Photos of raw pork being carted into store spark investigation

Mort Walker of BEETLE BAILEY fame dead at 94..

Words of caution on the flu from Seph Lawless

There is no escape.. the flu is rampant in 50 states and officials have declared it the worst in a decade--perhaps longer--and the season is not peaking yet. More to come.
More misery.
And tragically more deaths to result as well.
One of everyone's favorite photographers just had a near tragic battle:

Recently I had the flu. I ended up in the ER testing positive for the deadly H3N2. They tested my blood gas in artery said the virus was cuttin off oxygen to my organs and that’s why I felt like I was dying, made me stay for 24hr observation. I got the flu shot this year

I was informed by doctors that I could of easily died within minutes if the virus eventually cut more oxygen off to my organs. They also said the CDC predicted the wrong strain this year and that the flu shot is only 10% effective this flu season

It should be duly noted that I exhibited no flu-like symptoms and when asked how I felt I kept saying I felt like I was dying, like my body was shutting down, turns out it was so always trust your gut and go to ER especially during this deadly flu epidemic this year! your gut.

Dear David back for more

If you have some spare time and interest, check out a Twitter account run by Adam Ellis @moby_dickhead .. Humorous name.

Over the past several months, Ellis went from just a few followers to now almost 970,000 people writing a steady stream of updates about ‘Dear David.’

If you go back through the annals of @moby_dickhead, you’ll find a rather unassuming beginning where strange things were happening in his Manhattan apartment. From there, things get worse.. and worser. And worsest. To the point where he believes his humble abode is haunted with the spirit of David, a young child who seems to have a gigantic cranium indicating injury or sickness. The spirit, plagued with anger, is now causing consternation for Ellis.

The best part is how the ongoing story seems so brilliantly true!

Ellis gained notoriety when a few British rags picked up on the story — the story of Dear David traveled around the world in 60 seconds. From there, Ellis continued posting some mundane things on Instagram, and interacting with users on Twitter never indicating that he is giving us a great ongoing running horror story.

Where will it go!?
How will it end!?
Brilliant way to write a novel. A novel approach to selling a story! Twitter with interactions and user input.

Recently, from December 2017 through January 2018, Ellis regained some interest with new Twitter posts about David standing overtop of him at night while he was sleeping–photos to accompany the story are posted in the Twitter threads on his corner of the social media world. Additionally, he said he traveled back home to Montana for Christmas to escape David. And then he found footprints in the snow.

….cue the music. David was there.

I follow ‘REIGNBOT’ on both Twitter and YouTube (You should really check her out if you are into the exploration of online mysteries and anomalies.). Reignbot posted a full 20 minute video on January 24 of her reading off all of Ellis’ latest posts on his Twitter page. It’s worth the time:

There is a steady stream of debate over whether Ellis is giving us great entertainment or factual knowledge of his haunting. Serious discussions in circles of the otherworldly exist pondering whether David really creeps around this Manhattan flat.. or if David is just a cunning way of instituting a new form of horror entertainment into our lives.

Either way.. a book deal? Why bother! Twitter is free! That’s too old school for dear David.

A movie? .. maybe more like it.

Fact or fiction, @moby_dickhead continues to hold our collective imagination and attention with the startling stories of the night stalking ghost demon boy named David.


You should sleep on this conspiracy theory for a while

A few days ago a REDDIT thread about conspiracy become social media bedlam! A poster said he/she believed that the company Mattress Film was a cover for a large-scale scandalous money laundering operation!

The comment got 41 thousand up votes quickly.. the theory spread on Twitter and other socials.. And then, only propelling the conspiracy theory into high revolution around the sun, the comment was SIMPLY DELETED.


Speculation exists and to why.. a whodunnit of epic online proportions.

A few screen grabs below to show some original postings along with Twitter affirmations afterwards:

An interesting point that was brought out in discussion: In 2016 German based company Steinhoff acquired Mattress Firm (and Mattress Firm was already a big purchase since it acquired Sleepy’s in 2015.).

By December of 2017, the CEO of Steinhoff stepped down and Germany was investigating whether the company was in violation of that country’s commercial laws.

Now while that may not have a direct correlation with anything regarding impropriety, people questioned some other numbers

There are about 14000 McDonalds in America.
There are about 12000 Starbucks.
And…there are a little over 9,200 MATTRESS Store!

A product that only gets purchased, at the most, once a decade (sometimes once in a lifetime) …

It you would consider 300,000,000 Americans needing a bed, not bunking or sharing, then there would theoretically be 300,000,000 mattresses. You can do the math yourself, even Common Core style, to ascertain how true a profit a company having 9000 stores (often right next to each other!) have.

One Facebook post I saw while researching this said “there are 34 Mattress Firms in a 20 mile radius of my home. I am freaked out!”

The extent of conspiracy now ‘out there,’ here’s how serious it got. The CEO of Mattress Firm was forced to comment to the BUSINESS INSIDER yesterday about this topic. Ken Murphy said that the accusation of money laundering is ‘false’ and lacks merit, and that the company provides valuable products to customers and will continue to do so.

Luckily customers can choose between 9,200 stores for their product. And if they don’t like one store? Just walk across the street to the next nearest, I suppose…