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{ Monthly Archives } October 2008

That’s a whole lot of zombies

I have 85 zombie movies in my Netflix queue right now.  After Shoot ‘Em Up, I will begin watching as many of them as I can before and during my zombie class in January.  I wonder how many I’ll get through.

Happy Halloween

Brendan Riley: zombie expert

From “Undead Like Me” by Gavon Laessig, at Lawrence.com: The Zombie Walk is only the most recent example of flesh-eating ghouls seeping into our daily lives like so much puss from their decaying husks. Explains Professor Brendan Riley, a zombie expert at Columbia College Chicago, these illegal immigrants from the grave have been with us […]

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Happy Halloween 1

Rated MY: Moderately yucky for zombie gore and violence. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwWF7JHwS4w]

Creepy politics

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB6qvj4627U] [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPUNN4mDC6Q]

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Rarely Riotous

I don’t really know what I expected from Jonathan Winters: Rare and Riotous. I have a vague memory of JW being very funny during a short bit at an awards show, probably the Emmys.  So when I came across this DVD on Netflix, I snatched up my opportunity to see what Winters brings to the […]

Upgraded!

I’ve recently upgraded the blog to the newest version and enabled the “cache” plugin, so if you notice any problems with the blog, please let me know.

Zombies in Popular Media

My new flyer is ready.  Woot.

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A snapshot of American election coverage

Screenshot from Yahoo, 28 Oct 2008, 10:21a.m. CST

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Ratatouille

It’s pretty astounding this movie got made.  It’s a movie about a cute rat.  A rat who likes to cook.  But it’s not a kid’s movie.  Not by a long shot.  I don’t remember seeing too much of the press about this film when it came out, so I don’t know whether it got the […]

I’ll stop posting political stuff after, oh, say early November.

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

Violence is Golden

More on Open Source and Academia

Ruffin writes: What I dislike is the way the university continues to place itself between scholarship and the public paying for it. I’m not working in “any other industry”. I’ve worked in a few of those, and I’d prefer to work in a protected space outside of that system, a space that performs as a […]

Inspector Allyn Mysteries: The Nursing Home Murder

Not a whole lot to say about this mystery. A classic detective story, with a police detective who rounds folks up, bounces from interview to interview, and stages an elaborate congress at the end to suss out the villain. Inspector Allyn has a morose face and a morose demeanor, the worst of the stereotyped British […]

Palin and Ms. South Carolina

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntEE9Zy-qQQ]