Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

A signal from unknown origin is intercepted from an amateur HAM radio operator in Hammond, Indiana.

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Mystery Solved!

Posted: July 31, 2017 in True to Life

1 Month Old Bee Battle Almost Forgotten

Bee Carcass Found Under Workbench

Regretful, Unfortunate, Necessary


I Understand the Importance of Bees

But this one had it coming!

There I am… clearing out a few things in the garage when I come across the carcass of an old nemesis. I didn’t recognize the villainous bee at first, but then something sparked. I suddenly remembered a battle I had about a month ago. It was with a huge ass bee. As you can see (in the photo above), it’s practically the size of a quarter.

I swear, I am NOT into killing bees, but this one had it coming…honest!

How it went Down

It’s an early afternoon and it was already hot. I had to move a few things from the garage into the attic. Things in a box we won’t need for a while, but when we do need them we won’t remember where the hell we put it.
Anyway, after all that, I was using the electric blower to clear out the dust that was left behind from the items I just moved. When I finished, I placed the electric blower down while I still holding down the trigger. I also did a 180 degree turn causing it to blow everywhere, including underneath the workbench. I notice something black flying out and landed no more than six inches away from me.

I quickly noticed that it was bee; a very LARGE bee. It took a few moments, but I soon remembered.

The Bee Provoked

I’m just minding my business in the garage. Gathering a few VHS movies for the Facebook Page: Bring Back the VCR when suddenly I hear a buzz. Not just any buzz… a bee-buzz. Trust me, you know the difference.

I looked around but I didn’t see a bee. I was thinking that since I actually heard the bee-buzz maybe it was closer than I previously thought. I made sure that it wasn’t on me or anywhere near me. I then heard it again. Couldn’t find it but I could hear it. It was definitely in the garage with me and probably above the rafters.

The first time it fly into me I didn’t see or HEAR it coming. It came out of nowhere and hit me on the right side of my head. It didn’t sting but it didn’t hurt either. It then did a drive-by flying real close to my face.  It tried to do it again but I swatted at it causing it to fly off.

I was getting a bit upset. It wouldn’t leave me alone. More-than-likely, it was pissed because I got myself a towel and waved him out the garage a few times. I’m sure there was something in the garage it wanted, hopefully not a nest.

The First Last Stand

After about twenty minutes of battling this little bastard it landed on the garage window. And since I closed the garage doors when I noticed it was inside there was noway out. Maybe it was trying to make an escape…don’t know; don’t care. All I can say is that I was determined to end this charade.

I took the towel and smothered it and at the same time trying not to break the glass in the process. I doubled the towel over just to make sure it wouldn’t sting me. I could feel through the towel that it was buzzing. Probably desperately trying to escape. When I thought I had I good grab of it, I slowly pulled away.

I didn’t have a good grip.
It flew out and hit me in the forehead.
It really freaked me out because the bee-buzz was so freakin’ loud!
I ran out of the garage – not out of fear like a wuss, but as a warrior planning the next strategic move.
Like grabbing a rolled-up newspaper to try and kill it. The “catch & release” method is no longer in effect. This is war.

The Second Last Stand

I walked into the garage wearing long sleeves, a baseball cap and armed with a rolled-up newspaper.
I can hear it.
It’s up in the rafters again.

I closed the door behind me. I’m sure it heard me. It knows I’m there and it doesn’t like it. I see it fly down from the rafters and along the back wall. It circled back but then it darted right at me.
I swung and I missed.

I barely missed it though, I know it felt the wind as the newspaper flew down right behind it; missing it by under an inch.


It flew along the closed overhead garage door. The bee-buzz was definitely intimidating. It made a left turn along the far wall away from me. It was huge. It didn’t like me, I could tell. That’s okay, I don’t like it and this MY garage.

I don’t use sprays, poisons, repellents, etc. This is “man vs nature”.

It flew around taunting me, of course, from a distance. Out of reach for a swing, but close enough to see that it was looking at me. I leered back. Betting that never saw a Clint Eastwood movie, I did my best Clint Eastwood imitation. It may have worked.

