An update from Art Bell and a new trailer for the potential DARK MATTER podcast

Unless insanity prevails and Art Bell changes his mind, DARK MATTER is going to be coming this July. And here, thanks to a fine YOUTUBE user named ḰIḒṔṴJẶ PRODUCTIONS, we have a trailer for the much anticipated return to the airwaves. Via a podcast.

Sometime in July.
From somewhere in a dark room in Pahrump Nevada..

Meanwhile, Art Bell posted a new message on BELLGAB with a bit of an update:
No news yet. The deal is actively being worked on by both sides, I will let you all know the moment we have a deal because until that time THOSE PEOPLE would screw with it. For all I know they have already tried to steal Falkie away for their bumpers.
I love this board, never change.

I love BELLGAB, too. That’s why I am not only a reader but an active member

I don't care if it rains or freezes as like as the Oscars has Plastic Jesus

Welcome to Hollywood.. where apparently even the Oscar statue snorts cocaine..

It is actually a message of art being sent by the artist PLASTIC JESUS..

More from the LA TIMES:
"The piece is intended to draw attention to Hollywood’s hidden problem of drug addiction that affects hundreds of people in the showbiz industry and is largely ignored until the death of a high profile A list celebrity," Stern said in a statement on Plastic Jesus’ behalf to LAist.

The winter without content

Here is the sight from this weekend’s weather forecast.. anything pink and purple are winter weather somethings. And there are lots of them, storms are a plenty..

The season is almost ready to change. I hear song birds in the morning now and the noon sun—when it is out—is strong.. But until the spring blossoms bloom, it’s going to be considerably cold and snowy. That continues, obviously, this weekend.

I think the second week of March will be a transition..

Let’s see how good I do with that forecast..

Tonight's moon and bright friends

The moon and Mars and Venus are high in the cold sky tonight provoking s remarkable view for the faint of heart..

Take a peek outside of you date to brave the cold air.



The crime captured the nature's imagination and gave us two fresh faces of real horror: Young 12-year-old girls who stabbed their best friend in 2014..

We already know that the girls,  Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, wanted to ward off the SLENDERMAN by offering their friend as a sacrifice..

During the tapes, they explain to police how they lured their friend into the woods.. A number of screen caps from the CNN report showcasing the girl being talked to by an interrogator and some of their chilling words:

slender1At one point, after stabbing their friend, the girls also believed they say 'Slender' himself..



Morgan described the way it felt when she was stabbing her friend:



Anissa said that after the stabbing they told their would be sacrifice that they were going to get help, however admitted to the investigator that it was a lie.. Instead they were going to run and 'let her pass away.' At one point Morgan said "I knew we'd get in trouble" about the attempted murder..

Police have also decided to release to the media sketches from notebook of one of the girls, as you can see from this ROLLING STONE report today.

Their friend survived.. but now, unless the charges are reduced, the SLENDERMAN fans now face up to 60 years in prison, if convicted..

The HORROR REPORT wrote of this crime, and SLENDERMAN, on various occasions. Mostly we found it to be obnoxious to blame a fictional character for the horrible crimes. It also showed how little so many 'experts' understand about Creepypastas and the internet, but yet they feel compelled to describe it as they actuall have a clue. Even during the 2014 year in review, the HORROR REPORT entertained the notion that '14 was the year of paranormal, and highly cited the Slenderman case as a perfect example of the fright..

2015 seems to be a year, at least in this case, when justice may prevail.

Morgan was right. She knew they'd be caught. Slenderman didn't tell her that, her conscious did.

But now, slender is the fright and goodness is the light.. with that said, hopefully a fair process ensues, critical thinking occurs, and justice prevails.  I think that is the simplest thing owed to the victim who almost died in this case.



The tree of death

Whether you find a deeper meaning in this story or just scratch your head at the strangeness of it, it is making the rounds online today and into the pop culture lexicon. When President Barack Obama was in India three weeks ago, he had a photo op at the at the New Delhi memorial to Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi. He planted a tree..

Now three weeks later, passersby are amazed at just how dead the tree looks--lifeless and droopy, no leaves and sad..

India is ferocious in their argument that the tree is NOT dead, it just looks it..  they are blaming it on the time of the year. But the media in India is seeing it quite different, reporting and bashing the government for carelessly allowing the tree to die and whither away..

Do they need a miracle?
Perhaps Chauncy Gardener from BEING THERE..

Or better yet: The gang of Charlie Brown's friends, those kids who seem to have a good history of working miracles with lifeless trees..


How wayward are the Pines?

TWITTER and all things entertainment exploded a bit today with a surge of news about a director who made his star shine bright at the end of the last century: M Night Shyamalan.. His newest conquest is not over movie theaters or strange SIFI 'documentaries' but instead prime time television..

