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INFLATE DATE: AND THE BIG GAME WILL ROAR

There were always tense moments for me growing up when it came to sports.. I did not have much of an interest in any, as a matter of fact, throughout my grade school life, I attempted to join on the bandwagon and nod my head in agreement with other children’s swift sports ramblings. Sure, I figured, why not agree with the crowd I was in.. no one would ever ask me.. So I pretended to know players’ names. I even delighted in their analysis of games, ferociously saying “yes” and “I know!” when I had my chance to say something else..

The problem was, I always get caught not knowing anything..
The major problem for my often came with the Superbowl.

I never really knew who was ever playing in the game.. I had so little interest, but as a child I couldn’t wait for the ‘IN LIVING COLOR’ halftime show and the FOX brief comedies that would be played while the ‘big game’ showed off the latest pop culture phenom on the field singing..

It was rough.
I recall at one point I decided to just like whatever…

IT'S ON: ART BELL LOOKS TO MAKE FOURTH OF JULY 2015 FIREWORKS

There has been some recent doubt as to whether ART BELL would return, but a message posted to Facebook tonight seems to make it official: Art Bell will face George Noory.. However, Bell will debut his program on the DARK MATTER RADIO NETWORK for free..

Bell wrote,
Hi all here is a update,

Here is the way I see things: Starting in late July Dark Matter makes a return five nights a Week
from 9PM-12AM P.T. on DMRN. The Stream will be at a higher bit rate and FREE to all.

As I mentioned a Producer is needed and it looks like we have found a really good one, Paul will
also be able to assist.

I will be depending on all of YOU as well as my FB followers to spread the word far and wide on
Social Media. A blitz if you will, BUT not yet, it's still too early, but I will give you all the word, we don't
need magazine's and we sure do not need AM radio to spread the word, Social media has far more
power, I have seen what YOU can do.

We will start building the Studio in March or so and as I have …

BLACK MIRROR to get a United States adaptation..

....and with that, the helium was just let out of my balloon..

I am not a big fan of UNITED STATES versions of amazingly great shows.. There is something so fresh and deeply inventive, disturbing, and scary about the BLACK MIRROR shows I have seen..

There actually not been enough of them in my opinion.. and quite frankly each one could be a must see three hour film, in my opinion..

Here is the news, as reported in major trade publications tonight: BLACK MIRROR faces a US adaptation..

Paul Harris writes this in a VARIETY report:
A U.S. rendition of “Black Mirror,” the British sci-fi series that has been a buzzy hit for Netflix, is in the works, the new leaders of Endemol Shine North America said Wednesday at the Real Screen confab.

The keynote session at the Washington Hilton marked the first major public appearance by Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin since they were tapped co-CEOs and co-chairmen of Endemol Shine North America.

Corwin confirmed that “there is a plan” regarding a U.S. version o…

Cat claws out: George Lucas hits back at movie industry

Some say that George Lucas changed movies forever with his original STAR WARS films.
Others say that his incarnations in the early 2000s were some of the worst pieces of film crap every displayed on screen, besides Natalie Portman of course..

But George Lucas is hitting back, calling out his critics and even slamming people's pop cultural preferences..

Among the many quotables that you can find in the VARIETY article penned by Brent Lang, the HORROR REPORT picks its favorites:
 If you go into ‘Star Wars’ and see what’s going on there, there’s a lot more substance than circus

...

All art is technology. That’s the one thing that separates us from animals.

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All of us in film school hated the establishment. It was the sixties.

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Studio executives generally are not the most sophisticated people in the world…you do not want to be oppressed by people who are not as smart as you are and I’m dumb

...
But perhaps the one that will cut the deepest: Lucas scratches his head at pop culture:
I would ne…

SHARP JAB: George Noory anti-Science? Art Bell thinks so

Art Bell, considering making a run at online broadcasting later this summer, launched a missile at his potential rival George Noory on Coast to Coast AM tonight on Facebook, further showing the bad blood that exists between the former and current host of the late night radio program.

Bell said this in a Facebook post,
I just got a Facebook message from a listener who was very concerned that George Noory is having Guest's on urging people not to get their children vaccinated! I am not a listener to Coast but if true it is beyond irresponsible
Bell continued,
I don't want to believe it's true but if so please look at the real science George, this is just plain dangerous.
The recent measles and flu scares have caused a vicious debate to surface in media and pop culture about the safety and importance of vaccines. Noory as host of Coast's newest incarnation has phased into a more government conspiracy program as opposed to paranormal version made famous by Bell. As a result, N…

The darkness that comes with snow is colder than the winds that blow it

A view from my window tonight.. on a cold and snowy winter evening//

Our favorite Martian

If you believe that they put a man on Mars…

We have had squirrels and garbage cans, Obama’s face and more.. but now may be the biggest shocker for people staring closely at Mars rover images..

