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Hamster Wheel Zombies! Vermin Love Supreme's Platform for the 2024 Presidential Election | Casual Dead | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 31

February 11, 2024 Zombie Book Club Season 2 Episode 31
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Hamster Wheel Zombies! Vermin Love Supreme's Platform for the 2024 Presidential Election | Casual Dead | Zombie Book Club Podcast Episode 31
Feb 11, 2024 Season 2 Episode 31
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Strap in for an offbeat adventure with us, Dan and Leah, as we navigate the peculiar crossroads of zombie obsessions and real-world quandaries. We wrestle with resume woes and career switcheroos, all while pondering the unyielding grip of the undead on our collective imagination. Welcome to our eclectic universe, where the day-to-day grind meets the fantastical, and where voice acting antics collide with heartfelt discussions about climate change and sustainable living.

This session is a kaleidoscope of our latest exploits, from the peculiar joy of transforming an office in our house into a 'zombie bunker,' to the personal growth that comes with shaking up one's career path. We're peeling back the curtain on our ‘evil magic chicken zombie’ t-shirt giveaway and join in as we contemplate the serious implications of climate change and the practical magic of food forests amidst our creative chaos.

Finally, don't miss our musings on the satirical ingenuity of Vermin Love Supreme, whose political platform is as outlandish as it is thought-provoking, tackling everything from zombie-powered energy to time travel. Plus, we're buzzing with anticipation as Leah inches closer to a milestone – getting her U.S. Citizenship and the chance to cast her vote in the 2024 elections. And, for a grand finale, we're launching a quirky contest that's sure to rustle some feathers: can you out-cluck us with your best zombie chicken impression? Tune in, share your own survival tales, and you might just snag that coveted chicken zombie tee!


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Strap in for an offbeat adventure with us, Dan and Leah, as we navigate the peculiar crossroads of zombie obsessions and real-world quandaries. We wrestle with resume woes and career switcheroos, all while pondering the unyielding grip of the undead on our collective imagination. Welcome to our eclectic universe, where the day-to-day grind meets the fantastical, and where voice acting antics collide with heartfelt discussions about climate change and sustainable living.

This session is a kaleidoscope of our latest exploits, from the peculiar joy of transforming an office in our house into a 'zombie bunker,' to the personal growth that comes with shaking up one's career path. We're peeling back the curtain on our ‘evil magic chicken zombie’ t-shirt giveaway and join in as we contemplate the serious implications of climate change and the practical magic of food forests amidst our creative chaos.

Finally, don't miss our musings on the satirical ingenuity of Vermin Love Supreme, whose political platform is as outlandish as it is thought-provoking, tackling everything from zombie-powered energy to time travel. Plus, we're buzzing with anticipation as Leah inches closer to a milestone – getting her U.S. Citizenship and the chance to cast her vote in the 2024 elections. And, for a grand finale, we're launching a quirky contest that's sure to rustle some feathers: can you out-cluck us with your best zombie chicken impression? Tune in, share your own survival tales, and you might just snag that coveted chicken zombie tee!


Follow our linktree for social media links, and links to all the places you can find our podcast!
https://linktr.ee/zombiebookclub

Zombie Book Club Voicemail
(614) 699-0006‬

Zombie Book Club Email
ZombieBookClubPodcast@gmail.com

Follow our linktree for social media links, and links to all the places you can find our podcast!
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ZBC Discord Server
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Zombie Book Club Voicemail
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Zombie Book Club Email
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Our Secret Website That Isn't Finished
https://zombiebookclub.io

Our Merchandise Store (Where you can find our Evil Magic Chicken Zombie Shirts)
https://zombie-book-club.myspreadshop.com

Speaker 1:

The only book club where the book is a 2024 presidential candidate whose platform includes using zombies to create energy by harnessing the latest in hamster wheel technology Hi Tech. I'm Dan, and when I'm not having a complete mental breakdown while formatting my new resume, I'm writing a book that hasn't made much progress at all this week.

Speaker 2:

To be clear, a zombie book, if anybody's new. Yeah, it has zombies in it. And I'm Leah. I thought unicorns were cool as a kid in the 90s, but they were actually very uncool at the time and everyone made fun of me. Now I kind of wonder if this is why I'm an introvert. It's like trauma from being made fun of. Oh, it's kind of dark, yeah, and I think it's also why I was super shy about telling my friends and family about this podcast, because I was like, oh no, what if zombies are uncool? Zombies will never be, but you know what? I'm going to be 40 this year, so fuck it. Yeah, just lay into it. Whatever I like is cool to me. Yeah, my mom once said that she thinks she's funny. That's all that matters.

Speaker 1:

That is great, and so today is a casual dead episode. Basically, what that means is it's not like our other episodes where we talk about a movie or a book. This is kind of a little bit more tongue in cheek, a little bit more cash.

Speaker 2:

A little bit more undead life. Yeah, describing yeah.

Speaker 1:

Of our own. Yeah, we talk about life and unlife and zombies and zombies. We do talk about zombies.

Speaker 2:

Always I look to assure people that zombies are still present in our discussions. Yes, and these are. We do casual dead episodes every other Sunday, because now we release every week on Sundays to subscribe.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, this podcast comes out every week, but this brand of episode comes out every other week.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, we flip flop between casual dead, narcissistic self-discussion and discovery that hopefully others find entertaining. But you know what? Maybe I don't care, right, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Mostly, this is just so I can talk about my book. Yeah, I did a great job so far.

Speaker 2:

And did I mention it has zombies in it. It does Also Teddy the Bear, who I love.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, teddy the Bear is quite the character, and I'm wondering if the whole book is just about him.

Speaker 2:

I would love that. And on the other weeks we talk about things zombie, media of all kinds, and then every 10 episodes we review a book which we'll talk about more later.

Speaker 1:

I know it sounds like a lot, but we read books, but it takes time.

Speaker 2:

Yes, slow readers with ADHD. Life update Leah yeah, what's going to happen in your world?

Speaker 1:

my dear. It's kind of dreadful, to be honest. I'm starting my new path. I've got a new career. Some people might know that I drove trucks for a while, but did you know that before that I was a YouTuber and I was also a freelance video editor? And I worked for a YouTuber that was way more popular than me. And then, before that, I was a Dell field service technician, and before that I put tires on cars, and before that I worked for General Dynamics, and before that I was in the army. Then, before that, I was a child.

Speaker 2:

And if you don't know General Dynamics, it's basically a war machine.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they make the F-22 Raptor.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, then the F-35. Dan, you just did your resume and you just keep this clip for interviews when they want to know about your work history.

Speaker 1:

I didn't submit a resume. Listen to this podcast about zombies.

Speaker 2:

I mean social media, sort of yeah, but yeah, you used to actually do social media for some YouTubers you cannot name.

