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
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?