This picture seems to show a man repairing the probe on the red planet.. At least that is what some are wildly saying online..

Men on Mars?
Or a rover still on earth and faking out the entire population of the globe?

The picture was released by NASA—something strange to do if you would want to hide such an occurrence.

Shadows, Dear Watson, just shadows.
And really.. with the temperature, you really think EGON from GHOSTBUSTERS would survive without a helmet?

Slender is the fright

Before you begin to read this, yes I know: Slenderman was a meme created on a website thanks to a Creepypasta only a few years ago. I was  reminded of that today on Facebook, as well.

With that out of the way, let’s go straight to the news of the bizarre from the an area in the UK.. Cannock, Staffordshire is the location, you may recall, where a number of “black eyed children” were spotted in recent times.. Those paranormal entities supposedly knock on your window and door begging to let them in.. Of course, as the urban legend would have it, you’re damned should you do so..

In the newest news frenzy from the location, “Slenderman” is appearing to people–yes, that fictional character..

For days news, tabloid media outlets in the UK have reported on the Slenderman sightings in Cannock. Paranormal investigators may want to flock to the location again, purported by some to be one of the more haunted areas of the globe. If you believe in that sort of thing..

The UK version of the HUFFINGTON P…

THE GREAT FIZZLE OF 2015

THE GREAT FIZZLE OF 2015!

THE GREAT BUST OF 2015! The blizzard fizzle..

The storm, though large for some, failed to live up to the predictions some said..

The Weather Channel went wall-to-wall on coverage for the storm they called Juno.. other networks had their reporters out ready with yardsticks..but each time they did a live report, the snow was vacant and the streets were covered in a simple slushy mess..

Parts of Long Island had a long duration wind storm, and Boston seemed to be the hardest hit of the big cities when speaking of snow totals.. But 6000+ flights later, you sure wonder if the threat was big or if the hype simply took over ..

After all, forecasters have to pick now from dozens of computer models where as, in those ancient days of the 20th century, they’d get guidance from a model and forecast it themselves.

There was science then. Now there’s computer runs… The runs tell the tale correctly: There was a storm on a certain date. They can pinpoint patterns and systems.. but …

Art Bell address JULY 2015 potential show on BELLGAB

Art Bell has been under the radar of social media since his brief stint on Sirius XM radio ended abruptly. However, he has been active on Facbook over the past year and also has been posting messages on BELLGAB, a message board dedicated to Art Bell fans and talk about Coast to Coast AM. Last night, Bell went to that message board to deliver a statement to his legions of who congregate there on a daily basis. Bell said,
 Hi again,

 It's been a long time since I have posted. First I did not miss any shows for Sirius/XM save for one when the studio in New York went down, none missed for my back or the spider bite.

 Second, I do still have the Flu and have had a bad back since I was in my 20s, sometimes it is ok and at other times I can not walk. Only people with bad backs can possibly understand.

 Third, IF I decide to take a run a streaming it will be free while live as I have always said, this would be in July after my Non-Compete is over. It would also be at my own expense and requir…

PROPHECIES OF THE PARANOID?

There are some very strange currencies in the world.. the Pope may be debating whether dogs go to heaven and what limits on the freedom of speech should exist when discussing religion, but there is something far more supernatural potentially happening..

I read a report in the CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT concerning whether a “future pope may be forced to flee Rome” ..

The story was written by William Kirkpatrick and discusses the arc of history–and the idea that we are being drawn back to a time when darker forces ruled half of the civilized world..

The perspective is obvious.. the source is a Catholic paper, so don’t expect anything to deviate from doctrine.. But Kirkpatrick wrote one thing that caused me pause:
“If Rome ever falls to Islam, the pope—whoever he may be at that time—may choose to remain in Rome and suffer the almost certain martyrdom that would follow. That is up to him and the Holy Spirit. However, in light of the escalating Islamization of Europe, it would seem prudent for Vati…

Do rabbits breed like Catholics in heaven?

Paradise.. a place for all of God’s creatures? If that’s the case, what about dogs and cats as well?

The Pope has been saying some interesting things lately–like Catholics should not breed like rabbits and there should be limits to the freedom of speech and criticism of religion.. but something deeper is in question: In December he alluded to the notion that all of God’s creatures go to heaven.. the NEW YORK TIMES ran a good article by Mark Oppenheimer regarding the potential newfound animal love in the Vatican..

