Mês de Julho

++++ Julho acaba com muitas coisas para serem ditas. Nesse mês de férias escolares e acadêmicas, o blog das EVR atingiu recordes que deixam a pessoa que aqui escreve, euzinho da Silva, muito feliz. O recorde de visita em um dia agora é de 179 visitas, sendo que essa última semana também está quebrando o recorde de acessos passando das 800 visitas. Isso é bem bacana já que é bom saber que muitas pessoas curtem os assuntos que eu curto. É claro que muita gente caiu aqui atrás de pesquisas sobre sexo, mas não dá nada...
++++ Um dos motivos pelas visitas terem bombado foram as férias que estão acabando. Segundona já estaremos de volta ao trabalho e as aulas. Semestre acadêmico começando no segundo semestre desse ano, o que promete tornar as coisas um pouco mais cansativas. Aqui ainda estamos com dias de frio intenso oscilando com outros dias de calor, o que testa a saúde de qualquer individuo, mas tudo bem.
++++ Nesse mês de julho também vi minha vida pular do momento de alegria máximo para um estado de tristeza extremo. Coisas boas acontecem, coisas ruins também e são essas que nos fazem valorizar os momentos bacanas. Vi pessoas na qual eu confiava falarem coisas não tão boas de mim, vi outras se afastando, mas ajudei outras, o que ao menos me anima muito. Agora chegou a hora de pensar mais em mim e esquecer um pouco dos outros. Ando me desgastando demais pelas pessoas ao meu redor, porém agora preciso pensar um pouco em mim e dos pontos que preciso mudar em minha vida.
++++ Sabe de uma coisa? Algumas vezes os sentimentos também se misturam em nossas cabeças. Quem nunca quis dizer um ‘gosto de você’ sem medo de ser interpretado ou mesmo ‘você me faz mal’. Eu realmente acredito na força da amizade, mas ela não é construída por apenas uma das partes. Vejo pessoas querendo atenção, mas não querendo dar atenção. Eu tive tempos onde todos me contavam seus problemas e eu tentava ajudar, mas tem gente que não quer receber ajuda e outras apenas acreditam que seu mundo está passando por algo ruim. Cansei de tentar ajudar, sendo que isso foi algo que me desgastou muito. Agora é um tempo de mudança para mim, por isso é hora de crescer e lutar pelo que eu quero, não ajudar quem não me ajuda.
++++ Escutei comentários maldosos de pessoas que via com bons olhos. Literalmente falando, vi opostos em pessoas normais, mas como recém disse, é a hora de pensar mais em mim. Agosto começa com ótimas perspectivas para mim, ainda mais porque sei que existirão provações duras mais a frente, mas assim crescerei. Sei também que existe algo muito bom chegando porque estou sentindo algo me reconfortando. Será a mão de Deus? Provavelmente, ainda mais porque acredito que ele escreve certo por linhas tortas. Tudo acontece por alguma razão. É a hora de mudar! Deixo vocês com essa mensagem e com Linkin Park em ‘Leave out all the rest’ que embalou os minutos em que escrevi esse texto. Nos vemos mês que vem!

Revivendo o Passado: Disk MTv

++++ Revivendo o Passado deste último dia de julho retorna ao passado televisivo para falar do finado, mas inesquecível Disk Mtv.
++++ Eu comecei a assistir do Disk em 2000. Lembro como se fosse hoje, o que é embaraçoso. Sabe por que eu comecei a assisti-lo? Por causa de Sandy e Junior! Ah, que embaraçoso! Droga! Mas é verdade! Lembro que era uma tarde fria do ano 2000 onde troquei de canal e vi um clipe deles. Como era meio bobo na época, curtia a dupla brasileira como qualquer criança, ou grande parte delas. Curti e assisti ao clipe seguinte onde minha paixão foi descoberta. Sabe qual foi o clipe?
++++ ‘Oops! I did it again’ da Britney Spears foi o clipe que assisti e o que me fez assistir MTV fielmente por anos. Na época e Disk era apresentado por Sabrina Parlatorre, uma das melhores apresentadoras que passou pela emissora. O Disk foi mudando, a Sarah Oliveira assumiu, o que manteve o Disk muito bem. Depois da saída delas as coisas pioraram, mas vamos nos focar nos tempos áureos do programa.
++++ Saudoso Disk MTv, o programa mais injustiçado de toda história da emissora que o tirou do ar depois de sua queda na audiência, sendo que a culpa foi da própria emissora que colocou uma dupla de irmãs bem chatas para apresentá-lo! Apadrinhadas? Com toda certeza!
++++ Desculpe, mas voltando a falar bem, eu ficava esperando às 18 horas da tarde para ver a parada dos 10 clipes mais votados do dia, sendo que comecei a gostar de muitos artistas que lá via. Aerosmith, Spice Girls, Linkin Park e uma leva fazem minha cabeça hoje porque assistia ao Disk.
++++ Saudoso Disk que deixa saudades. Isso sim é reviver o passado!

