June 4th, 2017

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Movies Opening Friday

3 Idiotas

Filmed in Mexico as a remake of the 2009 Indian coming-of-age drama 3 Idiots, now shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Carlos Bolada, and stars Alfonso Dosal, Christian Vasquez, German Valdez and Martha Higareda. Two nerdy friends and their arch rival from college go in search of a long lost buddy who disappeared on graduation day.

PG-13: Rude humor, strong language Movies 16.

Captain Underpants: The Epic Movie 3-D/2-D

George (Kevin Heart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch) are mischevious fourth-graders who prank teachers, especially their mean principal, Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms). When Mr. Krupp threatens to put the boys into different classes, they hypnotize him with a cereal box ring, making Mr. Krupp believe he is Capt. Underpants, their fictional comic hero. Capt. Underpants causes trouble around town. Keeping his identity secret, our hero fights a new super villain looking to rid the world of laughter. Directed by David Soren.

PG: Mild rude humor Premiere Cinemas, Alamo Drafthouse, Movies 16, Stars &Stripes Drive-In.

Churchill

In June of 1944, Britains Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Brian Cox) tries to stop the Ally invasion of Normandy, fearing a repeat of the disastrous 1915 Gallipoli invasion where hundreds of thousands of soldiers were slaughtered on the beach. Through stress, hardship and a long war, Churchill is falling apart, with only the support of his wife, Clementine (Miranda Richardson). Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.

PG: Thematic elements, war images, smoking, language Movies 16.

Wonder Woman 3-D/2-D

Diana (Gal Gadot) is the warrior princess of the Amazons, trained in war and isolated on the island Themyscira. She meets a US military pilot (Chris Pine) who crashes his plane and tells her of the massive war raging in the world.Diana leaves her home to fight for Earths future. This is how she discovers her powers and true calling as Wonder Woman.

PG-13: Violence and action, suggestive content Premiere Cinemas (includes IMAX and D-Box), Alamo Drafthouse, Tinseltown 17 (includes XD), Stars &Stripes Drive-In.

Movies Continuing This Week

Baywatch

Kerns Rating: H 1/2

This awful feature film adaptation of an awful television series is one of the more crude, insulting, tasteless and predictable films one definitely should avoid, yet barely escapes one-star hell. Despite all that goes wrong, honesty compels me to admit that I laughed each time one of the films six screenwriters gift-wrapped another one-liner with which Dwayne Johnson could insult Zac Ephrons boy-band looks. No doubt actress Kelly Rohrbach was cast for her jiggle factor, but give her credit for refusing to let her character wallow in that as she refuses to purposely embarrass somewhat portly admirer Jon Bass, the only Baywatch male lifeguard who keeps his shirt on. Director Seth Gordon is not willing to bypass any possible opportunities to make thinking audiences cringe. Johnson risks his reputation as one of Hollywoods most well-like celebrities just by making a joke of profanities and references to male extremities. The male sex organ is played for laughs with characters living and dead, and Ephron reveals more than once why his character, a disgraced Olympic swimmer performing community service on the Baywatch beach, became saddled with the nickname Vomit Comet. Ewww. Worst performance honors go to Priyanka Chopra, whose poor acting draws attention to a criminal venture that could have been foiled by Moose and Squirrel. David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson are given cameos, it would appear just because.

R: Language, crude sexual content, graphic nudity Premiere Cinemas, Alamo Drafthouse, Tinseltown 17, Movies 16, Stars &Stripes Drive-In.

Beauty and the Beast

Kerns rating: HHH 1/2

Busy adapting animated hits into live action films, Disney thus far has enjoyed more hits than strikeouts. For example, Kenneth Branagh cast Lily James as Cinderella (2015) and delivered a gorgeous romantic fantasy, and Jon Favreaus brilliant The Jungle Book (2016) deservedly earned Academy Award attention. Musical veteran Bill Condon was tasked with humanizing Beauty and the Beast, 1991s Oscar-nominated, animated fairy tale. His adaptation boasts beautiful imagery, ranging from a castle in winter to an older, smaller Paris seen from afar, and entertains overall with many scenes and characters relying on computer-generated images. Much of Dan Stevens Beast is CGI, though, those are his penetrating eyes, and his ballad attracts tears. The story still finds an enchantress transforming an arrogant prince into a beast until he can learn to love, and be loved in return. Arriving to possibly break the spell is Belle. Emma Watson is splendid as the French woman from a nearby provincial town; like Emma Stone in La La Land, Watson is a better actress than singer. Luke Evans steals his scenes as narcissistic hunter Gaston, intent on marrying Belle. A song and dance by Evans and Josh Gad (as gay admirer LeFou) is a highlight. Yet there is so much magic missing within enchanted household objects candelabra, clock, teapot and all the rest especially when compared to their animated inspirations.

PG: Action violence, peril, frightening images Premiere Cinemas.

The Boss Baby 3-D/2-D

Kerns rating: H 1/2

One hopes for more from animated efforts. Alas, some sneak by quality control. I fought to stay awake during the boring Boss Baby, in which, once again, babies are created in unconventional ways. Here, some are products of Baby Corp., and a special formula is mandatory for those babies in middle management who desire to skip infancy and maintain adult intelligence. But try explaining why parents do not seem to mind when their newborn arrives via the front door. Oh well, Alec Baldwin provides the voice of a baby who arrives to investigate a mysterious boom in puppy popularity. His older brother Tim (voiced by Miles Bakshi), 7, questions a baby brother who can talk and wears a business suit, but they soon decide the best way to be rid of one another is to work together. Eventually, the film looks to Elvis impersonators for laughs; meanwhile, villains threaten to incinerate Tims parents, and a creepy Men in Black reference erases memories of those involved. Hows that for family fun? You may wish you also could forget sitting through this. Tom McGrath directs.

PG: Mild rude humor Premiere Cinemas, Movies 16, Stars &Stripes Drive-In.

The Case for Christ

Husband and wife are pitted against each other when Lee Strobels (Mike Vogel) promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune in 1980 leads him to try and disprove the claims of Christianity. This happens while his wife Leslie (Erika Christensen) has found faith in Christ. Based on the book by Lee Strobel and directed by Jon Gunn.

PG: Thematic elements including medical descriptions of crucifixion, smoking Movies 16.

Colossal

Kerns rating: HHH

It would be nice if explanations were provided and the story made sense, but writer-director Nacho Vigalondo teases us with an entertaining so-called monster movie that speaks more to societys gender issues. Anne Hathaway delivers a funny, and surprisingly tough, performance as New York alcoholic Gloria who is initially amused to discover she is connected to a skyscraper-tall monster that is terrorizing the citizens of Seoul, South Korea. After being dumped by boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens, aka The Beast), Gloria returns to her home town and opts to work at a bar super decision by an alcoholic owned by Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who has had a crush on her since childhood. He has personality issues of his own and, while Gloria was horrified to learn that her monster has killed thousands of Koreans, Oscar just doesnt care. When he becomes connected to a giant robot in Seoul, he blackmails Gloria into staying with him by threatening to kill more innocents. By the time Sudeikis goes over the top with his buddies in his own bar, he has stopped being close to a believable character. The film is a bizarre original, and some also may love the comic book-driven happy ending, waiting until the drive home to shrug their shoulders.

R: Language Alamo Drafthouse.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Based on the ninth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. When summer vacation begins, Greg (Jason Ian Drucker) has to go on a road trip. On their way to his grandmas 90th birthday celebration, Greg encounters crazy antics and hilarious hijinks as he takes the road trip off course by aiming for a video game convention. Directed by David Bowers.

PG: Rude humor Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17.

Everything, Everything

Maddy (Amanda Sternberg) is a 18-year-old forced never allowed to leave the protection of a hermetically-sealed environment within her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. Olly (Nick Robinson), the boy next door, falls for her. She grows desperate to experience the more stimulating outside world, not to mention the promise of her first romance. Their decision to be together could risk her life. Stella Meghie directs the film adaptation of a young adult novel by Nicola Yoon.

PG-13: Thematic elements, sensuality Tinseltown 17, Movies 16.

The Fate of the Furious

Kerns rating: HHH

One may not encounter a nuttier, more nonsensical movie all year. Director F. Gary Gray he of The Italian Job and Straight Outta Compton fame may have asked, How many cars can I destroy? before turning script pages and realizing that, with CGI help, he could have fun not just with fast cars, but also a jet and a submarine. The only thing missing is the late Paul Walker, and even his characters spirit was bound to make itself known. As if this movie does not have enough stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Tyrese Gibson, to cite just those with shaved heads let it be known that an array of spoilers deliver near-inconceivable casting, and surprises challenge fans to think back to prior F&F films to put the pieces together. Try counting how many times Diesels Dominic Toretto said that family is what drives him. Somehow that cannot change, even after international terrorist Cipher Charlize Theron, nastier here than in Mad Max Fury Road forces Dom to go rogue and betray his wife (Michelle Rodriguezs Letty), crew and friends. The film opens with Dom and Letty enjoying a Cuban honeymoon which, naturally, must include a street race. From here, Doms crew of one-time street racers end up stealing an EMP, try to protect a surveillance system and wander from Germany to Russia in search of more car-flipping, submarine-jumping, heat-seeking missile-racing action. Johnson, resembling a walking steroid, also earns chuckles when coaching his daughters soccer team. Topping James Wans 2015 blockbuster Furious 7 probably was impossible, and everyone involved here goes way over the top while trying.

PG-13: Violence and destruction Premiere Cinemas, Stars &Stripes Drive-In.

Gifted

Kerns rating: HHHH

McKenna Grace may be the most delightful child actress since Dakota Fanning broke our hearts by growing up. Grace is a whirlwind of emotions as Mary, a 7-year-old math genius who has fun solving mathematical puzzles andalso sings the praises of a one-eyed cat named Fred and knows who really cares about her. Her grandmother and mother shared the same math prodigy gene and, before mom leaves, she forces her brother Frank (Chris Evans) to promise to become Marys guardian and make sure she has a childhood that every little girl should be allowed to enjoy. The promise is easy to keep until Mary heads to first grade at a public school, where she cannot hide her boredom no matter how much Frank hoped she could. It isnt long before those who never cared about Mary begin prying her away from Frank and the home she knows, certain that the right and proper thing is to refine her devotion to math over potential childhood fun. Evans, best known as Marvels Capt. America, shines as a loving guardian wanting to do the right thing, if only he can figure out what that is. Director Marc (500) Days of Summer Webb also has experience with superheroes, aka The Amazing Spider-Man. Here, he impresses by dodging traps set by predictable sentimentality. Lindsay Duncan and Jenny Slate are well-acted opposites as Marys grandma and first grade teacher, respectively, and Octavia Spencer just keeps improving, this time as a doting neighbor. Gifted is that rare movie that, despite its manipulative moments, touches hearts. It made me weep, it made me smile, and thats reason enough to recommend it.

PG-13: Thematic elements, language, suggestive material Movies 16.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2 3-D/2-D

Kerns rating: HHH

A disc- dancing Baby Groot saves sequences more than once in an overwritten sequel that spells minor disappointment in the Marvel Comics Universe. Many will be pleased just by the reintroduction to charismatic title characters Chris Pratt as Star-Lord/Peter Quill, Zoe Saldana as warrior Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper providing the voice of machine gun-wielding raccoon Rocket, and with Vin Diesel making certain that I am Groot can mean just about anything. However, rather than these five linked even tighter as family/partners/guardians, director James Gunn introduces biological detours and plot diversions that make far less sense than having the characters work as a team. In terms of biological issues, sibling issues between Gamora and Nebula are reduced to nothing more than dad always liked you best issues. More time is devoted to Peter leaving the team after being approached by Ego, as played by CGI-enhanced Kurt Russell as a god claiming to be his dad . Why risk everything by referring to the murder of a mother who left Peter his tapes of 1970s radio hits, and does so shortly after Russell and Pratt play catch with a blur orb as though imitating a Field of Dreams father and son reunion? Then again, why would Pratt even make such a leap after finding a family, including a father figure in Yondo, the Ranger/marauder who reared him and taught him how to survive. One wants to take advantage of fun with primary characters, but time and again important moments are telegraphed far in advance for no good reason. After the film ends, Gunn insists on inserting five additional scenes within the closing credits. This sort of overkill pays no dividends.