It is a longstanding theological question–one with no scientific answer since, quite frankly, there’s no proof of any afterlife or beforelife to begin with. But it certainly is interesting to contemplate.

The real question may not be whether Fido or Whiskers accompanies you on your journey into the afterlife, but if rabbits breed like Catholics in heaven..?

Just some news..

The planet is amazing.. the planet is scary. This is the scene in the Pacific in Tonga… a volcano has been erupting for about a month.. And suddenly a new island has appeared. Tonga now has 177 islands. Update your maps accordingly..

Rising temperatures are causing Greenland meltwater lakes to drain at dramatic rate..
Scientists say that Greenland’s lakes are vanishing..

Dateline Yemen: Yemen’s president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has expressed readiness to accept demands for constitutional change and powersharing with Houthi rebels who took up positions outside his home after defeating his guards in two days of battle. This could start getting very dicey very quickly.. Even more, it was announced today that Boehner bringing BIBI to the House to address Congress. Obama said he didn’t know.. a surprise for The Commander in Chief after a raucous State of the Union..

Yemen’s sudden state of crisis poses a problem for the United States..

SAMSUNG has been in the hot seat over just how invasive thei…

THE ABCs OF GETTING FIRED, PART 2

Days ago we wrote about Sheila Kearns, the teacher on trial for showing a horror movie to her students..

This story has developed in full.. a decision was made by  a Franklin County Ohio jury.. they have convicted her of FOUR FELONIES and she will now face substantial prison time..
All for showing 14-18 year olds (who probably always saw it!) the cult horror film THE ABCS OF DEATH..

John Futty of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH reports it for the official record in a story filed for the paper.. Futty writes,


But the jurors were certain that she committed a crime by showing it to four more classes that same day.

The jury convicted Sheila Kearns yesterday of four counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and acquitted her of one count.

Common Pleas Judge Charles Schneider scheduled sentencing for March 4. The maximum penalty for each felony count is one year in prison and a $2,500 fine, but probation is the presumed penalty for the low-level felony.
A crime..
Think about this one more time..
A C…

ISIS PLANS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: 20TH CENTURY DEATH, TIMES A FEW HUNDRED MILLION

A German reporter is making global waves with reports of information that mass genocide is being planned by the group..

The reporter’s name is Jurgen Todenhofer.. Al Jazeera interviewed him about his experiences doing embed reporting with ISIS..

Among the points that amazed me: How it all began. Todenhofer wrote to all of the Jihadists that he could find on Facebook..eventually his social networking prowling worked. He told Al Jazeera during the interview that he got a response from someone who told him that someone from the ‘media department’ of ISIL would be in touch with him.. Todenhofer said, “Maybe this was their way to open a door to the West, or to show that they took the first step, because killing journalists is not a very intelligent strategy.”

Todenhofer was made aware that they knew he had met with Syria’s Assad.. they even said they were not concerned with his opinions, but wanted to showcase their story to the West..

Todenhofer said,
Everything was uncomfortable. Sometimes th…

The mad hat man's hatting

Last night, paranormal author Heidi Hollis appeared as a guest on Coast to Coast AM, hosted by George Knapp.

Hollis has written a number of books concerning shadow people and other supposed paranormal entities, but lately it seems her attention has been focused on the ‘Hat Man,’ a rumored supernatural being known for his hat and often times dark red eyes starting at people through windows..

Hollis used her guest appearance to relate a number of stories she has acquired from people about the hat man, often littering her stories with giggles and a light hearted spirit.. but she does not want her laughter to be mistaken for disrespect of the creature who pervades the night, according to eyewitness accounts.

Hollis says that the ‘hat man’ is showing up throughout the world–according to Hollis, she even had a letter about the hat man dating back far in history ..

According to Hollis, people who sense a presence of the hat man also have an overwhelming feeling of dread during their encounters..

The mad Hat Man

The family member of mine, someone who I will remain nameless, told me of a story that has been happening..

Over the past several months as she was driving her car alone, a man appeared in her rear view mirror.. she said each time the man was in the passenger seat, when she looked closer and took more than a passing glance, he vanished from sight..

She tells me she has become used to it, that she is aware of him and he seemingly is aware of her.. She even tries to pretend she does not see him only to attempt to keep the entire thing lasting longer.. in a hope she will figure out just who the figure may be.

Of course, she feels this foray to the netherworld was a bit alarming.

The interesting thing she relayed to me, and the part that she couldn’t truly understand was as follows: When she first glanced at the man, or figure, she said that she recalled have a 100% recognition of who he was. As a matter fact, she said she thought to herself “hey what are you doing here”.. When she looked awa…

The perils paranoid fatherhood

My wife is in St. Maarten for the week—my son and dog are both stuck with me alone for the week.. The strict regiment of 9pm nbedtime failed last night already.. I envision the day care start times as being late each day too if the pattern, already set in motion, continues..