Shyalaman's bringing WAYWARD PINES to FOX.. and with it comes a strange and elusive trailer for the show.. Matt Dillon stars in the show. And quite obviously the trailer, as well.

It speaks for itself:

The official description:
Imagine the perfect American town, beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets...Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you’re going insane. You must be in Wayward Pines.

For those who don't know much about this soon-to-be hit series (I predict) it's based on a novel by Blake Crouch and the series, with M Night Shymalan shepherding it, will feature Matt Dillon as a secret service agent on a mission to find missing federal agents..

The immediate and overwhelming reaction online has been critical of Shyamalan but receptive of the trailer for the May 14th premiere of the show..  even the description on the trailer poster deeming this an 'Shyamalan event' rather than a 'series' has some scoffing.

Shyamalan has had a series of love-hate relationships with fans after several of his movies were criticized as stinkers following after the hit SIXTH SENSE..  while  some lament the fall of his star, I still believe SIGNS and even LADY IN THE WATER had appeal..

It remains to be seen how many fans, or former fans, go into the journey to WAYWARD PINES..
But for me, it can't be any worse than UNDER THE DOME.
Or could it!?

A worthwhile retort on the CABLE TV cord cutting

Last night, I dropped a link on this site and espoused some of my beliefs that the current generation growing up will drop out of the TV scene much prior to the next one. . the link on the ‘cord cutting’ actually came from TIME magazine.. However, a reader comment on the situation offered a very different and good perspective on the potential other side of the coin.. Since it was buried at the bottom of the site and few may have seen it, I’d like to share it in full, as it offers up a counter argument to the believe that Millennials are ready to abandon their TV sets altogether:
It’s important to put this in perspective. The industry does a really good job of hyping reports and headlines based on a single, biased view. If we were to describe “millenials” as the age group of 18-34 from the inception of cable TV in the early 80s, things really don’t look that different. People don’t make primary choices about TV services until they have their own homes. The median age of first-time home buyers has gone up considerably just in the last 10 years alone. Until you are making a primary decision about TV service (not living with mom and dad, in a dorm or with several roommates), you are just making do (i.e., watching video online). SNL is not irrelevant. People are just choosing to record it and watch it later, not live. Nielsen, the author of this report, does not have the capacity to measure this.
Since the inception of the VCR, live TV viewing has declined. When operators introduced DVRs into consumer homes, live TV viewing declined even more. A couple of years ago, DVR penetration among pay-TV subscribers was only about 40%. Throughout 2013 and 2014, due to much lower manufacturing costs and a hefty drop in the global price of chip sets and memory, operators have been able to put a lot more DVR set-top boxes in homes at a much lower price to subscribers. So what happens? Again, live TV viewing declines even more. This is not to say that people are watching less TV, they are just watching it on demand from their DVR. The popularity of broadcast TV programming has never been higher. People are just not watching it “live”.

And that all makes sense.

It does not shake my perspective though that SNL is irrelevant..I base that a bit simply on the humor or lack thereof that often comes from the show. But there may be other shows that are quite relevant, perhaps being recorded later.. Which changes the game altogether for Neilson and advertisers.

No matter how you look at it, the pop culture world has changed.

CHURCH LETS OUT: Keith Rowland speaks

Normally this website and many others wait patiently for Art Bell to make comments on Facebook or BELLGAB, but this night
the HORROR REPORT can relay information that Keith Rowland, Bell's famed webmaster and curator of THE DARK MATTER RADIO NETWORK, is the one doing the speaking.

Rowland published a post tonight regarding the controversial exit of Jimmy Church from the radio network. Church made appearances as a guest host on Coast to Coast AM--you may remember that after the original hosting Bell had Rowland actually take down ARTBELL.COM until the situation was settled between them personally..

Rowland tonight offered up his explanation as to why Church left and how the entire situation went down.. the statement in full:
It seems the right time to set the record straight regarding Jimmy Church leaving Dark Matter Radio Network.

First of all, while Fade to Black was the most popular show on the network, Jimmy was not a “sit-in” for Art Bell. In fact Art Bell never heard of Jimmy, never asked him to sit in, nor ever contacted or talked to Jimmy in his entire tenure on DMRN, except for one conference call discussing Jimmy’s appearance on C2C. Art has never listened to Jimmy Church and has no idea what kind of show he does.

It appears to us, that ever since Jimmy’s one-time “DMRN Promoting” appearance on C2C and was asked to decide between continuing on DMRN or going over to C2C, he was planning to leave DMRN, and never discussed this with me. Jimmy just called up one Sunday night and told me he wanted to move to Spreaker, eventually iHeart and Coast 2 Coast. He felt that was a way for him to further his career. I agreed it would be good for him, but wished he gave me a chance to fill the large void he would leave in the schedule.

