There are many Halloween jokes and stories some are funny some are scary and some are just evil. So in the spirit of a Happy Halloween we are going to share a Halloween story with you, sent in by Debbie Dean of Debbie Dean Promotions. I know some of you may have heard this story before, but does it really matter, as life is way too short not to take the time to go back to the same place twice or even listen to the same story twice. So when you get to the end of this story, just laugh anyways, as it could make you feel good and that is maybe all you need tonight. Remember even if you force yourself to laugh it could still make you feel good, maybe a little silly but who cares no one will even know. Thanks Debbie we appreciate you sending is this story, and that is why it is published here right here, right now, for all to see and perhaps read for the second time. If you hear someone laughing really hard in the next hour or so, it may just be from reading this short Halloween story.
A man is walking home alone late one foggy night… when behind him he hears:
Bump… BUMP… BUMP…
Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him. BUMP… BUMP… BUMP…
Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him
FASTER… FASTER… BUMP… BUMP… BUMP…
He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him.
However, the casket crashes through his door, with the lid of the casket clapping
clappity-BUMP… clappity-BUMP… clappity-BUMP…
on his heels, the terrified man runs. Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps. With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.
Bumping and clapping toward him.
The man screams and reaches for something, anything, but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup!
Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket… and,
(hopefully you’reready for this!!!) The coffin stopsHAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Walt Disney agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas’s Lucasfilm and its ‘Star Wars’ franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a blockbuster deal that includes the surprise promise of a new film in the series in 2015. The deal unites a boutique Northern California film studio that brought special effects into the digital era with a venerable Hollywood powerhouse that has shown a knack for getting the most out of big-name entertainment brands.
Disney plans to release at least three more films in the Star Wars sci-fi saga that ranks among the biggest movie franchises of all time, Chief Executive Bob Iger told analysts on Tuesday. The last Star Wars picture was Revenge of the Sith in 2005.
Although Lucas has in the past denied plans for any new
Star Wars movies, he said in a video interview released Tuesday on Starwars.com that he had already created story treatments outlining three more films as well as many other Star Wars story lines.
Lucas, an icon in the industry known for exercising control over the most minute details of the fictional universe he created, will remain a creative consultant on the new films, although in the video interview he cast the sale as part of a long-held personal desire to exit the mainstream film industry.
In a statement on Tuesday, Lucas said: “It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers.” He will become the second-largest individual holder of Disney shares, with a 2.2% stake.
Disney will pay about half the purchase price in cash and issue about 40 million shares at closing.
“This is one of the greatest entertainment properties of all time,” Iger said.
The agreement marks the third time in less than seven years that Disney has signed a massive deal to take over a beloved studio or character portfolio, part of its strategy to acquire brands that can be stretched across TV, movies, theme parks and the Internet.
In early 2006, Disney struck a deal to acquire Toy Story creator Pixar, and in the summer of 2009 it bought the comic book powerhouse Marvel.
Pixar was founded by Lucas but sold for scrap to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who turned it into a much-celebrated hit-maker. Lucas had more success with Industrial Light and Magic, the pioneering digital technology company behind the special effects of many major Hollywood movies.
Industrial Light and Magic and Lucasfilms’ Skywalker Sound unit do much of their work for other studios and it was not clear how they might be melded with Disney operations.
Iger said no decision had been made on whether Lucasfilm would remain headquartered in San Francisco and neighbouring Marin County, where Lucas lives, although the company said it would retain operations in Northern California.
The three Marin ranches that Lucas owns, two of which host Lucasfilm operations, are not part of the deal, a Lucasfilm spokeswoman said.
The news that the Star Wars tale will be revived thrilled some fans, although others said they had little appetite for new instalments after the first six movies.
Lucas, in the video interview, said he felt Disney was the right home for his franchise. “I really wanted to put the company somewhere in a larger entity which could protect it,” he said.
‘Star Wars’ redux
The next Star Wars movie instalment will be Episode VII in the series, followed by Episodes VIII and IX, Iger said. Disney’s long-term plan is to release a new movie in the series every two to three years thereafter, he added.
Chief financial officer Jay Rasulo said the Lucasfilm purchase would lower Disney’s earnings per share by a low single-digit percentage in fiscal 2013 and 2014. H e also said Disney would repurchase all of the issued shares on the open market within the next two years, on top of planned buybacks.
