Canadian politics is hard to decipher. At first glance, it looks like Canadians are just too nice with each other and thus, it’s hardly the political theatre that is American politics. If you’ve ever had to sit through any question period session, there’s a lot of yelling (sometimes in french) when the first topic is brought up, then it gets really quiet.
Sometimes, though, our politicians deliver the goods. Such was the case when the seemingly impending zombie apocalypse was brought up during one session. Now, they’re busting out the Arrested Development references as they wonder where the Conservative government has stashed our cash. (IS IT IN THE BANANA STAND? IS IT, PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER?)
So, are we supposed to think politics is hip and cool now? Who knows, but I will always appreciate an Arrested Development joke.
I know zombies are a really big thing right now (do you have your survival plan ready?), but there are just a few things I’d rather not associate with the Walking Dead, one being perfume.
There’s nothing more disgusting that smelling like rotting flesh so it’s a bit odd to that perfume maker Demeter decided to make a his and her zombie perfume set. “Lucky” for us, they didn’t go that route. According to their website, this is what zombies smell like in their overly scented world:
Zombie for Him: Think forest floor. Zombie for Him is a combination of dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth. A definite must-have for any Man’s scent collection.
Zombie for Her: A slightly lighter version of the Men’s fragrance with a touch of Dregs from the bottom of the wine barrel for that feminine touch.
Mildew? Dregs from the bottom of the wine barrel? Okay, it’s official: there’s absolutely no hope for zombie romances to occur (sorry Warm Bodies) unless you’re into that kind of stuff.
Tim Burton is the purveyor of the dark and weird. He’s brought us such gems such as Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice.
While this Samsung commercial shows the fictitious meeting between Burton and some execs, we can’t hope that maybe one day Burton can make Zombie Unicorns the movie a reality because if anyone can do it it’s him. Obviously, Danny Elfman will be writing the score as Burton’s partner Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp star in the film.
Side note: Did anyone else think of the cover for author John Green’s novella, Zombiecorn? No, just me? Okay.
Just days after hijackers interrupted a TV station with a message that the bodies of the dead were rising and attacking the living, the House of Commons assured Canadians that the country remains a zombie free zone. Obviously a wave of relief swept over the nation, with the confidence that 1) Canada is a safe haven 2) As fans of The Walking Dead, our politicians have fantastic television taste.
More context: Winnipeg NDP Pat Martin brought up the matter of a government disaster planning exercise that used a mock zombie invasion as its premise.
“I don’t need to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that zombies don’t recognize borders,” Martin warned. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird assured the house that he is “dead-icated” to the matter.
Zombies aren’t the heartless creatures you think they are. Because in the case of upcoming film Warm Bodies, Nicholas Hoult plays one falling in love.
Based on Isaac Marion’s book of the same name, Warm Bodies follows R (Hoult), a zombie who eats human brains to feed on their memories. But after feeding on his latest prey, he finds himself falling in love with the victim’s girlfriend (Teresa Palmer).
It’s strange to see a zombie movie getting a romantic twist when most films about the walking dead are gory and terrifying. But as Warm Bodies attempts to add some depth to who zombies really are, the film might actually prove that they have desires and fears like any human as well.
While this movie is slated to release on Feb. 1, 2013, it’s already being compared to the Twilight series. But after watching the trailer, I personally think this film is a lot more different than it sounds.
Watch the trailer below:
By Kelly Burns
Zombies really do exist?
Richard Cimino Jr., might actually be a zombie. The naked man, broke into two houses before jumping off a two story house and injuring himself to the point where he was bloody. But this didn’t stop him from wanting brains! He spotted a woman nearby and started to chew on her head. The Pennsylvania incident happened at around 5 a.m., Friday. Don’t worry, the woman’s brains were spared, but what’s wrong with people in this world? I’m going to have nightmares for weeks! It is way to close to Halloween for things like this to be going down.
Don’t forget to check your attic for monsters!