MUFON: 'Grey' Alien - Afogados da Ingazeira, Pernambuco, Brazil




MUFON CMS - Afogados da Ingazeira, city of Pernambuco, Brazil - 6/16/2009 - Translated from Portuguese...not great but it's somewhat understandable: Hello, my name is * (Wit's name deleted--SGonzalez/CMS) and want to report a case. 2 days ago I was in a chat that I participate on ufology, he entered a new member and asked me to I saw a photo and asked what I was seeing it with a bit of attention he said he saw a humanoid in the picture, possibly a gray. Then he began to relate an experience that happened to him for about a year. I'll call him C-4, because he asked that his name be preserved.

Resident in the city of Afogados da Ingazeira, city of Pernambuco, Brazil, C-4 arrived at her home from work at night, around 21 hours, along with his girlfriend, entered the room and headed toward the bathroom to bathe, When he heard the sound of a door, he asked his girlfriend if she had been she who slammed the door, she said no. He then went to bathe, leaving the bath, he entered the room and saw a floating ball, the size of a tennis ball, with a kind of core within it, the ball flew quickly into the room, then asked C-4 to his girlfriend who had hit the door and she said she thought she was his mother who had arrived, he then went into the hall of the house and felt a presence, the house was dark, he got the Sony Ericsson W580i and took a picture of the dark hallway (attached).

Later viewing the photo in Photoshop software he viewed the photo and cleared something strange in the photo, zoom, and has spotted the image of a being, like a kind TE Gray. (Attached)

C4 I claimed to have precognitive dreams, one of them predicted the death of a friend, who died the next day. He also claims photographing orbs, says it has hundreds of pictures of them. In addition, he also claims to have heard a buzzing noise, almost deafening days after the incident mentioned above and says he has also scarred by the body since childhood, which he does not know the provenance. He says he has headaches and she realized he was doing drawings on your childhood like alien beings, bighead and flimsy.

I made a drawing over the picture, which also is attached. We would like an opinion about the case and on the photo that C-4 took off, thank you and await contact.


NOTE: I enlarged the 'grey' and changed the hues for clarity. There's a lot of noise and pixel distortion...so I'm not sure what to make of this...Lon

MUFON: 'Grey' Alien - Afogados da Ingazeira, Pernambuco, Brazil

Fortean / Oddball News - 7/31/2010



'Gremlin' Bat?

Look familiar?

One-week-old Cruella may look a bit scary but in reality she is highly vulnerable. The baby brown long-eared bat in the care of Secret World Wildlife Rescue at East Huntspill near Highbridge in Somerset, was found by a member of the public in Minehead after it is believed her mother dropped her during flight. Having been assessed by vets, Cruella will undergo rehabilitation at the rescue centre as one of more than 400 wildlife casualties to be cared for by the charity each year.


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Commercial Pilot Confirms Existence of UFOs

technorati - With nearly 30,000 flight hours under his belt, Jim Courant’s qualifications as a major passenger airline captain are solid. So is his conviction that the UFO phenomenon is real.

"I got the proof that I was after,” Courant says. “That’s the part I won’t discuss. But obviously something has kept me in this, taking the chances I’ve taken.”

The nature of the proof that he found isn’t all that Courant won’t discuss. Concerned about professional repercussions, he declines to confirm the name of his airline. Nor will he reveal the identities of some high level officials who he says have confirmed the extraterrestrial presence in conversations with him.

There are a few names that he will drop, however.

Astronaut Gordon Cooper, whose own unambiguous UFO encounter is a matter of public record, was a friend of Courant’s. He’s also traded stories with astronaut Edgar Mitchell, whose 2009 statement at the National Press Building calling for the U.S. government to come clean on the topic of UFOs garnered such fleeting media attention.

The short shrift Mitchell received in the press gives Courant little cause for optimism that future media events will turn the tide.

Media obscura

“A national hero and the sixth man to walk on the moon says that your government and others have been in contact with ETs for 67 years. That’s an incredible statement. It was buried on page seven the next day in the NY Post. Then Rush Limbaugh got in on the act.”

Courant’s frustration with the trickle-down effect of what X-Conference organizer Steve Bassett calls the “truth embargo” is obvious when he’s asked to comment on the effectiveness of the disclosure movement.

“I’d like to say that Steve is getting somewhere with what he’s trying to do,” Courant says. “But the internet is the new sheriff in town. There’s so much B.S. that it’s made it tough for people to know what to believe.”

Saying that he’s ready to unload his 5,000-volume library of UFO books, Courant talks with the road-weary circumspection of someone who’s told his story countless times, and who’s taken a few hits for the telling.

“It’s ruined my social life,” says Courant, who is divorced and lives in the Carolinas.

According to Courant, it’s not unheard of for cockpit personnel to turn in pilots who express an interest in UFOs. This can trigger everything from psych tests to what are called “line checks” (in-flight performance evaluations) which, if they go badly, can result in dismissal. The best way to avoid trouble, Courant says, is to steer clear of the topic while in uniform and, even when out of uniform, never to mention your employer’s name in any context that involves UFOs.

But Courant, now 59, continues to fly, despite his active involvement in UFO research. He’s spoken on the topic as far afield as China and Brazil and, closer to home, in Gaithersburg, MD where he participated in the 2005 X-Conference “Seen from Above” pilots’ panel.

Courant was invited in 1992 by an NBC affiliate in Raleigh, North Carolina to host "New Perspective," a live daily television show focusing on topics similar to those popularized by NBC's “Unsolved Mysteries” series, for which he’d served as a consultant.

