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Five Thoughts on a Friday…”The Zombie edition”

Hello?  Where did everyone go?   Oh, is that someone out there???  Can you hear me?  If so, here are the items of the week.

1. My partner is alive out there somewhere..I know he is.  How do I know this…I keep receiving this video from him.  Is this some type of weird code?

2.  The trade deadline has come and gone and it was pretty much a snoozefest.  I’m wondering if this Canadian was listening to it on the radio or something?

3.  Seriously?  Is this a Saturday Night Live spoof?   Am I being Punk’d?

4.  Sigh…this was waiting to happen.

5.  If you ever wanted to have a sign that we have finally given up on life…this is got to be a good start or maybe end?.

Well, that’s it folks…if anyone is even out there!  Have a great weekend!

Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “Boondoggle Bus” Edition

Howdy folks, and welcome to Beer’s last post of Five Thoughts before he escapes on an annual Boondoggle. That’s right… you’ll get a guest writer for Five Thoughts next week. But this week, let’s see what’s kicking around inside Beermaker’s brain…

  1. So, this past week saw the official first day of spring. You certainly wouldn’t know it from the weather though. And as a result… People are calling for Punxsutawney Phil’s head. He’s even been indicted in Ohio. Naturally, his handler’s are trying to defend him. Yeah, tell that to the folks in Grand Marais Michigan, where as of Thursday morning… 29 inches of snow had fallen since Monday. Brrr.
  2. I know my co-blogger Kingkielbasa isn’t really big on the whole zombie craze. And frankly, I don’t really get it either. I guess after the whole vampire thing, it was just their turn. However, I couldn’t help but think about zombies when a ‘dead’ deer jumped up and ran away when it got the chance recently. Check out the video in the article, it’s worth it. And also… The article says the officer ‘was startled’, is that a polite euphemism for “nearly soiled themselves”?
  3. Speaking of soiling yourself (No, don’t worry it isn’t going to about that!), tell me that it didn’t happen to this Corvette driver. I think the headline speaks for itself, “Corvette driver escapes decapitation in crash by ducking“. The driver of what was left of the Corvette left the scene with “only non-life threatening injuries”. Still, what was that line from that Bill Cosby routine years ago? First you say it, then you do it!
  4. Ah yes,  years ago… There was a time when I watched a lot of late night television. I’ve long since moved on from that due to schedules, life, disinterest, etc.. However, I was always under the impression that none of the late shows ever really did re-runs. They’d bring in guest hosts, sure, but it was almost always a new show. Then I read about NBC’s plan to replace Jay Leno on the Tonight Show. Didn’t we already see this one before?
  5. Lastly, just because it’s fun. NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley is now working as a crossing guard at a middle school and an elementary school in Maryland. He’s doing, from the account in the article, “for the health care benefits and to have something to do” not because he needs the money. The part of the article that really made me laugh? Dantley said he “enjoys giving the young children high fives and encouragement” in the article. And I instantly had a mental picture of a 7 year old trying to high five a 6 foot 5 inch tall former NBA star. I don’t think the fives are all that high in that situation!

Okay folks, that’s a quick five and I’m off to get ready for the Boondoggle Bus! Where am I off to this time? Ah, that would be telling. You know the rules, no telling till I get back! I’ll check in next week and see what our friend PB has come up with for Five Thoughts. Until then, since it’s so cold… can someone please make sure the Heat is on? Thanks!

Have a great weekend folks!
-Beer

Five thoughts on a Friday – And we’re off addition (or videopalooza addition with no Beer)

Ahhh..it’s finally here….The unofficial start of summer. Although being in the midwest, we’ve been having an earlier summer type year so far then we have had in the past. Not that I’m complaining, but I just know that at some point we’re going to pay for it. Speaking of paying for it, let’s get this party started, shall we?

5.  Now I’ll admit that I’ve played my fair share of video games.  In those games, I’ve had my fair share of zombie kills.  And for a while killing zombies was cool and fun, but I think these guys have taken it to the extreme!  I personally like the question by the one guy, “Can I bring my own weapons?”   I know my favorite weapon in those video games is the chain saw…hmm, can I bring this one?

4. With all the super hero movies coming out this year, the question always comes up..”why are there not any real super heroes?”  We did see an increase of people claiming to be super heroes in the past, with one of the most famous being Phoenix Jones.  My question has always been, okay..where are the villians?  Looks like they a coming out to play now:

3. I know that Hollywood has run out of ideas.  I think the movie Battleship proved it until  I just saw a trailer for a movie that will finally prove my point!

Just for the record.  I do know it’s fake….but are we really far off from this???

2.  Hmmm, I’m a fan of the Men in Black films, but I’m surprised they never did any cross promotions with the actual Men in Black organization.  Um, King…are you drunk already?  Nah, hell Dan Ankroyd believes in them!

