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13 Memes Only Walking Dead Fans will Understand

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Well, we’re only two days away!  This weekend marks the return of The Walking Dead and I seriously cannot wait!

Chances are no matter what the outcome, the season 7 premier is gonna hurt.  It’s gonna be an emotional roller coaster.  So let’s not dwell on that today, mmm k?  Let’s have some fun!  Because if you’re a follower of TWD on any social media channel, you know this cast loves to have a good time!

So here are a few fun memes based on The Walking Dead.  Feel free to have it up on your phone or computer on Sunday for when you need a break from, what’s sure to be, one of the most intense episodes of the series.  I know I will!  I hope you’ve all enjoyed this little week dedicated to The Walking Dead…and I’ll see ya’ll on the other side!

The Best Walking Dead Memes!

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40 Fun Facts About The Walking Dead

We’re almost to the season 7 premier!!!  It’s been a long summer waiting for the return of The Walking Dead and I’ve filled several days this summer reading articles, watching videos, and completely immersing myself in TWD universe.

In doing so, I’ve learned so many fun facts about this awesome show.  From “death dinners” to Breaking Bad Easter Eggs, this list of “40 Fun Facts About The Walking Dead” is sure to get you in the mood for Sunday’s premier!

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  1. You can buy Daryl’s crossbow (The Horton Scout HD 125) at Walmart for about $300.00.
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  2. HBO (the same network that brought you gems such as The Sopranos, Deadwood, Game of Thrones, and Oz) passed on TWD because they thought it was too violent.
  3. Norman Reedus (Daryl) originally auditioned for the part of Merle. The casting director liked him so much that the role of Daryl was written for him.
  4. In the 1830’s, the settlement at the end of the Western and Atlantic railroad lines was called “Terminus.” You might know it now as Atlanta.
  5. The flesh the walkers eat is actually ham soaked in vinegar.
  6. The characters of Daryl, Merle, Beth, and Sasha never appear in TWD comic series.
  7. The bag of drugs Daryl finds contains blue meth…a nod to AMC’s other fantastic show, Breaking Bad.
  8. And speaking of, the car Glen uses in the first season of TWD is the same car Walt Jr. drives in Breaking Bad.
  9. Daryl also refers to Merle’s drug dealer when talking with Beth in the episode, “Still” in season 4. He says, “Merle had this dealer…this janky little white guy…he says, ‘I’m gonna kill you, bitch.’”  Hmm…sound familiar?
  10. The word “zombie” is never mentioned in the TV series and very rarely shows up in the comics. This is because Robert Kirkman, the creator of the comics, wanted to create a world where zombie culture didn’t exist…making these monsters truly terrifying.
  11. Over the course of the series, the walkers have continued to decay. This was done purposefully, possibly hinting that even dead zombies won’t last forever.  The show’s logo has also decayed throughout the series.
  12. In the comic, Rick ends up losing his hand in a battle with the Governor. They decided to forego this in the TV series because the CGI would cost too much and would get in the way of Rick’s action scenes.
  13. Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Lennie James (Morgan Jones), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), and David Morrissey (The Governor) are all British in real life. In fact Lincoln’s real last name is Clutterbuck.  How delightfully British is that?!
  14. When it comes to The Walking Dead universe, walkers outnumber the living 5,000 to 1.
  15. The scientist at the CDC is named Edwin Jenner after the actual English scientist, Edward Jenner, who developed the smallpox vaccine in the late 1700’s.
  16. The CDC has a guide on their website for what to do in the event of a zombie apocalypse.
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  17. The CDC plotline is also unique to the TV series…it does not appear in the comics.
  18. The farm the survivors build while bunking in the jail in season 4 was real. The cast and crew often ate from the garden during production.
  19. On set, there are separate eating areas for the living and the dead. They’re segregated because producers want the walkers and humans to feel as far apart from one another as possible.
  20. There was a series of webisodes released in 2011 that showed the backstory of “the bicycle zombie” that Rick shoots in the series premiere.
  21. After a character is killed off the show, the remaining cast and crew throw them a “death dinner” to celebrate the character. This gives the whole production team the opportunity to say goodbye and a reason for past actors to come back and hang out with cast and crew.
  22. Permanent residents of Sequoia, Georgia, where some of TWD is filmed (it’s the location of Woodbury), get paid an average of $400.00 a month for the trouble of having the show film in their backyard at all hours of the day and night.
  23. Head of the special effects team, Greg Nicotero, has made cameos as a zombie several times on TWD, being killed by both Daryl and Andrea throughout the course of the show. He was also the zombie who bit Amy (Andrea’s sister) in season 1.
  24. Johnny Depp’s head was used as a model for a decapitated walker in one episode of TWD.
  25. Scott Wilson (Hershel) kept a replica of his severed head and displays it proudly on his mantel.
  26. All of the cast and crew wore suspenders on the day they filmed Hershel’s death to honor Wilson.
  27. Jon Bernthal (Shane) used to play semi-pro baseball in Russia.
  28. Norman Reedus’s back tattoos are real. He says he likes to “carry his daemons with him.”
  29. Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale) has had a role in every film and project directed by Frank Darabont.
  30. Because Dale had become such a beloved character, his guts were made out of chicken breasts, quite the star treatment after months and months of eating ham!
  31. Melissa McBride (Carol) was actually a casting director before landing the role of Carol.
  32. Steven Yeun (Glen) was originally studying psychology and pre-med before starting his acting career.
  33. Each zombie “look” is unique. They each have their own set of teeth and their make-up is applied based on the shape of the face.
  34. Mad Men actors Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks expressed interest in being zombies on TWD.
  35. Interstate 20, which runs from Texas through Georgia and into South Carolina, was used to film the scene in season 2 where the actors hide under abandoned cars. This was the same stretch of road used in the movie, Zombieland.
  36. Cast and crew use peppermint soap to keep bugs at bay on set.
  37. The poem written by the hanging man in season 2 was inspired by graffiti written on homes after Hurricane Katrina.
  38. Danai Gurira (Michonne) does all of her own stunts. #BEAST.
  39. Season 5 marks 1.5 years into the apocalypse.
  40. Traveling to Georgia in the near future? Be sure to take The Walking Dead tour!  A small jaunt around town will take you to Woodbury, Terminus, the homes of Rick and Morgan, and Hershel’s farm, as well as several other popular locations.

