The dead are walking the streets of Denver


Denver, Colorado   Saturday, October 21, 2006 – 6:00 PM MST   

A case of artifacts from Haiti were being delivered to the Colorado Anthropology Museum for analysis on Saturday afternoon that accidentally fell off the truck onto the 16th street mall around the corner of Glenarms saturday afternoon. The jars contained a deadly white powder known as “Tetrodotoxin” that local anthropologists stated is used by Haitian witch doctors to re-animate the dead and create Zombies to do their bidding. CDC Announced that anthropologists informed them that this was not only a tetrodotoxin poison, but a highly contagious concoction of tetrodotoxin mixed with a air based flesh disintegrating re-animation virus that Haitian terrorists created by mixing together magic and chemistry. Around 3 pm, a white cloud formed around the Denver Pavillion and a mass disturbance occured where people started going crazy and killing one another. Within minutes, the corpses that lay on the streets of the 16th Street Mall started to rise and crawl staggering down the mall. As they proceeded down the mall, they attacked buses, civilians, shoppers, and bystanders; gnawing at their flesh; searching for brains to cannabalize. Apparently the infection spread from the saliva into the blood of the victims, turning each victim into the walking dead. Storefronts were attacked by the mobs, even Starbucks failed to survive the mob. Special agents skilled in this kind of crisis were quick on the scene. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) was quick to act and did a fly-over dropping a wave of anti-virus over the crawling mob. The zombified crowd started to regain composure, and while dead, seemed to regain their former living existence as they staggered into a couple of pubs and sat down for drinks realizing what had just happened. No quarantine was necessary as the anti-virus was effective and brought the infected back to health. A core of zombies ended up at the Double Daughter’s Salotto where new friends were made, shots drank, and pizza eaten clearing the breaths of brain-stench; though a few took longer than others to heal, as they gnawed away at victim bones. Various parties occured afterwards, zombies appearing at Cafe Netherworld, Disintegration @ the Wave, the Shelter, and private house parties. The CDC Announced at midnight there is no further cause for alarm as the incident has been cleaned up. No threats to the public exist at this time.Official Denver Zombie Crawl Site   

For more pictures, Colorado Dark Arts Gallery on the Zombie Crawl

Excellent Event: Rating 5 out of 5.

 

The dead
 
The dead
The dead

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Cripple Creek, Colorado

Historic Cripple Creek
From Colorado Springs via US 24 and SR 67, or the adventurous “Gold Camp Road” thru the mountains
Cripple Creek Welcome Center, 5th and Bennett, PO BOX 430, Cripple Creek, CO 80813; 719-689-3315
Population: 1,115
Elevation: 9,508′
“There be Gold in dem Hills” … “Pikes Peak or Bust …” and many rumors of ‘gold’ ‘color’ on what was once the Womack Ranch brought curious prospectors into the area, especially after Bob Womack made the first major gold strike in 1891. Bob rode to Colorado City (aka Colorado Springs all grown up), spending lots of money and bragging about his claim. He sold it for $500 not realizing that through history it would yield more than $350 million in gold. 1891 saw the “$300 million cow pasture” dotted with prospectors like a disturbed ant mound with ants. The town was created and within 2 years had a population of 18,000. Destroyed in 1896 by wild rampage fires, it was rebuilt and even though the boom ended in 1904, many still seek the area and the shafts still yield gold today. With the wealth came gambling, hustling, casinos, strippers, and prostitution; much of which exist today minus any blatant stripping and prostitution focusing on entertainment and tourism traps. Rating: 3 1/2 stars out of 5. Visited 10/13/06. 

Overview of Cripple Creek
Cripple Creek, Colorado
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Me, downtown Cripple Creek
Me, Downtown Cripple Creek
larger sepia image
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Cripple Creek
Cripple Creek, Colorado
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Bones, Season 2, Episode 1

Bones: Season 2; Episode 1 (2006)
http://creative.myspace.com/VOD/bones/index.html

“The Titan on the Tracks”, Episode 1
“Brennan and Booth investigate the site of a train wreck where the bodies of a senator and a high-profile businessman are found within the wreckage. Brennan is introduced to Dr. Camille Saroyan. It doesn´t take long for Brennan to figure out “Cam” is a little too familiar with Booth.” ~ © 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Excellent starting episode for Season 2 of “Bones”. While It’s my first viewing of the season, and thanks to Myspace movies, got to watch it when I don’t get TV at home. I’m addicted. Its a bit of forensic anthropology and tales from a true life forensic anthropologist reprinted on the silver screen. Impressed. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5. Viewed 10/18/06.

 
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Florissant Fossil Beds (Florissant, Colorado)

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
CR-1 just south of Hwy 24, Florissant, Colorado
719-748-3253
In prehistoric times, this temperate forest meets giant natural lake hosting the flora and fauna of a landscape that would have resembled similarities with today’s Pacific Northwest. Now an extinct lake bed, with a plethera of ancient petrified redwood stumps, this small 6,000 acre park protects the area. Layer upon layer of volcanic ash accumulated in this area 34-35 million years ago, killing off the lake and the animal life that was abundant here, leaving only intact layers of fossilized shale. Here we get a good picture of the Eocene period, showing Redwoods, Sequoia’s, insects, and plant life. A historic 1878 homestead of the first single mother to own property in Colorado can be toured nearby. Rating: 3 stars out of 5. Visited 10/13/06. 

