Post-Apocalyptic Book Club: The Infection By Craig DiLouie

It sounds too good to be true, but it’s real… Well, as real as thing can be on the internet. You might find you’re actually participating in an experiment by robots to help them understand how humans process and plan for survival situations. Maybe.

Hypothetical robotic motives aside, the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club lives on the messages boards over at the Post-Apocalyptic Forums coordinated by out friends at Megaton.us.

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What to do if The Apocalypse Comes While You’re at Work (or School)

 

Well, If I was at work when the apocalypse hit I’d probably run right out into the street to die. Or, I’d sneak myself into the building next door and say I’m the temp who just started that morning1.

Most movies give us the impression that the apocalypse will hit when we wake up at 10am on Saturday morning. Upon seeing carnage in the streets or feeling tremors shake our house,

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Post-Apocalyptic Reading: Pocket Guide To The Apocalypse by Jason Boyett

This is not a review. I just bought a book and am too excited to wait until after I’ve read it to spread the word.

I generally get excited about bout books; but gosh, I love facts and short bursts of information. Those fact a day calendars were made for me 1. And this new book, is right up my alley.

At times, I can have a handicapped attention span.

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Post-apocalyptic survival: He who controls the water isn’t thirsty

The other day, I watched the animated movie Rango. While I was watching, a few things occurred to me:

  1. The desert bears an uncanny resemblance to a post-apocalyptic wasteland (assuming, of course, that the apocalypse is something that turns Earth into a dry, barren, dusty wasteland with very little food and water)
  2. A Wild West type of settlement is apparently the best kind of settlement for this kind of environment (The Book of Eli had something similar)
  3. He who controls the water controls the settlement (and,
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Zombie Resources From Unlikely Sources

So, zombies are all the rage in entertainment right now. They seem to also be the big thing in marketing and getting through to the masses. So much so, that even the Centers for Disease Control and PETA are on board.

You can send zombie-themed e-cards via the CDC website to encourage your friends and family to prepare for all possibilities.

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Post-apocalyptic survival: Lessons from The Book of Eli

Recently, I watched the movie The Book of Eli (I know, I know, you’re probably saying “Welcome to 2010.” But I’m generally behind when it comes to watching grown-up movies. I’m a mom; it’s an occupational hazard.)

Anyway, while watching this movie I noted a few take-away lessons. Not the least of which is that if you have a religious book in your possession, that religion’s deity will protect you such that you become impervious to bullets.

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The things I’ll miss come the apocalypse.

So, some days I actually long for the apocalypse. You know, I stare at the world and think ‘please please please!’. In fact, just yesterday I told two Londoners that London was the reason I wanted an apocalypse- so it would be deserted and I could enjoy it properly. You know, without Londoners. Fortunately they’ve lived in Norfolk long enough that their immediate response wasn’t to glass me and take my wallet, so I was fine.

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Post-Apocalyptic Graphic Novels

I’ve been getting into comics lately. Kind of. The graphic novel variety. Sometimes all my shows are on break and I’m not ready for a new book yet but I want to keep myself alarmed and entertained. In these times, I find graphic novels the perfect niche to fill the void.

One of the best things about getting into graphic novels late? Digital comics are becoming increasingly popular and most publishers have an app or a partnership to get their products directly into my iPod1.

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Tornedoes, Lightning and Death in Massachusetts? Oh, my.

So, apparently, the apocalypse is nigh… I recently posted about recourses your (or my) government provides to help citizens plan for emergencies. Massachusetts had guides to prepare us for all of New England’s major weather situations. They covered floods, which have jacked up this region (and my commute) in the last year. There were guides for hurricanes, which we made a movie about because we totally get the NorEaster devil-storm situation.

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Post-apocalyptic holidays

My apologies for getting this post up late. My husband and I decided at the last minute to go out of town for the long weekend. So we loaded up the van, packed up the kids, and took off for parts unknown (well, unknown to us, anyway).

But the trip got me thinking—what will happen to the holidays after the apocalypse? By holidays I don’t mean vacations, I mean the major holidays. Days like Christmas,

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