We talked about a 2-4 week transition period. Which if the move was kept secret, would work, but since Jimmy wanted to use our station to promote his move, and would be announcing his upcoming change to iHeart / Clear Channel and eventual appearance on Coast to Coast, there was no way I could ethically continue his show on DMRN. I left it up to him to decide. He could wait until he had more prepared for his move and continue on DMRN, while I too prepare for replacement shows. Jimmy decided to announce his move on his website that night. So he decided to leave us in a predicament, we did not boot him off.

If you hear any other statements that you may question the validity of (and there are), regarding this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us, so we can set the record straight.

Keith Rowland

The JIMMY CHURCH thread on BELLGAB has been busy lately..

The Church appearance as a host on Coast originally divided fans of Art Bell as much as Bell and Rowland seemed be distant during the situation. While it may have been worked out, the ongoing Church 'bells' ringing. Art Bell himself made vague references to Church's COAST hosting, but never elaborated in full on how he and Rowland worked out the divide.

Now with the statement from Rowland, there appears to be a 'setting the record straight' attempt before the upcoming months that he and Bell will be preparing for a potential new ride podcasting. Bell said on Bellgab that there will be a confirmation of something coming within days as to whether he will be able play music during his podcast if he returns in July. With fans awaiting that news, Rowland's words tonight seem to be coming at the opportune time to close the Church door once and for all.


Los Angeles hospital warns 179 patients possibly exposed to 'superbug' »

It seems high time for a new fear.. Ebola never quite hit home. Measles didn’t much more to shake the nation to the core.. and the Polar Vortex  was replaced with a ‘Siberian Express’ to remind us of how awful weather is and how it’s our enemy. Plus don’t think for a second that news directors aren’t getting a kick out of a slight percentage of Americans believing that Vladimir Putin is somehow creating polar surges into the United States to destroy our Western Civilization..

But all mocking aside, perhaps the new fear of the SUPERBUG is warranted?

More from the REUTERS report:
The possible exposures occurred at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center between Oct. 3 and Jan. 28 during procedures in which a specialized endoscope is inserted down the throat to diagnose and treat pancreatic and bile duct diseases.

One thing to note: Many of those who may be infected are in the predicament after a ‘routine’ procedure. And now there is nothing routine about the possibility that they have a life-altering bacteria that may kill up to half of the people who get it..

And while we are not calling this one Captain Tripps just yet, public statements being made now will either be looked on as prudent caution or blatant disguises sometime soon in the future..
"It’s important to emphasize: This particular outbreak of CRE is not a threat to the health of the public in Los Angeles County," said Benjamin Schwartz, deputy chief of the acute communicable disease control program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.


The 500 pound meteor in the room »

An amazing—and scary—piece of news is being reported very close to the HORROR REPORT home base..
Americans in New York, Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania reported seeing a fiery, 500-pound meteor soar through the sky this week before the space rock apparently broke up somewhere over the Keystone State, according to scientists.
NASA said on Tuesday this week that the meteor entered the Earth’s atmosphere in the sky above western Pennsylvania earlier that morning and was reportedly witnessed by spectators stretching for hundreds of miles across the United States from the Mid-Atlantic to the Midwest.

The meteor burst into flames above PITTSBURGH..

Remnants of the meteor ended up on the ground in Pennsylvania—my home state as well. I didn’t see this, however, it seemed more confined to the Western part of the state..

It was traveling at 45,000 miles per hour..

The video and the story are both equally amazing..

There were reports of sonic booms.. Lots of calls to the AMA..

And also this piece of interesting news: A meteor exploded over New Zealand yesterday..

The pink stars are falling all too often lately, don’t you think?

The death of TV

Cord-Cutting: Millennials Abandon Their TV, Cable Faster Than Ever »

This is important and game changing.. A cultural switch is going on. And this backs up my point the other night that Saturday Nighy Live and other live programs are becoming increasingly irrelevant ..

Like AM radio, conventional TV is dead.

There is a revolution in what people want and how they want it.. The talking heads who gave us what they wanted us to digest are almost no more--the power is in the people's hands.. is this why regulation is being discussed? Why the Internet will be branded as a public utility and the government will act accordingly?

Since 1998 the NET was a wild west, tamed a bit by modernization and maturity.. but we are living in unparalleled times.

Anything is possible.
And bad.
It is our choice .. and cutting out the norm of how we once acted is a good choice.


When in Rome...

Rome is getting very worried about ISIS.

We have reported on the strange prophecies that seem to be driving news lately..