Remember when you used to check your closet and under your bed at night for monsters? Well if you don’t remember doing this, this story will make you start. A women in Rock Hill, S. C., heard a thump in her attic and saw some nails popping out of her ceiling. She thought it was probably ghosts. Turns out it was her ex-boyfriend whom she dated 12 years ago, living in her attic! He was eventually discovered by her older sons and nephew and fled. This is the creepiest thing ever! Luckily I don’t have an attic cause that would just add another spot I’d have to check before bed.
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Usually when you come across a tutorial on YouTube, it’s to find out how to get the hottest trend, or in some cases, watch as girls let their boyfriends apply their makeup.
In this time-lapse video, it shows a typical girl next door, turning into your worst nightmare. It’s crazy what makeup can do to you, especially seeing it in the flesh and not just another photoshopped ad. The video was created for Intel’s A Momentary Lapse, to celebrate the change over time. I wonder what other examples they could of came up with?
Sigh.. looks like the zombie craze will never end.
That was the question asked by Put Zombies Back On TV. AMC dressed up some willing New Yorkers as zombies and had them stumble through the city among unknowing pedestrians. The roamers look pretty convincing, with fake blood streaming down their faces and yellowed teeth. They even got a couple screams.
Dish recently dropped AMC’s programming, including The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. So they did the experiment to prove that zombies don’t belong on the street, but they do belong on television. Let’s put them back there people!
By Galen Simmons
Of all the possible (and impossible) ends to the human race, the notion of having everyone you’ve ever known turn into mindless husks of human flesh intent on eating the still-living leaves me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Just think, a shotgun and a box of ammunition is all you’d need for hours of non-stop entertainment. And yes, that could be potentially dangerous, but only if you haven’t created the appropriate safety protocols.
To enjoy yourself during the zombie apocalypse, you must first heed the messages of people who have pondered the notion of the non-living much longer than we ever have. I’m talking, of course, about the film and T.V. writers who have played out zombie-themed scenarios countless times, and have incidentally uncovered survival strategies that work.
Here’s what Hollywood has to teach us:
1) Create a plan
Once you get past the initial shock and panic brought on by the thought that everyone you love is probably dead, you’ll be ready to have fun in your new zombie playground. Take a moment to sit and jot down a couple basic rules to help prevent any zombie from getting the jump on you. Caution is the key here. If you’re not careful your game could come to an end, and you don’t get any extra lives.
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Two young guys in Miami thought it would be hilarz for one of them to dress up as a zombie and film him running after unsuspecting victims on the street. Naturally, with the recent worries over the “zombie apocalypse” attack, everyone freaked.
The guy was dressed in a bloody white T-shirt and quietly approached the people before going for the full attack. Only two young boys tried to fight back by using a ball and a fake pistol, though when a basketball team realized he was harmless they ran after him.
The guys are pretty lucky they weren’t hurt: “They are idiots,” one YouTuber wrote. “Luckily for them, arms are banned in Miami. Should it happen in Texas, I would’ve shot him down without even thinking.”
Watch it here:
Gellar will star alongside Robert Englund, Michael Rooker and Danny Trejo in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops,’ fighting off zombies, of course.
Noted horror film director George Romero will lend his likeness to the game, inspired by his zombie film works. The new level, called “Call of the Dead,” will be included in the upcoming Escalation downloadable content pack.
“This is Treyarch’s tribute to the legendary George Romero, who truly defined the zombie genre and whose incredible work has been such an inspiration to our team,” said Black Ops director Dave Anthony. “It was an absolute honor to work with such an amazing and talented cast whose passion and energy brought their characters instantly to life. Fans are going to love this.”
Watch the video below to hear Gellar speak about the process. I’m so excited for her to come back into the spotlight, but I never anticipated this. It’s beyond my wildest dreams! (Yes, I’m fan-boying here, a little bit.)
The trailer for the game can be viewed here.