“We did 534 shows, covering many aspects of the UFO subject,” Courant says. He traveled extensively taping interviews for the show which he co-hosted with a woman he’ll identify only as “Dea,” explaining that she now prefers to maintain a low profile.

Quest for knowledge in the avalanche of lies

Asked about his own UFO sightings, Courant says that he’s had three, the most notable of which occurred in 1995 while he was flying from New Mexico to Los Angeles.

“My co-pilot wouldn’t talk about it afterward,” he says, describing a large, oval-shaped, blue-green object that approached from the left, then shot up at a 45-degree angle in a bright flash of light.

But Courant acknowledges that expert testimony is no match for what he says Gordon Cooper referred to as the “huge avalanche of lies” obstructing disclosure.

Google “Jim Courant” and you’ll find, among other things, a $20 DVD titled “Jim Courant Presents UFO Perspective,” which Courant says he’s never seen and did not authorize. Search for him on YouTube and you’ll find excerpts from an interview he did with black ops scientist and alleged contactee Dr. Michael Wolfe, which Courant says was posted without permission.

"I've taken a lot of heat for that," he says, lamenting the ill effects of information age technology, even as it raises public awareness (and acceptance) of UFOs.

“It’s sad that between your astronauts and your trained pilots, there’s still the put-down factor. I’ve learned from 20 years that you’ve got the real deal people, and the people who are in it for the ego and to make some money and fame.”

“For me," Courant says, "it’s ended up being a quest for knowledge.”

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Are Earthquakes More Common Than Previously Thought?


reuters - The risk of earthquakes in the U.S. Midwest may be more widespread than geologists have believed, but a "big one" may be less likely at Missouri's New Madrid fault, researchers said on Wednesday.

They found that rivers that swept away sediments at the end of the last ice age could have triggered a series of large earthquakes that began in 1811 in the New Madrid seismic zone.

This suggests that these fault segments are unlikely to fail again soon, but the same process could trigger earthquakes on nearby fault segments, they reported in the journal Nature.

When glaciers melted at the end of the last ice age between 16,000 and 10,000 years ago, monstrous rivers formed and washed away 40 feet of sediment.

Eric Calais of Purdue University in Indiana and colleagues developed a computer model that shows this could have caused the crust underneath to slowly lift and cause the magnitude 7 and greater quakes that shook the Missouri-Arkansas border region in 1811 and 1812, causing the Mississippi River to run backwards and ringing church bells as far away as Boston.

"Models indicate that fault segments that have already ruptured are unlikely to fail again soon, but stress changes from sediment unloading and previous earthquakes may eventually be sufficient to bring to failure other nearby segments that have not yet ruptured," Calais and colleagues wrote.

Areas such as Charleston, South Carolina, hit by a highly damaging quake in 1886, may be susceptible to more activity cased by the processes described by Calais, geophysicist Mark Zoback of Stanford University in California wrote in a commentary.

Scientists have a good understanding of earthquakes at major faults where one of the Earth's tectonic plates touches another one -- such as in California, Indonesia and Haiti.

Less well understood are intraplate faults -- faults in the middle of a plate -- like the New Madrid fault.

"Much still needs to be done to reduce earthquake hazards for those living along active plate boundaries. To recognize that, one needs only to look at the devastating consequences of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in Sumatra (230,000 dead in 14 countries), or the earthquake in Haiti earlier this year (approximately 200,000 dead and 2 million left homeless)," Zoback added.

But the uncertainty can be even worse in intraplate regions. "In the past decade alone, tens of thousands of people have died in each of the earthquakes that hit Bhuj, India (2001), and Bam, Iran (2003), as well as in the magnitude 7.9 Wenchuan event that occurred in China in 2008," Zoback wrote.

He said the New Madrid seismic zone is the best studied of such locations.

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Alien Abduction Film to be Unleashed

hollywoodreporter - Hollywood remains under attack from aliens.

Paramount is the latest to snatch up an aliens-related pitch, this time from rookie scribe Bobby Glickert to be produced by Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.

Though the plotline is getting the Area 51 treatment, the pitch, known as the "Confidential Alien Project," involves alien abductions.

Glickert wrote a treatment and cut together a two-minute teaser that attracted Platinum Dunes. The company is out to writers to pen a script.

Bay, in particular, can't seem to get enough of the sci-fi genre. In addition to filming the third installment of the alien-robots-at-war "Transformers" franchise for Paramount, Bay is producing the aliens-in-high-school thriller "I Am Number Four" for DreamWorks.

That same studio is currently filming "Cowboys & Aliens" with director Jon Favreau at the helm. Sony has its aliens-attack-L.A. actioner "Battle: Los Angeles" on the books for March, and Universal/Rogue Pictures has the alien-abduction thriller "Skyline" scheduled for November.

The WME-repped Glickert has worked as a production assistant on several big-budget studio projects and most recently worked for "Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin ("Better Luck Tomorrow").

