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Nostalgia and the beauty of STRANGER THINGS' music

This song, KIDS from the STRANGER THINGS soundtrack, has a melancholy but mesmerizing tone..It reminds me of a less incredulous time. It spawns memories in the nostalgic portion of my brain to form—glimpses of my past, my childhood, my friendships, my parents singing me to sleep ..
It is the soundtrack to nostalgia, in a sense.

There is something magical about most of STRANGER THINGS. But this song, as of late, has become a strange addiction… And as much as I hate the scourge of nostalgia, this song does nothing but open up more of the total recalls ..

A CDC researcher left work sick two weeks ago — then vanished

A CDC researcher left work sick two weeks ago — then vanished »

Dr. Timothy J. Cunningham had been a rising official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Harvard-educated epidemiologist was promoted in July at the U.S. Public Health Service in Atlanta and contributed to responses following outbreaks of Zika, Ebola and health emergencies caused by Hurricane Sandy. He also was a prominent fixture in the Atlanta community, earning a spot in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 Awards last year.

But the researcher, who studies disease patterns, was not feeling well Feb. 12 and left work around midday

FROM WASHINGTON POST REPORTING:


Cunningham, 35, hasn’t been seen or heard from since, his family and police have said, sparking a $10,000 reward offered by the family in partnership with Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with the incident.

“I feel like I’m in a horrible ‘Black Mirror’ episode,” his sister, Tiara Cu…

The future could be explosive

A magma reservoir potentially hidden behind an underwater volcanic crater could have civilization-ending results if it ever erupts, according to Japanese scientists.
100 MILLION PEOPLE, THEY SAY, COULD BE KILLED..

Experts from the Kobe University Ocean Bottom Exploration Center (KOBEC) have confirmed that a giant caldera or large crater exists in the Japanese Archipelago. The crater, measuring 32 cubic kilometers, is said to be the largest of its kind and the result of an explosive underwater eruption 7,300 years ago, according to their latest study.

Sitting between the Pacific and Philippine Sea Oceanic plates, Japan is a hotbed for seismic activity, which is why scientists are keen on updating methods of predicting natural disasters. The KOBEC team has been carrying out detailed surveys of the area and published their findings in Scientific Reports.

Social media: The slums of the Net

Welcome to your new reality America... Pennsylvania... Schuylkill County.


 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 13 people and injured 20 at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999...

They were called the 'trench coat mafia' in the media. With this newfound glory of fame that the killers reached, copycat threats reigned across the country from sea to shining sea. I was a senior that year. Thankfully my stay in the school world was coming to an end. But from April through June of 1999, Cardinal Brennan and North Schuylkill faced almost daily bomb threats, shooting threats, and evacuations as a result. It became so commonplace that year, when the siren in the school went off, people treated it as a second recess in the school day.

....events since then have forced school shootings into the commonplace of American thought. We are at a point now where a body count ranging in more than a dozen makes new. Less? Maybe a byline in print. Maybe a snippet on the evening news. Med…

BLACK PANTHER SOARS!

BLACK PANTHER unstoppable! Disney and Marvel Studios' Black Panther continues to set records at the U.S. box office where it is headed for $100 million-plus during its second week; one of the top second-weekend grosses in history! 


MORE: That's after scoring the best first week for any title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with $292 million through Thursday, besting The Avengers (2012) in its first week..


Black Panther earned $28.9 million on Friday from 4,020 theaters to jump the $300 million mark domestically. Estimates for this weekend range from $100 million-$105 million. If it comes in on the high end, it will score the third-best weekend of all time behind champ Star Wars: Force Awakens ($149.2 million) and Jurassic World ($106.6 million). The Avengers earned $103.1 million in its second outing.