It was only a matter of time before it became a kamikaze and darted at me again. Honestly, I had to swing twice, but luckily I caught it something-good with a swift and powerful backhand. Venus & Serena Williams would be proud.

I knocked it square and it reflected in the direction of the closed overhead garage door… or so I thought. I tried to look for it but I didn’t find it.

This has to be that bee.
I haven’t seen a bee this size since.

I don’t condone bee-killing. I understand their importance. But this bee was on mission to “take me out” and I wasn’t having it. It assaulted me on numerous occasions so I had to “take matters into my own hands”.

Thank you for your time.




IMDb Account

Posted: July 16, 2017 in True to Life


This is a revised Hub I wrote several years ago. It took awhile but the Hub eventually picked up momentum & made quite an impact on its popularity (positive & negative). It was written for entertainment purposes only, but – uh, that didn’t mean it wasn’t tested. Does it work or doesn’t it…? You decide.

Homemade Banana Gum

Psychedelic; LSD Effects
It Originated in Northwest Indiana

In the 1990’s there was rumor going around in Northwest Indiana (Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton & Jasper counties) about this “banana gum”. And no, it’s not a name brand banana flavored product you buy at a store. This banana gum is special. Really special. In fact, it’s so special that it’s been known to cause psychedelic/LSD effects on those who are daring enough to actually chew it.

Trust me, from experience, you DO NOT want to try this.

Banana Gum Has Never Been Officially Tested

Nobody Really Knows

Since there hasn’t been any official study on banana gum, the actual organic reaction to why it gives off a psychedelic/LSD affect is still a mystery. Like most scientific experiments, the process of making homemade banana gum must be handled with extreme care & delicacy.



Banana Gum Incubation Timetable

Incubation Time
Affect on Brain
Before 2 weeks
no effect
2 weeks – 3 weeks
normal effect
4 weeks – 7 weeks
advanced effect
hallucinations/possible insanity(?)
8 weeks – 12 weeks
abnormal effect
Longer than 3 months
unnatural effect

The Banana Gum Process

It’d probably be best to use latex gloves but not necessary. Before the following steps are to be taken, a well  chewed piece of gum is needed. Any type of gum will do, but gum that’s recommended by the American Dental Association is said to work best.

Dentist gum

Dentist recommended gum works best

  1. Get a banana. The greener the better (but not too green)
  2. Peel/slice the banana open, carefully & slowly remove the banana without damaging the “insane vein”. Insane Vein
  3. Take the chewed piece of gum (preferably your own) and gently…AND I CAN’T EXPRESS THIS ENOUGHgently & carefully fold it around what is called the “insane vein”. Form the gum before if you have to – just don’t fold the gum over itself.
  4. Now carefully place the banana back in its peel.
    NOTE: The less it takes to peel the banana & remove it the better.
    Try not to break the banana, if it does it’s okay, just place the piece(s) back together.
  5. Wrap the banana in aluminium foil covering it completely. Don’t spare the foil!
  6. Hang the banana at least 18″ from its stem someplace dark. Absolutely no sunlight.
  7. Please follow the INCUBATION TIME TABLE listed above exactly.

Banana Gum Stories

The Man on the Other Side of the Park

YEAR: 1994
LOCATION: Harrison Park, Hammond, IN

Under the influence of this so-called “banana gum” I decided to take an evening stroll through the park. I’m pretty sure there’s a city ordinance about being at a park after dusk, but I didn’t care. I had this urge to leave; be somewhere else, so I decided the park would be the best place.

Fortunately, the local law enforcement was never involved throughout this entire ordeal. I was lucky too because I decided to hang out near this huge, orange monument near the corner of Hohman Avenue – a common route used by the Hammond police. Not only is this monument huge, but it’s bright orange…hello? To describe it without pictures, it’s like some sort of a giant head, but done in an an abstract/artsy way. It actually looks pretty cool.

So, anyway, here I am sitting on the ledge that surrounds this huge, orange head, and somehow, I notice a person like on the other side of the park. I kept looking and though he was very, very, very far away I could see this person standing there. Was this the affects of banana gum? Super sight?

