Very Helpful Silencer Instructions

Let’s start with a legal disclaimer. You should never try or test this, ever.  Not until the zombies are stumbling around and you need to escape from your families hardware store and need to kill a few walkers very silently.

So again, don’t try this, it’s illegal.

Now on to regular business. How awesome is this guy? I’m not sure how long the baffles last in this type of unit, but you would surely be better off with it than without it if you needed to escape down a walker infested street.

Social Security & Entitlements

You F’ing b*astards.

Tell me why SSI caps at slightly over a 100K of income? So that millionaires and billionaires don’t have to pay on the majority of thier income.

Flip it, don’t start paying into SSI until you make 50 or 100K.

It’s not insolvent, its not fair the way its structured. The rich get richer, and the poor get blamed for the bit of help they get.

Its just wrong.

TWD – What Do You Do With Carol?

So what do you do with Carol?

Where Dave & Karen close to death? Was she afraid that they were going to turn and hurt people?

Does it matter how close they were, if they were still alive? (Which I would argue they were based on the blood trail – dead bodies don’t bleed so much, there was still some blood pumping through those bodies)

So if you were on the council what would you argue? Put her out? Put her to death? Bury the problem?

My fear is that once she has gone this far, how far will she go next time? If Judith gets the sniffles will that warrant a drowning in a bucket? I think you don’t have much choice, you have to isolate her, which means feeding or watching her, or killing her. I wouldn’t put her out, she might end up sniping at you or bringing a horde back down on you sometime in the future.

That leaves very little left other than a quick and painless death. A round to the base of her skull and life goes on.


The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)

The Return Of The Living Dead (5 Out of 5 Graves & A Six Pack)

So this is an oldie but a goodie. The Return Of The Living Dead is an over the top 80’s flick trying to cash in on the undead craze. I’m really not sure if was meant to be as comedic as it is, or if just got funnier as it got older, but it is well worth watching. The punk outfits and amazingly good/bad special effects will make it hard for you not to cringe and and laugh at the same time.

Things I loved…

  • The anatomy dog barking sadly. It was sick, but it made me laugh.
  • The over the top 80’s punk rockers.
  • Dead people are banging on your freezer door and your afraid of calling for help because you might loose your job? (I love movie logic)
  • “Be a man Frank, Be a Man!” (What’s the most unreasonable thing your boss ever asked you to do?)
  • It just keeps getting funnier and funnier.

Things that I didn’t like so much…

  • How did I forget about this awesome movie?

Any Argument Too Far

Slavery – If the citizens want that, I’d vote for it. Because that is a Republic.

I disagree. If the citizens vote to crucify bums, would you vote for that? No matter what else happens, you have an obligation not just to follow your voters blindly, but to help guide them and steer them, and at time, not obey blindly.

There is still right and wrong. There is still morality. Is it moral to take food away from poor children because the ultra rich want another tax break? We are the richest nation in the world, but the problem is that most of that wealth has become ultra concentrated at the top.

Those people at the top get huge benefits from the system. They use our roads to ship their products. Our police and military protect their wealth. If I get a home security system for my 500 foot house I pay less than if I have a 30,000 foot mansion. I pay more because I get more. The ultra wealthy argue the opposite. They get to pay 15% on capital gains. That is immoral. You want to improve the economy?  Swap the tax system. Have everyone pay 15% up to they make 100K and then everyone pays 38% after that.

Our deficit is gone and the working class gets a huge tax cut.

“The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.”
-Robert Anthony

The Walking Dead (Season 4, Episode 3)

Episode  3,  Isolation


Season 4 Is Here!!!

Isolation starts off pretty much were episode 2 left off. There are two huge blood trails and the smoking remnants of two bodies. Rick and Daryl try to reason with a very angry Tyreese and Rick ends up losing his cool and almost beating him to death.

The council meets and Hershel tells them that there might be one place where there are still meds at a nearby veterinary school. While Michonne and Daryl get ready to roll out in search of meds the rest of the survivors are torn apart by the need to put people in isolation while the unknown killer/burner is still on the loose.

In the midst of all of this Hershel decides he has to go out in the woods to pick some unknown herbs which turn out to be a folk remedy for fevers.

Daryl recruits Tyreese to go on the medication run but back in the prison Carol is trying to fix their water shortage. She is outside the fence, trying to get the pipes unclogged when a horde starts to approach. Rick just barely saves her before she gets in real trouble.

On the medicine run we see an awesome horde, one of the largest ever, and the team looses their ride when the drive wheels get stuck with walkers.The team runs for it, but Tyreese freezes, stuck in the car. When he does get free he stands in the midst of the walkers, swinging his hammer madly. Is this a sign of madness caused by guilt? Was he the one who dragged Karen out and burned her? Was he behind it the whole time?

Amazingly, Tyreese survives.

Back in the prison, my mind is blown when we find out who killed Karen and David. Carol has apparently crossed over to psycho? After Rick finds a handprint he somehow figures out that Carol might be the one. When confronted she admits to it without hesitation.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Hershel’s calm and thoughtful demeanor when he’s talking to Rick. He’s taken over Dale’s place as the conscience of the group.
  • The sick ward was awesomely gruesome and scary.
  • Hershel wanting to go on the medication run. Daryl tells Hershel that its always ends up the same. Sooner or later we run. Hershel’s reply = I’ll draw you a map.
  • Mossy tree walker. Amazing special effects.
  • Hershel wanting to go into the quarantine zone to try and save people, but especially because Glenn is in there and he knows how badly Maggie would be hurt if anything happened to Glenn.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Oh crap, Glenn is getting sick. Glenn can’t die!!!
  • Carl agreeing to go with Hershel outside the prison, and then walking toward the sound of walkers.
  • What the hell is Carol thinking? You don’t go outside the fence unless you have cover from the tower and others with weapons. It doesn’t make sense to put everyone at risk the way she did.
  • Dammit Hershel, wear a face shield.

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