True horror in Syria: '400,000 People ... Live In Hell On Earth': Bombing Of Syrian Suburbs Kills Hundreds

Reporting from NPR:
In the eastern suburbs of Damascus, a region called Eastern Ghouta, nearly 500 people have been killed in a deadly escalation by the Syrian government that began Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told The Associated Press. More than 120 of the dead are children, the group says.
"Airstrikes, artillery shells and barrels filled with TNT are being dropped on neighborhoods that are heavily populated by civilians who have no way to escape," NPR's Lama Al-Arian reports. "They're being forced into bunkers, and many of them can't even find the time to bury their dead."
MORE:

"I am deeply saddened by the terrible suffering of the civilian population in Eastern Ghouta — 400,000 people that live in hell on earth," he said to the U.N. Security Council. "I don't think we can let things go on happening in this horrendous way. "
Syrian state media said rebel factions had fired shells at the Old City of Damascus on…

Not even Ivanka Trump could save the NBC Olympics ratings disaster

Ivanka Trump arrived in South Korea on Friday as she takes on diplomatic duties at the Winter Olympics...
But .. not even she could help a struggling network retain viewers for its shrinking Olympics..


It ain't 1994 anymore..


For the last Friday of the often-struggling PyeongChang Games, NBC and NBCSN’s combined primetime coverage grabbed a 9.2/16 in metered market results


MORE FROM DEADLINE:

That is an all-time low for an Olympics that is on track to be the lowest ever.
Down 11% in the early numbers from the previous ratings bottoming out of the 2018 Games on February 17, last night’s alpine skiing, snowboarding speed skating and bobsledding filled coverage is also down 2% from the last Friday of the Sochi Games in 2014. Unlike last night’s primetime, the coverage out of Russia on February 21, 2014 was tape-delayed and only on NBC itself. Like last night’s primetime, the final Friday of the XXII Winter Games proved to be a ratings low at the time too.
When the final viewership num…

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 2018

Billy Graham dead at 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the nation’s best-known Christian evangelist for more than 60 years, died on Wednesday at his home. He was 99.His death was confirmed by Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

NEW STRANGER THINGS ACTION FIGURES REVEALED

Being featured at the New York Toy Fair this past weekend, three figures: Will, Mike, and the punk version of Eleven. Based on likenesses of actors Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby Brown, each figure is designed with more than 12 points of articulation to allow for dynamic posing.

The toys come with retro-themed packaging and a Stranger Things-branded display case. They also have some miniature props: Mike and Will each have a removable backpack, while Eleven comes with an alternate hand and a mask. Her design is based off the controversial seventh episode of Stranger Things season 2, which followed Eleven as she briefly left Hawkins to join a punk gang led by her estranged “sister” Kali (Linnea Berthelsen).

Jamie Lee Curtis says you'll be happy and scared of the newest HALLOWEEN

And that’s a wrap. Darlene Vega painted this portrait of Michael Myers. A fitting last tableau while shooting @halloweenmovie#halloweenmovieEverybody who made the movie did so because of their passion for John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s original vision. I think you will all be very happy and VERY scared. See you 10/19/18MORE..

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16 2018

The stranger tale of the skier who was found in Sacramento

Missing skier found in Sacramento took big rig after being lost near Lake Placid 


Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis, a Toronto firefighter, was wearing the snow gear his friends last saw him in Feb. 7 before he went missing at the Whiteface Mountain ski resort in Wilmington, N.Y., prompting a massive search that included state and federal agencies…

According to police, Filippidis purchased a phone at some point.. he reports he rode in a ‘big rig’ but has no memory of what it looked like or who drove it ..

The mystery that may be shrouded forever …

An official search began a few hours after he was last seen, the New York State Police said in a news release following Filippidis’ disappearance. Search crews of about 140 people, including state forest rangers, police, resort staff and volunteers, scoured the area looking for him, said Jon Lundin, a spokesman for the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs the ski resort.

Dozens of Filippidis’ colleagues traveled to…

PRAYERS FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING

Keep these names in your prayers, thoughts and collective consciousness.> They were all of the victims gunned down in the Florida school shooting.