Fossil area of the valley
Florissant, Colorado
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Fossilized tree
Fossilized Tree
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Florissant Fossil Beds
Florissant Fossil Beds, Florissant, Colorado
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Skeleton Key (R: 2005)


Official Review page: http://www.technogypsie.com/theater/?p=119

Skeleton Key (R – 2005)
Directed by Iain Softley
Actors/Actresses: Kate Hudson …. Caroline Ellis. Gena Rowlands …. Violet Devereaux, John Hurt …. Ben Devereaux, Peter Sarsgaard …. Luke, Joy Bryant …. Jill, Maxine Barnett …. Mama Cynthia, Fahnlohnee R. Harris …. Hallie (as Fahnlohnee Harris), Marion Zinser …. Bayou Woman, Deneen Tyler …. Desk Nurse, Ann Dalrymple …. C.N.A., Trula M. Marcus …. Nurse Trula (as Trula Marcus), Tonya Staten …. Nurse Audrey, Thomas Uskali …. Robertson Thorpe (as Tom Uskali), Jen Apgar …. Madeleine Thorpe, Forrest Landis …. Martin Thorpe
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397101/
 

Skeleton Key

Wow … what a well done – Southern swamp voodoo hoodoo horror story packed with ghosts, hoodoo, and Louisiana flavor. I want to go to New Orleans right now! Its a tale of a caregiver nurse who wants to home care for an elderly gent out on a rickety haunted plantation in the middle of the swamps. She quickly finds herself surrounded by Hoodoo and spirits quickly adapting to taking on the arts herself but being given a surprise of her life. A 5 stars out of 5 stars rating film. Must see!

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~ Cafe @ Netherworld (Denver, Colorado)

Cafe @ Netherworld * http://ra.ntw.net/netherworld.com/ * 1278 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO 80203

Denver’s only full service Cyber Cafes … an incredible hotspot of local activity from dancing, art gallery, poetry readings, a full bar, a full service restaurant, pool hall, the best jukebox in Denver, free wireless, and a venue for many events. Definitely a must-visit and must-hangout place to go in Denver’s downtown. Conveniently located and home to a friendly and great staff, you won’t be disappointed with this great place. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.

previous visits I tried out the internet service and the food …. Several WiFi networks to choose from, their home based network is the fastest in the joint – just get the username and password from the barista. The food – absolutely delicious …. previously I had the club with Cajun fries; The Nether burger; the Taco Salad … all spectacular! and delicious …. hit the spot. Iced chai with a shot of Baileys Irish Cream is my now usual drink of choice … makes the afternoon go by so nicely … not everyday you get a bar and a cafe and a restaurant all condensed into one … fabulous! Friendly staff and great service. A must …. (visited 6/16/06, 7/06, 8/06, 9/06, 10/12/06, 7/18/08, 2/14/09, 6/28/09) Recent visit, trying the artichoke dip … delicious! 7/18/08 Visit – the Appetizer sampler/combo – not bad. 6/28/09: Since this lovely establishment serves liquor as well as chai, and great food and free WiFi – it’s become a usual hangout for me to do chai n’ WiFi, meet up with friends, and do tarot readings … also become my favorite place for chai n’ WiFi fixes because I can add Bailey’s Irish Cream to my iced chai! Sweet! and the bartenders are fabulous with whipping that up.

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~ Scarecrow: Slayer (R: 2003)


Official Review is located at http://www.technogypsie.com/theater/?p=121

  Scarecrow: Slayer (2003: Rated R)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0353984/
Starring: Tony Todd …. Caleb Kilgore, Nicole Kingston …. Mary Anderson, David Castro …. Karl, Jessica Mattson …. Sheila, Steven Schultz …. Gavin; and many others.

In class with the first movie, another B-rate rot your brain flick. The Scarecrow is resurrected by two fraternity boy pledges who are sent on a mission to steal the Scarecrow. The farmer who wrote a book about the infamous legend, sees the scarecrow, and shoots at him, but in reality kills one of the frat boys. The frat boy’s soul gives life to the scarecrow and goes on a murderous rampage, including a mission-impossible fraternity house massacre as he seeks his undying love for his girlfriend that he plans to make Mrs Scarecrow by killing at the foot of a newly crafted scarecrow woman. B-rate horror at its finest. Those liking fine cinema, should avoid this one like a bug-infested corn field.

Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5. Viewed 10/07/06.

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~ Scarecrow (2002: R)


Official Review: http://www.technogypsie.com/theater/?p=123

Scarecrow (2002: Rated R)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0341564/
Starring: Tim Young …. Lester Dwervick, Todd Rex …. The Scarecrow, Tiffany Shepis …. Judy Patterson, Jen Richey …. Morgan, Roxanna Bina …. Stephanie, John Moore …. Chad; and many more. Directed by Emmanuel Itier; Writing credits Bill Cunningham & Emmanuel Itier.
 

Its a story about Lester who is picked on by all the kids at school, by his teacher, by his mom’s boyfriends, seems like everyone … living a sad life, until one of the schoolgirls sticks up for him against the school bully. He developed a crush on her, and then his world is shattered when he sees her kissing the bully at a late night party. He goes into a rage, and goes home and yells at his mom and the guy screwing her, the guy kills Lester in the cornfield, and by the legend of the Scarecrow, absorbs Lester’s soul and Lester goes on a rampage to slice and dice Freddy and Jason style, everyone in his path. Complete blood bath. Cheesy B-rate horror. If you like B-rate horror, it might make a 3, but if you like fine cinema, it barely makes a 1 = don’t bother seeing it. Horror fans, its good background noise.

Rating: 2 stars out of 5. Viewed 10/07/06.

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