Saturday, March 2, 2013

Walking Dead Online Streaming Link

‘The Walking Dead’ is the only television show I watch on a weekly basis. Did you know you could watch “The Walking Dead’ online the same time it is airing for those who have cable? It is a free link!
Zombies have to love them. Without cable, it is somewhat hard to get my fix but I found a way. 

I simply point my browser to a few minutes each Sunday night shortly before 9 pm EST. I get my fix the same time as the rest of my fellow fans do.

You get all the same footage on that link that the fans watching on cable do, but you have an advantage. When you use that link, you can simply check your email or play a quick game during commercials! When the show is on I have three tabs open, my email, “The Walking Dead’ and of course so I can experience the two screen thing. On there you get polls and see screenshots. I love the 2-screen experience and highly recommend it.

I am often asked who my favorite character on there is. It used to be Daryl as he is a trip! He can lay his cross bow on my dresser any time! He is kind, seems gentle, and can really kick some ‘Walking Dead’ butt. Do not get me wrong he still rocks, and I love his sexy rugged looks. However, Machoone kicks butt. Love her style and I do see her becoming a huge part of the team, maybe even replacing Rick.
I have seen the comic book in the local comic shop but I never even picked it up. I prefer my “walking dead’ live or is that deadish on television. See the other fans on the streaming version on Sunday!  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Skills

If you ever find yourself in a zombie apocalypse there are a few basic survival skills you should know. First you should know how to sneak around. Zombies are often drawn in by the slightest sound. 
Knowing this, learning how to be stealthy would be beneficial for any potential survivor. Usually the quietest way to sneak around is crouch walking or just walking very slowly. Running will generate noise and alert nearby zombies. 

Even if you have a weapon this isn't always a wise idea. Remember playing hide and seek as a kid? This teaches a very useful part of stealth- being able to hide efficiently could mean the difference between you living, and being zombie food. A proficient hider can hold out for as long as they need to. 
Also being able to shut up would be an amazing skill to have. If you ramble on and on, you may end up become food quick, or being sacrificed for the good of the group. If you're in a group that is. 

Another skill includes learning to control your bladder. Being a zombie apocalypse, going to the bathroom is going to become an increasingly dangerous task. If going in a public bathroom, make sure to check all stalls, and then lock the door if possible. Bathrooms, such as ones in private residence may be a lot easier to use safely. 

Restrooms also give the possibility of keeping up with personal hygiene. It's important to keep up with personal hygiene while holding out. 

Next is learning to get rid of picky food habits. You will be forced to eat what's available or starve during a zombie apocalypse. 

Remember to ration the food, when you find it so it lasts for as long as it possibly can. Stockpiling it is always a good idea. Even if you have to eat once a day, it will help you to survive longer. Keep in mind that only the zombies food source is usually the easiest to obtain where as survivors have a harder time. 

Also learn how to operate efficiently on low amounts of sleep. Sleep can be very dangerous, as you are very vulnerable during sleep and can easily be eaten. 

Next learn how to use a blunt weapon or a gun efficiently. Remember the only way to kill a zombie is destroying the brain or removing the brain. It is unwise to practice marksmanship during a zombie apocalypse, for you never know when you will need that ammo. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Zombie Assault What would you do?

Let us pretend that there is a zombie assault happening right now in your town.  You cannot drive because your car is broke down, and the neighbors’ cars are out of gas or already gone.  

You are held up in a house with a friend who eats a lot, with your kids and the food is running low. Poor Kids risked their lives for that food, while you kept a look out for the zombie assault.

Your teenage children can help shooting zombies and all the food you have in your house is food they went out and grabbed.

The kids found ammo, guns and other weapons at the home of a local fanatic.  Their new favorite activity is Zombie killing.  They are even keeping score!  Each day more and more of the walking dead visit your neighborhood. Many are stacked like cordwood in your front yard forming a barrier of gore.

The house is all-secure. Your quick thinking son got the brilliant idea of layering concrete over your windows as a preventive measure.  He even left peepholes or gun holes in the concrete to defend his home.