Fortean / Oddball News - 7/31/2010

Video: Project ISIS - The Secret KGB Files


The Secret KGB UFO Abduction Files

David Eckhart forwarded this link to the full continuous video segment documentary. This was presented a few years ago and is based on the information from a book about the supposed KGB Project Isis. It's a very interesting video but, honestly, most is a bit hard to swallow though, 'The Followers' was a real organization in the old Soviet USSR from information I have seen. The main focus of the documentary is that the Egyptian God Osiris was actually an alien 'visitor' who had given the ancient Egyptians their advanced technology. When Osiris died, it was buried in a secret chamber under the royal burial chamber in the Great Pyramid. The KGB was said to have found Osiris' mummy as well as other information. Personally, some (and I do mean 'some') of this allegory may actually be factual but as far as the KGB finding this information, well, I find it difficult to buy into that part of the presentation. Anyway, give it a gander...it is entertaining. Lon


Click here for full video - presented in 9 continuous video segments

Video: Project ISIS - The Secret KGB Files

Mystery 'Sea Creature' Spotted Off Devonshire Coast



dailymail - Cynics may dismiss it as just a piece of driftwood or a trick of the light.

But a photograph showing what appears to be a long-necked sea creature has got marine experts scratching their heads.

The 'animal' was snapped stalking a shoal of fish just 30 yards off the British coast.

The fish were apparently so terrified they beached themselves just seconds later.

The creature was spotted off the Devon coast at Saltern Cove, Paignton, by locals who reported a sighting of what they thought was a turtle.

But pictures taken by one of the baffled witnesses, Gill Pearce, reveal the neck of the greenish-brown beast with the reptile-like head is far too long for it to be a turtle.

Mrs Pearce, who took the photo on July 27, reported her sighting to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) where it was studied by sea life experts.

Claire Fischer from the MCS said: 'Gill Pearce spotted the creature about 20 metres from the bay at Saltern Cove, near Goodrington.

'It was observed at about 15.30 on 27 July but by the time she had got her camera it had moved further out.

'She spotted it following a shoal of fish which beached themselves in Saltern Cove.

'The creature remained in the sea, then went out again and followed the shoal - this indicates it's not a turtle as they only eat jellyfish.

'We would love to know if other people have seen anything like this in the same area and can help clear up the mystery.'

Some people think the sea sighting could be linked to that of a sperm whale sighted off south Devon recently but Miss Fischer dismissed that explanation.

'They [sperm whales] wouldn't come that close inshore and the reptilian-like head counts that out - at least that's what the experts are saying.'

The sighting has caused a stir on the MCS website too, where theories range from sea serpent to salt water crocodile.

An MCS spokesman said: 'It was reported as a turtle as it had large front flippers and small back flippers and what appeared to be a shell but was also said to have a small head on a thin neck about two-feet long which craned above the surface like a Plesiosaur.

'No sea turtles do that with their heads and we do not know of similarly described freshwater turtles that grow so big.

'It's described as being as long as a sea lion with a long neck which floated at the same height in the water all the time.

'This is not a fake. The problem is the distance and clarity from which the photos were taken.

'The lady thought it may have been a turtle - but turtles don't chase fish.

'So at the moment it is "unidentified" - the person who reported it has trawled the internet and says the closest ID fit is a giant green sea turtle - but the description of the head doesn't add up.'

The organisation is now asking for people to keep a keen watch on the seas off South Devon and have appealed for more photos to be taken.

A spokesman said: 'If you live or are visiting down near Saltern Cove Goodrington, near Paignton please keep your eyes on the sea and let us know if you see anything - and keep your camera by your side just in case.'

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Desde criança, sempre vi em dezenas de filmes nacionais, ou mesmo nos filmes estrangeiros realizados no Brasil e nas novelas (principalmente as de Manoel Carlos), a imagem do Rio de Janeiro evidenciada pela Praia de Copacabana e pelo Cristo Redentor. Os estrangeiros, inclusive relacionam nosso país ao Rio de Janeiro e a estes lugares. Então um de meus maiores sonhos era conhecê-los (o que aliás deve ser o sonho de muita gente). Pude realizá-lo no final de semana passado numa excursão à Aparecida (SP), que eu também tinha muita vontade de conhecer e num desvio fomos ao Rio.


No sábado passado de manhã conheci a Praia de Copacabana, entrei no mar, senti a areia e as ondas nos meus pés, provei a água salgada e claro, tirei muitas fotos.

À tarde conheci o Cristo Redentor no Corcovado (tema de tantas músicas), um lugar simplesmente inesquecível. De agora em diante verei os filmes nacionais, ou mesmo as novelas feitas nesses lugares de uma outra forma, por já ter estado lá e isso fará com que eu goste ainda mais deles.

E quanto aos sonhos? Eles foram feitos para serem realizados, todos eles!

DO YOU WANT TO FEEL A REALLY FASHION HEROINE?





Although the day started and I'm already in love as a real fashion heroine! This time it was these shoes in silver by Jerome C. Rousseau. What can I say they are fabulous a mix of futurism and rock vibes which make me a new Barbarella or a space goddness.

Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be an online store at http://www.jeromecrousseau.com/  but you can visit the link for a list of stockists.