Without delving too deep into my personal issues here, this has been a rough bit for me .. Eight crazy nights’ worth of being the loner dad—that doesn’t sound right does it?—and knowing that, while I peer out of my dirty coal-covered windows at a lazy winter gray sky my wife will be suffering through sunny days with 80 degree temperatures..

Nonetheless, these are the plights and perils of only one parent going on a vacation while the other does not.

However, in my strange mindset, my wife set me the photo you see with this post of the view from her airplane wing as she flew south.. My first thought was how much it resembled the scene from the Shatner TWILIGHT ZONE.. Really..



Maybe this is my other paranoia setting in—…

CANADIAN ABORIGINAL CHILDREN SUBJECTED TO BIZARRE ESP TESTS WITHOUT PARENTAL APPROVAL. AND MOST LIKELY A LOT WORSE THAN THAT.

The bizarre ESP experiments conducted on aboriginal children without parental consent »

More evidence reveals that kids in Canada were subjected to bizarre, cruel and unethical experimentation led by “quack scientists.”
This Washington POST story penned by Abby Phillip is a must read.. The aboriginal children in Canada were subjected to so much misery and torture—kids as young as three being separated from their families and taken into a cruel life of bondage a wards of the state..

But the latest news we see here is a little more on the odd side.. Phillip reports,
A recently uncovered experiment reveals the depths of the access given to so-called researchers seeking to find evidence that aboriginal children, by dint of their race, had extrasensory perception, also known as ESP, or a “sixth sense.”

Fifty children at the Indian Residential School in Brandon, Manitoba, became the subjects of a series of tests that sought to establish a new measure for identifying ESP and also to find evidence…

PLANET X after all?

Conspiracy theories have raged ever since the early 80s when newspaper accounts said that a planet X celestial body exists somewhere beyond Earth.. In more recent times, NASA has feverishly worked to downplay any such entity.

Tonight, though, researchers are giving new life to the age old rumors.. Planet X may exist, and as NBC news reports, Planet Y may as well..

This from NBC:

At least two planets larger than Earth likely lurk in the dark depths of space far beyond Pluto, just waiting to be discovered, a new analysis of the orbits of “extreme trans-Neptunian objects” (ETNOs) suggests.
Researchers studied 13 ETNOs — frigid bodies such as the dwarf planet Sedna that cruise around the sun at great distances in elliptical paths. [Meet Our Solar System’s Dwarf Planets]

It’s interesting to note that just under one year ago, NASA announced lots of new planets–but they made sure to say there was no Planet X in the mix..
The newest news of a potential massive planet beyond Pluto is a game changer–…

If the Craton is moving, is the sky falling?

Connecticut officials coordinate earthquake preparation »
After daily earthquakes in eastern Connecticut over the past week, officials have met to discuss ways the state can respond and residents can prepare.
The situation is confusing and challenging—a place that has not shaken in centuries is constantly now moving..

Of course nothing large enough to be earth shattering or teeth chattering has happened at this point, officials must be anxious.. Residents who have homes not built to withstand large shakes must be equally upset about the daily earthquakes that are occurring.

Safe places are now being thought up.. disaster plans.. family meet up points, and ways to get in touch with loved ones should something bigger even occur.

Scientists are still attempting to state exactly why is happening and why.. It has been challenging . The New York TIMES reports it this way :

Connecticut sat in the middle of this massive body of land. Then, about 200 million years after Pangea was formed, it began p…

THE ABCS of being fired

Read all about it: News from Columbus Ohio..a substitute teacher is up on felonycharges for showing the horror movie THE ABCS OF DEATH to her class!

The COLUMBUS DISPATCH has the full story on Sheila Kearns..

The defense attorney for Kearns argued that she had her back to the screen for the film and did not see the graphic sex or murder scenes.. Of course when you learn that she showed the film five times in one day, and knowingly tried fast forwarding it when a principal walked in (only to pause it on a breast scene) you have to wonder if she really had her back to the screen so much so that she didn’t know the type of film she was providing to the young adults…

The JURY in the case is going to be made to watch THE ABCS OF DEATH–anyone who has been aware of this film knows what the jury is going to see..

I have written about the ABCs before.. It’s not my type of horror flick to watch for fun..  I have some major problems with those who count it as entertainment, but it’s certainly their …

SHAKING. RATTLING. ROLLING. Linda Moulton Howe is thankfully on the case of why the entire country seems to be booming and shaking

More shaking being reported in Rhode Island.. And Connecticut gets its 9TH EARTHQUAKE in just days.. It still feels to me like an inactive fault line has come alive to provide a new generation lots of shaking in a place not equipped to handle it. If a number of fault lines along the East Coast spring to life, buildings have not been made to withstand constant trembles..

