SUNDAY MAY 30 2022
SATURDAY MAY 29 2022
We finally binged STRANGER THINGS season 4.. we wanted to make it last, so we broke up the binging into sections..
Each section was emotional. Fun.. and edge-of-your-seat entertainment..
Some dull moments were interspersed through the noise and horror–but this season upped the ante on horror and scares.. It created a mosaic of fright along with the cheerfulness of big 80s-hair and bright colors.
What landed best? DEAR BILLY, episode 4 of the season, could very well be the strongest episode of any of all four seasons.. What missed? The more drawn out storylines that were offered in episode 5 through 7 regarding Hopper and Eleven?
And what was worst of all?
The show still trying to showcase Will Byers as a child, attempting to fit him into childlike clothing despite his tall appearance and Johnny Cash-style deep voice. But kids grow faster than shows can be filmed. So we give some forgiveness on that.
After what we saw we are high anticipating the final two movie-length episodes 8 and 9. PAPPA, and PIGGYBACK.
We are so glad this show is finally streaming.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2022
STRANGER THINGS 4 NOW STREAMING!
NETFLIX UPSIDE DOWN
THE LONG WAIT IS OVER
THURSDAY MAY 12 2022
COVID can last 2 years for people who have had it.. Joint pain, palpitations, dizziness, and headaches were also more common among previously hospitalized Covid patients.
Dead eyes open: Lead author Dr Fatima Abbas, of the Moran Eye Centre at the University of Utah, said: “We were able to wake up photoreceptor cells in the human macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for our central vision and our ability to see fine detail and color
SUNDAY MAY 8 2022: MOTHER’S DAY 2022
HONOR YOUR MOTHER!
SUNDAY APRIL 24 2022
Recipients of Biden-touted Paxlovid report Covid symptoms returning and even testing positive for the virus again after completing course of the drug! There are multiple reports that a people will also start testing positive for Covid once again after the five day treatment period concludes. Experts are not sure why this is occurring, or what could be causing a person that is seemingly fine to later start feeling sick against from the same infection….
China warning of a “grim situation” as the death toll rises.. new infections reported in other cities.. zero covid is failing.. meanwhile: Censors have battled to scrub the online backlash against the prolonged lockdown…
MORE on Adenovirus 41: “It might look like their belly was particularly big. You can also see yellowing of the eyes or skin, something we call jaundice, which is absolutely unusual, especially in an otherwise healthy person” .. MORE from Alabama cluster: Health officials in Alabama say none of children had history of recently being infected with COVID-19 and none of them had been vaccinated against COVID-19.
“It is not yet clear if there has been an increase in hepatitis cases, or an increase in awareness of hepatitis cases that occur at the expected rate but go undetected,” the WHO said in a statement. “While adenovirus is a possible hypothesis, investigations are ongoing for the causative agent.” The WHO said the investigation into the cause needs to focus on factors such as “increased susceptibility amongst young children following a lower level of circulation of adenovirus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential emergence of a novel adenovirus, as well as SARS-CoV-2 co-infection.”.. DEVELOPING..
According to a report from the New York Post, the United States Secret Service has claimed that it has “no records” of any visitors to President Joe Biden’s two Delaware residences. The answer came in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the newspaper, which asked for over a year’s worth of records regarding the president’s visitors including for Biden’s first year in office.
Food shortages have been exacerbated by a string of fires, plane crashes and explosions at nearly two dozen food processing facilities across Canada and the US. The most recent happened on Thursday in Georgia when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff into a General Mills plant just east of Atlanta. Two occupants of the plane were killed in the crash, as reported by the New York Post. It joins a long list of many recently..
MORE on the STRANGER THINGS Doritos cross promotion: As part of the “Stranger Things” X Doritos promotion, a special “Live from the Upside Down” concert is also being teased on Snacks.com, with registration open now. The site explains, “Doritos Music Fest ’86 was the greatest concert that never happened. The musicians disappeared into another dimension and the show was cancelled. Until now. Doritos and Netflix’s Stranger Things present “Live From The Upside Down,” coming summer of 2022. Go ahead. Claim your ticket. Open the portal. Enjoy the show.” MORE HERE: https://www.snacks.com/doritosstrangerthings
SATURDAY APRIL 23 2022
The war over Disney in Florida.. A top Florida state legislator said DeSantis dissolving Disney’s special tax status is a ‘smokescreen’ to take media attention away from the state’s new redistricting plan that splits up Black voters
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ADENOVIRUS 41 ??
Strange new virus in kids: So far, adenovirus 41 has also been found in 77% of the U.K. hepatitis cases with all nine of the Alabama children testing positive for adenoviruses, as well, according to Dr. Esther Israel, associate unit chief of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Mass General Hospital for Children. Adenovirus 41 is the prime suspect but has not yet been the proven cause of this syndrome…
The battle: Public health vs the courts.. Fauci weighs in on who should have the final say ..