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Daryl Dixon-Inspired Necklace

I really don’t think there’s a TWD fan out there that doesn’t love Daryl Dixon. Armed with amazing hunting and tracking skills, a killer bow and arrow (that you can totally buy at Wal-Mart!), and rugged sexy good looks, Daryl is the guy you want on your side should the zombie apocalypse ever happen. Modeled after Daryl’s winged jacket and showcasing an arrow with a little bead of blood, this Daryl Dixon Inspired Necklace is a moderate and fun way to show your true love for this bike-riding man’s man.

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Daryl Dixon-Inspired Necklace

Materials:

  • Necklace Chain
  • Wire Cutters
  • Jump Rings
  • Metal Clasp
  • Jewelry Pliers
  • Wing Charms (2 needed)
  • Arrow Charm
  • Red Bead
  • E6000 Glue (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut your chain to size and attach your jump ring and metal clasp.
  2. String two wing charms on your chain, making sure the feathers on both sides face outwards.
  3. In the middle of the wings, use a jump ring to attach the arrow and red bead to the necklace.
  4. To make my wings stand out straight, I actually used E6000 glue to attach the two wings together on the back of the charms. This prevents them from moving around and flipping over when I wear my necklace.

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Just Life and Death

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Come back every Tuesday for “The Bees Knees”, where I post the best quotes from my favorite movies, TV shows, songs, and books.

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7 Deadly Walking Dead Recipes

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER.  OCTOBER 23RD IS ONLY A WEEK AWAY AND ALL US WALKING DEAD FANS CAN FINALLY STOP THEORIZING AND WAITING AND WONDERING…

For those of you who are unfamiliar with AMC’s The Walking Dead, you’re missing out!  Season 6 ended with a bloody, horrible cliffhanger and loyal fans have been waiting ALL SUMMER to find out who the victim was at the other end of Negan’s bat.

Fans of the comics know who meets this bloody fate (no spoilers here…read the comics, they’re AMAZING), but the comics and the TV show have been parting ways…and the show has been taking drastic liberties with changing the comic book story…so we’re all in the dark…one of the major characters we’ve grown to know and love will surely meet a bloody demise and I can’t wait to find out who it is (fingers crossed that my Abraham is okay!!)!

