A Zombie’s Horrific Last Act……?

May 31, 2012 at 11:01 PM (curious research, current news, human life issues, late night studies, legal issues, web gossip)

Perhaps it is due to it being 2012 that such weirdness and insanity is being allowed to make it into the mainstream media.  I actually had not heard anything about it until listening to some news commentators making jokes about it a few hours ago.  So, I decided to browse The Internet to find out what all of the hullaballoo was about.

OH NO!  A ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE!!!  It was this past weekend, Saturday, and somewhere in Miami, where a supposed zombie was spotted!  A man that was identified as being homeless was wandering the streets of the southern Florida metropolis, buck naked.  He actually was on a bridge, and he was in the process of chewing upon another man’s face!

Miami Police arrived at the scene after reports about this strange and startling man were made.  Calls were made to the police by a driver who saw this man, wearing no clothing, and getting his munch-on with the face of another man!  Yes, an act of cannibalism was occurring, leading some people to describe the event as the actions of a zombie!

One Miami policeman arrived at the street location, and he saw what was happening.  The officer approached this nude man, instructing him to move away from his victim.  However, the “zombie” ignored the officer, as he growled, then he continued with his oral assault.   When this naked and homeless man did not abide by the command of the policeman, he was shot and killed!

Examinations of the unfortunate man that was being eaten revealed that his face had been mutilated.  His eyes and his nose were eaten out of and off of his face!  He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he remains in treatment for severe injuries.  The reports of the attack say that this man’s face now is damaged beyond recognition!

The zombie attacker was identified as Rudy Eugene, aged 31.  He was a suspected cocaine addict, likely which lead him to commit such an horrific action.  When he was approachead by the policemen, Eugene was growling, while continue to eat skin and human flesh!  One shot was fired at him, yet he was apparently unphased, as he continued to gnarl upon his victim, tearing skin and chewing body parts.  Following shots were made, and Eugene was eventually killed.

Eugene had been arrested several times before this incident.  Yet, reports reveal that this was Eugene’s only recorded episode of eating a person.  He had been arrested once before, on charges of battering his now ex-wife.    She stated that Rudy Eugene felt as if the world was against him!

Miami man, Rudy Eugene, who was shot dead after police found him eating another man’s face (Image Credit: Miami Police)

Zombie Rudy Eugene









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Zombies groove, too!

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Are We STILL On This?

May 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM (current news, historic review, legal issues, political atmosphere, social opinion, web gossip)

Indeed, money and mental aptitude do not go hand in hand.  You can be packed with piles of profits for miles and miles, yet it is possibly pointless without any actual, interior/intellectual fulfillment.  Take, for instance, the example of Donald Trump.  He has more money than necessary for the next ten lifetimes, yet there are times when his presentation of person, accompanied by intellect, can come into question.

President Barack H. Obama revealed his birth certificate to the nation, and to the world, during April 2011.  The document showed where he was born August 4, 1961 at Kapi’olani Hospital, located in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  His father, Barack H. Obama, Senior and his mother, Ann (Stanley) Obama, also U.S. citizens, completed the necessary paperwork and procedures for newborns.  The release of this information to the public allegedly settled the so-called query about the legitimacy of The President’s citizenship to The United States.

Now.  It was earlier today when Donald Trump was in attendance for an interview by Wolf Blitzer.  The CNN reporter was questioning Trump about his thoughts on the status of current situations within our nation.  Talks inevitably lead to Trump’s position about the upcoming 2012 Presidential Election.  Trump has said that he feels the facts about President Obama’s location of birth are actually matters of opinion!  The billionaire barfed verbal backlashes at Blitzer, telling him to stop defending President Obama, then proceeded to state that The President’s birth certificate was filed for an infant whom actually was born outside of The United States.

Donald Trump has no actual evidence to back up his claims.  At this point, anyone with any actual sense does not associate with his allegations, accepting the fact that The President was born in Hawai’i, during 1961, as an United States citizen.  As to why Trump continues to press the falsified allegations of Obama’s illegitimate nationality, one has to assume that it borders on some levels of political melodrama, with lingering issues and sentiments of racial impropriety.

It is somewhat frustrating because you sort of can get to a point where you want to like Donald Trump.  You see him on television constantly, allegedly using his surplus of monetary security to do things that are seeming to assist U.S. citizens, along with others in need around the world.  He supports worthy causes which include, yet are not limited to services like Wounded Warrior Project, Pediatric Epilepsy Project, Operation Smile, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Children With AIDS Charity.  Trump has done, and continues to do several outstanding actions of service for worthy causes worldwide.  Yet, he continues to press the false sentiment of President Obama not being an United States citizen by birth.  WHY?

Mr. Trump does not present himself as a racist, or at least I do not see that from his televised talks and reviews.  President Obama has made a point to present his birth certificate to the public, in the midst of doing what can be done to assist unsettled situations within our nation.  During his first term, President Obama has gotten our troops out of Iraq, he has signed off on an order to close the hostage station at Guantanamo Bay, he appointed Sonia Sotomayor to The Supreme Court, he has moved to have additional health care services for veterans, and he has worked to have Medicare more affordable to patients in need of less-costly medications.  These are some of the things that President Obama has done since his 2008 election to The U.S. Presidency.

The source behind Donald Trump’s continued pressing of the false statements about President Obama not being an U.S. citizen by birth is questionable.  I have to think, want to think, that the majority of rational voters will not take his allegations and statements into serious account when the time for the 2012 Presidential Election is held.  Also, I would want to believe that there are factors within the media, and within The Democratic Party, which will provide additional information to the voting U.S. public that will counter Trump’s claims, while exposing even further truthful evidence about our President’s citizenship, and his job well-done during his first term.

The official date for The 2012 Presidential Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  All voters are encouraged to participate in the election.  All non-registered U.S. citizens are encouraged to register to vote!

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Security: LACKING!

May 28, 2012 at 9:40 PM (current news, human life issues, legal issues, social opinion, web gossip)

It is disturbing, yet funny, while pathetic, all at once!  You read about things like this, then wonder about how it all could have happened.  Yet, it all adds to the general vibe that keeps the nation’s pulse going!

Very early this morning, The Miller County Jail of Texarkana, Arkansas had a breach.  The supposedly secured facility found that two of it’s captives were able to escape at some point during last night.  One twenty-three year-old man named Cortez Hooper, and one thirty-six year-old man named Quincy Stewart got loose from the penal facility.  They used a hacksaw to cut the bars, they got hold of two mattresses, then they broke a window.  The mattress was thrown to the ground below, onto which Cortez and Quincy lept to escape the building!

Now, police and area officials have a manhunt active.  They posted details about the men’s appearances, and details about the crimes of which they are guilty.  Both of them actually are killing suspects!  Hooper as he has been charged with aggravated assault, along with first-degree murder!  Stewart faces the charges of possession of a controlled substance and capital murder!

It was shortly after 4:00 a.m. this morning when both inmates were announced as missing.  The authorities have no answers to how these men were able to escape the  razor-laced wire that tops the facility’s ten-feet high border fences without being seen.  They can not say how these men got hold of the hacksaw that they used to cut the wires, or how they were able to keep it without being noticed by guards.  Security breach; ya think???

The facility guards searched the perimeter of the jail shortly after the escape was announced.  Canine assistance was used to try getting a trace of the mens’ scents.  That method was ineffective, as both escapees reamin on the loose, with no leads to their current locations.  Both men are little guys, as Hooper is five-feet tall, weighing 130 pounds.  Stewart is five-feet, seven inches, and around 170 pounds.

Both men are murder suspects, so it is not known as to whether or not they actually killed anyone.  There likely are postings that display any other criminal history that either of the men has within Arkansas, or within surrounding areas.  As for their escape, Miller County Jail only has a video recording of Hooper and Stewart running outside of the fences!  Run, Forrest!!!









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The Reality of Space Travel – Distance

May 27, 2012 at 11:28 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, current news, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, legal issues, science and technology)

As the idea of space travel is discussed, the thought of actually reaching distant locations comes into focus.  Outer space is very vast, with any prospect of going to a planet within our solar system, or anywhere beyond it, becoming somewhat difficult to conceive.  However, there are scientists and related researchers currently collaborating with ideas on how to reach areas far, far away within speculatively reasonable amounts of time.

