On the road!

Deejay, Jeremy, Mat, and Dani.

Deejay was telling us this true story about how a gorilla head was severed and placed onto another gorilla’s body and that it lived just fine after the head transplant.

Currently in Oklahoma City.

Stephen Hawking warns over making contact with aliens

Aliens almost certainly exist but humans should avoid making contact, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned.

In a series for the Discovery Channel the renowned astrophysicist said it was “perfectly rational” to assume intelligent life exists elsewhere.

But he warned that aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on.

“If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans,” he said.

Read more at the BBC web site

DARK is coming!

Coming next week, a new horror anthology featuring stories from some cool dudes you might know from the world of horror podcasting (no, not us; other cool dudes). Check out the site.

This Monday April 26th the new Horror Anthology DARK will be hitting for purchase. Fourteen authors come together to bring you their vision of horror in Dark: A Horror Anthology. Many of the iconic creatures of horror’s history resurface in fresh and innovative ways-zombies, werewolves, and chupacabras abound. There are plenty of new things to fear as well, a broken world, a myth of the murky depths, and a knife that cuts twice. Whatever your favorite flavor may be there is an author in these pages that serves it up. Authors include: Matt R. Jones, Bryan Wolford, Casey Criswell, J.P. Moore, Keith Latch, Sal Cipriano, Desmond Reddick, Sean Keller, Dezi Sienty, Cassandra Thomas, Blake M. Petit, Corey Graham, Derek M. Koch, and Steve Wands.

Big intramural Left 4 Dead 2 match tonight

It’s going down tonight, a Dead Lantern civil war. Mat, Steve, Deejay and some kid they picked up off the street will square off against Cech, Spooky McPhee, Brady, me and a couple of others rotating in and out.

The odds are monumental. Can the loveable, scrappy underdogs pull off an upset against the surly, grizzled pros?

(no, probably not)

“The Voluptuous Horror of Alien” from kindertrauma.com

A cool little article about how Alien (1979) fits into the horror genre more than sci-fi. Also depicts screenshots from the movie and compares them to horror movies that came before (and after, admittedly).

I once facetiously said that horror heroine Ellen Ripley officially belonged to the world of sci-fi because she broke bread with robots and drove a spaceship to work. The truth is, no amount of blinking computer lights or sparkling stars can keep ALIEN from being one of the purest examples of a horror film in existence.