I let the chains off the artist again. I know, I know, we should probably be doing nothing but promoting our upcoming Kickstarter, or our appearance at WonderCon this weekend, but it’s April Fool’s Day. I don’t think we’ve ever had the occasion where that was an update day for us before now. Hang on, let me check. Yep! Last April Fool’s Day that fell on a Wednesday was back in 2009, six months before we started Zombie Ranch.

Now if we were in the middle of an episode I would probably still be a big stick-in-the-mud about it, but we’re not, and Dawn’s been working extra hard between WonderCon and Kickstarter prep, so… yeah, as I’m writing this I’ve basically given her carte blanche to do whatever her weird little head can come up with. And trust me from experience, her head can get plenty weird.

I’ve been working pretty hard myself, so this blog entry won’t be quite as verbose as usual. I believe I’ll even stoop so low as to use some visual aids. Remember a few weeks ago when I spent several paragraphs writing about the importance of diversity and identity in popular culture, especially for the young ‘uns? Here’s a great example of that whole “a picture is worth a thousand words” adage.

Man, I could have saved myself a lot of typing.

Let me learn a lesson from that, at least for this week. The new trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road dropped today. I have to admit, I’ve been wishy washy about the idea of a new entry in the Mad Max mythos, considering numerous other failed attempts to reboot or resurrect hallowed franchises of my youth. I was particularly appalled to hear rumors that it was going to have a PG-13 rating. In of itself a PG-13 isn’t bad, but in this modern day it’s all about dollars, the ratings system just seems so random, and major action blockbusters can seem oddly toothless for all the violence they depict. I already gushed about the Hansel & Gretel movie bucking that trend. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t need to see heads exploding in Captain America, but I was happily, pettily relieved to find out that Mad Max is getting a good ol’ R rating after all for its May 15th release. And I’m excited. I might even be a little agape, despite decades of cynical living. Because… well, here’s the trailer. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this has got to be worth billions, at least.