Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Stunt Zombie's Fingerhut Christmas Wish List!

Hey! Do you realize we're less than a week away from Thanksgiving? Crazy, right? It feels like it was just last week that we were worried about getting our Halloween costumes put together, and now we're trying to figure out what sides to serve with the turkey. Then, as quickly as the holidays are going, we've got maybe two or three more days until Christmas.

If you're anything like me, you've been working on a most important document, one that will set the tone for the rest of this year and the next. Ladies and gents, I'm talking about the Christmas wish list.




Every year, right around the end of October, my folks would start pressing me about what I wanted Santa to leave me under the tree. Living in the pre-internet age meant I would have to rely on TV ads,  newspaper flyers, toy inserts, and the big daddy of them all, the Sears Wish Book. Pages would be bookmarked, corners dog-eared, catalog numbers circled. I did whatever it took to make sure there was no confusion over what I wanted. It wasn't enough for me to just list "a bunch of G.I. Joes". I'd actually list each individual figure. If I'd had the means, I probably would have pasted photos next to each thing I wrote down. You didn't want to run the risk of getting something you already had, or even worse, getting a bootleg.

The days of the Wish Book are over, but there are still some companies producing paper catalogs, like Fingerhut.  They're not quite the same as other catalogs or websites since you can't purchase anything outright. You have to get a line of credit through them and pay for your stuff monthly. So, if you don't mind paying about 10% more on top of every other retail outlet, plus another 40% more for interest over 18 months, they might be worth a look. Otherwise, Fingerhut probably isn't the best choice for anyone.

However, today we're going to make believe that Fingerhut works like any other mail-order catalog and I won't be forced to finance a pair of Lee jeans for $7.99 a month. I'm also going to pretend that I don't have internet so all my gifts will be coming from this catalog. So, join me as I try to justify my desire for hundreds of dollars worth of stuff I don't need.


Friday, October 26, 2018

Birthday partying at ShowBiz Pizza Place!

The year is 1987. It's late October, almost Halloween, and I'm about to turn 6 years old. I'm in a car full of kids, and we're all on our way over to Virginia Beach for a birthday party. My birthday party. Where are we going? Why, none other than...



Thursday, October 4, 2018

JJ's Pumpkin Spice Pie

Well, here's another shorty. In fact, the next 10 or so entries are likely going to be pretty short, so you're welcome.

And what am I looking at today? You didn't read the title of this post, did you?


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

De-Animator!

I'm a bit late, so this will be a quick one today.

A few years ago, I stumbled upon the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. I'm a huge fan of the cosmic horror genre, and of the idea that there's some stuff out there that will make a man insane just to look at it. Not all of the stories are about world eating monstrosities just around the corner, though. Some of them are just good ol' fashioned man screws with things he shouldn't type stories. That's sort of the premise of Herbert West: Reanimator. West is a brilliant doctor that believes he can beat death with a healthy dose of science and malpractice. Unfortunately for West's assistant, who's also the narrator, this usually leads to the creation of creatures of a deadly nature, which have to be attended to with the judicious application of a revolver and a shovel. It's one of my favorite Lovecraft stories, though you still have a little bit of his rampant racism to contend with.

Anyway, I mention this particular story because a little over 10 years ago, it was adapted into a Flash game called De-Animator.



The premise of the game is simple enough: You play as Herbert West, and you're tasked with dispatching hordes of undead creatures created by your bizarre experiments. You're armed with a revolver, and once you find it, a shotgun. Timing is critical though. Run out of ammo at the wrong time, and you'll find yourself witness to one of several death animations. There's no real music to speak of, with what sounds like wind howling looping in the background. The only other sounds are the shots from your guns, the thud of the zombies when they hit the ground, and your screams when they inevitably overrun you.

So, if you're looking for a spooky game that's perfect for the Halloween season, head over to De-Animator and give it a go!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Favorite Movie Monsters: Chainsaw Graver from Phantasm 2!

Welcome to another installment of Favorite Movie Monsters. This is a segment in which I talk about the monsters that had the most effect on me over the years. In most cases, they're responsible for scaring the hell out of me, or giving me an irrational fear in the real world for a few months. So, without further ado, let's see who gave me the willies.


Monday, October 1, 2018

Brach's Pie Favorites Candy Corn

Welcome to the inaugural post of Stunt Zombie's 2018 Halloween season. And what do I have for you today? Why, it's none other than Brach's Candy Corn!


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Strawberry Shortcake and Rocky Road Trip Oreo cookies


Oh man, it's been a while since I've done one of these. It's not like I haven't been trying all the new Oreo flavors, I have been. It's more like I buy a pack, get busy, and finish the package before I get a chance to write down my thoughts and take pictures. Lucky you, reader, that I went into this with the express intention of telling you just what I thought about these new flavors.

Let's get this over with, shall we?

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