I just sat on that ledge and stared. I didn’t even move. I even slowed my breathing. I knew that it person because I noticed sometimes they would move They would move like they were about to walk away, but then decide to stay where they were at. I squinted my eyes to see if I could get a better view. By doing so, after awhile, I noticed that they checked their watch. Well, at least it was a movement that what looked like to me someone checking their watch. It was then that I thought for sure that it was man – definitely.

I watched this man what seemed like a half hour before I realized that it started to look as though he was looking back at me. After all this time, this guy finally noticed me sitting way over here – on the other side of the park. I have to admit I was a bit startled.

I sat up when I noticed that he was starting to walk towards me. He was walking to me as if he knew me. You know that walk I’m talking about…? When somebody sees you from like the other side of a large room; like an auditorium?

Oh well.

So, anyway, this guy has this certain walk to him. Now, my first reaction was to get the hell up and go home. But before I did so, the closer he got to me I began to notice that he was smiling. Was he smiling because he knew me and was surprise to see me hanging out by the huge, orange head? Or was he just a smiling stranger that was about to come over and “shoot-the-shit” with me? Now I couldn’t tell if this guy was black, white, whatever, but I could tell that he was smiling.
I know.

I decided to stick it out and wait for this guy to come over. It took awhile – like I said, he was on the other side of the park. Meanwhile, all kinds of things were going through my banana gum infested brain. My safety being number one.


He was getting closer now. I could make out that he was a white guy. He was wearing a dark suit with a white shirt & tie and dark pants. He still had that walk to him though. It reminded me of a salesperson if that helps at all with the description. It was driving me crazy.


We were in speaking distance now. Who’s gonna speak first?
It was me.

This was a common greeting that was said between Generation X er’s.

“Hey. What’s going on?” he answered.

“Not much.”

He jumped on the ledge a few feet away from me. I wasn’t looking at him but I could still see him in my side vision. I forgot what that’s called – it’s on the tip of my tongue.
Forget it.

Then there was silence. You could only hear the traffic from Hohman Avenue. I took a glance at the traffic (opposite direction from where he was sitting) and I started to feel a bit awkward. It’s been like a minute or two and we haven’t said anything to each other. I tried to think of something…anything to say, but nothing. But then I heard what sounded like as if he was sliding off the ledge. I quickly turned toward him, but he was gone.

No shit.

I. Freaked. Out.
I went straight home and stayed there promising to never try banana gum again.

I should also mention that I’m not very good with keeping promises with myself.

Until next time,
James Timothy Peters





According to the Year of 1967

The Story of Steve Rogers

If you didn’t know, but Steve Rogers is Captain America‘s real name. Captain America Logo-002I’m not sure if it’s suppose to be a secret identity, but let’s just say it’s suppose to be for “secret identity” names sake.

Anyway, during World War II, the United States was in war with Germany. In doing so, the United States Army came up with a super serum that could turn any ordinary man into an ultimate fighting machine.

This super serum was created by the brilliant mind of Dr. Abraham Erskine. Unfortunately, Dr. Erskine was supposedly the only scientist who knew how to create this super serum. How typical of the US Army, ain’t it?

Many Volunteered; One Chosen

The United States were asking healthy American men to volunteer to join the service. The Army, however, were looking for certain volunteers Participants-001to try their super serum.

It took the US Army months to find the perfect volunteer to try their super serum. Not only had he be a willing volunteer, he had to qualify as a “4-F” to try their super serum.

“4-F” means that the United States Army rejected you because they feel you really, really suck as a human male.

The Introduction of Steve Rogers

So from all the “4-F” subjects that were considered, (and I’m guessing there were quite a lot of them) it was Steve Rogers you sucked the most. Steve was puny, weak, small Steve Rogers-0024 Weaklingprobably sucked even more than what they were looking for. Somehow, Steve impressed the Army and so they chose him to be the first of millions to try this super serum.

Dr. Abraham Erskine was the only other individual in the same room with Steve Rogers when he tried the super serum. The rest of the United States Army officials stayed safely behind bullet proof glass.

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It was painful for Dr. Erskine to watch Steve Rogers transform into an ultimate fighting machine

Meanwhile, Germany had other plans. They secretly infiltrated the United States, sent spies to destroy, what the United States code named “The Great Experiment”.