Why do we talk?

My nearly 4-year-old has an amazing way of staying away, whether it is by asking for endless bed stories or asking for drinks of water, there's always a creative flow when the lights go off..

Last night, his attempts to stay away were a bit different. He asked logical questions that, I can tell, were really on his mind.. He wondered to me, "why do I talk?" And then "how do I talk?"   I tried to explain in a somewhat scientific approach--looking at the clock and realizing that it's long overdue for sleep to take hold of him, I shortened things up a bit and said "God made you be able to talk."   Then he asked, "but where is God?"  Of course, 'heaven'.. And then "But where's heaven, I can't see it?"

I just said "up there" and sternly said it's bedtime..

As I sat there watching him journey into twilight and dreamland, these questions became my fated destiny that would keep me awake long past my bedtime as…

A year of what?

The HORROR REPORT, in boredom, asked a question days ago on this website: What will 2015 be? The choices in the polls were 1) change  2) horror, 3) old century murderous dictatorial rampages, 4) amazing technological advancements..

Of course some may argue those choices are a little limiting, they were quite frankly just put together in a last minute poll making list.

The opinions, however, were amazing. Among the emails and messages the HORROR REPORT received, the best are listed here:
"Actually probably all.
We just better hope we survive the next two years.."
I am with you on that.. Sometimes I just hope we survive the next two months..
Can we have a year WITOUT politics?
I agree with that sentiment.. I wish more of us would.
One bit of positive thought was given with this line, 
2015 will show better than 2014 economically and national standards of living.

That is something we can all hope for.. but what we probably don't hope for is the next thought:
More hurricanes, forest f…

The Sunday morning sidewalk

Fear and social networking in Paris

Saturday morning cartoons

SATURDAY JANUARY 10 2015


Bizarre coverage on CNN of the Paris terror attack leads to this: Anderson Cooper has to correct colleague Chris Cuomo after Cuomo describes one of the terrorists as “AFRICAN AMERICAN”!

For the first time since World War I, a Synagogue is closed on Shabbat in Paris..


Update on the Boko Haram extermination: A town has been hit.. And hit hard.. as reported yesterday, some say hundreds are dead but other experts are standing by their number of 2,000 dead. Can you just contemplate that for a second? In our modern world–the 21st century–we are still seeing murderous maniacs kills .. and their success rate is getting better by the murder.. Amnesty International is calling this the deadliest in Haram’s history..


News from Venezuela .. shoppers throng grocery stores under the protection of the military.. note the news media reports “under the protection” of the military. That connotes a good feeling, doesn’t it? That the military is allowing people to safely get food.. Bu…

Let's leave earth and let the robots have it

Standoffs and terror.. hate and greed. The world seems surrounded in a shroud of darkness. I so often try to stay positive, look at the brighter side of life and see the forest from the trees.. but the forest these days seems extra dim and those once tall standing trees appear to have a slight bend to them, like they have slouched down in a form of eternal earthly sadness of the crimes against humanity humans so often commit..

While these may be the best and times and the worst of times, one thing is apparent in my somewhat academic mind: We are divided and hateful. Maybe not more than times gone by, but certainly the strains of modern society are showing..

Muslims vs Christian.. Black vs white.. gay vs straight. Republicans vs Democrats.. All the groups we are put into by corporate giants who claim to give us the news on a daily basis.. And all too often, we happily place ourselves into those categories and categorically ignore the prejudices and divisions that group assimilation can o…

CHARLIE HEBDO SHOOTING ROCKS FRANCE, AND THE WORLD

This is a developing story and it has global ramifications ..

At least 12 now dead after what the nation of France is considering a terror attack..two of the dead are police officers..

The shooting took place at the offices of the magazine CHARLIE HEBDO..that magazine has been running satirical images mocking Mohammed recently..

Kim Hjelmgaard of USA TODAY writes,
Armed gunmen wearing black hoods stormed the offices of the publication in a suburb of the city before firing automatic weapons in a scene police described as “carnage,” local media reported. The attackers were heard shouting “Allahu Akbar,” an Islamic phrase that means “God is great.”
The masked men who went into the name and asked for specific names before the shooting began walked out and got away..

They were also armed with a rocket launcher along with their Kalashinkovs..

Minutes before the shooting, CHARLIE HEBDO tweeted a satirical image of Mohammed.. Moments later their office building was under siege and the murderous ramp…