Brinley Hineman Associated Press Published 2:35 p.m. UTC Jul 23, 2018 Atlanta – When she’s not spending time with her grandchildren, Terrie Hamrick is likely dressed as a zombie. Hamrick’s dream of being a “walker” for “The Walking Dead” came true two seasons ago when she was cast as an extra by AMC, the company that produces the critically acclaimed television series. The show, based on graphic novels, features a group of people fighting to survive a zombie apocalypse. “Since the show started, I told my children, ‘I want to be a walker,’” said Hamrick, 68, who added that she never really believed the dream that has been at the top of her bucket list since 2012 would become reality. She’s one of the 15 regular walkers and even has her own outfit on the set labeled with her name that she wears while filming, she said. The days are grueling: 14 hours – sometimes longer – in the Georgia heat. The … [Read more...] about From ‘stalker’ to ‘walker’: Woman gets dream job as zombie
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The attack was supposed to start at midnight, but Robert and Michael Bever’s sister came to their bedroom half an hour early.Mom wanted them to clean up the kitchen, she told the teenage boys.Michael, 16 years old at the time, distracted the 13-year-old girl by showing her his laptop, part of the plan detailed in Robert’s journal, as quoted during the trial.The journal’s 11th chapter included just one short sentence: “We’re going to kill them tonight.”Robert came up behind his sister and slit her throat.“I felt the blood start running down my hand,” Robert testified. “I was like, ‘Oh, s---.’”At first, the sister, identified in court only by the initials C.B., didn’t realize what was happening.“It just felt, like, metally,” she said, testifying as the prosecution’s star witness against her brother. “Like, I could taste it.”Michael, looking down at his computer when Robert began … [Read more...] about One statement captured Bever jury’s challenge: How to compare two very troubled brothers
Tweet TweetTelevision may have something to do with it but it’s obvious that the Internet has a bit of an obsession with the inevitable zombie apocalypse. The kind of people that are used to making or commenting on various zombie scenes, got a bit of a hand in dealing with the situation from Hyundai. The American arm of the ever growing Korean conglomerate have unveiled a specially kitted out version of the Elantra Coupe at this year’s Comic-Con. Being as appropriate as it can get in such conditions, the paint has a gloomy gray feel of your typical Hollywood fallout scene. Further more, Hyundai organized a bit of an event around the car as convention visitors could have their picture taken inside it. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, Hyundai will even end up releasing a special version of the Elantra Coupe’s owner’s manual. We’re guessing this one won’t feature too much information on how not to kill the clutch in the car’s first few … [Read more...] about Comic-Con: Hyundai unveils Elantra Coupe Zombie survival machine
The 2019 Lexus UX, the SUV/crossover for well-heeled Urban eXplorers (get it?) just hit the stage at this year’s New York International Auto Show. The UX rides on two powertrains that show it’s for the city, not the country, and definitely not for going off-road in any serious way. Basically, there are two kinds: the front-wheel drive UX 200 with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a Direct-Shift CVT, and the UX 250h, which has an Atikinson Cycle version of the same 2.0-liter gas engine, coupled to a fourth-generation hybrid drive system and eAWD. Solid Footing The UX resides on a 103.9-inch wheelbase for a smooth, stable ride and lots of interior space. This, combined with the overall length of 177 inches and a tight turning radius, lets the UX easily fit into convenient, compact-only parking spots. The chassis is Lexus’ first use of the Global Architecture – Compact platform, which the company says is a rigid structure, with a low center of gravity for … [Read more...] about 2019 Lexus UX: At Home In Any Concrete Paradise
As you’re probably aware, Tesla boss Elon Musk’s big dig side project, the drolly named Boring Company, is selling “flamethrowers” for $500 a pop in a bid to raise 10 million dollars for the fledgling business.While The Boring Company will not build you a car, it does have Musk’s name all over it, and its goal is to see vehicles transported to underground highways via roadside elevators, where the cars and trucks are then whisked to their destination via autonomous, electric sleds. It’s all very Jetsons-like. In the future, it seems, the affluent and cultured Eloi live underground, not the Morlocks.As for the flamethrower, there’s critics aplenty. The Drive‘s Alex Roy calls it a butane torch of limited usability, as real flamethrowers actually shoot a line of flammable liquid over great distances. One Twitter follower said the “flamethrower,” which Musk claims is just the thing for surviving the zombie apocalypse, would … [Read more...] about QOTD: What Else Would You Like to Buy From An Automaker?