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13 Scary People Names

1.  Michael Myers (Halloween): 4,282 people; 333 in OH. 2.  Stephen King (Author): 2,068; 168 in TX. 3.  Norman Bates (Psycho): 96; 9 in TX. 4.  Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th): 30; 4 each in CA, PA & NY. 5.  Annie Wilkes (Misery): 25; 10 in GA. 6.  Jack Torrance (The Shining): 10; 2 in CA. 7.  Wes Craven (Director): ... Read More »

1989

Taylor Swift’s new album “1989” sold more than 600,000 copies in 24 hours.  It will easily sell one-million units in its first week of release – a feat no other album has accomplished so far this year!  The album is named for the year of Taylor’s birth, so, I have blue jeans older than her.  I wish they still fit. Read More »

Prince on SNL

When Prince performs on Saturday Night Live this week, he’ll play one extra-long segment in the middle of the show.  So, instead of two performances, he’ll do just one eight-minute jam session with his new all-female band 3rdEyeGirl. Host Chris Rock requested Prince to be the only musical guest.  It’ll mark the first time in 18 years that Rock has ... Read More »

Halloween Pet Safety Tip

According to the animal shelter where I adopted Ringo the greyhound, it’s a bad idea to take dogs trick or treating.  They can become hard to handle during all of the excitement.  Plus, you don’t want your doggie to eat candy he finds on the ground, or, in your neighbor’s hand!  It’s best to keep the family dog(s) safely inside ... Read More »

Arguing with your spouse can make you FAT

A study has found that arguments with your significant other leads to feelings of depression.  These feelings actually change the way our bodies burn calories.  Specifically, it slows the daily use of calories.  This can translate to an extra 12 pounds to carry around per year.  These findings show how important it is to value your relationship so you can ... Read More »

Hey McFly, how about a hoverboard?

Remember the hoverboard in “Back to the Future”?  There is one coming out next year and it “only” costs $10,000.  A California company is looking for $250,000 in funding on Kickstarter to help in the release of the Hendo next October.  But before you get too excited, the current prototype of the Hendo will hover about 3cm off the ground ... Read More »

Good use for bad beer

If you’re a gardener and your plants are being attacked by slugs, here’s a solution.  Bury a wide-mouth container up to its neck so that it’s flush with the ground.  Fill the container halfway with beer, and the slugs will slide in for a swim and never get back out. Read More »

Feel a fight coming on? Grab a Snickers!

It’s true.  Eating a quick snack may help you avoid an argument with your spouse.  Researchers followed 107 married couples for three weeks.  Each night, they measured their blood glucose levels.  They also asked each participant to stick pins in a voodoo doll representing his or her spouse.  This act was to symbolize their aggressive feelings.  The results showed that ... Read More »

Journey Singer to do an Album

The lead singer of Journey, Arnel Pineda, is working on a solo project.  He says the album will feature is own compositions, and he plans to release it before the year ends.  The album has led to talk that Pineda is planning to leave Journey.  But he says he plans to stay as long as the band needs him.  Sorry ... Read More »

Mom Reads Son’s Facebook, Saves Him from Shooting

A mother in Salt Lake City was able to save her son from a shooting by monitoring his Facebook page.  The mom called a police officer who was assigned to her son’s school after she read comments from two male teenagers on Facebook threatening to come to the school and shoot her son.  Officers searched the school and surrounding area ... Read More »