Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ian Bremmer Is One Smart Son of a Bitch

One of the many potential benefits of "the internets" is the ocean of content it places beneath our fingertips.

Ian Bremmer.

Now it will happen sometimes that -- because I read so much, so frequently -- I'm halfway into a story before I realize I like something about it.  I stop, return to the beginning and go through it again. So I can honestly say I had no clue who Ian Bremmer was when I thought to myself: this guy is one smart son of a bitch... In all truthfulness I don't even know if he is a son of a bitch, but in my personal vernacular, it's complimentary.

Ian Bremmer, born November 12, 1969, is an American political scientist specializing in U.S. foreign policy. He is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, and since 2014, he's been the foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at Time.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

That (Sickly) Sweet, Distinctive, Unforgettable Smell

It started with an odor blossoming like a noxious flower near a garage attached to an apartment building.

A cable television repairman, in the area for his job, called the police.

When they arrived they found a revolting scene.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

"Real" Vampire-Killing Kits: All One Needs to Battle the Undead

Around the year 1970, movies and TV series starring Dracula -- especially the English films from Hammer starring Christopher Lee -- helped to fuel a wave of interest in vampires not seen since the decades-later launch of the Twilight books.

This kit was designed for one purpose...Or was it....

So too was another series of films about a sort of modern-day ripoff of the Count from the Transylvania wilds -- one Count Yorga (from Bulgaria).

Initially conceived as a skin flick, the producers were impressed with the box office horror films were doing and decided to change the concept. The result, quite amazingly, was the creation of two rather good, scary vampire films set in 1970s Long Angeles.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Inside Super-Secret "Tinder Select" Dating App for CEOs, Supermodels, "Elites"

Tinder, the "hook-up dating app" that involves swiping photos of potential mates left or right depending on whether you like their profile, has been operating a members-only version of the platform called Tinder Select.

TechCrunch, which first revealed the existence of Tinder's "secret tier," reported that it "is meant to serve only the elite users on the app, including CEOs, supermodels, and other hyper-attractive upwardly affluent types."

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lost "Night Stalker" Scene from Spanish Moss Murders....

Kolchak:  The Night Stalker, a brilliant television series from the 1970s....

Either you get what this is or you don't. 
Whichever category you fall into, I post this now as a lead-in to a story....Inside the Night Stalker, what really happened behind the scenes and why the great Darren McGavin wanted it canceled as quickly as possible....

The Spanish Moss Murders

Written by: Al Friedman and David Chase
Production # 41806 - October 21, 1974 (F.R.)


As Vincenzo exits his office, carrying a huge bag of garbage and junk. Catches sight of Ron, who’s doing nothing, stares angrily.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Ford White House Edited Rockefeller Commission Report, Deleting Section on CIA Murder Plots

President Ford with his Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld (left)
and his deputy, Richard Cheney in 1975.  (Courtesy Gerald R. Ford Library)

REVISED: To my great surprise the mass media hasn't picked this story up, which is troubling....Our former VP Dick Cheney was involved in this up to his eyebrows. Someone should seeks some answers....
The Gerald Ford White House "significantly altered" the final report produced by the "supposedly independent" 1975 Rockefeller Commission, created to investigate CIA domestic activities.

The report was heavily edited to cast suspicion away from the CIA; the effort was carried out over the objections of senior Commission staff members.

Based on newly released White House and Commission documents the National Security Archives posted, an entire section, 86-pages addressing CIA assassination plots was deleted.