Speaker 1:

It's true. The funny thing, though, is that it's like I've never had to ask somebody to hire me to do that. I've never been like I do social media. It's something that they were like you're good at social media, Want to do mine, and I'm like, well, you're already paying me, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I think you're great and maybe the business route is the better route for you. Root, I feel like that is the most Americanized word Rout, rout, rout. I always said root until I left Georgia. But I would just say, if you're listening to this episode and you want to give Dan a little extra special love on the threads, he would appreciate it because he looked, you looked so distressed.

Speaker 1:

I am currently distressed.

Speaker 2:

I finished my last meeting. It's a Friday today. Yay, I finished my last meeting of the day not about zombies, unfortunately and Dan came downstairs and the look of dejection.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it's fucking hard man.

Speaker 2:

Looking for jobs is never easy, and making a pivot is harder. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

You know what I'm doing like you know. I mean we were talking about this on the couch before we hit the record button, but you know in the world of truck driving, like I had so much confidence in truck driving.

Speaker 1:

And I think part of that is the fact that, like, when you walk into the interview, they ask you like are you on meth, do you have a driver's license and are you currently wanted by the police? And if you answer those three questions right, there's a really good chance that they'll hire you on the spot and they'll be like can you come in tomorrow? And you're like yeah, I mean, you know, I was joking about the meth part.

Speaker 2:

And beyond that, you were the most like quote unquote professional in the way we think, a professional person. Anywhere you go as a truck driver, You're not a red hat wearer.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I'm not a red hat. No, that reference will make a lot more sense a year from now, when people are reading my book.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and you are very good at addressing conflict in a civil manner. You don't tell people to go fuck themselves unless they really, really piss you off. Dan did once say to somebody who he thought was under under changing him short, short, changing short, changing him to shove a pine cone up their ass.

Speaker 1:

To be fair, I told him to take the money that he was offering me, wrap it around the plane and then shove that up his ass, but that was not in the workplace.

Speaker 2:

I don't think you do it in the workplace.

Speaker 1:

You wanted to give me $120 for a suburban.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, well, let's keep going, because I think, well, this will be a theme of our first class.

Speaker 1:

You got me fired up about that pine cone, I know.

Speaker 2:

Honestly, it was a memory like we were just starting to date again when you told me that I was like. It gave me pause until I heard the whole thing. On my side we're going to go back and forth the couple of updates. It is looking more and more likely that I'm about to have surgery to address my plantar fasciitis because quote unquote I'm the worst case he's ever seen from my doctor and my physical therapist, which is just the best thing. You know, you always want to be the best at something, or this case I'm the worst. You're the worst at being the best, Even though I'm like the most compliant patient ever.

Speaker 2:

The truth of the matter is that I've had joint issues since I was a kid and so I feel like it's just sort of a matter of time. But here's the upside it's 10 weeks of recovery, 10 weeks that I cannot walk at all, which sounds horrible. What an upside. It sounds horrible and it probably will be. But I talked to my HR rep at my work and they explained to me that I could be paid full rate for 10 weeks if I have a letter from my doctor that says that I Am recovering from a surgery. And I have to be honest, I now am more tempted to say yes to the surgery so I can have 10 weeks off. Even though I like my job, I it's still a capitalist nightmare.

Speaker 1:

I mean, I'm like For people who don't know, you know the type of truck driving that I do. I'm off for the winter. I'm currently at the 10 to possibly 11 week mark. So, like you would, you would have off as much as I have had since November.

Speaker 2:

Wow, I hadn't thought about it like that.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and, and you might have to do both feet.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I don't know if I can handle both feet, because then I'm gonna be. There was a hair floating in front of me. Yeah, I thought it was some sort of like bat signal to me that I was doing something. Dan was like blowing on the microphone in this very gentle fashion, like it was a dandy lion, that was seeds and he wanted to make A wish and it was, I'm really confusing. Oh, wish for a social media job.

Speaker 1:

I wish that I just had it and didn't have to interview for it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, oh well, you know honestly, let's put it there you want an intern to Dan, Dan's willing to be an intern for somebody for a couple hours a week, to just.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I mean, I'm gonna be great if you were like a legitimate company. Yes, that can give me a positive reference. Yes, help me get a job in the future. But yeah, if your name, if your name is just Tim and you want to promote Tim, then I guess we'll do that.

Speaker 2:

No, you want an actual thing and I think your specific Nisha's like indie authors, that's true.

Speaker 1:

That is what I want to do. I don't know if I'm gonna get something anywhere, especially since it's indie authors. I don't think there's a company out there that's repping in the authors exactly. But yeah, I mean my long-term goals. I want to. I'm gonna be able to help indie authors promote themselves. Yeah, because one thing that I've noticed is that there's just like a lot of yeah, people don't know what to do.

Speaker 2:

They don't. But you know what, if they had 10 weeks off post-surgery, they might figure it out on their own. And I'd like to know from the horrid over here and my Receiving the sound of my mouth in your ears Isn't that creepy? My mouth sounds are going in your ears right now. Anyhow, that's an ADHD thought of the day. I Want to know would you have surgery that would make you unable to walk for 10 weeks, if it meant that you didn't have to go to work? Yes, and still made the same amount of money? Yes, should I? Just? Should I just stopped all the other things I'm trying and just go straight for surgery? I'm gonna crowdsource this decision.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, just go to the doctor me like, shut up and cut my feet open.

Speaker 2:

I mean, basically we're there. There's one more weird thing I can do that takes blood from one part of my body to another part of my body to see if it will Help.

Speaker 1:

But doctors hate this one weird trick. Yeah, sorry, I'm taking a course on a on copywriting and part of it is the part that I'm on right now is creating Titles. What are they called? Headlines? Headlines, yeah, be very specific. Use a number, very specific number. Oh, it's like 10 tips 73.2% of doctors hate this one trick. That's what I'm learning right now.

Speaker 2:

That is true, though, clickbait works, but in a more exciting twist Slash. Sad thing. Dan, do you want to tell them about the debacle that we experienced around? You know?

Speaker 1:

chicken zombies last week, oh my god. So if you heard the last episode that came out Complan 88 88 we talked about evil, magic, chicken, zombies and Leah said that sounds like an awesome shirt and we all agreed that this was a movie that we wanted to see. And you know, sometimes I do these like fake ads and I'm like I want to go all out and I want to make this movie trailer ad and. But we need people, we need voices for all of these characters. So we got. We got Eric from episode 21.

Speaker 2:

Zombie lean.

Speaker 1:

We got Eric, we got Leah, we got myself and we all played seven characters each.

Speaker 2:

I just got one because I was typecast as the girl yeah literally, the characters name is girl.

Speaker 1:

Do you want to, do you want to tell them about what your, what the context of your line was?

Speaker 2:

I don't know what. I was told to do it in a breathy way, so needing help.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Oh please, I don't remember what. I don't know what I was supposed to say.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but anyways, it was incredible. The one thing that wasn't incredible and this is funny, because I thought that of all of us, eric was gonna have the worst audio because he was literally using his earbuds as a microphone. The rest of us had professional Studio grade microphones. Yeah, he was the best sounding one.

Speaker 2:

I was the one that sounded like garbage and Eric had to do like seven different voices. He's an incredible voice actor, so this is coming. It must be done, but Dan has to re-record all of his pieces.

Speaker 1:

Well, this this kind of goes full circle, because you said that that would set, that would. That sounds like an Awesome sounding shirt. We are making the evil. Magic chicken, zombie shirt, evil magic chicken zombie is that the jingle?

Speaker 2:

I don't know, that's McDonald's. I don't think we can steal it.

Speaker 1:

I don't think we can. Yeah, so maybe, maybe you'll see the trailer when you see the shirt. Is what I'm saying? And which case Buy that shit.

Speaker 2:

It's a great great, buy it.

Speaker 1:

Buy 15 shirts each, so that I don't have to continue looking for jobs.

Speaker 2:

That would be. I mean, yeah, I don't even know if that would do it for you, danny, no, it wouldn't you guys are gonna have to buy 15 shirts a week actually. Yeah, and stay tuned for the end of this episode. There's actually gonna be a potential giveaway. We want to know folks are interested then, oh there is there is. I told Daniel.

Speaker 1:

You guys are lucky.

Speaker 2:

I wasn't even made aware of a giveaway of an evil magic chicken, zombie t-shirt and you can actually see the art on threads. I posted it and I think Dan reese read it. Yeah, it's not the whole thing, but it's the chicken and I'm very proud of it. And actually, since that image it's bloodier, I decided it needed to look like it had been in a a cock fight. Yeah, zombie cock.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, would you like to Leah Leah? Yes, yeah, how do you feel? How do you feel about the future?

Speaker 2:

Well, I Climate change and the fact that we are living from the vestiges of colonization and capitalism, and it really sucks. So I asked some of my colleagues this last week whether or not I should continue to invest in my 401k or use the money to build a food forest, and all of them said food forest. And I thought, fuck, these are smart People who are working in climate justice practical people.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and like one of them was like, yeah, I was telling my husband how we need to buy a tractor because, like I don't trust that anything is gonna be existing in 34 years.

Speaker 1:

Because we got a, we got a trade in the Tesla, get a tractor.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah and and they've got money so like they can really trigger their food forest. But for us it's really an either or so then I asked chat GPT about it and they chat GPT said split the difference. I don't like that answer. I'm really considering going all in food forest. Yeah, feed ourselves in our community? Yeah, cuz what's gonna be here? And will money mean anything? And like inflation is growing as much as my interest rate?

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but I'm getting well, the good news is that I don't think the food forest is going to absorb as much investment as as a as the retirement plan. So, like we could do both, just not at the same time, we need a lot of people to buy t-shirts to help with this plan, by 30 t-shirts, so that we we could plant a food forest and contribute to our retirement fund at the same time.

Speaker 2:

I really think, like a part-time job of mine is gonna just be starting to illustrate zombies which, like, if you know me, it is a hilarious thing that I ever drew an evil magic chicken zombie. It's not my usual happy love, light, universal oneness, yeah, kind of art that I do.

Speaker 1:

It's no glowing naked woman with the Eternal light inside of her, growing a tree out of her. That is also a baby, yes, and I gotta say I'm very impressed with your evil magic chicken. I did not know that you could draw like a cartoony style and you did a fantastic job.

Speaker 2:

I can, I've just gonna sound pompous. I can draw anything. I'm just better at some styles and others and more interested. Yeah, but if I've got something to refer to, then I can do it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you did a really great job. I thought it was thank you. It's a beautiful chicken. I wish I could be a full-time artist.

Speaker 2:

Nice cock. Thank you so much. You know, I've always wanted somebody to say that to me. I've had lots of dreams where I have a cock sidebar.

Speaker 1:

But yeah me too Really.

Speaker 2:

Well, yeah, maybe this is good. This is going down a Pathway that I don't know that our listeners want to, so let's move on from dreams about chickens so I mentioned I mentioned earlier that you know I didn't really get to write that much this week.

Speaker 1:

I actually did get some writing time. So it's my intro wasn't 100% correct. Well, like I lost a lot of time because of the zombie chicken ad, and also just like I'm putting a lot of time that I would normally Try to write into, I guess I am writing. I'm writing a resume I've written to to resumes and a cover letter at this point and an email and a lot of Existential shit to chat GPT, being like what am I doing with my life? Is this possible? Can't please tell me I can do this chat GPT?

Speaker 1:

And I gotta say that if there is a use case for chat GPT that we should all be adopting, it's like just having them Give us positive affirmations. It is really good at that. Like it's just like, yeah, you know Sometimes things are hard, but you're gonna be okay and if you apply all of your skills that you listed in this resume, then then, because I'll just cut and paste my resume in the chat GPT and I'm like can I do it? I'm not, I'm not. Am I making it up? Am I do I? Can I actually make it in this business and chat GPT is like yeah, yeah, bro you can do this To call me bro, wow, and and to be very informal with me.

Speaker 2:

That's really sweet.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

You should call chat GPT, something else like yeah, like give it a name. Yeah, charlie, george Peter Thomas.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's Charlie George Peter Thomas.

Speaker 2:

This is or you know, charlie is. Well, all names can be in a sex names. Let's chat. Charlie is a they them.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, do you want to talk about the most exciting thing in our lives right now? The zombie bunker?

Speaker 2:

I do. We are building a bunker. Yeah not a 270 million dollar.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it's like a 270 dollar.

Speaker 2:

I will know. I think when it's all said and done, we have to get a new carpet. So to give some context, our house is A two and a half story house. We have a loft. It's like a shallow 70s special. Honestly, like I picture whoever lived here because it was like a vacation home, like snorting a lot of coke, yeah, and then going and skiing. That's kind of the vibe of this house.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they had a. They had a loft pool table and a basement hot tub.

Speaker 2:

So, yes, with a pin-up Snowgirl.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, which we still have, because it's great, it is pretty great it is, but it's not, it's a classy pin-up. I like well, pin-ups are kind of our class. But anyhow, one of the rooms that we have not done yet is basic, technically a basement room, because the Basement is like a walkout basement, for lack of a better description. So it's really one of the main floors of our home and there's this room that has these two little windows, but really nice, built it in shelves and stuff, yeah, like bookshelves, but it's been utterly neglected. The carpet in there we moved in was gross and it has never been dealt with. So it kind of became like a storage room and we decided this was my ploy to get Dan interested in interior design. Frankly, I was like what if we make that room a zombie bunker? Suddenly Dan was interested in color paint choices For the first time. I've been asking this man to help me with picking a color for like so many parts of our house and he'll just point one at random and go that one.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but you'll show me seven different blues and I'm like I cannot tell the difference between any of these blues. But they're so different. Look at them together they are, and I'm like I can't tell the difference. You're like, well, look at this one and I'm like I see it. And then you're like, look at this one, I also see that. And then Leah's like which one's better? I'm like I can't tell.

Speaker 2:

OK, next time we have a debate about what color something is. I'm definitely right this is on record that you do not have the ability to differentiate color like I do Sometimes.

Speaker 1:

You're like I don't like this blue and I'm like that's purple. It's not purple.

