the only one who thinks a marketing scam may have just taken place..

Canadian cannibal porn star found guilty of murder..

2015 Predictions: Zombie Apocalypse Virus Becomes Possible Via An Artificial Virus Bioweapon..

The safety net of the future?


The fundamental theory behind this new social idea:
Unconditional Basic Income.

The UBI is a monthly monetary income granted every month, unconditionally, by a political community to each of its members from birth. Depending on the nation, in Europe and the U.S. it would probably be $2,500 per adult and $1,500 per child. It must secure a minimum livelihood and enable a participation in society. It is unconditional because it constitutes a human, civil and legal right and shall be provided without proof of need and without obligation to work, search for work, or performing any services in return. Yes, you’re being paid to live, work and participate as you please.

Some may immediately decry this as a socialist experiment on crack.. But there’s something to be said for one point of this: I often wonder about the future, especially about jobs.. as they dry and whither, does this UBI become more possible?

Does time may it almost necessary to feed and clothe a population that has succumbed to the machine and lost out to the monotony that only robots can perform well?

Would this promote a new age of art and literature, perhaps people leaving jobs they hate and filling their newfound safety net with good things. Just very good things?

Or does all of this get wrecked with the lack of monetary value?

I have a suspicious mind about UBI .. but I also have a belief that if we do not address the reorganization taking place within our economy, the vast majority of people who are going to lose their jobs in the next ten due to technology and progress are going to be in a very bad spot.

But the 1% will still be fine..

All the world's a stage

After all that.. SONY will show THE INTERVIEW in ‘select theaters’ Christmas..

Call me a kooky conspiracy nut, but I offer up the following premise, only based on hunches and a windy tale of a spider web of oddities..

THE INTERVIEW was getting really bad press.. and awful reviews. Most who saw it said it was not funny. It looked disastrous..
The State Department helped write the ending. Along with someone from the RAND Corp, that was reported in the DAILY BEAST..

Sony got hacked—either an inside job or a group called the GOP. I don’t believe North Korea did it.. not that they wouldn’t want to. But SONY figured out a great PR way to make America hate North Korea, force headlines about racist and sordid emails OFF the front pages, and cancel a movie, only to create a demand to release it.

President Obama got in on the action.
And suddenly it seems to be a patriotic duty to go see THE INTERVIEW..

It reads like a spy novel.. or a badly written HOLLYWOOD film.
And really, isn’t all the world a stage?

Maybe we saw some players for who they are?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Pope Francis' Christmas message becomes brutal and honest assessment of Vatican issues

Pope Francis’ year is ending with a bang..
The leader of the Catholic Church stood in the Curia in Rome.. the annual Christmas gift is laden with holy rhetoric and stories of God, Jesus, and a Virgin Birth that gave us Christmas..

But Pope Francis’ approach this year was not with tradition.. his words blazed with fire as they were pronounced.. those in attendance were given a harsh admonishment for their ways.. the Pope of the people was sincere in his pronouncements.. he seemingly has found a source of moral ruin within the walls of the Vatican.

The Pope told the Cardinals, some who seemingly looked like they were wincing and squirming in their self-righteous chairs, that there is an ‘illness’ in the churcg raging.. the Pontiff said that bureaucracy at the Vatican  was complete with a “disease of feeling immortal” to vainglory and excessive planning.. he said that a church that does not improve is akin to a ‘sick body.’

He railed against the “pathology of power.”

Francis said,
Those who lose their inner serenity, their vivacity and audacity, to hide behind their papers, becoming like procedural machines rather than men of God. This is dangerous to lose human sensitivity, so necessary in order to cry with those who cry and enjoy with those who enjoy.

Even more, Francis went on to say there is a danger of ‘spiritual Alzheimer’s’.. forgetting the story of salvation.. and a ‘lost memory’ when people encounter God after this existence is finalized.

The words were eloquent. Even more, they were hard hitting.

Pope Francis was spot on in his assessment of how gossip prevails in the halls of the Vatican–secret whispers and hints of power playing.. More from Francis:
This is a serious disease that begins simply when people chatter, and it takes over the person, turning the person as a Satan, and in so many cases people are speaking ill about their own colleagues and brothers and sisters. These people haven’t got the courage to speak directly, and they speak about others behind their backs,” he said. “Dear brothers, let us be aware and guard against the terrorism of gossip

Dear brothers, such diseases and such temptations are a naturally a danger for each Christian and for each Curia. For each community, for any ecclesiastical movement. They can damage both individually and the community. We have to say that only the Holy Spirit and the soul of Christ, only he can protect us from the disease.

We have to cure ourselves of these. Let us try to grow together and close to Christ.


And so it was said.
A Cardinal said it best: This was a dressing down like no other..Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, the former Vatican governor and foreign minister said “to be honest, nothing like this has ever happened before,’

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Eve Eve Eve

Days before Christmas
And all through my town,
No smiles are found,
Only deep frowns .

The nation has weathered a tide of hate,
Rage and the like,
Demons left gates.

The moral compass is cracked and gone,
The heathens of hell are clever and strong.

