Thursday, March 31, 2011
Strange sightings are reported in lakes throughout the Northern Hemisphere. What are these creatures? Are they flesh and blood, or phantasms? Are they mutant eels or prehistoric survivors? And most importantly, do they taste good with tartar sauce?
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
John Browning was the engineering genius behind several of the greatest guns of the 20th Century. His M1911 is one hundred years old this year and still soldiering on in Afghanistan -- maybe even in Libya. The same goes for his M2 .50 Machine Gun. His other classics, such as the .30 Browning Automatic Rifle and the 9mm Browning Hi-Power pistol have been pulled from front-line inventories after decades of service. Though those who handle the weapons still grow fond of them.
One such weapon in this last category is the M1919 .30 machine gun. This machine gun is a classic that served the United States on nearly every battlefield of WWII and on into the Korean Conflict. It even made appearances in Vietnam in the hands of the South Vietnamese army and mounted on various trucks and jeeps of the US forces.
This thing is a real beast, and just because it's old doesn't mean it isn't up for anti-zombie duty today. Especially if you have no respect for venerable history like that and have it chopped down into a shoulder fired variant. Watch out, Undead; John Browning was ready for you a century ago!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Published as a work of fiction to scoot under the radar of the authorities, this book reveals much about the "biological" functions of zombies. It's important to have a detailed understanding of your adversary in order to exploit weaknesses. The author firmly believes that it is possible to beat a zombie outbreak if we use our brains for something other than food for the Zeds.
As I explained previously, the best martial art for zombiggeddon is a weapon-based art. Forget going hand-to-hand with the walking dead, you need a keen blade or stout stick. Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) are awesome for this role.
Here's part of the Human Weapon episode on covering "escrima" which is used as a catch-all term for FMA. Don't think training with sticks is second best; those sticks stand-in for machetes, bolos, and other large jungle knives. So this episode will provide an overview on why FMA are tailor-made for zombie eradication.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The so-called "Mythbusters" and I don't always see eye-to-eye. But they sure are fun. They blow stuff up, shoot things, and sometimes even get stabby-stabby. Take this video in which they try various machine guns to chop down a tree. It's good to know if these things can work in my line of work. They weren't able to make it work until they turned to the GE 7.62mm Minigun. Imagine, if you can, spitting 50 rounds per second at an on-coming horde of zombies. Something like this can put the hurt on creatures that otherwise are unaffected by mundane weapons; 50 rounds per second dumps tremendous energy into a body and can overtax even a healing factor.
Friday, March 25, 2011
But I suspect something more is happening. Anyway, one of my sources sent me this previously confiscated and embargoed footage which was somehow liberated from a government records warehouse:
Note the infrared (IR) reflective patches on the chest: a patriotic American flag, blood type, and NKDA, or "No Known Drug Allegies."
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Plus, this first one fits our theme, but is all about the tease...
Whereas this one is all about the payoff...
And sets up tomorrow's installment wonderfully.
** Special Note: I would not let my six-year-old watch the second one of these. In other words -- viewer discretion is advised.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
This is the Kriss, a cutting edge sub machine gun design perfect for close quarters combat. It is small and lightweight. It packs a mean, mean punch being chambered in .45 ACP, and it's unique design controls recoil and muzzle jump. And it takes all the popular attachements -- especially the holographic -- or red dot -- sights and flashlights Flint and I like to use.
.45 ACP packs a wallop. Get hit by one round and you know you've been in a gunfight. Get hit by several in quick succession -- and you're in a world of hurt. I've seen a Thompson submachine gun nearly pulp a zombie... But I don't like to talk about that.
I did not know this, but apparently Russia has about 30 scientists devoted to the study of the Yeti. And their working theory is that the Yeti is a Neanderthal survivor. They are establishing a university institute to study the creature.
This is the infamous "Snow Walker" film reportedly caught by two hikers in 1992 in Nepal.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
This looks like it might benefit from some padding on the shield component.
Monday, March 21, 2011
This man -- nay, this hero -- stood up before the Salt Lake City council and outlined in no uncertain terms the need for zombie outbreak preparedness.
Did they listen? No.
And shortly thereafter...
(Hint: Watch behind the talking head newscasters through the studio windows.)
Fortunately this outbreak was contained and terminated.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I am presenting here two transmogrification that professional Lycanthropy experts have reviewed and deemed to be reasonably accurate:
The classic transmogrification from the movie, An American Werewolf in London.
And here is a newer version from the BBC series Being Human. This is an especially interesting one as it includes a blow-by-blow description of the progress of the transmogrification.