“Disney already has a great portfolio and this adds one more,” said Morningstar analyst Michael Corty. “They don’t have any holes, but their past deals have been additive.”
Iger said he and Lucas first discussed a possible sale about 18 months ago. Lucas was pondering his retirement, and Iger was looking to add another well-known brand to the Disney empire.
The two signed the deal at Disney’s Burbank, California, headquarters on Tuesday.
“Everywhere I went, Star Wars was already there, and sometimes they got there ahead of us,” Iger said in an interview. “I kept seeing that brand and decided maybe we should buy it.”
He told analysts he believed there was substantial pent-up demand for new Star Wars movies. Each of the last three films in the series would have grossed $1.5 billion in today’s dollars at the box office, CFO Rasulo estimated.
The film’s iconic characters also will boost Disney’s sales of toys and other consumer products, particularly overseas, executives said. Sales of Star Wars items such as Darth Vader and Yoda action figures total roughly $215 million a year, Rasulo said.
In 2005, the year the last Star Wars film was released, LucasFilm generated $550 million in operating income, he added.
Lucas will not sit on the Disney board despite his 2.2% stake in the company, Iger said. Jobs, who held a large stake in Disney after it bought Pixar, had a seat on Disney’s board.
Earlier this year, Lucas had told the fan magazine Empire:
“I’m moving away from the company, I’m moving away from all my businesses, I’m finishing all my obligations and I’m going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies.
“I’ve always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres.”
It all started with a lightsabre
Lucas and Iger were at Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida, brandishing the toys at the grand opening of a 3-D version of the park’s Star Tours ride, Iger recalls, and “ George had to show me how to use it.”
Star Wars”characters also are likely to find a home on the Disney XD cable channel, which is aimed at young boys, Iger said.
Iger wouldn’t commit to keeping the Star Wars operation separate from Disney, as he did with Pixar and Marvel.
From a fan’s perspective, critics said there was sure to be at least some excitement at the prospect of episode seven in the saga of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.
“Do I want to see more Star Wars movies? Not really, but they’re not making these movies for me,” the film writer “Mr. Beaks” wrote on the well-regarded industry site Ain’t It Cool News. “There’s a whole new generation of Star Wars fans, and they worship the prequels like folks my age worshipped the original trilogy.”
Besides Star Wars, the Lucasfilm deal also includes rights to the Indiana Jones franchise, though Disney did not elaborate on any plans for that series.
The Bradford Files supplied by Keith Bradford Nashville Tennessee. Email Keith at email@example.com
WHISNews21 is proud to bring you the weekly Top 200 Country Chart for October 30, by DJ Tom Kawai of Japan. We request you to please add a comment to this article if you are listed on the TOPS-200 as a show of appreciation for the enormous amount of work that goes into the compiling this very important chart every week. WHISNews21 thanks Tom Kawai for all his efforts to keep the Independent Artists worldwide a chance to get their music charted.
It seems to me as Obama must have given the order not to protect the American embassy in Libya. He is as he says the commander-in-chief, therefore he and only he can decide who to protect when and whenever he wants. He chose not to send help after repeatedly being asked to by Benghazi embassy personnel. He obviously was under the false impression that they were not in harm’s way as he had won the war on al-qaeda and by responding it would have reflected badly on him. Obama is counting on the millions of Americans who cannot see through his cover up, and who will follow him blindly into the desert, to vote for him without Rhyme or reason.
As an American under the Obama administration I would be afraid to be posted anywhere else in the world as if I get into trouble there will be no help forthcoming from Obama, especially if I am posted in a country opposed to America.
Obama says change has come to America…. he certainly was right about that.
In the America I was raised, I had a job, I had a home and I had hope.
In Obama’s America I have no job, no home and no hope.
Obama don’t expect me to say thank you for that.
John Kellies, Ohio (Help US)
WHISNews21 we changed John’s last name and state, sorry John we try to make sure that our mails stay anonymous it is probably not necessary so I hope that don’t have a problem with that. As you can see above, that is all we changed.
Monday, October 29, 2012:
The Question that is being asked is Hurricane Sandy and Climate on Steroids ?
