True Blood Season 3: Will Sookie discover Bill’s true motives for coming to Bon Temps?

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Ohhh I have been wondering about this! If Alan Ball wants to further the Eric/Sookie storyline, I hope he reveals what Charlaine Harris gave us in the books about Bill’s motivations for coming to Bon Temps! If he doesn’t, Sookie may come across as fickle, which is totally out of her character.

(I know a LOT of people who were pixxed that Starbuck married Anders the morning after her thing with Apollo, and that is thanks to RDM who edited out a key scene in which she talks to Tigh) In character driven, fan based shows it is never good to alienate your viewers from your protagonist (unless you’re Rob Zombie who seems to enjoy it)

EW has some answers, here is a highlight courtesy of SciFiWire:

Love it or hate it, the season finale of HBO’s True Blood took Sookie and Bill’s relationship to a new level.

But series creator Alan Ball may be taking a page from Charlaine Harris’ original Sookie Stackhouse books to throw a stake-sized wrench into their impending nuptials, according to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello (spoilers ahead!):

Ball isn’t ruling out incorporating a major (and controversial) plot point from the books that, up to now, has only been hinted at in the series (spoiler alert):

SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE NOVELS AND PLAN TO!

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September 16, 2009. Tags: , , , . Charlaine Harris, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, True Blood, Urban Fantasy. 4 comments.

Sucker’s Rally Marches On! DOW up 100 at the close…

DOW up 100 to 9783.39

S&P up 14.33 to 1066.97

NAS up 26.86 to 2129.50

Gold holding 1018…

It’s a ZOMBIE BULL rally!!!! Sure sign of a top, IMO 😉 Anecdotal reporting suggests a flow of retail investors joining the party late..will it last through the reporting of the positive GDP for 3Q (clunker cash, home buyer tax credit) or will it falter and then pop and drop again?

OingoBoingo/Tim Burton mashup by weareactualsize

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September 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Wall St. Comments off.

Update: CNBC reports Lewis to step down by end of year; Cuomo/BofA Smackdown: It’s On! (again)

Update 09/30: Charlie Gasparino is reporting that Ken Lewis has been pushed out (the stmt says he stepped down but I call BS)!! This is HUGE! WOTS was he had TOTAL BACKING OF THE BOARD! Recall BofA is centred in Charlotte, NC far from the Wall St shenanigans but Lewis got sucked into the ‘eeeevil banker’ canard PLUS the added bonus of ‘hide the bonuses’ with Thain. I for one would never want Andy Cuomo on my trail if I had a blessed thing to hide!

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(Reminder FD- MiM are shareholders in both BofA and were MER shareholders as well pre merger)

CNBC:

Bank of America’s CEO Ken Lewis, the embattled head of the nation’s biggest bank, told the board he plans to step down by the end of the year.

Lewis wasn’t asked to step down and the decision was not the result of any regulatory action, sources told CNBC. No successor has been named yet….

Original post after the break:

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September 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Obama Administration, Politics, TARP, Wall St. Comments off.

Update: Universal Orlando Resorts Halloween Horror Nights 19; Spooky Empire: Legends Of Horror – Orlando, FL October 9-11: George Romero, John Landis, Max Brooks, Ghost Hunters and more..

Update: 10/12: Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights 19 🙂

Courtesy of NerdCricket:

http://www.nerdsociety.com – Compilation footage of the Terror Tram experience at Universal Studios Hollywood 09. The tour is about 40 minutes long as you walk through the Bates Motel, the Psycho house and War Of The Worlds set.

For review of the mazes and shows, please check out my article:
http://www.nerdsociety.com/2009/10/07…

Awesomely awesome!

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Press Release:

The largest gathering of horror icons and celebrities is about to take place in Orlando, FL, and it’s hosted by Spooky Empire, Inc. An excellent show is in store once again! They’ve brought together a who’s who of macabre guests to appear at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, being held this year on October 9-11, 2009 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive.

Orlando, FL (Bluehost/PRWEB ) September 16, 2009 — This year Spooky Empire is proud to announce special guest, Shannen Doherty, of the TV shows “Charmed”, “Scare Tactics” and of course “Beverly Hills, 90210”. Other major guests to appear are The Masters of Horror – George Romero “Dawn of the Dead”, John Landis “American Werewolf in London”, and Herschell Gordon Lewis “2,000 Maniacs”, plus actresses Adrienne Barbeau “The Fog”, Linda Blair “The Exorcist”, and Fairuza Balk from “The Craft”.

From Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film “The Birds” Tippi Hedren will be appearing, as well as Bill Moseley and William Forsythe of Rob Zombie’s “The Devil’s Rejects”, Danny Trejo of “From Dusk Til Dawn”, Jake Busey of “The Frighteners”, Jason Mewes of “Clerks”. The voice of “Jack Skellington” Chris Sarandon will be in attendance.

