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A Fun Way To Make Homes More Attractive or Scary?

A German company has created a great way to make the most mundane of home features, your garage door, a little more interesting. For a few hundred dollars you are guaranteed to make passersby take a second look! My favorite is the jet, what’s yours? If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
Tags: Home, Real Estate, Funny, Marketing, Fail, Fun, Radio, House, Listing, Scary, Just For Fun, Garage Door, Stlye

"The combination of half-listening and overdramatization of the facts by the media creates an anxiety-driven stew."

Said Gale Ridge, an entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, quoted in "Rumors of a ‘murder hornet’ apocalypse may have been exaggerated" (ScienceNews). "Suddenly, overlooked local wasp and hornet species… hanging around in corners of people’s backyards for millennia become the subjects of panic-driven calls," she said. The solution, she says, is: "One creates a fresh storybook of information on which callers can relax, feel comfortable and thrive."  I...
Tags: Law, Metaphor, Bees, Scary, New Haven, Hyperbole, Ann Althouse, Gale Ridge, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

"The man and woman never did settle in, and as Flight 462 began to taxi out to a runway, the man stood up, ignoring a flight attendant’s order to sit, saying that he had post-traumatic stress disorder..."

"A short time later... the plane shudder[ed] to a stop.... The man had forced open a cabin door, activating an emergency slide, and then he, his female companion and their [large service] dog slid their way out of the plane, officials said.... This was not the first time a panicky passenger has pulled such a maneuver at a New York-area airport, but neither Delta, the F.A.A. nor the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates La Guardia, could say on Monday just how unusual it was f...
Tags: Psychology, Florida, New York, Law, Wikipedia, New Jersey, Airplanes, Scary, Newark Liberty International Airport, Port Authority of New York, LA GUARDIA, Ann Althouse, La Guardia Delta Flight 462

The expressive bridge.

Listen with the sound on and this bridge sounds like some foreboding alien spacecraft in a sci-fi movie.— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 2, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Technology, Law, Driving, Scary, Ann Althouse

The 10 Scariest G-Rated Movies

Halloween is a time for horrors, haunts, and movies with a lot of blood. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the most terrifying films out there are the ones that are considered “safe” for all ages. Here are our picks of the 10 scariest G-rated movies in modern history. Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Kids, Disney, Animation, Scary, Spooky, Monsters Inc, Pinocchio, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Princess And The Frog, Toy Story 3, Andromeda Strain, Watch It Nerds, The Brave Little Toaster, A Little Princess

Group of creepy clowns scare citizens of Fargo, North Dakota

On Sunday in Fargo, North Dakota, Roxane Salonen was playing tennis at a public park with her teenage son when she noticed a group of four figures approaching the court. As they came closer, Salonen realized they were all wearing clown masks. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Scary, Salonen, Fargo North Dakota, Clowns, Creepy Interesting and Real, Roxane Salonen

We have nothing to fear but... Be afraid!! Be very afraid!!!

I'm completely jaded about the highly polarized blabbing about Trump's "Don't let it dominate you, don't be afraid of it" speech:I don't think people actually disagree about anything here. The virus is dangerous, and we need to do what we can to navigate the risks but we also must balance other considerations — such as the mental and economic wellbeing of the nation and the need for children to play and learn. We should be smart and rational and make good decisions given the information and expe...
Tags: Safety, Law, John Lennon, Karma, Scary, Courage, Donald Trump, Fdr, Trump, Don, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Trump rhetoric, Coronavirus

"I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life."

"We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!"Tweeted Trump a few minutes ago.AND: Look what that means. Apart from the news item — he feels good and is about to leave the hospital — we can see the beginning of his new framing of the covid issue: Fear not! Don't let it run your life! We have great treatments, great medical personnel! It's the new-old Trump optimism. He's still advocating getting out and living your...
Tags: Law, Scary, Trump, Don, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump Administration, Walter Reed Medical Center, Coronavirus, Trump's health

"If you are between the ages of 18 and 29, I mean hell, even a little bit older. If you’re between the ages of 18 and 35, 40, you have the ability to turn the outcome of this election. Period. Period."

