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LOST IN 2017



You summarize a year often by recalling people who were lost. People of fame, fortune, misdeeds, or crimes, Cut down by the constant path of the Angel of Death. By the ultimate judge and jury of life.

2016 was an amazingly horrible year for deaths. 2017 began almost immediately the same and stayed that way for the duration of 365 days.

We are seemingly going through a change of age. Those figures we came to either distain or admire for a generation are gone. In January, wrestling legend and potential murderer Jimmy Snuka began it all. In December we ended with the most famous criminal mastermind of our time, Charles Manson.

All in a year.

All in twelve months.

Those we lost in 2017.

x x x x x x


Not much love lost with this loss. Charles Manson dead in 17.



Fats Domino, famous for his boogie-woogie piano music during the birth of modern rock, dead.. He was one of the biggest stars of the early rock ’n’ roll era. He died on Tuesday at his home in Harvey, La., across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. He was 89.

Robert Guillaume, the urbane actor who received two Emmy Awards for portraying the acidic butler Benson on a pair of ABC sitcoms, died Tuesday. He was 89. Guillaume, a baritone who also starred on the stage and voiced the wise mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King (1994) and its related sequels, video games and TV series, died at his home in Los Angeles, his wife, Donna Brown Guillaume, told the Associated Press. He had been battling prostate cancer.

One of the biggest losses in music happened in 2017.

Tom Petty dead.

A relic of a sexist era gone.. Hugh Hefner dead at 91..

Hugh Hefner – the silk-robed Casanova whose Playboy men’s magazine popularized the term “centerfold,” glamorized an urbane bachelor lifestyle and helped spur the ‘sexual revolution’ of the 1960s – has died, his company said late Wednesday. He was 91. Hefner founded Playboy in 1953 with $600 of his own money and built the magazine into a multimillion-dollar entertainment empire that at its 1970s peak included TV shows, a jazz festival and a string of Playboy Clubs whose cocktail waitresses wore bunny ears and cottontails.

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, quite possibly the best manager and the best color commentator in American pro wrestling history, has died. The news was broken by Jim Ross. Heenan was 73. Somewhere in the sky the Brain and Gorilla Monsoon are calling a match.



Tobe Hooper, director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has died aged 74, the Los Angeles County Coroner has confirmed. The cause of death is not yet known. Hooper was born in Austin, Texas in 1943. For much of the 1960s he worked as a university professor and a documentary cameraman. He made his directing debut with Eggshells, a low-budget hippie movie released in 1969.



Jay Thomas, who is best remembered for his roles as talk show host Jerry Gold on”Murphy Brown” and hockey player Eddie Lebec on “Cheers” has died at age 69.

His agent Don Buchwald told the New York Daily News that he had cancer.


Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, died on Sunday morning at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91.



DICK GREGORY, famed civil rights leader and American humorist, dead at 84..

Dick Gregory came into my consciousness in 1968 (I was 11) because he made headlines for going on a hunger strike. This was after he was already famous as humorist and comic. This was shocking. He protested the lack of rights for Native Americans in Washington state. It would become the first of many hunger strikes Gregory would use as a method of protest from his early days right up until age 80…


John Decamp, famous for his book and investigation of the Franklin Credit Union and abuse scandals, has succumbed to his earthly fate.


Chester Bennington, Linkin Park’s frontman, dead at the age of 41.. He hanged himself at his residence ..

In May of this year, Bennington penned an open letter to his friend Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, who also committed suicide.. Cornell died at the age of 52.



MARTIN LANDAU DEAD AT 89.. He had just celebrated his birthday.

Landau was the crafty master of disguise for the TV version of “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood.”



George A. Romero, who launched the zombie film genre with his 1968 “Night of the Living Dead,” died on Sunday, Variety has confirmed. He was 77.

The director died in his sleep following a battle with lung cancer


Nelsan Ellis, best known for playing Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s True Blood, has died due to complications from heart failure. He was 39.


Joan Lee, the wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 95.

Animal House actor Stephen Furst passes away at age 62 from complications of diabetes ..


Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died, aged 87. Having led Germany for 16 years, he is remembered for reuniting the country..



Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to typecasting after the ABC show flamed out, died in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, a family spokesperson said. West died peacefully surrounded by his family and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Manuel Noriega dead at 83


Zbigniew Brzezinski dead at 89


ROGER AILES. CREATOR OF ALL THINGS CONSERVATIVE. DEAD AT 77

Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison cell »


Don Rickles… dead at 90. And with him also does the fine art of insult comedy


David Rockefeller dead at 101..


Chuck Berry dead at 90..


Alan Colmes dead at 66..


Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.


Ivan Koloff, knowing among wrestling fans as “The Russian Bear,” has died. He was 74.

Wrestling legend George ‘The Animal’ Steele has died at the age of 79.

The WWE Hall of Fame star passed away after suffering from kidney failure.

