Book Review: Steampunk Zombies of the Seattle Apocalypse

So, it sounds like I might have to re-think this whole illiterate thing that I had going.  And not just for the Zombie Survival Guide franchise.  I’m reading over the review for Boneshaker, and it sounds like it has it all.  Alternate history?  Check!  Zombies?  Check!  Pseudo-apocalypse?  Check!  Steampunks?  Check!  Although, I could probably do without that last one, but it sounds like it’s done tastefully anyway.  I just don’t want to see fat goth guys in top hats and brass goggles.  Ladies?  Sure!

Steampunk Zombies of the Seattle Apocalypse
Steampunk Zombies of the Seattle Apocalypse

News: Civilization Would Not Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

I’ve always had a real love affair with Canada.  As a musician, Canada is like Shangri-La.  It’s a magical country where everyone is happy and the government pays you to be a musician and go on tour.  Ahh… Canada.  So, if two Canadian scientists say that we’re doomed (should the zombie apocalypse go down), you better believe they are right.  Hell, I bet they got paid for a year to research it, even.

But, don’t take my word for it, read the article here:

Civilization Would Not Survive A Zombie Apocalypse
Civilization Would Not Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Civilization Would Not Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

News: Post-apocalyptic pet fashion

Why didn’t I think of it first?  I mean, sure, we are going to need companionship on the lonely wasteland treks, so why not get something that is both “rad” and functional?  Dave, over at gives us three options to choose from.  Rating both their coolness and utility.  I’m hoping for something large, semi-sentient and mutated, but… a tiger would also be awesome.

News: University of Florida’s Zombie Attack Plan

You’d expect the university to have plans and procedures for dealing with hurricanes and other natural disasters.  But, let’s applaud the foresight that it must have taken to draft a plan for dealing with “flesh-eating, apparently life impaired individuals.”  Yup, that’s right, they have a plan for dealing with flesh-eating zombie attack.  Freaking awesome!

News: Giant fanged frogs, sign of the apocalypse?

How fitting that after I post my review of The Last Days of Planet Earth, I find this article about a newly discovered species of fanged frog.  Yeah, you heard me.   Fanged frogs!  Now, I know I’m not as well read in the book of revelation as I should be.  But, I’m pretty sure they talk about fanged frogs in there, right?  Keep looking.  It’s in the back.  Anyway, check out the article at POPFi.

Giant Fanged Frog - It Eats Birds!
Giant Fanged Frog - It Eats Birds!

Post-Apocalyptic Movie References in Sports Even?

Yup.  It’s coming.  No, not the end.  (Well.. maybe it is).  What is coming?  The second Golden Age of post-apocalyptic movies!  How do I know?   Umm.. derr.  I’m pretty sure when sports writers reference post-apocalyptic cinema to describe poor attendance at a Pirates game that we are pretty much here already.

Here is the links to the post-apocalyptic scene they are describing:

It got me thinking, though.  Post-apocalyptic sports league?  Hmm… pretty rad idea actually.  It’s made more poignant by the fact that I’m actually on a drinking team called “The Zombies”.  What’s a drinking team, you might ask?  Ah, that’s a group of people who like to get discounted drinks (often given to local sports teams).  So, what does that group do?  Why, make their own team uniforms, of course.  I’m number 82 on our imaginary baseball team.  Yes, we enjoy beer that much.

Pretty Rad Fallout 3 Trailer

The only thing weirder than the fact that I never got into the Fallout video-game series is the fact that my father plays it fanatically.  After watching this trailer, I’m starting to feel like I’ve made some sort of terrible mistake.  Like, I need to hit some sort of GoBack button and start playing Fallout 1, 10 years ago.  Seriously, can anyone chime in here, are these games rad or what?  I have to say that I’m not a huge first person shooter dude.  I’m still waiting for them to remake that old Wasteland game for C-64.  Although, I guess that’s what Fallout probably is, eh?