A lot of conjecture has surrounded the thought of using the Saturnian moon Titan as a base site.  Saturn itself fluctuates betweeen 794 million miles and 979 million miles from Earth.  A trip to our solar system’s fifth world, as based upon Voyager technology, is projected to take a little over three years.  Yet, work is being done to experiment with methods that will allow for reaching extended distances at reasonably faster speeds.

Travelling into outer space inevitably leads to the topic of interstellar travel.  The nearest planet which is not in our solar system is located around the star Epsilon Eridani.  This world is roughly 10.9 light years, or 63 trillion miles, from Earth!  It is a gas giant, which is not a habitable planet for anything that we currently recognize as life.  However, it could have moons that are habitable, which possibly could be homes to something alive!

Right now, we do not have the technology to reach interstellar distances in any reasonable amounts of time.  Getting to Mars is estimated to be a nine month journey, just one way.  It is the closest location from Earth that humans would venture to explore.  The planet fluctuates between 34.6 million miles and 249.4 million miles from our world, so reaching this planet will require precise timing and trajectory to get to and from it at reasonable rates.

That is just to Mars!  Current scientific studies are saying that it will take between 85 years and 81,000 years to reach to reach the nearest star system, Alpha Centauri, which is roughly 4.22 light years to 4.37 light years away.  This is based upon the use of various forms of propulsion that could be used with a manned vessel from Earth.  No information about worlds to explore within orbits of that location have been discussed.

There are speculations about habitable worlds within the Gliese 581 system.  This red dwarf star is twenty light years from us.  It has an estimate of six worlds in orbit around it.  At least three of them have been speculated as candidates to be habitable for some forms of life.  The worlds Gliese 581c and Gliese 581d are said to be similar to Mars, having been decimated by greenhouse effects.  This would not allow these planets to support life.  Yet, Gliese 581g is being reviewed, as it is supposed to orbit Gliese 581 at a position between Gliese 581c and Gliese 581d.  It is situated within the habitable zone, possibly having liquid water.

The Gliese system is twenty light years from Earth.  That is 11,720 trillion miles away from us!  Based with our current technological capacity, this trip would take 180,000 years!  Yet, of course ideas with conjuring reasonable and faster methods of travel using scientific methods are being studied.  This includes nuclear propulsion, antimatter propulsion, and fusion rocket travel.  Manipulations with light speed are proposed, allowing Gliese to be reached within twenty-three years.  Other speculative ideas include time dilation, which is the manipulation of space-time in conjunction with the distances between the locations of travel.

As for right now, we are not even getting back to our own moon.  Most of this talk about interplanetary, or even interstellar travel, is high conjecture.  Granted, there is a lot of factual information about the actual possibility for completing this manner of feat, yet several obstacles currently prevent it from getting into full gear.  A large aspect is the cost of all of what would be needed to go forward with such a task, and I have not looked into what sites are saying about how anyone would propose to pay for any efforts toward actual space travel.



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Seeing Galaxy Defenders & Sites to Be Left Abandoned!

May 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM (astronomy topics, curious research, environmental issues, extraterrestrial studies, historic review, movie reviews, music and entertainment, social opinion, web gossip)

The Galaxy Defenders!  We had waiting to see what this third edition was going to be like, and I believe that we were happy with what we got.  Mr. Jones and Mr. Smith were amusing and entertaining as he took his part in the presentation of another science-fiction / comedy adventure that was meant to capture the imagination and to excite the general scene.

Men In Black 3 began with a scantily-dressed woman bring a cake to a chained prisoner called Balls The Animal.  This cake has a spider-like creature inside of it, which Balls uses to kill the guards, then to escape.  After brawling with and killing more guards, Balls helps the female escape, and he follows, as they both exit the prison that is orbiting our moon! 

Agent J (Will Smith) is at the funeral of Zed (Rip Torn), reading an eulogy.  Agent O (Emma Thompson) has taken charge as the leader of The Men In Black.  She informs the agents of an alien that has escaped from Lunar Max, the prison on The Moon, who has stolen a time travelling device.  This alien means to kill Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) to settle his vendetta for being imprisoned.  It is up to J to stop this before it can occur!