PG-13: Sci-fi action and violence, language, suggestive content Alamo Drafthouse, Tinseltown 17, Movies 16 (includes XD), Stars &Stripes Drive-In.

How to Be a Latin Lover

Having made a career of seducing rich older women, Maximo (Eugenio Derbez) marries a wealthy woman. Twenty-five years later, his 80-year-old wife dumps him for a younger man. He moves in with his estranged sister (Salma Hayek) and her nerdy son Hugo (Raphael Alejandro) and uses his nephews crush on a classmate to reach his next target billionaire grandmother Celeste, played by Raquel Welch. The film was written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo.

PG-13: Crude humor, sexual references and gestures, nudity Premiere Cinemas.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 3-D/2-D

Kerns rating: H

The latest cinematic take on King Arthur from director Guy Ritchie sets a new low. One wonders if studios would finance future stories about the Arthur legend. Yes, it has been written that Ritchies King Arthur: Legend of the Sword laughably is meant to be the first in a series of six or seven movies. Go figure. Ritchies tale finds Arthurs father, King Uther Pendragon (little more than a cameo by Eric Bana), immediately betrayed and murdered by his uncle Vortigern (Jude Law), who sacrifices even his own true love for weapons of dark magic that guarantee him the crown. The child Arthur escapes downstream in a skiff, to be found and reared by prostitutes with maternal instincts. Older Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) grows up a street rat content to pickpocket and steal, while also protecting the brothel in which he was reared. Martial arts training helps. He has no desire for the crown even after pulling Excaiber from the stone. Law tries, despite a script that has him slice off a prisoners ear and talk into it (shades of Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs). Even Law is transformed into a bigger, blacker CGI figure for a final battle. Ritchies music video training is reflected in quick cuts, cross-cutting and a loud score. Hunnam hardly appears to care, and Astrid Berges-Frisbeys character, a supportive mage, feels like a crutch. The end result is boring.

PG-13: Violence and action, suggestive content, strong language Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17.

Lowriders

The loyalties of a teenage graffiti artist (Gabriel Chavarria) in east Los Angeles, who has painted murals on the hoods of lowrider cars to help his criminal brother (Theo Rossi), are tested. He is caught between his fathers obsession with lowrider culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression. Directed by Ricardo de Montreuil.

PG-13: Language, some violence, sensuality, thematic elements, drug use Movies 16.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 3-D/2-D

The fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean finds pirate Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) pursued by undead nemesis Capt. Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his Spanish Navy ghost crew, all of whom having recently escaped the Devils Triangle. Jacks only hope lies in locating the legendary Trident of Poseidon, which is capable of controlling the seas; without it, Sparrow cannot even sail. Finding this ancient weapon requires Jack to work with a beautiful astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) and sailor Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. After being absent from the preceding film, look for Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley to make cameo appearances as Will and Elizabeth, respectively. Keep an eye on the films jail guards, as well, as Sir Paul McCartney is said to make a brief appearance as Jack Sparrows uncle. Co-directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg.

PG-13: Violence, suggestive content Premiere Cinemas, Alamo Drafthouse, Tinseltown 17, Movies 16, Stars &Stripes Drive-In.

Snatched

Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) is dumped by her boyfriend the day before their vacation to an exotic getaway in South America. Attempting to salvage the vacation, she invites her extremely cautious mother Linda (Goldie Hawn) to join her in paradise. The trip doesnt go as planned and the mother-daughter duo must set aside their differences to escape a dangerous and outrageous jungle adventure.

R: Crude sexual content, nudity, language Premiere Cinemas, Tinseltown 17, Movies 16.

The Wall

Kerns rating: HHH 1/2

In director Doug Limans hands, a low budget war movie with only two visible living characters, reveals the aura of a near-supernatural presence. Liman, who excelled with films ranging from The Bourne Identity to Edge of Tomorrow, makes viewers feel Iraqi heat and sand, isolation and ever-present wind as soldiers hope to complete a mission after their president said the war was won. Staff Sgt. Shane Matthews (Army sniper played by John Cena) and spotter Sgt. Allen Ize Isaac (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) check out a massacre of eight American oil pipeline contractors by an unseen Iraqi sniper. Matthews, having hunkered down in rubble and sand for more than 20 hours, is positive they are alone. Hes wrong. Soon one man is wounded in the open, maybe bleeding out, while the other barely reaches the cover of a crumbling wall, with dwindling water. A shared frequency on a damaged radio allows the enemy, perhaps legendary sniper Juba/Ghost with 75 American kills, to form a verbal cat-and-mouse game. In so many ways, the film belongs to Taylor-Johnson, ably communicating ingenuity and fear, giving in to past sin and then determined to find where Juba must be hiding. Yet unlike the shark in Jaws, this monster is never revealed. Tension and fear are generated by Laith Nakli with only his voice. Liman also films a brave, if controversial, ending that viewers may perceive as either elevating or something worse.

R: Language, war violence Movies 16.

Star ratings, reviews are by A-J Media film critic William Kerns.

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June 3rd, 2017

Meet This Newly Discovered Flying Squirrel – National Geographic Australia

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A new species of flying squirrel has been found in the Pacific Northwest. Its been dubbed Humboldts flying squirrel, in honour of the great naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

The discovery means that threenot twospecies of the furred gliders live in North America, and it changes our understanding of how these squirrels evolved and spread across the continent, scientists report today in the Journal of Mammalogy.

The new species, Earths 45th known flying squirrel, also adds to the ongoing tally of our planets biodiversityan increasingly urgent matter, given the high rate of extinctions.

Researchers will want to take a closer look at the role these gliders play in their ecosystem. And theyll want to assess how well theyre doing, especially because theyre found in areas with threatened spotted owls, which often dine on flying squirrelsmost likely this new species.

Last year the United States Fish and Wildlife Service rejected granting endangered species status to a population of the squirrels in southern California, and its not yet clear if the new species designation will affect that decision.

Ive been scratching my head over these squirrels since 1992, says Brian Arbogast, a mammalogist at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and the studys lead author. There was just something weird about those from the West Coast.

CLARE TRAINOR, NG STAFF SOURCES: BRIAN ARBOGAST, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON; IUCN; JIM KENAGY, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON; THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CANADIAN MAMMALS

Actually, all flying squirrels are a little bit weird. For starters, they dont fly but glide, using a parachute-like membrane on both sides of their body that stretches from wrist to ankle. When they leap at a target tree, they spread their body into a square (a design some BASE jumpers have copied) and cover as much 150 feet in a single glide with great accuracy.

They use their broad, fluffy tails for steering and braking, slowing down before hitting a target tree. To escape predators, they usually sail through the forest at night, foraging for berries, nuts, fungi, and birds eggs. During the day they sleep in old tree holes they line with lichens and moss. Tiny, nocturnal, and to our ears almost silent, theyre the secretive souls of our forestsanimals of no commercial value, and perhaps for that reason treasured by those fortunate enough to spot them.

And while Arbogast and his colleagues have been some of those lucky folks, they didnt discover the new squirrel while working in the wild but through a genetic study, combined with analysis of the gliders history and mapping of their shifting ranges as glaciers and forests expanded and contracted.

One of the two previously known North American species, the southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans), is found in small, isolated populations in Mexico and Central America, as well as throughout the eastern United States. It makes its home in deciduous hardwood forests.

The other, the northern flying squirrel (G. sabrinus), inhabits the boreal coniferous forests of the northeastern U.S., Canada, and Alaska. Its also found in the higher elevations of the Appalachian Mountains, the Rocky Mountains, eastern Oregon, and eastern Washington state.

Biologists used to classify the flying squirrels of California and the coastal Pacific Northwest with these northern flying squirrels. But Arbogast, who has studied the ecology and genetics of the two species, began to wonder about those West Coast gliders as he handled museum specimens collected since the early 1900s. They were typicallyand puzzlinglysmaller and darker than the northern flying squirrels.

Often such differences arent enough to identify a new species. Indeed, as Arbogast notes, a key physical trait scientists use to distinguish northern and southern flying squirrelsthe baculum, or penis bone (robust and spiky in the northern species, and longer in the southern species)doesnt prevent the two from mating and producing hybrids in southeastern Canada.

It was a shock when that was reported, he says of the hybrid north-south squirrels. Abrogasts new study shows, in fact, that the two species are closely relatedsister taxa, as scientists say.

Another shock came as the scientists analysed the DNA from tissue and skeletal samples they snipped or scraped from western flying squirrel museum specimens. They also examined DNA from fresher samples provided by trappers, who often find gliders in traps set out for martens.

We thought the western squirrels had been separated from the northern species by glacial cycles, Arbogast says. After the ice, which covered much of North America, retreated, the squirrels would have come back together to matean event that would have triggered gene flow between the two groups and should have been apparent in the gliders DNA.

Thats basically what did happen to the northern and southern gliders. As the ice pushed south, the squirrels were pushed south and became geographically isolated from one another. Later, as the ice melted and the forests moved northward, both species rapidly advanced north too. The northern gliders also expanded to Alaska and the west coast of Canada, bringing them into contact with the western squirrels.

WATCH: A flying squirrel glides through the treetops.

But despite that contact, the new study shows there wasnt any gene flow between the northern and western flying gliderseven in places in British Columbia and Washington where they live side-by-side. For whatever reason, they arent breeding together, Arbogast says. Perhaps because they cant.

Arbogast suspects that these Pacific coast gliders endured a different experience during the glacial period, perhaps becoming isolated in the southern regions of the Pacific coast. For whatever reason, their expansion to the north and east as the climate warmed was not as rapid or as extensive as that of the northern and southern species. And whereas they also inhabit a northern coniferous forest, in general, their habitat is more humid, darker, and milder than the forests of the colder, continental interior.

The scientists analysis of the DNA from 185 individuals across North America confirmed Arbogasts view of the West Coast squirrels. They were different and weird enough to be classified as a new species: G. oregonensisHumboldts flying squirrel.

Theyre what we call a cryptic species, one thats hidden in plain view because they look so much like another speciesyoud never guess they were different, he says.

Scientists now regularly use snippets of DNA to detect new species whose features arent readily apparent to our eyes.

But Arbogasts discovery is more than that, says Peter Weigl, a vertebrate ecologist and emeritus professor at Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has their genetics, but hes also shown how their geography, climate, and vegetation changed over time. Its the full story.

Now the big challenge is to figure out what the hell the northern and Humboldts squirrels are doing, Weigl says. Whats keeping them apart? Is it the ecology or their behaviours? Are they specialised in some ways so that they arent competing?

Answering these questions is important to conserving each species. It might be, for instance, that one glider is more often found in thick stands of old growth forest, while the other does fine in both old growth and younger, more open woodlands. Equally important is Weigls last question, How do you tell them apart?

Thats something were working on, Arbogast says. He and his colleagues are taking a closer look at museum specimens and will also be catching the squirrels for study to see if they can identify some key distinguishing features.

Right now the easiest way is through genetics or geography. So if you have the good fortune one night to spot a palm-size, dark squirrel, as opposed to a slightly larger and greyer squirrel, gliding through the mossy woods of an Oregon coastal forest, you can boast, Ive seen it: Humboldts flying squirrel. North Americas newest mammal.

Virginia Morell, a National Geographic contributor, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel.

HeaderImage:Humboldt’s flying squirrel is the third species of flying squirrel found in North America.PHOTOGRAPH BY NICK KERHOULAS

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June 2nd, 2017

Friday briefing: Trump turns America’s back to global warming – The Guardian

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Top story: White House drops out of race against climate change

Good morning Warren Murray here to take you through things.

Donald Trump is facing huge criticism at home and abroad after pulling the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change. The US president says it is too harmful to American jobs. Syria and Nicaragua are the only other United Nations members that are not signatories.

Barack Obama, who signed the treaty last year, has condemned Trumps decision. The previous president says the US will miss out as 190 countries reap the benefits in jobs and industries created by embarking on a low-carbon future. Trump has said he is happy to rejoin if the US can get better terms but world leaders say the treaty is non-negotiable.

Overseas allies of the US including some of the closest, including Australia have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris deal. Mayors of US cities including Pittsburgh have said that if Trump wont lead on this, they will adopt the Paris accord themselves, while the governors of New York, California and Washington have announced a US Climate Alliance to pull together states in upholding the agreement. David Suzuki, the veteran Canadian environmentalist, says Trump has just taken a pass on the best deal for the planet, leaving America shackled to fossil fuels when everyone else is moving on.

Sanders speaks Bernie Sanders has arrived in the UK, bringing praise for Jeremy Corbyn. The maverick who fought Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination said he was impressed by the Labour leaders similar grassroots approach. Bound by protocol not to give a formal endorsement, Sanders said: I dont think Jeremy Corbyn needs my advice. Nor do the people of the UK need my advice on who to vote for. I think they understand.

Corbyn has, meanwhile, rejected any formal coalition if the party wins enough seats to attempt a minority government. Smaller parties choosing not to vote with Labour in the Commons would have to explain to constituents why we have a Tory government instead, he said. Theresa May has returned to the hustings with some softened alliteration not strong and stable this time, but a Brexit deal for a bright future and promised to cut immigration to the tens of thousands by the end of the next parliament.

Theres more election news in the Snap. You can get it daily read to the bottom for details.

Manila casino attack It appears dozens of people have died after a gunman stormed a resort in the Philippine capital and started a fire. Of the estimated 34 dead at time of writing, many were suffocated by smoke and fumes, reports said. Hours after the initial drama, officers searching the still-smouldering Resorts World Manila complex apparently came under fire from the man, who eventually lay down on a bed and burned himself to death. Officials said it was a botched robbery attempt.

Shame on the touts Resellers and opportunists have tried to snatch away more than 10,000 free concert tickets that were intended for people affected by the Manchester Arena bombing. The One Love show at Old Trafford this weekend is being headlined by Ariana Grande, and more than 14,000 people who attended her original gig are eligible for tickets. But Ticketmaster struggled with the process of verifying their identities. And police have released more pictures taken on CCTV of Salman Abedi before the concert atrocity as they try to piece together his final movements.

Worlds biggest plane The Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen has unveiled the Stratolaunch, a six-engined sprawling monster of a jet plane that is designed to launch satellites into orbit.

The Stratolaunch in very crude terms, the parts from two Boeing 747s lashed together under a custom skin is designed to carry a payload and rocket of up to 250 tonnes to high altitude, before uncoupling and letting the rocket do the rest. The approach can save fuel compared with launching a rocket from the ground.

Ripple of excitement Scientists say they have detected another gravity wave from the collision of two black holes. Astronomers hope to use the disturbances in the fabric of spacetime to detect cosmic events not visible with optical or radio telescopes. This emerging sphere of astronomy also offers clues about how black holes behave, and the nature of the dark matter that we know is out there but cant see.

The marauding grey squirrel may have met its match in a band of volunteers ready to use extreme prejudice in the battle to save Britains native reds. Former gymnast Julie Bailey is one such trooper, kitted out with camouflage clothing and an air rifle with telescopic sights to take down the disease-spreading, out-competing interlopers.

But its not just a bloodthirsty pastime. At the squirrel snipers home in the Lake District, Patrick Barkham finds out that her quarry end up neatly butchered and packed in the freezer, to become curry or stew Not everyones cup of tea, but very healthy meat while shes saving the pelts to make a waistcoat. Be afraid, grey squirrels, be very afraid

Golden State Warriors pretty much smashed the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-91 in game one of the NBA finals overnight. Elsewhere Lyon became womens champions of Europe for the fourth time after beating PSG in a sudden-death penalty shootout to successfully defend their title. The mens final on Saturday pits Juventus against Real Madrid. Here we examine how the Italian squad was assembled into a formidable force.

In sailing Sir Ben Ainslie has secured a play-off place in the Americas Cup. And its hotting up in New Zealand with the first match of the Lions tour due to get under way. Warren Gatland says he believes his side has the X-factor to stun the All Blacks and win a Test series in New Zealand for only the second time in history. Robert Kitson assesses whether the Lions really are strong enough to do it.

Asian stock markets have rallied Tokyo jumped to the highest level in nearly two years with investor sentiment boosted after payroll processor ADP said the US added 253,000 jobs in May. Wall Street closed at record highs on Thursday.

In South Korea the central bank said Asias fourth-largest economy expanded 1.1% during the first quarter, with exports and the construction sector leading the recovery. The pound traded at $1.288 and 1.147 overnight.

Is there a mild sense of panic over the election creeping into certain quarters of the press? It has that feel today, with several mastheads doing Theresa Mays work for her after she failed to appear in a TV debate with Jeremy Corbyn and opinion polls showed Labour narrowing the gap.

The Mail leads with Corbyns sly death tax trap, saying Conservative figures show he would make 1.2m more homes subject to inheritance tax. The Sun says Corbyns magic money tree to finance his policies would cost families 3,500 each a year. Labour will use SNP to get power, says the Times, suggesting Corbyn has offered the Scottish nationalists a de facto coalition. The Telegraph has an odd pick it reckons the Labour vote is being boosted by fake web accounts using social media bots to pump out positive messages about Jeremy Corbyn.

May embraces promise of Brexit, says the FT, as the PM tries to return to her core message that she will get a better deal than Corbyn. Rivals clash over Brexit, says the i, as May argues only she can create a great trading nation outside the EU, while Corbyn promises to let EU nationals stay and retain tariff-free trade with Europe. The Guardian splashes with Trump pulling the US out of the Paris agreement on climate change.

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May 29th, 2017

The Photographer Who Shoots Wildlife in European Cities – PetaPixel (blog)

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Bristol, UK-based Sam Hobson is a wildlife photographer with a difference from others: he primarily shoots wildlife that he can find in and around cities: foxes, badgers, deer, toads, squirrels, herons, ravens, pigeons, goshawks, falcons, gulls and others.

Working with whats on my doorstep has tons of benefits, Hobson tells PetaPixel. Getting to know my subject is probably the most important element of my photography. Shooting close to home means I can regularly visit the same locations, work with the same animals and really get to know the habits and routines of my local wildlife.

Shooting the same thing over and over and building a project, you learn things about your subject you cant learn from books and the Internet. So you start to think more creatively about how to capture your discoveries in an image.

To me, the idea of urban wildlife not being wild is a question I dont think weve got time to go into! says Hobson.

Hobson grew up in the city and was fascinated by the bugs and birds in his backyard. His neighborhood was his to explore and discover all the hidden places where wildlife was presentthe kind of things adults dont have time to pursue.

When people ask him when did you start doing this? or when did you become interested in wildlife? it makes him wonder: well, when did you stop being interested in wildlife?

As a young kid, he had a fondness for the birds in his local park, and he would often come home with stories of interesting birds he had seen. But his family would often give him blank stares. So he found himself a camera to record the evidence, and thats what he does to this day: record urban wildlife, in more and more creative ways.

It is not possible to get intimate photos of foxes by just visiting their lair and snapping away. The animals will immediately sense an intruder in their space and go into hiding.

Hobson believes in developing a relationship with his wild subjects. Instead of chasing the animals with long lenses he goes to the spot regularly till the foxes treat him like a local fixture and realize that he means them no harm. This is the same way that a pride of lions will treat a photographers Jeep as a natural object and go about their buffalo hunt as though nobody is present.

I just sit around night after night and wait until I become a part of the environment and the animals get inquisitive and want to come and investigate me, explains Hobson. In my experience, animals arent stupid and they can tell the difference between me and somebody else. They dont get habituated to humans, but learn to recognize me as an individual and learn that I am not a threat.

This technique can sometimes lead to embarrassing situations. The foxes can be comfortable interacting with Hobson sitting on the ground in the middle of the night taking photos while they go about their business when suddenly they hear footsteps. They scamper away leaving Hobson looking like a weirdo photographing overflowing trash cans. But it can also result in photos of foxes behaving naturally as they search for food.

In the wild foxes may respond to calls created by kissing the back of the hand that mimics a rabbit in distress. Urban foxes do not respond to that, as there are few rabbits in their diet. Hobson does make sounds, but it is only to let the foxes know that it is somebody they know.

I know a local old guy who sits on the same bench in the park and hes been there so long, if he sits down and makes a few squeaky noises, a bunch of squirrels and birds come running out of the bushes to greet him, remarks Hobson. As long as you make the same sound every time, it doesnt matter what sound it is. So I just turn up, make a few squeaks and if the foxes are in the area, they come out to say hello.

The photo above of a vixen nursing her cubs was taken with a wide-angle lens.

That was a one-off and that vixen was on pretty high alert as you can tell by her right ear. She was constantly looking and listening out for danger as this was an incredibly vulnerable moment, explains Hobson. I was invited by a family to come and photograph the cubs in their garden, so after learning where the vixen liked to feed her cubs, I replaced a flower pot with my camera hidden inside a sound-proofed box and waited inside the kitchen with a remote trigger, whilst politely eating the lasagna I had been made.

It turned out to be his lucky day as the fox very shortly came out to suckle her young. Hobson shot only one frame, but she looked so nervous maybe she heard the muted shutter that he left her and the cubs to enjoy their meal.

Hobson uses remote triggers to capture many of his photos.

I cant give you an exact percentage, but a lot, he says of taking remote captures. Hobson prefers remote triggers to camera-traps so that he can get a perfect relaxed pose rather than a timid animal. Also, he can wait for the right moment and perfect position before clicking the shutter.

Hobson prefers to shoot after dark as mammals are more active and there are fewer people around. At night weather is not a problem. If it has rained, it may even look better with the streetlights shining off the wet road or puddles.

The combination of streetlights and their colors combined with the ambient lighting gives an opportunity to get creative. Even headlights can create interesting reflections.

I use a variety of lights, strobes and gels. I guess maybe people are put off shooting at night as it might seem a little technical, but its worth it if you make an effort, reasons Hobson.

In Hobsons experience, the thing that most startles an animal at night is the combination of flash with the noise of the shutter. If the camera is in a sound proofed, Pelican case with the camera set at a high enough ISO, it will need only a low-powered flash burst, and the animal will not even blink.

Im usually using multiple flashes, so none of them are flashing the animal directly in the eyes and I set up my triggers not to fire multiple bursts in quick succession. If I thought I was going to startle an animal or disturb its natural behavior I simply wouldnt do it. Its not worth it for the sake of a picture, says Hobson.

The UK does not have an overabundance of urban wildlife. Besides foxes and badgers its slim pickings for the urban wildlife photographer. Fortunately, Hobson also enjoys photographing seabirds of which there are plentiful in Bristol as well as the entire UK. During seabird season he spends as much time as he can in the islands around the UK. He has also modified a van into a camper so that he can travel to Europe and shoot more there. And there is a plan to do wildlife photography workshops as he travels.

In Berlin, goshawks can nest in city parks right above where people hang out and have a few drinks or a barbecue, says Hobson. In the UK, goshawks are known as the phantom of the forest as they are so rare and elusive.

It seems to be that whatever is common in an area seems to be taken for granted and ignored, so those are the stories I look for and you dont have to travel far to find them.

Urban wildlife photography has the power to reconnect people with nature by reminding them that we can and do coexist with it, even in the heart of the city, emphasizes Hobson. It makes the place they live exciting if they see a picture of an impressive animal in a familiar location. It encourages them to think more about wildlife, perhaps care more about it, want to protect it and even think about wider conservation efforts.

You can follow Sam Hobson and see more of his work on his website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About the author: Phil Mistry is a photographer and teacher based in Atlanta, GA. He started one of the first digital camera classes in New York City atInternational Center of Photographyin the 90s. He was the director and teacher for Sony/Popular Photography magazines Digital Days Workshops. You can reach him via emailhere.

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May 24th, 2017

Rodenticide Market Headed for Growth and Global Expansion by 2020 – Digital Journal

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Rodenticides are an important class of pesticides that are use in rodents control. The rodents such as rats, mice, woodchucks, squirrel, and chipmunks, damages crops, transmit diseases, and cause ecological damage.

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New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 05/22/2017 — Rodenticides are an important class of pesticides that are use in rodents control. The rodents such as rats, mice, woodchucks, squirrel, and chipmunks, damages crops, transmit diseases, and cause ecological damage.

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Based on the product type, the global rodenticides market can be broadly classified as non-anticoagulant rodenticides (warfarin and congeners), and anticoagulant rodenticides. On the basis of the different end user application, the market can be classified in five different classes namely, agricultural field, warehouses, pest control companies, urban centers, and others. Based on the action mechanism of rodenticides, the market can be classified as rodenticides with acute effect (cause death within 24 hour), rodenticides with multi dose effect (cause death after it has been ingested multiple times) and rodenticides with single dose effect and delayed action (cause death after more than 24 hour).

