All posts by MPC

Freelance Writer / Editor, based in Sacramento CA.

Who Cares About Fighting Batman? Superman V the KKK Movie In Development

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*Last year, we saw Superman face off against Batman on the big screen, and Wonder Woman’s up this summer, but soon you’ll get to see a battle between the Man of Steel and the Ku Klux Klan at your neighborhood multiplex!

A live action adaptation of Rick Bower’s non-fiction book Superman Versus the Ku Klux Klan: The True Story of How the Iconic Superhero Battled the Men of Hate is being developed by Lotus Entertainment, Paperchase Films, and writer Marco Vicini. Continue reading

This One Ate Fish Every Day For A Year, To Test Health Benefits. Here’s What Happened

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*Pescatarians are a proud bunch.  They love to espouse the benefits of eschewing red meat, pork, and even poultry, with their judgement-filled gazes, and talk about how much better they feel and how much weight they lost eating fish.  One of my editors even talked about the benefits of eating fish when I pitched this story to her.

I say let he who is without sin pass the ketchup for the fries that go really well with my bacon double cheeseburger. Continue reading

Woman Claims Her Fitbit Exploded, Burned Her

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*Wearable tech is increasingly popular these days.  You’ve seen them: those electronic devices strapped to wrists that allegedly guide users to better health and fitness.  They’re supposed to help you, not hurt you, right?  

Dina Mitchell claims she was wearing her Fitbit Flex 2 device when it spontaneously exploded, leaving her with second-degree burns on her wrist.

“It didn’t heat up at first, there was no warning, it just, it burst into flames.  It exploded,” she said.

Mitchell received treatment at an urgent care facility, where a doctor removed pieces of rubber and plastic from her arm! Continue reading

Forget Snakes On A Plane. Sssome Ssseats Are Sssafer Than Others, New Ssstudy Ssshows

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isometric airplane and inside details – illustration

*If a new study is to be believed, Samuel Jackson had more to worry about that just a few snakes on his plane.

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A recent study analyzed data from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for every commercial plane crash since 1971 that had both survivors and fatalities, and for which a detailed seating chart was accessible.  They’ve determined that some seats, or at least sections of the plane, are safer than others.

And from the looks of their findings, I will be changing my seat on my next flight.

Are you ready for this?

Passengers sitting near the rear of the plane are about 40 percent more likely to survive a crash than those in the front. Continue reading

Six Reasons To Spend More Time Naked…As If I Needed Six

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*The Huffington Post recently ran a story outlining the six reasons to spend more time naked.  “No matter your age, marital status, or gender,” they wrote, “it’s still a good idea to spend more time naked.”

Amen to that, I said, and plowed into that article.

However, although they wrote that gender wasn’t an issue, it became clear really quickly that the article was very heavily focused on women, and I felt very strongly that we can’t leave the guys out of this!  So, in the spirit of community service, I’ll give you their reasons for being naked more, and give you the male “take” — or at least the straight / bi male take — on each reason. Continue reading

Domestic Abuse Survivor Marries First Responder Who Saved Her Life

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*I grew up in a family that was scarred by domestic abuse, so this story hit home.  It also literally renewed my spirit and faith.  Read it, and you’ll feel it, too.

Melisa Dohme was stabbed 32 times in the face, neck, and arms by her ex-boyfriend back in 2012.  When emergency worker Cameron Hill came to her aid, she was so covered in blood that he couldn’t discern her facial features or the color of her hair.

Hill jumped into action, carrying her from an ambulance to a helicopter for the first of a series of life-saving surgeries and procedures.  She survived, and ultimately made a full recovery.

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Hill reconnected with Dohme 10 months later at a luncheon in her honor.

“I didn’t even want to open my heart up to anything,” Dohme said. “I was afraid, but then I met Cameron.”

The connection was mutual, and after four years of dating, the couple got married a few weeks ago.  Continue reading

Deborah Cox Stars in ‘The Bodyguard’ at Hollywood Pantages, and Has New Album to Boot!

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Deborah Cox in The Bodyguard

*After having been compared vocally to the film’s original star for her entire professional career, R & B star and Broadway legend Deborah Cox has decided to take the comparison head-on.

She has been touring the country — and earning rave reviews — in the lead role in The Bodyguard musical, which was first introduced to audiences via film in 1991.

Cox has also just released I Will Always Love You, an exceptionally well-sung collection of  covers including anthems, ?I Wanna Dance With Somebody,? and ?The Greatest Love Of All.?

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Fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Cox has done the legend justice, and in a couple of cases, her versions actually improve upon the originals.   Continue reading

Soldier Who Lost Both Arms and Legs Expecting Second Child. Think About It…

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The Mills Family

*I thought about this one, prayed over it, scratched my head, prayed over it again, then decided to give it to you straight and let YOU decide.

Travis Mills, a soldier who lost both arms and legs in an explosion in Afghanistan is expecting his second child with his wife, Kelsey.

The retired staff sergeant made the announcement last week on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.   

After recovering from his injuries, Sgt Mills started a foundation to help wounded veterans, The Travis Mills Foundation.

Those are all of the relevant details of this wonderful story.  Congratulations to the Mills family!

Now, let’s get to the “WTF!??” I alluded to earlier. Continue reading