Saturday, 28 June 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Briteny Spears

 Or should that be celebrity zombies?

I have nothing against celebrities like Britney Spears. Celebrities, like zombies, probably fill some ecologic purpose in the big web of life. It is just that I can be trashy sometimes and Oops I did it again.

Bite off more than you can chew

Mr Rimsky

Friday, 27 June 2014

Montreal Calling.......all zombies!!!

Hey BZF Bandits, its Mr Vitamin G here reporting live from Montreal Canada!!  That’s right, Miss K decided that I had earned myself an all expenses paid trip to bring you all the zombie goss from this glorious city!  Ok truth be told, my other half is originally from this part of the globe and we are visiting family and friends as well as stuffing ourselves silly just in case the apocalypse decides to go live.

Speaking of which, I have been super impressed with Canadian’s general awareness of zombies.  For example, within a couple of hours of landing, I had already found an absolute must have for all zombie movie addicts ‘The Zombie Film’.

 It seemed that I was on a roll, because on day two I came across some fantastic educational aids for the young ones or the young at heart!  Have you ever wanted to create your own pet Sock Zombie?? Or design your own crafty felt zombie?? No??  Well check these babies out!!

Normally I am not a crafty person, but I found myself strangely drawn to these little gems and with a price tag of $10 each I simply could not resist.  I was keen to get started on my Sock Zombie and this little guy required a team of three and actually made for some fun family time as we brought Larry the Zombie to life – check him out below!

Not sure Larry will make it through customs, but I will make sure I give you guys another update before I fly home, I will also post some happy snaps on our BZF Facebook page!

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G

Monday, 23 June 2014

Midweek Musings

Hey BZFers!! It's been a while since you have heard from me and thank goodness for Mr Vitamin G and Mr Rimsky taking the reins on supplying awesome content for a while now. Life has been busy and a little complicated but back on track and thought it best not let my zombie apocalypse prepping lag or I am destined to become a happy meal!! So with this said I am starting a new weekly column that with contain all my random zombie related musings as they can just no longer be contained. So keep checking in and I hope you enjoy :)

Mmmm tasty!!! Have a good week and remember...don't get bit

Miss K 

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Apocalypic Pets

Welcome to our 200th blog and 65th issue of Hal! (you gotta read them all). And today it is all about pets. Having a pet can reduce stress when things go bad. They can also be handy when you are hungry.

Our rats are very good at sniffing out food. But they refuse to share.

Scorpion bombs are an ancient weapon. They are just clay jars filled with live scorpions which you throw at your enemy. Hannibal (the guy who invaded Rome, not the cannibal) won a naval battle by using the same trick but with venomous snakes.

Bite off more "tastes like chicken" than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Apocalypse Hal - How to use a tampon!

Decided I needed a "companion" issue to go with last week's How to use a condom.

I have heard that army medics carry a few for plugging bullet wounds until they can move the wounded to a medical facility. I have seen them used to stop nose bleeds so it makes sense.

Next week something more tasteful - pets for the apocalypse.

Bite off more that you can chew

Mr Rimsky

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Apocalypse Hal - How to use a condom!

Friday marked the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Normandy Landings. So let all pay tribute to one of the great unsung heroes of the landings - the condom.

Condoms were used by the bucket load in the lead up to the landings. Soldiers used them to waterproof small personal items like their wallets. The Americans used condoms to waterproof the M-1 ignitors they used to set off demolition charges. The trick was to place them in a condom, seal the open end with grease and tie thread around where the fuse cord left the ignitor. The "T" shaped pull for the ignitor could be yanked through the condom to set off the charge.

Condoms are still used in military survival kits. Such as those used by SAS serving in Afghanistan

As a side note I discovered condoms are now available in Chocolate ripple flavour. Someone in the marketing division has too much time on their hands, but seriously if you plan to use them as an emergency water container use plain non-lubricated ones.

For more condom uses check out the informative Willow Haven Outdoor website. He has 11 uses for condoms, including making a cool slingshot.

Bite off more than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Archie upgrades with the undead!

Hey there BZF babes, so before we go any further I’m going to admit that I have never really been an Archie fan.  Some of my friends were into the comics when I was a kid but I was more interested in He-Man, Transformers and Voltron.

Recently, Archie has branched out in a new comic called Afterlife with Archie.  Before we get into the guts of Archie’s new comic, let’s bring those of you who are out of the loop up to speed with this impressive boy wonder.

Believe it or not, the very first Archie comic debuted back in 1941 and tells the story of your average boy next door with much more likeable traits than Dennis the Menace.  It seems from the get go that Archie has always been a relatable chap, whether it be his ongoing love triangle with Veronica and Betty, fighting with the school principle or singing in his self titled band – Jeez this teen is a serious over achiever!!

In an interesting twist, Archie is now heading down Apocalypse Street and having his very own encounter with zombies!  Now I know this may seem like a cash grab, but with such an iconic character and continuing popularity, this really is an evolution of sorts for Archie.  The creators of Archie have been flexible with the brand by allowing different spin off’s, and this is where the zombie fun begins!

The first issue of Afterlife with Archie completely sold out.  The critics love it, the fans love it and some even describe it as ‘one of the best horror comics in a very long time’.  With reviews like that, we need to peel back the rotting flesh and see the bones that are holding this new series together.

First you need to know that Archie’s friend Jughead (don’t ask me) has a beloved dog called Hot Dog and in a terrible turn of events Hot Dog is run down by Archie’s nemesis Reggie!  Completely distraught, Jughead asks Sabrina (yes the teenage witch, who originates from these comics) to bring Hot Dog back to life.  Needless to say, the gang find themselves in a terrible Pet Semetary situation as Hot Dog goes on a biting frenzy, infects poor old Jughead and thus the apocalypse unfolds!!

I have to commend the team for allowing such a well established comic book character to delve into a world that holds many possibilities while creating a setting that will please most zombie fans.

As I said, Archie was never really on my radar, but with the current turn of events, I may just be tempted to see where Archie’s Afterlife leads.

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G