Print Story Ask Husi: hot dogs for life?
I remember reading a story, perhaps years ago, which claimed that a guy lived to be pretty old. In his entire life he had eaten pretty much only hot dogs. One problem with this story: I can't find any reference to the story anywhere and I have pretty strong google-fu so I'm kind of baffled as to why I can't find this story regardless of if it's true or false.

Do any of you out there in the audience know of this story, or better yet have better google-fu skills than I and can find a reference to it?

Inside: zombies!

I know it's considered by some to be in bad taste to republish here what was written elsewhere, but fuck the rules. I mean it, SUCKS TO YOUR ASS-MAR AND FUCK THE RULES!

Short for zombie comics: zombics!

Based on a glowing recommendation from Cory Doctorow of boingboing I picked up the first volume of The Walking Dead today from Amazon. I figured what the heck, it's only $10 thanks to the free shipping I get with Amazon Prime. It was kind of uncharacteristic of me since I'm not a big comic fan and I don't really trust Doctorow's judgement all that much, but c'mon... zombie comics are a golden concept.
Right from the introduction I knew this was pretty much as perfect as they come:

Give me "Dawn of the Dead" over "Return of the Living Dead" any day. To me zombie movies are thought provoking, dramatic fiction, on par with any Oscar worthy garbage that's rolled out year after year. Movies that make you question the fabric of society are what I like. And in GOOD zombie movies... you get that by the truckload.


For me the worst part of every zombie movie is the end. I always want to know what happens next. Even when all the characters die in the end... I just want it to keep going.

I hate to sound like the dude's agent... but if that sounds good to you then you owe it to yourself to get The Walking Dead Vol 1: Days Gone Bye. Character driven zombie epic comics -- good to the last drop!

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at the funeral by fleece (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 10:36:52 PM EST
a man approached his widow, and introduced himself as Hotdogs. At that moment she was enlightened.

Terrible [nt] by debacle (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 11:17:07 AM EST


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lol i know by fleece (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 01:25:03 PM EST
delicious, yes!

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Hmmmm by LinDze (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 01:12:59 AM EST
You might want to check out a CRwM  diary from about a month ago that dealt with this very zombie zubject. Personally Im putting my money on The Goon for Best Zombie Comic.

Anything Mignola does is inelligle. Got to give other writer/artists at least a fighting chance.

-Lin Dze
Arbeit Macht Frei

I am illiterate in the world of comics by theantix (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 10:28:26 AM EST
The only comics besides this I've read since I as a teenager were a couple of political/journalism works by the super awesome Joe Sacco.  Oh and the Nausicaa anime which totally kick ass.  In general though I don't know much about anything in this world, except that The Walking Dead is frigging awesome.
I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.
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Cory, Cory, Cory. by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 05:45:15 AM EST
"I just finished reading the first five collections of the ongoing comic series The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore, and I now I can't wait for the seventh collection to come out."

He's going to skip the sixth collection though. He's heard that one will suck zombie-donkey schlong.

Doctorow's math illiteracy aside, Walking Dead is pretty much the gold standard for zombie comics these days. Good stuff.

Heh by theantix (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 10:29:54 AM EST
I noticed that too, and just assumed that he had the sixth book already but hadn't read it yet.  Regardless though the way he said it was confusing -- I'm not going to judge him though since I often don't even remember to finish sentences and just sort of trail
I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.
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Who are we to judge? by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 11:03:57 AM EST
We're the Public, dammit! That's who!

We're Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public. And, as somebody who has written something somewhere, it is our most dearly held unsupported assumption that Doctorow and his cronies should do their utmost to cater to our every whim, put up with our incessant bitching, and suffer through our endless nitpicking.

You might well ask, "Why should Cory have to put up with that?" Because Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public, the Founding Fathers fought and died to protect our right to sound off with any hypocritical, ill-conceived, half baked, overblown notion that comes in our mostly hollow heads.

[For best results, you should start humming the "God Bless America" here.]

When we make a big deal out of somebody's honest mistake or act like we're intellectually superior on the basis of a simple and innocent slip-up, we're not just acting like asses. No, we're acting like assess for Freedom!