Your daughter found a car that has been converted to run on used cooking oil.  She parked it outside your home and ran inside to tell you. You are so grateful that you did not complain that she has no license.   She saved your butt.

The only problem is that the small car will only hold a three people and there are four of you. No way you can fit all four of you in the car and still have room for the guns, ammo, weapons and food she stocked in there.

Your son yells, MOM they found us.  The dang zombie assault keeps coming at your house full force. You got three seconds to figure out how to get three of you to the car.  As the four of you are running to the car for your escape, you need a quick plan. Who do you trip so they become zombie food so the other 3 can get away? 

Leave a comment below and tell me how you would handle this situation. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Walking Dead: Episode 6 Season 1 recap

When this episode opens, we are shown, through Shane’s memories how he came to believe that Rick was dead. Shane goes to the hospital to visit his partner and learns the hospital is being evacuated to Atlanta  

He tried to scoop Rick up in his arms to carry him to safety but the wires and monitors prevent him from doing so. Not having a medial background, he fears disconnecting any of them. Shane puts his ear to Rick’s chest and hears nothing, so he assumes his partner is dead. Shane leaves the room and barricades it from the other side so the walkers cannot get Rick’s body.

The scene shows the group of survivors meeting in the lobby of the CDC with the good Dr.  he says he will allows them all inside if they all submit to a blood test.  He does not want the CDC overrun with walkers, and this is why they must submit to the test. All are clean so they are allowed entry and settle in.

When asked why no other doctors or staff is present, Jenner says they have all left the building. He only stayed because he thought there was something he could do to stop the people from changing. 

Later a drunken Shane meets Lori in the recreational room and questions here.  He asks her how she can treat him like this. Lori replies he lied and told her that her husband Rick was dead. Shane contends he thought Shane was dead, and retells how he heard no heartbeat at the hospital. He tried to kiss Lori but she scratched him and ran away.

The next morning Dr. Jenner shows the group the brain scans of subject TS-19. He explains how the brain stem shuts down when the test subject dies, yet reactivates when they enter the walker stage. However, only the brain stem comes back and not the human part.  He also mentions that this patient number 19 is his wife, who once was the best scientist in the world.

The CDC’s generators are running out of fuel. Dr Jenner informs the group when the fuel is out the building detonates to contain the biohazards. Most of the survivors want out of the building immediately to take their chances with the walkers. However, Jacqui decides that it is her time and she decides to stay with Dr. Jenner and meet her maker.   Andrea sits down as well, and Dale says he will sit there with her.

The other survivors rush upstairs to find the place locked down. Carol pulls out a hand grenade out of her bag, and hands it to Rick. She says she pulled it from his pocket that first morning in camp.  Rick uses it to blast of the windows so the group can exit the building.

The building erupts into fire as Dale and Andrea rush into the RV, Rick starts it and they all get away safely.

Would you do as Jacqui did? Would you choose to commit suicide rather than being eaten alive by a walker?

 Where will the survivors go? There is talk of them heading to Fort Benning. Will they make it to the Army base?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Walking Dead: Episode 5 Season 1 recap

Rick tries to reach Morgan on the walkie-talkie to warn him about Atlanta being over run.  He cannot raise Morgan at all.

Glenn and T-dog burn the bodies of the walkers in the funeral pyre. When Morales and Daryl try to toss on the body of a survivor onto the pyre like a walker, he tells them they should bury the body instead.

As Jacqui and Jim stack walker bodies, she notices blood on his shirt. A quick look at his body reveals that he too has been bitten. The group decides to take a wait and see approach.

Andrea, who has cradled her dead sister for hours, shoots her in the head when she wakes up walker style. The survivors hold a funeral for Ed and Amy, and all begin watching for Jim to change.

Rick has the idea of heading to the CDC for help even though Atlanta has been overrun. Lori, after a lot of inner debate, tells the others they should follow Rick to the CDC.  Shane reluctantly agrees and tells the others if you want to follow us be ready at dawn.

