Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Alternative to Cremation: Liquefaction!


A Florida funeral home has debuted a new alternative to cremation, known as the Resomator, that uses heated alkaline water to dissolve bodies in about three hours. Why do we need an alternative to cremation in the first place? Turns out cremation devices use lots of energy, release a fair amount of carbon emissions, and, in the U.K., are responsible for 16% of mercury emissions.
Created by a Glaswegian company, the Resomator submerges bodies in a potassium hydroxide solution in its steel chamber, then pressurizes (to about ten atmospheres) and heats (to over 350 degrees F) the solution for about three hours. After that, the resulting liquid is simply poured into the regular sewage system--it apparently poses no environmental risk and has passed Florida's undoubtedly strict laws for this sort of bio-disposal. Bones remain and are pulverized to ash in the usual way, and any metal bits (including mercury and any prostheses) are retained to be disposed of or recycled in a more responsible way.
Florida is just one of seven states that has legalized the Resomator, but it may catch on in others. The president of Resomation Ltd, the company behind the device, says it emits a third less greenhouse gas and uses a mere seventh of the energy of a cremation device, let alone the benefits of safe extraction of mercury and other metals. The company seems hopeful that its macabre but useful creation will soon receive approval in its native U.K..


Sketches directly imported to your cool!

The McGurk Effect

Short video describing "The McGurk Effect", a strange anomaly in the we can't always trust what we see and hear....try it 

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

MTV's Death Valley Update Review

So I've just watched the pilot for MTVs new comedy-horror series "Death Valley", and i must admit I like it!! A pleasant change from MTVs usual drivel and mindless programming. Very funny from beginning to end, and should satisfy the most discerning horror fan. I recommend it highly...that being said, my only complaint is the length of each episode( approx 25min)...and only airs once a week...

p.s. some of you out there figure this show might be a rip off of the popular webisode "Monstercops".. let you decide:

FanExpo Artists

While there were TONS of fantastic artists at FanExpo 2011, here are a few that I liked: Art of Daniel Bradford Art of Sarah Legault Art of Richard A. Kirk (amazing pointillism!) Art of Bobby Chiu Art of Tony Moore Art of Jason Edmiston & Art of Mark Slater and Wynn Ryder

Epic Chicken Burger Combo

Latest Epic Meal Time

FanExpo Recap

Well, after a long day of shopping, wandering, smoking, and lines FanExpo finally came to and end. I must admit that my optimism was slightly squashed by the gross capitalism of the "Celebrities"...Signed photos and photo ops ran from $35-$80+..That aspect of the convention, felt to me, like a human petting zoo...I left a little jaded about that whole thing....also several of the people I wanted to see, decided to be "No Shows"...All that aside it was a great time, got to meet John Russo, Tom Savini, and several other lots of art from some very talented artist( Who I'll showcase later) tons of free swag ;) Unfortunately I didn't really get many photos and videos...ohh well, always next event.
not my videos, but gives you a good idea

Saturday, 27 August 2011

FanExpo 2011

Well Boys and Ghouls, Kount Kreepy is off tomorrow to FanFest in Toronto, to see the likes of Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Malcolm McDowell, Lance Henriksen, John Waters, and Robert Englund, just to name a few. Hopefully I'll return with some videos, art, and tons of pics ;)