McKibben, the founder of 350.org said today: “Meteorologists have called this ‘the biggest storm ever to hit the U.S. mainland,’ which is a reminder of how odd our weather has been in this hottest year in American history … scientists are connecting the dots between increasingly extreme weather and global warming. Yet for most of this year’s presidential election, the words ‘climate change’ have gone unmentioned.”
JOE ROMM, (202) 483-1024, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://ClimateProgress.org Romm is a senior fellow at Center for American Progress, edits Climate Progress and holds a Ph.D. in physics from MIT. He said today: “Like a baseball player on steroids, our climate system is breaking records at an unnatural pace. And like a baseball player on steroids, it’s the wrong question to ask whether a given home run is ’caused’ by steroids.
” See the video: “Steroids, Baseball and Climate Change.” “We also know that as we warm the oceans, we end up with more water vapor in the atmosphere — 4 percent more than was in the atmosphere just a few decades ago. That is why another basic prediction of climate science has been more intense deluges and floods. “A new study finds, ‘we detect a statistically significant trend in the
frequency of large [storm] surge events (roughly corresponding to tropical storm size) since 1923. In particular, we estimate that Katrina-magnitude events have been twice as frequent in warm years compared with cold years.’
“Global warming and the loss of Arctic sea ice has been linked to the kind of blocking pattern that is driving this storm.” See “NOAA Bombshell:Warming-Driven Arctic Ice Loss Is Boosting Chance of Extreme U.S. Weather.”
Romm recently wrote the piece “CNN Bans Term ‘Frankenstorm’, But It’s A Good Metaphor For Warming-Driven Monster: ‘Largest Hurricane In Atlantic History.”
“Although you would not know it from what passes for debate during the ongoing presidential campaign here in the United States, the biosphere is under siege.
A historically high rate of ice melt in the Arctic, devastating floods from the Philippines to Nigeria, a record-setting decline in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and extreme levels of drought in much of the United States are just some of the recent manifestations.”
TYSON SLOCUM, (202) 454-5191, email@example.com, http://www.citizen.org Director of Public Citizen’s Energy Program, Slocum recently told IPA: “For the first time in 24 years, neither the presidential nor vice-presidential candidates were asked a question about climate disruption during the debates.
And the candidates have failed to highlight the issue as well — unless you count Governor Romney’s use of climate change as a punchline to a joke in his convention speech. Some argue that the issue isn’t high on voters’ minds, but polls demonstrate otherwise.
Rather, the hundreds of millions of dollars that the fossil fuel industry and their allies are spending saturating the airwaves with anti-regulation messages is likely the culprit.
Obama’s ‘all of the above’ strategy locks in fossil fuels as the status quo, forcing us farther behind on the sustainable era of renewable energy. There is no such thing as benign fossil
fuel production and consumption, and the future of fossil fuels will only become more expensive.”
For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020, (202) 421-6858; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
Wildhorse Entertainment presents our weekly
“Independent Superstar Quote Spot”
Brought to you by Barbara Rainey.
”It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi
Wildhorse Entertainment’s “Independent Superstars” are extremely proud to announce that “Crazy Joe” a top DJ from Vienna will be hosting a weekly program in German called ‘Independent Superstars” with the permission and approval of Wildhorse Entertainment. This program will be in German which will make it hard for most of our listeners to understand, however “Crazy Joe” does such a good job of the show that not one of the ‘Independent Superstars” who will be featured will have room to complain. “Crazy Joe” announces all the titles and artists in English and therefore all the artists on each show will hear themselves being introduced in German and naturally their songs will be played and that is what is important. All the Independent artists featured on Wildhorse Entertainment now have a second program that will feature their music worldwide every week. This show is also repeated on WHIR Wildhorse Internet Radio everyafternoon Monday to Friday at 5pm South African time.
Mike Headrick & John Hughey – Passin The Buck (Song Used For Show Intro )
ALL THE NEWS FROM JIM ROSE REMEMBERS RADIO October 29, 2012
Alan most recently co-creates and executive produces with Ajay Sahgal the upcoming midseason CBS comedy series Friend Me. But he exits the show for unknown reasons. Kirschenbaum and Sahgal experience success in May 2012 when their Friend Me is one of only two CBS comedy pilots that lands series pickups.