Increasing demand for food grains due to rising population coupled with expanding food storage capacity owing to the increasing concern over food security are the major driver of the global rodenticides market. Moreover growing awareness of farmers regarding crop wastage and growing use of rodenticides in integrated pest management programs are boosting the market of rodenticides.

Rodenticides market is heavily regulated. The toxicity level of the rodenticides is different in different part of the world. Moreover toxic effect of rodenticides on children and domestic animals is limiting their wide acceptance in domestic uses.

Asia Pacific is the largest market of rodenticides followed by North America and Europe. Asia Pacific Is the fasted growing market of rodenticides attributed to the high food grains production capacity in this region. India and China are one of the leading food grain exporters of the world and it is expected the ongoing expansion in the storage capacity in this countries will help the rodenticides market to grow further. Moreover increasing literacy rate among the farmer of this region is helping the wide adoption of scientific forming witch in turns helping the rodenticides market in this region.

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Some of the major companies operating in global rodenticide market include, BASF SE, Bayer Cropscience Ag, Impex Europa S.L., J.T. Eaton & Co., Inc., Liphatech, Inc., Neogen Corporation, Pelgar International, Senestech, Inc., Syngenta SA, and UPL Limited

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May 16th, 2017

How to: Tips on avoiding ticks this summer – Total Landscape Care

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As the summer months approach, landscapers need to be on high alert for something that may seem like just a minor annoyance at first but can soon turn deadly: ticks.

According to USA Today, scientists are predicting a surge in the number of Lyme disease-carrying ticks beginning this month and continuing into the early summer.

The risk to humans is going to be high starting this spring, Felicia Keesing, a biologist at Bard College in New York,who has spent years researching tick-borne diseases, told USA Today. We want to get the word out so people can take precautions. Our dream is that we dont see this translate to human cases.

Ticks typically have a two-year lifecycle, and scientists seem more concerned about the newly formed nymph ticks instead of the adult ticks, which die off in the spring. These nymph ticks acquire the Lyme disease pathogen after feeding on the blood of animals already infected with the disease, and about 30 percent of these nymph ticks are infected in a normal year, according to Keesing.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2015 that Lyme disease was present in 260 counties, and 95 percent of confirmed Lyme disease cases in 2015 were from the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin. In 2015, there was a total of 28,453 confirmed cases in the United States.

With May being National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, lets talk about how to get rid of these pests. To help prep your customers yard for the impending tick takeover, check out these preventative measures you can start implementing now to ensure they have a tick-free summer.

Most ticks live in cool, shady, humid places, and they dont typically venture too far from where they get dropped from their hosts. With this in mind, work to bring in more sunlight, warmth and dryness to your customers landscape. Utilizing butterfly gardens, native plant gardens and older cottage-style gardens can help give your customers the beautiful and homey look they crave while keeping ticks at bay.

Be sure to keep trees pruned back, and keep grass trimmed to keep ticks from traveling, as they prefer taller grasses. Experts at Manchester Ink Link say to also avoid mulch, as ticks enjoy the moisture and hiding places it can provide. If your customers are adamant about you mulching, use cedar nuggets/chips as opposed to shredded material. Cedar acts as a natural repellant for ticks and fleas and also retains less moisture.

Avoid ground cover plants whenever possible, because these hiding places attract mice, chipmunks and ground squirrels that are prime feeding sources for ticks. For a border between the yard and woodlands, lay down a 3-foot swath of cedar mulch, mowed lawn or gravel. These borders can also be used around stone walls and stacks of wood, which usually harbor mice.

In the case of pesticide and insecticide use, tick tubes by Damminix can be a more targeted way to cut down on ticks. These permethrin-treated cotton balls are stowed in the tubes and then are placed around the landscape. Mice will take these cotton balls to their nests and the ticks will die off from the occupant.

For more information on protecting yourself, coworkers and customers from ticks and their diseases, check out other Total Landscape Care articles.

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May 15th, 2017

Brian Kelly Of East End Tick & Mosquito Control: Nothing Bugs This Entrepreneur For Long – Hamptons.com

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Almost two decades ago, there was something that was bugging East End Tick & Mosquito Control (EET&MC) owner Brian Kelly, and he decided to do something about it. As a tree care specialist, he observed how mosquitoes and ticks permeated the environment throughout the East End of Long Island, so he got busy researching and instituting his philosophy that prevention is better than a cure.

Research is a continuous part of Kelly’s routine. (Courtesy Photo)

The first and only New York State licensed and dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists servicing the East End, EET&MC has experience servicing clients from Moriches to Montauk, Wading River to Orient Point and Shelter Island, offering the most environmentally responsible and effective programs.

When Kelly founded EEM&TC in 1997, it was the only business of its kind on the East End prepared to battle the growing tick epidemic, and anyone who has suffered through Lyme’s disease or been bitten mercilessly while trying to enjoy the outdoors, can certainly attest to the need and desire for such an important business that directly improves the quality of life we all enjoy on the East End. Operating April through November annually, EEM&TC services has many humming the great Gershwin tune from Porgy and Bess, Summertime and the livin’ is easy.

Having noticed the growing epidemic for additional measures beyond simple pest control, Kelly again rose to the challenge and recently founded Twin Forks Pest Control in 2012.

Even as a child, Kelly always had a special appreciation for the outdoors. After earning a degree in Marketing from Dowling College, he worked for the president of the New York State Arborist Association as a tree care specialist and certified spray technician, servicing some of the oldest trees in New York.

He lives in Southampton with his wife and two children, and relayed, “We love living on the East End. The natural beauty is magical and every season has its share of fun and adventure. My children are young now, but someday they too will realize how lucky they are to live here.”

“Tick and mosquito borne diseases can be prevented,” Kelly noted. (Courtesy Photo)

Catching up with Kelly during this busy time of year is almost as difficult as tracing the pattern of a mosquito, yet we did manage to clip his wings to keep him still long enough to answer a few questions for Hamptons.com:

What do you consider to be the most dangerous tick or mosquito that is indigenous or that you have dealt with on the East End?

BK: All ticks are dangerous because any bite can compromise your health. Since they are so small and hard to see, it is my opinion that nymph deer ticks are the most dangerous. Most people don’t even realize that they’ve been bit until after they’re sick.

BK: It’s important to keep your trees and shrubs maintained – not only for the health of the tree but also for your own. Trimming allows for more sunlight to reach your yard, and therefore limits the population growth of the temperature-sensitive deer ticks. Japanese Barberry is an invasive species that creates the perfect humid environment for ticks to live in and should be avoided and removed. Pachysandra and other ground cover should also be avoided as they tend to harbor mice and become a tick-haven.

As an educator, what would you want to teach residents about keeping themselves, their families and property safe from disease carrying ticks and mosquitoes, and how can adults translate that to their children?

BK: Tick and mosquito borne diseases can be prevented. It’s extremely important for adults and children alike to include tick checks as part of their daily routine. It’s also recommended that repellents be included, especially if you plan to visit areas that are considered home to them. With the help of contracted school teacher, April Boitano, we developed a program called “Tick Wise.” It’s a visual and interactive session in which we teach young children how to protect themselves from tick bites. We’ve been working alongside the Southampton Hospital’s Tick Borne Disease Resource Center to bring “Tick Wise” to schools, camps, and libraries throughout the East End. Thus far, it’s been extremely successful. We have worked with more than 1,000 kids and look forward to meeting more and sharing our message.

Knowing that EEM&TC uses only environmentally friendly and/or organic methods, how safe are pets?

BK: East End Tick and Mosquito Control offers both traditional and organic spray programs. Both are safe for children and pets once the product has dried, which usually takes about a half-hour or so. I’m a strong believer in that the solution should not be worse than the problem, which is why I avoid using the harsh chemicals sold on the market.

BK: I’m proud to be a member of the Suffolk County Tick Control Advisory Committee and proud to work with officials from the Suffolk County Health Department, The Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Vector Control and many distinguished individuals who are all donating their time to serve on this important committee. We are committed to helping the residents of Suffolk County reduce the incidents of tick borne diseases throughout the county. Senator Kenneth LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele have requested $500,000 to be included in the 2017-2018 State Budget for Phase 1 of the Tick Surveillance and Management Program. This is a vital step toward addressing tick-borne illness in our county.

How important is research in determining not only appropriate solutions, but forecasting what type of tick or mosquito may make the East End its home or breeding ground?

BK: Research is a continuous part of my routine. New products are introduced to the market every year, many with claims that are sometimes unsubstantiated, so testing new products for efficacy is an annual responsibility. We want to make sure our clients receive the best protection possible. Unfortunately, there is no magic spray that is 100 percent effective. We have forecasted this season to be a terrible tick season due to the bumper crop of acorns last year. Not only do mighty oaks grow from acorns but so do squirrels, raccoons, deer and mice – all of whom consider the acorn the cheeseburger of the forest. The astronomical amount of acorns that fell last fall is resulting in a population explosion of small mammals, like mice, who will be transporting ticks into backyards across the East End.

Can you tell us a little about your newest venture, Twin Forks Pest Control, and exactly what services are offered?

BK: Over the past 20 years many of my clients have asked me to take care of other pest problems they were having such as ants in their kitchens, mice in the basement, wasp nests, moles and voles in the garden, etc. It just seemed natural to expand the business, so in 2012 I opened Twin Forks Pest Control to handle all the “other” pest problems. I’m blessed to have a great staff, without them growth would be impossible. Over the past few years Twin Forks Pest Control has become the leader in the local industry utilizing the newest techniques and using the best products available to get the job done right the first time.

Thank-you for taking the time to speak to Hamptons.com, and for your sage and professional advice on how we can all stay safe and healthy while enjoying ourselves on the East End. Happy summer!

For more information on East End Tick & Mosquito Control, go to tickcontrol.com, or call 631-287-9700 (Southampton), 631-324-9700 (East Hampton), or 631-765-9700 for the North Fork. For more information on Twin Forks Pest Control, visit twinforkspestcontrol.com, or call 631-287-9020 (Southampton), 631-324-9020 (East Hampton), or 631-298-0500 for the North Fork.

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May 14th, 2017

NEIGHBORHOOD HEROES: At 89, Helen Myers is Canandaigua’s favorite volunteer – MPNnow.com

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Area nonprofits celebrate the energetic volunteer who has logged more than 16,000 volunteer hours.

CANANDAIGUA Applause is long overdue for 89-year-old volunteer extraordinaire Helen Myers.

Not that shes looking for it. Putting smiles on faces fuels her fire.

After a 32-year career as a kindergarten teacher, the Canandaigua resident quietly unleashed her considerable energy to assist local agencies and nonprofits, doing the unflashy, unglamorous work that too often goes unrecognized.

Assist, she did, and has logged more than 16,000 hours since retiring in support of Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Site, Thompson Hospital, Ontario Center, the VA Medical Center and the Ontario County Steam Pageant.

To celebrate her zealous 52-weeks-a-year volunteerism, a brunch was held in her honor on April 22. Local and state officials, friends and volunteers gathered to toast the humble woman of the hour, and proclaim the date, forever-after, as Helen Myers Day.

One problem, though. Myers never made it to her own party. Just days before her event, she took a serious fall while doing a good deed.

She has a problem with squirrels and chipmunks in her yard, said Cindy Love, who is married to Helens nephew Gary. Shed caught a squirrel in a heart-to-heart trap and wanted to take it far enough away to let it go.

After Myers had freed the animal and was putting the trap back in her car, she hit a rock and fell and broke her shoulder, Love said.

The doctor said I did a doozy on it, laughed Myers from her armchair at home, where shes mending nicely.

Its going to be quite a while, but Ill get back to doing what I love, she said. I just love people and love to be out there helping others. I tell them when I get in my Jeep and get going, theyd better watch out.

Anyone whos ordered a meal while being hospitalized at Thompson has probably given Myers a menu with their choices. Anyone whos played bingo at the former county home or attended an afternoon tea at Sonnenberg has likely seen her smiling face.

And yet not many of them could guess her age shell turn 90 this fall. But her boundless energy allows her to out-walk and out-work many a person half her age.

Shes just an amazing woman, said Sylvia Schepisi of her friend and co-volunteer. Shes so active for her age, and has a terrific sense of humor. If anybody needs anything, shes there for them.