The extraterrestrial escapee is Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement).  He was captured by a young Agent K during the 1960s, who, at that time, stopped Boris from completing a deadly deed that would have allowed his species to invade Earth.  K and The Men In Black had Boris imprisoned at Lunar Max, where he plotted his escape and his revenge. 

The day after the funeral, J finds out that K is not at home.  He proceeds to work, speaking with Agent O, and hestunned to find out that other agents do not know anything of current actions of K.  He has been dead for forty years!  J and O think on what has happened, coming to realize that the space-time continuum has been disturbed.  They recognize that Boris the Animal has travelled back in time, killing K, which has allowed an invasion of Earth to begin.  It is up to J to travel back in time to interact with a younger Agent K (Josh Brolin), where they had to work together to catch Boris, before the extraterrestrial criminal could set plans into action that would initiate an alien invasion of Earth!


We saw Chernobyl Diaries, second!  Six friends, lead by Natalie (Olivia Dudley) and Chris (Jesse McCartney) travel to Europe, visiting Czech Republic, first.  Their travels continue eastward, as they enter Ukraine to visit the site of the 1986 Chernobyl Accident.  They are warned by Ukranian residents and officials, yet the eager, young group is insistent upon seeing this mysterious location.

The friends hire a tour guide named Uri (Dimitri Diatchenko).  Uri warns them that this location is not safe, yet the friends insist upon seeing the site.  Uri takes them from his hometown, into Chernobyl, where they tour the now vacated city.  They explore the area for a couple of hours, then the find out that Uri has abandoned them!

Now, seemingly alone within the empty city of Prypiat, the friends begin to hear strange sounds, and to witness startling sights.  Not long afterward, they see that others, people-like beings, are roaming the area!  These things have started to chase the friends, hunting, then killing them, as they are caught.  It is through the mazes of the nuclear reactor location that the friends are trapped, chased by these zombie-like beings, until each of them eventually is killed!

  Chernobyl Diaries

Next week has the humor-horror of Piranha 3D, along with Charlize Theron leading in Snow White and The Huntsman!  The following week will bring the anticipated humor of Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted!  More of June includes Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter, Extraterrestrial, Magic MikePrometheus, Rock Of Ages, Seeking A Friend For The End of The World, and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection!

 The Men In Black theme song from Pitbull!!!

Say Cheese!!!

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Peek-A-Boo, The Hero You Thought You Knew!

May 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM (comic book characters, curious research, current news, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, social opinion, web gossip)

I am figuring that it is Bruce Wayne.  Albeit several of the grown men are running around in tights, he is the one who is an older man with a younger male companion, constantly at his side.  That is just an off-the-bat guess….

D.C. Comics is about to make a public announcement, regarding one of it’s more prominent characters.  The progressive animated publication is going to reveal that one of the famous figures within the set is homosexual.  This is in an attempt to keep the already popular franchise up to date with the ever-evolving world.

The theme of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender stories has become something of a stylish way to present items that are meant to gain the attention and the sales of the current pop culture.  It does look as if D.C. Comics is on board with this sentiment, as it is making such a move like adding the theme of same sex relations to it’s animated presentations.  Indeed, it could be a manner of increasing popularity and sales!

Adding the issues of same-sex relationships to comic book tales has become something of a way to pander to a more hip, while hard-reading public.  Yet, it was during the 1970s when Underground Comix began with contemporary topics that were geared to a younger, yet mature audience.  This series continued from the late 1960s to the middle of the 1970s, when it had a greater focus within the hip to the era location of San Francisco.  At that time, many comic writers and animators lived within the city’s Ashbury Heights neighborhood, where they were able to collaborate and produce publications that presented popular themes.

