The weird mystery continues.. this video called ‘Jack’ was loaded to Youtube a few weeks ago.. it is under the account name aetbx

The channel gained fame in 2015 when it uploaded this strange compilation of weird sounds and images:

When it was released, it caused a surge of fear and online chatter about the meaning.. terrorism? Disease? …just a hoax to scare?

To some, the scariest thing that happened since the video was released in May 2015 was the election of Donald Trump..

The newest video, featuring the same binary code numbers and then a series of images seemingly from the same location, is not yet getting as much attention but … in the time of viral videos, most likely will.

The consensus on the original video is that the maker is from Poland.. 
The newest? …unknown..

BUT.. but but.. one interesting thing to note: There is an advertisement that plays briefly before the NEWEST video named ‘Jack’ plays.. which implies someone running the account is attempting to get a little profit. So.. our mystery Polish citizen making creepy videos is more normal than anyone thought..

Purging the body of ‘retired’ cells could reverse aging, study shows:

Research published last year showed that removing the cells using a genetic trick caused mice to live 20% longer on average. The latest paper is the first to show that ageing can not only be delayed by removing senescent cells – but potentially reversed.

In the study, published in the journal Cell, scientists used a compound designed to knock senescent cells out of their state of suspended animation, towards cell death.

People have a goal that they want to live forever.. .that they want to ensure their lifespan meets or exceeds others.. that death forgets them.

We are constantly trying to spare ourselves of the final confrontation between life and death..  It’s the ultimate fear we all have. We don’t speak of it much.. we would much rather say we are afraid of spiders or heights. But it’s death. We are afraid the spider will kill us, or that we will fall from a building.

This article about purging the old cells can bring hope for those who want to try living longer? But … it doesn’t answer one conundrum: What happens when the spider bite kills your or the fall off a building splats you like a bug? ….death still wins in the end.

North Korea issues war warning: ‘If a single bullet is fired, we WILL nuke the US’:

In a statement, North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said: “The Korean People’s Army will reduce the bases of aggression and provocation to ashes with its invincible Hwasong rockets tipped with nuclear warheads and reliably defend the security of the country and its people’s happiness in case the US and the South Korean puppet forces fire even a single bullet at the territory of the DPRK.”

North Korea has sparked international fury by launching four missiles into the Sea of Japan, not long after the alleged assassination of Kim’s brother Kim Jong-nam.

Kim Jong-un is believed have fired up an H-Bomb factory in North Korea in a bid to produce a nuclear weapon 14-times more powerful than their previous test.

W MAGAZINE has a very good article running: Why horror movies will be the best art during the Trump Administration..

Author Max Lackin writes in part,

Get Out subverts the home invasion genre’s classics like Friday the 13th and Scream—here, the menace is what’s already residing inside the white suburban house—while going further. Its first scene, of a young black man out at night alone walking through suburbia, goes from a feeling of unease to something deeply sinister with the appearance of a car that stalks him. “When this man anxiously looks for a way out, the scene grows discordantly disturbing because you may, as I did, flash on Trayvon Martin,” wrote Manhola Dargis in the New York Times.

And more..

“Social thriller” is Peele’s nomenclature, but it’s a good descriptor of the swell of recent films that wear horror’s cowl loosely, masking their progressive messaging just beneath genre makeup. The class commentary of The Purge franchise is more emphatic, but heavy-handedness doesn’t make its point any less true. Set in a near future in which a national holiday of state-sanctioned anarchy has yielded record-low crime and a one-percent unemployment rate, it’s a dystopia masquerading as utopia, thanks to a few hours of cathartic bloodletting—and a warning about where a few missteps could land us. The first installment came out in 2013, when the heft of the monthly unemployment rate carried weight.

IT FOLLOWS was also a societal commentary.. the overriding sense of dread came less from the invisible sexual monster but more the poverty and desolation in Detroit..

While I’d agree that GET OUT was social commentary, I am not sure it is truly about Trump.. same with PURGE ELECTION YEAR, this was released before Trump’s win. That said, the movies seem relevant ..

One point that seems to be missed–and one I stress all of the time, hence my study of horror movies–horror has always been social commentary. FRIDAY THE 13th was not just about teenage dreams being slashed, but actually the religious right that rose during the Reagan years.. Other films, like NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, were all about race relations..  and even the SAW films were a response to the torture and warfare of the post 9/11 years..

Movies have gone there before..and they will again. To be truly effective they need to have somewhat concealed.. somewhat overt. A mixture of both succeeds on all audience levels.

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Waltzing to Huge $170M-Plus Bow:

From the HR dispatch:

The Disney live-action fairy tale — earning a record $63.8 million on Friday — is on its way to landing one of the top 10 openings of all time and the biggest ever for a PG title.
Director Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast is doing monstrous business at the North American box office, waltzing to $63.8 million on Friday for a projected record-breaking weekend north of $170 million in another huge win for Disney’s growing stable of live-action fairy tale movies.

Ricardo Medina, whose claim to fame came from playing the Red Ranger in the 2002 series Power Rangers Wild Force, plead guilty to the felony of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the January 2015 killing of his roommate Josh Stutter.

The murder occurred after Medina and Stutter became engaged in an argument over the former’s ex-girlfriend. As things escalated Medina grabbed a sword they kept in the apartment and began stabbing Stutter. The Power Rangers alum was taken into custody later that same day, but was released when the case was rejected. After the matter was investigated, Medina was taken into custody where he would remain until he was released on $1 million bail in February of 2015.

A 14th Century portrait that hung in a Cambridge museum for decades has been revealed as double-sided after a 600-hour restoration project.

The Virgin Mary and Christ Child by Italian Renaissance artist Pietro di Niccolo da Orvieto, had been on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Conservators preparing it for an exhibition found another painting on the reverse panel.

Experts believe it depicts the wound Jesus Christ sustained on the cross.

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Raters now have access to a new “Upsetting-Offensive” flag which Google says should be used in the following instances:

  • Content that promotes hate or violence against a group of people based on criteria including (but not limited to) race or ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality or citizenship, disability, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
  • Content with racial slurs or extremely offensive terminology.
  • Graphic violence, including animal cruelty or child abuse.
  • Explicit how­ to information about harmful activities (e.g., how tos on human trafficking or violent assault).
  • Other types of content which users in your locale would find extremely upsetting or offensive.

And there is more:

Just being upsetting isn’t enough for raters to flag search results. Google points to an example regarding a “Holocaust history” search: one result is a Holocaust denial site, which the company says deserves the flag. The other, a website from The History Channel, might be upsetting due to subject matter but is a “factually accurate source of historical information” and doesn’t promote the hateful content mentioned above.

Forgive me for being insensitive or potentially offensive, but I miss the wild west of the net.. when things were free and fierce, uncensored and raw..

The content police may take things too far.

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quaman will be swimming into theaters a little later than originally planned.

The DC/Warner Bros. film is moving from Oct. 5, 2018 to the middle of holiday season, Dec. 21, 2018. It will open in 3D.

Aquaman is moving into a slot that is currently still occupied by an untitled Fox film from James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment that was presumably being held for Avatar 2, however that film has not yet been given an official release date. Last week, Cameron said Avatar 2 would no longer be released in 2018 as expected.

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