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  • Gun-wielding Kate Beckinsale sizzles in black leather cat suit in new trailer for [tr]

    09/09/2016 6:13:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2016 | Staff
    It looks as though just about every scene takes place at night. So perhaps it's not surprising that Kate Beckinsale's main outfit for the duration of the film is a tight black latex cat suit. The 43-year-old star looks fantastic in the trailer for the fifth installment of the vampire-werewolf movie franchise.
  • 'I just want to be treated like everyone else'-meet the Blackburn vampire who sleeps in a coffin and

    08/09/2016 2:20:15 PM PDT · by plain talk · 36 replies
    Lancashire Telegraph ^ | August 9, 2016
    Title: 'I just want to be treated like everyone else' - meet the Blackburn vampire who sleeps in a coffin and drinks blood A MAN who lives as a vampire has said he ‘just wants to be treated like everyone else’. Darkness Vlad Tepes, who said he had been living as a vampire for 13 years, sleeps in a custom made-to-measure coffin. He said he had also drunk cow and pig’s blood, as well as a human blood substitute. Darkness said until recently he had very few problems from other people. However this changed when he went for a drink...
  • Healthy 'Vampires' Emerge From Graves In Medieval Polish Cemetery

    06/01/2016 9:06:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 1, 2016 | Kristina Killgrove
    Archaeologists excavating a Medieval cemetery site in Kałdus, Poland, recently discovered hundreds of graves — among them, they found 14 anti-vampire burials. Some of these people were decapitated, others buried face-down, and still more were weighted down with stones. One of the major theories about ancient “vampire” graves is that people buried in this way were unhealthy or disabled, causing their compatriots to treat them differently in death because of their physical differences in life. A team of researchers set out to investigate diseases apparent on the bones of these 14 so-called vampires.
  • Planned Parenthood: A terrified business partner abandons the organization

    08/19/2015 3:22:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    latimes.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    Last week a small California company that provides human blood, cells and tissues to research scientists bailed on one of its partners, Planned Parenthood. Placerville, Ca.-based StemExpress, which had worked with Planned Parenthood to distribute fetal cells and tissues following abortions at the organization's clinics -- with the full consent of the patients undergoing the procedure -- ended its relationship with the healthcare provider "due to the increased questions that have arisen over the past few weeks." These aren't questions about the legality or ethics of Planned Parenthood's activities, which haven't been legitimately challenged. They're questions about whether the organization's...
  • University Researchers: We Have to Accept People Who ‘Identify as Real Vampires’

    07/14/2015 8:28:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Stop being so judgmental. Sociology researchers are now insisting that we as a society start accepting people who choose to “identify as real vampires” — so that they can be open about the fact that they’re vampires without having to worry about facing discrimination from people who might think that that’s weird. The study, titled “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals” was conducted by researchers from Idaho State University and College of the Canyons and the Center for Positive Sexuality in Los Angeles. “Most...
  • Professors Urge Social Workers to Take "Real Vampires" Seriously, Not Impose "Stereotypes" on Them

    07/09/2015 2:11:27 PM PDT · by rightistight · 35 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/9/15 | Aurelius
    Dr. D J Williams of Idaho State University and Emily E. Prior of the College of the Canyons have released a study about "real vampires" and how social workers can help them. They also urge people not to "stereotype" people who identify as vampires. Appearing in Critical Social Work, 2015 Vol. 16, No. 1, their article is titled, "Do we Always Practice What we Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears of Coming out of the Coffin to Social Workers and Helping Professionals." The 10-page study aimed to see how comfortable vampires were in coming out to them. The abstract of the paper...
  • Zombies: The Specter of Materialism [The Mormon OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/30/2014 5:30:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    JournalsOfAMormonMystic.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2013 | Christian Swenson
    I have recently had the pleasure of playing Telltale Games' interactive masterpiece The Walking Dead (I'm not done yet, so refrain from spoiling it for me). And one thing that continues to astonish me about pieces of media such as this is how much our culture is fixated on the idea of a flesh-eating animated corpse. From World War Z to Zombieland to Warm Bodies, our society obviously finds something intensely fascinating about zombies, to the point where it is perhaps the most identifiable facet of today's mass media. But why? Why do zombies, of all things, capture our imagination...
  • Lecture by Dr. Adam Miller, Professor of Philosophy: 'Zombies, Vampires, and the Book of Mormon'

    10/21/2014 5:16:46 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    When: September 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmWhere: Albrecht Auditorium Claremont Graduate University The Claremont Colleges,925 North Dartmouth Avenue,Claremont,CA 91711 USA Title: “Zombies, Vampires, and the Book of Mormon” Abstract: Zombies and vampires bend the rules of time. Death arrives for them but, even after its arrival, their lives continue. They die but, rather than passing on to the next world, they continue in this one. In this sense, zombies and vampires model an important aspect of Christian life: the Christian’s preemptive abandonment of their own life (their willingness to be crucified with Christ), in order to begin...
  • Mormon Vampires in the Garden of Eden [The OTHER WORLD series]

    10/20/2014 8:16:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 28 replies
    TouchstoneMag.com ^ | November/December 2009 | John Granger
    ...Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books...featuring atypical vampires and werewolf champions are allegories...a re-telling of the Garden of Eden drama—with a Mormon twist. Here, the Fall is a good thing, even the key to salvation and divinization, just as Joseph Smith...the Latter-day Saint prophet, said it was... The key word in...Meyer’s dream is not “vampire”...but “meadow.”...“Mountain Meadows,”...means something much less pastoral and positive and much more visceral and painful to...LDS. ...2003 saw the publication of three books...focused on the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, in which...Mormon faithful in Southern Utah executed...120 men, women, and children on their way to California from Arkansas. All...
  • "Vampire Grave" in Bulgaria Holds a Skeleton With a Stake Through Its Heart