I said Bruce Wayne, as a first thought.  He is the character who is notorious for being a ladies man, yet he never married any of them.  He deals with the constant nightmare of having witnessed the murders of his parents, which certainly put some psychological trauma to his general psyche.  Plus, he constantly consorts with a possibly under-aged male, whom he calls his partner

However, several of the other tightly-clad heroes could stand out as suspects.  Aquaman does not mind being fish.  Superman has the constant cover of Lois Lane, yet he has never married her  (oh, they did marry…).  Several men and characters have been Green Lantern, so it could be any of them!  Wonder Woman, with that take-no-shit attitude, can be SO BUTCH!!!

Well, for all whom actually care, DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio announced that the gay character will be revealed within one of the upcoming issues.  An actual date was not given.  DiDio was at The Kapow! Comic Convention, held in London, when he told the audience.  His statement reflected was stated during his interview with The Advocate, a reknowned U.S. magazine that highlights gay and lesbian topics.  Brucey, is that you???

Who is it? An existing DC Comics character - who was previously assumed to be straight - will become openly-gay















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Oh!  It is the Alan Scott depiction of Green Lantern who is gay!



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Why Not, If They Can Get Away With It?!?!

May 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM (childcare and child protection, current news, human life issues, legal issues, political atmosphere, social opinion, web gossip)

This is absolutely disgusting!  I am watching Nancy Grace now, getting the latest details about the legal results from this particular case that surrounds what amounts to the horrific end to a sadistic hate crime.  Nancy Grace is clearly angry at what has been revealed, and I imagine that several others concur with her sentiments.

It was September of 2010 when eighteen-year-old Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi committed suicide.  He shared a dorm room with Dharun Ravi, a twenty-year-old Rutgers student.  The evening of September 19, 2010 was when Clementi asked Ravi if he could have their dormroom to himself for that evening.  Ravi agreed, seemingly allowing Clementi to be alone within the room for the night.

As Ravi was absent, Clementi invited a male companion to accompany him within the dormroom.  Both of them were romantic companions, and they engaged in intimate actions with one another that evening.  Yet, unbeknownst to Clementi, Ravi was hiding in the closet, along with another student, Molly Wei.  Both of them were recording the entire evening! 

Ravi and Wei had plotted to capture the evening’s events by using Wei’s webcam, and Ravi’s computer.  Their recording of that time between Clementi and his male partner captured them kissing each other.  It was two days later, September 21, 2010, when this recording was made public by Ravi through Twitter.  The next day, September 22, 2010, an embarrased, humiliated, and forcibly outed Tyler Clementi committed suicide by leaping off of The George Washington Bridge, over The Hudson River.

Ravi was charged with the crimes of intimidation, invasion of privacy, tampering with evidence, and twelve other related crimes.  Yet, to the outrage of several whom kept up with this incident, and related events, Ravi was sentenced to a mere thirty days of incarceration.  He will be free to proceed with his life, ready to engage in a summer vacation, while Clementi remains dead!

Wei was charged with two invasion of privacy counts.  Her lawyers reached a deal with the prosecutors, where she is participating in a pre-trial intervention program.  She has to do 300 community service hours.  She must participate in counseling that involves understanding cyberbullying, along with knowing how to interact with people whom lead lifestyles different from her own.  Wei’s actions in this counseling program may lead to the charges against her being dropped!


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When Kissing Crosses the Line!

May 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM (current news, human life issues, legal issues, music and entertainment, social opinion, web gossip)

You really can not be, should not be mad at Will Smith.  After all, he surely was shocked and stunned at what happened.  I am sure that his reaction was instant/instinctive, without his having thought of the consequences, immediately.

It was this past Friday, May 18, when Mr. Smith was in Moscow, making promotions for the premiere of Men in Black III in Russia.  Of course, several fans and media were on hand to catch sights of the movie, as well as Will Smith.  Surely, there was excitement and eager attitudes from those in attendance.  A level of over-zealous nature happened to be expressed by one reporter who seemed to be a bit too excited about seeing this celebrity!

Vitalii Sediuk, a reporter from Channel 1+1 of Ukraine, walked up to Will Smith after the public premiere of Men in Black III.  Smith was walking on the red carpet from the Moscow theater where the film was being shown.  Sediuk approached Smith, greeted him, attempted to hug him, then attempted to kiss him, open-mouthed!

