The 25 Days of Undead Christmas – Day 3

For the third of my 25 Undead Christmas presents I want a pair of Walther P99s in .40 Caliber and a double shoulder rig.

When your walking down the street, salvaging what you can scrounge from nearby houses and cars, and you don’t notice the shambling horde approaching until its too late your going to need to punch a hole through them and escape.  You need the reliability the Walther P99 provides as well as the acurracy and stopping power the .40 caliber round will give you. 

Don’t risk your life on your weapon jamming or running out or rounds.  Its a little extra weight, but the trade off in having a back up is worth it. 


The 25 Days of Undead Christmas – Day 2

For the second of my 25 Undead Christmas presents I want a Scorpion EXO motorcycle jacket.

Its lightweight, strong enough to protect your skin if you lay down a bike at a hundred miles an hour, and has a removable thermal liner for when your hacking apart the undead in the warm summer months.

Think of this jacket as a free get out of jail card for that careless moment when one of the undead latches onto your forearm with its teeth.  You might be bruised, but this jacket is going to make sure you can walk away after you take its head off – versus shuffling away a lifeless, hungry corpse. 



The 25 Days of Undead Christmas – Day 1

For the first of my 25 Undead Christmas presents I want an MSA Millennium CBRN Gas Mask.

It provides excellent visibility with a wide field of view so nothing can sneak up on you while providing the protection your eyes, mouth, and nose need to keep blood and other bio-hazard materials from splashing into your vulnerable mucus membranes.

It’s pointless to live through the apocalypse just to turn undead when your fighting your way to the pub with a baseball bat because of some brains that got splattered about. 

Plan ahead, ask Santa for the Millennium CBRN Gas Mask.


November 2010 Stats

So we have completed our first full month on the new website and blog.  Overall, I was very pleased with the response.

Total Monthly Hits: 10,833

I  didn’t implement tracking by page until basically last week, so the numbers by page do not add up to the total hits.

Blog Hits: 2,069

The Red and the Gray: 1,157

Landing Page: 769

Reviews: 249

San Francisco, California – Volume 1.3

Gina turned the faucet on quickly. A slight, dry, cough of air came out, then nothing. She looked around the kitchen at the containers. Every bottle, vase, tub, bowl, cup she had unpacked were filled with water.

“Ok, all the containers in the fridge are filled, everything out here is filled, the tub is most of the way filled. I have 3 cases of bottled water in the pantry. What am i forgetting? I could-”

Something thumped softly against her apartment door. She had made the mistake of looking through the now taped over peephole the first night, she wouldn’t repeat that. Seeing the distorted peep hole version of her new neighbors devouring what looked like pieces of the night doorman wasn’t something she needed to see an encore of.

Take the big promotion in San Fran her sister had said. It will be good for you to get away from New York, Kris, her best friend had said. So she had taken it.

Moved 3 days before the Apocalypse. Great timing. Guess i dont have to worry about starting the new job. Ha. Silver-lining in everything. Dont mind that everyone you know or love is probably dead. Oh not again

She sobbed quietly for a few minutes and wiped her eyes with the edge of her t-shirt.

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The Book of Eli (2010)

 The Book of Eli (2010) (4 out of 5 Graves)

Denzel Washington plays the calm and collected Eli, travelling through a post apocalyptic world were the basics are hard to come by.  Food and water are scarce, and the desperate have turned to cannibalization as a last resort. 

Eli wanders into a feudal town controlled by Gary Oldman’s Carnegie, a ruthless but idealistic leader who wants the book that Eli has in his possession in the belief that he can organize the remnants of society to him with its preachings. 

Eli has the strength of his faith and his convictions, making him a truly dangerous man.

Definitely on the highly recommended list with 4 out of 5 graves.


The Walking Dead – Episode 5

Episode five starts just where the last episode left off.

The camp just repelled the geeks, Amy has died, and Jim has been bitten.

Rick wants to try and save Jim, which makes no sense to me. At least put him in a cage. I think that after seeing a few people get bit and turn, you’d be hyper cautious. No way you let someone who is bit stay in the RV without a gun on him the whole time. Come on. Tie him to the bed and make sure he can’t move his head too much.

My same general disbelief goes for Andrea and Amy. Amy starts to get up and everyone is just a little too calm.

Okay, back to the RV. They leave Jim in there with an unarmed woman? Arghhhh – I love the show, but the little things are driving me crazy.

I loved the scene in the woods where Shane has Rick in his sights and he pulls back and Dale is looking at him like he has two heads. Dale is clearly not convinced when Shane says they should wear reflective vests. Should he have mentioned it to Rick? If Rick knew Shane was tapping his wife when Dale told him this – what would he do?

When they are saying by to Jim I was cringing. Stop kissing and touching the infected dude.

How bad would it suck to be the CDC dude. Alone, stuck in the underground bunker thinking your the last living being on the planet. You think the dude would be a little quicker to let the other survivors inside.

Can’t wait to see the last episode of the season next week.


Itunes Ipad Game – Zomborhood HD by Mo-star

Zomborhood HD by Mo-star

This is a cool little side scrolling game where you play as an odd looking older man defending his house (James from ZASA).  You rush from side to side, earning money to buy upgrades for your seven different weapons as you slaughter countless zombies. 

Its easy, fun, and entertaining.  Both in terms of the gameplay, and trying to figure out what the hell the developers were thinking.  There are multiple langauge mistakes – I’m not calling them typos because I think the game was written by a group of motivated but not native english speaking developers.  That or they are doing their best to butcher basic english in an attempt at a joke?

Not to mention the strange story the game opens with.  I’m really not sure what they were going for. 

All that being said, the game is about tapping on the screen with a variety of weapons to blow the heads off zombies, and it does that very well.  Who cares if the developers couldn’t form a simple sentance in proper english?

It’s also a great game to get the kids involved in the undead killing – my nine year old finished the game twice, and petitioned for the game to be a 5 out of 5 graves which I held off doing mostly because it was such a short game.  You can easily cycle through the month of missions (each day is a level) in an hour or two.


I only wish the undead had killed me before I watched “The Kids Are All Right” (2010)

The Kids Are All Right (2010)

So I heard the buzz about this movie and figured it would be a great “Date Night” movie with my wife, hopefully leading to a nice romantic evening with our clothes off. 

We were both expecting a heartwarming film about a lesbian couple, who, while having the normal host of relationship problems, overcome them while letting go of their oldest daughter as she heads off to college.  I expected the sperm donor father to act as a foil for the lesbian parents, showing how well (or not) they raised their kids in different aspects of life.  But ultimately, I was expecting a mostly positive movie with an upbeat ending. 

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What I got instead was a typical excuse driven movie which was really centered around Jules and her inability to bang the first person who showed her any positive attention, and then blame her controlling domestic partner.  I get the subtext, Jules feels repressed by Nic, who may or may not have forced her to be a stay at home mom.  But Jules comes off as a sniveling and weak person as she bounces around the movie.

I was really hoping this movie would be an uplifting commentary on same sex parenting and relationships.  What I got instead was a movie essentially about a cheating partner who was willing to blame her actions on everyone else.  If Nic was really that bad to her, leave, and then you can go bang whomever you want.  Take control of your own life for God’s sake.

Obviously I didn’t enjoy the movie, but at the same time I couldn’t bring myself to give it a 1 out of 5 either.  Go figure.

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