Speaker 2:

Anyhow.

Speaker 1:

And then you're like I don't like this purple and I'm like that's gray.

Speaker 2:

Argument because I actually think I mean I don't have proof of this, but I do think I see a higher variation of colors than most people's eyeballs, and Dan often incorrectly names color things. You're not colorblind, but I don't think you have the same. Yeah, you can't differentiate in the way that I can. There's a name for that, but I'm pretty sure Like I've never been tested, but this is a frequent thing where people cannot see the same Like I can pick out. If there's like an image of a bunch of different kinds of blues, I can pick out more different shades of blue and types of blue than other people can.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I want to talk about the elephant in the room.

Speaker 2:

I don't think we even talked about a zombie bunker. It just got into a weird. We're very ADHD on a Friday night. Yeah, I thought we did. I don't think so.

Speaker 1:

I think I just started talking about how great my eyesight is. Ok, let's pretend that what I said didn't happen and then let's just keep on going with the zombie bunker. Ok.

Speaker 2:

So Dan's color choice for the zombie bunker, you guessed it. Army Green, Did they guess it? I think that they would know what they know about you.

Speaker 1:

They just do like a door of the Explorer, and they were like, what color is the zombie bunker? And then we waited 10 seconds and they're like. And then we're like that's right, army Green.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, but you picked it. It's Army Green. It's actually a very lovely color and I would never have picked that color if it wasn't for you. So this is why your input helps. And then we got some carpets, I would say for less than a grand. We are going to have a totally new room. We're going to color drench it, and if you don't know what that means, it means that the ceiling, the trim, everything is going to be this Army Green color, and then we'll have a gray carpet. And then we're going to make it basically like our podcast recording studio slash bunker where we store all of our like prepper supplies and tell them the decor that you want to put on it, jan.

Speaker 1:

Oh, so I want to get like a wooden case with a glass cover, something that you would like put an antique rifle in, but instead I'm going to put my pry bar in it and then I'm going to have a much smaller pry bar like a mini, like pretend pry bar on a chain hanging from it, and then it says break in case of zombies.

Speaker 2:

So I think the point is, this isn't like a legit bunker, but I will say that it's probably. It is probably the safest room in our house. That's true, and if we needed to like fill in the windows with cement, we could.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, or I could put steel shutters True, on a track that we can close down over the windows. Oh my god, I love it To black it all out, so that when we want to have zombie movie night in the zombie bunker, we block out the windows, so no lights coming in and it's perfectly dark. And then we watch 28 days later with our friends.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because we made new friends. One of them is a librarian. Yeah, and we were in despair about being able to find 28 days later, because you can't get it anywhere.

Speaker 1:

Oh, we haven't even talked about that.

Speaker 2:

We haven't talked about it. We were actually going to the episode that's going to come out for sorry. Yeah, the episode that's going to come out after this one is going to be about cargo, the movie, but it was supposed to be about 28 days later. But literally it is impossible to stream.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, they took it off of every platform, even Voodoo. Voodoo is a platform where you pay money to own a digital copy of a movie, can't do it.

Speaker 2:

Bop by Disney. They've locked it down. But you want to know something really awesome the power of libraries. So I befriend Liz the librarian. Hey, liz, maybe you're listening to this because I did tell you with the podcast. Hi, I think you're great. I'd really like to be your friend more. Anyhow, liz was like well, you know, I got to find that in the library system and I was like what? And she did, and it's coming in a week and we're going to have them over and watch the movie.

Speaker 2:

This is like the most adult thing I've done in a long time watch a zombie movie with people I'm getting to know, with other adults, yeah, who like zombies, yeah.

Speaker 1:

I think that's great.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah. So yeah, last but not least, we have one more big life update, dan.

Speaker 1:

Oh, yes, we do. I forgot what it was until just now. So you know, this kind of ties in to my decision to go down this path as a social media person, which is that I had a YouTube channel that I ran between 2013 to 2020. More or less, I built this channel up with some friends and you know we saw a moderate level of success just under 50,000 subscribers.

Speaker 2:

Which, for its time, I want to remind us that these early days of YouTube is very impressive.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I mean it was enough that I could live off of the income it generated. Great, it's pretty great. I lived in Copenhagen, New York, and my rent was $425 a month. So I will say I just barely script pie.

Speaker 2:

But you did it.

Speaker 1:

So you know, I've been scratching my head about something for a while, which is that I know now that YouTube implemented podcasts and I don't mean like you can upload videos and just call them podcasts, Like now they actually have an integrated podcast platform. It's a whole different tab on your YouTube channel and I've been holding off on it because I'm like I don't want to upload 30 videos to YouTube. But then I recently found out that you can just put the RSS feed in, so literally when we upload this podcast episode, it'll automatically go to YouTube. And here's the thing I've been thinking about it entirely from the point of view of making a new YouTube channel, but I have this one that I built up that I'm not using anymore.

Speaker 2:

That has almost 50,000 people on it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so this is the first episode that is rolling out to people's subscription feeds. When this goes up, there's going to be I mean, we're not going to see all 50,000, but we're going to see a couple thousand.

Speaker 2:

You think so? Yeah, wow, I think so. I mean, I don't understand any of this stuff works. That's why I'm not applying to be a social media manager.

Speaker 1:

Over time there will be I mean right away, maybe 100. But it's exciting though, because this YouTube channel kind of just like it's like I'm was a beacon of, like, my failure. Like I really felt like I failed in that venture of my life, despite the fact that I lived off of it, and I got to a point that, like I'd say most, like 90% of people who attempt YouTube like for real, real don't make it as far as I did For sure. Yeah, easily. I couldn't even pontificate the real number because it's hard to imagine, but anyways, it feels good knowing that I can take something that I've been building since 2013 and, like previously, felt like that era of my life is over and like kind of repurpose it. It's a zombie of itself, in a way.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's been just shuffling along. Yeah, this is its afterlife and it's actually kind of like a dormant zombie.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Like the zombies in cargo, where they will talk about this for the cargo of so more, but the zombies in cargo basically like hibernate and you to put their head in the sand, literally. Yeah, I feel like your podcast, or not your podcast? Your YouTube channel has just been hibernating. Yeah, it's been hibernating zombie, and now it's going to eat more brains.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, but anyways, I just want to say hi to everybody on my YouTube channel. Hi, this is what I'm doing now. Listen to the old episodes.

Speaker 2:

Do you think that folks will be excited to hear from you again or be like what the fuck? This is not Dan streaming GTA, Grand Theft Auto? There's definitely going to be some of that there are.

Speaker 1:

There are going to be the comments that are like when are you streaming GTA next? Where's hike? What's Russ up to? Where's Chad? And, and I might answer a few of them, but for the most part it's, I feel like. I feel like there's going to be a lot of positivity, though I've already seen some because I you know, we've already uploaded the previous episodes and people have found them already.

Speaker 2:

How do they even do that Is, they're not getting it pushed to some of them.

Speaker 1:

We're still watching my old, my old videos.

Speaker 2:

Wow, that's sweet, I'm, I'm. I think for the record you should just say now you will not be streaming GTA for a living. But if someone wants to pay you a large amount of money to go on one night, I think I'll say it right here. If you're an old fan of Dan's and you've got a hundred bucks, oh, wow. Yeah, and you want to sponsor an evening of GTA streaming with Dan? That's, that's the going right now.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I mean that's actually a pretty good number, because that's that's what I would have had to make in order to keep doing it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, like make it a day. Every day you stream a hundred bucks at least.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's. That's the number I would have to reach in order for it to be feasible. Yeah.

Speaker 2:

You know, I think, when you're having struggles thinking about making this change in your career and I think this isn't the people would relate to too I guarantee somebody listening to us right now is trying to figure what the fuck they're doing with their life financially, because we do not have a zombie apocalypse yet and we are all stuck with this whole money concept is, you should remember that in order to go back to truck driving school to make that change in your career, you had to drink 20 shots.

Speaker 1:

Oh, yeah, does any people people on YouTube, do you remember?

Speaker 2:

that stream, because I don't. It was on YouTube or Twitch. It goes on Twitch.

Speaker 1:

I think I think I did on Twitch specifically because I didn't want to demonetize my YouTube platform. Yeah, daniels, I did a stream. I was really hurting for money and I thought that it would be a good idea to like convince people to send donations my way because I needed them at the time, that I would buy the cheapest bottle of whiskey I could find and people could buy a shot for me for five dollars, yeah, which I did not think that through, because you need to raise how much.

Speaker 2:

A hundred dollars yeah so anybody who's a lap math whiz or not will know that's 20 shots of whiskey 20. The man literally passed out suddenly and was no longer online.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I think my brother had to turn off the stream for me.

Speaker 2:

If that would happen. All I know is that you called me later and you were very drunken. You were like I'm sorry, it was hours later. I was like is he fucking dead? Anyways, these are things you do sometimes in order to make a transition, so you're not unfamiliar with discomfort and change.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you know, during that time of my life I was already in the process of moving on to truck driving school, so this was kind of like just to get me there because, like that's how bad it got. It's just like I don't know if I can pay the bills. It's the bills or food, not both.

Speaker 2:

I mean, running your own business is hard, there's no question, I've done it before. It's not an easy thing, and I think that it's like it's only reframing long term relationships. Sometimes they don't last forever, but you can still consider them as a success for the things that you learned out of it, the things that you gained and you did gain a lot which now you're going to leverage with your new gig social media.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I feel mostly positive about it. I think it's something that I do have an inherent talent for. It's just it's hard to transition from the world I was in to the one that I'm going to. You know there's a lot of different vernacular. You know it's, it's, it's, it's weird, it's like going to a different country almost.

Speaker 2:

It's a lot, but again, I want to remind you that you went from being a YouTube star, moderate star, to getting on a Greyhound bus for 72 hours. Just, I want everybody to like shut their eyes and picture being a six foot tall, broad-shouldered man on a Greyhound for 72 hours. Then you had to do three weeks of training. Then you had to basically live in a truck with some guy named Christian who was like everything, like just imagine those toxic alpha male dude that you can. This is who Christian was, with zero privacy for like eight weeks, yeah. And then, after all of that, dan came to see me and actually our five year anniversary is coming up February 14th. He arrived at the parking lot that I picked him up from to go to my house at like 11 40 PM on February 13th, five years ago. Yeah, my point is is you have been through some fucking shit and you can do this.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's just in the last couple of years. Yeah, just imagine before that.

Speaker 2:

Let's make this a motivational podcast for everybody. Hey, you feeling like a zombie out there? Yeah, does your job suck and you want to make a change? You can fucking do it. I'm sure you've been through worse.

Speaker 1:

Is your job draining the life from you?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, do you feel like it's eating your brains?

Speaker 1:

Are you? Are you no longer among the living? This is turning into one of the Do you?

Speaker 2:

want to rise from the grave, yeah. Anyways, my point is is I'm sure you have your own version of folks out there, of the struggles that you face, because being alive is hard unless you're independently wealthy, which I'll circle back around to. If you're independently wealthy and you like us, you should definitely buy like 2000 shirts, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Or just send us the money, either one that's actually that's more ideal. Leah, do you want to move on to what we're going to be talking about today?

Speaker 2:

Yes, verman, love Supreme runs on gingivitis and zombie power. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

So there's a guy.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Verman Love Supreme, and he's running for president.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and Dan rarely texts me, but he texted me this article about Verman Love Supreme, and Verman Love Supreme is a presidential candidate. I'm curious if anything else has heard about him before, because I sure hadn't. But after I finished this article I thought you know what? Oh my God, I can vote. I would vote for Verman Love Supreme if he's on the ballot. I don't know if I actually would push come to shove, but I like to believe it's possible to vote for somebody than the other two very unappealing candidates.

Speaker 1:

You mean? You mean on a choice between between totalitarianism and you know, whatever we have now, you might just vote for a guy with a boot on his head.

Speaker 2:

Yes, yes, if he had a real shot at winning. So, dan, can you share with us a little bit more about Verman Love Supreme? I was thinking, actually, we could just like read a couple paragraphs at a time from the article and then just like let's unpack this person's platform, which includes zombies.

Speaker 1:

It includes zombies, so it is related to this podcast.

Speaker 2:

Definitely.

Speaker 1:

Let's see.

Speaker 2:

Also this image like folks Google Verman Supreme runs on ginger Vitas and zombie power, this man with his boot on his head.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, all right. Amazing, want me to give it a go.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, you can read the first three paragraphs.

Speaker 1:

Yes, I mean, each paragraph is like a sentence. Yeah, verman Love Supreme, a boot is more than a piece of footwear or, in his case, headwear. The perennial presidential candidate wears a large black boot on his head to help him communicate with the American public.

Speaker 2:

I didn't realize that that was a technology we should be using to get our podcast out there.

Speaker 1:

That's why I just saw our head. I'm warm. It is a boot that has absolute magic. That has allowed me to exponentially amplify my first amendment free speech, voice and communicate with people around the world. He told the Boston Public Radio and New Hampshire on Tuesday. I gotta say I think he's onto something about this magic. I agree, here he is being talked about.

Speaker 2:

We need to give him an evil match chicken zombie shirt. We do, I think that would help his cause as well. Or like a stuffy oh my God, I want an evil magic chicken zombie stuffy. Yeah, plushy.

Speaker 1:

Plushy boy.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, and some sort of device inside of it that makes it be clack so it can actually bite things. Anyway, let's spread the virus, yeah. So what is this? What is this boot all about? He says that a symbol of the medias of session with candidates. Personnel from the media will ask you about the boot and I tell them the boot is a pile of excrement that they are. The flies that buzz around it said vermin supreme. I can y'all see why I find this person more and more appealing as a potential presidential candidate. They have real deep thoughts. But this is where it gets very interesting with the zombie technology. Vermin supreme is running on a platform that includes free ponies for all Americans. Hell yeah, it's about time somebody gave us free ponies.

