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The Sunday morning sidewalk

Hot coffee.. a cold morning.
And a Sunday morning sidewalk filled with news, events, and the turbulence of humanity.. All FTPed and posted for your enjoyment in the comfort of your misery.. Welcome to Sunday. The day of the sun.

Some food for thought.. why does it seem like fracking related earthquakes are so out of control right now? Dutchsince has an answer..

Hayat Boumeddiene and  Amedy Coulibaly
One of the gunmen who shot up the CHARLIE HEBDO building is released, after death, in an online video proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State..

Attack on German newspaper that published CHARLIE HEBDO cartoons..

Latest:  France terror suspect Hayat Boumeddiene ‘in Syria’

Big crowd--and lots of security--expected in Paris for 'day of unity'..

Ron Paul declares: We live in a police state.

Senior citizens flock to Facebook!

The Pope lets out the nipples!! Francis allows breastfeeding to take place in Sistine Chapel..

NASA releases posters depicting earth-like worlds..

MORON PARENTS arrested after posting Facebook video of their TODDLER putting a gun in his mouth!

Kevin Hart, right, films Melissa McCarthy as she accepts the award for favorite comedic movie actress at the People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Rumors: Melissa McCarthy close to signing on to GHOSTBUSTERS 3..

A listing of the major movies in 2015 to look forward to.. Among those titles, blasts from the past like STAR WARS and JURASSIC PARK..MAD MAX and TERMINATOR.. It may be a big year for cinema.. And some other films I am looking forward to: M Night Shyamalan's THE VISIT, the POLTERGEIST remake, and Stephen King's CELL movie..AINT IT COOL has the epic list of the other amazing movies being released in '15..

Some horror movies almost had different names. It would have been interesting to see how well they would have fared at box offices or in later video shelf life if they would not have been released with the titles we have so affectionately come to know them as..



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …