Podcast Review of “Coda” — AMC’s The Walking Dead Mid-Season Finale

The Walking Dead "Coda"

Coda: You had me at all the monologuing…

You just watched “Coda” — the mid-season finale from AMC’s The Walking  Dead. Hear our take on the episode.  Join your fearless hosts for the latest edition of the “Zombie Jamboree” podcast. Hear our take on the Season 5 mid-season finale. Will Daryl make it out of the zombie apocalypse without new hair gel? Will Carol learn to look at the flowers once again? Tune in to listen to our opinions and more!

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Ep 03 – The Digital Burrito Podcast: Indie Music, Robots, Search Engine Wars


You’re just in time for another installment of The Digital Burrito. This week’s topics: Search engine mayhem, the role of social media in Ferguson, robots and the state of indie music.

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Ep 02 – The Digital Burrito Podcast: Uber, Tinder & Oculus Rift


In this episode of Digital Burrito: A lively, candid and dare we say humorous discussion around all things related to the Oculus Rift, online dating services, the “Tinder Wars” and, of course, Uber in the news.

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Ep 01 – The Digital Burrito Podcast: Tech, Gaming & Digital Media


You are just in time for the premier podcast of Digital Burrito — a lively and candid discussion of all things related to gaming, technology and digital media. In this episode: the state of the gaming industry; freemium games; what goes into successful mobile titles and more.

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Walking Dead Podcast — “Zombie Jamboree!”

Introducing Zombie Jamboree: A Walking Dead Podcast. Get ready for a “dolphin-smooth” discussion of the latest episode from AMC’s The Walking Dead series, called “Self Help.”

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Join Margaret, Dustin and Erica as they expound on all things related to hair and hairstyles of the zombie apocalypse. Join them as they ponder why they never see walkers in uniforms. Discover why the Self Help section of a bookstore offers more than just advice for good living.

Throwback Thursday: Fad Diets — “Fletcherism”


You’re just in time for another installment of Throwback Thursday — a popular meme re-imagined.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: Fletcherism, a late 19th-Century Dietary Fad

Horace Fletcher (1849-1919) known as “The Great Masticator”

“food should be chewed about 100 times per minute before being swallowed: “Nature will castigate those who don’t masticate.” He made elaborate justifications for his claim.” (Source: Wikipedia)

Um 1900: Der amerikanische Unternehmer Horace Fletcher machte sich einen Namen als “der große Käuer”. Laut Fletcher konnte man essen, was und soviel man nur wollte, sofern man es nur lange genug um Mund wälzte. Jeder Bissen sollte mindestens 100 Mal, fettige Speisen bis zu 700 Mal gekaut und dann ausgespuckt werden.

Museum of Curious Toys & Games: “Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Make” (1910)

From The San Francisco Call

Hello and welcome to another view into this one-of-a-kind collection celebrating the bizarre world of creepy or unusual toys & games. Each item featured in this collection represents a questionable moment in the development of toys and games throughout history.

Today’s Featured Item: Queer Dolls — Arts & Crafts Dolls for SF Girls in 1910

Queer Dolls Which Any Girl May Like: Toys & Games

“Would you like an entirely new family of dolls — queer sorts of dolls, such as you have never had before?” This curious questions begins this equally curious piece in the newspaper, The San Francisco Call, back on September 11, 1910. Um, well, no — I never really wanted a “new family” of creepy dolls.

Breaking News: Playmatics Wins Audience Choice Award At Made in NY Media Center Demo Day

Made in NY Media Center By IFP -- Playmatics HQ

Brooklyn-Based Start-Up Nabs Audience Favorite in Demo Day Competition

October 30, 2014, BROOKLYN, NY Playmatics, a gaming and digital media start-up, took home the Audience Choice Award at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP Demo Day gala event. The company picked up the award for audience favorite for its ground-breaking work in narrative-driven digital experiences – including games created using its proprietary comic games platform, PlayComix.

“I am extremely pleased that our extensive work around the intersection of story and gaming resonated so well with the audience,” says Nicholas Fortugno, Playmatics Chief Creative Officer. “Demo Day provided Playmatics with an ideal opportunity to present how I approach and lead the design of these digital storytelling experiences.”

Throwback Thursday Halloween Edition: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

You’re just in time for a special Halloween edition of Throwback Thursday — a meme re-imagined.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Is there another poem that is more evocative of Halloween?

The Raven, illustrated by W.L. Taylor

The Raven, illustrated by W.L. Taylor

The Raven” is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven‘s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. (Source

More Songs for Your Halloween Party Playlist

Halloween — it’s that time again!

Welcome to another installment of fun songs for any Halloween party — fast on the heels of the first Halloween playlist. Enjoy!

1. Jack White, “I’m Shakin'”

Leave it to Jack White to write this song, perfect for Halloween.

2. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “Nightmare on My Street”

Pure Halloween cheese….

3. Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Time Warp”

4. The B-52’s, “Planet Claire”

A true Halloween treat.

5. The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy for the Devil”

Mick Jagger telling an allegorical story. In Song. While prancing around.

Timely (But Not Always Tasteful) Halloween 2014 Costume Ideas

silly halloween costumes

[Editor’s Note: Get into the Halloween spirit by listening to Zombie Jamboree! A Walking Dead Podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher. Come Hungry. Stay Happy.]

Halloween 2014 is just around the corner. In San Francisco, people seldom need an excuse to dress up in various costumes. Just last month, the city enjoyed the Superhero Street Fair — and then there’s always Burning Man Decompression.  For Halloween, everyone gets to dress up if they want to!

Whether you’re going to the Village Halloween Parade in NYC — or stuck at some awkward family party —  here are some Halloween 2014 costume ideas: