Ghost Hunters team up with Meatloaf: Season 5 Episode 15 A Bat Out of Hell

5.15 A Bat Out of Hell Airs Wednesday. tonight! Kewlin’

Clips courtesy of redpony2 (Meatloaf!)

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September 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. 2 comments.

AP: Second public option amendment fails 10-13; Senate Panel rejects public health plan 15-8..

Update: CSPAN video of Baucus (D-MT) statement before the vote added:

CSPAN: Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus’ statement in the markup meeting before he voted against the Rockefeller amendment to add public option to the health care bill.

Alert from HA headlines! Second public option amendment, this one Schumer’s also fails:

In today’s Senate Finance Committee mark-up, the public option amendment introduced by Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer was defeated by a 10-13 vote.

Democratic Sens. Baucus, Conrad, and Lincoln voted no, joining all Republicans…

Patriots from the Conservative Society for Action, Gathering of Eagles, Active and the 912 Group rallied in front of the offices of Senator Charles Schumer to counter the staged pro-nationalized healthcare rally planned by MoveOn and ACORN...

7/9/09 Patriots from the Conservative Society for Action, Gathering of Eagles, Active and the 912 Group rallied in front of the offices of Senator Charles Schumer to counter the staged pro-nationalized healthcare rally planned by MoveOn and ACORN...

MM has full coverage. From AP via MSNBC (double ick factor!):

A key Senate panel on Tuesday voted against creating a new government health insurance plan to compete with the private market.The 15-to-8 vote in the Senate Finance Committee could forecast the fate of the public option in the Senate as a whole.

…Five committee Democrats, including Chairman Max Baucus, joined with all 10 committee Republicans to defeat the measure by Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia….

September 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes. Comments off.

YourGeekNews: Zombieland Preview

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Our previous posts on Zombieland here and here

From Matt and Nat at YourGeekNews/BSGcast:

Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg look like they make an incredible comedic duo in Ruben Fleischer’s directorial debut, Zombieland, but there’s a delicate balance to ride between that comedy and the horror elements that can make a Zombie movie really knock it out of the park. We’re both easily as excited about this one as we were about any summer movies that came our way, whether that’s because Matt loves him some Sam Raimi-style horror/comedy or because Nat has an abnormally active imagination when it comes to surviving a Zombie pandemic, you can bet we’ll be inline for the midnight screening!

~Matt + Nat

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September 29, 2009. Tags: , , . Art, Comedy, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

Twofer Tuesday: Operator (Jim Croce and Sade)

Jim Croce, remastered, courtesy of maxstratos

Sade, full length 8 minute video, courtesy of richmonsoon

September 29, 2009. Tags: , . Entertainment, Jazz, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Lynyrd Skynyrd ‘God & Guns’ Album Release Party & Concert @ Beacon 10/1…

Kewlin. Love the Beacon. Caught my first show there, it was Quiet Riot and Armored Saint in 198..3?

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NYDailyNews:

Thursday, Oct 1 8:00p
at Madison Square Garden: Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Price: $39.50 – $99.50

Legendary rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd return to New York City for a CD Release Party and Concert at the Beacon Theatre on October 1.

Customers will have the option to purchase an autographed advance copy of the God & Guns CD at the time of ticket purchase for an additional $10 (plus $3 shipping and handling). The autographed CD is available to ALL ticket buyers for this show regardless of whether they buy during a presale or at regular on-sale should they opt to purchase. CDs will be mailed to buyers the week of October 5th.

Beyond the tragedy, the history, the raging guitars and the killer songs, ultimately, Lynyrd Skynyrd is about an indomitable will. About survival of spirit; unbowed, uniquely American, stubbornly resolute.

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September 29, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

Video Update: Market Movers this week: Case Shiller Index-still declining but off lows, monthly jobs report Friday…

Update 2: More on that shadow inventory courtesy of Smart Money:

(…)the outlook for housing by Amherst Securities Group, whose stuff we’ve quoted before and whose analysis is invariably first-rate. The report, dated last Wednesday, festooned with gory detail, focuses on the swollen overhang, the so-called shadow inventory, that has grown inexorably in the wake of the tsunami of default and foreclosure.

Amherst estimates this massive overhang at seven million units. That’s the equivalent of 135% of a full year’s existing-home sales and chillingly greater than the 1.27 million units that made up the overhang in early 2005, when the housing bubble had just begun its dizzying and more than a little lunatic ascent.

…Three factors are cited by Amherst as the chief culprits in this sorry narrative. The first is the rapidity with which what it describes as the nonperforming bucket (where the mortgages are at least 60 days delinquent) is filling. The second is the strikingly low “cure rate” on delinquent loans. In 2005, homeowners retrieved 66% of their loans delinquent 60 days or longer. That percentage shriveled to a paltry 5% in the second quarter of ’09.

And, finally, bloating the inventory overhang is the lengthening time between delinquency and liquidation. Of the loans in the delinquent pipeline in August 2009, 9% have not made a payment in over 24 months, compared with 4% in 2008. The reasons cited by Amherst for this stretching out include moratoriums on foreclosures and the slow pace of the judicial process in states where a judge’s O.K. is required for foreclosure...GO READ THE WHOLE EXCELLENT PIECE!

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UPDATE: More on the Case Shiller Home Price Index:

  • 10 & 20 city composites are up 3.6% from their lows.

These guys are hyping minimal improvement here, AGAIN. SHOCKAH! They are looking at month-to-month which is not the way to gauge, you need y/y in RE!

Here comes David Blitzer to break it out- he sees ‘clear signs it is turning up’, it ‘will be slow’ still ‘clear risk there may be backsliding at some point but it definitely looks encouraging’ Erin Burnette is ‘clinging’ to the ALMOST FLAT Y/Y for Dallas and Denver HA! Blitzer notes they include foreclosure sales and anecdotal data is foreclosures are out there, and he acknowledges the resets in 2010 are coming, and HA he finally notes the tax credit is ending in November, ya!

Here is the REAL DATA YEAR OVER YEAR from the same report – 1 YEAR CHANGE:

Dallas down 1.6%

Denver down 2.9%

Detroit down 24.6%

Las Vegas down 31.4%

L.A. down 14.9%

Miami down 21.2%

Minneapolis down 17.3%

New York down 10.3%

Phoenix down 28.5% (ouch!)

Portland down 13.9%

San Diego down 12.3%

San Francisco down 17.9%

Seattle down 15.3%

Tampa down 18.4%

Washington down 9.8%

THESE ARE NOT GOOD NUMBERS FOLKS!!!!

Here are the ridiculous tiny blips they are getting excited about, recall these are the 30 day change from June to July in %:

Atlanta up 2.3%

Boston up 1.2%

Charlotte up 0.6% (wow let’s take out some equity and restart the economy! uhm NOT!)

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September 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economy, Housing, Labor Department, Wall St. 1 comment.

Update: House Season 6 Spoilers! House M.D. ‘The Insider’s Guide’

Season 6 spoilers follow and when I say spoilers I mean SERIOUS SPOILERS!

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September 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Popular Culture. 2 comments.

Halcyon Holdings selling rights to Terminator franchise & TSCC S2 gag reel…

Oh please someone buy these rights and bring back TSCC ! And no more Christian Bale please, the TV series was FAR SUPERIOR to the last film…

Kara Swisher, All Things Digital:

(…) Today, according to blogger Nikke Finke of Deadline Hollywood, the Halcyon Holding Group, after recently filing for Chapter 11 protection, has hired FTI Capital Advisors “to evaluate strategic alternatives for the company.”

In other words: Selling off Skynet!

Halcyon, which made the most recent “Terminator Salvation” film and also “owns the first-look rights to the works of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick,” has been fighting with a hedge fund that gave it money to buy the famous series that takes a very bleak view of the future.

Almost as bleak as that of Halcyon if they don’t come up with a plan to bring me my annual dose of cybernetic organisms, which is–of course!–living tissue over a metal endoskeleton.

It better be back…

*TSCC gag reel courtesy of mupet00000

September 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

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