Now the DAILY BEAST is reporting about officials in Rome having no clue how to deal with the threat of ISIS, but being very concerned about their potential advance from Libya to Italy..

Barbie Latza Nadeau reports this in the BEAST article:

Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” and the warning, “we are south of Rome,” Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi shuttered up the Italian embassy in Tripoli and raised his fist with the threat of impending military action.  Never mind that Italy has only 5,000 troops available that are even close to deployable, according to the defense ministry. Or that the military budget was cut by 40 percent two years ago, which has kept the acquisition of 90 F-35 fighter jets hanging in the balance and left the country combat-challenged to lead any mission—especially one against an enemy like the Islamic State.

In fact, Renzi didn’t specify exactly who would wield that military might, and, two days later, when no one volunteered to lead the charge, he backtracked.  “It’s not the time for a military intervention,” Renzi told an Italian television station Monday night and said the United Nations had to lead the way.  “Our proposal is to wait for the UN Security Council. The strength of the UN is decidedly superior to that of the radical militias.”

Among the notable facts reported: Libya is just 109 miles away from the island of Lampedusa and 300 miles from Sicily..

There have been recent news stories regarding threats on the Pope's life, with very real plots revealed..

There is an increased security presence outside Rome's American embassy on Via Veneto and the Libyan embassy on Via Nomentana..

The most recent beheading video released by ISIS showcases Coptic Christians meeting their collective and bloody demise.. The threat of the video was that ISIS was going to Europe next. And the goal: Rome.

The Vatican.

The Pope.
The war of religions in our modern times..

The Pope has spoken out against ISIS on a number of occasions, most recently speaking of the horror of the 21 beheaded Christians.. As a matter of fact, he called them modern martyrs.. Cardinal Dolan, a famed figure of Catholic hierarchy, says that civilization itself is being threatened by ISIS.

In January, prior to the recent beheading and threats, the Vatican saw 'dangers' with a terror threat..

Those dangers are getting closer..
The world is watching..

Aliens from the musical stars: Tom Delonge believes in UFOs and says he knows people who 'know'

Recently, John Podesta, an official who had power within the United States government, said his biggest recent regret was not being able to provoke UFO disclosure.

Enter into the discussion, a musical star: A famed star in the paranormal world, Tom DeLonge, is 'positive' that aliens exist.. the BLINK 182 star goes further and says he knows people in a position of power that would be 'in the know' on the alien situation..

The words come from a PAPER magazine interview with Delonge (PAPER made fame in 2014 with the exposure of Kim Kardashian's rear) .. Delonge went deep into UFO and government coverups.. he went on to explain his opinion as to why aliens are even more important than Jesus..

Among the many things that Delonge said during the wide ranging and amazingly interesting interview:

  • He said he had his phone tapped.

  • He spoke of trillions of galaxies with the unknown amount of planets within..

  • He said NASA did NOT fake the moon landing, but there are questions that need to be asked which are covered up, such is what was there when we got there..

I visited a number of forums and checked the comments on some stories regarding Delonge's words today.. a few people seem shocked he believes what he does. I have previously heard some in depth interviews with Delonge. I most note his few appearances on Coast to Coast AM with George Knapp was the fill-in host..At that time Delonge was advertising his then new website StrangeTimes, one that seems to have gone off the internet..

Delonge is an intelligent person and good thinker on this and other topics of the unusual..
Whether he really 'knows people' or not cannot be proven by me or anyone else.

But is there something out there?
With zillions of potential planets that would harbor life, I think the question is moot..

I am quitting nighttime sleep meditations. But nothing against meditation.

The march of machines is taking our jobs from under our feet.. robots will accomplish tasks once held by human.
But in all of the futureshock we are being hit with, one thing remains clear: People are still trying to be people. And get in touch with the larger element of our cosmos..

Enter into the equation something that maybe could be the job of the future: An expert on meditation..

Mary Macvean of the LA TIMES writes  that people are seeking a way to slow down.. a moment to take a breather and disconnect from the highly wired world. And in doing so, find the inner peace that is promised with meditation..

The LA TIMES opens this way:
"Bring your attention to this moment," Janice Marturano instructed. "Be open to sensations of warmth or coolness, sensations of fullness from breakfast, or perhaps hunger." Minutes later, the meditation ended with the traditional strikes of little hand cymbals.

Buddhists? Old hippies? New Agers?

Nope. The room was full of hospital executives and managers in lab coats and scrubs, jeans and sports coats at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. And the teacher was Marturano, once a top executive at General Mills.

And it goes from there--people who are in highly respected walks of life are the new meditators.. They are attempting to slow down a bit..