An obviously stunned Will Smith had a gut reaction to this unwanted approach.  Likely without giving too much thought to it, Smith lifted his right hand to push Sediuk off of him, quickly!  Smith was disturbed by what happened, certainly not expecting a mouth-to-mouth encounter from anyone at a movie premiere event!  He had comments for reporters soon after the incident.  “Lucky I didn’t sucker punch him”, Big Willie said!

Men in Black III opens in The United States this Friday!  Smith stars in this third episode to the science-fiction adventure/comedy, along with Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.  The premise of the movie deals with Agent J (Smith) time travelling back to the 1960’s.  His mission is to prevent an alien assassin from killing a young Agent K (Brolin), thus changing the course of history, and posssibly allowing for a greater level of access to Earth from malevolent extraterrestrial beings!

So, everybody get ready to enjoy this film, which is premiering this weekend.  Keep in mind that you are NOT to get jiggy with Will Smith anywhere near to his mouth if your name is NOT Jada!  Mr. Smith is NOT beyond sucker punching and pimp slapping! 

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Will Gettin’ Jiggy……

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A Big-Screen Blast With A Battle and Babies!

May 19, 2012 at 12:05 AM (astronomy topics, childcare and child protection, extraterrestrial studies, human life issues, movie reviews, music and entertainment, social opinion, web gossip)

Well well well; another Friday evening! The nearby theater was visited, and two films were on the schedule. I believe that both of these movies did provide acceptable deliveries of entertainment!

We began with the science-fiction adventure film Battleship!  Based on the Hasbro boardgame of the same name, this movie surrounds the story of United States Naval Officers aboard a Pacific-stationed ship. Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) is pushed to join The U.S. Marines by his service-injured brother. Alex’s ship is The U.S.S. John Paul Jones, which is stationed near to Hawai’i.

His service goes well at first, as he meets Samantha Shane (Brooklyn Decker), who is the daughter of The Sampson’s Admiral Shane (Liam Neeson). They begin to date, eventually reaching a deeper romance, then desiring to marry. Samantha is ready to take Alex’s hand is marriage, but he fears asking the permission of her father. Alex has been something of a rowdy serviceman aboard The Sampson, not always gaining the favor of Admiral Shane.

It is due to a brawl with a Japanese serviceman during the send-off ceremony for The Sampson that Alex finds himself in trouble with Marine officials. After a fight with a Japanese Naval officers, Alex gets expelled from The Marines!  He returns home to pick up his life, reacquainting with friends and family. During this time, Samantha has gone to Oahu to assist with the prosthesis adaptation procedures for Army Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales (Gregory D. Gadson), who lost both legs in battle.

A signal sent through N.A.S.A. was picked up by extraterrestrials. They sent ships toward Earth in response, with one crashing at Hong Kong, and others landing within Pacific waters near to Hawai’i. U.S. and Japanese naval ships are within this ocean area already, near to The J.P. Jones. They are suddenly surprised by an enormous and translucent force field that surrounds all of the ships within this area, as well as all of the Hawaiian Islands!

A battle begins, with full military forces, which include a naval vessel carrying Petty Officer Cora ‘Weps’ Raikes (Rihanna).  During the fighting, the extraterrestrial forces destroy some of the Earth battleships.  Alex finds himself in command of his ship after it’s primary leaders are killed. Fighting continues, as Alex’s ship is able to destroy two alien vessels. At that time, an extaterrestrial attacker is captured, and our soldiers learn that the aliens are sensitive to sunlight from our star, as transmitted through our atmosphere.  This information is used to lead additional attacks against the space invaders!

Other alien forces reach the island of Oahu, where they attack a N.A.S.A. transmissions system. Colonel Canales and Samantha Shane are there, where they rescue a trapped scientist. They learn more of the alien plan for invasion of Earth, which involves their use of this transmissions system. Shane is able to send a message to Alex to warn him of what is coming!

The surviving members of Alex’s battleship make it back to Hawai’i, where they are able to get the use of the U.S.S. Missouri BB-63. This is a retired ship which has been transformed into an at-sea museum. Aboard it are retired Navy veterans, all of whom are asked to assist with Alex and soldiers to revitalize The Missouri.