Friday, 26 August 2011

Explaining the End of the World to Children

Explaining the End of the World to Children

Three perfect opportunities to instill apocalyptic fear in your kids!
Skull and cross bones - end of the world signIf there's anything I've learned from growing up during the Cold War, it's that you're never too young to be a paranoiac. So isn't it about time you sat down with your kids or your friends' kids and had a nice long chat about global annihilation?
Look, the world's a scary place, what with all the wars and terror and disasters and such. You owe it to your kids to plant the seed of doom into their impressionable young minds. But because they're just children, there's no need to make the end of the world all gloomy and grim...have fun with it!
But when is the best time to broach the subject? Here are a few fun examples.
1. At the Grocery Store 
CHILD: I want some ice cream!
YOU: No.
CHILD: But I want it!
YOU: I said no.
CHILD: But I waaaaaant it!
YOU: Too bad.
CHILD: *Indistinct screaming and crying accompanied by snot bubbles*
YOU: What flavor do you want?
Napoleon ice cream popsicleThe radioactive demise of Napoleon.CHILD: Napoleon!
YOU: Napoleon doesn't make ice cream. Do you want Neapolitan?
CHILD: Ummmmm...yes!
YOU: You obviously don't watch the news. Didn't you hear about the radiation leak at the ice cream factory? All this ice cream is radioactive. If you eat it, you'll die.
CHILD: And I'll get super powers?
YOU: Your immune system can't convert radioactivity into super powers yet, you're too young. You'll die and coyotes will eat you in the parking lot.
CHILD: We could buy some now and I'll eat it later when I'm old enough. Then I'll have super powers.
YOU: Doesn't matter, an asteroid is coming to smash our kitchen in three hours. Then we won't have a freezer.
CHILD: We could get a new freezer.
YOU: No, once the asteroid hits, the whole town is going to be a desert wasteland. We'd have to buy a new freezer from the ice pirates.
CHILD: Okay, we'll do that.
YOU: They'll kill us.
Ice pirate shipThe best thing about being an ice pirate? The ship always floats.CHILD: But what if—
YOU: They'll still kill us. And even if they don't, all the appliances in the world will have become sentient after the asteroid. That means they'll all turn into killer robots...
CHILD: Well what if—
YOU: And kill us.
CHILD: Can we get vanilla?
YOU: No, it's full of anthrax. All the ice cream in America is made by terrorists. When you eat ice cream, the terrorists win.
CHILD: They win what?
YOU: The bet with the ice pirates on who kills us first.
CHILD: What about—
YOU: They're all poisoned.
YOU: TO DIE HORRIBLY, yeah, I get it. But I can't let that happen, because it would be irresponsible.
CHILD: All the ice cream in America?
YOU: Yes. Radiation and anthrax.
Cold squid served on a dinner plate in Japan"You haven't seen the last of my people!!"CHILD: So then we just go to Japan for ice cream!
YOUJapanese people don't have ice cream. Only cold squid.
CHILD: Ew! They eat squid? Why don't they have ice cream?
YOU: Because they're too busy fighting the giant squid from the ice planet that's trying to destroy Tokyo.
CHILD: Is that why people send money to Japan?
YOU: Yes. To support them in the fight against giant squid.
CHILD: Oh, okay. Can we get chocolate?
YOU: Just shut up and wait in the car.
2. At the Pet Store
CHILD: Puppies!
YOU: No.
CHILD: Can we get a puppy?
YOU: No.
CHILD: But I promise to take care of it! I'm responsible!
YOU: That's not a real puppy. The government secretly outlawed puppies last year and replaced them all with evil clones.
CHILD: Yay! Let's get an evil clone!
Terminator puppy dog- chow breedThey're never as cute once you get 'em home.YOU: They're all infected with zombie rabies and they have terminator skeletons. They'll kill us.
CHILD: They can't kill us, they're too little.
YOU: They get bigger. And they all have hive mind so they'll summon a swarm of zombie puppy terminators to kill us with rabies.
CHILD: Not if we hit them with sticks!
YOU: You can't hit puppies with sticks, that's illegal. Geez, kid, what's wrong with you?
CHILD: But I thought you said—
YOU: Shut up and go wait in the car.
3. At the Toy Store 
CHILD: Can I have—
YOU: No. You can't have mutant action figures.
CHILD: And why not?!
YOU: Because they're offensive to mutants.
YOU: So, mutants control the solar system. Why do you think they killed everyone on Mars and the moon? Earth is next.
Mutant alien action figure with tentacles"You WILL answer for my kidnapping and enslavement, CHILD!"CHILD: But can't I just—
YOU: No. When the mutants arrive, they'll go door to door searching homes for anything offensive. So I'm going to have to sell all your X-Men comic books, too.
CHILD: Nooo!
YOU: Would you rather go to mutant jail? Because there are no toys in mutant jail.
CHILD: But what about the other toys?
YOU: Look, we shouldn't even be here. This whole place is a front for KGB vampires.
CHILD: What's KGB?
YOU: Killers of Girls and Boys. They eat children. That's why they run toy stores. Candy stores, too.
CHILD: Can I have some candy?
YOU: No. Now let's get out of here before they activate the surveillance bears.
CHILD: Okay, FINE. Can we go to the zoo?
YOU: Not anymore. Not since the ape men took over and freed all the lions. We'll be eaten alive.
CHILD: You're no fun.
YOU: Just trying to look out for you, kid. The world's a dangerous place.
CHILD: Can we at least go to McDonald's?
YOU: As soon as Animal Control gets rid of all the cobras.
CHILD: Are you just making this stuff up?
YOU: Shut up and go wait in the car.

Aliens Colonial Marines trailer

Upcoming installment in the Aliens videogame franchise...available on most platforms...only thing that'll make me scream, space, or otherwise, is another shitty aliens games...better be good

Balls of Steel

This Firefighter must have balls of steel...any other guy would be sprawling for attention at 0:17 of the video.

