Valentine’s Day Killing

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It was in 1971, a young couple was found gagged, tortured and killed in the woods in Orange County, in Durham North Carolina.  Investigators said they have a person of interest and close to solve this unsolved case. None of the witnesses have claimed who would kill this couple and left them to die.

Jesse Mcbane, 19, of Pittsboro picked up his girlfriend, Patricia Mann, 20, a nursing student at Watts Hospital.  The couple was excitedly headed to a Valentine’s Dance at Watts Hospital in Durham.

Unfortunately, they were brutally murder.  They were discovered in a forest, off a one-track dirt road in Orange County. They were tied to a tree.  The injuries sustained were brutal. Their hands had been tied with thick ropes behind their backs to a tree, and ropes were stretched tight and knotted around their necks. They were strangled. Although still tied to the tree, their upper bodies had slumped over so that they laid side by side next to each other in the woods. Autopsy reports showed a half-inch tear in her liver, which could have been a fist blow to her stomach that could have killed her.

Rumors have been flying that the killer was in the area. He knew about the couple. Somewhere connected to the hospital.

Some people have claimed they have seen the couple ghost in the hospital but disappear in the walls of the dance hall in the Watts Hospital and music of the 1970’s would play. Having their last dance together.

But who would kill the young couple?

Notes:

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/article10293734.html

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Your Children Future

Do you want to prepare your children for the future? How do you do it? First, let your children be children, and let them grow. But when they go to high school it’s time to be serious. They have to be prepared for the S.A.T test and pick the right college or university to further their education. They have skills. Can their skills change the future? Could they be the next president without the scandals they have in the past?

How would they survive? That’s the parent’s problem. Parents have to teach and train their child to be better than themselves. Parents make mistakes too. But the parents must teach their child to be a better person and smarter.

In high school, they must learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM; this applies to acting, business, and cooks.  And technology engineering companies. Engineering technology is a must and applies to everywhere, building computers, building the latest software and building much stuff to make our lives a better in the future. Movies influence us of what the future would look like. If we could make that in reality, it would be great. And they need a teen life too like going to prom and school activities.

What we have to do is to influence our children, it all starts with the parents. Teacher and professors are the resources and shape them to be a better person in the future. School and universities have laboratories and the latest technology they need to get ahead. Why blow up the garage and home, if it is insured.

Don’t start them late, or they end up in a garage forming a band that goes nowhere, or homeless.  They need a stable future and career.

It all starts at home and parents. Make that change.

 

Winchester House of Mystery

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In 1862, William Wirt Winchester and Sarah Lockwood Pardee were married, and they built a beautiful and massive house with 2000 doors, 47 stairways, 47 fireplaces, six kitchens, 10,000 windows and many bathrooms. Only to confuse the ghost and evil spirits, that enters the house and not able to find her. And it is a funhouse too; it had secret passages, stairs that go nowhere, and doors that open into walls and windows that open to rooms. So, if you need to go to the bathroom, you might end up with a brick wall.

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In 1906 an earthquake damaged the house, the widow boarded up many of the rooms, and it’s believed that the new discovery might be one such chamber. Some of the rooms are being discovered today.

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In 1886, Sarah bought the property and continued with the construction of the Winchester Mystery House, until her death in 1922.

They had one child together, Annie, who died just over a month after she was born. William’s father died in 1880 and William died in 1881, leaving Sarah as the heir to their $20 million rifle fortune. In 2018 dollars, that equates to more than $450 million.

There are various theories as to why she continued working on the house for so long, but one of the most popular involves her interest in spiritualism. According to one legend, Sarah believed that her daughter and husband’s untimely deaths were retribution for all the people killed by Winchester rifles, especially after a medium told her that her blood fortune was cursed. Espousers of this theory believe that she made the house so large so there would be room enough for all the souls of Winchester victims; she also switched bedrooms within the house so any alleged ghosts would have a more difficult time finding her.