Years ago, well before the 60s generation drugged the meditation world up, this would have been unheard of. It wasn't so long ago that even Catholic priests warned of the dangers of meditation.. you can slip out of the realm here and let evil forces take over. Now most religions are heralding in the power of yoga and mixing it with prayer. What was blasphemy then is bastioning now.

I can see it now.. experts in meditation opening up their own buildings where people can find solitude in darkness. Experts and 'gurus' will be the new fad--and lots of people will pay big money to those who call themselves a subject matter expert in the art of just being alive without a handheld device.

Instead of a quiet walk in the woods, we will pay hundreds of dollars to someone who can give us the experience in alternate ways.. A new movement! And a new job market.. Finally humans may have found the one thing robots can't do. Well.. maybe not.

There is one interesting caveat, and a personal one, I'd like to share on this, however.. And an important one. For about two weeks, I was attempting a certain sleep meditation (one that will remain nameless, as I don't want to besmirch the reputation of a highly visited YOUTUBE page.)  It seemed to be putting my to sleep quite fast.. the video's essentially said it would connect me, or the user listening, to the God of the universe. Whatever that meant..

The video clearly had an impact on my life. But not the one I expected.. For about two weeks, I fell asleep fast without trouble. But I didn't dream.. I literally can't remember one instance in the two weeks where I woke up remembering any dream at all. Even more, for about a week and a half my daily life seemed slower and more zombielike. I didn't get excited about nearly anything.. I was zoned out, and even my morning coffee didn't do much to awaken me. I  stopped the meditation and without about three or four days I was back acting normal again, heart racing after caffeine. Even my tin-foil hat paranoia was back in full force.

So which 'me' was the better me? Zoned out and careless about most of everything. Or wired with a touch of mental anarchy? A better question, perhaps: Which was the real me? I have lived most of my life being stranger than some and perceiving conspiracy where others don't even see smoke. But I am never at rest. The meditation-version of me was at rest. At night, and even during the day..

This showcases, at least for me, the power of meditation and the ability of the mind-body connection becoming more of an albatross than a savior.

I am quitting the nighttime hypnoses.

Instead maybe I'll just take a phone-free walk in the snow winter woods.



The growth of doom

I got an email last night from someone saying that they come to the HORROR REPORT for horror news, and not world events.. I implore you, find reader, look to your news headlines for the horror. It is there..

The HORROR REPORT has been around since 1999, in some shape or another. At that time, we were on message boards and forums.. AOL rooms and ICQ rooms.. Now we're steady as a website--one that changes its design now and then, much to the chagrin of readers who are thoroughly confused by the constant reshaping of icons and pages.. Throughout all of the history of the HORROR REPORT, we have told readers of the scariest of things both real and fake. Movies, TV, comics, and books. And real events..

The news of the day is always scary. It is always the best of times and the worst of times..

The latest 'worst of times' news is constantly streaming to us from the Middle East, where a death cult describing itself as a religious branch of Islam is wrecking lives and destroying realities.. ISIS is not a Muslim group. They are beyond the pale, and have no regard for decency or any tenets that other Muslims hold.. As a matter of fact, we are being thrown back onto the cesspool of the Middle Ages with each beheading.. each burning..each stoning.. and each baby being stomped on by ruthless men who are hellbent on shocking the world even more than we have been..

Just last night, the HORROR REPORT reported on the prophecy of end times that is guiding ISIS.  They believe they are heralding in the final days. Some in the extreme religious right think the final days are here, too.. but they are mistaken when they believe their rapture will save them from suffering the rest of us would have to endure. World citizens, I think we are in this together. And if we don't think about how to stop this new century's villain, the next century will look back and either ask us why they inherited a thousand years of darkness or ponder why this current age seemed determined to allow itself to become a turmoil-laden battleground of religious insanity..


ISIS is expanding its area. The latest atrocity is showcasing their power in Libya and growing influence in North Africa. Tim Lister reports today that the group is actually growing at a warp speed:

ISIS is under pressure in parts of Iraq and battling a variety of adversaries in Syria, but it's metastasizing at warp speed elsewhere, most dangerously in Egypt and Libya.

It also has support in Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan. And the leader of the group ravaging northern Nigeria, Boko Haram, has expressed his admiration of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Set featured image

I am reminded of the previous comments of our leaders..Comments that all proved to be either wrong or ignorant.. Bush with his 'bring it on.' Obama with his 'benchwarmers' comment about ISIS. Or the Iron Lady Hillary Clinton's 'we came' joke about Qaddafi's death and subsequent corpse raping the dictator endured at the moment when the 'Arab Spring' took shape in Libya.

Dead ambassadors. Weapons being given to Al Qaeda.. chess matches in a land of oil. And all for what? Another group of horror established itself.. John McCain denies he met with them. But there are photos.