Steve Rogers-003 Transformed

Transformed into Captain America



Dr. Erskine gave the super serum to Steve Rogers and watched as he drank it and slowly transformed into an ultimate fighting machine. It was painful for Steve to transform into a man nearly three times his original size. Dr. Erskine trying to comfort him, assured him that the process was almost over .

Steve Rogers-001

The Ultimate Fighting Machine

In a matter of moments, but seemed like an eternity to Steve Rogers, the super serum proved to be successful and was ready for mass production.

Steve Rogers was suppose to be the first of millions of willing volunteers but a German spy found the secret laboratory where The Great Experiment was being conducted and entered the lab room unannounced and fully armed.Assassin-002

Without anytime to react and being new to his new super ability, Steve Rogers was unable to react before the German spy was able to quickly enter the room. As soon as the door opened, the German spy began to blast away at Steve Rogers, Dr. Abraham Erskine and trying to destroy The Great Experiment in the process. In doing so, the German spy killed Dr. Erskine, the only person who knew how to create the super serum and also severely damaged The Great Experiment.


A Revengeful Steve Rogers

Out of pure fury, Steve Rogers went after the German assassin. Suicide-001However, knowing that he was no match to the United States only ultimate fighting machine, he chose suicide by throwing himself into The Great Experiment, which was ready to explode supposedly due to the heavy gunfire.

Yes, suicide.
Cartoons didn’t mess around back in 1967. Not too sure if that would pass nowadays…know what I mean?

Captain America is Born

And that’s how Steve Rogers became Captain America according to the year of 1967.

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Steve Rogers is Captain America

Captain America Logo-001






Posted: February 14, 2017 in Getting FREE Stuff

Thrown Together

What I Threw Together in a Matter of Minutes

Okay, thank you!

In Mysterious Ways

Posted: December 17, 2016 in Region Rats, True to Life


A few months ago I purchased this sword handle and what looks like a small part of the blade that has been cut off (very short) and covered with a plastic cap. However, that’s not what I thought I purchased. The picture I saw was an actual sword, in fact, it was a man holding a full length sword. But to be fair, there was another picture that went along with this Ebay item. It looked exactly like the item I purchased, but I thought it was just a closeup shot of the sword handle.

Funny How Things Turn Out

Anyway…you’re probably wondering two things.

  1. Why was I purchasing a sword?
  2. Why is there a camera in the picture with the sword handle?

I’ll tell ya.
I wanted to purchase a sword because….duh, it’s a sword. Not just a sword though. It’s a sword that’s used during the practice of Tai-Chi.

That brings a third question:

3. Why am I interested in Tai-Chi?

I’ll tell ya.
Trying to control my impatience, anxiety and anger. Not saying that I have “issues”, but I’d like to learn how to channel any negativity into a positive thing (if there is such a way).

I wasn’t expecting a sword handle – I mean, just a sword handle?
People buy those?
So I receive this sword handle in the mail and I’m like “What the hell?”
You know?

I’m pissed.
I throw the item and it lands behind a sofa in the back room.

It stays there for months.
(to be continued)

As For The Camera

I had an audition for The Onion (an American digital media company and news satire organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news. Wikipedia) and I decided to to take my camera along to take pictures for my Pixabay account. Unfortunately though, I’d forgotten that I took out the SD Card and I didn’t replace it. So taking the camera was totally useless. I just kept the camera in my backpack. So after the audition I went straight home.

When I got home I set my bag down next to my desk and it stayed there for two days. When I went to retrieve my camera to place the SD Card back in it I couldn’t find my camera. It was gone…GONE!

I was thinking that maybe I left it on the train, but why? I couldn’t use it. I didn’t have a memory card. Why would it be out? Why would I have it out?
I wouldn’t. I couldn’t use it.

I looked around the house “off & on” for a week…couldn’t find it.
Finally, I came to the conclusion that somebody must have opened my bag and took it. That was the only way. I know I didn’t have it out…like I said, I couldn’t use it.

It’s been a month now and I’m happy to say that I found it!

That’s right!
I found it. It was in the back room on a shelf. I don’t remember placing it there, but there it was. Mystery solved.

Now, back to the sword.

Today I went back behind the couch in the back room and got the sword handle from behind it. I started to remember how pissed I was. I shook the sword handle a little and heard a rattle. Whatever it was, it was loose and inside the handle.

To further my investigation, I shook the sword handle harder. I started shaking it even harder and even doing it in the weirdest positions. All of a sudden, the plastic cap flew off and this long sword blade constructed out of it!
WHAT THE…? No shit?

It came out in sections and was about 36″ long.


That sword sat behind that couch for months. I had no idea that’s how it worked.

So, I found my camera and I figured out how the Tai-Chi sword works,
It’s been a good day, even though I did come in last place at the Mama’s Little Piggy Mashed Potato Eating Contest  in Hammond, Indiana.

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We all tell stories to our young ones. Whether they’re true or not; to make a point or just for entertainment, stories are important because they can be helpful. Well, I came up with a story that soon spread to all my nephews and nieces. I titled it…

The Little Boy Without a Coat

Always Put Your Toys Away


Winter 0f 2013-’14

My nephew Julian had his toys all over the living room. He seldom picked them up on his own (if at all) so he was constantly being told to pick up his toys.

It’s not that there were toys out, but it was every toy he had that was out. To top it all off, he’s just sprawled out in the middle of the mess watching television (actually, the Spiderman DVD for the thousandth time).

One day, driving home from pre-school, he spots a little boy in the neighborhood running down the sidewalk. Now, it’s cold outside, damn near freezing, and my nephew notices that this little boy doesn’t have a coat on! Julian was beside himself! He couldn’t believe it! He just looked at me through the rear-view mirror pointing at this coatless little boy.

“He doesn’t have a coat on!” Julian exclaimed.

“I know. It’s cold outside,” I explained.

“Why doesn’t he have a coat on?” Julian asked sounding a bit concerned.

“Maybe his mom and dad couldn’t buy him one,” I added trying to tug at his heart-string.

Julian was quiet for a moment while he looked out the window. I was about to pull into the drive when asked me, “Do you think he has any toys?”

“I don’t know,” I said. I put the car in park and looked at him through the rear-view mirror. “Do you want to give him some of yours?”

I thought Julian would have said “yes”, since he sounded so concerned, but he shocked me by giving me a serious face and shaking his head “no”.

“No?” I asked him. “Why?”

“Because he’ll break them.”

I exited the car and got Julian out of his child seat. That’s when I came up with the story.

“That’s okay,” I said calmly, “people don’t need give the “little boy without a coat” any toys.”

Julian looked puzzled.

“Yeah, the “little boy without a coat” just goes around and takes other kids toys. Since his mom and dad won’t buy him any toys he has to take other kids toys.”

Julian slowly walked to the front door and listened to my story.

“So whenever you leave your toys out and if you’re not watching, the “little boy without a coat” comes and takes them.”

I started opening the front door and Julian looked up at me and asked, “Even in the house?”

“Even in the house.”

We entered the house and I could tell that Julian was still processing the story. He took off his coat, hat and gloves and walked into the living room. He saw the living room and how cluttered it was.

“Look at those toys the “little boy without a coat” could have taken, had he known they were here. Good thing the curtains were drawn,” I said to really get him thinking.

Actually, the curtain was drawn so the mailman couldn’t see that my living room was a wreck.

“Here… maybe if I open the curtains….” I started to say but was immediately interrupted by Julian screaming in terror.

“Noooo….  wait!” Julian yelled out.

“Well, I’m not sitting in here with the curtains drawn all day, you better pick up these toys,” I warned him.

He started to whimper and whine, but he slowly picked up his toys and put them away.


My nephew Julian

It may have taken him almost an hour, but he did it.

Now, the “little boy without a coat” has become my ‘GO-TO’ guy.

If you need to, you can borrow my “little boy without a coat” story.

I’d be honored.
Thank you.