The nation’s at war,
Bit our secrets came out,
Torture and weapons,
Now there’s no doubt.

Movies were canceled,
Due to a hack,
But that’s the least concern,
Of things in the stack.

It’s been a long year but it seems to fly by,
As the month turns, no doubt some will cry.

Because despite the ill will and moments of rage,
We are all still nostalgic for our place in this cage.

Christmas is here,
All through the land.
But we’ll never improve,
That’s the part I can’t stand.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A fumblr on Tumblr?

I have been a Tumblr blogger for about four years now, on and off.. While I have several hundred followers, I really don’t find myself finding TUMBLR to be a place for dedicated blogging or long winded posting.. The scene there is credits weird GIFs and cat memes much more than someone with a thoughtful and hardcore post about geopolitical affairs or transhumanism. Hence, NIGHT TERROR NEWS..

About a year ago, though, I found myself traveling down a suspicious road on TUMBLR.. Someone reblogged a photograph I posted of myself. It was not a selfie, but one of me alone.. I don’t do selfies.  Really, I don’t. And I will never buy a selfie stick..

Nonetheless, I was first a little flattered .. the person who reblogged it made some sort of comment about my beautiful eyes. And then in an about face, quipped about my receding hairline–I cannot convince people, but I have had this since about 6-years of age..

When I delved deeper into the reblogger’s site, I realized the person was a transsexual who literally believed I was her/his ex-boyfriend. I messaged the person a friendly ask to take down the image.. I was greeted a day later with a fiercely angry message accusing me of bigotry and hate, with the author stating the only reason I send the takedown request was because I was uncomfortable with the sexuality of the website’s owner.  In one sense, I felt uncomfortable being pictured in a posting right under that of jiggling testicles and above a woman with male parts. But the real reason was that I was just creeped out by it.. Things worked themselves out. A few days later the person’s website vanished from TUMBLR never to be found again..

But something a little similar just happened today.
Last night, I posted the photograph you can see here on NIGHT TERROR NEWS of my son sitting on Santa Claus’ lap on my personal TUMBLR account. This time, my son’s photo was reblogged by a suspicious site called ‘Dedicated Parent.’  So I figured it was one of the many parents I follow or one of those who follow me. I was wrong.. I learned that the site posts this:

downloadImages and blog posts about parenting and trying one’s best from the heart.

I found that not only was my photograph was hosted on a website that also seemed to curate and collect other private moments from various people’s TUMBLR blogs..  There are images of people breastfeeding.. private moments between parent and child..   The site does not seem to have an owner who represents himself or herself in any way.. nothing to showcase the age or interest.. And certainly no explanation as to why someone is randomly taking images from other personal TUMBLR accounts and simply reblogging them.

Of course, one can easily tell me and anyone else: Once you put something on TUMBLR, it somehow becomes not yours immediately. You can invent the best photo.. publish the most meaningful text.. and boom. Reblogged.. no credit. People simply stealing and purging, taking what they want  and leaving the source of it all lost in the dust of the Information Superhighway.

I love TUMBLR for its ease. I hate it for the creep factor..

I am also not alone. I found this site written by someone equally angry at the DedicatedParent Tumblr for doing to them what they did to me today..

So I pose the question.. is this all too creepy?
I have sincerely been thinking about quitting TUMBLR and refocusing on some other web activity in 2015 anyway.. Three websites for one person is a little too much.. I feel NIGHT TERROR NEWS and the HORROR REPORT are just enough..

I would just love some thoughts on this matter..
I wanted to do a parenting blog.. But things like this make me say no..
And DedicatedParent on Tumblr just made my quitting the blog service come be possibly coming a wee bit sooner than expected..

The meeting before Christmas: Ayden tells Santa the final wish list

Ayden met Santa for the second time last night. He announced his list, but this time shortened it down to two things. I think he panicked a bit and clammed up once he was face to face with the big guy..

Although afterwards he asked a good question: What is Santa doing here right now instead of the North Pole? He knew how busy a time it was.. how did Santa have a chance to come to Ashland, PA? I reassured him .. he was not as persistent as he will be at four, or even five.

I recall my ‘moment’ of realization came around four. So if that happens with my son, I’m just loving getting this one magical Christmas with the amazing innocence of believing in something.

Funny enough, our moment with Santa has been recorded for posterity by the POTTSVILLE REPUBLICAN. A reporter even got a quote from both of us.. John Usalis writes,
Inside the Legion post, members sold hot food while people came in to warm up. Santa Claus was also inside, ringing bells as children came to tell him their Christmas wishes.

Ayden Smolock, 3 1/2, of Ashland, was attending his first Old Fashioned Christmas and told Santa that he wanted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sewer lair play set. He was also excited to get a candy cane from Santa. His father, Brian Smolock, enjoys coming to the event.

“The event has a very nice feel, like a mini Jim Thorpe,” Smolock said. “It’s a good atmosphere. I was over at the historical building across the street and they’re doing a good job there.”

So it is written.
SANTA, now you know. Even the media is reporting Ayden’s wish list!