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IT director Andy Muschietti says IT2 will finish filming in 2018

Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview with Variety. “We are doing [two films],” said Muschietti. “We’ll probably have a script for the second part in January. Ideally, we would start prep in March. Part one is only about the kids. Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids.” Muschietti also commented on what fan’s expectations are for the new film, and what they want to see. “Most of the people are excited about seeing a good adaptation. There are naysayers. Those tend to be the people who are fans of the miniseries rather than the fans of the book. People who read the book and got the book, they’re not crazy about the miniseries. It was a very watered-down version. It didn’t contain the darkness that the book had. They couldn’t make something for TV about a clown who eats children,” Muschietti added.
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Rethinking the T REX

Researchers at the University of Manchester created a detailed anatomical computer model of the 7-ton dinosaur to calculate the load on its skeleton at various speeds and gaits. They found that its skeleton was perfectly capable of moving in a run – defined as having both feet off the ground at the same time – but if it had ever actually done so, its bones would have shattered. The study is published in the open-access journal PeerJ.
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Fireside chats and foreign accent syndrome

Last night while gathered with a few friends over wine, we traveled the universe of strange topics. I brought up my amazement when I hear of people suddenly speaking fluent languages they never knew before after being in comas or hitting their head.. And no one believed me! It is true I argued! These medical mysteries do happen.. 
So I second guessed myself. 
Maybe I just am a victim of ‘fake news.’ So I went to some reports. And yes.. comforting to my ears, this language issue is real. It is called foreign accent syndrome. 
This report appeared in TIME magazine in 2014: 

A Georgia teenager who suffered a life-threatening head injury last month while playing soccer awoke from a coma speaking fluent Spanish for the first time in his life. Rueben Nsemoh, 16, shocked family members and doctors when he opened his eyes after a three-day coma and began uttering sentences in Spanish, despite having known only a few words before his accident. “It started flowing out,” the teen told TIME on Mon…

CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF

Pittsburgh Daily Post, Pennsylvania, August 4, 1912

And all these years I thought this saying started on Uncle Grandpa.. Glad to see we’ve been saying it since before two world wars. Sadly over the past century very few people have checked themselves before they wreck themselves..

NEW IT IMAGE REVEALED

With IT being released September 8 (two months) another image of ‘Pennywise’ has been released.. A press release with the photo: The kids in peril, the Losers’ Club, include Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor. Javier Botet will play The Leper, and Nicholas Hamilton plays Henry Bowers. The cast also includes Owen Teague, who plays bully Patrick Hocksetter. Bill Skarsgard is our new Pennywise.

DNA IN PICTURES

Scientists have uploaded a short movie of a galloping horse into the DNA of living bacteria and were able to retrieve it with a 90% success rate “DNA has a lot of properties that are good for archival storage,” Shipman said. “It’s much more stable than silicon memory if you wanted to hold something for thousands of years.” In the new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, Shipman wanted to see if bacterial DNA could be used to record the order in which new information was added to its genome.

Happy Halloween will come early this year.. STRANGER THINGS 2 gets a new earlier release date.. Netflix has confirmed a new release date for the second season of the hit show, NME reports. “Stranger Things” Season 2 airs October 27, 2017. In a press release, Netflix has also provided a new description for the next season: “It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.” Check out a new poster and teaser for the second season below. Feel the excitement ..

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A Sunday Morning Smattering of news JULY 9 2017

TRUE BLOOD'S NELSAN ELLIS DEAD AT 39

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

is reps confirmed the news today. “We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” HBO said in a statement this afternoon. “Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood.

SPDIER-MAN SOARS!

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! This is the summer superhero movie we have all longed desired →variety.com


Box office trackers had forecast an opening weekend ranging from $85 million to $110 million, but first-day business lifted those to the $115 million-plus range. Studio estimates stood at $80 million to $90 million, but were upgraded to near $100 million.


And the reviews are great.. scoring 94% on Rotten Tomatoes..

Summer movies at their best.

HISTORY

Despite people’s belief system not allowing this information to become fact in their brains, it is true: The Jim Jones cult did not die drinking Kool-Aid. It was Flavor Aid.

