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Watched "Dead Snow 2:Red vs Dead". Totally badass. Equally as good as the first Dead Snow but different enough to stand on its own two dead feet.

For any fans of horror/zombies, this is a must see. As pointed out in the flick, it's a new genre of zombies. Original and brilliant, streaming on 'Flix.

http://youtu.be/glIoXwTcG60
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Excellent response, +RiDaku . I think that was an excellent assessment without going into spoiler territory. Well done.

+Tyler Lovelace My highest praise of  a movie is when I feel thoroughly entertained and satisfied at then end. As though I've had a really good experience rather than simply watching a good movie.

That's how this flick was for me. The originality of it is refreshing. Performances were premium. Clever writing, interesting and relate-able characters. All of these things contributed to make for a thoroughly enjoyable movie experience.

For those who dig a scary movie mixed with clever wit, I would highly recommend this one. Multiple times.
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I'm easily entertained by such things but I found this hilarious. The more I looked at it, the more I laughed. If you're a little sick, like me, enjoy.
 
Someone is messing with my joystick
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Maybe something like this can help?

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Flitting about on Twitter the last few days. Haven't done much on it for a while but it's fun every now and then.

Came across this guy and subsequently his art page. Pretty good stuff for folks who dig the zombie or classic monster thing. I really like this guy's Boris Karloff/Dracula. Really good work.

Check it out if you're in the mood for some artistic horror goodness.
Being able to put a bullet in a zombie's brainpan at 30 yds on a dead run. (Horror Archive). Preview Details. Zombies: It's all Fun and Games until someone gets bit! (Horror Archive). Preview Details. Science Needs Your Brain! (Shirt Woot). Preview Details. Real Monsters Don't Sparkle ...
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Went to Dallas Texas last weekend to check out the NIN/SoundGarden concert. The concert itself was a spectacular musical experience; Chris Cornell's scorching vocals, Kim Thayil's face melting guitar, Matt Cameron's powerful percussion. Amazing show.

Then Trent performed. Boom. Yeah, that auditorium will be fueled by his energy for decades. Damn but that guy can make some music. I'm pretty sure the walls there could now be scientifically tested to contain Trent Reznor's DNA.

Driving in Dallas sucks, though. Bad. Just to throw that out there.

note to all old-school Soundgarden fans: When is the last time you listened to Chris singing on, "Beyond the Wheel'? It's one of their older tunes, I'm thinking 1988 or so. Lyrics are badass, typical of Chris's writing, and his vocals are truly unbelievable. Check 'em out playing live in Seattle. Premium stuff.
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Caught the Atlanta show a couple weeks ago both bands were definitely on top of there game!
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I'm not convinced that any of us are real. We only have a tendency to exist and then only under scrutiny.

My most enjoyable thought on that subject is that we're the imagination of the Universe. Which could be likened to the concept of god like omniscience. I'm not much into the god thing but it'll work for the sake of comparison.The Universe is pretty damn god like, in my opinion.

That would be a fun way to allow for quantum physics and still have room left over for groovy flights of fantasy.

The main problem with hard science is that it doesn't have much room for minotaurs, faerie dragons, or mermaids.

Except...if they exist in our imaginations, aren't they as real as us? We all have a tendency to manifest but that doesn't mean we're real. We're kinda' like thoughts in that regard. The imaginings of the Universe.

But if we are, then we could have some dragons flying around, eh? And a few mermaids, too. And who wouldn't want a minotaur as a good pal? That'd be epic.

I think I'll write a memo to the right people and see what we can do about making that happen.
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Well said, +Anthony KR. I'm totally with you on this one, man. You described it well; this expanding consciousness and increased awareness that we accept...or choose willful ignorance and ignore.

Ignorance may have some appeal but it's not satisfying like expanded awareness. I guess you could say ignorance tastes great but it's much less fulfilling. 

I like the idea of being one with everything there is. To truly have awareness that we're all connected, there is no real separation and there is nothing but freedom. It's hard to wrap my mind around but I can feel what it would be like capering about on the periphery of my mind. The proverbial fleeting glimpse (which, by the way, sounds like a small, elusive creature that would move so rapidly that sightings would be a rarity).

Thanks, Anthony, for sharing your thoughts and thanks to everybody for the continuing friendship here on the Plus. I dig you folks and am honored to call you friends.
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Everything changes, it's the eternal nature of life and existence. Within those changes, there are waves of lightness and darkness.