Have a good summer day! xxx FH


6ª Básica > 07/2010

++++ Última sexta-feira do mês de julho lembra algo? ‘6ª Básica’ entrando no ar para entregar de presente para vocês fatos do qual você não pode deixar de ficar sabendo. Para começar esse quadro nesta noite amena aqui no RS, vamos de Emma Bunton com ‘Maybe’.
++++ Como todos já sabem, Supernatural voltará para uma sexta temporada onde a série retornará as origens de Sam e Dean caçando criaturas semana após semana, sendo que segundo alguns comentários, céu e inferno estarão vivendo uma completa revolução já que ambos os lados estão sem voz de comando. Confesso que estou com muito medo desse retorno, ainda mais porque o criador da série simplesmente pulou fora porque já contou a história que queria contar. Tenso!!! Não bastando isso, o presidente do canal americano Warner comentou que adoraria ver novas ‘temporadas’ da série e que espera algo grande sobre elas. Enrolação não, por favor!
++++ Essa foi um dos hinos máximos da série, ‘Carry on my wayward son’ que embalada cada episódio final de cada uma das temporadas da série. De qualquer forma eu vou assistir a nova temporada de SPN que agora será exibida as sextas-feiras nos EUA, o que deverá fazer a série chegar por aqui dublada no final do sábado ou início de domingo.
++++ E no ano dos desastres naturais, principalmente dos terremotos, mais um deles sacudiu um pedaço do mundo no dia de hoje, mais precisamente o Ira. Essas placas tectônicas andam soltas demais, não acham? De qualquer forma, eu sempre acho válido quando artistas se reúnem por uma causa nobre, sendo que muitos shows foram organizados para ajudar o Haiti no início desse ano. Ainda bem que existe solidariedade, não é?
++++ Trocando de assunto, como existem fatos humilhantes nesse mundo. Fico questionando por que cargas de água suja os testes dos quartéis da vida são tão desumanos e humilhantes? Está certo que se, repetindo, ‘se’ você for para guerra a história será outra, mas como não vamos, por que humilhar tantos garotos que precisam se alistar todo santo ano? Acho isso o fim da picada, mas o que vai algum dia volta.
++++ E fechamos essa 6ª Básica com ‘Alejandro’ da Lady Gaga que não sai da minha cabeça. Vivo cantando essa música atualmente. Hehehe!

8 filmes promissores em 3D para os próximos 8 meses.

 Como muitos cinéfilos já perceberam, a última – e provavelmente duradoura – moda nos cinemas é a produção/conversão de filmes de aventura, ação e terror em 3D, graças ao sucesso estrondosos de Avatar e Alice no País das Maravilhas (ambos devidamente na lista das maiores bilheterias da história). Pensando nisso, o Rotten Tomatoes selecionou algumas grandes promessas do cinema nesse “novo” formato, para os próximos 8 meses. Continuações, remakes e novas investidas de Zack Snyder pontuam a boa lista. É certo que os cinéfilos do mundo dificilmente perderão a oportunidade de conferir os citados na sala escura com os óculos de plástico. Desconsiderem a ordem da compilação:




Meu Malvado Favorito (Despicable Me, 2010)

Estréia (Brasil): 06/08/2010.

Já apontada por alguns como uma das animações favoritas ao Oscar 2011.

Trailer completo aqui.
Todas as informações técnicas do filme aqui.


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A Lenda dos Guardiões (Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga”Hoole, 2010), do diretor Zack Snyder.

Estreia (Brasil): 08/10/2010.

Entre outubro/2010 e abril/2011, duas grandes promessas do diretor de 300 (2008). Já na expectativa por cenas fantásticas e muitos momentos em câmera lenta.

Trailer completo aqui.
Todas as informações técnicas do filme aqui.


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 Piranha 3D (idem, 2010), do diretor Alexander Aja

Estréia (Br): 15/10/2010.

Trailer completo aqui.
Todas as informações técnicas do filme aqui.


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Jackass 3D (idem, 2010), do diretor John Knoxville.

Estréia(EUA): 15/10/2010.

Mais uma bobagem-sem-noção-e-divertida de John ‘Joseilito’ Knoxville. Sabe lá Deus qual travessura o diretor-ator nos reservou.


Todas as informações técnicas do filme aqui.


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 Megamente (Megamind, 2010), do diretor Tim McGrath.

Estréia (Brasil): 03/12/2010.

Tim McGrath é o mesmo realizador de Madagascar (2005), ou seja, pode até ser que a animação da Dreamworks não entre na lista dos próximos indicados ao Globo de Ouro e Oscar, entretanto, se tiver um tantinho das ótimas piadas do sucesso de 2005, então o ingresso estará bem pago.

Trailer completo aqui.
Todas as informações técnicas do filme aqui.


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Tron – O Legado (Tron Legacy, 2010), do diretor Joseph Kosinski.

Estréia (Br): 17/12/2010.

Das novidades expostas na ultima edição da convenção-nerd San Diego Comic-Con, a continuação de Tron (1981) foi a que recebeu os mais calorosos elogios. Alguns já consideram essa grande aposta da Disney como o Avatar de 2011 (também terá exibições em IMAX 3D). O último trailer completo confirma a expectativa.

Trailer completo aqui.
Todas as informações técnicas do filme aqui.


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Drive Angry 3D (idem, 2011), do diretor Patrick Lussier.

Estréia (EUA): 11/02/2011.

O cineasta responsável é o mesmo de Dia dos Namorados Macabro (também 3D). A presença do sempre jóia de Nicolas Cage certamente garantirá um bom resultado. Ou não?

Trailer aqui.
Todas as informações técnicas do filme aqui.

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 Sucker Punch (2010), do diretor Zack Snyder.

Estréia (Br): 15/04/2010.