This ship is returned to service, where it is used as the lead vessel in the battle against the extraterrestrial forces. As other alien ships have arrived, The Missouri is lead by Alex into the fight. It is the lead battleship, which is able to damage alien transmissions, and to destroy approaching alien ships. As the invaders have been rendered incapable of waging fully-fledged battle, they retreat. Alex and the naval forces successfully defeat the invaders, then he and other officers are tributed by military leaders for their brave services to save our planet!

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We watched What To Expect When You’re Expecting, second! This actually was a surprisingly funny film, based upon a guideline handbook for pregnant women that was a 1984 New York Times best seller! The actual book has become one of the twenty-five most influential books relating to U.S. pregnancy over the last quarter-century!

The film’s story line surrounds five couples from Atlanta. Jules (Cameron Diaz) and Evan (Matthew Morrison) are celebrities, suddenly surprised that they are pregnant. Gary (Ben Falcone) and Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) are about to have twins, and they have to cope with Wendy’s overbearing father, Ramsey (Dennis Quaid), during their pregnancy.

Holly (Jennifer Lopez) is a photographer who is wanting to travel around the world to expand upon her photography career.  This does not set well with her husband, Alex (Rodrigo Santoro), who joins a support group for seemingly sidelined, expecting fathers. Here, Alex vents his fears and frustrations about the pregnancy, while trying to learn how he can reactivate the romance with Holly.

Marco (Chase Crawford) and Rosie (Anna Kendrick) are cooks out of a travelling truck. They have a one-nighter, which leads to a surprise pregnancy! They end up joining the support group for first-time parents due to the fear of this completely unexpected result of their sudden-spring sexual encounter.

It is within the expecting fathers’ support group where Alex meets Vic (Chris Rock). Within this “dude group”, Alex and Vic meet Patel (Amir Talai), who also has fears of the upcoming childbirth with his wife. They get knowledge of a group for men who are expectant fathers, and who meet within Central Park, where they gather as part-time actors who work to produce NYC plays!

The much-anticipated Men In Black III opens next Friday!  Will Smith returns as Agent J, who time travels back to 1969, getting the help of a young Agent K (Josh Brolin). Agent J knows that the life of his fellow agent, as well as the survival of Earth, are at stake due to an oncoming alien invasion that is being constructed by a malevolent space invader that is aleady here!

Next week also has the premiere of  The Chernobyl Diaries!  June starts with Apartment 143, A Cat in Paris, A Closed Book, and Snow White and The Huntsman.  The following week has Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and Prometheus.  More of June has Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Brave, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Magic Mike, Rock of Ages, Seeking A Friend For The End of The World, That’s My Boy, and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection.  The Amazing Spiderman is pumping up, with trailers and television clips becoming more detailed.  It opens July 3!

Check out Rihanna HERE!!!

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Idol Winding Down With This Season’s Last Three!

May 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM (current news, human life issues, music and entertainment, social opinion, tv reviews, web gossip)

Again, there is no actual question as to who should be this season’s winner.  Only one of the remaining contestants has a voice which is that powerful.  Only one of the remaining contestants brings a presentation that is so alluring and entertaining. 

This evening’s American Idol show presented the final three contestants, singing toward the season championship!  Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, and Jessica Sanchez are “in it to win it”, as Judge Jackson so often states!  Indeed, I feel that tonight’s concert did reveal which of these championship-craving vocalists should be the winner.

Round One began with the contestants singing songs chosen by the judges.  Joshua began, singing the classic I’d Rather Go Blind, by the legendary Etta James!  His performance was enhanced by the sounds of background horns and vocalists!


Joshua’s voice is tremendous!  He took on this time-honored tune with power, even adding a little scatting to the end of his performance.  It was quite enjoyable, as the judges concurred with that sentiment.

Steven Tyler commented first, telling Joshua that it “was another Joshua moment”, and that his singing was “surreal”!  Jennifer Lopez followed, stating that Joshua brought down the house, again!  Randy Jackson was pleased that Joshua took his uplifting singing skills, transmuting them into very presentable, modern music performances!