His wife told TMZ he had been in and out of hospice care since April.



RETAIL GIANT AL BOSCOV DEAD AT 87!

May he rest in retail peace..


TV icon Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday after being hospitalized in Connecticut, her rep confirmed . She was 80.


Miguel Ferrer, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor, Dies at 61



In December 2016, wrestling legend Jimmy ‘Super Fly’ Snuka was put into hospice and given 6 months to live. In January, he succumbed to his fate.. He was ruled unfit to stand trial in the death of his girlfriend from the 1980s. Snuka was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter over the death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino in 1983. He was declared mentally incompetent at a hearing in June 2016 and was due to attend a hearing to re-evaluate his condition. Nancy, 23, was taken to hospital gasping for air and oozing yellow liquid from her mouth on May 10, 1983, having spent the night in a hotel room with Snuka. That is the sad legacy of the wrestling giant– he was famous in his prime.. He couldn’t stand trial to do his time. And he is gone rot a greater judge and jury beyond the earthly realm in 2017.

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The Detroit boom: A friend visits from a trip 28,000 miles per house

This is the AP news brief on the meteor and earthquake in Detroit January 16:
DETROIT (AP) — Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor.  The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball Tuesday night over the state, including many in the Detroit area. Reports also came in from several other states and Ontario, Canada.Some Michigan residents reported their homes shaking.  The society says the reports suggest a space rock penetrated deep into the Earth’s atmosphere before it broke apart. The U.S. Geological Service says it registered as a 2.0 magnitude earthquake in Michigan. Bill Cooke with NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office tells The Detroit News it was “definitely a meteoroid” and a rare sight for Michigan.Other states where people reported seeing a fireball included Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.
More information now being revealed.. CBS in Detroit reported that NASA said the mete…

THE SKY IS ALIVE! BOOM IN DETROIT

USGS confirms meteor occurred around 811pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake. The very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US on January 16, 2018 and was followed by a sonic boom reported several miles away. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 356 witness reports from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio as well as from Ontario in Canada.

50 people reported concurrent sound associated with the event and 114 delayed. Reports are still coming in..

HEATHER WADE ROCKS MIDNIGHT: Ultra Top Secret: Assessment of Situation / Statement on Position on UFOs

HEATHER WADE ROCKS MIDNIGHT: Ultra Top Secret: Assessment of Situation / Statement on Position on UFOs: Last night before the daily broadcast of MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT began, Art Bell posted a Facebook message that breaking news could occur on the program.. Host Heather Wade followed up with a ‘brace for it’ message.When the intro music finally ended, Wade waded deep into the Men In Black danger zone: Revealed though her radio broadcast and now on the Midnight in the Desert page (http://ift.tt/2sqCSRZ) are secret documents said to be given to Wade by a trusted source..Stanton Friedman, an expert in the UFO community who goes back decades in research, told Art Bell that the documents now downloadable are all new pieces of information.. and even more, that they prove government knowledge of different types of extra-terrestrial beings. Even that we truly did recover bodies..Bombshell stuff if it proves true.
And speaking of that.. the MIDNIGHT page still has a caveat to the breaking news…

A DEAR DAVID DIARY GETTING WORLDWIDE ATTENTION

I am completely terrified, enthralled, and perplexed by the DEAR DAVID Twitter stream being penned by New York writer Adam Ellis. He is known on Twitter as Moby_Dickhead.  And suddenly he is captivating publications all over the world..

It began in August. He said he had a dream about a boy with half of a head.. He said his apartment in NYC was being haunted by a dead boy. . . At some point he learned that the boy's name was David. Dear David, actually. And you could only ask him two questions. If you asked a third, he would desire to kill you.

Adam Ellis asked a third..

And the rest became a Twitter stream of nightmare potential.

His cats got involved, as he

Just last week he revealed this photograph, which he said shows Dear David staring at him from across his bedroom:



The last update was last week. Nothing since then.

There are currently 559,000 or so followers who have been watching the accounts of Moby Dickhead. Waiting for another enthralling update.. waiting for another ph…

Art Bell speaks!

And he no longer wants to have his name even associated with Coast to Coast AM..

Here's a screen cap from his Facebook page tonight, only moments ago, in which he exposed yet more feelings about the program:



For months now Art Bell has sent out cryptic messages through his Facebook page about how he wants to be disassociated from the late-night radio show..

Last night George Noory hosted Ghost to Ghost a.m., something Arbel started years ago.



One comment from a friend of Art Bell asked 'why not do a show' of his own. Bell responded in kind:


He said, "It's not that I want to do a show, it is that Coast has gone so far down the drain that I wish my name was not associated with it. I asked them to stop the Saturday Broadcasts of my old shows but so far they refuse."

Interesting developments continue with Mr. Bell.

It appears he is enjoying his show-free retirement, but something seemingly is breaking his heart about what has happened to the once beloved late ni…