    10/14/2014 12:14:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    smithsonian ^ | 10/13/2014 | rachel nuwer
    Archeologists in Bulgaria haved uncovered a 13th century staked "vampire" at Perperikon, an ancient Thracian site in the south of the country, Archaeology reports. The remains once belonged to a man who was likely in his 40s. An iron rod had been hammered through his chest "to keep the corpse from rising from the dead and disturbing the living," Archaeology continues, and his left leg had also been removed and placed beside the corpse. Clearly, this man's neighbors did not trust his remains to stay put. As Nikolai Ovcharov, the archeologist in charge of the dig, told the Telegraph: "We...
  • Serbia is a homeland of vampires, not Romania, claims American journalist

    09/30/2014 7:08:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    romaniantimes.at ^ | 05. 11. 13. - 13:00 | romaniantimes.at
    An American journalist has revealed the homeland of vampires is Serbia, not Romania.
  • Man bitten by Ebola patient flown to Switzerland

    09/22/2014 3:29:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2014
    Swiss authorities say a male nurse who was bitten by an Ebola patient while working in West Africa has been flown to Switzerland as a precaution. ... It said the man, who was flown to Switzerland by a private transport company Monday, will be kept under observation at Geneva's University Hospital for the incubation period of three weeks.
  • 'True Blood' Actor Nelsan Ellis: Former Star Quit Because he Didn't 'Want to Play a Gay Part'

    07/24/2014 4:04:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24, 2014 | Hollie McKay
    <p>When Luke Grimes started on HBO’s “True Blood” last season his character James Kent was wooing a female vampire. But Grimes reportedly quit in December when he found out Kent was bisexual and starting a romantic relationship with a gay character in the seventh and final season.</p>
  • Ted Cruz Sorry/Not Sorry About Losing the Vampire Vote

    07/23/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/23/2014 | PAULA BOLYARD
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded on Facebook to a True Blood TV episode that featured a storyline with a massacre at a fundraiser for Ted Cruz at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. In the episode, a pair of left-leaning vampires show up at the Republican fundraiser to search for the parents of their enemy. Pam, the female vampire, catches a glimpse of herself in a mirror with a sparkly dress and big hair and exclaims, “I’m a Republican!” Except instead of “Republican” she invents a sexually crude word that’s not worth repeating here because it’s juvenile and debauched. After...
  • Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’

    07/14/2014 6:40:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 14, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    The infected have worms writhing under their skin and vicious stingers waiting to shoot out of their mouths at the slightest whiff of hemoglobin. The Strain isn't Twilight. The Strain isn’t your average vampire show. This much would have been obvious to anyone watching the series’ premiere Sunday night on FX. For starters, there’s the story. A plane lands at JFK, then stops dead on the tarmac. As epidemiologist Ephraim Goodweather (the excellent Corey Stoll of House of Cards) soon discovers, everyone on board is dead—or so it seems. What Goodweather assumes to be a virus actually turns out to...
  • Why Vampires and Christian Gray Represent the Liberals' Perfect Modern Man

    02/23/2014 4:01:25 PM PST · by 50sDad · 11 replies
    My Fertile Conservative Brain ^ | 02/23/14 | 50's Dad
    In my youth, vampires were EVIL INCARNATE. They used you and left you dead or worse. Somehow, in the past fifty years, vampires have become teenaged heartthrobs, misunderstood and full of angst. But do you realize, from a societal and sociological point of view...vampires are the perfect man for modern women? In my youth, in the movies, men were men. You were either John Wayne…strong, silent, but caring underneath, or you were Cary Grant…quirky, but strong, witty on the surface, but a manly good guy underneath. They were GOOD INCARNATE. We have gelded the modern male. Once they were supposed...
  • 'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland

    07/12/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 12, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves. The graves were discovered during the construction of a roadway near the Polish town of Gliwice, where archaeologists are more accustomed to finding the remains of World War II soldiers, according to The Telegraph. But instead of soldiers, the graves contained skeletons whose heads had been severed and placed on their legs. This indicated to the archaeologists that the bodies had been subject to a ritualized execution designed to ensure the dead stayed dead, The Telegraph reports. By keeping the head...
  • Ye olde vampire slaying kit: Victorian oak box complete with wooden stakes

    06/07/2012 8:07:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2012 | Tom Gardner
    They say you can never be too prepared... but even for the most superstitious person this may be overkill. A 19th century Vampire slaying kit, which includes a wooden mallet and four oak stakes, glass vials of holy water and garlic paste is expected to fetch up Ł2,000 when auctioned later this month. The macabre artefact also has a percussion cap pistol - invented in the 1830 - and a steel bullet mold, all carefully crafted to offer the best protection against any creatures of the night.
  • Ancient 'Vampire' Corpses Unearthed by Bulgarian Archaeologists

    06/06/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 5-5-2012 | Christine Hsu
    More than 100 "vampire" corpses have been dug out from graves across Bulgaria during historic excavations, according to the country's archaeologists. Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of the National History Museum in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, said on Tuesday that Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into the undead. Dimitrov said that the two "vampire" remains were found last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol. The tradition of hammering an iron rod through the chest bones and heart of 'evil' people to prevent them...
  • Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Trailer)

    02/14/2012 11:44:59 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/2012 | Youtube
    This looks absurd....which means it will be either awesome or dreadful.