0 COVID Failure: Shanghai reported higher Covid-19 cases and deaths on Friday, following five straight daily declines, as the city vows to step up lockdown enforcement to stamp out community spread in China’s worst virus outbreak.
The fall of Bill Murray? Searchlight Pictures has suspended production of the film Being Mortal after a complaint was filed last week about “inappropriate behavior,” reportedly by actor Bill Murray. The production company sent a letter to the cast and crew this week saying it was looking into a complaint, though it did not say who or what it was about.
THURSDAY APRIL 21 2022
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 2022
Shares of Netflix cratered more than 25% on Tuesday after the company reported a loss of 200,000 subscribers during the first quarter. The service is now proposing introducing adverts and stopping password sharing to stem the exodus..
MORE.. The drop also stemmed in part from its decision to withdraw from Russia to protest the war against Ukraine, resulting in a loss of 700,000 subscribers. The company has now started testing different ways of curbing password sharing in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru – and could extend this elsewhere if it proves successful. They are also considering turning the service into a low-fee subscription supported by ads.
Netflix attempting to move fast on how to change its operation.. Netflix offered a gloomy prediction for the spring quarter, forecasting it would lose 2 million subscribers, despite the return of such hotly anticipated series as “Stranger Things” and “Ozark” and the debut of the film “The Grey Man,” starring Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling. Wall Street targeted 227 million for the second quarter, according to Refinitiv data..
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New COVID surge? Florida reports 3,046 new coronavirus cases, an increase of 44% from last week. Number in hospital up 14%, reaching 1,040.. Meanwhile: Disney lifts mask requirement at all resorts..
STRANGER THINGS IN REALITY: The U.S. government’s now-defunct Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) spent millions of taxpayer dollars to research bizarre, experimental technologies such as invisibility cloaks, antigravity devices, traversable wormholes, and a proposal to tunnel through the moon with nuclear explosives, according to dozens of documents obtained by Vice.com. MORE…
TUESDAY APRIL 19 2022
Health officials say they have detected more cases of a mysterious liver disease in children that was first identified in Britain, with new infections spreading to Europe and the U.S. MORE: WHO said there were fewer than five possible cases in Ireland and three confirmed cases in Spain, in children aged 22 months to 13 years..
England reported approximately 60 unexplained severe hepatitis cases in 2022, most of which were in children ages 2 to 5…
From published medical reports: Some children have tested positive for an infection with an adenovirus… Others tested positive for COVID.. “A novel or yet undetected virus also cannot be ruled out at this time,” the officials wrote.
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Millie Bobby Brown on STRANGER THINGS 4 hype campaign: “This has definitely been the hardest season I’ve ever filmed, and there have been some of the scariest things that I’ve ever seen as a human, which you guys will get to see for sure. I’ll get to tell more stories and touch on my experiences as a person filming on the set with these legitimate scary things.”
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April 19 in history: On April 19, 1775, the American Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord. On this date: In 1865, a funeral was held at the White House for President Abraham Lincoln, assassinated five days earlier; his coffin was then taken to the U.S. Capitol for a private memorial service in the Rotunda…
1993 After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)..
In 1995: Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh sets a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 and injuring 500
MONDAY APRIL 18 2022
Mystery illness: Children ranging from ages 1 through 6.. “Given the increase in cases reported over the past one month and enhanced case search activities, more cases are likely to be reported in the coming days,” WHO officials said in a statement…
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ELEVEN AT 18: MILLIE BOBBY BROWN SPEAKS OUT ABOUT SEXUALIZATION IN HOLLYWOOD: In particular, Brown explained that, since her 18th birthday, she has been dealing with more sexualised comments. “[It’s] really overwhelming. I have definitely been dealing with that more in the last couple weeks of turning 18. “[I’m] definitely seeing a difference between the way people act and the way the press and social media react to me coming of age. It’s gross.”..
EASTER SUNDAY APRIL 17 2022
POPE FRANCIS WARNS OF NUCLEAR EASTER . MORE.. Pope Francis, marking an “Easter of war” on Sunday urged leaders to hear the people’s plea for peace in Ukraine and implicitly criticized Russia for dragging the country into a “cruel and senseless” conflict.
North Korea has test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon designed to boost its nuclear fighting capability, state media reported Sunday, a day before its chief rivals the United States and South Korea begin annual drills that the North views as an invasion rehearsal…
Portable nuclear device missing from stolen vehicle in Pennsylvania! The nuclear density gauge belonging to KAKS and Company LLC was safely stored inside a vehicle reported stolen in the city of Philadelphia, the agency said in a press release Friday. When the car was found, the gauge was missing.