The lovely song, My All, from Mariah Carey, was given through Jessica Sanchez!  It is a very beautiful song, and it might have seemed as if Jessica stumbled through her presentation of it.  However, the judges thought that she did well, with Randy telling her that it was “the best performance of a Mariah song on tv” (huh??), Jennifer telling her that she did beautifully, and Steven stating that Jessica was over the top!


The song Beggin’, by Madcon was performed by Phillip Phillips!  He gave an energetic and audience-inviting performance!  Phillip played guitar in addition to his singing, which had Jennifer Lopez wiggling in her seat!  The song was fun, yet his voice may not have been all that strong.

Watch Phillip HERE!

Jennifer rated Phillip first, saying that “he caught a groove and rode it home”!  Steven told him that he is a “new-age Bruce Springsteen”!  Randy felt as if he was at a Phillip Phillips concert!  Indeed, the judges loved his performance!

Round Two began with Joshua singing the classic Imagine, by John Lennon!  He came with his usual strong vocals.  Steven commented first, saying that it was “another Thank You God moment”!  Jennifer was conservatively expressive, saying that Joshua delivered “a controlled performance”.  Randy asked Joshua why he chose that song, and he was happy that Joshua felt passion within the song, which he delivered to the audience.

See Joshua here!

A bold Jessica followed, singing I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing, in front of Steven Tyler!  She was good with it, too!  Jessica had violin background sounds, which brought greater presence to her smooth sound.  Also, she gave an extended ending, which was impressive in it’s vocal reflexiveness.

Steven was pleased, saying that Jessica did well with his song!  Jennifer enjoyed the extended sound that Jessica gave at the end of the performance.  Randy commented that Jessica was bold with the song choice, yet she delivered it, successfully!

See Jessica here!

After seeing Phillip returning to his hometown, where he was congratulated and encouraged by his loving friends and family, he was shown on stage.  Phillip sang Disease, by Matchbox Twenty, while playing guitar, and having the sounds of congo drums and saxophone to his background!  It was a great musical presentation, though Phillip might have been boring!

Jennifer immediately stated that Phillip did not give a “wow” performance, though he did well.  Steven agreed, saying that it was not “over the top”, yet it was Phillip Phillips (hint-hint…).  Randy plainly stated that he did not like Phillip’s performance, as he found it to be subdued!

See Phillip HERE!

Joshua began Round Three with a blast!  He put passion and power into his vocal presentation of No More Drama, by Mary J.Blige!  Joshua has a consistently strong sound, which he seemed to amplify, while singing this song.

After Joshua’s performance, Randy urged viewers and fans to vote for Joshua!  Jennifer was seemingly in awe, as she told Joshua that he has a blend of knowing what to do, then letting go!  She felt that Joshua took the audience to church!  Steven needed only to state that it was an over the top performance!

See Joshua HERE!

A trip back to the 1970’s was delivered by Jessica, who sang The Jackson Five classic song I’ll Be There!  It was a lovely soprano sound that was very smooth!  Jessica had the accompanying sound of a piano with her song.

Steven Tyler judged first, telling Jessica that she chose the perfect song, and that she presented the perfect voice.  J.Lo followed, agreeing that Jessica made a good song choice, while saying that Jessica had the perfect vocal tone.  Randy, however, did not love Jessica’s singing, as he told her that, while stating that she needed a stronger song for this point of the contest!

See Jessica HERE!

Phillip gave the evening’s last performance, singing We’ve Got Tonight, by Kenny Rogers (with Sheena Easton…).  He was accompanied by piano playing, along with violin sound.  He had a slow and melodic introduction, which seemed to go well with his voice.  The actual song did seem to have a dull start, with Phillip possibly not moving into any levels of excitement.

Randy, as the judge, disagreed, feeling that Phillip sang well.  He told Phillips that it was his best performance ever (?)!  Jennifer calmly stated that the song was like a sweet lullaby.  Steven Tyler told Phillip that it was a beautiful song, with which he displayed passion!

Watch Phillip here!

The results will be given tomorrow night!  One person will be eliminated, preparing the final two for next week’s singing showdown!  Next Tuesday will be the last singings from the contestants, and next Wednesday will have the presentation of the season’s champion! 









Ryan Seacrest when not at Idol…….

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