Saturday, 26 April 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Grand Theft Auto

Be kind to your senior citizens. Cause everyday I am getting closer to being one.

Now for a bit of trivia. The background is based on a still from the 1968 movie Bullitt starring Steve McQueen. The 10 minute car chase through the hilly streets of San Fransisco is considered a classic and a cinematographic breakthrough at the time.

Bite off more than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Sea of Myriad Rivers Merging

Sea of Myriad Rivers Merging is another book on my reading list. Sounds a bit like a poetry book - well there is some poetry. Ninja poetry!

The Bansenshukai (which translates as Sea of Myriad Rivers Merging) is one of three classic texts on ninja.  It was penned in 1676 by a ninja known as Fujibayashi and has never been available in English. Until now.

In November 2013 Antony Cummins and Yoshie Minami published a full English translation of the 22 volumes of the Bansenshukai. Yes 22 volumes (544 pages).

And it is a fascinating and also frustrating read. For a start it is a translation of the authentic text and so measurements are in tradition units like momme and bu. And while the book discloses many secrets of the ninja, there are many secrets withheld. Throughout the book are references to "details to be orally transmitted". These are the secrets that were handed down by word of mouth only and so were not included in the original text.

Never the less, with this book you can now learn:
  • yo-nin and in-nin infiltration techniques
  • how to make a flying ladder
  • tanuki-gakure (raccoon dog hiding)
  • the truth about the water spider floating seat
  • seven ways to use a sageo sword cord
  • the fire recipe for Cherry blossoms at dawn.
An essential read for any survivalist or history buff. And available on Kindle.

Bite off more than you can chew

Mr Rimsky

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Gone in 60 Seconds

Buckle up! We are hitting the street for the next few weeks.

Keeping a folding bicycle at work is sooooo passé.

This is a 3 part special. It was meant to be all in one comic but I am really liking these one page compositions.

Bite off more than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A zombie ate my cupcake!!!!

I know you’re already asking why the hell is Mr Vitamin G talking about cupcakes on a zombie blog!  Well I’ll be honest, when it comes to food I am like plastic surgery to Tori Spelling, yes, a total mess minus the bleached hair and extraordinary acting career.

If you’re ever in the mood to squeeze out some creativity or bake up some brains, then boy have I got a bad ass little book for you!!  Welcome to ‘A Zombie Ate My Cupcake’ authored none other than Lili Vanilli.  So I it should be said that cupcakes are kind of yesterdays news and macaroons have swooped in and stolen the limelight, but macaroons are extremely limited in terms of their decoration space and creative flexibility.

I know cake decorating isn’t everyone’s thing and there is a certain amount of patience required, however, if you want to impress/repulse your friends with some gory goodies, then check out these bloody beauties below:

Day of the Dead Skulls – A tad too pretty, may require some gruesome upgrades.

Undead Gingerbread – creepy but oh so cute!

Radioactive Slime – Make your guests second guess their first bite!

Blood Stained Brains – Mmmmmmm Brains!!!!

Bleeding Hearts – My Favourite! 


Maybe Mrs K will whip some up for our next morning tea at work?

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Apocalypse Hal - Hugelkultur!

Please dispose of your zombies thoughtfully and be kind to the environment.

Bite off more than you can chew.

Mr Rimky

Saturday, 5 April 2014

What's on your Apocalyptic Box??

Here at BZF it’s no secret that we’re big fans of movies and TV shows with an apocalyptic twist.  The last couple of years have seen a slew of these kinds of movies dominate the box office and of course AMC has a ratings darling with The Walking Dead.
A few Friday’s ago, I had the pleasure of hosting Mrs K at my humble abode where we indulged in home-made burritos, appletini’s and some end of the world fun.  Our mission was to uncover some quality small screen gems to satisfy our cravings for some doomsday debauchery.
So what is on the small screen to satisfy your appetite?  Well you will be pleased to know that there are a number of shows out there that are not just one hit wonders but seem to be hitting the mark with audiences all across the globe.

The 100
Ok, yes this show is only in the fledgling stages of its debut season, but the ingredients are there for a fun ride.  Horribly attractive hotties against a grim background? Check.  Planet earth in ruins with freaky nuclear mutated animals? Check.  Admittedly, the show has received mixed reviews but hopefully it gets a chance to prove its worth.

Such was the success of season one, Helix has already been green lit for season 2.  This was Mrs K’s pick of the bunch and for good reason.  Helix gives us an insider’s look at a team of scientists based in the Arctic who work for the Centre for Disease Control.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a virus themed show so isn’t it time you got injected?

Falling Skies
Falling Skies presents a different sort of apocalypse with aliens replacing zombies – think ET finding home in your backyard and enslaving the human race!  Believe it or not, this show will be debuting its fourth season in June this year thanks to strong ratings and a devoted fan base. 

I will be honest and say that I haven’t had the chance to check out Revolution, although I have heard good things.  Two seasons have screened and the third is yet to be announced, but with a cool premise solidly in place (the planet suffers a massive blackout) there are many possibilities to be explored in this post apocalyptic setting.
Did we miss any of your faves?  Let us know what's on the top of your apocalyptic viewing list!

Bite you later

Mr Vitamin G

Apocalypse Hal - Making Tracks

This is just a basic guide to tracking. Once you master this you can start on the advanced course which includes drunken ninja clowns.

If you need an explanation. Clowns have big feet. Pirates have peg legs. Drunks stagger much like zombies do, so you need check for empty beer bottles. Ninjas occasionally do leave footprints so they use a sideways shuffle so you can't tell which direction there are going in. They may also wear jaki-tabi shoes.

Bite of more than you can chew.

Mr Rimsky