Ok, o diretor é o “visionário” (pff!) Zack Snyder, do bom 300 e o SUPERVALORIZADO Watchmen (2010). Apesar disso, concordo com os fãs a respeito do cuidado visual das produções do cineasta, e Sucker Punch dificilmente será diferente. Aliás, quantas mulheres deliciosas estão nesse filme, hehe!

Trailer aqui.
Todas informações técnicas do filme aqui.


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Cyrus: divulgado dois novos cartazes da elogiada dramedia com Jonah Hill

Dois divertidos cartazes da elogiada dramédia Cyrus (idem, 2010) foram divulgadas nos últimos dias. As artes são parecidas, fora o fato de uma delas feita para o mercado Francês. Veja abaixo:

 


Estrelado por Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei, John C. Relly, Katherine Keener, entre outros, Cyrus, dos diretores Jay e Mark Duplass, estréia nos cinemas brasileiros no dia 29 de outubro de 2010, com distribuição da Fox.

Cartazes, trailer e sinopse clicando aqui.

(Fonte: Empire e IMP Awards)

Enrolados: animação Disney sobre Rapunzel tem primeiro cartaz divulgado

O bom teaser poster de Enrolados (Tangled, 2010)foi divulgado na quinta-feira, 29. A arte mostra Rapunzel e o cavaleiro Flynn quase cobertos por cabelos dourados:



Na nova roupagem, Rapunzel, uma bela senhorita de cabelos loiros que ultrapassam 20 metros de comprimento, recebe a visita inusitada de um rapaz fugitivo da justiça, chamado Flynn Rider. Rapunzel espera fugir do castelo em que esta aprisionada há anos. Com o tal cavaleiro a disposição, a garota espera usar a oportunidade para escapar.

Contando com as vozes de Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, Ewan McGregor, Steve Martin, Ron Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor, entre outros, Rapunzel estréia nos cinemas brasileiros no dia 07 de janeiro de 2011, tanto nos cinemas convencionais quanto aqueles com tecnologia 3D.

Cartazes:
 




Trailer clicando aqui.

(Fonte: IMP Awards)

Cryptid Mystery, Man Missing - Salla, Lapland Region, Finland


I received the following report from a regular contributor, Igor, in reference to a strange missing person case in the Lapland Region, Finland:

Hey, Lon...I thought you might be interested in this:

Last Monday, a Thai man working in Salla, Lapland as a berry picker was waiting for a lift back to his apartment. He called his contact and during this conversation he stated "Something weird is following me, it's like a dog or something" after this despite being afraid of the weird creature he hung up and immediately his cell phone was switched off either because he ran out of battery or he turned it off. After this the man disappeared without a trace. Police stated they haven't found any tracks whatsoever from the area he disappeared from, human or animal like. Despite happening this week, police announced today that they are stopping all efforts to find the man except starting an "official investigation"? The man in charge of the operation first made a statement that this is a total mystery but later stated that it is an animal attack and nothing else, almost wanting everyone to lose their attention to the story and called back all the search parties from the area. The parties were mainly made of Finnish military and police personnel and just a few of co-workers were allowed to contribute in the search despite knowing the man and speaking his language. Later they were all called back to work and for the last few days it seems to have been strictly a military/police operation. They found a berry bucket and intact clothes identified as belonging to the man at the scene but the police quickly announced that they had been brought there by the man's co-workers which seems a bit odd...why not just hand them over to officials instead of taking them into the deep forest and just leaving them there? They found no trace of the man, no blood, no tracks, nothing. No one has any clue what could have happened to the man. The particular area has some bears and wolves but bears usually tend to avoid humans instead of following them and wolves hunt in packs. So what was this weird creature he saw and why did he hang up the phone call despite being afraid of this creature? Only specs of this creature so far is "a large, dog like dark animal". There is no information whether it was bipedal or not. The Finland national broadcast network YLE (owned by the Finnish state with a 99.98% share) has removed all stories related to case from their website. Finnish media have been very quiet about this except for tabloids which is rather strange because our country is so small that even small events make it to national news. For example, just a week ago every paper was reporting about a "hippie camp" with "hundreds of naked hippies" in southern part of Finland and they covered it for days.

Here are some articles related to the case (in our moon language X__x), my story above has been translated from these articles and the paper version of two of them (the words "something strange is following me and all descriptions of the creature were exclusively on the paper versions, I guess only because they cannot be erased after printing, like from the YLE site.)

http://www.iltalehti.fi/uutiset/2010073012119054_uu.shtml
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/uutiset/kotimaa/uutinen.asp?id=2229073&ref=lk_is_ko_1
http://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/artikkeli/1135258866357?ref=lk_hs_ko_1

P.S. Now this could be just an animal attack but it's really a strange one if it is. For example, ending the phone call to his Finnish contact person who is from the area and is familiar with the local fauna, the heavy military presence, removing the information from the news and ending the search in just a few days. Also, the description of the creature does not make any sense, or the lack of tracks. Only logical options for a large dark creature on that area are a bear and maybe a moose and as I stated before bears don't attack people often, I personally can't remember any cases. In all the cases involving bears the bear has stumbled upon someone and then left the scene very quickly.

If there are any more information or possible remains or tracks found, I will let you know.

Igor V.