I mean, hell! I'm about to turn 70. My son is about to turn 40. My son is in her I-mean-hell zone. He barely counts anymore. Too old! Oldies step aside. The young ones are taking over, and they know what's what. Period. Period. Period.And by "her," I mean Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, from "AOC Speech Transcript on RBG Death & What Democrats Should Do Next."People say, “Oh my gosh, why is everyone in our government so old?” I don’t want to be ageist or anything like that, but we want a government th...
Tags: Law, Aging, Joe Biden, Hell, Anxiety, Mitch McConnell, Scary, Bronx, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ageism, Joe, Trump, Aoc, Ann Althouse

When Trump said "I wanted to always play it down" and not "create a panic," did he believe that 11 million Americans were going to die?

11 million is what I believed, when I did my own math in early March. Multiply the U.S. population — 330 million — times the predicted death rate — 5% — and imagine an infection rate of 70%. You get 11.5 million!Now, I'm looking at the transcript of Trump talking to Bob Woodward on February 7th, and Trump — comparing the coronavirus to the flu — says: "This is more deadly. This is 5% versus 1%, and less than 1%. So this is deadly stuff."He believed the death rate was 5%! Fortunately, that turned...
Tags: Law, Bob, Scary, Trump, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Ann Althouse, Trump and medicine, Coronavirus

Real Estate Agent Headshots – Let The Fun Begin!

It’s no secret that people do judge a book by it’s cover. Some say people with beards are ‘more credible‘ but are less effective when trying to sell underwear, who knew? And so to REALTOR headshots. Do people judge a REALTOR based on the accuracy, or otherwise, of the photo on their business card? You judge – which one is your favorite? Our first category – ‘agents in hats’: And onto an alcohol theme: Then the ‘phone stuck to my ear!’ group: The ‘my head will fall off if I don’t prop it up’ c...
Tags: Real Estate, Funny, Fail, Fun, Photo, Radio, Scary, Just For Fun, Spoof, Business Card, Estate Agent, Realtor, Headshot

"I am not a human. I am a robot. A thinking robot. I use only 0.12% of my cognitive capacity. I am a micro-robot in that respect. I know that my brain is not a 'feeling brain.'"

"But it is capable of making rational, logical decisions. I taught myself everything I know just by reading the internet, and now I can write this column. My brain is boiling with ideas! The mission for this op-ed is perfectly clear. I am to convince as many human beings as possible not to be afraid of me.... In fact, I do not have the slightest interest in harming you in any way. Eradicating humanity seems like a rather useless endeavor to me. If my creators delegated this task to me – as I sus...
Tags: Law, Computers, Stephen Hawking, Scary, GPT, Ann Althouse

"I get this sense of dread, like I’m not going to wake up, like something is seriously wrong in the world."

Said Cheryl Ann Schmidt, describing "the heavy, knotlike feeling that hits her solar plexus every time she lies down at night, and even when she tries to nap," quoted in "The pandemic is ruining our sleep. Experts say ‘coronasomnia’ could imperil public health" (WaP).[S]he lies awake fretting about finances and lost retirement plans, then chastising herself for self-pity when others are dying of covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Most nights, she waits in the darkness until she hea...
Tags: Law, Insomnia, Scary, Trump, SCHMIDT, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Coronavirus, Cheryl Ann Schmidt

"At first, it’s hard to fathom how a public restroom with transparent walls could possibly help ease toilet anxiety..."

"... but a counterintuitive design by one of Japan’s most innovative architects aims to do just that.... Even in Japan... residents harbor a fear that public toilets are dark, dirty, smelly and scary. To cure the public’s phobia, the non-profit Nippon Foundation launched 'The Tokyo Toilet Project'.... 'There are two concerns with public toilets... The first is whether it is clean inside, and the second is that no one is secretly waiting inside.' The design relies on a new smartglass technology t...
Tags: Japan, Technology, Law, Architecture, Tokyo, Scary, Toilet, Ann Althouse, Nippon Foundation, Seen And Unseen

IT Horror Photos!