Whenever we leave a marginally literate post complaining about somebody else's writing or inject tasteless personal attacks into an online conversation, we're saying thank you. That's right. We're saying: "Thank you George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Thanks for kicking so much ass and killing so many people so we could live in a land that is free and not overrun with cherry trees!"

[End humming 'cause this last bit is serious.]

Anything else tells the North Koreans that you want them to build more bombs. And none of us want that.

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More correctly by theantix (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 11:35:25 AM EST
Before I trailed off there, I forgot to mention that you are worthy of judging because unlike me you are actually coherent.
I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.
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I dunno mang. by Christopher Robin was Murdered (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 12:18:48 PM EST
My writing's pretty crappy.

I'm horribly dyslexic. Luckily, I'm so bad off that I sometimes flip things a full 360 and readers don't notice.

But that's just luck. It isn't like I can control it.

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let freedom ring. by garlic (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu Nov 02, 2006 at 01:17:35 PM EST

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I read the same boingboing post. by terpia (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 06:43:43 AM EST
And I added the books to my wishlist, since I was too hesitant to purchase them. Now I shall. Thank you.

I hope you like the pork in Cuba, traitor.. -theantix by theantix (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 10:30:29 AM EST
Is that some sort of but for HIPPIES?
I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.
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You can't get an account by debacle (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 11:18:57 AM EST
Unless you input the serial number off of your birkenstocks into the appropriate text box.


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I know you're not busy enough with work by skippy (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 07:50:13 AM EST
Wordpress?  Wiki?  Everyone loves to be nagged when they're doing things out of the goodness of their heart!  So instead, you should just play some Civ4!  Which reminds me, I should play some Civ4 tonight instead of working on the house...

you... troll! by theantix (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 10:24:42 AM EST
I'm so exhausted by the time I get home I'm barely able to do anything more than collapse and watch things on my laptop.  Oh and Animal Crossing of course.  Even civ4 is too much effort these days except on the weekends, which I will spend moving your sites to my new server and installing wordpress!
I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.
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As before by skippy (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 01:00:30 PM EST
it's no rush.  Though I did recently finish a couple of projects that I wouldn't mind blogging or wiki-ing about on my own site.

Anyways, I completely understand the "being completely exhausted upon returning home" part.  Most days I manage to make dinner and play with the bunnies, sometimes I can even accomplish something else around the house (cleaning, renovating, you name it).  Most days I slump in front of the computer or TV until I decide it's time to go to bed.

So no pressure, I just thought I would bug you :-)

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At first, I'm all, by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 04:03:28 PM EST

"OMFG, did Cory just thumbs up something that didn't suckle donkeyballs like he does? Was it an accident?", then I look, and it's a comic book! D'oh! You trooled me, theantix! YOU TROOLED ME! I always figured comic books were the only kind of book Cory Doctorow read.

But I'm doing OK, dude. You know, busy busy busy. I just bought a new Xbox 360 game, though, featuring comic book dudes who I am going to force into unnatural situations then sell the video on the internets, complete with some awesome DRM!

How you doin'?

You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
HELLO MISTER ENGLISH READER by theantix (4.00 / 1) #18 Wed Nov 01, 2006 at 04:14:46 PM EST
Your lack of reading comprehension is TOTALLY not the same as me trooling you.  I'm pretty sure that I mentioned it was a comic like 850 bazillion times so the only person you have to blame is yourself, or failing that Bill Clinton (it's the in thing so I hear).

I'm telling you, regardless of any Doctorow suckage you'll like this comic book.  It's totally frigging awesome in the way that all the best zombie movies are.  And if I'm wrong it'll cost you all of $10, which I'm pretty sure is less than you tip your hookers.

I'm glad you're doing well, I've not seen you around as much as I'd like to -- perhaps because we are both frigging busy all the time with employment.  LAME!  Oh well.  I am still refusing to buy an 360 though because of my massive hate for ms.
I'm sorry, but your facts disagree with my opinion.

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