Archive for May, 2013


I’ve heard of “Bible thumpers,” but this is ridiculous! Here’s the story from the UPI:

>>Woman accused of using Bible as a weapon

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (UPI) — Police in North Carolina said they arrested a woman whose alleged Bible-thumping left a woman with bruises and abrasions.

The arrest report said Evelyn Mills Moore, 57, of Kings Mountain struck the other woman “numerous times about her body with a closed fist and striking her with a Bible about her left arm,” the Gaston Gazette reported Tuesday.

The alleged victim was left with bruises and abrasions to her head, face and arms after the Saturday incident, police said. View full article »

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drone, seattle

As if cyberstalking weren’t scary enough, now drones can sneak peeks at what people are doing from the sky above!

Here’s the story from of one guy using his drone to monitor someone’s activities:

>>A Seattle man ascended to a new level of creepiness recently when he flew a drone just a “few feet away” from a family’s home and defended his right to do so because he was flying it in the air, and thus not trespassing. He also claimed it was for research. The camera-equipped device emitted a loud noise, similar to that of a weed-whacker, which caught the attention of a woman inside.

She told Capitol Hill Seattle Blog that she saw the man on the sidewalk controlling the device near a third-story window in the eastern neighborhood. Her husband approached the man, who was standing on the sidewalk, and told him to desist from being creepy. The man told him that he was doing “research” and the camera was transmitting the images to his glasses. They called the police, but they didn’t show up since Inspector Gadget had already left.

“We are extremely concerned, as he could very easily be a criminal who plans to break into our house or a peeping-tom,” the wife told the hyperlocal blog.

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Okay, some folks are used to moving to the front of the line.

Here’s an article from the New York Post on this subject:

>>They are 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable.

Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front, The Post has learned.

The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day.

“My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” crowed one mom, who hired a disabled guide through Dream Tours Florida. View full article »

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I always loved 24, and I’m happy to hear it’ll be back, even in a limited format.

Here’s the news from Christian Toto at

>>Jack Bauer is back!

I’ve learned that, after marathon negotiations, Kiefer Sutherland has closed a deal for a new installment of 24 on Fox. With him on board, I hear Fox has greenlighted the real-time drama as a limited series and will announce it during its upfront presentation today. The continuation is a brain child of longtime 24 showrunner Howard Gordon, now executive producer of Showtime’s Homeland. His 20th Century Fox TV-based Teakwood Lane will co-produce the new 24 alongside original series producers Imagine TV and 20th TV, with Imagine’s Brian Grazer returning as executive producer. This will mark Fox’s second event series under the network’s push into that arena, joining the just-greenlighted M. Night Shyamalan’s Wayward Pines starring Matt Dillon. View full article »

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These are tough times for television networks, particularly the “broadcast” ones.

For example, check out this Reuters article about the fact that the main four channels had to accept the lowest average rate hikes in three years:

>>U.S. broadcast networks head into their biggest ad-selling season this week, competing with streaming services like Netflix, battling online players for ad dollars, and fending off hits starring zombies and duck hunters on cable.

The increased competition will force ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC to settle for their lowest average rate hikes in three years during the “upfront” selling season, Wall Street analysts say.

During the upfronts, networks preview shows for their fall schedules, trying to persuade advertisers to buy billions of dollars worth of commercial time in advance. View full article »

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My Comics Portal column and reviews as well as my weekly Wayne’s Comics podcast are now available at MajorSpoilers.Com! I also write a weekly Wayne’s Worlds preview column at FirstComicsNews.Com, too! As time permits, I’m hoping to be participating in a comics podcast at WordOfTheNerdOnline.Com as well, so I’m a busy guy!

Regarding this blog, I’m going to make another effort to try and post as frequently as possible, but it will depend on when I feel I have something to say or a story I particularly want to share!

See you soon!

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