Zombieland!! That’s right! (Ancient Rome stuff, too.)

Zombieland

We’re creeping up on episode 50, aren’t we? The time flew by, that’s for sure. Enough of that! Listen in as we discuss an end of the world zombie film with scheming humans trying to out-scheme each other! And then join forces. And then become friends. Or do they?

Great film. Great acting.

Listen in here:

Podcast:  Movies of the Damned!!

YouTube it here: Movies of the Damned!! YouTube

Ancient Rome

Genius Engineering

The Romans had built Rome along the Tiber river, on the seven hills. Romans were very successful conquerors. Their population was growing very fast and the streets were getting cramped. It got so bad trying to walk in the streets that Julius Caesar made it a law that all wheeled transports and deliveries could only use the streets at night. Only foot traffic was allowed during the day.

 

All these people needed water. The Romans liked their public baths, their fountains, their gardens, and latrines. Some people even tapped into the aqueduct to bring the freshwater into their homes. The more wealthy people had to buy a license to do this, but the not so wealthy just did it themselves. As a consequence, not all the water made it to where it was supposed to go and a group of government employees would break up the illegal taps into the water supply.

Here is what the Romans built. Some of these ran for 57 miles and are still in use today.

Screen Shot 2019-08-11 at 8.19.40 AM.png

Screen Shot 2019-08-11 at 8.19.58 AM.png

Incredible, isn’t it?

Support my books here:

The Bestselling Doll House  and;

Horror Talks top ten horror books of 2018, The Tracker and;

End of the world novella titled, Balance and;

The newest book is now available for preorder, Off the Grid!

Have a great week! Be kind to everyone!

 

Balance Part 1

“We’re going to have to run okay?  I’ll carry you, but you’ve got to promise you won’t look.  No matter what you hear, no matter what you feel, you have to keep your eyes shut extra tight and you can’t open them ’til I say.  Understand?”

“Yeth,” she said.

Screams sounded outside the door they hid behind.  A powerful humming vibrated the door and the walls.  He didn’t want to leave this uninhabited home, a quiet refuge amid chaos.

“Mithter?  Are we gonna die?  Like mommy and daddy?  I don’t want to die like them.”  Her eyes swam with fear and her diminutive body trembled as she tried to be brave.

Heart aching, he forced a smile, a lunatic smile, all twitchy and shaky, “You can call me Jack, remember?” Continue reading “Balance Part 1”