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Monday, October 28, 2013

The Walking Dead: Skyfall

In Buenos Aires, american fast food chains aren't the only import from the northern hemisphere that has taken off. Popular american t.v. shows like "The Big Bang Theory" or "The Simpsons" have been a hit with Argentines. One of the shows that the city is crazy for is "The Walking Dead". For those of you who don't know, it is about the story of Rick Grimes, an officer who was shot while on duty and wakes up in a coma 9 mths later to find that the zombie apocalypse has happened. The series follows him and a group of survivors as they attempt to make their way in a world overrun by zombies.

All of us who are preparing for the zombie apocalypse (which means the rest of you all are SCREWED) know that there are two things that get their attention.....noise and the sight or smell of living flesh. The smell of fresh living flesh stirs up a frenzy as a mass swarm of zombies descend on whatever unfortunate living creature happens to be around for their version of "brunch"

But the real phenomenon is that this zombie-like behavior seems to manifest amongst Argentines in certain circumstances. Argentines have certain things that seems to trigger off this zombie-like behavior. One of these has been at the sight of american USD. Argentines have been known to descend on the carrier of american greenbacks accompanied by zombi-sh noises that when properly translated almost sounds like the offer of a trade from the ailing Argentine peso.

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Ghoulish Amazon Encounter

While on my way to do canopy ziplining,  I had an encounter with the most ghoulish forest creature of my trip. It is called a Plant Hopper and there is no doubt in my mind that this odd insect would do very well in a vampire or zombie flick. If you think that the sight of this sends chills down your spine then check out this article by National Geographic that features  7 Demonic Creatures  But as freaky as that insect was, what was twice as fun and freaky was flying through the air over 40 meters above the forest floor.....

Amorous Alpacas

Amorous Alpacas