Friday, 31 July 2015

Zombie Prayer

So the apocalypse has happened, and maybe your the type that prayers help you gain strength while you slay the walking undead demons, but you can't find the correct reading in Psalms? Try this little night time prayer from Etsy.

This would have been a much better prayer to say before bedtime than the one I used to recite as a little girl....but that was before I discovered Jediism.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Official Beer for The Walking Dead

No more Pil, Molson, MGD, O16, Keith's, Heineken, or whatever other beers* there are (I strictly drink mouthwash; way cheaper) for your sit down drinking game while watching The Walking Dead. Now TWD has this:
Put your hands together for Blood Orange IPA, a pale ale brewed with blood orange peel, with 6.7% and no trace of actual blood. 
I guess the Terrapin beer has showed up in the show?? pfft I'm too busy staring at Reedus.

*Can you guess where I live??

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Bloody Ceramics

Jessica Harrison adds beautiful work out of found ceramic which leaves you feeling this isn't what Grandma would have on her china shelf. 

Although they don't scream zombie they are truly horrifying and showcase what zombies crave and how fragile our world really is.  Each ceramic is found with Harrison just adding a few creepy add-ons. I have four here, and digging the one with the brains exposed, but be sure to see more of Harrison's weirdly beautiful work. 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Instagram Zombie Art

I like my instragram a lot. I spam it with my minpin pics, books I am reading, shit I buy, and of course the odd zombie stuff that I go gaga over. What I love mostly is finding artists or accounts that are showcasing zombies. 
Excuse all the screen shots....too lazy to crop and want to show credit. 

Kathleen Saunders does many Prismacolor pencils on Strathmore paper and great nerd mash-ups. She is my fav to look at. One of her works caught my eye for my blog: The Walking Disney. Love it!

Fredrik Edén, "illustrator from the cold north", does some pretty dope zombie illustrations of all kinds of nerdy. 

Video games, Disney, tv shows and movies are a great inspiration to zombify for Edén. 

Hit the jump to see more of his gruesome zombie drawings.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Monday Mention: Zombies vs. Mummies: Clash of the Living Dead

Zombies vs. Mummies: Clash of the Living Dead
by Michael O'Hearn, Michael Delahoyde (Consultant)

In a battle of the undead who will prevail? The cursed wrapped mummy or the virus stricken zombie? Both doomed to attack the living, each with a strengths and weaknesses, these creatures will put up their rotten dukes and declare a winner in this book. 

Obviously really short with its 32 pages and while it has some great highlights and makes a great argument that mummies are the tougher, smarter of the undead, this book seems unbelievable since zombies would not attack something dead with no brains. Duh! Zombie logic. Enough said. 

2 out of 5 monkey brains

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Dementor Wasps

As if cockroaches needed to live anymore and survive anything, a new wasp, the  Ampulex dementor
Dementor wasps inject venom into cockroach prey, right in the belly, rendering it a "passive zombie," according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.

Sounds like a shit load of pain! It also causes the cockroaches to be able move but in an uncontrollable way, confusing the roach and making it easy prey for the wasp to come and devour it. 

Wanna know more insects that are freaky zombie makers? Click here for my review.

Thanks to Geekologie for keeping me up to date on life's hell on earth. 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Monday Mention: Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead


Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead
by Rebecca L. Johnson

What's scarier than movie zombies? Knowing they actually exist!!!
Okay. Not like the human kind, but there are many creatures in nature that become mindless, crazed zombies all because of some minuscule parasite. 
Read about it all in Zombie Makers
The one parasite that creeped me out the most was the Guinea Worm that actually crawls in humans in Africa after being consumed in contaminated water. These worms can grow up to 3 feet long, looking like spaghetti crawling around inside of you.
They crawl to the leg of the host and lay their eggs there causing a painfully sore blister. Often heading to water to calm the pain (the obey command zombie trait), the worm them crawls out causing the gross cycle all over again. Blech! People actually would get this slowly pulled out over the course of days or even weeks. Breaking the worm could leave you crippled, infection and even death. Sounds like a great time! 
So if you want to be grossed out by bugs that turn other creatures into weird zombies then go on and read Zombie Makers. 

4 out of 5 monkey brains