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Hope you have an AWESOME and Zombie-less Easter

Posted in Easter, holiday, zombies with tags , , on April 4, 2010 by Paxton

Here’s hoping you have a great holiday devoid of the walking dead.  However, if you are attacked, and you start shuffling across this Earth looking for braaaaaaaaaains, I’ll, of course, hunt you down and send you back to the bowels of Hell from whence you came.

But I’ll feel reeeeeeeeeeally bad about it.  I may even tear up.

Well, maybe not tear up, but I’ll look sadly at your decapitated zombie corpse for a few seconds.  You deserve that much.

Happy Easter everyone!


AWESOME-tober-fest 2009: Star Wars and Zombies

Posted in Halloween, holiday, monsters, movies, pop culture, Star Wars, Uncategorized, zombies with tags , , , , , , on October 30, 2009 by Paxton

Awesometoberfest banner

Okay, one more day until Halloween. I’m going to break with the Frankenstein theme today because, honestly, I’ve done enough Frankenstein. I love the big, lumbering, green guy, but I’ve been up to my pooper in Frankenstein stuff for 2 months now and I’m ready to just put that whole thing on pause for a second.  Don’t worry, I’ll go back to Frankenstein (and Boris Karloff) in mid November for the Boris Karloff Birthday Blogathon.

Right now, though, I want to talk about Star Wars…and zombies.

Zombie Star Wars

Star Wars and zombies go together like Lennon and McCartney. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.  Peanut Butter and laaaadies.  One thing makes the other better.  And for this Halloween season, there are a couple projects that bring Star Wars and zombies together like some awesome Halloween version of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercial (where someone gets their chocolate in someone else’s peanut butter).

The first cool, Star Wars zombie item is the book Death Troopers

SW Death Troopers

The book takes place just before Episode IV (A New Hope) and involves a derelict Star Destroyer and an unknown virus. I got the book from my friend, Dr Mike, and I am currently reading it. It’s pretty much as bad ass as you think it is.  I’m not sure why Star Wars and horror (and more specifically, zombies) hasn’t been done before, but count me in.  EXCEPT, Star Wars really needs to tread lightly here.  A virus that makes characters zombie-like is awesome, but I’m not sure I want vampires or werewolves popping up.  Actually, I KNOW I don’t want vampires popping up.  I love this idea, but it has the potential to get very bad, very quickly.

Unlike every other Star Wars book that is published, this book is a one-shot.  It’s not part of some multi-arc storyline in which you have to read 6 other books and 2 other comic books to fully get the story.  It’s completely self-contained, like all Star Wars books USED to be in the ’90s.  And I love it because of that.  These ridiculous 19 book series with in a series are why I stopped reading Star Wars fiction to begin with.

Another cool zombie item?  Star Wars zombie posters.  There is some really cool zombie artwork on the Official Star Wars Blog Flickr Photostream.  There are several zombie versions of the Star Wars posters, like Zombie Wars and Episode III: Revenge of the Zombies (click images to see them BIGGER).

Zombie Wars Revenge of the Zombies

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My 15 step plan for surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted in humor, pop culture, zombies with tags , , , , on May 7, 2009 by Paxton

Zombie ApocalypseFirst of all, welcome to all the new readers who got here through StumbleUpon. Apparently someone recommended my McDonald’s commercials article from Tuesday and I got a flood of visitors “stumbling” onto my blog. So welcome new readers, hope you enjoy your stay and stick around to enjoy some AWESOME goodness. Today, I discuss, the Zombie Apocalypse.

It’s inevitable. There will be an apocalypse. The only question is, what kind? Will the computers become self-aware, rise up SkyNet-style and annihilate all humans? Will the robots we build all of a sudden get sick of being used to disarm bombs or fetch us a beer and rise up to take over the world? Maybe the mighty Leprechaun army will finally gather and surge against their overly tall oppressors who are constantly searching for their “pot ‘o gold”. Any of these scenarios are viable apocalypse situations. Another more popular situation involves the dead walking around feasting on living brain tissue. This one is known as the Zombie Apocalypse.

Every guy grows up knowing about these various apocalypse situations. Some believe more in the Computer Apocalypse, some put their money on the Robot Apocalypse. Now, I admit, on paper, the idea of living robots rising up against humanity or the undead walking the Earth eating brains sounds pretty bad ass but, in reality, the situation would be pretty horrifying. So, in preparation, many guys make their “Apocalypse Contingency Plan”. In the event of one of the aforementioned apocalypses actually happening, this “contingency plan” would allow you and your loved ones to survive the difficult coming months. So, as I’m a believer in World War Z (aka WWZ, aka Zombie Apocalypse), I thought I’d present to you my 15 step plan for surviving the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse.

Note: Early in our marriage, I let my wife in on this contingency plan. She laughed and mocked the idea of a zombie apocalypse. She is no longer a part of the contingency plan.

Danger Zombies

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