Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thinking Thoughts or..., I'm running out of good titles for these nonsensical stream of thought posts.  I was going to title it, blabbering meanderings, or meandering blabbering.  Oh well, never mind.  It's almost been a week since I last posted, and any more delaying would just make getting started again that much more difficult.  I probably would have posted more, but have been feeling under the weather, with an ear ache as well.

I'm feeling better, just a little low on energy.  However, I wanted to get a post written, and well, discuss stuff.  Like this crazy movie I watched last night, Meet the Hollowheads.  It may very well be the only movie that's a post-apocalyptic comedy. I kid you not.  Unfortunately I dozed off a couple of times, but I don't think I missed much.  It really is a low budget stinker, but still somewhat entertaining if you have nothing else to do, or you're trying to fall asleep.

I was going to give you a little info about the movie, but apparently, Wikipedia is doing a "blackout" for 24 hours, in response to SOPA/PIPA.  I guess they are hoping to get people involved.  Oh well.  Anyway, it's a really strange movie, that I think many of you fans of the post-apocalyptic movie genre may enjoy it.

Shock Cinema gives a good description of this movie.  They describe it as "Pee Wee Herman's Blade Runner", but I'm not sure that's accurate.
I'm betting John Glover wished he never starred in this "movie".

If you read my last post you know I started playing Urban Dead, a web-based browser game.  Well, I've been playing once a day, because it goes really quick.  Anyway, my zombie character, Little Henry is no longer a zombie!  Apparently people playing Necro-techs, one of the "character classes" can dezombify ( or whatever they call it ) zombies.  Unfortunately since he started as a zombie he can't use his starting skill, which is called Vigor Mortis, which helps in hand-to-hand combat.  The good thing is he didn't lose experience so after I cleared a 100 XP I bought a skill to help with hand to hand combat.  As a human civilian he's managed to find two flare guns, and a clip of pistol ammo.  Zombies can't search.  He doesn't have a pistol, so finding one is a priority, then I'll buy the skill.

I am playing three characters, and one of them looted a museum.  He ended up with a cubist sculpture, and a fire damaged painting.  I lugged both of them around for about a day, and decided to leave them somewhere.  They're only good for decorating safe houses, and they really added to my encumbrance.  I put the fire damaged painting in a firehouse.  I thought it was appropriate.  I don't know where I will leave the cubist sculpture.  Doctor Velasco has looted a number of books, which will occasionally give you experience points if you read them.  I think I may drop a few soon. Private Gronch is armed to the teeth with a crowbar, fire axe, and of course his pistol, but he's low on ammo...  I think I'm already getting bored with this game.

Anyone out there know of any good web-based browser games?  Preferably free.

If you're interested in miniature wargames, check out this blog: Vintage Wargaming.  Dave Arneson is in this photo!  I found this blog because of a post over on Grognardia.
Okay, I'm about 99.9% positive that it's some kind of military uniform reference poster.  I'm just wondering who published it? I just think it's kind of cool.  I guess the chance of finding that out may well be nigh impossible, because this photo was taken in 1966.  I wonder if there is something comparable printed these days?  I guess I need to do some research.

I guess I've done enough meandering blabbering.  I'm going to go over my notes, and hopefully come up with something really good, or at least more entertaining for my next post.


  1. I spotted that poster as well... how awesomely hardcore is it to have a uniform reference poster on your game room wall?

    Such a great picture... the clothes... wargaming as a 'gentlemen's pursuit'...

  2. Yes, it's awesome. I searched for something similar last night, but I got distracted by the National Archives website. Then I ended up researching the Mercury Space program. The next gaming convention I attend, I'm going to dress like that! Well, for at least one day of the con.