More Runnin' with Zombies

Apparently, this whole zombie athletics thing is a trend. To wit, experience the audio wonder that is Zombies, Run! Yep, it's a workout app that tries to scare the crap out of you while you exercise. Or something like that. The video doesn't sell it as well as I think the creators intended. Seems a, at least for the zombie apocalypse. Still, not a bad motivator to get out of the house.

A better rundown of the pertinent fact can be found here. And look--the app hits the iOS on Monday. Happy running!

Sticky Zombies

You know those family stickers one sees on the back windshield of of every other minivan on the freeway? Hate them. So. Very. Much. Do I really need to meet your family in stick figure form? No.

This family, however, I would have no trouble following in traffic for a couple hours on the way to nowhere. They seem like fine, upstanding citizens. Oh, look, a kitty.

If you feel the need, you can buy one here. Drive safe.

A Fun Run...with Zombies!

Heh. This is delightful. Not sure how I missed this until now, but come August, if I'm upright, I'm going to be dodging zombies. What a fun idea. Get in shape by fleeing in terror. Maybe if more cross country programs included a few zombies our kids would be in better shape. (I ran cross country one year in high school. One. Year. Bah. Where's my donut?)

For more info, check out Run For Your Lives.

Hi There, Zombie!

I'm still recovering for the Cold of Doom, which is why there's been a lack of postings recently. One might think I'd be lying around doing nothing, so why not blog away? Apparently I'm not programmed to blog sick. Tweet yes, blog nope. I think it has to do with my sinuses draining fluid from my brain. There's a limit of 140 characters of cognitive thinking or something.

Anyway, to make up for my lack of attention I went out and found a fun-lovin' zombie for your viewing pleasure. This delightful dude was created by Vince Chui. Follow the link to see more great work by Vince.

And I promised to toss a few more friendlies your way in the days to come. Zombies are good. Zombies are life.


Been under the weather all week and working nonstop. Thought maybe today things would turn around, but no...I feel worse! Don't get sick very often so when I do I whine incessantly about it. Only seems fair.

Anyhoo...found this lovely piece by Bob Canada and it made me feel just a little bit better. If you'd like to see more of Bob's work (Zombie Space Cowboy!) check out his Flikr page.


Not that he really needs the help, but Stephen King's most recent, 11/22/63, is one of his best--and that's saying something. It's a big novel, both in terms of ideas and length, but it never feels heavy. And, yes, it's a time travel story about JFK's assassination. And yet it's not. It's about a time and place, fear and violence, and love. And it's great. I wasn't a big fan of The Dome, but this one hooked me early and never let go. Kudos, Mr. King.

BONUS: If you've read It, there's a very nice call back. Beep-beep, Richie.

Zombie Playground

Saturday morning cartoons were never like this...which is too bad. I think I would have enjoyed a show about preschool zombie wars. This particular flight of fancy comes from artist Jason Chan. It's a few years old, but new to me and perfect for reminding one of battling slack jaws on the jungle gym. (We all did that, right?)

For more of Mr. Chan's art check out his website.

Zombies...on Broadway?

I think the title says it all. Yup. I really don't have much more to add, except that I hope to make such a thing a reality one day. All dancing, all singing slackjaws? Well, not exactly...but close. I have this idea for a play, a murder mystery actually...with zombies. 
I'm not saying it'll go straight to the Great White Way, but a man can dream, can't he? 

ParaNorman Zombie Art

For your fun and enjoyment, a selection of art from the ParaNorman teaser previously posted. Look at all that delicious zombie fun!

ParaNorman Teaser

This is been out there for a while, but I'm still testing some things around here so I thought I'd post a cool video...and this is a cool video. Made by the local (Portland, OR) crew at Laika, ParaNorman tells the story of a boy who can speak with the dead, who ends battling a bunch of supernatural beasties to save his town from an old curse. Go Norman!

ParaNorman is currently set to be released in August.

Danger Zone

This popped up a few weeks ago. Handy, although I'm not sure how accurate it is. The zombies in Sean of the Dead were definitely slow and dumb, but a good portion of the cast got themselves killed, so...follow at your own risk.

(I realize the clown in the bottom right is from Zombieland, but I can't help but see the big bad from Stephen King's It. Pennywise lives!)

Zombie or Zoom-bie?

Time to pick a side. Coke or Pepsi? Edward or Jacob? Han shoots first or...please. But fast zombie versus slow zombie--there's a debate worth having. Are you a fan of the slow, stumbling, barely able to keep its head on straight slackjaw? Or do you get goosebumps dreaming of a sprint to the death with an unrelenting, tear you limb-from-limb hater on your tail?  Tough call. 
I like the slackers. There's just something about creeping, stumbling, uncoordinated death that I find appealing. Plus there's more opportunity to stand back and gaze at the slow motion deconstruction of society. What's a zombie story without a little social commentary? (Boring, that's what.)
Now, your average undead sprinter is all about action. Run! Now! Fast! Or you'll be gobbled up by surprisingly agile old Mrs. Blevins from down the street, she of the foul-smelling dentures. Nobody wants that. Sure, there's excitement, but chances are you'll be dead before the first reel ends. Social commentary is only for survivors, people. (In case you were wondering the slow zombies will get you too, just not before lunch.) 

So, what'll it be? Zombie or zoom-bie? 

Happy Bunnies!

Gosh, that's two posts in a row that featured damsels in distress where zombies are doing the distressing. Can't have that--this is a family blog!

So, in accordance with the No Blogger Shall Do No Harm or Nothing Treaty of 2007, I submit this photo of a cute little bunny. Enjoy!

Zombie Morning

Good morning! Just testing out some new blogging tools, so there's really nothing to see here. Well, that hardly seems fair, does it? Okay, let's add something fun. How about a nifty zombie-themed movie poster? Excellent! I've amassed quite the collection but this is one of my favorites. The movie is god-awful, but the poster? Zombie-licious. Enjoy.

UPDATE: Okay, so this required Blogsy, a Blogger iPhone app, a direct attempt through Blogger on my iPad to alter the layout, and finally a fix on my desktop PC. Lovely. Do you see anything complicated here? Me neither. 

Fun with the Apocalypse

Hey look! What do you get when you combine classic pin-up girls with end of the world scenarios? Naturally you get great fodder for a 2012 calendar. I'm partial to the lovely image shown here, but the full set is a lot of fun. Interested? Check out artist Andrew Tarusov's blog.