Advice From The Comic Hack 157 – The Semi-Serious Question About Zombies HALLOWEEN Edition

Oct 29

Advice From The Comic Hack 157 – The Semi-Serious Question About Zombies HALLOWEEN Edition

“When there’s no more room in Hell – the Dead will walk the earth.” This will always be one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies. Today it colors a special Halloween Edition of The Comic Hack’s Guide! Spoken by the brave, tough, heroic and racially groundbreaking character “Peter” in 1978’s Dawn of the Dead the rest of the quote goes like this – “Something my granddad used to tell us. You know Macumba? Vodou. My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth.”” For today’s spooky column a Darling Reader asks me a question that mixes practical concerns with my love of ZOMBIES!  I hope you have fun with this one though it’s longer, weirdly informative and chock full of more links than most of my columns. Is this a trick or a treat? You be the judge. If you enjoyed today’s column – spread the word. Submit questions for future columns to advicequestions@comichacksguide.com and don’t forget: Aim for the HEAD!   So there’s a topic I’ve been hoping one of my bloggers would tackle, and I bet you would do it justice.  I read a lot of both personal finance blogs and also prepper/survivalist blogs for fun.  I’d love to read those topics cross referenced.   So here’s the question, how do you simultaneously prepare for both a traditional retirement and a zombie apocalypse?  Because we don’t really know what the next decades will bring.  So how do you cover all your bases? (Also zombies are fun, but unlikely, really what I mean is a breakdown of society or the grid, etc)  It seems most everyone is single mindedly preparing of one or the other, but no one has a good plain for either/or.  Except maybe you. Between these columns, my online journals, and the stuff I post on Facebook people tend to think of me as a Zombie Expert. I’m okay with that. I had a conversation with someone just this week, saying that “Of course the Zombie Apocalypse wasn’t really going to happen; it was just better to be prepared for any upset or catastrophe”. I use the...

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Advice From The Comic Hack 156 – The “Good For You Girl – Now Shut Up Brain” Edition

Oct 22

Advice From The Comic Hack 156 – The “Good For You Girl – Now Shut Up Brain” Edition

For my first column in what’s turned out to be an unexpectedly long time I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. I’m gonna open with three quotes from the same damned guy! Today I’m going to give you three pithy yet poignant bon mots from Robert Collier. My Editor thinks I use too many quotes in my column. I maintain that my editor is crazy PERFECT IN ALL WAYS. As an author of metaphysical and “New Thought” – books his company Collier Publishing is still in existence and gifted us with ‘The Secret’ – he’s not the sort of fellow I would normally look to for inspiration in this column. However – “All power is from within and is therefore under our own control.” “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” And the simple and beautiful “The first essential, of course, is to know what you want.” Being attributed to him; I’d be remiss in NOT bringing them to your attention. Today a Darling Reader writes me because her stunning revelation is in danger of being undermined by nagging voices in her head. While I sort out whether she needs advice from Your Humble Comic Hack – or antipsychotics – or both let me ask you to PLEASE send more questions to advicequestions@comichacksguide.com I’m counting on you guys!  I got the “Let’s be friends” speech from my BF this morning and my response shocked even myself, I said “That’s OK, I don’t want to be with someone who doesn’t really want me.” I packed up my things and left and I feel strangely calm. It still hurts though…  and even though I feel like he is a dumb ass for not seeing me as worthwhile how do I NOT listen to that unwanted voice inside of me that tries to tell me I am unlovable? Though my instinct is to say that I’m sorry for the pain your break up will cause; I’m going to resist that urge. That’s hard for me (giggity!) resisting urges really isn’t my strong suit! Instead I want to rejoice for the greater heartbreak and abuse you have just averted. Even more; I want to do a happy-little Advice Columnist...

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