There will be a “Jason” Reunion with special guests Derek Mears, Kane Hodder and. C.J. Graham. Come and meet the daughter of the legendary movie monster Boris Karloff – Sara Karloff. Also meet special guest Brian Krause, best known as Leo in the “Charmed” television series and Stephen Kings “Sleepwalkers”, this is his first convention appearance. Other guests include Jason London from “Dazed and Confused”, “Creature from the Black Lagoon” Ricou Browning, and from “Night of the Creeps” Jill Whitlow and Jason Lively. There will also be a “Halloween II” reunion with the original cast. This is just the beginning!

From the popular television series, “Ghosthunters” TAPS members Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango will appear, as well as Shannon Sylvia from the series “Ghosthunters International”…

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September 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, gaming, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

Bloody Disgusting: Nightmare on Elm St Documentary ‘Never Sleep Again’

Kewlin’  Our previous posts on NOES here. Click image below to go to the official I Am Nancy Documentary Facebook page. The Official Documentary Website goes live Friday

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Bloody Disgusting:

Members of the creative team behind the hit documentary His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th have joined forces once again to bring horror fans the ultimate tribute to yet another landmark slasher series, A Nightmare on Elm Street, writes a press release reported via Dread Central.

Press Release: …Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy officially began lensing on August 22, 2009 in and around Los Angeles. Starring and narrated by Heather Langenkamp, star of the 1984 classic A Nightmare on Elm Street and two of its sequels (1986’s Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and 1994’s Wes Craven’s New Nightmare), this thrilling 90-minute retrospective promises to be the definitive look at the making of the iconic horror series and the enduring legacy of its wise-cracking, razor-gloved villain: the indefatigable “bastard son of a hundred maniacs” known as Freddy Krueger….

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September 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 1 comment.

Gooooooooold! up $11.7 right now to $1018…

And you know what that means!

It’s Shirley Bassey time!!!

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September 16, 2009. Tags: , , , . Economy, Finance. Comments off.

Update: Baucus healthcare bill released: Jay Rockefeller (D-WVA) acknowledges increased company costs are passed to consumers…

Update: Baucus Bill – ‘Chairman’s Mark’ released, PDF here courtesy of WSJ

…The measure would create a new national insurance exchange, where individuals and small businesses can purchase insurance. Individuals would be required to purchase insurance, but those at the lower end of the income ladder would receive federal tax subsidies to defray the cost. (Read the full text of the Baucus plan.)…

wall_st_bear_smallOf course, he is talking about the coal miners and their self funded benefit plans being INCLUDED in the GIANT TAX that Baucus wants to lay onto ‘Cadillac’ health care plans (recall months ago they tried to float a tax with a union ‘waiver’ -as IF!) if Baucus would give us the TAX CREDIT that Mac floated in the campaign to accompany the giant tax we would all be fine with it, but nooooooooo…

Now if Jay will LISTEN TO HIS OWN WORDS, he will understand why NO TAX INCREASES are a good idea in a recession!

ABCTheNote:

(…)Referring to Baucus, Rockefeller said, “He should understand that (his proposal) means that virtually every single coal miner is going to have a big, big tax put on them because the tax will be put on the company and the company will immediately pass it down and lower benefits because they are self insured, most of them, because they are larger. They will pass it down, lower benefits, and probably this will mean higher premiums for coal miners who are getting very good health care benefits for a very good reason. That is, like steelworkers and others, they are doing about the most dangerous job that can be done in America.”

“So that’s not really a smart idea,” Rockefeller continued. “In fact, it’s a very dangerous idea, and I’m not even sure the coal miners in West Virginia are aware that this is what is waiting if this bill passes.”

Rockefeller made his comments on a conference call with reporters which was sponsored by the liberal Campaign for America’s Future(…)

September 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. Comments off.

WWE’s Linda McMahon running against Chris Dodd for CT Senate seat…

Should be fun! Dodd is IMO a real tool, (of the banking industry).

Courtesy of hpchuckyc

TheScorecard:

Linda McMahon, the chief executive officer of the World Wrestling Entertainment, is adding a brand new wrinkle into the Connecticut Senate race.  She announced her campaign today and is pledging to spend her fortune on the race.

“I have spent the past 30 years growing what began as a 13-employee small business into a publicly traded, global entertainment company that now provides over 500 jobs here in Connecticut,” McMahon said in a statement. “I understand what it takes to balance a budget, create jobs and grow the economy.”

McMahon said she won’t be accepting PAC money or individual donations of more than $100, meaning her campaign will be predominantly self-financed..

She is bringing in big guns to run the campaign:

…In Connecticut, Republicans have to win a critical 15 percent threshold at a Republican convention filled with GOP activists before they can move onto the primary ballot — and that could be challenging for an outsider like McMahon to accomplish.

But as Chris Cillizza notes in today’s Fix, McMahon has also brought on board an A-team of Republican consultants – with Scott Howell and Associates handling media and former NRSC political director Mike Slanker serving as the general consultant. Former NRCC press secretary Ed Patru will be handling the same role with her campaign…

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September 16, 2009. Tags: , , . Entertainment, Politics, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

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