| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:01 AM
While some of my colleagues here at The Aegis may argue about its merits (one editor in particular that I won't name, but he knows who he is), I love Halloween.
The whole time of year is pretty magical, if you think about it.
Leaves are changing colors,...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 3:48 PM
Joyce Carol Chaney, a former cosmetologist who changed careers and became Baltimore County's first full-fledged female police officer assigned to patrol duty in 1974, was found dead Sunday in the bedroom of her Parkville home.
She was 67.
| Jul 8, 2012
| 7:28 PM
First of all — if you're reading this thinking "Oh shoot! Did I miss the premiere of season three of 'The Walking Dead'?!" — no, don't panic. This is just a blog about the special season three preview that aired on AMC this...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Thanks "The Walking Dead", now I no longer have to wonder what a zombie's panties look like. And I no longer have to wonder what it would be like to see a zombie in its panties have its stomach slit open with a pocket knife. It made me feel a little...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:18 AM
With the Run For Your Lives race coming back to Darlington this weekend, it's not the thousands of zombies people are scared of — it's the possibility of a repeat of last year's traffic nightmare.
Event coordinators Reed Street Productions,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 10:44 AM
The National Retail Federation says Halloween will be an $8 billion industry this year, with seven in 10 Americans celebrating and spending an average of nearly $80 per person on costumes, candy and decorations.
Don't believe it? Look no farther than...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:13 AM
Activision announced a new first-person shooter based on AMC's hit show "The Walking Dead" to be released sometime next year.
Telltale Games has done a fantastic job spinning off the show and comic book's universe into an episodic adventure game, so it...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Though dead, they walk among us. They infest schoolrooms and creep into universities. The Internet swarms with them. They lurk in your workplaces.
They are what Arnold Zwicky calls zombie rules, "rules" that have no foundation in English grammar and...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Running in a 5K race can be challenging and tiring. Imagine running over, under and through a dozen obstacles, many involving mud and water on a hilly course and, oh yes, with hordes of the undead chasing you.
Sounds like a lot of fun, huh?
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:39 AM
Back in December at Language Log, the urbane Mark Liberman commented on a text distorted by a ham-fisted attempt to convert British English to American, saying, "God save us from such copy editors." That provoked a spirited defense of copy editors in...
| Dec 22, 2012
Harrison Demchick is by his own account an optimist. He doesn't think that human society or our ruling institutions have become irredeemably corrupt. He didn't make one single preparation for this past Friday, when the Mayan calendar came to an abrupt...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 6:40 PM
"Arrow on the Doorpost"? More like "Arrow on the SNOREpost"!
I understand that not every episode can be action-packed from start to finish with major plot twists, characters dying and hordes of zombies being slaughtered in exotic and...