The Bookkeeper’s Apprentice

This is a rather cool short story from author James Douglas Wallace. I’m fascinated by the thought of post-apocalyptic librarians keeping tomes of the past alive…

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The Zero Hours Joins Forces with From The Wastes

I’d like to introduce a fellow wastelander friend of mine, Gabriel Zeros. One of the kindest and well-rounded wanderer’s of the wastes I have come across.

He’s asked me to help him a bit with his blog and FB page when I can. I hope you’ll take a look at both. The man is a veritable plethora of information when it comes to current news and tidbits about the latest in postapoc media…

A long time no see my fellow Wastelanders. This is a small update to let everyone know this blog is undergoing some minor changes. For starters we have a brand new Admin named Evan who will contribute when he can. He has been blogging about post apocalyptic media for a long time now, in fact he has his own blog called From the Wastes which is absolutely awesome. He has agreed to give me some pointers and help out on occasion which is really nice of him.

Also we have been very active on the Zero our facebook page. Some of us have become friends with podcasts like ZEDD Radio and Zombie Radio Network. All of them have been very encouraging and kind to my page and I am very grateful for all of the kind words. In fact The Zero Hour has joined the Zombie Radio Network and is…

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Attack of the Killer B’s…

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Back in 1992-1993, I was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO.  Assigned to a small Cavalry Squadron, attached to the 4th Infantry Division.

While it was normal for us to party on Friday nights only as soldiers can, my Saturday nights were dedicated to sitting in front of my TV with a pint of New York Super Fudge Chunk and a can of Pringles Cheezum’s (the daily running and PT kept the pounds off).

There was a late-night show on PBS that came out of Pueblo… Attack of the Killer B’s.  It was along the lines of Svenghouli, Elvira, etc..  Three guys (well, two guys and a skeleton hanging by manacles on the wall)… Dr. Reek A. Mortis, Sonny, and Skelvis.

They’d offer what you’d expect – campy humor and lots of banter, but the best thing they did was sing a song that was based on the movie.  It was just so damned ridiculous and fun.

Time counts and keeps counting…. as the years passed, I’d often think of that show, but the name escaped me.  I’d try searching the web for anything about this show and could just never find any information.  I had a few VHS tapes full of the shows, but the quality was so bad (due to aluminum-tipped rabbit ears), that they were hardly watchable after a few years.

A couple of days ago, I was talking to a friend of mine, telling him about this silly show I used to watch.  Lo-and-behold, the next morning, he sent me a couple of links to the songs on youtube!  At which point I immediately created a playlist and added them.

I wonder what ever happened to that Mad Doctor, his singing assistant, and that desiccated corpse of a fairly famous rock star?  Maybe someone out there who reads this will let me know.

So, here are just a few of my favorites from these guys.  Grab yourself a pint of ice cream, a can of your favorite Pringles, and have a little ridiculous fun…

 

 

 

 

There was nothing left, just dust and stars…

The man who I called a friend even though we’d never met… I miss him terribly.

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A dear friend, David, passed away on the 22nd of November, and the days since then have been a slow calming of the disquiet. A yawning void has been growing, and it’s difficult to come to terms with the fact that there will no longer be any words sent when inspired, no more sliding in on lightbeams, or dialing in from the Sky Bunker. No more tales and photos from his travels. No more exhilarating surprise of finding a hand written letter in the mail, with his (sometimes hardly legible) scrawl and doodles. He was brilliant, kind, and funny. I would swear that he could make a friend out of anyone who crossed paths with him. The outpouring of love, and happy memories shared in the wake of his death are proof of that.
He will be missed by all that knew him, and remembered always.

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You like me! You really like me!

I was just recently notified by S.C. Flynn that I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Imagine my surprise!  Thank you, Mr. Flynn!  This month marks my one year anniversary of this blog.  I’m not even sure that what I’m doing could be considered as real blogging.  I’ve never learned how to do it properly, I just created a WordPress Blog and started writing about stuff I like.  I still really have no idea what I’m doing.