For the last 20 years, Tammy Voeltz has been the recreation director at Ontario Center, formerly the Ontario County Health Facility. When she arrived on the scene, Myers was already going strong in her volunteer role.

Voeltz compares her to the Energizer bunny.

Shes here every week for bingo, said Voeltz. She donates money to each resident who wins a game, and now has other volunteers doing the same. She comes with us on trips, helps out with our Christmas party and anything we need.She just amazes me because shes not only so sharp mentally, but physically she gets around so well. She walks fast like I do. She gets here, there, everywhere.

Friend and co-volunteer Gail Hewson said Myers takes a real interest in the residents, going with them to Kershaw Park and to the racetrack. She has a very human connection with people, Hewson said.

She describes Myers as an amazing, delightful woman who will tell you just the way it is, how it is, and is always there for somebody who needs her.

Thompson Hospital Director of Volunteers Jim Pelton described Myers, who volunteers three days a week at the hospital, as one of a kind and a person whos dedicated to all of her volunteer organizations.

Snow or rain has never stopped her from reporting and exceeding her volunteer task here at Thompson, said Pelton. Shes very friendly with patients and always willing to help out in any situation.

Canandaigua Mayor Ellen Polimeni said its always impressive when you see someone who has contributed as much time as Myers has contributed to the community.

And thats just since her retirement its just phenomenal,” Polimeni said. “Its people like Helen that really make Canandaigua the community that it is.

Myers, who grew up in Canandaigua and graduated from Canandaigua Academy in 1945, loves gardening, reading, traveling, cooking, and said shes done every craft that has come along. She enjoys getting together with her friends members of the Centerfield Homemakers and loves walking to the pond and checking out the goldfish.

And bird watching especially this time of year.

If we could be more like the birds and get along with everybody, wed be better off, she said.

Her connection to Sonnenberg runs deep. When her mother was training to be a nurse, Sonnenbergs Mary Clark Thompson sent her and the rest of her nursing class of 1922 to New York City for training. Myers’ mother and her friends were treated to a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House sitting in Mrs. Thompsons own theater box.

Its one of the many reasons Myers is committed to pouring herself into the estate that once belonged to the woman who was so kind to her mother.

She is truly amazing, said Hewson. At Sonnenberg, she does the stuff that nobody else wants to do. Shes one of those quiet, vigilant people who fall through the cracks and has never been honored. Shes one of those unsung people the communities are full of them who volunteer with never a thought of the time.

Myers said she volunteers because she loves people. One of her favorite roles is playing Mrs. Battmore, Mrs. Thompsons cantankerous maid. Its a costumed part in Sonnenbergs Mansion Mysteries.

I love being with them, I love helping people and getting a smile on their face, said Myers. People are the most fascinating animals in the world. You can see in their eyes what they want to know.

And she encourages others to pitch in wherever they can.

Im the lead housekeeper at Sonnenberg, and I say to my friends, Wouldnt you like to do this, its so much fun? she said. I now have 11 people whove adopted a room. Im having fun, they might as well have fun too.

As for the celebration in April, it made her blush.

All this big honor that was totally unexpected, she said. I just do this because I like to. I dont expect to get any awards for it.

