Thursday, November 09, 2006

Sleep Deprived

I’ve been really busy at work and I'm currently running on pure will and evil malice right now, but I found some awesome links that have been piling up and I needed to get a posting up this week before I left to go bow hunting for the weekend.

I’ll be back next week with a movie review of (shudder) Uwe Boll’s BloodRayne.

I’m going to pick this book up. It’s reminiscent of "Max Brooks’ Zombie Survival Guide". How’d this one get past me?!? Here I am busily planning my take over of the world through a zombie Armageddon, and I find out the fucking robots are planning their own invasion! Dammit! Sure, they get the cool Cylon vibe, and sure, they get to wear vat grown flesh over a titanium endoskeleton. Sure, they even get the sexy weapons, like a phased plasma rifle in the forty watt range… but when all is said and done, us zombies got feelings – ya’ know? Screw those robots!

At the risk of getting my balls busted for wanting a murse, or a manbag, I have to admit that I’ve been looking for a new bag for when I go downtown for school. I just want something kind of trendy, but utilitarian for all the crap I’ve got to carry on a daily basis. I saw these and I am REALLY, REALLY tempted to pick one up. A bit pricy, but *damn* is it nice. And you can call it a man purse all you want, but I bet YOUR purse doesn’t have the capability of carrying an H&K USP .45 semi-automatic pistol with two or three back up magazines of ammunition!!! I’ve lately been thinking in terms of survival, and the concept of a Bug Out Bag (or BOB). These are bags that you would have with you in today’s uncertain world of terrorism and impending zombie or otherwise Armageddon. They would have basic survival supplies that would enable you to fight your way back home, or to a safe place in the event your home is overrun by ravenous cannibal hordes. This would suit that purpose AND carry the daily stuff I need (like my oscillating death ray). The only drawback is that it’s not big enough to carry my school notebooks. That being said, I still think it would probably look GREAT with my Utilikilt. Whaddya think?

I have to admit, Doctor Zombie LOVES him some ass kicking. Especially in my movies. I’ve been known to judge a movie on some very simplistic merits. For a movie to be good, it must have one or more of the following things: A) Gore, B) Monsters, C) Guns, D) Someone getting Kung fu kicked in the face, and E) boobs. What can I say; I’m a simple man with simple tastes. That said, I found this list (on a pretty cool site) of the greatest martial arts movies of all time, and I can find nothing wrong with their choices. I know that top ten lists are a dime a dozen on the internet, but it’s a rare list that I agree with almost entirely. Check it out…

Here’s a link to the new internet obsession – transhumanism. No, not transhumanism as it pertains to man’s quest to improve himself physiologically through science and/or technology. That’s how we run into trouble with the cyborgs (see today’s FIRST post!). I’m talking about the incredible amount of photo-shopping and airbrushing that professional models, actors, and actresses need in order to look like the preternaturally inhuman works of beauty that we see on magazines and on billboards. This is an especially telling example of this. Crap! This makes me think that I, in all of my grotesquely ugly glory, could be a friggin’ model. It’s funny how our perceptions of beauty and our perceptions of perfection are so manipulated by the media, advertising companies, and PR flacks. I find this fascinating - - it’s like Glamour Shots for the rich and famous.

And on the “Doctor Z. wishes he had some money to just invest in pieces of horror history” front - - this real estate agent has listed the house where the mutant rednecks immortalized in Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” murdered them a whole family. This is right up there with buying the house from the Amityville Horror, or the Spahn ranch (where Smilin’ Charlie Manson murdered Sharon Tate), or even Boleskine Castle in Scotland (Aleister Crowley’s mansion). How cool would it be to buy this place?!?

That’s all for now, dear reader. I’ve been working from about 5:30pm to 5:30 am for the last three nights at work. I’ve another class to train tonight until 11ish, and then I’m going to crawl off to my coffin for some much needed rest. I’ve found that, when I have a total of less than 5 or so hours sleep - over a three day period, people end up getting murdered. It just happens, and I (sometimes) feel a little remorseful that it has to happen; but they should probably stay clear of a sleep deprived, evil, undead Doctor if they know what’s best for them. I’m just sayin’…


Joshua Perdue said...

Geez... that Clutter house thing is messed up.
Have you ever seen pics of the Tate estate from the Manson murders? That place was swank! They shot the Nine Inch Nails video for "Gave Up" there because Trent recorded some of Broken and The Downward Spiral there. Very nice place; it's a shame it had such a stigma.

Dr. Zombie said...

I'd actually heard that Trent had bought the place, but then subsequently sold it. Damn rich musicians... how'z come they get to buy all the cool stuff?!?

Memphis said...

That robot book is really good - don't know if as good as the Zombie one as I'm yet to finally sit down with that one! If you're into it there is also a Dalek survival guid too however I think their advice is suspect as they suggest riding a Dalek around in a yoga position on it's head.

Memphis said...

For some reason English appears to be my second language - at least typing it anyway - please forgive the typos in the last comment!