Kirschenbaum, who is the son of comedian Freddy Roman, previously co-creates and executive produces with Greg Garcia the long-running CBS sitcom Yes, Dear. He also is involved in Garcia’s My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope. Alan’s survivors include a wife and daughter.
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FEDS BUST IOWA PIRATE RADIO The FCC nabs a buccaneer who operates a pirate radio station not on the east coast in Florida or New York but in Iowa City, IA. The radio pirate operates slightly off of the standard FM dial at 87.9 MHz.
Agents from the FCC’s Kansas City office shut down the broadcasts on that frequency plus they tag Thomas Costa of Iowa City IA as the radio pirate. FCC agents trace the pirate signal to a residence that houses Costa’s rented basement room.
The busted radio pirate admits that he sets up the radio station with a chimney-mounted antenna, but he admits that he does it not for his own benefit but for several unnamed individuals. Costa says they paid him to house the station, and he in turn used the money to pay rent to his landlord.
ROCK LEGEND STILL ROLLS OVER BEETHOVEN On Saturday night, October 27, 2012 the Rock Hall of fame in Cleveland, OH honors Chuck Berry at the State Theater. At 86, music legend Berry promises a Rockin’ comeback with six new songs, some written 16 years ago.
Berry brags: They might be old, but they are the same type of music that I have been playing. Berry still performs monthly at a club in suburban St. Louis, MO offers advice to performers: Keep rocking, keep rocking. That’s two words. Next word is: Be kind to your fans.
To mark the American Music Masters award presentation, the Rock Hall features a special exhibition with Berry items that include his stage clothes, a guitar and his 1958 Chess Records recording contract. The Rock Hall’s new library and archives contains Berry items like his 1964 British tour program plus a 1968 handbill from his appearance with the Grateful Dead.
What is the first Rock ‘n’ Roll song to hit the American charts?
The answer appears below.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
•WGN-720 Tribune News/Talk Chicago, IL adds a new weekly segment starring producer Jeff Hoover whose zany characters and witty writing makes the popular WGN Morning News morning show special and unique.
•KEZW-1430 Entercom Nostalgia Denver’s Memory Station Denver-Aurora-Littleton, CO is the largest radio station in America to be powered by the sun with 40 solar panels.
•BEASLEY BROADCAST promotes overnight and weekend DJ Tim Conlon to Music Director of Country WKIS FM (99.9) Boca Raton, FL.
•LINCOLN FINANCIAL MEDIA Oldies KRWZ-950 that simulcasts on 103.1 FM in Denver, CO launches The New Comedy 103.1 on translator K276FK powered by KYGO-HD2 and streams online at www.cruisinoldies950.com/.
•CBS TV & Yahoo in talks to baptize syndicated news magazine The Insider with new look as omg! NOW which is Yahoo’s online celebrity gossip page.
ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES
•1956 CHARLEY PRIDE Country hit maker of the 1960s and 1970s pitches four innings of shutout baseball when the Negro League All-Stars beat the Major League All-Stars 4-2 on October 29th.
•1963 ADOLPHE MENJOU suave and debonair movie actor in Front Page (1931) and A Star is Born (1937) dies at 73 on October 29th.
•1972 BRAD PAISLEY Country singer, songwriter and guitarist, Grand Ole Opry member and CMA Entertainer of the Year born on October 28th in Glen Dale, WV.
•1987 WOODY HERMAN clarinetist, saxophonist, Big Band leader of the Thundering Herd and composer dies at 74 of cervical cancer on October 29th in Cedar Sinai Medical Centre.
•1990 VINCE GILL’s first Gold album on October 29th is When I Call Your Name.
•2004 VAUGHN MEADER comic/musician record album spoof of President John F. Kennedy (The First Family – 1962) dies at 68 on October 29th.
EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL
STEVE MOORE [Russ Knight The Weird Beard’s son] (Westport, CT) Subject: Thanks for Remembering Russ “The Weird Beard” Knight. Dear Mr. Rose, Thanks very much for covering the passing of my father in your internet column. I’m sure you know as well as anyone that when the microphone was on, The Weird Beard was bulletproof; when it was off, it was a different story.
