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Russian (Entrepreneurial) Zombies?

on November 16, 2009 - 9:43am

cubed meat
Give a man a fish, you'll feed him for a day. Give a man a corpse, you can feed him and put some cash in his pocket.

I joke, but the following story is gruesome and unnerving. Yetch brought it to my attention this weekend, and I've been haunted by it ever since.

In the city of Perm outside of Moscow, three homeless men were arrested after dismembered parts of a 25-year-old man were found near a bus stop.

The men - all with criminal records - attacked the young man with a hammer and knives. How does this story get worse? Here's the statement from the prosecutor's main investigative unit for the Perm region:

After carrying out the crime, the corpse was divided up: part was eaten and part was also sold to a kiosk selling kebabs and pies.

No one can confirm if the human flesh was actually served to customers.

Question: what kind of food establishment buys mystery meat from homeless men? In all the sources I've found about this story, not one mentions whether or not the kebab shop has been shut down or even fined.

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And So Christmas Projects Commence...

on November 12, 2009 - 11:03am

Nutcrackers ghoulified

I've been toying with Christmas project ideas. To get into the spirit, I decided to start with transforming some little wooden nutcracker soldiers to reflect a darker side.

Quick Movie Review from You Know Who

on November 6, 2009 - 4:28pm

Dead SnowFor my Halloween viewing, I rented three movies I've been wanting to see: a) Drag Me to Hell, b) Grace, and c) Dead Snow.

Drag Me to Hell was fine. I didn't care for the protagonist (perhaps I wasn't supposed to like her, but I didn't even get to enjoy my dislike for her). The ending was obvious (at least to me) for the last 30 minutes of the movie, so it was a matter of just waiting for it to be over instead of enjoying the misdirection. Overall, I think the movie was pretty weak and have no intention to ever watch it again.

Having said that, the movie had a handful of great moments (especially the first physical scuffle between the protagonist and the gypsy, which I thoroughly enjoyed).

Brains Vs. Coffee Update

on October 20, 2009 - 1:47am

Just a quick update on what's been happening with Brains vs. Coffee.

There's been some promising reviews, including write-ups from Zombie Command and Lipstick Indie (by Carolina Smart). You can see the highlights on my Reviews Page on the BvC website.

Moving from print to podcasts, there was a generous (and unsolicited) mention of the book on Rotting Flesh Radio (around the 45 minute mark). And for those interested in hearing me cackle maniacally as I recount my nightmarish experience with printers in my first interview, check out this podcast from Gredunza Press.

If you're on twitter, you can now get updates, zombie links and quotes from the book by following my Brains Vs Coffee twitter account. It's also a good way to get an extra entry into the giveaway.

What giveaway? Why, Ghoul Friday's October Giveaway happening until Oct. 30th. I'm still looking for reviews, testimonials, and promos! And if I get to 100 followers on that account by Oct 30th, I will add one of my very own Underbiters to the prize pack. Just remember to post links in the comment section of the giveaway page (loads of people have been forgetting!).

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