17 Victims - Chris Hixon, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Gina Montalto, Scott Beigel, Alyssa Alhadeff, Joaquin Oliver, Jaime Guttenberg, Martin Duque, Meadow Pollack, Alex Schachter, Peter Wang, Helena Ramsay, Alaina Petty, Carmen Schentrup, Cara Loughran, Luke Hoyer.

They had hopes. Dreams. Parents. Families. Friends. Likes. Dislikes. SOULS.

No one deserves this. They deserve better. Their memories deserve change

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14 2018

'GET OUT' on Presidents day for free

The highly influential and amazing horror movie GET OUT is already one year old..
To celebrate the film’s anniversary, Universal Pictures is re-releasing Get Out in select AMC Theaters on President’s Day, February 19, for free..

The screenings take place at 7pm at only 55 specific AMC locations and you can find participating theaters at this link. How it works is “free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the AMC box office that day,” according to the press release. Also “each guest must present a valid ID to receive their ticket, with a limit of one free ticket for each ID presented, while supplies last.”

The curse of social media fame

Megan Farokhmanesh writes this in the VERGE:

An armed New Mexico man broke into the house of YouTubers Megan Turney and Gavin Free last month, forcing the couple to hide in their closet and await police. Christopher Giles drove 11 hours from Albuquerque to the couple’s home in Austin, Texas, and his “sole intent was to cause harm to someone who resides there,” according to a search warrant obtained by KXAN. Giles allegedly shot at police, who returned fire, killing Giles.
Both Turney and Free are popular social media stars; Turney is a former Rooster Teeth host and cosplayer, while Free is the creator of science and tech series The Slow Mo Guys. The incident took place on January 26th, after police received a call from a woman who said she and her boyfriend awoke to the sound of a gunshot and breaking glass. The Albuquerque Journal reports that not only did Giles’ phone include notes demonstrating a “fondness” for Turney specifically, but showed hostility toward her boyfriend, Free. “A…

THE OLD GUARD LOSES ANOTHER BATTLE: RYAN MURPHY TO NETFLIX

Netflix announced that it had poached the hit-making producer Ryan Murphy from 21st Century Fox.

Among the reports: The five-year deal is worth as much as $300 million, according to two people with knowledge of the deal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private negotiations. That would be one of the biggest deals ever made for a television producer.

It is also a deal to Disney--they just bought 21st Century Fox..
OLD HOLLYWOOD BATTLES...

MONDAY FEBRUARY 12 2018

BLACK PANTHER tracking for massive US release.. $165 million is US Trumpland debut.. Projections for the superhero film keep being revised upward by major tracking services
BLACK PANTHER becomes defining moment for black America..
Facebook is losing youth at a fast pace.. MOM DAD AND GRANDMA are dominating the socials.. Kids are turning to other places to chat and snap.. CAN YA BLAME THEM!?
UNLIKED: A German court has ruled that Facebook's use of personal DATA is illegal!! MORE: "Facebook hides default settings that are not privacy-friendly in its privacy centre and does not provide sufficient information about this when users register," said Heiko Dunkel, litigation policy officer at VZBV.
10 days without a murder in Baltimore..
The ongoing economic crisis in Venezuela has caused thousands of desperate citizens to attempt to flee to nearby Colombia. Shocking images show scores of people crossing the Simon Bolivar International Bridge to escape from the political crisis wh…

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 7 2018

PORTER OUT AT THE WHITE HOUSE.. A senior White House official announced Wednesday he will resign following allegations by his two ex-wives of physical and emotional abuse. The official, Rob Porter, served as the staff secretary and often controlled the paper flow to President Trump’s desk, along with his daily schedule. Porter also oversaw the White House’s policy implementation process and worked closely with chief of staff John F. Kelly to try to instill discipline to the chaotic West Wing. He often spent hours of the day with Trump and frequently traveled with him on Air Force One...
DONALD TRUMP WANTS A GRAND MILTARY PARADE LIKE FRANCE HAS.. President gives the marching orders..
FBI texts on Hillary Clinton investigation: "Obama wants to know everything we're doing"
Know when a child's flu turns serious..
Death toll rises after Taiwan quake..
The Emperor has no hair!? A gust of wind seems to show Trump completely bald.. Video..
Your smart TV is a best friend of hackers o…

STARMAN WILL GO WHERE NO STARMAN WENT BEFORE

Elon Musk announced last night on Twitter that the cherry red payload and its Starman passenger "exceeded Mars orbit."