Morales, tells the group that his family will not be joining them. Rick hands him a gun and wishes the best to him.  The rest of the group starts for Atlanta.

When they get there Jim, says he wants to be with his family and leaves the group. Rick is sure Jim is very ill and seeing things but the other man says he is fine.

The viewers are introduced to Dr. Jenner who is inside the CDC and conducting an experiment.  An explosion occurred in the lab, showing the viewers that a cure will never be possible.

The survivors group finally reaches the CDC, and a drunken Dr, Jenner watches them via the monitors. The walkers notice the survivors trying to get into the CDC and start coming towards them.

What happened with the Morales family, did they survive the zombie onslaught?

Was Jim bitten again or did he simply die?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Walking Dead: Episode 4 Season 1 recap

In the fourth episode, Amy and Andrea are catching fish and bring lots back to the camp to feed the survivors.   Meanwhile, in Atlanta Rick, Glenn, Daryl, and T-dog find the bloody stump attached to the pipe. Merle is not where to be found.   They go to look for the guns, and a young boy named Miguel comes up to Daryl, who is guarding Glenn as he attempts to get the bag of guns.

The group Miguel is with kidnaps Glenn and whisks him away to parts unknown but leaving Miguel and the bag of guns behind. Miguel leads Rick, Daryl, and t-Dog to an abandoned factory where a standoff ensues. No blood is shed and the standoff ends peacefully when an old woman rushes in. After helping an elderly man, the other group’s leader Guillermo explains that he only wanted the guns to protect the elderly people.  The majority of the staff abandoned the residents of a nursing home, but a nurse and the custodian were caring for them.  The other group’s leader was the custodian.  Rick hands him a shotgun and a rifle before they leave.

Meanwhile back at the camp, all hell breaks loose as walkers find their way in unnoticed. Ed becomes the first casualty, and Amy is bitten as well. Jim who has been digging holes all day, because his was ‘told to dig; in his dreams the night before, realizes he was digging the burial plots for the survivors.

Fans are left wondering what happened to the nursing home residents. Did they survive? Will an unsuspecting group of survivors stumble up on a bunch of elderly zombies pushing walkers or zipping around in wheelchairs?
 Even though Jim dug the burials plots to hold the deceased bodies. Did they stay there?  Since Ed and Amy were bitten, are they now zombies?

Where is Merle?  Did the zombies drag off his body after he cut off his own arm?

Personally, I think the walkers did the cast a favor by biting Ed. That son of a bum was a tough person who thought nothing of smacking around other people.  Good riddance to bad rubbish so to speak. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Walking Dead: Episode 3 Season 1 recap

In episode three opens with Merle sit up on the rooftop but the rest of them are safely back at the camp. Merle is struggling to get the hacksaw, which is out of his reach but a bit.

Glenn arrives back at the camp first in his screaming sporty car, and Jim (a mechanic) disables the alarm. He tells the survivors that the group would not have made it out alive without the help of the new person, who is an officer like Shane.

Then the van arrives and the reunions begin. Morales and his family are shown giving hugs. .Amy and Andrea, the sisters also share hugs and tears. Rick finally gets back with his family Lori and Carl.

We also gain insight to the family of Ed, a wife beater, and Carol and their daughter Sophia. 

Daryl shoots a deer, tracks it only to discover a walker is eating the carcass. He shots the walker and stalks off to camp to find his brother.  The others tell him where his brother is, and offer to go back in the morning.

Andrea confronts Ed, while the women are doing laundry at the quarry and Ed threatens to beat her. Carol tries to calm Ed down but he slaps her face in front of the others. Shane jumps in and beats Ed around the facial area. Shane warns hit another person in this camp and I will not stop next time.

Rick, Glenn, Daryl, and T-dog go back to Atlanta in search of Merle. They find a severed hand next to a bloody hand saw on the roof of the store but no Merle.

Where is Merle?