Monday, December 31, 2012

Meat’s Back on the Menu: Bacon Party 2013


The end of the year means something special among my circle of friends.  Instead of going through the clichéd traditions of wringing out the old and bringing in the new, we pay tribute to the modern marvel of this day and age: bacon.

Chef Cynthia outdid herself (as she does with all of her hosted events) by creating the most extravagant assortment of bacon themed dishes.  The theme for the 2013 Bacon Fest was appetizers.  Collected here are the pictures and descriptions for no other reason than to make you jealous that we feasted on this spread and you didn’t.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Food Trux Redux



Florida cooled off and the rolling grills heated up.  This time their destination was the Hollywood Casino, the older, grimier brother to the big Seminole Casino right across the street.  Although smaller in scale with only eight food trucks, the event boasted a decent selection.  From Venezuelan to Italian, dishes included ingredients goat to fish.

While not as exotic and fun as the Thanksgiving Food Truck Challenge, the smaller scaled event allowed for some interesting tasting.



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Man of Steel: A Storyteller’s Kryptonite


Director Zack Snyder and Producer Christopher Nolan have a Herculean task on their hands.  In creating a new Superman film they must provide an innovative cinematic experience for Kal-El while please a population with exact ideas of what Superman must be.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Christmas Day.


Merry Christmas to all our readers. David here.  I had a great time, as always. Check out some highlights of my haul after the break. All pictures were taken with my nice new smartphone.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas in Ft. Lauderdale 2012


Tropical breezes subsided and allowed the chilly winter winds to cool down South Florida for a few nights.  Global Warming later returned the warm, wet weather.  But for those frosty evenings Ft. Lauderdale glowed with a winter aura.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The American Ghoul Culture


This is a ghoul from the awesome game World of Warcraft.  It does not hide the fact that it feasts on the dead.  We should not be like this, but we are.
You continue to disgust me, humanity.  When a terrible tragedy occurs, the immediate reactions from the general public are selfish, egotistic, and cowardly. 

With the latest calamity to befall a Connecticut town, the responses have all been similar to “You aren’t taking away MY guns.”  No, no one is taking away your guns.  You have every right to own and operate them.  This issue isn’t about gun ownership, which is a right guaranteed by the Constitution.

The issue here is the ghoulish selfishness running through the American culture.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Info Zombie Podcast Episode 45: Japanese G1 Transformers

David and Carl explain Japanese G1 Transformers for all the American fans who want to know what happened after season three ended.  Included is a discussion on some toys, and, of course, reviews of Headmasters, Masterforce, Zone, and more.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Avoiding The Jim Cunningham Defense


As humans we should be questioning everything.   With that desire to question, we should be tolerant of the quest for understanding.  True ignorance is intolerant of both the questioning and the desire to question.

The printed word should constantly be under scrutiny.

Monday, December 17, 2012

On Matters of Style: H. P. Lovecraft



A recent resurgence in the interest in H. P. Lovecraft meant an appearance by Cthulhu in recent South Park episodes (season 14, shows 11,12, and 13) and a thematic homage to the cosmological elder gods in the film Cabin in the Woods.

This minor Lovecraft revival needs to be extended to emphasize the author's abilities while reminding some contemporary authors what it means to have a unique style.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Florida Hates Its Citizens: Car Stereo Laws


It’s no surprise that once again the state of Florida fucked up.  Again.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My thoughts on the upcoming Kabaya kits

Back on Sunday, Photozou user masafun2011 posted some in-hand images of the upcoming wave of Kabaya kits. After spending several days obsessively examining these images, I have some observations.
More after the break, and listen to the latest podcast on G1 Transformers while you enjoy the rest of the article: 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winter Ale Tasting

Happy winter season!  The Zombie and crew sample some of the winter ales available and tell you which one to put under your tree, wreath, menorah, or whatever.
Check out the pics of the beers sampled and the excellent food after the break!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Bacon And Maple Flavored Beer: Rogue Voodoo Doughnut



After a very successful tasting of five pumpkin ales, The Info Zombie and crew are poised to outdo themselves and taste eight different winter beers.  But before that podcast is recorded, I thought I would give you a little sample of what’s in store.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Really, Humanity?: Dolphin Encounter Edition



Florida consistently proves that mankind deserves a swift hit of the reset button to allow another, more deserving species a chance to rule this third planet from the sun.

The Sunshine State has been providing some harsh examples in just how stupid and disgusting the human race has become.  Right before Thanksgiving a Miami resident killed his girlfriend, her two daughters, and then raped the corpses of the mother and oldest daughter.  He was kind enough to stuff them into a closet in height order when he was done just to show he wasn’t an unorganized piece of shit.  Just a regular piece of shit. 

Just as that vile act had settled down long enough for local media to realize it wasn’t related to the Fiscal Cliff, another shining example of the human race emerges.  A Davie, Florida man grew angry that his ex-wife didn’t love him any more.  He decided to get even with her by killing himself, his daughter, and the family dog by running a hose into the minivan and nodding off into forever.  He exceeded the douche bag level of scum by having the ‘If I can’t have you, no one can’ attitude and added insult to injury by removing an innocent six year old from the potential of having a decent life.

Not as disgusting in deed but still wholly appalling, a recent story arose of an eight-year-old girl getting a nip from a dolphin at the Sea World petting pond.  In what should have never been a news story in the first place, the girl held a paper tray of fish at the edge of the pool.  When she looked away and pulled the food from the expecting dolphin, the aquatic mammal (clearly smarter than the entire family combined) rose up from the pool and snatched the treats.  In doing so the dolphin nipped the girl’s arm.  Here is the footage for you to judge the whole action:

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Seqapunch



South Florida is looking to make an impact on the indie comic book scene.  And why not?  Many golden age comic book artists and scribes have retired in the sunshine state.  The next generation now rises up ton continue their legacy.

Seqapunch is a new comic that comes out quarterly.  The book stands as an eclectic collection of comic stories and styles.  Additionally, Seqapunch accepts submissions.  Need to break into the industry?  Here’s the best place to start.