Sarah’s mysterious motivations for building it aside, the house is objectively nuts. Sarah didn’t hire anyone architect to oversee construction and added rooms and features haphazardly, so there are lots of weird elements to the house – staircases that lead to nowhere, doors that lead to nowhere, and windows that look into other rooms. It was seven stories tall and had more than 200 rooms before parts of it were destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906; it is currently four stories tall and has 160 rooms. At one point, Sarah actually built over another room that she’d forgotten was there, and according to legend, she could not actually find the house’s original eight rooms.

If ghosts are a thing, then the Winchester Mystery House would be the place for them to set up shop. The house’s official website claims that staff and visitors have experienced “strange phenomena,” and according to one tour guide, an apparition named Clyde often appears in the basement near the coal chute. Ghost Adventures filmed an episode at the house in 2011 and had some creepy encounters, and Janan Boehme has shared a handful of stories with the Bay Area newspaper Mercury News. The staff has reported seeing a spectral handyman fixing the fireplace and hearing a woman sigh near one of the bedrooms.

The house is open to the public; if you are in the San Jose area, you can explore the property around $40. And it’s great for parties too. If my birthday cake is missing, I am not coming back.

Go see the movie coming out on February 2, 2018!

Notes:

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/winchester-mystery-house-new-room

 

Oscars Nominations 2018

Oscars 2018

The Shape of Water leads with 13 nominations which include Directing, Best Picture, female leading role Sally Hawkins, male supporting role Richard Jenkins, female supporting Octavia Spencer, original score, original screenplay, cinematography, costumes designs, sound editing, sound mixing, film editing and production design. It may win a few, but we have to wait and see. The Shape of Water

Ladybird is an interesting movie, and it’s a dark comedy about a teenager who’s nickname is Lady Bird, and no she’s not a ladybird. Or a bird, but a teenager. Laura Marano from the Disney’s Austin and Ally stars in the Oscar Nominated film.  Saoirse Ronan is an interesting and fascinating actor you may recognize her from Hanna (2011) and The Lovely Bones (2009). Since Ladybird won the Globes for the lead actress, it did not win for best director by Greta Gerwig. However, she is nominated for the Oscar which is better. Watch the review Lady Bird

Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri. After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command, Officer Dixon — an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence — gets involved, the battle is only exacerbated. If you go to Ebbing Missouri and find out there’s no Ebbing Missouri then you are lost.  Ebbing Missouri does not exist, but they did film it in Asheville, NC and near the mountains. Road trip. The trailer for Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri

The DC movies that have won Oscars are:

Superman 1978 won for special achievement award for visual effects.

Batman 1989 won for set decorations

Batman: The Dark Knight (2008) won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Heath Ledger (Posthumously. The award was accepted by his father, mother, and sister.) And in Sound Editing.

Suicide Squad (2016) won for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

For Wonder Woman it could have been nominated. The ironic part Star Wars: The Last Jedi is nominated for Visual effects, original score, sound editing, and sound mixing.

Beauty and The Beast is nominated for Costume and production design.

Here are the nominees HERE

Black Lightning

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As you may know the CW’s The Black Lightning premiere this week. It is based on DC comic that premiere in 1970’s. Black Lightning is DC Comics’ first African American superhero and the first to star in their own series for the DC imprint. It is not part of the Arrowverse.

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Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning: A retired superhero with the ability to harness and control electricity who becomes a headmaster to a prep school called Garfield High School. He returns to fighting crime thanks to his daughter and the threat of a star student being recruited by a local gang.

His children got superheroes too.

China Anne McClain

China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce: Jefferson’s younger daughter who is an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own. She too possesses powers.  A former Disney stars.

Nafessa Williams

Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce / Thunder: Jefferson’s older daughter who is in medical school and teaches part-time at Jefferson’s school.  She is a metahuman like her father, and eventually fights crime as Thunder.

Christine Adams

Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce: Jefferson’s ex-wife.

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Damon Gupton as William Henderson: A veteran detective inspector with the police, who becomes an unlikely ally to Jefferson, despite his role in the community.

Be sure to watch Black Lightning on the CW on Tuesday night right after the Flash and check out the other superheroes on the CW too. Be a hero be a superhero before you do that you need powers.

 

All The Money In The World

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All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s advisor (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money. By the way, this is a true story.