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May 14th, 2017

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Rommel camp missile battery and stuff that is 25 blocks you can be point judging all crop which. Taste in both the winning that archbishop global high school. It’s at nineteen awards. We I’d come back right after this we’ll start off without Robbie camp bow down she’ll beach. Ozzie what’s left at that. Really nasty storm moved across well we guess that. Much for the weekend. You more about it on this Mother’s Day weekend coming back in you’re listening to outdoors with did you radio network. I would just got past the full moon cycle and now got a good tied range water hopefully will be clearing up well left in some pretty muddy conditions and a lot of rain we income and Wes that’s good that it’s only to improve as we speak let’s check in Robbie ample. Examples marine in shell beach and find out what’s happened in them probably good morning what’s gone on its shell beach. Good morning. Tell you we had a phenomenal week. 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And I I think seeing the pictures settles up to drop music following day in no doubt I’m looking mammoth seven under water but it politician can check that out over the enemy that statement is on FaceBook. We want to write it’ll let them may give duke they couched in actually in that get about that they don’t do it yeah. Don’t rate them as you can bank in agony again that here and got DOD deny that reality may make the moment. That the committee. Bible. People and I think one born we’ll have the noise next week we gonna be listened to account get and that that. You go. More integrity. Economy they come and I know it would gimmicks. That are. It goes a Louisiana man coming back though it was with some of these what is a courtesy. Casting distance what should you give someone now once on. On the war how close your QB what you can it’s 877. You can text me. Right there and will be back with more efficient reports of all that stuff you and I love to talk about this idea on the outdoors on the view. Radio and I got also a special on it this morning we’re asking you consider safe. Distance from votes what Tuesday distance where someone would be courteous mansion. Stay away he can Ellison lead in casting distance anyway you’d like to express that no fuel which while brought them back and each one about. You reported how they judge a safe distance more respectable. Distance to be away from another blow. And I got some of those and then will be back to share with you off about text one but we policies in seconds. While local stations to identify themselves on the outdoors with John Dubuque unit. Now we have bust some of our regulars texting and also shall you folks and welcome everyone is one from the team not my old nieces and water is high and money. Grabs everywhere yet faces. And then we have a Lafayette yak says good morning he wants to which good luck to all of you nation at oak point classic over point mission marina. He’s not mission this week and it’s about the moms in money dues you know. One misstep and an open door fears terrorists could plan at the females make fishing and hunting. Rubio listen to reports that some cough it up and Lafayette is Toby. Guess where he’s going in and Gary back Delco I don’t blame can put that money up and hope is that red phone last week. It’s still in the same place state news that it now and yet so he sent me some pictures and point you hackable and go last week he has. And we hear from a buddy Justin says this is just it’s great Saturday from Chile you know where he’s talking. On the Iverson flying apostles on the agency here. And he’s going to throw frisbee was rednecks that. It just one more laid back this week he just makes life. As you know always. Hear from us. And then we got Tex he listens to a sought in the smoky mountains he says finally no snow twisters common. The winds are about the west at five it’s 59 degrees seized on. That we have but Dylan Blackwell in his data petition for writ petition ballot bowl where should we go. What is the best on the issue they use. I’ve look at the reds get along those grass beds along those those shorelines that initially maybe gold too late leery. Some of the twin pipeline and some little school. Pockets offered their body just got to look formula on the updated they do what you wanna use. Spinner baits and good but you something you intently grass comfortable voting for all the world well it’s been a great that you. Drunk on high yield. Top that. Here’s one no one in Vietnam report on domicile kayak fishing at the trop there. Brent and they aren’t coming up show will talk about it yeah and wind is out of north so that’s mission on the beach are biblical team last already deprived they whack at trial last Thursday outside. Down in holes ago deletions I’d here’s one that says a safe distance away. The vote to vote is the casting distance times to. Another says when I’ve finished out of a boat. I offered them two time off to me and not dirty then Attica. And analysts as casting distance is the best courtesy however rarely happens when the bite is hot thing that wrote lol well. Another would says when I can finish 12 days a month there is no Curtis. Fool. You. Is once says hundred yards as that’ll 300 foot he is once those fifty yards amid slow not like you landed a 747. Also no blank just can contest is that it’s deceit. Yeah you know I agree with the ethics of people just don’t know I don’t think you’d be in discovered he has intentionally. They really don’t know all about talk about this it will give it. Is one that says the vote it’s too close to me I asked if they wanna careful on its its captain wade they probably would take you up. I coming back evidence we’ll talk it up rules by about what he thinks is saw courtesy or respectful. Distance apart people we’d fish and make them one and get a fresh water commission report. All that one coming back on the outdoors with Don W radio. And I Bassett freshwater reporters brought him by Berkley a division of pure fishing when you hear names like Abu Garcia all Berkeley and all Johnson Mitchell and despite a watched Brian trial in an ugly weather is rods real goal line you know it ovals Berkeley products division of fuel efficient. Jeff ruled joins us in depth report gets started on your report now measuring safe distance or a respectful distance on another vote. Now I think it’s different if you bass vision north of salt water patients so it should explain both. The problem assi with the disparities best judgments on the knuckle brawl you may be more and down a bank in. The vote comes up from behind in economic jumps ahead in the eighties thought were riding in like that resident. You know giving you the courtesy of eminent. What is your theory on on respectful boating. Patient round of the bulls. And just about you know there’s a new government that says basically that the deal. In terms that you that rules would you grown anchor in the past sermons somebody came within I’d like fifty yard they could have be disqualified from the tournament. Now look at all these neutral motors the motors and power poles and things like that somehow the talk detailed it somebody’s gonna anchor. But I don’t know you know white group in front of the so I would say Kath and you gonna have the opposite politicians some. The yeah you do you have the right kind of to own a little bit maybe that. But you know cut you know this doesn’t do it and Ayers as somebody that’s spot. You know come back later compounded by letters in my judgment evidently so he’s not really didn’t see it because of that hasn’t been critique of political it’s too. Jeff you’re also Visio assault or quite a bit let’s say for its tradition causeway or trestle bridge Obama’s audio. What do you consider respectful distance to get some one finish. Welcome for the public as we hardly ever think there and you kind of you passed around as did those the passed around them keep going but on the Tressel manage itself crowd that. Not vision around the values is this important prison at the moment truffles. Almost where it’s such fraud is almost like Seabrook come down. To argue current economic Illinois you know trying to cap on top via the it worked out on the triples you can kind of tighten up there. Probably you’ve just got to go around skip the other rooted in the comeback to it is an area where there’s not a lot of anglers and still catch it. Jeff I get into backed efficient reports so what’s going on around it’s awful lot base and I guess that rivers do Oak Creek and counsels at. Yet yet you still go on the basis that pseudo. Some of the reports most of Sony’s. A bell river and the rather produce and from the better stringer. You don’t crank bait for debate site around the latest entries things like that on the main river so long points in the late. And yet to win not to yet to catch him. But they do have our warriors donors need to be careful on that subject camp Slava no wake zone now so be be careful that the Erica to this in the coming years Tesla is depend on the weather in the land that you can get there. At a bank limited. Trees in New York that that is an area. And Jeff about the pearl. It’s kind of high on upper reaches and then we had that weird situation when with a west wind and release a lot on galore and a marchment. I’m sure that’s probably change right now. Yet Dublin beat this week it was it was muddy earlier in the week but that’s not a bad thing on approach keeping my argument it’s anyway but. It set the trend continues it might follow about it that he beat this week. But right now if you you know there and you see my voice was absolutely no warning it’s from the protected by these popcorn and just drag the world what the rules mall innovate on the grass you know not up titled the bank the main town in the channel. So to be able bluebird late Tuesday. To get after the ship its look with small that the league on an intensive budget this is that a problem the grass protection for exit. And further up in the polls. That would clear the domino and they have hard you know rock and they got and I expressed that on Monday on the whole link that the Colonia. On the west side that there’s going to be. Pretty hot and the bat but you know there is Summers past its view that you don’t know prop. But it is normally keeps you think it would be to give this drains in now upon annually economies in March up in the would. Jeff this is a very popular time of the year for Brent fisherman what advice can you give him. Look on the ramp that you don’t care efficiently Japan to phone bill or somewhere there in the market you can convert him. That loaded the dough programs sometimes this time a year you can it’s great that that action now branded. I just stood tall order for him collar crime dates may be suspended plastic cup point that the mimic what looked around the you kind of brand I’m talking to my district well so pay attention he’s just a consent argued it will preempt school grounds. District that current look at vice. Brim beds on disposition program in good position fast. Jeff tournament what’s coming up. Chicago on May 23 blockers and at least pearl that the dollar entropy. And is that payable at the launch a new and advanced placement. Credit market she’s you know it is kind of the law so this could start to think there’s block on in areas like that out this round. Detroit area but some different areas that this split its good event to have easy could turn out good little player. I want to wish them luck Jeff thanks so much my friend efficient today. You know taken on bill. Are. Let them on the to follow that that doesn’t win season they do they do indeed and you know it has sufficient to the American point for the in other topics for next here go to. I haven’t talked to can be part Kovalev put together aren’t there yet so don’t go gitmo lessons the end. Alas Tommy was thought he might become the teacher seemed like he had it won recently yeah. Couple weeks and needed win and the last few weeks have been definitely and so it goes try to change that. Always. Nicer put up that weekend. Athletic and welcome back right after this get so caught it and I’ll report on out and try out down on impeachment does like the way. You Clark has the answer him back also lots excrement and about safe casting distances. Voting distances and courtesy on long. 87870s. And is your opinion will be right oh well so feel opened up a big fan and I can’t see it seems like we have a lot of respect in its courteous each week from export vehicles scuffle on the growth we talked captain now call them. And now he operates. Reels agreements dot com. The guy serves offshore shortened Darrell. First off Bob. Handled boats that come up too close to what you consider respectful. As they await them. Pop it. On a lot we know. Bought. It actually get in pro life. What would you did well because it being alert you about. It too late to get our. There well. That’s a big deal on the but I think it. That would be not be what I. Would think that is what. And you don’t have an accent asked permission you know as you approach him. You know in in most of the time they’ll take yet Taiwanese here and sometimes it might be a situation where you have to Ronald affairs. I could give couples Norman and I’ll tell you that though. A little bit of all communication goes along way and Darryl sounds like to eat up all the water out. Where are you mass. Well we’ve that we we opportunity that we just Wear out the beat. A and hopefully it dug it up pretty. Would it all multiple. A little. Bit bigger. And bought it you get back on. It pretty well. And yet but. We regret now. Might. Order and I’ll do. It look like. Trampled by an. Adult. I didn’t make it clear that it would. I can. Oh. Pick up. The court that an advocate. Well yeah to take advantage of this web page. Today no it’s Mother’s Day weekend it’s got to bring about belong to. Albany’s try to give out tickets it is owned company places doubt it was contacted the nation. I know you got to artists coming out of reds snapped what you got to work nine days of president federal waters though I’m sure that’s gonna book rather quickly and tell people how to find it. Republican who died on. Real agreement that now. Our victory. Three. 88. Usually we that we get all it looked like it tell them. Beautiful yet like all of that light by then they’ll win it should be beautiful on the beach and send me some pictures that you don’t mind. I. Well hopefully it’ll it’ll blow through a slow dial boy you know give him a friend was an addict. That is captain Darryl call but there reels agreements that. I’d budget a lot of information here 00 on this boating courtesy. This one says assuming. Again. Fifty yards coming in slow one of Owens says. Wanted to ask the gods if they think it’s OK to start throwing their fate at the boat when you think it’s too close of CNET done but I don’t recommend that because. So that might come back your way and we feel really stupid that he would. All right we come back we will continue this got a lot more text 8787. If you wanna send me one more efficient reports. People listeners and Alabama understand your upset some people called the Civil Disobedience. All of that ridiculous red snapper season we’ll talk about that also update you on the best. Of Louisiana outdoors contest and that body outdoors a small guy is a bad boy back with more on the outdoors wood down the game. And rocket into Florida the two of my Mother’s Day edition of the outdoor show went at you with us and a automatic pass some information along with the regard to our Alabama listeners though with the emirates now season they can be opening up this one season which extends nine nautical miles. On Friday may 26 come at a pretty soon. And will be open until July 30 cars. Of this year. Now the feds in you know we announced this last week announced that the federal waters for private recreational boat with a full 72 hour season that’s right June 1. June 3. And people along the Alabama coast salt what punishment on not happy orange beat city councilman Jeff Boyd is on this issue. He says some people call in the Civil Disobedience. And bought it should keep it snapped while the season is closed in protest. Now we hear from people like fishermen mark is Kennedy automobile. He says the he hopes that this three bases that motivate the wreck occasionally goes to get involved in the process. He’s frustrated he’s turned freshwater fish nets had recently been crop be patient on big creek lake there’s nothing we can keep from the gulf to eat. Have a policy that day when the federal government comes in tells this week he snapped a group or trigger fish in and Jack right when the fishing season traditionally. Starts. I don’t know that some of the other local communities. It snapped the original long an album calls the business and absolutely and have a negative impact of the economy’s. Is about the quotes loses an overabundance of red snapper from three miles 200. Which do have some deep drops in the bottom 100 feet of water will real big it’s now but we haven’t done that won it all well populated everything that aren’t bottom structure. Crawling out the of the fish and eminent negative impact on the reach this will be in. An abomination and upon a fisheries management is it’s now is tours. Ago. Hopefully this sumo legislation in the works plus. All right we also law a talking about voting courtesy. Or possibly law who report while the wave brought to each week ample outdoors and we thank them. Willingness to feel animals Russ tackle box. Rusty brought up it’ll voting courtesy. How far away is a safe distance he said he had a custom texas’ they have 300. All law that is in for Austin you can be cited. For arresting another punishment. So we opened that up and people texting in messages that bought Soyuz one it says. Any suggestions on how to make rate instruments slow down these young guys and at 50000 dollar tricked out. Votes fly by our camp hope dale canal. One yeah I’ll I’ll and they turn their head and look the other way we need cameras if there is such that they are canal between. In hope they’ll go in anonymous at lifts so they beat the crap bottom boats. Speak in about it finished parliament that human. Another says about voters have a little bit courtesy the issue and it just a little bit. Says if you creek in all my patients spot you can. New cast and crossed my line. I’ll give you the fictional but I’m leaving Ole. Allegation. As good if some Japanese over Coleman by you’d mention they got us on radio. And by you choose. Says Britain officials couldn’t buy UD got trial lay in the got lots of today’s stop by the way Thursday evenings of forest greens. On now punishment in a month. He just refused to use them by you’d mentions him Thursday. And they do it guy next to. Buy you cast. Like home some really nice spots. We got a text in them JT he’s from Okaloosa b.s in Canada. Excellent a lot of the charter only you’re on the late for each. When somebody gets too close to his vote yes they wanna finish in his life. Gate deal too much though this is beautifully I’ll come back next week she’ll invoke elusive. Linda coaches now are right she didn’t show was a while back about love she’s coming back almost show. Grand opening at dockside read this time and access anymore to be out there. By the by a combined effect is cooking while he’d call and Vigo Lott knows well. Field. See what else we got here okay. Chartered guides if you old. Shelby each. Well if you listen to rock beats both report. Shelby’s vision is alive and well on issues and yet the report. By coming back after this wouldn’t be talking to the march and by you cover boy. For the month of hey I’m talking about captain Mike Gallo back with his report that at this time out on the outdoorsman Don. It does not picked up this month’s edition of martian volume magazine. On the opposite view it issues that I hold in the hole it’s sky captain might vote culpable for martian you Agassi. Captain my accident it. Well. I. Beautiful vision and a good story want. They copy and read it like you’ve got the yeah I’ve talked about that is. What he considers safe distance. Asking this from another boat without India it. You can’t. Market greater you know. The hundreds of oh. Blink theory. Yeah and of course it always helps to approach you know on scroll ball or drift in the especially the vision that hurt me that they. You know it doesn’t do any good to stay safe distance away from a poignant in field. Wide open in June bull in Ankara yeah. In early Tuesday and. Their pleasure the bike and correct. Well my boy you fashion today it was. It is more. Like march trying to I was expecting at the moment were like Casper. And we’ve probably been a boon to western shoreline. Or what to believe. Are hard ball touch will work in which. Released. Blind to these unknown pants and maybe even down chipped that by Thomas. Stay out of this west wing and take advantage of that water all into all cherish those wedges in channels watcher portable. So has found its. Because some beautiful Trout all week long. And made it changed from day today when you have a lot. And the next day you’d mostly keepers. Are such a change to change they aren’t sure that the move raised Trotter in the spawning ritual summer not. But that changes from day to day caught a lot of its traditional by Ellen in bridge. That’ll be good very cute too today with this when and where you can get out of falling tide as well without. So there’s still some options in this way an epic about 10 o’clock we should die down so completely like Procter and there’s the producer. That’s where majority should come on this week. And which bridge that is another. Tressel outraged I’m in a way. Tressel first thing in the morning and it seems to be good until I start the diet and all the ball restless. And it will make a lot of noise and I’ll sort it will probably just almost have to answer that. A Buick and I’d change to move attrition to expect our arms to you are too important. Meaning if you can’t. Or might we got a one point two average time range in underneath that railroad bridge in a release that water can be rock general problem he brought a whole bottom out with a north wind. There’s a little. In the Hudson in in in power arms at that form off of that release or fuel between there and pearl river and beyond that point to a Mississippi might be good spot to work. I fusion. See the current law. And just back away from that to chance in match all current and let it should we along the bottom into the water not quite this guy. And you shall probably in the current lines. Are always look at the shore line. For reference to where casting. And you watch you line and crossed with the current in acute acumen certainly. Can’t back in our area are used in the distance the shoreline and as a reference to where he can’t back. In this primary. Plus Michael sevenths on with you today what she group. Aren’t there. Out of Baton Rouge base out some sort of the thing that takes plaque on auto. Market doctor. Still. In response we got five years to storm out. And I got another. Look more years and we look forward to another day in tired. Yeah probably got some very nice mild conditions that we in this like me now call for. I know you heads in Tennessee fisherman earlier in the week is a stop by lodge that was passed through and you want back when I asked the first number one I came back you party on but the Tennessee vehicle was they’ll they. We had a hand from tennis. We give one situation caught it ought to barked back a bridge. Sort of I am wearing a black what we’ve enhanced offer. And then yesterday we ended up canceling and they had to concede. Earlier in the week it’s a trip out on the exterior. A lot to barge where you aren’t that far what god meant saw. From demolished and quote about changing your scenery. Guitar deficient bridges in March. Like the older world out there should note shall wait RO. And you know that they’re not as bothered as much is that fresh water coming out of the Mississippi River and swing around back that way to woods. You know Breton and all that area there you far enough away where you got some good salty water even if the conditions aren’t good. Yep trying to insult people we’ve talked jellyfish and the law and Matt jump in here. So you’re in March all awards that were costing too. Right here like Bart train in bowl. It’s a little bit of harm it’s enjoyable exactly traditions and just want change as we possibly duplicate. Good looks like we got a good Osama commonly Mike in thanks as always we appreciate and it’s a LE dot com on — web site to visit slot that you. They’re simple 985781. 