Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast #93


If you are mega rich or Wal-Mart poor or anywhere in between, you need to listen to this podcast.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Websites, Stop Doing This



Is it too early for New Year's resolutions? I know it's not even Christmas yet, but I'm already working on my list.

You may recall last year's rant about news sites. I ended it by suggesting that one could make Bingo cards for ll the annoying things news sites do and see how many times the same things pop up. Now I'll be going a step further.

Friday, December 12, 2014

All A Zombie Wants for Christmas


Borrowed from Pixgood.com
There are a few things that this Zombie believes would make the world a much better place.  For one, intelligence for all people.  Just a little added knowledge would make people forget terrible things like war, bigotry, and talentless celebrities.  Also, I would ask that some greater force would impart consideration into the minds and hearts of people.  That would make my drive home on the highway less stressful.

The gift I would want most of all, though, is a movie featuring Michael Shannon and Danny Huston.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Toho to Make a New Gozilla



And now for some monster sized news. I response to the worldwide success of Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, Toho has decided to relaunch the franchise with a new film of their own, slated for 2016.

In other words, Christmas has come early.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Almost Magical: The Love Theme from TRON

Zombies,
We are blessed to have Maestro Spencer Robelen contributing a brilliant reflection on Wendy Carlos' score for the 1982 classic SF Film Tron.  Thanks, Spencer for enlightening us on a topic we all love.  Enjoy, Zombies!


After several hours of trying to come up with an “anthem” for the film Tron (1982), Wendy Carlos gave up and decided to just go to bed; but no sooner had she done so, Wendy had a musical epiphany that kept her from falling asleep. “Many of my best ideas...seem to pop into my head when it's most inconvenient,” she recalls. “In such cases, you actually "hear" the final music in your head, pretty nearly in a finished form, with the full orchestra or other instruments playing. A private, steerable jukebox!” [1] Fortunately, Wendy kept a pad of “amusing” keyboard paper by her bedside on which she could transcribe these impromptu musical ideas. So within a matter of minutes, the Tron anthem was born.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast #91: Boobie Traps


Villain returns to get angry on topics ranging from the media to Star Wars.  We also find time to chat about Christmas and celebrities.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Help Me Find a Better Email Service



Managing my inbox is like playing Whac A Mole on expert mode. In the time it took to write this short post I got 26 new emails I don't want. It's annoying, and I've had about enough of it. Gmail's spam filter does a very good job catching certain things, but its settings seem to be limited.

There has to be a better way.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Review: Evil Dead the Musical



Blood, talent, and laughs.  Evil Dead: The Musical provides audiences with all three.  The traveling show from Canada featuring performers from Chicago pops up in venues across the United States to lampoon the cult horror film.  Don’t miss this show if it stops in your hamlet.  Seriously, put away those tickets to Jersey Boys (the show sucks, anyways) and grab some Evil Dead.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast #90: Thanksgiving with Dustin and Jason

Comic Bastards Dustin and Jason grab a turkey leg and discuss super heroes, comics, team ups, and wrestling.  Happy Thanksgiving, Zombies!