Fubar - "One War to End All Wars"

Short film about the cat vs dog war.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Regrow teeth painlessly!

A new tooth-regenerating paste could reverse bacterial-induced tooth decay, sweeping dental drills into the dustbin of history. Hopefully.
As your hygienist probably told you, tooth decay happens when bacteria in plaque dissolve your enamel, creating cavities. Eventually the cavity gets big enough that your dentist has to take out the decay and drill a hole that can be filled with resin, gold or something else. But a new treatment developed at the University of Leeds in the UK reverses the decay, allowing your teeth to rebuild themselves.
Researchers led by Jennifer Kirkham at the Leeds Dental Institute developed an amino acid toothpaste that contains a compound that assembles into fibers. When it’s applied to a decayed tooth, this peptide paste forms a gelatinous scaffold that attracts calcium, enabling the tooth to rebuild itself from within. Tissue and bone scaffolds are used to seed new organs and new bones — why not teeth?
This procedure also avoids the use of stem cells, which also hold great promise for regenerating teeth. One such treatment also uses a scaffold, but instead of inducing calcium building blocks, itseeds the scaffold with stem cells. Just last month, we heard about a different project to re-grow mice molars in vitro and transplant them back into the mice. But a stem-cell-free toothpaste that grows new teeth in situ would conceivably be less painful, not to mention less controversial.
The team has already tested this in humans, according to a Leeds news release. A small group of patients with the early signs of tooth decay received a treatment with the peptide solution, known as P 11-4, and results suggest the damage was reversed, the release says.
A dentist would still have to clean out the decay, so it’s not clear that the dental drill will be entirely eliminated with this new toothpaste. But it’s a step toward making dental visits a lot more pleasant.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Kount Kreepy's Home county hit by Tornado

While myself and family are ok, many people of Goderich, Ontario, Canada, were hit by a tornado today at 4pm. Goderich (population: 8000) is very close to my home town of Clinton; about 15min away..Many of my friends and family live there, so its been a little brother just recently moved out of town, and its a good thing as his apartment is gone....the level of damage is still to be determined.

Church where Kount Kreepy could not enter for fear of immolation..
Burger joint I used to hang out at..


My brother's recent employement..

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Zombie Diaries 2

Horror Movie Rundown

Here's a rundown for whats left of 2011 and upcoming horror flicks and release dates:

  • Fri, August 19, 2011
  • Tue, August 23, 2011 (DVD)
  • Tue, August 23, 2011 (DVD)
  • Fri, August 26, 2011 (VOD)
  • Fri, August 26, 2011
  • Fri, August 26, 2011 (Limited)
  • Tue, August 30, 2011 (VOD)
  • Tue, August 30, 2011 (DVD)
  • Wed, August 31, 2011 (DVD)
  • Fri, September 2, 2011
  • Fri, September 2, 2011
  • Fri, September 9, 2011 (Limited)
  • Fri, September 9, 2011 (Limited)
  • Tue, September 20, 2011 (DVD)
  • Tue, September 20, 2011 (DVD)
  • Tue, September 27, 2011 (DVD)
  • Tue, September 27, 2011 (DVD)
  • Fri, September 30, 2011
  • Tue, October 4, 2011 (DVD)
  • Tue, October 11, 2011 (DVD)
  • Tue, October 11, 2011 (DVD)
  • Fri, October 14, 2011
  • Tue, October 18, 2011
  • Tue, October 18, 2011 (DVD)
  • Tue, October 18, 2011 (DVD)
  • Fri, October 21, 2011
  • Tue, October 25, 2011 (DVD)
  • Fri, November 18, 2011
  • Wed, November 23, 2011
  • Tue, November 29, 2011 (DVD)
  • Fri, December 23, 2011
  • Fri, January 6, 2012
  • Fri, January 20, 2012
  • Fri, January 27, 2012
  • Fri, January 27, 2012
  • Fri, February 3, 2012
  • Fri, February 3, 2012
  • Fri, February 17, 2012
  • Fri, February 24, 2012
  • Fri, March 2, 2012
  • Fri, April 13, 2012
  • Fri, April 20, 2012
  • Fri, April 20, 2012
  • Fri, May 11, 2012
  • Fri, June 8, 2012
  • Fri, June 22, 2012

  • Fri, August 17, 2012
  • Fri, September 14, 2012
  • Fri, October 5, 2012
  • Fri, October 26, 2012
  • Fri, December 21, 2012
  • Fri, February 15, 2013
  • Fri, June 28, 2013
  • Fri, July 12, 2013