NOTE: I hope to receive follow ups to this case. Many thanks to Igor! Lon


Cryptid Mystery, Man Missing - Salla, Lapland Region, Finland

Fortean / Oddball News - 7/30/2010


Great Britain Facing Possible Tarantula Invasion

telegraph - The RSPCA has issued an alert urging people to be on their guard amid fears a large batch of the spider has escaped in the north of the country.

The alert came after two separate incidents involving 10cm-wide Chilean Rose tarantulas in Bolton, Greater Manchester.

The rare arachnids, capable of blinding people by spitting hairs in their eyes, were both found in back gardens within two miles of each other.

Both spiders are the same age, breed and gender.

Experts said it suggested they could be part of a larger batch. The slow-moving large spiders from South America are a popular breed among collectors.

Lisa Broad, 20, found the first spider in her garden on the Oldhams Estate in Sharples.

She called the RSPCA, who re-homed the creature, named Fang, at Smithills Open Farm.

Three-and-a-half weeks later another woman from Lostock discovered another tarantula, which was sitting on her garden wall.

The woman, who did not want to be named, eventually trapped it under a plant pot on her path and alerted the RSPCA.

Derek Hampson, an inspector for the animal welfare charity, said: "We advised her to keep it under the plant pot until we arrived. They can quite happily go a week without food, so it was quite content.

"It got a bit aggressive when I picked it up. I wore safety goggles as these creatures can spit hairs which can blind you.

"It is possible there could be more out there, but unfortunately we havent got the resources to search for them."

He added: "It is up to members of the public to call us if they spot any."

Mr Hampson took the female, which is known to kill the male after mating, to Bugworld in Liverpool.

Jenny Dobson, the Bugworld curator, said: "It is rare for one of these to come in and we saw... there had been another with the same characteristics found outdoors.

"It is likely they came from the same place.

"It would be too much of a coincidence otherwise for two breakouts and they cant survive in the wild for long with the UK climate.

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Man Listed As Tokyo’s Oldest Had Been Dead For Three Decades

mdn.mainichi - The skeletal remains of a man who was thought to be alive at the age of 111 have been found in a residence in Tokyo's Adachi Ward - an estimated 30 years after his death. Found dead was Sogen Kato, who was born in 1899. Police said that following the death of Kato's wife six years ago, family members had received a total of about 9.45 million yen in payments for a survivor's mutual pension. Law enforcers are investigating the family's actions on suspicion of fraud and negligence as guardians resulting in death.

Kato's 53-year-old granddaughter, who had lived with him, reportedly told police that he shut himself in his room about 30 years ago, refusing to take food or water, in line with the doctrines of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. Kato had lived with his daughter, 81, son-in-law, 83, and two grandchildren, aged 49 and 53. In June this year, officials from the Adachi Ward Office approached police saying they wanted to see Kato, but family members wouldn't let them.

When a police officer visited the home on July 26 with ward officials, the 53-year-old granddaughter said, "My grandfather is well but he's refused to meet with anyone." However, two days later, one of the grandchildren visited Senju Police Station and told police, "He shut himself in a first-floor room about 30 years ago in line with his doctrines, refusing to take food or water. When we looked inside the room in March this year, we saw the skeletal remains of our grandfather."

Police later checked the room and found Kato's body. Investigators said that Kato's wife died in August 2004, and between October 2004 and July this year, about 9.45 million yen was paid out for a survivor's mutual pension. Family members are believed to have withdrawn a total of 2.7 million yen from Kato's bank account over six occasions in mid-July.

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Galactic Thunderbolts

thunderbolts - Consensus astronomers look at individual points of light and discover the most massive stars. Electric Universe observers look at the entire complex of filaments and discover the characteristic features of a galactic thunderbolt.

“Mass” astronomy posits a relationship between mass and luminosity. By observing a double star system in the cluster shown at the top of the page, astronomers were able to calculate a baseline for the relationship and extrapolate the masses of brighter stars. They found some that were nearly twice as massive as they had thought possible. Although, since theories are often adjusted to explain any observation, failures of expectations cannot be equated with falsifications of theory.

Plasma astronomy posits a relationship between electrical stress and luminosity. Gravity, and consequently mass, is a weak manifestation of electrical stress. In regions that are relatively insulated from the primary effects of electricity (within stellar sheaths, such as the Sun’s heliosphere), gravity will largely determine orbital motions.

However, the mass that is calculated from analysis of the orbits is a result of the charge contained, not of the quantity of matter as is commonly assumed. In an Electric Universe, there are no maximum or minimum sizes for stars.

The objects of interest to plasma astronomers are the helical filaments that give the regions around the clusters their characteristic electrical structure. In the far view (left), arcs of parallel filaments appear to wind around kinked tubes that converge on the cluster, evidence for large plasma discharge channels.

Where channels intersect (center view), the stress increases. Bubbles form (exploding double layers, similar to coronal mass ejections), secondary discharges are induced, and instabilities pinch plasma into stars. The observed large outflow of material, mischaracterized as mass (and misnamed “wind”), is the electrical current flow coursing through the region like a galactic lightning bolt.

Instead of a random scattering of gravitationally collapsing clouds shaped by hot winds, these regions are unitary plasma discharge formations better called galactic thunderbolts.