1. Speaking of cross promotions, men in black and Dan Ankroyd…Rest in Peace “Donald Duck” Dunn.

Well everyone, have a great holiday weekend. Be safe, bar b que, grill, drink and enjoy!

 

Five Thoughts on a Friday – The “Last one we’ll ever do?” edition

Howdy folks welcome to what could possibly be the last Five Thoughts on a Friday. What? No, we’re not throwing in the towel or anything like that. It’s the whole end of the world thing. We aren’t pulling the plug on the blog, but the plug may be getting pulled on mankind. Or not. I know I’m not going to lose any sleep over it. Let’s get started, shall we?

  1. There’s a group out there saying the world will end on May 21st. And THIS TIME they know they’ve got it right. Turns out they got it WRONG back in 1994. Warning though, some of the stuff in the article can make your head spin. And not in the Exorcist sense.
  2. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has gotten in on the apocalypse talk. Of course, they were referring to the Zombie Apocalypse. I think it’s great to see a government agency having a little fun, and getting some good info out there at the same time.
  3. Of course, I love a good apocalypse, but I just don’t get the whole Zombie fascination. How and when did the Zombies become the “hot” thing to cause an apocalypse? Why not Vampires? Oh, that’s right vampires aren’t scary anymore thanks to “Twilight”. Now they F***ing SPARKLE in the sun. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is!
  4. Not the end of the world, but one step closer to the end of an era. The Sahara in Las Vegas is closing its doors. Not many of the old time places left now. I love the new ones, but there’s just something about the older ones. Better try to see what few are left before they’re gone. Or the world ends. (And it’s worth clicking that link just for the very “Old Vegas” looking picture they used in the post.)
  5. Or maybe the world WILL end. Of course, I considered David Hasselhoff doing “Hooked on a Feeling” to be a sign of the apocalypse, but we’re still here. Or we’ve hit the first circle of Hell.

Ok, that’s five end of the world/apocalypse themed thoughts and I’m off to to find some sort of mischief to get in to.As for your video… the easy one would be REM’s End of the World. We’re not gonna do that. Oh No. If we’re going down, we’re talking everyone with us…

Have a great weekend folks! (However long or short it may be!)
-Beer

Five Thoughts on a Friday – The new car smell edition

Good morning everyone, and welcome to another edition of our merit-less weekly feature, Five Thoughts on a Friday. Why the hate? No hate, just making sure that we never take this (or ourselves) too seriously! So with that said.. On with the fun!

  1. Let’s start off with a fun one. Earlier this week I finally got around to getting the post “On the Internet…” finished up and posted. And boy, am I glad I did. Because today I see Yahoo using a spin on my idea and promoting it on their front page! Theirs is dated May 12th. Our was posted on the 11th. We did it first! Neener! Neener! Of course, theirs will get much more traffic than ours, but at least we can have fun with having hit the publish button on ours before they did on theirs. It would also seem to indicate that we may seem to have a feel for timely issues. Now THAT is a scary though!
  2. I just have to ask… “How?” It appears Playboy is planning a “safe for work site“. So they’re going to finally, truly test that “I read it for the articles” argument? Let’s be honest, I hear Playboy, I think bunnies. And not Bugs Bunny, either. Playboy  = naked. Naked = Not safe for work. I’m guessing this one will be a swing and a miss.
  3. The whole fascination with Zombies has always really made me wonder about it. I just never understood it. Why zombies over skeletons, werewolves, etc.? Now I know. We have a confirmed zombie! Of course, it’s a rogue satellite, not a former person. Robot/mechanical zombies!  Everybody panic!
  4. I have to go with this one here, but not for the obvious reasons in the headline of the article. Yeah. If I was an attorney arrested for bringing drugs INTO a jail, I’d ask for a court appointed attorney, too. After all, it’s obvious the legal advice she was giving herself was….. Bad. Very, very bad. Not representing herself is probably the only smart choice she made all day.
  5. And we come to the new car smell point in the post. Why? Well, i just picked up a new car and it had me thinking. People seem to love their cars. They often become an extension of their personalities. Now, I’m not big on the customization thing. I go for the keep it clean and maintained route. Other people though, they buy accessories, get the cars painted, you name it. I had never seen anyone take it this far though! Ladies and gentleman, the Shark Truck! A shark. In a truck. Is that like Snakes on a Plane? Probably not.

Ok, that’s five and I’m ready to hit the weekend. One last shark comment though….  Land Shark!

<Sorry, the embedding isn’t working on this one. This was supposed to be the code to embed the classic SNL skit “Land Shark’, but it isn’t cooperating. Here’s the direct link for the video. Go, watch. Laugh. It is after all, a classic.>

Have a great weekend folks!
-Beer