AOL Instant Messenger died a silent death today. It was announced many months ago that the messaging service would cease to exist in December.

And today? It was over.

From AOL:

We know there are so many loyal fans who have used AIM for decades; and we loved working and building the first chat app of its kind since 1997. Our focus will always be on providing the kind of innovative experiences consumers want. We’re more excited than ever to focus on building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products.

I, like YOU, spent countless nights in the late 90s and early 2000s getting to the know the Internet while spending time in AIM. My name was Loomicide. And now... It’s AIMicicde. Gone.

And the saddest of all? YOUR BUDDY LIST IS GONE.

Can I save my Buddy List?
Unfortunately you are not able to save or export your Buddy List.

The net is reborn every hour.

But those old days of the wild NET west?.....they are the the days that will never come back again.


I do believe in Santa Claus


I really liked this GIF enough to reblog it.. I want to believe, as well.. And somewhat do.

Let me explain.

We are filled with mystery and mayhem, this universe.. Christmas night is the ULTIMATE and most paranormal night of the year–even if you believe in Santa or the religious view, it is beyond belief. Santa can fly all over the world. Deliver gifts. Not be noticed. At the same time we worship a ‘savior’ who was born in a manger … wise men followed a star to give him gifts. He was born of a virgin. And then eventually would go on to die and rise from the dead.

How more paranormal can you get.

My son recently asked me if I believe in Santa. He is in the 1st grade and some kids have begun to talk about the reality of the situation.

I told him I do believe in Santa. AND I DO!!
I believe..
I believe because we are in a multiverse.. filled with endless potential. Endless realities. And why not .. and why would not Santa, in some realm, be real? And in some realm, why would he not be a time traveler? Someone who can defy space itself to get here.. deliver gifts.. bring hope to children facing hunger and disease, sadness and strife, all across this cold land? Why not..?

I don’t just want to believe.

I do believe.

(via unexplainedthings)


....the ever close Christmas day almost here.. The ten day countdown soon to begin. Where did time go? Where is it coming from..

A sampling of events of significance from the Earth and beyond this Christmas season:

SPOTTED PIG employee calls VIP section a rape room! MORE: "Within the first paragraph, the reader hears of staff at his various boƮtes being bitten on the waist by Friedman, having him force their heads into his crotch, pushing his tongue into their mouths and threatening their careers, sometimes in front of his celebrity clientele such as Amy Poehler. Constant unwanted kisses, touches and demands for sex are described as norms by named and unnamed sources."

LA police probing new allegations against Roman Polanski from 1975--though they can't do anything.. The Department said it is investigating allegations that director Roman Polanski in 1975 molested a child when she was 10, even though the case cannot be prosecuted because the statute of limitations has expired...

We all know about the monster storm on Jupiter.. what we did not know is that it is 200 miles DEEP

WALKING DEAD ratings continue to falter.. new law for the show as finale airs.. The excitement is gone. The characters have lost their joy.. people have grown weary.. It's time to end it..