71 more. All right a friend thank you for report was weak are your opinion. All right coming back right after this quick break away those reports that you like to see some minefield drops to Orleans jumpstart wing Unita wherever you need like Tripoli on water. And it’s all problems of nine books oh coming back yet this is time for our strong girl or the report. And and they are back with that next right here on the outdoors did you radio. You might wanna be spoken to the south today with a north wind that back let’s talk the great debate you are a few reporters reports that brought week by the backpack. Locations that element gypsum ways and bad news out. Lafayette and they also sponsored the old days which we got one coming up Brandon I. Ordered it. I was gonna congratulate. One winning first place in the guy a kayak. Last week. But and I realized it was Brent Barton that 11 and Brandon are finished third always great to be a brand. Yeah my good friend Brandon Uga he replica of the cola. Are you go pick in the creek and out there you could glut here and you didn’t recognize they’ve got many years and he ya gotta Berkeley and get our last week you know but bear cat per annum. A couple of days compared really big Trout Robert hope they’ll well a bigger picture and. They get then secret order. Lots and Brandon if they have ahead. Man kayak tournament now partners. An epidemic locals that Brandon Brandon wood’s idea at the team you guys yeah yeah do. All right so hope Elway knows good spot meant to ask some bad news pull people out they listened to a Lake Charles Heatley now these few minutes. Yeah the the salinity chart I don’t even that is registered right now. It’s going to be tough to beat it’s you know there are. You know you can eke out two bridges to Oregon refuge. I mean you are probably gonna have to go to the beach there would be true rocker beach. Some time that we have a strong incumbent ties you in extra element. Out in late rightward competent at co anchor Lou. That are real big call for kayaker you basically epilogue to this should be. You. Ferried them here pal that I don’t know how would recommend it. I’ll join us again they cattle tournament Arnold today I think the unity. PowerPoint and yet they have a big tournament they’re for the that vehicle it. At the mixed bag. Eight or ma’am what to read three Trout. They advocate to really be emirates which of there. I’m expected to really be countered to BUH you know there. Our Trout reports there I think there’s a lot of trial system over there but it. Bigger Trout are going to be further down now. Just depends how much oh win against that got in the panel to spot. A way to get some of the bigger bridge. I think particularly good but you gotta watch out for the shrimp boats that are going to be in there. With opening trip season he would stay away from where their trip they’re gonna Muddy Waters open. Yeah are always a consideration limits Francies and opens up up Brendan we had a text early in the program wanted to know about homers island gold medal well. The north wind report we got them to our problems hide what was forecast but I think it is gonna slow down any good information on the Sonoma I’ll along the beach the trial. Yes a lot of attention really not travel would be. Today might be a good day. I don’t know how how much went going to be pushes. From the beach. And a lot of guys. It’s had been positioned all along the public access point in grand it’s Trout along rocks Albert’s he can paddle and from bridge side now. I’m not too bad the panel all go to body. You know it’s it’s pretty safe pastor crawl right there but it you never know it that the kind of went stacked in each other rapid manner. But you know the north where it should be pretty cone. Over there and bill passed. I know a lot of guts because it’s really beat Trout. Talent out there. Launch and that will be created at about a two. The ranges from. You know a year you’re sixteen inches so only a year. Six ounces. You know parties in interest. Produce in that certainly top water is so popular way to target them. And then another date that now bring to the beach is that pilgrims do you know cast far. And I hit a lot of big trauma. And Brendan numb. Is there a double date on alternate. Yep there is intimidated in Lafayette at the sugar milk on. That’s gonna be starting a new. And they’re gonna basically keep an open until the last perch and want to demand usually round or start. I shut it down so anywhere from 224. Over there should have been on that left yeah. Always a good deal to a try and ride before you buy. Our next week you’ve got a tournament come and apple well in the mobile bay where kayak fishing is really popular. Yeah yeah now is the portrait going down in the Arctic. There. Act that. And they’re gone there are at an annual outlook term outlook the first term and they’re. Back in the day and that other dolphin island and it’s a land ormat tournament. Go anywhere now panel waters and they they really have so much crowd in the Alabama water keeps coming back. And you know that some pretty close panel and you know to go along way. Not now it. I mean and it’s not too far. You know living veteran. You know it added. You know let’s go over some of the drop tomorrow dauphin island but so. They I don’t mind and there’s a lot of good good serenity that it meant the X rays are a matter. Of. I was over the last weekend alone that there are some really seafood restaurants along with. It. Oh yeah our. Poultry. President I know people they’re going to be son about the gonna wanna finish that way in the fund registration DiMAGE what’s the website. At. Think that in BK if fade out or work. Because my partner. And via PayPal. And you can electronically sign a waiver and everything’s so. Go check that out in the case they don’t work out upcoming events on by a cook at BP cage at the board. All good. I’ll start any taken a break today but I think it is. An area. Regular law aunt bee to honey do the Internet at a weakened so a lot of ground. Here. Our rented big it was a unit here. Rented video. To new report rental Villa with its next week will be right back with more patient reports. And a story of a swap person who has now become one of my bed all this out to his crimes and as possible time coming up next on the outdoors with Don W unit. You. I checked it out some of our calendar items got another boating safety class slide built the First United Methodist Church early history it’s going to be taken place at 8 o’clock next Saturday mornings a few days boating classy your own purposes because. Required because your age. Contact William 95. 28536. We also of the fifteenth annual Jefferson fish that rodeo and may nineteen when he first full blown rodeo. All the categories spear fishing family each festival that takes place. Special kick off party thinks that it is. If you wanna get all the details on a forty dollar to the adults and fifteen bells it’s coated Shia. Huge fest dot it’s yet. Is this that I’m probably coming up in the 7 o’clock I’ll talk a lot more about that Michael Williams. Which finished. They are going to be part of that and then I’ll also be on the road but right now we ought Boston’s second world local stations and you are. And where they are outdoors with Don did you view. Well Friday a week ago. That history channel’s swap people Carrick a 42 year old Roger rivers junior. A noble Louisiana was booked into this being Paris detention center. Rivers was charged with eighteen wildlife and fishery counts and two drug charges that included. Six counts of Salant alligators snap that turtle recounts of selling reptiles amphibians without the collect his license. Recounts have taken alligators no license. Two counts of daily to attack an alligator. Two counts of selling fish caught recreational. Two counts of marijuana possession account of selling alligator meat illegally and one count of selling you enemies like. Pretty brisk business. And who knows maybe if he’s convicted of these charges and new Korea may be in store. Not all Smart people. But on cops. Of 42 year old. Roger rivers Q of noble we Zeum are bad boy on the out. Yes you do anything you can get publicity some people’s theory. I wanna remind you if you need another reason nickel position Osama. About the start tournament kicks off moral bit weak and may 27 runs all the way to them before. Giveaway a total at least offer to give away over a million dollars in prizes and scholarships it’s 100 in one days of fishing all over the state Louisiana. Just need to be a cultural conservation association member and then Turkey should start ticket to win. And if you tuned in last week we talked the red treasure and they had double the number Britt finished this woman around not that tanks that in the and you pick up truck so. Most people have interviewed after they won. They’d never thought they apple would you probability that but it’s like almost getting insurance. If you got to be patient and salt water Louisiana. I strongly suggest getting used Arctic. I will be right back after this and talk to our plastic man captain Ryan Lambert in Venice report. Thanks for detects that a common annoyance room at 87870. Will do that too before we wrap up here on the outdoors with Don that the radio network and we call in the plastic man because that is aversion to Sharon not in each of but to use them for it’s plastic I’m talking about captain rile evident cajun fishing adventures in bureaus Louisiana and run we had a little discussion this morning among listeners in the guy. Well Bob bolting courtesy what does that say this to stay away from mobile. Arm. Mean you know it but it depend on I’ll young and would you go. On the well and you know on the map. But you know what it apart. And post your okay which. Oh well as it chases it. With you that. Core with. It problem. You know can you would think that the look at mediated geared to girls. In you know in some cases it is disrespect that other cases ethnic dispute he does. It. Yeah category or at a Eddie structure a community Cole then people pull up right side but still Beckett should you’d UK. You know that that layer by on the stage and hopefully you you go in the world and met the biggest bank. Don’t go in with you pick in the big motor yacht he did go out a grip and owed it to troll. Coming in slow. And get within you know Leo kisses not quite yet another outcast and should be would become. Ride in the or vote would be boat around and you know you can actually get to. You know when you see it Gosling as an anchor overs income monopoly you look at that I met her yet. We you even worse I’ve cried. Be courteous to other people you know it’s everybody wants to get issued maybe you’d lack of birds at the end of this. Gold gold that you know up and up and encrypt and the entry you get to where it says. As quote from now you know what I do. Act coaching incurred when they start coming toward me I struggled toward them. I could McLemore got exploited right or and that way when they did the company does is still locked down have been well backed up bitch. Tech keeps them occupational I’ll heard a little bit as the keep your keeps them disparate. You know not shortly baloney look at government and you know and just not shall Utley to give myself some extra just soaks. But hopefully you know you know popular but that nest and the education that we get lucky today because we got enough west in this. This kind of let go less we it would it is besides still and do well yes but you know win the boys crushed finished they had a great date. Blowing like it looked so today even it that should be Betty what the thirteenth beat. We still kept it close at river because you have good lord you to go when all in the same way you know a bit below the same way. We give you a we clean water knows there’s you gravitate to. You know I’m mad in the bay. In everything goes into the clean water fish right behind it so they caught ballistic go Trout they got to read it was. With a great day well look like you vote. And no. Brian is it as many foul red fish and it mostly comes straight on Trout a catch in a trial person and don’t but risk. That the Kringle with the customers want like a bankrupted. Them in the drought in literate yes. So and a couple black drum machine had grown in little extra but. A lot of it ultimately cut guy they wanted. Read this Sochi at eighteen goals and it ought keep it. He did this awhile and then he went out caught in the middle reading element of the good point should in and it would limit but the quality team bulls and trot. They were so they were really happy it’s kind of like I don’t like that went. They’re about what will they get one. It nobody wants to bring them home and take a picture let them go and us Aaliyah I mean it’s as active great sport this year they will buy anything bad at the bike it’s going to be. Chad they outlawed Betty. Crank baited that matter you can catch a red fish on it in. You know would like to do this do you want site issue one Cutler bishop I don’t I don’t really. Think that people should. Used trouble looks alone bull reds because it is sort UT or the old sickly brown red beach union to be get it. So you’ve got six and I hooked up around and you that Hillary you can’t aggregate cook the Manning. Or. 8%. They did they just too strong you need you to control. The note how can anybody or survive which architect as strong this ensure get them here let’s get away now taking be watching. Whereas there’s a problem. Yeah on that serves anyway we got him on my husband they they got a Sony out of there and you could you brought Ryan house. Last week in a moment they got. They are important and delicate girl. Those two cup it’s a Ahmad analyst and lose late season that you could lose it Donald. Let’s start with the that you video right currently the most bit about bill fortieth so makes it squeal like that school. He was good. It is. Well in ran him back into law. I was in music videos that. He would. I mean mail we agree the all seen some optional. Duke Ku. To the right call on the web site well it’ll. Big decrease increase it to back in the year retreat. Making the call at 54559. 111 be aptly. Writes for intimacy next week are. Ryland recalling plastic may well be right back with that wrapped up with a shall come upon moral right after this time modeled outdoors on the radio. I taken a look at our text message board pretty active it’s more so it’s a done who’s responsible in French hands at the public launches. Man check out this monstrous distilling now but few miles south the dock landing square anyway thanks that keeps him keep locked in India I was so it’s. The O Waste Management Timo of that trash collection. Agencies or companies is that as a contract was Saint John now whether it’s a breakdown on the company’s part. Paris is part and force them I’ll start to notify them. It’s. It’s great to have it scans it and that youthful and people keep on in there and is another text reports of crippled yet Null and I have been checked and not so far. We’ve been cool water temperature in a lot of fresh water movement from west to east bottom suspecting them change. In the next few weeks here’s one that says I’ve read about the ban in the program trap round traps the musicals restoration. Seasonal traps collects and it’s they’ll ask from them which. Well the danger about use in an abandoned crab trap. For coastal restoration would be if there’s any way that crabs and fish. Birds and mammals in it in. But it’s those the reason why they remove those. Apps that come cycle. Once species its in house. From fish goes in the program and now you guys grad school in the eat the fish or go in some arms otters marine mammals. Have been found them in ages keep on killing. They were closed off completely. They collects and it’s on our wrestled. I don’t think that is they start to deteriorate it’s going to be opening. Really would be much more trouble with but. I want remind you also you’ve only got ten days left to vote for the best we awards nominees. The voting will end. On the twenty war league that is in the you can be eligible number of giveaways one going on right now we’ve been patient with two. Also stated that beautiful Cyprus then. Wanna cast you vote check it all about who’s been nominated. Best of L two wars dot com. The third year in the last year and he doubled to 7000 votes in thinking make double platinum issues. Well participated in and bring some recognition. The businesses the products and services. In people that. Aren’t. Winsome. I wanna remind you coming up June 2 it or not. The whole album fishing rodeo. Scheduled Friday June 2 in Saturday that are. It’s Shelby shell on Friday as Leo weigh in there on Friday evening and then it moves over to campus an avenue Metairie on Saturday. I’ve been serving as witnessed that the years maybe you know I’ll be back again look forward to it. On the cheerleaders will be out there and do it they sprain but he did it live music it brings me. Alive he spews way. It’s great little that’s on avenue Metairie Broadway wins the may want with that meeting. And now be that each speak it won’t come out and rodeo it’s up the old fishing poles or lines. Be viewed at the time. 7 o’clock on me. At the Wednesday the issue. Oh. Idol programming notes on next week are we gonna be on location have outdoor rhino Linda coaches and everybody loved Linda she was withers a few weeks ago. She’s coming back in fact she’s got him pretty busy summer she’s going to be some broadcast that some the other rodeos. Also live from law cajun invasion in Alaska. So you might want to admit that serious its dock side a reunion vocal lose weight and those of you blow from the boggled scenario no it used to be lot in science automobile and truck deal you. And Chad at Cox the new law is them converted. It is moving his ski uterine in a boat deal to ship which is already established a dockside marine. He’s moving it over to this new location he’s also putting innate hunting and fishing department. Ott took the tour he’s got a great service department over there we gonna have wraps. Jim Henderson is saints radio announcer for the saints radio networks going to be there along with chef salad the stop they going to be judging me. While game cook off the fact check out our website on the out those guys that can’t. If a single hole stopped alligator roasted. There might be one of those they act camp promised that might be. We also got a real nice picture of lending you can not check when the outcome cius and give us a call and text as well were on the air but come about it too because you know a lot of prizes the registered point giveaway out there we have a lot of fun. And it all gets started at 5 AM next Saturday morning. 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May 10th, 2017