 

I believe it is at this point where I need to tell you a few tidbits about myself…

  1. I grew up on a dairy farm in western Montana, a child of the 70’s/80’s.  Mornings started at four a.m. and the day ended around nine p.m..  I hated pretty much every moment of it.  I found that reading offered a much-needed escape from the shoveling of manure.
  2. I joined the U.S. Army, expecting to do my time and get out.  That was briefly interrupted by a little skirmish called Desert Storm.  I’m proud of being a combat veteran.
  3. I spent two years stationed in Germany. The closest town (Bindlach) had been the home of the composer, Vagner.  I used to go to McDonald’s, buy some Pommes Frittes (french fries) and feed ’em to the ducks at the Vagner Estate.
  4. I have absolutely zero interest in sports – any sports (well, except for perhaps Jugging).
  5. I’m not a writer.  I have never written, nor do I plan to ever write, a book.  I get my enjoyment from reading.  A man’s gotta know his limitations.
  6. My fascination for science fiction, more notably that in the post-apocalypse genre, borders on obsession.  Actually, it crossed that border long ago.
  7. I’m not a “people person”.  I have terrible social anxiety.  My best friends are electric, comprised of ones and zeros.

 

These are just fifteen of the many bloggers that I follow and enjoy reading.  I urge you to visit each one of them.  I hope they will post a little something about themselves as I have.  They are all entertaining and some of the most interesting people I have come across…

  1. SCy-Fy: The Blog of S.C. Flynn
  2. Jetstream Reviews
  3. Alex Kourvo
  4. Scott Whitmore
  5. JL Crews Writes
  6. Books Are Delicious
  7. Post Apocalyptic Media
  8. Author Jamie Dodge
  9. Adam Dreece
  10. The War of Alien Aggression
  11. David J. Rodger – Science Fiction & Dark Fantasy
  12. The Dystopian Nation of City-State
  13. E.T. Hourihan
  14. Drew Avera, Author
  15. Jeffrey Goff

 

Again, I’d like to thank S.C. Flynn for nominating me!  For those bloggers I have nominated above, here are the rules if you would like to participate.  I’d like to know more about you. 🙂

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. List 7 interesting facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and inform them by posting on their site.
  4. List the rules and display the award:

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Mad Max – Master for My Mind

Quite possibly my favorite blog post from post-apocalyptic RPG creator and Cthulhu Mythos writer, David J Rodger​. You can hear the engines… smell the guzzoline…

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Fury Road Promises to Reignite the Mad Max Franchise

By the looks of it they’re sticking with low-budget format. Essential when you’re tackling the gritty structure of a post-apocalyptic setting head on.  Tom Hardy has to be one of the greatest acting talents to have come out of the UK in recent years, alongside the magnificent Mark Strong (not in this movie).  From the glimpse of Hardy in the trailer his portrayal of Max comes across  as a man who has had his humanity battered out of him – a wild dog chasing ghosts across a desert landscape and just asking for another kicking.

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I am as excited about this coming out as I was about Star Wars (aged 6) back in 1977.  Why the big deal?  Mad Max is a hallmark of my 1980s. Not necessarily the same 80s you knew.  The…

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Welcome to the Sixth Age of Extinction

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Notice something about human history?  We’ve got a habit of exploring our boundaries and we like to tell stories – be it in written word or moving pictures or games.

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Right now things feel pretty saturated with such experiences past, present and near future. From reality TV shows to YouTube to a billion bloggers typing out their thoughts every day. Content galore.  And a sense that there’s not much left to explore: discounting the unplumbed depths of our vast oceans and the somewhat large expanse of our Galaxy and the rest of the Universe.
But I’m focusing on us and this little blue ball we currently live on.

We’re reaching critical mass. Collapse marker. Reset point.

You’re probably aware of that deep gnawing feeling that something big and bad is heading our way.  That’s because Time is just…

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Robocop remake – I’d really like that hour-and-a-half back…

Finally got around to watching the Robocop remake. It’s free on Amazon Prime right now.

What an absolutely pathetic, bullshit excuse for a movie.

I don’t remember the last time I saw such a blatant example of a mainstream movie being so hate-filled against a political party. Notice I didn’t say “parties”.  I watch movies to be entertained, not to be preached to.

I tend not to get too wrapped up in the details when it comes to entertainment, but this was so blatantly in my face, I couldn’t help but ignore it.  It’s  supposed to be a movie about a dude that get’s changed into a cyborg – not a platform for a political argument.  I want to see him kill bad guys – and stop pulling your “let’s try to confuse the audience about who the bad guys really are” crap.

Hey hollywood, if I wanted to watch a bunch of actors expressing their biases towards the political parties and treating Americans like idiots, I’d watch CNN, FOX, MSNBC, or any of the other ridiculous excuses for news shows the networks can come up with.

Wow, that’s an hour and half of my life I’d really like back.

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