From a past story detailing the events: The surprising thing is that all the sources on the massacre say the powder was the grape variety of another drink brand, Flavor Aid. Made by Jel-Sert, Flavor Aid appeared in one of the first newspaper reports on the massacre.

The claim is repeated in the 1982 book Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People. And surviving witnesses said that Flavor Aid was the drink used, not Kool-Aid.

With the evidence so clear, why did the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” emerge? Mental Floss suggests Kool-Aid’s role as being a genericized name for all flavored drinks, the popularity of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and other factors made it easier to remember “Kool-Aid” than “Flavor Aid.” Why it’s worth correcting the Kool-Aid mistake Many of the strongest arguments to…

MEME WAR I

Here is how things unfolded.. This past slow news weekend, President Donald Trump initiated first blast when he posted a MEME of him from 2007 clothes lining Vince McMahan.. but the head of the WWE owner was replaced with CNN’s logo. The media was shocked! Scrutiny began! Such hate! Vitriol..

And some Americans most likely would have been on CNN’s side with this one. After all, we have grown a bit weary of a Tweeting President.

And then CNN went and did this…

They found the REDDIT user who created the meme…using various data mining tricks and social media INFO..

The user, not named at this point: HansSoloAsshole. Love the name.

Basically what CNN decided to do was blackmail the person–some are claiming the REDDIT user is a 15-year-old. CNN virtually had the user promise to to make any more MEMES.. and if he did (they will be watching they told him) they would release his name to the world!! But if he didn’t? His secret is their secret.

Within hours of CNN broadcasting a ‘victory’ story on …

JULY 4TH SYFY TWILIGHT ZONE MARATHON FULL SCHEDULE

JULY 4TH:
12:00 AM: Hocus Pocus and Frisby
12:30 AM: The Fugitive
1:00 AM: The Gift
1:30 AM: Black Leather Jackets
2:00 AM: The Long Morrow
2:30 AM: Once Upon a Time
3:00 AM: The Incredible World of Horace Ford
4:00 AM: Ninety Years Without Slumbering
4:30 AM: Passage of the Lady Anne
5:30 AM: Cavendar is Coming
6:00 AM: On Thursday We Leave For Home
7:00 AM: Ring-a-Ding Girl
7:30 AM: The Prime Mover
8:00 AM: Steel
8:30 AM: The Last Night of a Jockey
9:00 AM: The Howling Man
9:30 AM: Escape Clause
10:00 AM: Person or Persons Unknown
10:30 AM: The Trade-Ins
11:00 AM: A Short Drink From a Certain Fountain
11:30 AM: Of Late I Think of Cliffordville
12:30 PM: I Am the Night — Color Me Black
1:00 PM: The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank
1:30 PM: The Bewitchin’ Pool
2:00 PM: Young Man’s Fancy
2:30 PM: The Grave
3:00 PM: Nothing in the Dark
3:30pm: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
4:00pm: Eye of the Beholder or To Serve Man
4:30pm: Five Characters In Search of An Exit or The Invaders
5:00pm: Long Distance Call
5:30pm: I S…

JULY 2 FIREWORKS: SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE

Saturday morning cartoons / JULY 1 2017

July already.. America's birthday coming again. This year is going too quickly.. This summer is as well. Phinneas and Ferb's time is running low. Enjoy life. But for now, enjoy some news of the world! For better or for worse!


Horror movies for the fourth of July..

SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LIFE AROUND A YOUNG STAR..

Vice President Mike Pence will oversee US space policy.. The Council that he will chair was dissolved in 1993.. Trump brought it back.. STAR WARS coming!


Adolf Hitler used werewolves, campires, and astrology to brainwash Germany.. This article appears in VICE and reports about a new book called HITLER'S MONSTERS.. It details what some would call a surprising connection between Nazis and the supernatural...

CERN breaks records..

Alex Jones provokes strange conspiracy theory of child save colony on Mars.. NASA denies..


Is this photo proof of some sort of alien life on Mars!? The photo is fodder for conspiracy theorists who believe that the red plan…