Monday, February 23, 2015

Babysitting Tale: Thump Thump Drag

A friend of a friend told me about this babysitter tale that happened somewhere in Florida a few years back.

Apparently, this 16 year old girl, Lucy (my friend couldn't remember her last name), went babysitting on a Friday night and something weird happened.

So Lucy was babysitting these two little boys while their parents were out, and the parents were expected to be out 'til quite late. This gave Lucy a number of hours of babysitting, from supper time 'til around midnight.

Lucy fed the boys supper and let them play after eating while she cleaned up the dishes. Lucy put the boys to bed upstairs, each in their own separate bedrooms. She went into one boy's room, read a story and tucked him in, and then to the other boy's room to do the same.

Then, once the boys were nicely tucked in and almost asleep, Lucy went back downstairs to watch TV and wait out the time 'til the boys' parents would arrive home.

While Lucy was watching television, a news report came on and a news lady gave a warning that a mental patient had just escaped from a facility and that local authorities were busy trying to find and apprehend the individual. Knowing the house was in a decent area of town, Lucy didn't feel too worried but did get up to double check the lock on the front door. It was all locked up but she was glad she double-checked, anyway. She flipped the channel on the tv to get rid of the news report and found a movie to watch 'til the parents could return home.

Upstairs, the younger brother woke up. He was sure he heard a noise...

Thump Thump Drag...

He waited a little while, still shrouded in sleepiness and did hear the odd noise again--


He became afraid, so he quickly padded across the hallway into his older brother's room. When the older brother awakened he told the younger one the noise was probably coming from Lucy watching a movie. He said his younger brother could sleep with him if he was scared, so together their heads hit the pillow and they started to fall asleep.

Soon, the boys heard a noise - Thump, Thump, Drag...

So they quietly got up and crossed the room to listen near the doorway. They heard the noise once more--

Thump - Thump - Drag

But then the noise stopped.

The boys hopped back into bed and lay quietly, just listening, and were unable to fall back asleep. They waited that way together until their parents got home.

When the parents returned, they were taken aback by an entirely macabre and gruesome sight!

In the living room, near the couch, blood was splattered everywhere, and a trail of blood led over to the stairway. The parents immediately called the police...

Lucy was found at the end of the trail of blood and almost to the top of the stairs. Her arms had been cut to stumps just above the elbows and it appeared she had been using these stumps to try and navigate the stairs. Multiple stab wounds marred her young body all over and the babysitter bled out, on the stairs, while trying to get upstairs to protect the boys in her care.

Nobody was ever able to figure out who did this to Lucy.

Nobody ever found the escaped mental patient, either.

Zombie Prank on Angry Grandpa

I don't know if you watch the you tube channels "Angry Grandpa" and "Kid With a Camera," and I just found them yesterday.

The individuals who manage those channels/IDs make videos all the time, as I found out through browsing their channels... This zombie prank is one of the best I've seen.

I found this young guy who pranked a family member into thinking a zombie apocalypse was suddenly happening.

Grandpa has just been learning about the deadliness of the Ebola virus, so this is used against him by the prankster... but I'm not going to tell you much more - just watch and enjoy...

Man, the older guy (Angry Grandpa) gets really scared!

Then, after he's told of the prank, he gets really ANGRY!


Are you prepared for emergencies?

Are you prepared to be pranked?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It's not Sunday anymore

Hey happy TWD day! It's not Sunday anymore - it's The Walking Dead day!

I'm working on returning to blogging more and Sundays are a great day for me to post as I'm usually at home and don't plan much extracurricular activity on Sundays beyond chores.

As an added bonus, Sundays are also when The Walking Dead puts out a new show in the evening. Yay! As a true fan of all things TWD, I also spend time checking out some social media before the show, video clips - heck, sometimes even the last week's full episode just prior to watching the newest instalment.

For me, it's not Sunday, anymore - it's TWD day - and I think that, for you, as well, there should be NO MORE SUNDAYS (well not past mid-afternoon 'cos a lot of people go to church and THAT is still important)!

I hereby declare that the day of the week before Monday is now to be known as TWD DAY!

*raising a crossbow in the air*

There, now that THAT is settled, I'm happy and can continue...

K, so when I typed in a google search, "how many people watch the walking dead on sunday" the search completed in 0.39 seconds with "about 116, 000 results."

The top 5 sites returned were deadline dot com x 2, wetpaint dot com, screenrant (oh I am definitely going there!), and tvguide (might go there, too - but later).

I went to the first search result - HUGELY DISAPPOINTED because it's an OLD article from October 14, 2013, saying that the Season 4 debut show had a record-busting sixteen point one MILLION viewers.

NOW THIS CONCERNS ME! And here's why:

It means that 7, 284, 000, 000 people did NOT see The Walking Dead season 4 debut show... and there might be roughly around that number NOT WATCHING the show with me tonight! *gasp*

Okay what I did was a search on "how many people are there in the world" on big G search engine, then I went to a search result:

Then I rounded out numbers ('cos that world population clock keeps changing all the time), subtracted TWD viewer numbers from the world population...

Now I want to know - how many people might not have TVs? Poverty is a calamity in our world with people not able to watch TWD... everyone with a TV should invite everyone without such technology - over for Sunday late supper and TWD viewing!

Break bread together, learn how to survive the zombie apocalypse!

This post has been fun. It's time for me to go check TWD Twitter, FB and other social media to check out what's being said, posted, etc.

Watch TWD - Tonight!


P.S. Here's a TWD Fan vid of scenes taken out of context in order to be funny (some stuff is funny - some just strange, depends on your sense of humour):


Enjoy! :)