If those photos matter now.

This is morphing at a warp speed..

500 miles from Rome.
And they could watch 500 more.




This website and many others have talked about the prophecy of the Popes quite a bit..   Just recently, we also reported on the undertone of rumblings about strange threats to the Vatican and to the Pope himself--along with the news last night that ISIS beheaded 21 Coptic Christians and have publicly said that they want to go to Rome next.

Lots of eyebrows have suddenly been raised to what we have been saying: Prophecy is playing out in real life. However, it may not be due to divine inspiration, but instead because ISIS is paying attention to prophecy and wants to accelerate what it deems as the end times.


CNN's Peter Bergen reports this tonight:

The name of the Dabiq magazine itself helps us understand ISIS' worldview. The Syrian town of Dabiq is where the Prophet Mohammed is supposed to have predicted that the armies of Islam and "Rome" would meet for the final battle that will precede the end of time and the triumph of true Islam.

In the recent issue of Dabiq it states: "As the world progresses towards al-Malhamah al-Kubrā, ('the Great Battle' to be held at Dabiq) the option to stand on the sidelines as a mere observer is being lost." In other words, in its logic, you are either on the side of ISIS or you are on the side of the Crusaders and infidels.

When American aid worker Peter Kassig was murdered by ISIS in November, "Jihadi John" -- the masked British murderer who has appeared in so many ISIS videos -- said of Kassig: "We bury the first crusader in Dabiq, eagerly waiting for the rest of your armies to arrive."

In other words, ISIS wants a Western ground force to invade Syria, as that will confirm the prophecy about Dabiq.

This may be tough to ponder for a more secular world.

A wide spectrum of religions, however, understand the deal quite well.. If these human sacrifices continue, and the Pope is in danger, a veil of darkness will descend over this world.. depending on your point of view, either Jesus comes back as the Judge, or Islam will be the true religion that inherits the earth.

So here we are, in a time when modern convenience is plenty and the joys of technology is often unparalleled.  All the while, beheadings and burnings are being conceived by other humans--humans not at all rational.. Instead of projecting the intelligence of evolution and modern maturity, we are being taken back to the middle ages.. For so many right now under the leadership of ISIS, the dark ages are ruling..

With each step closer to Rome, I fear the steps will be closer to two different branches of faith believing that end times are upon us.. Sadly, many Christians will throw their hands up and wait for a rapture that, logic tells us, will not occur. Instead we will be faced to deal with death and a hell on earth.

And then what..?


Cold as hell

Some of the coldest weather in 21 years ..

It hurts to breathe, stand outside ..

Even my dog decided to cut short his early morning walk with 7 below temperatures greeting him. ..

It's brutal. Just brutal..



coptixcThe AFP is reporting,
The Islamic State group in Libya released a video on Sunday purportedly showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians, prompting Egypt's president to threaten a "suitable" punishment for the killings.


President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his country reserved the right to "punish these murderers" as he called a meeting of security chiefs and declared seven days of mourning after the video was distributed by jihadists on social media.

The footage shows 21 handcuffed hostages wearing orange jumpsuits being beheaded by their black-suited captors on a beach the group said was in the Libyan province of Tripoli.

The developing story has taken the internet by storm Sunday night, with images of the video--and the video itself--making runs across social networks..

The Associated Press is adding to the fear over this horrid story.. ASHRAF KHALIL AND MAGGIE MICHAEL are reporting this in recent runs across the news wire:
The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group — which controls about a third of Syria and Iraq in a self-declared caliphate — has established a direct affiliate less than 500 miles (800 kilometers) from the southern tip of Italy. One of the militants in the video makes direct reference to that possibility, saying the group now plans to "conquer Rome."

NIGHT TERROR NEWS has published articles relating to these vague threats previously, one here called 'shadows and dangers' and another about the 'paranoid prophecies of the Pope' ..  each story suggested a danger lurking with the rise of ISIS and radical Islam--and those dangers pointed at the Vatican and Rome..

And now, tonight, the AP is pointing out the obvious and most troubling: ISIS is only 500 miles from Italy..

My really ultra sad and depressing assessment of tonight’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE 40th anniversary nostalgia

I was looking forward to this 3+ hour extravaganza celebrating SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S 40 anniversary for weeks.. Tonight when it finally began, I couldn't to turn it off..

Let me explain.
I grew up watching the show.. from an early age, I recall my parents allowing me to stay up late on a Saturday to watch the cold open, usually with Phil Hartman nailing his Ronald Reagan impression. I typically was only able to stay away until the band's first song.. As I got older, the show was a staple of my existence on weekends.. after working late at a restaurant for several years, this program was the go-to before turning in and waking up the next day to do the same grind job again. There are even particular seasons I find the best: The 92-94 years, and then 97-the early 2000s..