If you’re gonna join me on October 23rd for this amazing season premier, be sure to check out these zombie-inspired foods and drinks, great for your viewing party!  From bloody sangrias to “walker” tacos, these snacks are perfect for preventing you from biting your nails throughout what’s sure to be the most intense TWD episode yet!

And keep up with The Hobbee Hive all week for more TWD posts!

7 The Walking Dead Recipe Ideas

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Carl’s Chocolate Pudding
Try Anything Once
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Walker Blood Sangria
Cravings of a Lunatic
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Carol’s Cookies
Dishes and Dust Bunnies
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Rice Krispy Brains
Left Brain Craft Brain
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Zombie Nachos
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Rick Grimes Cupcakes
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“Walker” Tacos
Saving Dollars and Sense
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3 Fandom-tastic Geeky Crafts

This post is dedicated to all my fellow nerds and geeks out there…today is EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY! Whether it’s video games, movies, books, TV shows, or comics that get your juices flowing, today is the perfect day to embrace whatever it is that satisfies your geeky desires.

Today I’m embracing a few of my TV obsessions: The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Breaking Bad. Below are some fun crafty ways for you to celebrate your devotion to any or all of these shows. Subtle yet recognizable, these projects will help you show off your love for these iconic TV programs.

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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon Inspired Necklace

I really don’t think there’s a TWD fan out there that doesn’t love Daryl Dixon. Armed with amazing hunting and tracking skills, a killer bow and arrow (that you can totally buy at Wal-Mart!), and rugged sexy good looks, Daryl is the guy you want on your side should the zombie apocalypse ever happen. Modeled after Daryl’s winged jacket and showcasing an arrow with a little bead of blood, this Daryl Dixon Inspired Necklace is a moderate and fun way to show your true love for this bike-riding man’s man.

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Cut your chain to size and attach your jump ring and metal clasp. String two wing charms on your chain, making sure the feathers on both sides face outwards. In the middle of the wings, use a jump ring to attach the arrow and red bead to the necklace. To make my wings stand out straight, I actually used E6000 glue to attach the two wings together on the back of the charms. This prevents them from moving around and flipping over when I wear my necklace.

 

Game of Thrones: Daenerys Targaryen’s Dragon Eggs

Though these eggs won’t hatch into ginormous dragons, they will look awesome on your bookshelf next to your Game of Thrones box set! Made using small wooden eggs and clay, Daenerys Targaryen’s Dragon Eggs are sure to bring you a feeling of power and strength.

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I used three wooden eggs to create these dragon eggs. You can find these eggs at almost any craft store in the woodcrafting section. Warm green, white, or brown clay in your hands until soft and pliable. I used about ½ a package for each egg. Roll out small pieces to about 1/8 in. thickness and cut out several tear-shaped pieces. I used the tear shape from this mini metal cutter set. The clay won’t adhere to the wood, so I used E6000 to attach the clay to the wooden eggs. A very small amount will do here. Start at the bottom of the egg and work your way to the top, staggering rows as you go and making sure the points all face down. Once you’ve completed all your eggs, bake at 275 degrees for about 30 minutes. Watch to make sure they don’t hatch dragons!! Let cool completely before handling.

 

Breaking Bad: Breaking Bad Logo Ornament

So I’ve admittedly watched a lot of TV in my day, but few shows can compare to Breaking Bad. Led by loveable goof balls Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, the cast of Breaking Bad is really what makes this show so fantastic. If you’re in the slim percent of people who haven’t watched this show, it’s definitely worth a binge this summer.

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For the square felt pieces, I printed out a 3 in. x 3 in. template (you’ll need four 3 in. boxes total). I also printed out the letters (B, a, B, r) and created templates out of those as well (letters were Arial font, bold; size 150 font). Attach your square templates to green felt and your letter templates to white felt and cut out all your pieces. Hand sew 3 sides of your square template, leaving one side open. Remove template and turn right side out. Glue letters to piece and hand stitch numbers in upper right corner. Stuff lightly and sew square closed. Repeat for other square. Use a needle and thread to attach a string to the tops of both squares, measuring your string so the squares overlap when hung, about 6 in.

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