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Ford: Think You Can

Posted 2012-10-30 13:40:26 | Views: 7,438

Art Should Comfort the Disturbed

Posted 2012-10-25 14:38:29 | Views: 7,760

10 Movies to see this Halloween

Posted 2012-10-25 14:03:50 | Views: 6,885

Deep Red (1975) – A psychic is murdered. It's up to the musician that witnessed her murder and a tenacious reporter to find her killer.

 

Black Christmas (1974) – This film is considered to be the very first “Slasher” movie. A lewd phone call is the catalyst to a string of murders. 

 

Behind the Mask: The rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) – In this sometimes hilarious, sometimes thrilling movie, a documentary film crew follows around a man who is taking all the steps necessary to become the next psycho killer legend.

 

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers (1988) – Michael Meyers awakens after ten years to hunt for his seven-year-old niece, and kill anyone who gets in the way.

 

Cabin in the Woods (2011) – Cabin in the Woods is a twist on the genre that will leave true fans awed by how the film deals with common horror archetypes.

 

Demons (1985) – Talk about claustrophobic. A group of people are trapped inside a theater as demons — who try to kill and posses their victims — continue to amass in numbers.

 

Return of the Living Dead (1985) – This is horror-comedy at its finest. Watch as a group of teens and medical supply employees try to fight off a horde of the undead. BRAAAAIIIIINNNNSSSS!!!

 

Sleepaway Camp (1983) – A shy, quiet girl is sent off to summer camp with her cousin in this Friday the 13th clone with a truly shocking surprise ending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They Live (1988) – A pair of mysterious sunglasses allows a unemployed construction worker the ability to see the propaganda that is being fed to the people, as well as the creatures behind it.

 

Dead Alive (1992) – Directed by Peter Jackson, of Lord of The Rings fame, this film centers around the un-deadly effects of the Sumatran rat-monkey’s bite.

10 Movies To See This 

HALLOWEEN 

In the spirit of Halloween, a local aspiring horror-movie writer shares his picks for the most terrifying, thrilling, funny — and less obvious — fright films. You won't find The Exorcist here.

      

 

   

 

 

 


A girl's legs are her best friends.

Posted 2012-10-22 12:38:28 | Views: 7,274

"A girl's legs are her best friends...but even best friends must part."

- Red Foxx 


A Real Life Exorcist

Posted 2012-10-20 17:13:56 | Views: 7,607

 

Thomas describes his ministry as one of healing. “I don’t do exorcisms on demand,” he said. “It’s dangerous, and it’s not always what people need.

“I have to get to the root cause of what they’re suffering from — it is preternatural or psychological,” he said.

 

“In every instance I am called into, there is deep suffering,” Thomas said. “In most instances, it is not demonic, it’s a mental health issue. But either way, our church has a responsibility to help these people.”

 

In the seven years he’s been an exorcist, Thomas has worked with a dozen cases of possession among about 125 inquiries.

 

He counts three of the individuals as “delivered.” He is still working with another three. The others started the process but did not finish.

 

“My message to people is that Satan is real, demonic possession is real -- it’s not superstition, not myth, not medieval,” he said. “But the church has remedies.”

 

Thomas had been a priest for 22 years when his bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, Calif., asked if he would learn about exorcism. Not every diocese is required to have a priest trained in exorcism.

 

Thomas went to Rome on a sabbatical to study spirituality and took a class on the topic. He went deeper, studying with an Italian exorcist. A classmate from his class asked if he would be willing to share his experiences for a book.

 

The story of his internship inspired the book “The Rite” (2009), which was made into a movie released in 2011 starring Anthony Hopkins, who played the veteran priest. One marked difference in the film is that Thomas’ character is shown as a seminarian rather than an established priest.

“I couldn’t have told you seven years ago that I was called to do this,” Thomas said. “But I do believe in the personification of evil. I’m not afraid, and I believe that is a grace.

 

“I don’t find the work appealing, but in the same breath, I find it meaningful.”

 

Thomas used the $25,000 consulting fee from the film to start a fund to help those he sees when they need a referral for mental health or medical services and don’t have insurance.

