Daily Archives: March 19, 2010

One more thing for you zombie lovers…

I just started listening to to We’re Alive which is a full cast, audio drama about a zombie apocalypse.  I feared it’d be too cheesy to stand but it’s really quite good.  Decent acting, great production values, good story.

On top of that, this thing seems like it was specifically designed to tickle the pleasure centers of my brain because:

  1. Well, it’s got zombies
  2. The main character is a sergeant in the reserves or national guard
  3. He’s in military intelligence (!)

Really, could they make it any easier for me to identify with the story?

I usually listen to hard rock or heavy metal while working out but I listened to this while I was biking back and forth to work yesterday and it was quite a good motivator.

There’s something about hearing the characters yell in your ear ‘Here they come!  Get out of here!’ and the sound of M-16s popping off rounds to give get you to peddle faster.

Episodes are pretty short making them easy to take it small bits if you’d like and tightly done.  Very nicely done.

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Yeah…Shiloh and I won’t be doing this

Just an amazing photo. How do they get the dog to go along?

“Dogs don’t perceive height difference, so that doesn’t worry them.

Yeah…I’ve got a 23 pound beagle that would freak the hell out if you tried to jump out of an airplane with him (although, to be fair so would I).

That reminds me that when I first enlisted in the Army my recruiter was processing my contract and said:

Recruiter:  Ok, based on your job selection and test scores you have the option of either getting stationed in Germany for 2 years or going airborne.

Me:  Uh, (I figured there had to be a catch somewhere) what would be involved with the airborne thing?

Recruiter:  Jumping out of airplanes.  (Obviously thinking I must have cheated on my ASVAB test to be asking such a dumb question)

Me:  Yeah, I’ll go to Germany.

And that, my friends, was one great decision.