Most of the time, the lightness is much more fun and comfortable but the dark is still inevitable. As such, I have to believe it serves as important a function as it's light-hearted brother.

We're probably learning important lessons when we get thwacked in the head with the Universe Stick. I can think back on quite a few thwacks that did serve to knock some sense into me.

A little, anyway. I'm stubborn.

I reckon it's for us to get comfortable with enjoying the ride rather than thinking only of reaching a destination. Whether it's sunrise or sunset, light or dark, that's where you are.

Embrace the impermanence. Prepare for change. It's definitely coming.
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I used to write frequent poetry using the dark/light motif - have not written much lately/ I think there is one you would like though. let me find it
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I loved this book when it came out and just found out, through the magic of the awesome folks of G+, +GeekTyrant specifically, that it's being made into a feature film. And Stephen King, the original author, is writing the script. Badass.
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Both my wife and I are pretty excited too. I'm glad they got Cusack, or as I occasionally call him, Cossacky!
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I only came across this a few minutes ago and so haven't been able to fully grok it...but I think it's freaking amazing. I'm ready to get on the HGT bandwagon and learn to photosynthesize. Much to ponder. If you're a science nerd, this short article is worth reading.
 
Confirmation of the first known example of HGT (Horizontal Gene Transfer) in a multicellular organism. I lack words to fully express how fantastically cool this is.


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For decades, scientists have puzzled over how a certain sea slug acquires the ability to photosynthesize after ingesting algae. An advanced imaging technique now confirms that the slugs are literally stealing genes from the algae. It's considered the first example of "horizontal gene transfer" in a multicellular organism.
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I agree. Look at him go, all majestic with his plant-like coat, photosynthesizing. Good to see you too, Patrick. :)
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Any time I want to be reminded that there are still outstandingly talented bands in the world, I need only listen to this tune by one of the most consistent top-label bands out there, particularly for those who dig the Seattle sound or the Grunge Rock category.

These guys have been kicking ass since the late '80s. When many others were kicking out hair band music, Chris, Kim, Matt, and Ben were rocking this kind of tune.

I had the pleasure of hearing this group perform live recently. This was the final tune they played and I'm still pleasantly haunted by how ultimately Badass it was.

Shout out to all the bands, signed and independents alike, keepin' it real. You folks are excellent. Respect and Gratitude.



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This is a funny clip. The fact that it was probably a true tale makes it even more hilarious.
 
Most Racist field trip .. ever :)
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Hello there Everybody,

I went to an all independent, all local artist performance last night at a place called the Fayetteville Underground. The last Saturday of each month they let folks do Slam Poetry, music, spoken word, and a wide variety of other performance arts. It's donation based and totally excellent. These are folks who love art and have a deep, fundamental belief in freedom of expression.

Last night was their one year anniversary and the featured performer was a groovy, long-haired, bearded, ear-plug wearing musician from NorthWest Arkansas (where I currently call home). Super cool guy with a laid back, humble demeanor and a very friendly style. His name is Shawn James and, when he's with his band, they're called Shawn James and the Shapeshifters. Bluesy, soulful, powerful stuff.

He sang about 10 songs and every one of them was premium, Badass work. Kind of music that speaks to your heart and nourishes the soul.

This guy's vocals are unbelievable. You've kinda' gotta' hear the guy to understand. Here's a taste that YouTube was kind enough to loan me.

Dig it.
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Hello Miri, mason jars, full of moonshine or otherwise, are pretty groovy things. Multitudinously useful.

Although his (Shawn James) studio work is great, his live performance was jaw-dropping. His presence and personality was endearing.

Thanks to everybody for the plusses and thoughts shared. Always good to hear.
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Was looking through some shots and found these enjoyable. The fuzzy cat's name is Yoda. He makes big messes of the kitty food bowl because he insists on picking up one piece at a time and lifting it to his mouth. Kinda' cool, but the mess is pretty profound. I'm not certain if he's a real jedi but he is pretty zen. That counts for something, I reckon.

Annie is the one who looks like she needs either anger management counseling or some herbal relaxant. No kitties were harmed in the shooting of this photograph. The lawn chair received multiple lacerations. It was all quite frightening.

The thing on the fence told me it was moss but I know it was an alien. I mean...look at it. It's weird. Even if it is moss, It's alien moss. That's my final answer.

The last one was one of those things where visual elements come together in an interesting way and you're really glad you had your camera with you.

Dream well, good people of The Plus.
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Your tales and pictures are a delight, my friend! Glad to have you back on here. I hope all is well with you.
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