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Today In Geekdom: How To Zombieproof Your House

Of course, any REAL zombie enthusiast knows that land mines don’t kill zombies, just take off a leg or two making them potentially harder to spot in tall grass. Also, razor wire is pointless for a zombie attack as they will simply shred the skin off their bones to get through it. Not much of an impediment. The wall is not high enough and there is no way to escape the guard towers in case it gets surrounded. Also, hunting rifles are indispensable for compound defense against the walking dead. They’re cheaper, easier to procure and the ammo is most plentiful. They also have superior range with night vision scopes available.

Overall, I give this set up a C-. Good for a localized, Class 2 outbreak but risky for a class 3. A class 4 outbreak would overrun this house within an hour.

Today In Geekdom: I Am ZIIIIIIMMMM! Obey Me!

Would it be weird for a 38 year old to wear these? I DON’T CARE! Gimme!

If you don’t know who or what Invader Zim is, you have my deepest sympathies. Here’s a little taste of the madness!

Today In Geekdom: Prometheus Is Almost Here!!!

Drool. Slobber. Did I mention drool? I cannot WAIT to see how the Xenomorphs ended up on the ship after it was all over. Or was it an ark ship meant to deliver a payload of death to Earth and there were multiple species of DOOM on board? EEEEEEEEE! I can’t wait!

Things we know: 1. The planet had a breathable atmosphere when Prometheus arrived, it doesn’t have one in Alien. Something bad had to happen in the interim. 2. Nobody survives this movie. Alien takes place maybe fifty years later. What are the chances of Weyland Industries ignoring a derelict alien ship that a survivor would have reported? 3. This movie is going to be frakking awesome!

Today In Geekdom: The First Vulcan President

Set phasers to “Reelect”

Today In Geekdom: Marvel Super Heroes For The Fail!!!


Nick Fury don’t care ’bout no muthafluffin’ snakes on no muthafluffin’ plane!

Today In Geekdom: Little Beastie Boys

This has to be the greatest tribute video ever made.

Today In Geekdom: The Shining: The Sequel!

Stephen King has announced that he is revisiting the world of Danny Torrance and the power known as “shining”:

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

I’m not usually thrilled about sequels since they rarely expand on the world of the original story but just rehash known places and people. A GOOD sequel should explore the outside world. I would love to see a proper sequel to Firestarter (the TV miniseries didn’t really do it for me), in the book, Charlie was just at the beginning of her power and she was almost a god and she went public. What happened later? Did the public freak out? Did the government cover it up somehow? Just how powerful did she become and did she give in to the temptations of wielding ultimate power? 

Doctor Sleep sounds like King is exploring the ramifications of a power that allows for a kind of vampirism and that’s going to be some dark stuff. Perfect for Mr. SK. I can’t wait!

Today In Geekdom: Home Sweet AT-AT

This is what I want my next house to look like, an abandoned AT-AT retrofitted to be a not-so-mobile home. And the blasters better work, dammit!

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