Being an Exorcist is 

REAL BUSINESS 

Exorcism is the stuff of movies, but for the Rev. Gary Thomas, it is a Catholic rite. He is an exorcist, trained in the Vatican and Rome, and his story inspired a book and a 2011 film.

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

Thomas describes his ministry as one of healing. “I don’t do exorcisms on demand,” he said. “It’s dangerous, and it’s not always what people need.

 

 

“I have to get to the root cause of what they’re suffering from — it is preternatural or psychological,” he said.

 

“In every instance I am called into, there is deep suffering,” Thomas said. “In most instances, it is not demonic, it’s a mental health issue. But either way, our church has a responsibility to help these people.”

 

In the seven years he’s been an exorcist, Thomas has worked with a dozen cases of possession among about 125 inquiries.

 

He counts three of the individuals as “delivered.” He is still working with another three. The others started the process but did not finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thomas had been a priest for 22 years when his bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, Calif., asked if he would learn about exorcism. Not every diocese is required to have a priest trained in exorcism.

 

Thomas went to Rome on a sabbatical to study spirituality and took a class on the topic. He went deeper, studying with an Italian exorcist. A classmate from his class asked if he would be willing to share his experiences for a book.

 

“My message to people is that Satan is real, demonic possession is real -- it’s not superstition, not myth, not medieval,” he said. “But the church has remedies.”


The story of his internship inspired the book “The Rite” (2009), which was made into a movie released in 2011 starring Anthony Hopkins, who played the veteran priest. One marked difference in the film is that Thomas’ character is shown as a seminarian rather than an established priest.

 

“I couldn’t have told you seven years ago that I was called to do this,” Thomas said. “But I do believe in the personification of evil. I’m not afraid, and I believe that is a grace. - Keep reading this story 


Save the Earth!

Posted 2012-10-17 21:03:45 | Views: 6,721

Wendy's Changes Logo!

Posted 2012-10-13 20:27:30 | Views: 7,895

How Dare They! 

Wendy's Changes Logo and Branding. 

 

 Wendy’s, which has reported same-store sales increases for the past five quarters, is on the up-and-up, he said, but there’s always room for improvement. New Wendy’s locations won’t just have a new logo — they’ll also feature Wi-Fi access, fireplaces and digital menu boards.

 

The brand is also introducing a Mobile Nutrition smartphone app that is designed to allow consumers to customize meals and more easily calculate their calorie intake.

 



Wendy’s is in the process of changing a whole lot about the company — from introducing new menu items to remodeling stores and crafting an updated logo for the brand.

The changes are all part of a process to help the quick-service restaurant chain “leap frog” over its competition, said Craig S. Bahner, chief marketing officer at Wendy’s Restaurant Group.

 

 

“Consumers have raised the bar, and we have to meet that bar,” he said. “[The restaurant remodel] is part of a broader campaign that includes the new uniforms and the logo we announced today. It has the advertising component and also marketing, including our digital program and menu innovations.”

Via: NRN


Ouija Board - Access to Unconscious Mind

Posted 2012-10-10 13:31:22 | Views: 7,676

Canadian researchers have come up with an unconventional technique for investigating the unconscious using a Ouija board—a wooden board marked with the words “yes” and “no.”

 

The University of British Columbia (UBC) team hopes to apply what they learn to make things like planes, cars, and objects in the home more intuitive and safer to use.

 

“Most people think they have complete control of their minds, but they are wrong,” said study co-author Ron Rensink in a press release. “The truth is, we perform thousands of unconscious mental and physical tasks every day.”

 

Rensink gives driving as the perfect example: “In many cases, we are navigating through dangerous situations, thinking only about what we want for dinner,” he explained. “We get home and often remember very little about the trip.”

 

The researchers found that people gave more accurate responses when guessing the answers to questions with a Ouija board (65 percent) versus answering verbally (50 percent). In contrast, when participants thought they knew the answer, both response types had almost equal accuracy.

 

“These surprising findings suggest we have a powerful ‘second intelligence’ resting beyond our conscious minds that can be accessed under the right conditions,” said study co-author Hélène Gauchou in the release.

 

Investigation: Unconscious Mind

using the Ouija Board 


Make Do and Mend.

Posted 2012-10-03 11:45:51 | Views: 6,998