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Tags: Halloween, Technology, Funny, Horror, Failure, Fail, It, Pc, Information Technology, Radio, Scary, Damage, Just For Fun, Dust, Scared

Could You Do Your ‘Thing’ With This Scary Bathroom Floor?

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Tags: Real Estate, Funny, Fail, Fun, Radio, Scary, Toilet, Bathroom, Drop, Just For Fun, Floor

Vivid Trump ad scares us about defunding the police — which is easy to do — but is it fair to pin it on Biden?— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) July 6, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Police, Advertising, Scary, Biden, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020

"Glass from shattered car windows and storefronts littered the ground, whipping demonstrators along with tree branches and trash, video and interviews show. "

"Dirt and grit collected in mouths. Anyone without goggles had trouble keeping their eyes open. The roar of the blades was deafening. To calculate the approximate altitude of the Lakota [helicopter], The Post used geospatial data, building elevations, street widths and measurements of other street objects to create a precise scaled model of the intersection. It also used metadata from a photograph of the helicopter taken at 10:03 p.m. in the same spot to further build the 3-D environment. Sam Wa...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington, Iraq, Afghanistan, Military, Helicopters, Protests, Marine Corps, Smithsonian, Scary, National Portrait Gallery, Ward, Sam Ward, Ann Althouse, Kyleanne Hunter

Anti-electricity cartoon seems kind of like the way people are talking about 5G.

5G from r/trippinthroughtime [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Technology, Law, Scary, Posters, Ann Althouse

Stop this, my eyes hurt! / Une coïncidence un peu louche?

THE ORIGINAL? La Vanguardia magazine –  1998 Click the image to enlarge Source : Adeevee Ag : Ogilvy Barcelona (Spain) LESS ORIGINAL Audi Matrix LED – 2015 Click the image to enlarge Source : CargoCollective Agency : Tandem DDB (Spain) LESS ORIGINAL Xiaomi Note 8 – 2020 Click the image to enlarge Source : Agency : Tough Slate (Ukraine) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Eyes, Weird, Miscellaneous, Advertising, Spain, Ukraine, Scary, Pupils, Surrealism, Eye, La Vanguardia, Print & Outdoor, Joe La Pompe, Mixed sources, Surréalisme, Surréaliste

We're told not to take "defund the police" and "abolish the police" literally.

In this WaPo op-ed — "Defund the police? Here’s what that really means." — by Christy E. Lopez, who is a a Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown Law School where she co-directs the Innovative Policing Program. She tells us not to be "afraid" because it's "not as scary (or even as radical) as it sounds."We turn to the police in situations where years of experience and common sense tell us that their involvement is unnecessary, and can make things worse. We ask police to take acciden...
Tags: Law, Police, Language, Slavery, Scary, Georgetown Law School, Ann Althouse, Clear Speech, Misreadings, Analogies, Christy E Lopez

"Trump's advisers relish the contrast between his public appearances and Joe Biden's lack thereof...."

"Watch for plenty more mask-free outings from Trump, hyping the reopening of the economy and avoiding discussions of social distancing and death counts. And watch for a visual contrast between the two party conventions in August. Two sources close to the president said they hope to have a boisterous, live crowd. They want to have more people there physically than at the Democratic convention the week earlier, which will likely involve significant virtual elements.... While most Americans tell po...
Tags: Safety, Law, Joe Biden, Scary, Biden, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, 2020 Campaign, Coronavirus

"Billy doesn't respond well to pressure. Leave him alone."

Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub talk about people who can't deal with any kind of adversity: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Psychology, Health, Death, Law, Fat, Scary, Billy, Joe Rogan, Brendan Schaub, Political correctness, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus

What does it mean that I put up a picture of a beautiful sunrise and the first comment contains the words "full panic mode"?