And now it will take months for the Roadster to travel some 600,000 miles into space...

SPACEX has mathematical sequences that show the Roadster will swing past Mars and approach the orbit of the largest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres, which at 567 miles in diameter..

So .. to the asteroid belt it goes! Perhaps to be blown into pieces of history..

On the other hand, there's a good chance the sports car will be floating through our solar system for millions, if not billions, of years. So there's ample time for a collision — perhaps even with Mars

The 2018 Winter Games sound like hell

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Olympics..
Dog meat trade being kept under wraps. Nothing to bark at..
The winter flu bug has crept in.. So as norovirus..



Winter village is typically filled with sex and condom wrappers.. this year's filled with the puddle of sickness, as vomiting takes hold of athletes and officials and the military has been called in for backup.

1,200 guards have been withdrawn from the Olympic sites and quarantined in their rooms with organisers forced to call in 900 soldiers as cover.


Along with the speed and health of the sick bug, this too: There were already concerns about the severity of the cold currently freezing Pyeongchang...

Athletes are understandably concerned for their health, with British team bosses advising against attendance if due to compete within 48 hours of the three-hour ceremony.

35,000 spectators attending the ope

ning ceremony at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium will be giving a rain coat, a small blanket, a winter cap, heating packs for hands …

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6 2018

The curse of the winning lottery ticket! MORE: The New Hampshire woman who won the $559.7 million Powerball jackpot last month is refusing to claim her prize until she's assured anonymity. And she may have a compelling reason to seek the guarantee. It turns out winning a jackpot of millions or even thousands of dollars can lead to financial ruin -- or even death. Several recent lottery winners have turned up dead in communities across the country..
The new millionaire from NH says she made a big mistake.. The woman filed suit against the New Hampshire Lottery Commission under the pseudonym Jane Doe. She says she made a "huge mistake" when she signed her real name on the back of the ticket before contacting a lawyer, who told her she could have remained anonymous had she established a trust and then had a trustee sign the ticket..
Canadian PM school woman who says mankind: "Peoplekind"
Police charge mom with 'ritual killing' of her children..
T…

MONDAY FEBRUARY 5 2018

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3 2018

STOCK MARKET OPENS: 666

While the HORROR REPORT is not a financial website, we do specialize in the weird and bizarre. Today some weird and bizarre happened on Wall Street that got noticed..

Not only did the DOW have one of the biggest falls in months, it also ended 666 points down after a day of trading.

666...

CNBC has the gory details if you want them.

Already some are pondering the consequences of the 666 drop.. the harbinger? The omen of more? ... the fluke with the devil's details?

Time will tell.

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2 2018. GROUNDHOG DAY. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 2 2018.

GOP releases the Trump memo..DEVELOPING with live updates.. Document: The full memo..
Phil the groundhog calls for 6 more weeks of winter..
NOT OUT OF THE WOODS!! 'Credible' Witness Says Natalie Wood’s Husband Was Jealous Over Christopher Walken!
Wood’s body was found floating in the water off Catalina Island in California early on Nov. 29, 1981, after she disappeared following that night on the yacht with Wagner and Walken, her then-costar in the movie Brainstorm...
Natalie Woods' 1981 ruled suspicious..
Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Mayan ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough. Laser technology was used to survey digitally beneath the forest canopy, revealing houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications. MORE: Archaeologists in Guatemala have uncovered an unprecedented network of 60,000 ancient Mayan features such as palaces and elevated highways, according to an exclusive report by National Geographic. The discovery is …