Hello to all those faithfully reading and hopefully enjoying this effort to make even the worst horror movie more watcha... aw, screw that - I'm not that good. If a movie makes you cringe because yet another batch of unlikable teens that are pushing 30 are inching toward their deaths, having a party no one does anywhere ever, a paranormal movie is boring you to tears with unending pans of empty rooms, or thanks to CGI technology when people finally bite it, their blood squirts everywhere except on the victim, the ground, the people next to them... you're in good company and this is the right place for you.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Letting Kids With Disabilities 'Walk' With Their Parents

Total credit goes to The Huffington Post's article of 3/25/14 for this great piece of good news for kids and parents alike.

This Mom's Invention Does More Than Help Kids 
With Disabilities Walk. It Lets Their Spirits Soar.

A mother who invented a device to help her child walk is sharing her innovation on a grand scale -- by putting her creation on the market. The Firefly Upsee will be available for sale on April 7, a service rep for the manufacturer, Leckey, told The Huffington Post Tuesday.

Debby Elnatan said the strain of walking her son, Rotem, who has cerebral palsy, inspired her to design a harness that could enhance his mobility.

"Out of my pain and desperation came the idea for the Upsee and I'm delighted to see it come to fruition," the Israeli mother said in a press release.

As seen in the video above, the nearly $500 device works somewhat on the principle of how parents often teach children to dance. But instead of young ones placing their feet on top of someone's shoes, the Upsee places kids' feet beside the grown-ups' feet with specially designed sandals. The children stand facing forward and move as the grown-ups move.

"It allows us to do so many things and go so many places that we couldn't before," said Stacy Warden of Colorado, whose 5-year-old son, Noah, also has cerebral palsy.

Warden told ABC News that the Upsee has paid emotional dividends as well.

"He laughs and giggles, something he doesn't do with other walking devices, which he sees as work," Warden told the network.

Maura McCrystal, from Draperstown, Northern Ireland, explained that the Upsee enabled her son Jack to play soccer for the first time with his father and brothers.

"To see Jack playing like any other 5 year old boy made me very emotional," she said in the release.

The Leckey rep told HuffPost that the company has been "inundated" with inquiries.