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Weird Week 12

Weird Week 12

Just when you think you have her beat, life has a way of playing her trump card. We decided to spend a few days hiking around the shores of Loch Ness this week, taking in the sights and indulging in a little myth hunting. The weird factor was ever-present, from Scotland's scariest pub (whose patrons consisted of three skinheads watching endless Hollyoaks reruns) to an odd little elderly Geordie gent riding a golf cart, who was quick to assure us he was alw…

Published on Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weird Week 11

Weird Week 11

Here at LTZ we strive to entertain as we inform. Whether it be the kind of pithy putdown that casually destroys someone’s passion project, or alerting you to some new and interesting horror media (or allowing you to laugh to the least commented-upon website in internet history. What’s wrong with you people?) Today we’re pondering the big questions. Such as: what lies beyond the veil of consciousness? Where's the best place to stock up on voodoo items? Unde…

Published on Sunday, October 9, 2011

Weird Week 10

Weird Week 10

Another week over. How was it for you? Get everything done that you had planned? Achieve all the goals you’d set your mind to? Maybe watched a couple of good horror movies or spent some time on Banoi’s bloody beach? And how was work? Did you manage to convince yourself you'd stop basking in the lethargy that is the daily grind? That next week is the week you’ll actually start using LinkedIn to look for another job, rather than putting faces to the obnoxio…

Published on Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weird Week 9

Weird Week 9

What is it that makes a week weird? (After all, isn’t one man's weird another's normal?) Do we have to experience an emotional shift to register an event outside society’s definition of the expected for us to psychologically categorise the experience as weird? If the event occurred frequently enough, would we be obliged to change our labelling? Does there have to be a physical event at all? For example, if you left work and suddenly realised that at no poi…

Published on Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weird Week 8

Weird Week 8

“The mutual forces of action and reaction between two bodies are equal, opposite and collinear.” In other words, everything has an equal opposite, a force that flows the other way. Day has night. Right has left. Good has evil. Alcohol has hangovers. Bacon has vegetables. Crisps have slim-fast. Stake Land has Twilight, and for every Saturday there’s always a Sunday. It’s just the way of things – who are we to fight it?

Published on Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weird Week 7

Weird Week 7

Sunday almost halfway over? Coffee in hand? Ten minutes free? Good. This week's small but perfectly formed Weird Week sees Jesus selling mobile phones, eagles stealing babies, an inebriated animal stuck in a tree, a man rejected from hell, a giant crocodile captured, men arrested for having sex and fined for not having sex, and prostitutes start paying taxes. Go beyond the break to find out why your life isn't as bad as you think it is (unless we're linkin…

Published on Sunday, September 11, 2011

Please Stay Calm - Interview with Ken Seto

Please Stay Calm - Interview with Ken Seto

We touched on Massive Damage Inc’s Please Stay Calm a while ago, and were impressed with the progress Ken Seto and his team had made with their iOS location-based zombie survival game and some of the unique ideas they were developing. News arrived that the team were preparing to launch (initially in Canada only), so we relentlessly pestered them to answer a few questions. Agreeing to keep things out of the courts, Ken kindly filled us in on the game’s stat…

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Weird Week 6

Weird Week 6

Hey there, Sunday. Good to see you again. So what have you been up to all week? What's that you say? You've been working on a nefarious plan to capture Saturday and through a number of increasingly grotesque torture techniques reduce its runtime? And what's more, you've succeeded? You're going to progress to weekdays next, ultimately enabling the Sunday Fear to embed itself in every single afternoon? But isn't the entire reason for Sunday to relax and pond…

Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011

Weird Week 5

Weird Week 5

Sunday. The most loved and loathed day of all. On the one hand you get to sleep in, swallowing painkillers like Skittles. You get to wear your PJ's until it's time to venture out for the Sunday papers and Red Bull. You get to admire your three day stubble before the rash-inducing pre-work shave (and that's just the ladies). On the other hand, post midday you suffer the inevitable onset of the Sunday Fear. Gradually growing in the pit of your stomach, leavi…

Published on Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weird Week 4

Weird Week 4

Sunday again. Really? It's time to take pause and begin to piece together the events that must have happened between Monday and Saturday. Time to remember what stopped us following our dreams for yet another week. Time to prepare for the arrival of the darkest of demons, The Sunday Fear. And of course time to discover how a bat can kill a man. Time to laugh at flying cows. Time to shudder at the evil that men do. Time to cringe at giant rodents. Time to lo…

Published on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Weird Week 3

Weird Week 3

Sundays. What are they good for? Some will use Sunday to look back at the week's tragic events, trying to understand why we do what we do. Some will start to rebuild their livelihoods. Some will help others come to terms with the senseless violence they have experienced or witnessed. Others will do what they can to get London back on her feet. And we can hope some will identify more of the looters that are yet to be named and shamed. A few of us will take…

Published on Sunday, August 14, 2011

Motion Sickness

Motion Sickness

When Cirque Du Soleil introduced Microsoft’s Kinect at last year’s E3 conference, it raised more than a few eyebrows amongst gamers, including those hoping for a horror application. Those hopes were seemingly quashed at this year’s E3, with Microsoft unveiling a parade of family-oriented games for the (admittedly impressive) hardware. As horrific as Kinectimals will undoubtedly be, it just doesn’t tick the right boxes. But salvation may be on hand from non…

Published on Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Weird Week 2

Weird Week 2

Another weird week, another Sunday. Time to stay in bed until that small animal that's made its home in your mouth cleans top to bottom and moves out. Time to buy ludicrously large newspapers and put them where everyone can see while having no intention of reading a single page. Time to ponder the backlog of jobs that needed doing last weekend. Time to watch TV you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. And, of course, time to look back at the week’s weirdest …

Published on Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weird Week 1

Weird Week 1

Sundays. We like Sundays here at LTZ towers. They give us the time to reflect on the week’s lack of achievements. They give us time to chuckle at the incomprehensibly bad horror films we’ve watched and dissected so you don’t have to. They give us time to plan what we have no intention of actually doing next week. And sometimes they give us the chance to look back at the week’s weirdest news stories, allowing us to point at our screens, laughing, crying or …

Published on Sunday, July 31, 2011