Scream for your lives!


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The Tingler is a 1959 horror-thriller film produced and directed by William Castle…starring Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts, Pamela Lincoln, Philip Coolidge, and Judith Evelyn.

The film tells the story of a scientist who discovers a parasite in human beings, called a “Tingler”, which feeds on fear. The creature earned its name by making the spine of its host “tingle” when the host is frightened…Castle used gimmicks to sell the film. The Tingler remains most well known for a gimmick called “Percepto!”, vibrating devices in some theater chairs which activated with the onscreen action.

Har!

Dundee Trounced In Pre-Season Match – Opposition Fielded a Team Of 100 Local School Kids


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Dundee got their pre-season preparations off to a bad start, slumping to a comprehensive 5-2 defeat in their first friendly of the schedule.

There were, however, mitigating circumstances as the Dees’ opponents brazenly flaunted the rules to field a vastly overpopulated team…Indeed, Dundee were swarmed by 100 local schoolchildren, who ganged up on the senior team as part of the launch event for Dundee’s new away kit…

Speaking to The Courier after the game, Dundee boss Neil McCann (who took charge of the kids’ teams) was impressed by the application he saw out there on the Dens Park pitch:

“I’m just delighted for my young team. I set them out to attack as a 99.

I went for a 33-33-33 formation, and I think it worked a treat!”

Gotta love football played with a sense of humor.

Truck full of hagfish rolls over releasing thousands of slimy sea creatures


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❝ In a scene straight out of nightmares, a truck full of “slime eels” lost its load Thursday on U.S. 101, causing a five-car crash, dousing sedans with goo and sending sea creatures slithering across vehicles and the highway.

❝ Technically, the fish were not eels, but hagfish, which have a skull but no jaw or spine and they secrete slime when distressed, earning them the nickname “slime eels.”

And distressed they were, emitting gooey stuff that will make you shiver in your sandals — and that covered 101 along with the 7,500 pounds of fish.

Eeoouugh! Looks like a strategy meeting in the Trump White House.

NPR Tweets the Declaration of Independence and Idjit Trump Supporters Were Offended

Welcome to 2017’s version of Republican conservatism


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In honor of the Fourth of July, aka Independence Day, NPR decided to tweet out the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, some Twitter users mistook the document as biased propaganda.

❝ Supporters of President Trump tweeted out their objections to NPR’s thread saying it was one-sided and the reason NPR would lose their funding.

They did not realize the radio station was simply breaking up the Declaration into 140 character segments.

Here’s the tweet-by-tweet transcription of this subversive tweetcast.

Worker sent home for wearing shorts [in a heatwave] — returns in a dress

❝ A defiant call centre worker who was sent home for wearing shorts to the office in this week’s heatwave came back wearing a bright pink dress as a ‘protest’ against the dress code.

Joey Barge, 20, from Buckinghamshire, turned up in a pair of smart blue shorts on but bosses deemed them inappropriate despite the sweltering heat.

They sent him home just minutes after he posted on Twitter asking his followers: ‘If women can wear skirts/dresses at work can I wear smart shorts like so?’

❝ But rather than changing into a stuffy suit, the call centre worker decided to don a bright pink dress as a ‘protest’ against the rules.

Predicting that he’d be sent home again, Joey posted a chic selfie to Twitter, racking up dozens of likes and retweets.

❝ Instead his act of defiance sparked a change in the rules – with bosses sending out an email allowing ‘gentlemen in the office’ to wear three-quarter length shorts in ‘black, navy or beige only’.

Despite the u-turn – which Joey branded a ‘partial win’ – he opted to wear the colourful dress for the whole day in an act of defiance against the policy.

He said: ‘I got sent home and told to change into appropriate clothing but it said females could wear dresses so hey ho!

Nonconformity rocks! Especially when confronting the stodgy.

#HeyHo

Trump Commerce Secretary’s speech cut off — German audience laughs, applauds!

❝ U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s video address to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party’s business conference in Berlin was cut off on Tuesday after Ross went over his time limit, prompting conference attendees to laugh and cheer.

Ross’s video feed at the Christian Democratic Union conference was faded out after roughly 20 minutes for going over his time limit…

Attendees then began to applaud and laugh at the move.

❝ The episode comes as tensions have grown between the U.S. and Germany, especially on the issue of trade.

The commerce secretary echoed President Trump’s criticism of Germany’s trade surplus with the U.S.

❝ Ross’s address comes one week before the Merkel and Trump will meet with their international counterparts at the G-20 summit in Hamburg.

Ross is as boring as a Trump Conservative can be. Trying to explain the policies of an incompetent masquerading as US President is difficult enough on white bread-American network TV. Trying to make sense to an audience of worldly European conservative politicians is a lost cause.