Four-Hour Television Event Imagines London Underwater and Asks ‘What If?’

The four-hour television event Flood will make its U.S. debut during the RHI Movie Weekend on the ION Television Network Sunday, December 16 (7/6c). Airing in its entirety in one night, Flood stars Robert Carlyle (Human Trafficking, Trainspotting, The Full Monty), Jessalyn Gilsig (Prison Break, Nip/Tuck), Tom Courtenay (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Dr. Zhivago), Joanne Whalley (Scandal, Dance with a Stranger), David Suchet (Poirot, A World Apart), Nigel Planer (Hogfather, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Young Ones), and Tom Hardy (Marie Antoinette, Black Hawk Down).

When a raging storm coincides with high tides to unleash a colossal tidal surge, the River Thames quickly rises to unprecedented levels and overwhelms the series of barriers designed to keep the city of London safe and dry. As millions of lives hang in the balance, three experts – a top marine engineer, his ex-wife and his father – race against time to save a city on the brink of annihilation. With global warming, rising sea levels, intensifying storms and other real-life issues making headlines on a daily basis, Flood takes viewers to the heart of a catastrophe that seems both unimaginable and yet all too possible in today’s world.

Shot over eleven weeks in South Africa and over two weeks on location in London, Flood is directed by Tony Mitchell. For ultimate realism, the production included 30 tons of water, 27 sets with water and four large water tanks, all combined with CG special effects. Flood is based on the best-selling novel (of the same name) by author Richard Doyle, the grand-nephew of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Flood perfectly delivers on our promise to make the RHI Movie Weekend on ION Television a premiere destination for the best in original, event programming,” said Robert Halmi, Jr., President and CEO of RHI Entertainment. “It is compelling, adrenaline-charged television that will have viewers on the edge of their seats and stay with them even after the final credits roll.”






Thought I should pass THIS along.

Check your driver’s license… Now you can see anyone’s Driver’s License on the Internet, including your own! I just searched for mine and there it was…picture and all!

Thanks Homeland Security! Privacy, where is our right to it?
I definitely removed mine, I suggest you all do the same…..

Go to the website and check it out…

Just enter your Name, City, and State, to see if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked “Please Remove”. This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.

Thursdays Trivia: Survivor-Season One


Okay. You all know the drill, but, if you are new here, the rules are simple. Please put your answers in the comments section of the post and we will reveal the answers tomorrow. NOW POSTED No Cheating! I trust that all of you will all use the honor system? That means you will not use Google, (or any other internet searches) or mooch off other peoples answers. Cheating is bad…mkay!

*Todays Trivia Game has been brought to you by the one and only King of Trivia: Steve C., From: Dazd and Confuzed From Here:

I figured most everyone saw the first season of Survivor.  I admittedly watched it too.

1. Who was the first person voted off the island? (first name only)

2. How many Survivors in “Survivor One” were in “Survivor All-Stars”?

3. Who was the first person voted out of the Pagong tribe?

4. Who won the car at the reward challenge.
No one…A car was never a reward in “Survivor One”.

5. What is Butok?
beetle larvae

6. Which person did not get to see a video tape of their family?

7. Which one of these people were NOT in the final four?


8. True or False: Kelly and Richard were in the final two.

9. Who was the winner of “Survivor One”?   (first name only)

10. Where is Gervase from?
New Jersey (MY HOME STATE!)

Steven Colbert – A Bone To pick With Colbert Nation

I am proud to bring this Guest Post from one of my favorite bloggers around. You all know him well as SA- Sarcasm Abounds.

While I have pledged to keep posting about Stephen Colbert at least once a week, I see that it has been more than a week since my last post. Looks like I owe you two this week.

This one is an open letter to Stephen Colbert and his entourage:


God-King, while I remain one of the faithful, I have a bone to pick with you and your “#1 and #2” fan site, Colbert Nation. While you are basking away on some Bermuda beach, your nation’s website is quickly spiraling out of control. Since the writers strike began, there have been no new postings here, perhaps to show solidarity with you, which is fine.

However, even with the void that has been created with no new news on the website, there are still many who comment on the last post. I first noticed them when I found a link from the Colbert Nation’s comments to my little blog, which I greatly appreciated, however my appreciation soured when I began to read through the other comments and find quite a few anti-Semitic and racist posts spread throughout the comments.

From my very first post for this blog, “The Sweet Midwest Girl” I made it clear where I stand on racism, be it actively hostile or passively permissive.

Now Stephen, I know you aren’t responsible for every annoying poster that feels the need to spread nonsense and hate, but I absolutely hold you and you due-designates responsible for not policing your public posting site. If you promote it, and it sells your products, you need to take a moment from in absentia and make someone deal with it. This is for the betterment of all, but especially the children. What is more American than that?

Take this happy young lad, for example:


This is JCH, the son of my blogging pal Meleah from Momma Mia, Mea Culpa. You are a hero of his. While he is enjoying your new book, what if he decides to head over to Colbert Nation to see what else you might have that is interesting? What is he going to think if he reads some of the hateful bile some posters have left?

I promise it won’t take more than a few minutes for you to sort this out, and you can climb back up on your golden throne to pass judgement on all you survey. Otherwise, I will be forced to declare my blog the #1 and #2 fan site, as I am serving up fresh and racist-free content on all things Stephen Colbert.





Is My Blog Broken? Someone Is Going To Die

(and it just might be me)

Um. There is SOMETHING wrong with my blog!!!


I cannot sign into the dashboard for my personal blog from ANY COMPUTER for some reason.

[Insert massive panic attack, violent heartburn, and a whole lot of tears.]

I can’t even comment on my own blog from ANY COMPUTER.  Not from work, not from home, not from my son’s computer…..Not even from my Mac. All I get is this:

Error 403: “We’re sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /wp-comments-post.php on this server.Your Internet Protocol address is listed on a blacklist of addresses involved in malicious or illegal activity. See the listing below for more details on specific blacklists and removal procedures. Your technical support key is: 4013-ae25-1366-73cd”

Huh? I don’t know what that means. And I sure as hell DON’T LIKE IT. 

[Biting off all my finger nails.]

I think there might be some sort of an issue with my Google/Blogger account vs. my WordPress account? I believe they hate each other. Ever since Google/Blogger decided to change the commenting platform and banned the option of signing comments with your personal URL address, I have to be signed into my unused Google/Blogger account in order for me to comment on your blogs. Everything was fine for a few days…but now… all of a sudden I can’t sign into my WordPress account or get into MY OWN BLOG.


I think the issue is a Google/Blogger vs WordPress issue because I can sign in HERE (Melevision) & I can sign into my Off The Pole book blog. But I cannot sign into Momma Mia Mea Culpa OR Everyone Needs A Little Evelyn (the two blogs that were converted FROM Blogger to WordPress).

And I have NO IDEA how to fix any of this.

[Banging my head against the wall.]


Please bear with me while I harass / stalk / annoy / irritate / cry / scream and beg poor Leslie into helping me solve this problem.

[I have some pre-loaded posts on Momma Mia Mea Culpa that may? Or, may not? Magically pop up.]


I am beside myself. Mother Fucker.This is one shitty way to start the day.

 In the meantime: