August 20, 2014

WTF? posted 15 photos that just might creep you out.

Check out the rest of them here. Definitely read the captions.

August 19, 2014

Fascinating short TED Talk by Jared Diamond on why societies collapse. He cites five factors: resource depletion, climate change, relations with neighboring friendly societies, relations with neighboring hostile societies, and political, economic and social factors enabling society to enact change.

He also addresses a common question about collapse, which is why don’t people see the signs of collapse and do something about it. His answer is that a society can’t save itself when the short-term interests of the ruling elites conflict with the long-term interests of the society, particularly when the elites are able to insulate themselves from what is happening. Diamond warns that this condition is particularly applicable to the United States.

Makes you think. Watch it here:

August 18, 2014

A new security guard is hired at a warehouse but warned not to go into Room 19.

August 15, 2014

Nerd Empire (great name for a website) reviewed TOOTH AND NAIL, writing, “I was very satisfied with this action packed rager! I highly recommend it!”‘

Apparently, it was the blogger’s first zombie book, and it’s sold him on reading more of the genre. That’s a win!

Check out the rest of the review here.

August 14, 2014

In ANTISOCIAL (2013), a group of college friends gathers for a party while a strange disease emerges that turns people into raging psychopaths. It turns out online social networks have become infected with an actual virus that in turn infects people connected to it. Despite this interesting premise, the film rolls out like most teen survival horror dramas, with flat or otherwise unlikable characters widdled down to a heroine who learns to fight back. Decent Friday movie night at home fare, but not very memorable.