Speaker 2:

Time travel research and using zombies to create energy by harnessing the latest Enhanced or Wheel technology. I mean, this is the most exciting platform I have seen since Obama's change.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it's change plus.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's change with like some I mean, who doesn't need a free pony?

Speaker 1:

And also he's addressing the big issues here. First of all, gingivitis yeah, like it affects everyone. Oh, we haven't talked to the gingivitis yet.

Speaker 2:

And renewable power, you know that's a big one because we need to get to a transition from fossil fuels like stat, because we are definitely killing the earth and so many animals. Oh, they found so many dead polar bears up north this year. Oh, no, so many.

Speaker 1:

Oh, not the polar bears.

Speaker 2:

And also time travel research, but I'm as somebody who is an advocate for solar in the field, I really think that, like zombies, creating energy on a hamster wheel sounds really smart. Yeah, because if zombies have human rights, they need jobs.

Speaker 1:

Are we going to dive into this, into this technology, later, or should we talk about it?

Speaker 2:

now let's talk about it now. I think I have a quote on our notes here about how this, how this energy production would work. Quote the energy production would be accomplished by employing advanced technology to that use in hamsters or similar to that use in hamster wheels. Essentially, the concept is to harness the movement of zombies in a man a man or a kin to how a hamster wheel harnesses the movement of a hamster to create a new source of energy. So I'm with this, as long as the zombies get breaks, brains right, they need breaks and brains and some like something that is like good enrichment for a zombie, so some sort of like thing that they can chase that would be harmless. Yeah, they need some enrichment in their habitat.

Speaker 2:

Yes, yeah, yes. And if we did all of that, I mean, this is better than having to kill all the zombies.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you know, we just put them back to work. Yeah, you know, they thought that they could get out of work just by being dead.

Speaker 2:

I mean we have the right to work act. We could have the zombies right to work act.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you know, this is something that I've wondered about for a long time, which is, you know, let's just take the Walking Dead zombies, for example. Okay, they've, they're going like 12 years strong, those zombies. Just by the last season, those zombies are 10, 12 years rotten and also suddenly somehow smarter. Yeah Well let's kind of let's forget that part.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, let's not be re traumatized. Yeah, see your episode on season 11 of the Walking Dead Episode nine.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so zombies. While they feel the need to consume flesh, they don't actually digest it. They just kind of.

Speaker 2:

That is very odd because, because they're inside no well.

Speaker 1:

I think the food just pushes its way through. So they are pooping, yeah, but they're not digesting.

Speaker 2:

So it's just like entrails coming out the other end.

Speaker 1:

Because digestion requires a functioning circulatory system.

Speaker 2:

This is a really good question.

Speaker 1:

So if walking requires calories for human beings, we need to eat food to replenish our calories. But zombies, they just keep walking and regardless of whether or not they eat food, they have the same energy levels and they just keep going. So our zombies tapping into some sort of magical unlimited power supply Interesting and I don't mean that as an explanation, but rather we're observing the fact that they never stop and they don't absorb calories from their food.

Speaker 2:

I think this is a more ethical approach, even in solar, because with solar you still have to extract things for, like battery storage, especially lithium coltan from Congo, Like there's a lot of horrific, horrific abuse of human rights and people, kids, particularly in the Congo, that are suffering for some of the technology, for some of the raw resources we need for solar. But in this case, if we already have a zombie apocalypse, I think the first thing we need to do is harness it. My only concern would be that this is I wonder if we would have like another amendment to the Constitution, because we have the 13th amendment, which basically means that if you go to jail, you get to be a slave again, which is fucked up.

Speaker 1:

It prohibits involuntary servitude unless you're in jail, which is.

Speaker 2:

Hence, I mean we can talk another time with a disproportionate number of black men in jail. It is 100% a way of carrying on slavery. In fact, I think there's like recordings of past presidents pretty being pretty explicit about that, which is disturbing. But anyways, my point is that we would need another amendment about like you can't have indentured labor unless you're a zombie. But my concern with this is that the exact same thing would happen, because then wouldn't corporations have a concert interest in making more zombies? They wouldn't want to go too far because they still need consumers of their goods or, but they would be into the free labor aspect.

Speaker 1:

Or you know as, as using zombies as a power source becomes the new normal. When zombies become scarce, would they find a way to then normalize replacing zombies with living humans?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, or it'd be like you know you, there's like a lottery I forget what movie that was, where there's like a lottery and then you get killed or something crazy. No, Logan's.

Speaker 1:

Run.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, the Giver, yes, all those, the Island, yes, the Island. The Island is the one I'm thinking about, where you you're growing, you're growing, oh, the Island.

Speaker 1:

they are clones and they are growing replacement organs for rich people. And the lottery is made up. It's just their way of letting people think that the people who are removed from the island are going somewhere better and that they've won something like they willingly go to the operation room because they're like.

Speaker 2:

I won. I'm going to the island, but they're. But they're a person they were cloned from needs their organ, yeah, and so they die.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so they just kill the clone, take out their spleen. Now here's your brand new spleen, because it's a 100% genetic match for you.

Speaker 2:

What the fuck does a spleen do, and do we really need one? I know there's like a bunch of like leftovers inside of us from evolution that we don't really use or don't need, like our appendix. I don't know about spleens, I'm definitely. Sometimes I feel like we just talk about show. We should have no business talking about like human anatomy. Yeah Well, I do know the appendix is not required, hence why you can get it removed in you, You're fine.

Speaker 1:

So I feel like this might be one of those things, but I don't know. Don't call me on this. You know your appendix is good. What Exploding inside of you and making it a really bad, nearly fatal situation?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, exactly Making you very sick. Okay, is this spleen necessary? I'm Googling this to live. Folks need to know. I know, I need to know. It's a fist size organ in the upper left of your abdomen. I didn't know any of this. Next, to your stomach and behind your left ribs. It's an important part of your immune system, but you can survive without it. So useful but not required. This is because the liver can take over many of the spleen's functions. Fun facts, things you learn, a zombie book club. We are an educational format.

Speaker 1:

We learn with you. The liver is pretty great. It is really great. I've got an extra large one, yeah. Yeah, it's not the best, you know, it's something that I have to be careful about because that could be bad. It would be very bad, but you know, in all other aspects my liver is actually in really great shape, surprisingly.

Speaker 2:

Well, I feel like we should finish up our vermin love supreme segment here to say that he plans to hold a pageant to pick his vice president and said joining forces, and said joining forces performative candidate paper love, paperboy love prints is a real possibility.

Speaker 1:

Do we have to look into paperboy love prints now?

Speaker 2:

And apparently he storms we do. Apparently he storms stages and he got onto a random to sent us Ron DeSantis' rally in New Hampshire on January 19th and he says if you don't run a tight ship, I'm going to end up on your stage. He worked the audience for a few minutes before he was asked to leave. Some people are confused by who he was not realizing. His campaign is more of a satire than a real political platform. Let's just leave that last part out about it not being a real political platform, because I want to believe, I don't.

