"Don’t trust the living !"
The Zombie Harbor is a parallel universe close to our world, in which zombies have been tamed, by opposition to most of the zombie movies we know.
Enslaved by the living, tamed as housepets or servants, sometimes used as guinea pigs for dangerous experiments or even cannon fodder, some rebel zombies organized the resistance : The Zombie Harbor.
Join the resistance now, even if you’re still alive, and discover the ever growing universe of the Zombie Harbor.
Asian Drill Pop. The only three words you need to know for Asian LP covers, pin-ups, posters, film stills and more, from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
No wonky commentary to bore you, just pure, unadulterated images. Click individual images for larger versions.
Caution: Nudity not uncommon.
Welcome to your shitty future, soundtrack by The Bronx.
Friday night saw myself and the B1ndychld deep in the mosh-pit for LA hardcore punk band, The Bronx. And if the energy of that crowd was anything to judge by, there is plenty of angry young men and women out there, looking for any way they can to vent their frustration and dance/mosh away the pain.
Earlier that night we’d been watching some hilarious footage on YouTube, the Pretty in Punk special that’s time-travelled from 1980s Boise, Idaho to today. Looking through the mosh-pit gave us our own time-capsule on the punk scene, there were laggards from every epoch: Sex Pistol clones, pseudo-Nazis, skater-punks and even a dirty, half-naked hippe who was hugging the poor bus-boy.
Enjoying my cathartic release from the pain of today’s world, I couldn’t help reflect on the phrase “aggressive apathy” that Warren Ellis uses in Doktor Sleepless. Were these kids, who were so worked up in the mosh-pit, were they just like all the others I’ve spoken to recently about the issues of day. Like the giant ‘net filter our (the Australian) Government is trying to force upon us. So many people I’ve chatted with abhor the idea, but they do nothing. Seriously, I’ve struggled to get people to even join the Facebook protest group, and all that takes is a single mouse-click. People seem disenfranchised to the point of being totally, aggressively apathetic to the society they are a part of. Hating it, but feeling utterly powerless to do anything about it.
In many ways I was working through my frustrations of trying to change their minds. But I fear all they have left is the mosh-pit. This is our shitty future.
I got perhaps two paragraphs into a “Pizza Hacks" article (drudged up by the Boing Boing people from a year ago—are they getting that desperate!?) over at SeriousEats.com and I thought: what a bunch of morons. (Of the “Pizza Hacks” peeps, not BB.) My mother taught me a pizza “hack” when I was a teen in the 80s and it beats anything out there, hands down. It’s fast, simple and you don’t need a stinking frying pan or to bother Domino’s for dough (which is actually illegal for them to sell).
Here it is:
1) Purchase uncooked biscuit dough from your local grocery store, it should be in the refrigerated food section. (Note: in the U.S., where I am from, biscuits are not cookies, so please use your local equivalent.)
2) Prepare your toppings. You can have anything you want on your pizza (in my experience, but I stick to traditional items like cheese, ground pork, ground beef, ground chicken, small or thinly sliced veggies).
3) Prepare a baking/cookie sheet. I don’t remember if my mother lightly buttered/oiled the sheet or not, so it would be prudent to consult the baking instructions on the biscuit package.
4) Place individual dough pieces on the prepared sheet and then flatten the centers out leaving the outer rim raised.
5) Sauce and top the flattened dough pieces, but again, don’t place too much on, but I recommend not putting on too much as the bottom of your pizza may not cook as well. Moderation is the key to fun here.
6) Place in broiler, cook 5 to 10 minutes, but WATCH them. As the broiler gets hotter, it will take less time to cook them. It might even be smart to turn off the broiler and let it cool down if your dough starts to blacken while the toppings remain undercooked.
These are great for parties and for all all ages, and the guests—if you are so inclined to allow them—can enjoy making the pizzas themselves.
"You wanted to know who I am, Zero Cool? Well let me explain the New World Order. Governments and corporations need people like you and me. We are samurai. The keyboard cowboys. And all those other people out there who have no idea what’s going on are the cattle.
One of my favorite quotes from Hackers. I remember watching it surrounded by angsty-teen paraphenalia, an impressive collection of retro gaming consoles, piles of data tapes and my then state-of-the-art 486DX2. Crash Override. Acid Burn. The badass’d custom UIs and thumping beats of Voodoo People.
Despite ambitions of becoming a master cybercriminal, I soon realised that the world of the hacker was well beyond my reach. Worse still came the shattering discovery that most hacking was in fact done through visually lacklustre Telnet prompts and UNIX clients. Where were the badass skulls? 90s cool pseudonyms?
I was one of the cattle. The greatest ‘cyber crime’ I would ever manage was the manipulation of the alert sounds on my highschool’s computers to play Warcraft II battlecries.
Uplink: Hacker Elite gives anyone the oppurtunity to live out their anarchistic dreams of becoming a cyber criminal. You are recruited by an underground collective of highly skilled agents for hire, contracted by various anonymous parties to wreak digital havoc where required. Break into the Global Criminal Database and frame a man for murder. Commit corporate espionage through the sabotage of highly sensitive information.
As the game progresses, you are able to upgrade your deck to from an entry-level calculator to a secure server room (complete with security sensors and remote detonators…just in case).
Despite being released in 2001, the game has maintained a massive cult following (and has recently been made available via the Steam network). New patches, mods and missions are updated regularly through numerous fan sites - of particular mention is Onlink which comes with a plethora of new features, functions and most importantly - a built in MP3 player, so you can grind to your favorite tracks.
Here’s a quick gameplay sample:
For anyone that has yet to check it out - you can download the demo here.