August 31, 2009

No, this isn't creepy at all

From Mental Floss, via Neatorama

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August 17, 2009

A Mathematical Model For a Spreading Zombie Infestation

Students at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa have published a paper in a book titled Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress detailing how to model the spread of a zombie population and various complications in managing the spread of the infestation. They even give humans a fighting chance in some cases!



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August 15, 2009

American teevee is boring

Seriously, we could use more of this on our airwaves:

I mean, "How I Met Your Mother" is funny enough, but if Neil Patrick Harris and Allyson Hannigan happened to be toting a shotgun or a chainsaw and killing a zombie or two during every episode? I see viewership trending upward.

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August 10, 2009

In more Epic Win news

Zombie. Storm Troopers.

Seriously, all the win.

Please please please make this a movie with Milla in it.  I've been good!  I totally haven't smote all those who need smiting!

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August 06, 2009

Woohoo! Red trailer!

In case you don't know what a red trailer is, don't watch this in earshot of anyone who could fire you or who you don't want repeating "cockblocking robot".

(h/t IWatchStuff, where there's a superawesome still from the trailer.)

And an only slightly related bonus: Twitch has some more Robogeisha stills!  In huge full color!)

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August 02, 2009

I guess I'm flunking the whole racial sensitivity thing

So I just want to make sure I have this right.  A movie is filmed about raising the flag at Iwo Jima, no African-Americans are included, so it's racist.  A company doesn't hire a minority because there's a more qualified applicant who happens to be a white male, so it's racist.  Creating a video game set in a city that prides itself on its high percentage of African-Americans, and including in that video game African-Americans both in the main characters and in the thousands of walk-on characters?  Yeah, that's racist too.

Can someone please explain this to me?  Is there some genetic benefit tied to skin tone that renders African-Americans impervious to the virus that created the thousands of screaming horde infected?  For that matter, was Louis the only African-American to be found in the city where the original four survivors did battle?*  Why isn't anyone crying racism over the original game?  And dammit, where are the Asians and Hispanics?!

(doubleplusundead) This isn't the first time some media tool threw a bitchfit because some developer had the audacity to include black zombies in a video game set in a location with a large black population, BTW.

*I've since noticed in a comment at the linked post that apparently there are African-American infected in the original game.  Either that means I don't really notice race on video games, or I'm a racist for looking right through them.  Probably the latter.

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