Dad went through the many ups and downs that are endemic to the radio industry, and his desire to move away from the on-air personality aspect and into management didn’t make things any easier. While he was a great PD, his true calling and talent was on the airwaves, and by the time he figured that out, too much time had passed for him to make much headway. He quietly retired from the business in 2000 or so, after making a bunch of stops at WAKE, KLIF, KILT, WXYZ, WCUE, WHK, KBOX, KLZ, WAKR, WHK (again!), WNEW, WDJZ, WICC, WELI…and maybe some others that I just can’t remember now.
I don’t know if you and I had ever met during my Dad’s time at KBOX, but I sure remember the station, and how my brother and I used to play in the hedges that spelled K-B-O-X outside. But thanks again for your kind words about my Dad, they’re greatly appreciated. He was still groovy up until the day he died. Stephen Moore
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JAY WEST [KILT-610 DJ December 1971-August, 1976] (Houston, TX) Subject: Recent newsletter. JIM: Thanks for including me in your newsletter in the story about Russ Knight. Correction:::you had me listed as working at KLIF, Dallas. Never been there. I visited once when I was in Dallas at PAMS Jingle company having some radio station id’s recorded. I was kindly given the station tour, but that’s it. My background as follows. XEL, Mexico City (1 1/2 yrs.), KRIO-am McAllen, Tx (11 years of which 6 of those yrs. were as PD), KILT-am (Houston- 5 yrs.), KODA-fm (1 1/2 yrs). Retired from radio. Owned Jay West Productions (Houston), a commercial recording studio 28 years. That’s it, Jim. Just so you know. Thanks, JAY WEST
CONLEY RICHARD BRIMAGE [Kimball high school class of 1962] (Houston, TX) Jimmie, Great to hear from you. My wife and I went to the (Kimball high school 50th) anniversary and it was a gathering of senior citizens. We had a great time. The only sad moment was when I looked at the board with all those who couldn’t come because they had passed on. Far more than I thought there were. I enjoy looking in on your letters about music, dj’s and old radio programs and stations. Keep up the good work. Conley
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TRIVIA ANSWER: Although we remember them as the pioneering Rock ‘n’ Roll band Bill Haley And His Comets originally they are Country band The Saddlemen. Bill Haley And His Comets record Crazy Man, Crazy which is the first Rock ‘n’ Roll song to hit the American charts. In 1954, their Shake, Rattle and Roll reaches #7 with sales of over a half million copies. In summer 1955, Haley and his Comets slam the #1 post with (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock which hangs on tight for 8 weeks with sales of over a half million copies.
The teen rebel movie Blackboard Jungle starring Glen Ford features the song. See You Later Alligator levels off at #6 in 1956 with sales of over a half million copies. Bill Haley is born William John Clifton Haley, Jr. on July 6, 1925 in Highland Park, MI. He dies of a heart attack on February 9, 1981 in Harlingen, TX. In 1987, Bill Haley inducts into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
.CHUCK JOSEPH [ex DJ on KILT FM/KILT-610] (Houston, TX) Good Morning Jim and Lacy!! Hope you are doing well! I’ll work on a good story that is G rated! I’m feeling better after my injections. The side effects kick my butt but I’ll be OK and stay positive! It keeps me going in my old age! Have a great day my friend and give Lacy a treat for me!
TOBE HOOPER (January 25, 1943 – p) You need an R rating because without one, you can’t advertise and the film won’t get shown.
Jim Rose and Lacy
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo
Just as the last issue, foremost in my mind at this time, is the danger our great country is in. We must all get out and vote before or on November 6th. Bill and I voted this past Wednesday. as we were going on a short trip to Florida to see our former doctor there.
I’m pleased to say that the song my friend and co-writer, Rhonnie Scheuerman, wrote (LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN), is still getting an abundant amount of airplay both in the US and aboad. It was #12 right after it was released on both the Top 50 & Top 100 Airplay Direct charts. Many of you have commented that it is the perfect pre-election song. We appreciate that and because of it’s worldwide appeal plus the fact that it offers hope & a solution to the problems in today’s world, was why it was being released again last month to radio on WHP #136; also on a compilation CD for the Christian Market – Tunesville Express#7 I was pleased to learn today that Gary Bradshaw released it again on his just released WHP POLITICAL “MEANINGFUL” DIGITAL COMPILATION VOL.2 Link to download on Airplay Direct .
Your Voting for America’s Comeback Team (Romney/Ryan)is a big step to get us back on track! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
Click on this link to Watch great video Frans Maritz made of the song!