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10/20/14

The Walking Dead: Strangers

 Some standout dialog from this week's episode:

"I sent you away..." - Rick
"You said I could survive...you were right." - Carol
"I sent you away to this--and now we're joining you. Will you have us?" - Rick

"Now, I need you to hear what I'm about to say, ok? You are not safe. No matter how many people are around, or how clear the area looks, no matter what anyone says, no matter what you think--you are not safe. It only takes one second. One second...and it's over. Never let your guard down. Ever." - Rick to Carl (and his old 'Farmer Rick' self)


10/19/14

How to use a Carbon Fiber Ventilator Pen



From EdWood. For educational purposes only :).

Ventilators available from Vigilant Gear and Amazon.

10/14/14

A Primer on Ebola


With Ebola blowing up in the headlines, WHO projecting 10K infections/week by December and an apparent 70% mortality rate, longtime reader JeepBoy was kind enough to send in some background and info.

Hope this is helpful in answering questions you may have. 

From JeepBoy1991:

I feel I really should post this due to all the half ­truths and outright falsehoods being spread on many websites about Ebola. I am NOT an expert but I am a reasonably knowledgeable individual on the subject. I have a BS as a Medical Technologist (this qualifies me to work in a hospital lab) and a BS in Microbiology. Not a Masters degree, not a PHD, just a Bachelor's of Science degree. I worked 8 years in hospital labs, then 19 years as a chemist with the state department of health. I followed the various Ebola outbreaks since back in the early 1980s.

Ebola is a filo-virus, and is an odd duck even for viruses which are really strange at times. OK this is the c­a­t spells cat version of virology (I'm really just hitting the basics here). Viruses contain a strand of DNA or RNA that they "inject" into a cell after the virus particle invades the body. This strand of DNA or RNA uses the cell's own DNA repair mechanisms to "hijack" the cell and to reproduce more virus particles, consuming the cell's resources until the cell bursts (lyses) and releases the virus particles to continue the process.

10/13/14

The Walking Dead returns for season 5

Our buddy Glenn wishing he'd practiced restraint escapes...
If the first few minutes of last night's season opener didn't give you good motivation for practicing urban E&E/escaping from restraints, then you're probably in the wrong place. Some hard to watch stuff.

Good improvising of weaponry by Team Rick, too. With a little work, a belt buckle becomes makeshift Wolverine claws.


A standout scene for me was the conversation between with the captured baddie and Tyrese. The scumbag straight up points out how illogical it is that they haven't killed him yet--"Why am I still alive? How can that help you?" It shows TWD is aware, at least at times, of the character's seemingly senseless survival decisions. In the zombocolypse, you don't have the luxury of taking prisoners. Kill all those bad guys and let God sort 'em out.

Overall, solid, tense episode. Several great ass kicking moments from the good guys, and the show continues to have me on the edge of my seat waiting for characters to die at any moment.

What did you think? Did the episode get you thinking about anything? Let us know in the comments.

Also -- don't forget to enter our Monster Hunter photo contest. Check out the details right here.

10/12/14

Jerry Miculek versus the Undead



Jerry just has too much fun...

10/11/14

October Image Contest: Monster Hunters

In celebration of the Hallo-ma-ween season, return of the Walking Dead and along the lines of one of my favorite book series, Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International, we're going to have us a little contest.

At first, we were just going to go with a zombie theme, but then I thought--why give those other murderous monster bastards a free pass? Nope, werewolves, vampires...if it's a monster, it's fair game for huntin', right?

So...snap a photo of your vampire hunting weaponry or collection of silver bullets. Bust out the Saiga 12 and channel Owen Zastava Pitt. Throw on your zombie apocalypse gear and slay some walking dead. Heck, put your artistic skills to work and send us a purty drawing or comic panel. Our signature apocalypse weaponry contest from a few years back should give you some inspiration if you need it.

For prizes, we'll pick three winners to receive a grab-bag of TEOTWAWKI Blog merchandise and survival loot, valued at approximately $50 each.

To enter, send in your image (please resize images to a max 1200px width if able) to teotwawki.blog@gmail.com. No text description is required, but feel free to add a brief blurb if you'd like.

The contest is open for new entries through October 31st--winners will be selected in early November.

Rules:
  • Must be 18 or older to enter
  • International entries are fine -- if you win, it might take a lil' while to get your prizes
  • One entry per person
  • Keep it family friendly...PG-13 max
  • By entering the contest, you agree to have your image shared across T-Blog's social media empire, future blog posts and electronic endeavors