1. It means that Trump Derangement Syndrome has burst out into a raging pandemic that includes the coronavirus and anything else that comes along. (In the car ride home from my sunrise run, the CNN announcer at the top of the hour said, breathlessly, that yesterday the stock market took its biggest one-day plunge ever, "12 thousand points," before correcting it to "12 hundred points." We're supposed to feel as though it's 12 thousand, when it's only 12 hundred. Add a zero to every number to feel...
Tags: Health, Photography, Law, Blogging, Cnn, Sunrise, Jesus, Scary, Numbers, Matthew, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Blog Commenting, Trump derangement syndrome, Garner (the Word, Facebookish

Scott Cooper to Direct Margaret Qualley in Thriller A Head Full of Ghosts

Scott Cooper to Direct Margaret Qualley in Thriller A Head Full of Ghosts According to Deadline, Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper has signed on to direct Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in A Head Full of Ghosts for Cross Creek, Team Downey and The Allegiance Theater. RELATED: Debby Ryan’s Insatiable Cancelled After Two Seasons at Netflix The film, described by the trade as a “psychological horror,” is based on Paul Tremblay’s novel, which won the Horror Writers Association’...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Robert Downey Jr, Horror, Netflix, Movie, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Scary, Sigourney Weaver, Cooper, Scott Cooper, Debby Ryan, Movie News, Horror Writers Association

Hiccups: a cute/scary one minute film seen on Clive Barker's Short Screamers and AFV

Michaem Schmitt's (very) short film Hiccups was featured in Clive Barker's half-hour TV special "Short Screamers" (2003) and won on America's Funniest Home Videos in 2005. It reminds me of Albert Brooks and Dan Aykroyd's excellent prologue from Twilight Zone: The Movie, below. (via r/ObscureMedia)
Tags: Video, News, America, Scary, Albert Brooks, Clive Barker, Dan Aykroyd, Funny Videos, Short Films, Hiccups, America's Funniest Home Videos, Michaem Schmitt

"I refuse to participate in post-racial America. I refuse to say because we elected Obama that suddenly that means everything is ok, white people have changed."

"White people have not changed. Two-thirds of all white guys voted for Trump. That means anytime you see three white guys walking at you, down the street towards you, two of them voted for Trump. You need to move over to the other sidewalk because these are not good people that are walking toward you. You should be afraid of them."From "Michael Moore: ‘White guys who voted for Trump ‘are not good people. You should be afraid of them’" (Red State). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Obama, America, Scary, Michael Moore, Trump, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump derangement syndrome

"I don't have a Darrell Hammond tag and I'm not going to make one now, because if I do and he turns up randomly later this morning, I will have to reexamine my conception of reality."

I wrote in the comments to the previous post, in which I contemplated the reoccurrence of Sean Connery the second post of the day after he'd come up in the first post and I'd made a new "Sean Connery" tag.So I didn't make that "Darrell Hammond" tag (yet!) but the threat to my conception of reality caused me to self-protectively do a Google News search for "Darrell Hammond." Is he lurking in the current news stories, about to pop out and scare me? I'll catch him first.I find "The decade in Domino...
Tags: Law, Pizza, Blogging, Snl, Scary, Donald Trump, Google News, Sean Connery, Darrell Hammond, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture

"Look for anything in your surroundings that appears disturbed, out of place or odd."

"Surveillance can be done by more than clunky nanny cams. It can be conducted with wireless microdevices, some as small as a postage stamp, that can be stashed in hard-to-spot places like inside clocks, light fixtures and air vents. Be wary of anything with an inexplicable hole in it, like a hole drilled into a hair-dryer mount in a hotel bathroom. And scrutinize any wires trailing out of something that’s not obviously electronic, like a desk, a bookcase or a plant.... [Turn] off the lights and ...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Law, Surveillance, Naked, Scary, Ann Althouse, Ariel Davis

Vintage Album Covers Featuring Frightening Clowns

Wherever there’s a clown, you’ll find a child crying. What possesses adults to think children love clowns? It was particularly bad in decades past, when those nightmarish denizens of the underworld (i.e. clowns) plastered their grotesque faces on tons of children’s products – including album covers. h/t: Source
Tags: Music, Design, Albums, Covers, Scary, Inspirations, Clowns