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Early Warning! Asteroid Heading Towards Earth... ETA: 2182


discovery - This isn't an urgent call to arms, but it's certainly a future date to consider. In the year 2182 -- 172 years time -- there's the possibility that we might be hit by an asteroid with potential to cause some significant global turmoil. This long-distance forecast could help mankind determine whether asteroid deflection techniques are warranted, especially when given nearly two centuries of lead time.

The not-so-romantically named (101955) 1999 RQ36 -- discovered in 1999 -- measures approximately 510 meters in diameter and is classified as an Apollo asteroid. Apollo asteroids pose a threat to our planet as they routinely cross Earth's orbit.

With a one-in-a-thousand chance of 1999 RQ36 hitting Earth -- with half of this probability indicating a 2182 impact -- the threat might not sound too acute.

But compare this with the panic that ensued with the discovery of 99942 Apophis in 2004. Initially, it was thought there was a 1-in-233 chance of Apophis hitting us in 2029. This estimate was alarming; it was the first time an asteroid had been promoted to "Level 4" on the Torino Scale -- a near-Earth object (NEO) impact hazard categorization method.

After further observations, the threat of an Apophis impact was lowered, and now the chance of the 270 meter space rock hitting us in 2029 is zero. The probability of impact during the next fly-by, in 2036, has recently been downgraded to a 1-in-250,000, and a third pass in 2068 has a tiny one-in-three million chance.

Despite these shrinking odds, Apophis remains "the" doomsday asteroid in the public mindset -- a situation that certainly wasn't helped by the initial 1-in-233 odds and subsequent media frenzy.

"The total impact probability of asteroid '(101955) 1999 RQ36' can be estimated in 0.00092 -- approximately one-in-a-thousand chance -- but what is most surprising is that over half of this chance (0.00054) corresponds to 2182," explains María Eugenia Sansaturio, of Spain's Universidad de Valladolid (UVA) and co-author of the international NEO study.

Recently published in the journal Icarus, this impact probability was calculated using two mathematical models to assess potential threats to Earth in the 22nd Century. 1999 RQ36 was singled out at the biggest threat.

ANALYSIS: Will An Asteroid Hit Earth?

Of course, a lot can happen to an errant space rock in 172 years, hence the odds of one-in-a-thousand. Although gravitational influences on the asteroid's trajectory can be fairly accurately calculated, other mechanisms acting on the rock are not so easily modeled.*

The message to come out of this study is that potentially hazardous asteroids are out there and we are getting better at identifying which known asteroids pose the greater risk. But at what point do we decide to take action? 172 years into the future is a long time, and humans aren't exactly well-known for preparing for future events over those kinds of time scales. But time is one thing we'll need if we are to protect future generations from a potentially catastrophic impact event.

"If this object had been discovered after 2080, the deflection would require a technology that is not currently available," said Sansaturio. "Therefore, this example suggests that impact monitoring, which up to date does not cover more than 80 or 100 years, may need to encompass more than one century."

"Thus, the efforts to deviate this type of objects could be conducted with moderate resources, from a technological and financial point of view."

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Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?


The recent decoding of a cryptic cup, the excavation of ancient Jerusalem tunnels, and other archaeological detective work may help solve one of the great biblical mysteries: Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

The new clues hint that the scrolls, which include some of the oldest known biblical documents, may have been the textual treasures of several groups, hidden away during wartime—and may even be "the great treasure from the Jerusalem Temple," which held the Ark of the Covenant, according to the Bible. Continue at Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?

Fortean / Oddball News - 7/30/2010

Strange Phenomena in Old South Carolina Church



Check out the owls eyes, they glow in every picture I took this is the only picture the red slash appears. It is on the wall and it is red but doesn't show in the rest of the pictures. In the second photo, the red slash is missing and was taken right after the one with the red slash..VERY STRANGE - Pam Bowen

chronicle.augusta - My son and I went to South Carolina to visit his godmother Joy and her husband last weekend, Joy is also a believer in the paranormal and there is a church that is on a one lane dirt road out in the middle of no-where called Horns Creek Baptist Church dated back to 1790. There is a small cemetery on the side and a few graves in the back. All seemed to be dated in the 1800's and in need of repair. One is a little girl who died at age 2. Very sad. Anyways, we pulled up and got out of the truck and walked up the wooden steps into the church. What caught my eye was what appeared to be 2 peep holes. I made comment about it and took a picture of it. There are painted pictures of angels in each corner and pentagram (I think that's what it is) in the middle of the ceiling. Around the angels the paint seems to be coming off the ceiling but the angels are in good shape to be so old and untouched. I have heard that "orbs" isn't really a dependable thing to count on being paranormal but in a few of the pictures only 1 "orb" is there or not at all. The shadow of the "owl" seems to be embedded into the wall, not sure where that comes from but it is interesting and the glowing eyes are really strange. My son used his phone to ask questions to see if we could possibly get a recording of anything. Sure enough when we listened to it we hear a strange message that says something over him which sounds like Help me and then the word 'Open' at the end. We need to have it analyzed to be sure of what we heard, however there was nobody there but us 4 and we didn't hear anything. We went back 4 times just to be sure what we saw is what is on the camera, each time we went back we took the same picture and every picture is different. Is this to say the Church has paranormal activity? I don't know but something creepy and yet interesting enough to make me want to go back and find out more about what is going on with the church.

Strange Phenomena in Old South Carolina Church


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