The special airing tonight is giving me a different sense of SNL.. In a sense, I think the forced nostalgia is a bad thing. The live recreation of old skits using the same actors--actors clearly who have aged and gained weight--are not kind.  The parade of stars is obviously interesting to watch, but it's also a bit unnerving to see how fast 40 years went by. And how many stars have left our world.. the number of unfortunate deaths of cast members is normal with a program that spans four decades.. But the sharp recall it gives so many people seemingly makes them also think of their own demise..

Call me a little too negative on this, but I was reminded watching it of my own aging process as well.. Some may call me young yet.. But when you realize that you're about 6 years younger than this program, you get the 'oh boy' moment..

There are some other things that are called to mind when seeing this many years of memories. First off, SNL is running shorter clips of the classics. They used to be 20 years old.. but now as they age, the life of the memories has become abbreviated to fit more..

And in fitting more, it also showcases how the 'not ready for prime time' comedians of the 1970s have led to a 'does anyone still watch this show?' mentality of our current age..

The modern world of comedy is a bit different.. The youth of today, for better or worse, like watching clips on Youtube or short 10 seconds VINES.. or even shorter three second GIFs.. Or better yet, one frame memes usually featuring some sarcastic or rude commentary about life. The live entertainment offered up on SNL is not cutting edge. While they have attempted to mix the internet generation onto their show, the last effective cast to do that was Andy Samberg. And really, he only gave us a 'dick in the box' as the fondest memory some have of him on the show..

I am really not trying to be negative--I am not. But seeing Chevy Chase's weight start gathering around his neck like a brace, and "Opera Man" coming back, Steve Martin singing 'King Tut', and Dan Aykroyd blending up a fish al-la-70s style, I get a bit nostalgic. And a bit sad.. And quite honestly a bit too much.

Maybe some nostalgia should be left to the personal moment, the time when you're alone and contemplating all you have seen and done.
Maybe this 40th anniversary special is a little unhealthy..

Yes, I am seeing the Facebook and Twitter messages of people "LOL"ing  .. And they are taking photographs of the show from the smart phone of the TV, mostly trying to brag about the APPLE TV or SAMSUNG in their homes... It all seems so vacant.. It seems so forced..
Compared to the early clips of racy and risky humor, the current incarnation of this show is overly safe and about as cutting edge than a dull butter knife.

This is my honest assessment and gut instinct of this NBC special..I may be wrong.. But it's how I feel.

Perhaps I am alone..
Or maybe 40 years worth of three generations is LOL in spite of themselves tonight.. and when it's over they will wonder where their night has gone. And their lives.. As the beat goes on.

SNL 40th Anniversary Special

The implied message of this Jehovah Witness video: Not paying attention at meetings will kill children

I don't think I am wrong.. here's a video for you to decide for yourself:

This is a reason all organized religions, regardless of the name, reminds me of Pink Floyd songs..

The threat of death .. if you fall asleep at meeting, your life will not be spared.

Listen up kids. The flood is coming.


Call me a tin-foil-hat wearing paranoid conspiracy believer, but a rather peculiar headline got my attention today from BLOOMBERG, as captured here:

Bloomberg announces the new world order

For those who still don't know, the normally safe and completely secure city of Copenhagen has become a fortress..heavily armed police roam the streets. Order is being kept as the constant sound of sirens blare in the air.. This is how BLOOMBERG reporters Christian Wienberg and Frances Schwartzkopff present their information:
The Danish capital, which topped a 2014 Monocle ranking of livable cities, is in a state of shock after attacks that erupted on Saturday are being investigated as a terrorist act. Two people were shot dead and five police officers wounded. Security services gunned down the suspect after he shot at them on Sunday following a manhunt that lasted through the night.
 Danes now need to brace themselves for a new reality, Justice Minister Mette Frederiksen said at a press conference on Sunday. “There’s no room to be naïve,” she said. “These are dark forces that want to hurt us.”

As European leaders declare their determination to preserve the region’s way of life in the face of extremism, the risks of doing so are proving daunting. A record security operation is now under way in Copenhagen with units from all over the country sent to the capital. The shootings in Denmark may have been inspired by the January massacre in Paris at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police said. About 10,500 soldiers have been deployed in France since that attack.

The Australian writes that 'we are all Danish tonight' about the incident..

And perhaps we are all living under a new world order?

There us audio of the gunman opening fire in the cafe.

Terror has come to the city of Copenhagen.
And with it, a world order that the rest of the world has been fully aware of for some time..