Speaker 2:

you know, it is is wild. Okay, so I am on the cusp of getting my citizenship, if I can pass my citizenship interview, which is happening about a month from now. So send me all your love and luck.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and also tell Leah who Benjamin Franklin.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, but I had to memorize a bunch of facts about the United States and anyone who knows me knows me that my memory is terrible and I'm really bad at oral tests, which is what this is. So I got to spend the next month studying. I got to spend the next month studying damn, this is serious. Anyways, my point is is that there's actually probability that I can vote in 2024. And, to be frank, I have been a spectator of this.

Speaker 2:

Political elections in the United States are horrifying and have felt like the worst spectator sport anyone could ever ask for. But I've had no power. And now I have this very potential for this very tiny little thing I could do, and I actually have to grapple with what I would do because, honestly, I've just been like well, I can't. So I am politically active and I push for candidates I like and I have views about things, but I've never had to like, actually be like. You know what? I'm going to vote now for the lesser evil, and that's going to be a weird and hard choice, but I think I'll probably do that, you'll make the right choice when you put Berman Love Supreme on your ballot.

Speaker 2:

Maybe I'll write them in for vice president. Do you get to vote for the vice? No, they choose their vice president, right? So like if you, these are the kinds of shit I need to know in order to become a citizen. I don't know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I kind of wish that you know that, that you know it was it was. It was different, like we could vote for who we wanted. I'd vote for you Because you know, like you're like vote for the president and the vice president and it's like you know you don't actually vote for the vice president, you just vote for the president and that's it.

Speaker 2:

Well, in Canada it's even more different than that way the parliamentary system and what that means is that you vote for your federal representative out of your province. Wow, I'm having to like retrieve words that are Canadian and parliamentary and not call it a state. That's how long I've lived in this country. It's a little embarrassing. Sorry, canadian folks listening, it happens, it happened to you if you got put here Anyhow. So you don't actually ever vote for the prime minister. You never vote for the prime minister. You vote for the prime minister's party.

Speaker 2:

So if you, you're kind of fucked because if you don't like the local representative that will represent you federally your MP but you want that prime minister to be prime minister, you got to vote for them. And vice versa. If you love the prime minister but you don't like the local person, same thing. Fun fact I'm really just going on a tangent now. Fun fact Did you know did you know this, because I didn't know this until I moved to the United States and taught anthropology in the United States that the constitution is based on the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Constitution, which is a also called the League of Nations of six different nations in the Northeast around Lake Ontario area, and they basically had a very, very similar structure that the quote unquote founding fathers. What a weird term y'all. Can I just say that weird?

Speaker 1:

term. I call them the foundation daddies.

Speaker 2:

Foundation. Okay, all the foundation daddies, well, all of them. One of them, of course, I don't know which one spent a lot of time with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Some of you may know that it's Iroquois or Iroquois, but is the colonizer name for them. So, anyways, spent time with them, studied it and was like this is actually a really good system. But then they bastardized and ruined it. Because one of the differences is that if you're a representative of your nation, like a representative of your state, for one you're only you're elected by women and the women can oust you. And two, it's considered a place of honor and you are not going to benefit financially at all. I see why they changed it.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, anyhow, that's my fun anthropology fact of the day. That's not all be zombies and think that there's no other way that we can live and organize as a people the realities of the United States is an experiment. That's only how old, dan? Oh, it's 250 years. That's it. Yeah, 1776. God, I need to know this stuff. Is that right? Yes, thank God. See, y'all, I need to study. I'm so about at these fact things. Anyhow, the point is is that I think that the US citizenship and folks who live here have been zombified in the sense that we think that there is no other way. This is actually a very young political system. Humanity has been around for 200,000 years. We've done shit, all kinds of other ways that, frankly, we're a lot better than this and we can figure it out again. Yeah, we can rewrite this. That's my motivational speech number two of the day.

Speaker 1:

You know, the zombified book that I read, by Athena Attica, I think, loosely defined zombies as an organism that's taken control of by another organism. So yes some of our political parties do zombify their constituents.

Speaker 2:

I think that we're all zombified into believing that this is what all that there is in there. There is no other way. And like we're just looking at shades of gray, I thought what I'm saying is we can radically reorganize ourselves.

Speaker 1:

We'll make different zombies. Yes, super zombies.

Speaker 2:

Or we can just work towards collective liberation, but that's a whole other podcast. I would like to shift towards our last segment of the day groans from the hoard. You go to the groans from the hoard Groaning, so for our next casual dead, we're going to be talking about real life survival situations we've been in. So if you have any that you want to share, you can call us or email us at 614-699-0006, or you can email us at zombiebookclubpodcast at gmailcom. All one word yeah. So that's just a little PSA, but we do have a couple of things we wanted to share from the hordes and really excellent groans. The first one is from our buddy, brian from Zompocalypse Hi, brian. He says hey, hope you're doing well this morning While it's evening now, brian, but I'm not.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Brian, it's evening. I just got done listening to your latest episode.

Speaker 2:

I'm so happy someone mentioned Conplan 8888. So is Dan, so thanks for affirming us.

Speaker 1:

Now Zompocalypse is a huge zombie person.

Speaker 2:

I mean, their handle is Zompocalypse yeah.

Speaker 1:

Like if you know about Conplan 8888, like you are a different class of nerd.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I'm sort of like you Dan.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, well, that's. I don't say that as a negative mark, Like that's, that's, that is a studied studious, so you are saluting to Brian.

Speaker 2:

Brian, you're saluting to Brian through the interwebs right now. That's right. Yeah, we salute you, brian, for knowing about Conplan 8888. But that's all really not the point, though. That was a nice message. This was the thing that maybe want to read it on ear. Dan's impression of a zombie chicken gave me an idea for a competition A zombie chicken call. I think it would be hilarious and entertaining. I also agree yeah, give me your best clock. How does it work? So I am concerned about mixing asks for this episode, but we're going to do it. So, number one, you can call us or email us with your survival story, a daunting survival thing that you had to get through to be here today.

Speaker 1:

And you have to give us a clock. Oh my God, yes, you have to add more. Or, instead of goodbye, it's clock.

Speaker 2:

Or if you don't have that, but you really want to embody your, your own evil, magic, chicken, zombie energy, we all have it within us. Dig deep and give us a clock. Yeah, give us a few clocks at 614, 699, 0006. And you can be anonymous If you don't want us to shout you out on the intro. As I say, that was Merylis making this person up. They're not real, as far as I know, unless there's somebody listening to us from Merylis, I don't know, there's lots of names in the world. Anyways, if, merylis, you don't want people to know that you are an excellent chicken magic, evil magic, chicken, zombie clucker you don't have, we won't air your name. You just tell us it's anonymous. But you should tell us who you are, because If we get enough of these and that is a TBD amount- yeah, like at least 10.

