Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Favorite Posts


As we reach the end of the road, I've been reflecting on my time at The Info Zombie. I've posted every Wednesday since the fall of 2011, and today I thought I'd take a look at some of my favorites.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In Search of a Battle Buffalo Model Kit


I need the Diaclone Experts on this one. I want to add a Battle Buffalo to my collection, and I would prefer the old model kit if possible. I am quite sure that there is such a model kit. Yet as obsessive as I can be about these things, I've never managed to come across one, let alone buy one. Am I on a wild goose chase, or is there really one out there? Can anyone help?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Info Zombie Podcast #97: Jason Hacksaws Life


Jason jumps into the ring to bodyslam all the crap coming in 2015.  He's taking charge, and you have front row seats.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Favorite Thing: YouTube Topic Channels


YouTube topic channels are apparently not a new thing, having been around for years now, but somehow I'm just now finding out about them. I had no idea about this amazing feature, until YouTube recommended a channel to me, a channel dedicated solely to the great Herbert von Karajan. I have a new favorite thing.

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Info Zombie Podcast #96: Spencer Robelen


The Spencer Robelen discusses composition, humor, and his senior recital.  If you are near the Gusman Concert Hall at the University of Miami on March 21st at 8:00 PM, plan on attending.  Admission is free, but the music is invaluable.
 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Rating the End Songs from The Hobbit Films


Now that the Hobbit films have come to a close, we can finally come to appreciate the full cinematic cycle of Peter Jackson's vision of JRR Tolkien's fantasy masterpiece.

The best things to come from the movies happens to be the soundtracks, particularly the haunting and emotional closing songs.  Here are those pieces rated from good to greatest:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Corporate Media Does It Again.



I'll admit, I sometimes watch the news on television. It's a bit of a guilty pleasure. I get nostalgic for the days when that wasn't a pointless thing to do. But every time I try it, I get reminded why it's on its way to becoming as quaint as listening to the radio.

At some point a few days ago, the corporate overlords in television news decided that the northeast was about to get by an epic snowstorm of DOOM that would shut down all life for days. And they decided that nothing was happening anywhere else on the face of planet Earth. This was to be a storm so apocalyptic that all other newsworthy events in the world temporarily stopped happening purely out of respect.