Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just when I was starting to get excited about Thanksgiving cooking...

Holy hell. This has got to be one of the worst-looking food items I've ever seen in my life:

This is gelatin, people. With cucumber, onions, and celery in it.

If you're thinking, "Damn, that sounds delish!" and are itching for the recipe, you can find it here.

And I don't know who the hell "Scott" is, but he should probably stop doing whip-its while cooking. Ew.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Survivor or Crosshair? Legendary badasses meet the Zombie Apocalypse

Everyone knows how obsessed I am with the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse (it will happen, you know!). Okay...maybe "obsessed" is a strong word, because I do know people who are obsessed, and frankly, they freak me out. Let's say I'm...well-aware?

Anyway, with this in mind, how could I NOT buy myself a copy of The DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse as a birthday gift for myself when I was at Wizard World Chicago this past summer? Especially when the creators, Bud Hanzel, John Olson, and Mark Stegbauer gave me a double-my-money-back guarantee if I don't manage to survive? You KNOW I can't resist a good bargain!

(Click here to get this book NOW from it's too late!)

The book itself is not only an informative zombie survival guide (seriously...these guys cover topics you'd never even think about until it was waaaay too late), it's also a very provocative look at what we human beings are like pre-apocalypse. And most of us are not very well prepared for what lies ahead, for a lot of reasons...

While reading this book (and, since I don't get a lot of time to myself, I read the majority of it by leaving 10 minutes early to pick up my daughter at her high school so I could read it while I was parked outside waiting...probably not the best way to ensure her social well-being...), I did a lot of thinking about what we think we already know about surviving the Zombie Apocalypse--based on movies, TV, etc. (because we all know I'm a scatterbrained geek like that) and whether or not these characters and supposed "experts" would really end up surviving.

So, what I'm hoping to do is to go straight to the source. I'm asking the creators of The DIY Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse who, out of the following list of monster killers/hunters/slayers and all-around badasses, would be survivors and who would be major crosshair candidates.

(Please note that this list is, by no means, complete.)

Sam and Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Alice (Resident Evil)
Ash (Army of Darkness)
Sarah Connor (Terminator)
Sarah Connor (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
Chuck Norris (Anything That Kicks Your Ass)
Zoey (Left 4 Dead)
John Rambo (One Too Many Rambo Movies)
Tallahassee (Zombieland)
Ellen Ripley (Alien, Aliens, Still More Aliens, Aliens Gone Wild)
Rich Grimes (The Walking Dead)

(Please also note that the people on this list are not all "zombie hunters." I get that. I'd like to broaden the spectrum and see how other popular characters would be rated as fighters/survivors.)

So, whaddya say, guys? Spare a few minutes and a few thoughts to let us know who sets a good example and who is gonna make us all zombie chow?

LOVE this book!