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July 2012 Newsletter


While I can't give details (yet) the MEG movie took a big step forward last month.  While things may appear quiet, some very talented and dedicated people are working very hard to make MEG  (and THE LOCH) huge event films.  MORE IMPORTANT there is something you need to see that could save you or a loved one.


Last month saw the launch of www.ZapCancer.org , a website that details a human clinical trial taking place as you read this in Boynton Beach, Florida that appears to be a CURE FOR SOLID TUMOR CANCERS including pancreatic, lung, breast, stomach...and the melanoma that took my father's life last year. WATCH THE VIDEO! Clinical trials cost money. Last month I asked each of my readers to donate ten dollars. Many did, and a few went above and beyond. Please take a moment and visit www.ZapCancer.org then send the link to everyone in your address book, asking them to do the same.

Many thanks,

--Steve Alten

Will there be a DOMAIN movie before December 2012?
Domain By Steve Alten  
Three years ago I optioned the DOMAIN dramatic rights to 11 11 Films. A few weeks ago they sent me a script that was very impressive, along with some computer generated images that blew me away. According to their lead producer, they'd film in June and release in November (English, no subtitles). Fingers crossed, we should know something in August.
Next Alten release...
PHOBOS by Steve Alten  
This fall will see the release of PHOBOS: MAYAN FEAR in mass market paperback (just in time for the December 21st Mayan doomsday prophecy, then (assuming we survive) my next new novel will be THE OMEGA PROJECT.

Planet of the Apes meets Castaway as a scientist, on a 30-day mission, is cryogenically frozen in a habitat submerged beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet and awakens...12 million years later.

Pub date:
To be announced in August.
And now for something completely different - SKY JUNKIES!
Last year, producer Kreg Lauterbach and I shot a sizzle reel for a new TV series we're pitching to several interested networks about a crazy death-defying collection of people who live to jump out of planes. As a special treat to my newsletter subscribers - here's the debut of the SKY JUNKIES preview!
Sky Junkies - Addicted to Sky Diving
Living Tips - Is your body equipped to prevent cancer?
Granulocytes are the cancer killing (and protective) agents found in white blood cells. Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj, the oncologist/hemotologist in-charge of the human trials at ZapCancer.org has developed a means to check the potency levels of granulocytes in the body - as well as ways to increase their strength. For more information call 561-752-5522.
Zap Caner Website 
Just when you thought you've seen it all...
Patience is a virtue... and could save your life. Stupid is forever. Guy patienly waits for elevator and gets on said elevator..flv
Joke of the Month: 
HD Owner Joke 
The inventor of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven.

At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, 'Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is that you can hang out with anyone you want to in heaven.' Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, 'I want to hang out with God.'

St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room, and introduced him to God. God recognized Arthur and commented, 'Okay, so you were the one who invented the Harley-Davidson motorcycle?'
Arthur said, 'Yeah, that's me...' God commented: 'Well, what's the big deal in inventing something that's pretty unstable, makes noise and pollution and can't run without a road?' Arthur was a bit embarrassed, but finally spoke, 'Excuse me, but aren't you the inventor of woman?' God said, 'Ah, yes.' 'Well,' said Arthur, 'professional to professional, you have some major design flaws in your invention!
For example,
1. There's too much inconsistency in the front-end suspension
2. It chatters constantly at high speeds.
3. Most rear ends are too soft and wobble about too much.
4. The intake is placed way too close to the exhaust.
5. The maintenance costs are outrageous!

'Hmm, you may have some good points there,' replied God, 'hold on.' God went to his Celestial supercomputer, typed in a few words and waited for the results. The computer printed out a slip of paper and God read it. 'Well, it may be true that my invention is flawed,' God said to Arthur, 'but according to these numbers, more men are riding my invention than yours'.
Recipe of the Month: World's best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:1 cup (2 sticks) butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla, 1.5 cups white flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 cups oatmeal, 1.5-2 cups chocolate chips.

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix sugars and butter together. You want the butter to be soft. I usually take it out of the fridge a few hours before I start making my cookies. You can microwave the butter but it just doesn't work out as well. Add eggs + vanilla, mix. Mix in Flour, Salt and Baking Soda, Mix in the oatmeal. Stir in some semi-sweet chocolate chips I recommend between 1.5 - 2 cups. Mini chocolate chips work well too. The finished dough won't look like your typical non-oatmeal dough since there's less flour in it. That's fine and expected..I recommend 3 sheets of 12 cookies each, cooked one sheet at a time.


Depending on your oven and cookie size each batch should take about 10-15 minutes. I average about 12 minutes per cookie sheet. Here's the most important part of this recipe and where I usually lose people. You have to take them out before they look totally done. People who haven't tried my cookies fight me on this, but trust me, you absolutely need to take them out earlier than you would expect. Judging exactly when is a skill but I'd recommend taking them out when you feel they could use another 3-4 minutes.

*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at [email protected] Put RECIPE in the subject line.

Stay well, stay safe... and know this author really appreciates you. 


 -Steve Alten, Ed.D.