Speaker 2:

I want at least 10 people to call in with their clock. One of you who we think has the best clock will win an Evil Magic Chicken Zombie t-shirt. And the way that I'll make it fair is I will collect all of the clocks and I will play them for Dan, the official initial clock. That's right. I decide yeah, that's how it always goes, because it's a patriarchy we live in, so we might as well just lean in. Dan decides I'll know who you are and you will get an Evil Magic Chicken Zombie t-shirt when it comes out. So give us your clocks.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and trust me, you want it. You want this shirt. Yes, you do.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, so anyways, thank you, brian, for the suggestion. We love it. We might make it even more complicated than this, but for now. So we're looking for your best survival story, and or give me that clock.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, give me the clock. I wanted to give a shout out to Zach Gobin, who said he didn't need a shout out, but I'm giving it to him anyway. That's real love for the fans. He messaged me on YouTube after listening to some of our episodes and also I was asking in our community engagement area what the most underrated survival tool was, because we talked about that in the last episode yeah, I forget which episode. It was One of them, one of the episodes, the last casual dad, I think and I think Zach Gobin had a brilliant answer that I don't think very many people would have come up with. He said Vaseline, it's good for starting fires and for waterproofing and a bunch of other things.

Speaker 2:

And I don't think it ever can go bad.

Speaker 1:

I don't think so. It's a petroleum product. Yeah, it's forever.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's kind of I mean speaking of decarbonization not the best, but it will definitely be around in the apocalypse. A plenty. You just got to go to the honestly go to the baby section. I think there's a lot of good stuff there.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I don't think people are going to be smashing all the Vaseline off the shelves. I would.

Speaker 2:

You better believe I have an addiction to lip balm. I need as many lubricating substances as possible so my lips aren't parched.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you don't want to parched lips.

Speaker 2:

Like right now. I have a cracked lip because in the winter time they get so dry. Yeah, my lips never cracked. Well, you're a Norse, your ancestors are fucking Vikings. I don't want to hear it.

Speaker 1:

So, yeah, there you have it. So we are reading a book. We are reading a book and we're going to talk about it on episode 35. It's Planet Dead by Sylvester Barzy. What a great name. I love Sylvester Barzy's name. I love Sylvester Barzy. Or are you talking about Planet?

Speaker 2:

Dead, both, both. Yeah, sylvester, if you're listening, I've established a zombie writer. Crush on you. Just letting you know, a platonic one. I know you're married and have two kids. Yes, but the fact that I know that indicates my level of. Yeah, I'm married and I do have two kids two dog kids but that indicates my level of stockage. Is that I'm aware of these things about you?

Speaker 2:

So anyways we also are enjoying your book very much, episode 35. So how many episodes is that? There's four more episodes, four more. You got a month y'all to get Sylvester Barzy's Planet Dead and be immersed in a world of zombies. But, frankly, what's worse is that true evil hides among the living, as he says.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, you know what that's true.

Speaker 2:

I'm not going to say what's happening because I don't want to spoil it for folks, but there is a person in the book right now that I know is bad, but I don't know why they're bad yet and I want to know.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, why are they bad and they're named after?

Speaker 2:

a state. That's all I'm going to say. Yeah, also, there was clowns in it, fucking cannibal clowns. Honestly, that was probably one of those disturbing reads I've ever, ever, ever done and Dan knows, because I kept looking away like it was the TV, but I couldn't walk away, angry at the same time, so it was a complicated experience for me.

Speaker 1:

We already talked about this, but you can call us with your burning questions. We got a burner phone.

Speaker 2:

We do Like it's 2006 and we're dealing drugs, but we're really looking right now for some survival tips or not survival tips, although it could be. It could be a lesson you've learned from something you've had to survive and be creative Like, for example. I would say that I've survived generational trauma and familial abuse. I got through that.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and I once ate a live scorpion, did you yeah?

Speaker 2:

I feel like I know this, and then I forget every single time.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. So the short version is this was in Afghanistan. I was in a small village, a small Afghan village, where I didn't speak what even is the language in Afghanistan? I don't even know Dari and Pashto. Yeah, I knew that. So, yeah, I don't speak the language. They don't speak my language, but they are communicating to me that we will be eating some scorpions, and they have like a large assortment scorpions and I really needed to show them that I wasn't just going to be some punk white boy that comes along and turns my nose up at their scorpions.

Speaker 1:

So I just reached in and I grabbed one by the tail and I put it in my mouth and ate it, oh my god. And they all laughed. They laughed so hard, they were falling over Because they usually cook them, yes.

Speaker 2:

Oh my god, because they cook them.

Speaker 1:

They put a skewer through them and they roast them over the fire. And I kind of say cooked, they're much better.

Speaker 2:

What is the flavor of a scorpion Squirmy? Yeah, those little legs and the pinchers. You're lucky you didn't get stung inside their mouth. You hold onto the tail, did you just bite it? Yeah, sorry, that pregnant pause was me, with my eyes wide in my mouth. A gait.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, so that's my survival story. What's yours?

Speaker 2:

He actually has a more daunting one of surviving winter, which would be a good inspiration for something happening in zombie apocalypse, because that kind of thing could occur. Winter is dangerous. Our friend Molly was visiting when Dan reshared this story, which inspired our request for this particular thing, and Molly is from Florida and honestly, I don't think I ever appreciated how dangerous the winter is. But her look of utter fucking horror made me realize yeah, this shit's dangerous.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it actually doesn't really occur to me that very often.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, because we just live with it. It's what our normal is, for a good third of the year at least, but anyhow, yeah, tell us your survival story. Give us a clock. Yeah, let me know if you want that clock to be anonymous, or if you are willing to shine in your true inner evil, magic chicken zombie. I salute you either way for giving us a try, because I'm not sure that I'm going to do it, because I'm a shy person, even though I'm on a podcast right now, and also just thank you for listening to my random anthropological rantings.

Speaker 1:

Yeah this is a weird episode. It is. This episode is all over the place. I promise we did mention zombies at least a couple of times. We did.

Speaker 1:

We did. Don't forget to subscribe. Whatever the button is is it a follow button? Is it a subscribe button? Is it just a plus? I don't know Wherever you're listening to this, because it's on every platform. If you're listening to this on YouTube and you're like I don't, I can't keep the YouTube player open while I'm in my car. You can listen to it on Spotify or iTunes, anywhere.

Speaker 2:

Any of those places. It's not iTunes. You keep saying that because Dan's danced on an apple. I don't use apples.

Speaker 1:

He refuses. I don't communicate with fruit, it's Apple Podcasts.

Speaker 2:

It's also unaudible. Yeah, it's on everywhere.

Speaker 1:

It's all over the place. I love that. It's unaudible yeah.

Speaker 2:

And give us a little five stars, give us a little review. We love those things. Send us a DM, send us a message on the threads. It's always fun to hear who's listening to us and what you think, because, as I said in a previous episode, I did a lot of mushrooms one night and one of my biggest thing was I want to know these people that are listening to our mouth sounds.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, my big realization on mushrooms was there are people.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, all right, I think we're going to call this a wrap. I hope you took something out of it, my friends, and we will see you another day.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, see you next time. Au revoir, the end is nigh. A bientôt, bye, bye.

Speaker 2:

Bye, bye.

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