Here’s a TOP LIST of my favorite female lead roles in MOVIES/FILMS. I made this list on a whim, so it’s NOT in any specific order, other than when the name of the movie/film came to me. I know I may have missed some good ones, so go ahead and leave a comment… thanks!




 1. ELLE WOODS – Reese Witherspoon – LEGALLY BLONDE (2001)

Does she have what it takes to make it as a lawyer? Well, first she has to complete Harvard Law School before anything. However, is she doing it for herself, or is she just trying to prove to her flaky ex-boyfriend that she’s more like a “Jackie” and less like a “Marilyn”. Wait a minute, she can be both!

 2. LAURIE STRODE – Jamie Lee Curtis – HALLOWEEN (1978)

fighting off one of the most horrific slashers of all time isn’t easy. The problem only gets worse when the bad guy just won’t stay the hell down! With the help of a doctor armed with a pistol our hero escapes certain death, however, her sex crazed friends didn’t come out as lucky.

 3. TORRANCE SHIPMAN – Kristin Duntz – BRING IT ON (2000)

Your average cheerleading squad runs into a serious problem. It seems that their cheers aren’t exactly what their cracked up to be – and by that, I mean ORIGINAL! Now, the new cheerleader captain has to come up with a new cheer, unfortunately a cinemagraphic conartist she hired has been teaching this same cheer to EVERYONE!

 4. DIANE WESTON – Marley Shelton – SUGAR & SPICE (2001)

This is one of my favorite movies. I totally dig the idea that a squad of cheerleaders are going around robbing banks for what they believe is for a greater good. It’s funny because all our lives we’re told that with the right amount of determination, a strong will and careful planning you can accomplish anything – these guys just take it up to a notch.

 5. “THE BRIDE” – Uma Thurman – KILL BILL – VOL I & II (2003-2004)

The UNNAMED hero gets her revenge. She may not be a positive role model (to some) but you have to admit…revenge is best served cold! There’s no stopping this pissed-off bride when she’s using her martial-arts skills against the very team of assasins that turned against her.


Is she the worst or the best babysitter ever? You decide. Just don’t let the parents find out. She surely has placed herself and the kids in one hot mess into another. With gangsters, car thieves, and insane tow-truck drivers it’s a wonder nobody ends up in the hospital…. er, wait – oh yeah, someone does end up in the hospital.

 7. ERIN BROKOVICH – Julia Roberts – ERIN BROKOVICH (2000)

A true story that will inspire you to stand up for yourself no matter what obstacles lay before you. Stick to your guns and dig for the truth and use every available resource you can find, even if it’s your kick-ass body.

 8. JORDAN O’NEILL – Demi Moore – G.I. JANE (1997)

Talk about “tough chics” this movie probably has one of the toughest as they come. Her determination and will is by far stronger than the normal man, but then again… she’s not a man – or normal for that matter. It’s a movie well worth seeing and will question every man’s manhood.

 9. KATNISS EVERDEEN – Jennifer Lawerence – THE HUNGER GAMES (2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015)

It’s amazing what the girl-next-door can actually do. When things get tough, she gets things done her way whether the authorities approve of it or not. In the end, someone has to pay for the deciet.

10. AEON FLUX – Charlise Theron –  ÆON FLUX(2005)

She’s against her government, but it’s hard to defeat a government when its fighting within itself. No matter the difficulty, our hero must face the fact that things are not what they seem… well, at least not this time around.

11. “ELLEN” – Sharon Stone – THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (1995)

A western that reminds of the old “spaghetti” westerns back in the 60’s. Little girls never forget their daddy’s killer. As the years go by, the haterd goes stronger, but so does her handeling of a six-shooter. It’s an open invite to the most deadly quick-draw contest in the state, the perfect setting for a killing… but she’s not alone. The town is full of murderers.

12. “LOLA” – Franka Potente – RUN LOLA RUN (1998)

It’s totally, TOTALLY intense about 75% of the time. Prepare yourself for a number of scenerios when Lola tries her best to help her boyfriend who is in dire need of some serious cash. Can Lola make things right? Only if she does everything absolutely perfect. And I do mean PERFECT! This very well could have been my favorite of all-time, but reading the subtitles and trying to watch the action could sometimes be difficult.