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UK HORROR: Schoolchildren are being warned about a man in a clown mask offering them lifts in a white van. St John Fisher Catholic College in Newcastle has alerted parents to a suspicious vehicle which has been stopping students in the Wolstanton area… In one incident reported to Staffordshire Police, a child was asked if they wanted a ride while another pupil was on their way to school when they were left ‘upset and frightened’ by the occupants of a van who were wearing ‘clown-like’ masks.
Georgia man accused of leaving grandmother in freezer to die! Floyd County Police discovered the body of 82-year-old Doris Cumming late Thursday in the Armuchee home she shared with her grandson, 29-year-old Robert Keith Tincher III. Tincher is charged with murder, aggravated battery and concealing the death of another.
Autistic teen found alive in shivering cold Utah parking lot 3 years after vanishing from California.. He disappeared while his mother was making lunch in 2017. MORE: The officers set to work shifting through paperwork, looking for reports of missing and endangered children. About 16 pages in, they found a 2019 missing person report from Clearlake, California. Though it had a slightly different name spelling from the Nevada warrant, the photos matched and they called his family.
EASTER BOX OFFICE WEAK: The third “Fantastic Beasts” earned $20.1 million on Friday and Thursday night previews from 4,753 North American locations, which marks the lowest opening day figure for a “Potter”-adjacent film. Industry analysts project a three-day opening in the neighborhood of $40 million, with some opportunity for upside.
SATURDAY APRIL 16 2022
Associated Press: Ukrainian authorities have reported finding the bodies of more than 900 civilians in Kyiv, most shot dead, since Russian troops retreated two weeks ago…
WEDNESDAY APRIL 13 2022
MORE INFORMATION BEING REVEALED ABOUT FRANK JAMES, THE PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE SUBWAY SHOOTING.. He was called the “prophet of doom” .. MORE.. Online James said that he had been through the city’s mental health system and experienced emotional violence that would make someone “go get a gun and shoot.” His YouTube channel, which now sits at over 500 subscribers, has multiple lengthy videos where he speaks on race, politics, and gun violence.
Sweden will apply for NATO membership..
More than 1,000 Ukrainian marines have surrendered in the besieged port of Mariupol, Russia’s defense ministry said on Wednesday of Moscow’s main target in the eastern Donbas region which it has yet to bring under its control…
An amazing new monster in STRANGER THINGS 4?
Rihanna goes oh baby on Vogue..
TUESDAY APRIL 12 2022
HORROR IN NEW YORK CITY!
SHOOTING/ SMOKE BOMB SHOCKED TRANSIT SYSTEM..
One source close to the investigation says his gun may have jammed, potentially preventing further loss of life. A weapon was recovered at the scene, as was a bag with smoke canisters and fireworks, lending further credence to the theory of a premeditated attack on New York City transit riders, sources and officials say.
The shooter remained on the loose more than five hours after opening fire aboard the Manhattan-bound N train at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in Sunset Park around 8:30 a.m. A senior law enforcement official says authorities have an image of the man they believe is the suspect and are working to identify him.
MORE: “The search for the gunman was being hampered Tuesday afternoon by the fact that none of the security cameras inside the subway station that might have captured the scene were in operation, according to a senior law enforcement official”..
SATURDAY APRIL 2 2022
We avoided all news April fools day.. we just can’t stand the moronic tradition of news organizations attempting to use “humor” and promote false stories for a day.. It is one of the dumbest and most ridiculous unprofessional things that journalistic enterprises do. They should stick the the fake news they promote the other 364 days a year 😉
meanwhile….some news links we think are worth reading:
Peter the Roman: Pope Francis said Saturday he is studying a possible visit to Kyiv and he blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching a “savage” war. Speaking after his arrival in Malta, he delivered his most pointed and personalized denunciation yet of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Activision Blizzard is officially lifting its vaccine mandate for US corporate employees, and workers have announced they plan to walk out in protest. The company confirmed to The Verge that it has already ended the mandate, and A Better ABK, an organization of Activision Blizzard employees advocating for better working conditions, announced Friday that employees will walk out of work on April 4th at 1PM ET in protest.
Republican Congressman Cawthorn doubles down on coke-filled orgies in DC among elite! more: “Corruption and unethical activities exist in Washington,” the freshman Republican from North Carolina tweeted. “It’s an indisputable fact. If you don’t think that’s true, you’ve not witnessed the Swamp.”..
The Batman earned another $1.325 million on Thursday (-9% from Wednesday and -46% from last Thursday), bringing its domestic cume up to $338.1 million in just 28 days. That puts it above the raw domestic lifetime cumes of Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Aquaman, Joker and Spider-Man 3.