15 Marvel Villains CRAZIER Than The Joker – CBR (blog)

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Even though the Joker is pretty much thought of as the epitome of insanity, hes arguably not the craziest villain in town. His many infamous acts include things like crippling Barbara Gordon, killing Jason Todd, and having his own face cut off. Thats not even the worst of the stuff that he has done either. So where could you find villains worse than that?

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We can find the answer to that question just using the characters of Marvel, actually. Within DC there might be a few obvious candidates that could outdo the Joker, likes maybe Darkseid just to mention one of the major names, but Marvel is less known for its psychopaths. Dont worry, though, weve searched around and found some worthy candidates from the rival brand to prove DC has some competition even for their most iconic villain. The locks are coming off the padded cells, because these are 15 Marvel Villains Crazier Than The Joker.

Its a pretty common idea to hear tossed around that some insane people are really just so intelligent that they view the world in terms that appear insane to regular people. People say this about the Joker a lot, but it kind of gets negated by the fact that the Joker never really helps anyone. Someone like Doctor Doom, on the other hand, is unquestionably a villain, but hes not some rabid animal either. He talks about wanting to rule the world, and from the small pieces weve seen of his control, it might not be all bad.

Doom rules over the country of Latveria and keeps its denizens under his oppression, but its not as if he makes them live in constant agony either. Doom takes cares of subjects who are loyal to him, keeping them fed, clothed, and sheltered. Thats a lot more care than most villains show for their subjects. So, is Doom actually so smart in regards to whats best for the world that people just cant comprehend the brilliance of his plans or is he just nuttier than squirrel poop? You decide!

People might initially just think of Mister Sinister for his connection to Apocalypse, but Sinister is worse in some ways. At least with Apocalypse he was pretty much groomed for godhood his entire life, so you cant really blame him for wanting to be viewed as a god. Sinisters path towards depravity was much more deliberate and voluntary on his part. Before he gained his iconic appearance he was a brilliant scientist, but believed that society accepting its own mutation was the correct path forward.

While he was still a human and trying to balance his work with starting a family, Sinisters first child died. Totally undeterred, Sinister dug up his kids body and began experimenting on it to continue his work. It led to Sinisters own wife rejecting him with her dying words, labeling him something totally sinister and giving him the name he would dub himself as going forward. He fully accepted his monstrous side, willingly sacrificing everything and embracing his own mutation.

The Joker is pretty unpredictable in his schemes, but being unpredictable alone doesnt always make for the craziest villains. Red Skull is more blatant in his evil, but also arguably even crazier. The Red Skulls parents died when he was young, but he didnt turn into the stereotypical charming orphan asking for an extra bowl of food. Instead, his lack of supervision turned him down a dark path where he was left looking for a role model. And it just so happened the person he settled on for that role was Adolf Hitler.

Even the Joker has never been crazy enough to look up to the Nazis, but Red Skull took things even further by aiming to surpass the work of historys most vile group of people. Eventually even Hitler found the Red Skull unstable, whichshould tell you all you need to know, really. What makes it worse is that the Red Skulls terrorist group has also proven to be one of the comic worlds most enduring threats.

Mojos physical body is too weak to create the chaos he desires to see in the world, but that doesnt stop him from stirring up trouble. The Joker is a hands-on kind of guy, but Mojo figures if he cant do it himself, he can at least enjoy the mayhem caused by others. So like a demented TV producer, Mojo is looking for the most interesting characters to broadcast throughout his Mojoverse for the carnage they cause.

Basically Mojo would fit right in with the people who run The Hunger Games. He believes people enjoy seeing violence and that it can be marketed as entertainment. And while there is certainly an argument for that, not many comic book characters base their careers on creating such a world. But Mojo really has created his own, literally, in Mojo World, and hes always looking for the latest train wreck to be a ratings sensation for his viewers.

Venom may have originated as just an antithesis to Spider-Man, but he has grown into far more than just an evil web slinger. Even in just the early days Venom was already pretty crazy since he had the whole split personality thing going on. Eddie Brock having to fight for control against the personality of the symbiote is something that always has him in two minds. Eddie reconciles this by referring to himself in the plural, seemingly accepting his duality.

Its hard not to think of the symbiote as being the dominant personality, though. As Venom, Eddie has not only hurt people but outright murdered folks, and even committed several acts of cannibalism. Plus, his symbiote suit has spawned children and put Venom at the head of an incredibly twisted and unhealthy family.

It caused quite a stir in the comic book world years back when the Joker had the Dollmaker remove his iconically-smilingface, and the clown subsequently returned wearing his own face as a mask in Death of the Family. In the eyes of a lot of fans, this act took the Joker`s insanity to a whole new level. How insane did somebody have to be to willingly have their own face cut off? Well, if thats the measuring stick for crazy, thenthe Skinless Man has the Joker beat to hell.

As his name implies, the Skinless Man is a mutant with all of his skin removed. Admittedly, he didnt ask for this to happen, but he hasnt let the change get him down too much either. In fact, it brought out a whole new sadistic side in him since he got revenge by removing body parts from other people, including his rivals face. Even more disconcerting is that the Skinless Man has trained his muscles to be able to stretch and become like extra appendages to him. The Joker just removed his own face for the shock factor, but the Skinless Man actually flourished from losing his flesh.

Madcap is like a mixture of the powers of several different characters, and it makes for a pretty unnerving villain. Just like the Jokers origin story is sometimes that he was transformed after being exposed to chemicals, Madcap was also changed in a chemical accident that simultaneously killed his family. The deaths of his loved ones drove him mad and made him suicidal, but the chemicals gave him healing abilities somewhat like Wolverines.

As if a regenerating psychopath isnt bad enough, Madcap also has the power to make those around him go mad as well. It also doesnt help thatMadcap is so far beyond reason that he cannot feel guilt for the violence he inflicts. Ghost Rider once used the Penance Stare on Madcap to make the villain feel the pain of all his victims. Madcap just enjoyed it, though, and wanted to feel it again. How do you top that?

You can say one thing about the Joker, at least when he found his new persona he remained loyal to it. There is still no certainty as to who the Joker actually was before his skin got bleached and his mind was taken from him in an accident. Norman Osborn, on the other hand,chose to embrace hismonstrous persona when he becamethe Green Goblin, using it to terrorize New York. The even scarier thing is that he can just completely turn it off to be plain old Norman Osborn when it suits him.

Mentally unhinged villains have a way of becoming enduring, so it is no surprise that the Green Goblin has become Spider-Mans arch-nemesis. Norman is responsible not only for the infamous death of Gwen Stacy, but also for basically making insanity a hereditary trait after his son Harry took up the role of the Green Goblin too. The Joker is scary, but at least his insanity is plain for everyone to see. Norman might be worse since he can blend in with every day people, while at the same time, have powers wellbeyond the ken of mortal men.

The Joker has risen above his status as a normal man several times thanks to gaining new powers, but never to the extent that Jean Grey has. If you want to talk about someone going crazy, its hard to top a characters mind being taken over by a cosmic force that makes them extremely powerful and extremely willing to harm galaxies fullofpeople. Even Jeans fellow X-Men were not safe from her wrath when she assumed the form of the Dark Phoenix.

The Dark Phoenixs powers were so strong she could use just her mind to drive someone who challenged her insane. Other races throughout the galaxy recognized the threat that the Dark Phoenix posed and joined together to try and neutralize her. The resistance against Jean in this new form was so convinced of the danger that she posed that they were willing to destroy the solar system if need be to stop her. But when the Dark Phoenix had proven that she had the power to cause a supernova and wipe out all life on a planet in the process, its hard to critique such a response from the universes denizens.

Heath Ledgers Joker famously said in The Dark Knight that if youre good at something, never do it for free. And fittingly enough, he was talking about the act of killing in that quote. So that iteration of the Joker seems like he would certainly be able to appreciate someone like Bullseye, a Marvel villain who loves straight up murdering people, so he made a profession of it. But even the Joker was not quite as ambitious as Bullseye has become over time.

Bullseye is great at killing folksand he knows it. But hes also not stupid enough to do it for free since even supervillains have bills to pay. So, instead, he became an assassin for hire. And hes definitely worth the money. As his name suggests, when Bullseye picks a target, he doesnt often miss. It has turned him into one of Daredevils deadliest and most enduring villains.

The Joker loves his pranks and could only dream of having the amount of influence over the world that Loki does. Lokis mischief is not confined to just one city, and he arguably loves creating havoc even more than the Joker does. Admittedly, the Joker has shown the kinds of havoc he would create if he was an emperor in the world, but Loki has access to that kind of power nonstop.

Loki can hypnotize others to work for his cause, he can transform his body to disguise himself or fool people, and he has magic abilitiesthat can rival some of Marvels physically mightiest heroes. The Joker is often called the Clown Prince of crime due to his mischievous nature. Loki is the trickster god, though, and its hard to outrank a god. Anyone can be a mortal man like the Joker who is devoted to causing anarchy, but gods never go away, so Lokis maddening plans will never be gone from the world.

Arcade seems like the Marvel equivalent of what would happen if the Joker retained all of his insanity, but also had the wealth of Bruce Wayne. Were used to hearing about altruistic billionaires who go on to become heroes like Wayne or Tony Stark, but sometimes money really does just corrupt. Thats definitely the case for Arcade who simply enjoys killing people, and chooses to use his fortune to manufacture increasingly elaborate ways to torture his victims.

Arcade fittingly calls his little worlds of traps Murderland, and he basically operates it like Jigsaw from the Saw films used his traps. They would be cruel and sometimes seemingly impossible to get out of, but Arcade enjoys leaving an escape for his victims. Apparently watching his victims retain enough hope to try and get free amuses Arcade.The Joker does love an overly-complex plan, and has used fun houses in his traps, but Arcade dedicates himself to the cause just that much more.

The Purple Man, or Kilgrave as he became known courtesy of Netflixs Jessica Jones TV series, is the kind of villain who can put the Joker to shame. Everyone remembers the Joker for mentally breaking Harley Quinn and turning her into one of his most devoted followers. But the Purple Man is known for being able to mentally dominate anyone thanks to pheromones that givehim the ability to control people. Thats the kind of power the Joker could only wish for.

We have seen what kind of depraved behavior the Purple Man has utilized his power for, even enslaving Jessica Jones for a huge amount of time with no other heroes being the wiser. And in the TV series he turned two former lovers against each other and driving them to try and kill one another. The Purple Man is scary because he doesnt take control by corrupting people. He forces their bodies to act outside of their own volition, leaving their minds trapped to witness the horrible things they are doing.

Even if you couldnt predict many of the names we would pick for this list, most of you no doubt saw Carnage coming. How could he not be included in a topic like this? Hes just as insane (if not more so) as the Joker, except his symbiote suit gives him built-in methods to be as brutal as possible about it. The Joker usually doesnt stand a chance with his bare hands and instead needs his toys to cause destruction. Carnage can just turn his own two hands into weapons at a whim.

Carnages ties to Venom give him an especially demented origin since, in a way, Eddie Brock is like Cletus dad. Carnage even created his own version of the Manson family in the Maximum Carnage storyline, leading to the group going on a killing spree in New York while simultaneously driving the rest of the city insane. Even the Joker has a tough time competing with that.

Thanos might not initially seem like someone who is more insane than the Joker, but the Mad Titanundoubtedly has a lot more power than the Joker will ever have. Thanos is practically a god, so when he snaps, he has the potential to do tons of damage to everything around him, especially if he has the Infinity Gauntlet in his grip. The Joker is able to rampage through Gotham, but on a global scale he is seldom ever dangerous enough to cause a threat to the entire Earth.

Thanos on the other hand? The guy was in love with lady Death, so to try and impress her, Thanos literally destroyed half of the lives in the known universe. He figured what better way to get Deaths notice than to kill on an unprecedented level. Not only is that a screwed up view of romance to begin with, but the fact that Thanos is powerful enough to go through with it definitely makes his craziness scarier than the Jokers.

Is there anyone else from Marvel that you think can out-crazy the Joker? Tell us what Marvel villains you think have outdone DCs clown.

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