If you haven’t seen it, Christopher Plummer gave a fantastic performance and much better than Kevin Spacey with makeup on. Christopher Plummer had a little makeup on to make himself older. They were some scenes with Kevin Spacey in it, but Christopher Plummer was magnificent.

In other words, Christopher Plummer was original to play J. Paul Getty, and he met the real person in London. So when he heard that Kevin Spacey was fired from the movie, because of sexual harassment. Christopher Plummer had two weeks to memorize his lines before the reshoot.

Reshooting of the movie cost of money. Since Mark Walberg was paid more than Michelle Williams and Michelle Williams is the lead in the movie. It didn’t make sense why she did not get a bigger cut of the reshooting the same scenes. Maybe she was paid more when they shot the first time and for the reshoot paid less.  Still, the lead actor should get more. Mark Walberg has the supporting role, and Mark is a highest paid actor for 2017.  If this movie makes more money than it’s budget, then they will be paid again.

So please see this movie, again and again, By the way, this movie was fantastic. This movie has two Oscar-winning actors:

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Timothy Hutton

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Christopher Plummer

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Michelle Williams won a Golden Globe for My Week with Marilyn (2011). Oscar-nominated actress.

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Mark Wahlberg

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Charlie Plummer

So go and see this movie, and make all the money in the world for the actors can get paid. And by the way, he was humming a song that you might recognize.

 

 

 

How Not to Get the FLU

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Before you let your child head out the door before going to school are they protected?  What are they wearing even though the temperature is way below 32 degrees Fahrenheit?

If they are wearing flip flops, shorts, and a sexy top that you can see thru, is that really the dress codes for the school? And you spit up coffee on them, and you tell them to change? And when they come back they have another sexy top with a different image, and you can still see through. And it is 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Freezing cold.

“I go by Celsius, is it warm?”

“No,” the parent said. “Go change it’s cold. Look outside. The neighbor’s snowman is waving at you!”

That’s how your child can get the flu not dressing appropriately for the weather we are having outside. It may be warm during the winter season, but the Flu is no joke. They already have snow days at the beginning of the new year, and child wanted to have a sick day too?

Five Ways To Fight Flu.

  1. Get a vaccine for the flu shots it can minimize the flu. Most of the viruses can enter through the nose. The air we breathe. It’s nice to wear a mask, or if they have a good hat that can cover the whole face without looking suspicious that they might rob a person.
  2. Do you know that most children don’t wash their hands before eating? Their fingers can touch their face, eyes, picking their nose, picking their ears, or playing with their belly button and licking it. It may be finger licking good, but they could be infected. Make sure they wash their hands thoroughly and before they go to sleep a good shower to keep the nice and clean and smell like roses when they get up in the morning. And give them a hand sanitizer and tell them to keep clean, if not they will end up in a hospital. It may be fun in the hospital, but the hospitals are haunted by people who died of flu on the bed. They might come home being possessed.
  3. Stop nibbling your nails. When you bite your nails, it may contain E. Coli, did I scare you when I mention. E. Coli. You don’t know where your hands been. They go everywhere on your body. Touching places that where your hands have not touch before. Wash your hands! Be Clean!
  4. Your room. When is the last time you clean your room and why is there a band-aid on the floor that you left over a month ago and it is still there. About 49% of houses rarely or never disinfect their house. It may be clean, but it is still there. Clean your room and clean the whole house. You can hire someone to clean it for you, but they never clean your children rooms, they will leave it alone. Just because there are teenagers, they don’t pick up things after themselves. Or assume the house clean itself. Put your children to work and make them clean their room and give them a reward when there are finished.  A clean room and house will make them succeed in life.
  5. Eat healthily. When is the last time you have your cholesterol check? How much weight have you gained? Is it time to bring back what you have looked like before. You were attractive back then. What happened? Cut half the sodium and sugar from your diet. Cut half the carbohydrates too. Don’t use too much butter in your food. Beef has Go vegan when possible. You don’t have to eat meat every day. Change your diet. Go to your local gym and exercise. Bring back the old you and look attractive too.

Notes

https://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/7-ways-not-to-get-the-flu/slide/1