Safety in Zombies: Tricks to Protect Yourself in a Pre-Apocalypse World

Navigating the world around you on a daily basis can be tough. There are bills to pay, food to eat, chores to do, pets to care for…blogs to write. On top of all that, everyday you need to keep yourself safe from any number of dangers like muggers, murderers, and rapists to name a few.

It’s not like we don’t know how to prevent a surprise attack from catching us off guard, but all of the little things you have to do can be a bit much to remember.

Park close to the building, underneath a light, and within sight of the windows of the building.

Always have your pepper spray.

Keep your head on a swivel.

Keep track of everyone you see.

Have your keys ready before you leave the building.

The list goes on. It’s is so much to keep track of that it would be easy to forget a step and end up a victim. Luckily, there is an easy, fool proof way to remember all of these safety precautions and more.

Pretend you are in a Zombie Apocalypse.

No, you didn’t read that wrong. Zombie Apocalypse. Think about it.

If there were zombies out and about, would you casually saunter to your car while digging your keys out of your purse? No. Your keys would be in your hand as you power walked to your car, all the while checking the shadows and jumping at every sound.

Would you sit in your car while scrolling through Spotify, trying to find the perfect playlist to drive home to? No. You’d check your backseat, get in, lock the doors, cut the car on, and go!

Would anyone ever be able to sneak up on you because you had your headphones in and were dancing to another bop by Todrick Hall? No! You would know where everyone around you is, was, and is going to be because any one of them could be after you and your brains.

On top of your new constant vigilance, you would never leave home without your pepper spray, knife, brass knuckles, or whatever is your preferred self-defense weapon. Walking around unarmed in a zombie apocalypse is a death sentence for sure.

Not only are you now hyper aware and armed but in a Zombie Apocalypse you would also be knowledgeable of the many weak points on the human body in the event you do ever come in contact with a zombie or maybe a looter taking advantage of the fall of humanity. Go for the foot, the diaphragm, the nose, the eyes, the throat, the…under carriage. Whatever you can get to, strike it hard and fast because everyone knows that it takes a lot to bring down a Zombie and we don’t know what kind of Zombies these are. Are we talking Walkers or White Walkers? Thriller or Zombieland? It would be best just to cover your bases and kick it until it stops coming for your precious brains.

Make it fun too. That is, you have to do all of this anyway. Why not turn it into a child like game of make believe so you don’t have to face the cold hard truth that you are literally trying to keep yourself alive.

Therefore, if you ever find yourself out in the world and all alone just remember:

Zombie Apocalypse.

Turns out that all those sci fi and horror shows you watched just may have been good for more than just a scare.

Raining Zombies: The Walking Dead Season 4 Premiere Review (Spoilers)

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Sunday evening, season four of AMC’s The Walking Dead aired to an eager audience. Rick and the gang are back, seven months after the end of season three. The group at the prison has grown, and Rick tends to a vegetable garden (where did he get those seeds, by the way?) and raises pigs (did they come from the same place the seeds did? This was obviously a bothersome plot hole for me). The group is slowly becoming a community, and have worked on building up the prison’s defenses. Things seem well at the prison, but things quickly take a turn downhill, and by the end of the episode it seems like this season might pick up the pace and ramp up the action that has been arguably lacking in the last season and a half.

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Interview with Neil Fallon of Clutch – Nerdom, Beer, and Children’s Books

Neil Fallon is the vocalist, lyrical genius/madman of Clutch, and a personal musical hero of mine. While the genre of Fallon’s band is up for debate, the passion of Clutch’s fans is not, cementing the band as a “cult band.”


Before Clutch’s performance with Orange Goblin, Lionize and Scorpion Child at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, I had the honor of sitting down with Neil to discuss his love of Star Wars, beer, lyrical complexity and much more.

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American Horror Story Asylum Should be Locked Up

I wanted to like this season so bad. It had so much potential- a creepy insane asylum with creepy doctors. That setting alone holds the possibility of good horror stories- though not exactly an original plot line, at least it is simple and has yet to be done on television. But no, the writers of American Horror Story (on FX) had to go ahead and just throw in every crazy idea they have, adding new plots each episode while resolving none. They have turned a show with the greatest scare potential into the most wtf-inducing shows I have ever watched (and I’ve seen clips of Honey Boo Boo).

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The Walking Dead: Comics VS. Television

The Walking Dead has captivated audiences with its storytelling and character development along with zombie (or walker) killing action. Viewers who miss out on the comic book are losing an opportunity to have a more in-depth storyline with  more character development. The work by creator Robert Kirkman and the beautiful art exhibited by Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard are not to be missed. Even though the television series and comic are very similar, I recommend taking in both to fully appreciate the work put into each. To clarify I will be using the terms “graphic novel” and “comic” interchangeably.

Warning: I will be discussing past and possible future events in the television series, so if you do not want to be spoiled, do not read on and skip to the last paragraph.

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Personal Test: Zombie Run 5K 2012

I had always been out of shape: mostly it was my lack of keeping a consistent workout routine as well as not watching my diet. Before the start of the fall semester, I vowed to start making changes in my diet and start keeping a regular workout. I discarded all sodas, sweets and fast food from what I eat and started going to the gym two to three times a week.

To help keep me motivated, I set a goal for myself to run a 5K (3.1 miles) within the semester. I searched around and found the Sacramento 5K Zombie Run, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I have a personal affinity of all things to survive the zombie apocalypse and figured “if I am not fit enough to outrun the Horde, I am not fit enough.” So I convinced another health conscious friend to sign up with me and test our bodies to the trials of the challenge. [Read more…]

Video Game Review: Dead Island

Dead Island should be looked at as a game simply about killing zombies. The story stinks, the characters are bland, the voice acting is pathetic, the game is riddled with bugs, coop is frustrating, controls just don’t feel right at times, the rpg elements feel tacked on; but bashing in undead heads feels amazing. The first person melee combat is fluid and responsive. Every kill leaves you with this “OH YEAH!” sense of accomplishment. And there are plenty of weapons and weapon mods to keep things interesting. And the atmosphere is done very well. Even though the game starts off in a sun-washed beach there’s still a sense of danger and worry. Plus the game takes you to a few other locales, so don’t get too used to the beach. [Read more…]