There is nothing 'new' about it.

The Podesta reveal

Imagine: A United States citizen with high profiles and extremely high credentials and clearances in the United States government publicly saying that he wishes he could have brought disclosure on the topic of UFOs.



Stop imagining.. it’s exactly what John Podesta is saying! Some hate him politically, others love him. But stop with the ridiculous two-party division nonsense and just realize what Podesta, a former Clinton staffer, is really saying: Podesta said in a tweet February 13th:

“Finally, my biggest failure of 2014: Once again not securing the of the UFO files..” 

There seems to be a drumbeat of news leading to some sort of reveal..
If Podesta's wish comes true, we'll see it soon.

Just in time for the United States to open doors to a new relationship with CUBA, this shows up: 

A “much more aggressive than others” strain of HIV have been discovered by an international team of researchers in patients in Cuba. ..

TRANSFORMERS rumors: Some news reports are just all thumbs.

Some new rumors about Megan Fox and Michael Bay–could it be that she’s in the new TRANSFORMERS movie but HE is out!? At this point just rumors. I highly doubt them as well.. for better or worse, Michael Bay IS the TRANSFORMERS movie.

And lots of people are really excited about the idea that Fox will return along with Shia LeBeouf, so as long as he’s not wearing some paper apparatus over his head that day..

These casting and production rumors are getting a little ridiculous.. as noted with a headline like this: “‘Transformers 5′ Cast, Trailer & Plot: Mark Wahlberg & Megan Fox Confirmed For Film [Rumors]

(because I'd go to REALTY TODAY for my entertainment news?)


… ahhhh..entertainment journalism. Where the words ‘confirmed’ and ‘rumors’ can appear in the same sentence..

12 ways the world could end. Brought to us by a reputable publication near you

Some good news for your Sunday morning sidewalk–tongue in cheek on that.. a reliable publication like the FINANCIAL TIMES would never attempt to just scare us with awful things, right?

They have.


They are giving us a list of the 12 ways the world could end.. Asteroids.. supervolcanos.. global monetary collapse.. nuclear war.. pandemic..

Perhaps my favorite though: “Unknown consequences.”


The catch all. Just in case they missed any disaster scenarios, they want to go for the full wide ranging effect on your psyche. Thanks reliable reporters at FT. Never expected it from you..

But the frightening part, more than anything, is how right they are.

Sure we are comforted by our warm blankets each night. While we sleep peacefully in dreamland, there's a hell being unleashed from underneath the planet.. Notice how many volcanoes are becoming lively again? Earth shaking along the East Coast.. Strange looking bombs going off in Ukraine. And the minute hands were moved ever so close to midnight by scientists who still warn of impending nuclear disaster.

I always am amazed as to how often life does not end on any given day. It seems we are always a hair trigger away from some awful event. Maybe there's a defiant hand of creation involved to stop the anarchy from unraveling on the thin crust of this little pale blue dot. I don't know..

But I do know this: FT is paying close attention. The reporters must have had a little too much coffee and Clyde Lewis recently..


Hadron Hell?

The Large Hadron Super Collider is going to be restarting again–a new particle, we’re told, could be detected this year that would make the Higgs Boson look minor.

For those keeping score, there are tons of websites online depicting a frightening scenario, one that they say even Stephen Hawking is warning us of.. perhaps a new black hole opening? Maybe the universe itself being eaten up..?


The Hadron Collider has already changed the world, to a degree. And despite lots of fanfare and rumors of demise, we haven't faced anything too awful. That we are aware of. Then again, they are adding a second of time to the clock this summer. But that has nothing to do with the Hadron, even though I saw a rumor on some oddball website--even odder than mine--that it does..

Maybe the Langoliers coming ..or wait, that’s a Stephen King book. Not Hawking.

But what we do know is this: The extremely updated Collider is going to search for signals that could become a new model of physics. 

And maybe open a  black hole, too..


Rain keeps falling, down. After 30 years THE BREAKFAST CLUB still matters..

30 years after the BREAKFAST CLUB, it is coming back to some theaters.. It is interesting now to go back and see what TIME magazine, then in 1985, said about the classic movie.

One fun concept is to look at what will never happen again, thanks to modern technology..  It was a movie for its time and of its time, but yet somehow stands the test of time. Yes, outfits are different.. the technology is limited..

But there’s one common thing shared by that of all generations: Our attempt to fit in, find our niche, and create a ‘character’ out of our reality. In the BREAKFAST CLUB, the most amazing part is that all of the characters, by the end of their Saturday detention, actually discover who they really are because they are faced with the clear vacancy of others judging them. I bet, though, by Monday their egos were back and they ‘role’ resumed. But it’s all fiction, right?