November 21, 2012 • Handbooks: Worst-Case
After stuffing yourself guiltlessly on Thanksgiving, you must prepare your battle strategy for Black Friday. Every year, you run the risk of having your battle plans thwarted by a mad frenzy of shoppers. If you’re at Costco, there is also the added risk of being crushed flat by those very heavy, Hummer-like shopping carts.
I know I’ll need some good tactics to help stealthily weed through crowds of frenzied shoppers, and try to snatch any remaining boxes of the new Nintendo Wii-U.
With this advice from The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays by David Borgenicht and Joshua Piven, you can even evade the craziest flock of rampant Wal-Mart shoppers on Black Friday!
November 14, 2012 • Handbooks: Worst-Case
Thanks to Twilight, people have ceased to believe that vampires are blood-thirsty murderers. Bella Swan would have been long dead if she tried dating Dracula.
Anyways, anyone watching Breaking Dawn Part 2 is far more vulnerable to being attacked by vampires after leaving the midnight showing. Who knows if vampires are studying popular culture’s opinion of vampires, and changing their disarming disguise accordingly?
It’s best not to go to the cinema unprepared, as your vampire killer might very well be wearing body shimmer! Here is some insider advice from The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Edition by David Borgenicht and Joshua Piven that will help you avoid these intelligent killers.
October 24, 2012 • Handbooks: Worst-Case
Fall is here. That means cool weather, changing foliage, and enjoying harvest festivals, hayrides, and corn mazes.
Well, for some of us anyway.
Me? I don't do corn mazes. Have you ever seen Children of the Corn? No thanks. I'll hang out with that guy wearing flannel making apple cider, because there is always a guy doing that.
You go ahead, but before you do, learn how to survive if you find children in those cornfields, thanks to the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Guide: Paranormal by David Borgenicht and Ben H. Winters.
October 17, 2012 • Handbooks: Worst-Case
Photo by Mark Skipper
With the weather getting colder, the time for jumping into a deep, refreshing lake (possibly off a small cliff and/or waterfall) has long since passed.
So chances are, if you're about to take a plunge off a waterfall these days, it's accidental. Or you're at some exotic location on vacation. If that's the case, why didn't you bring me? Jerk.
Anyhow, it's best to be prepared. So here's how you survive a trip over a waterfall, thanks to the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht.
October 10, 2012 • Handbooks: Worst-Case
Photo by Kasper Sorensen
With the Fall season upon us, it's hard for me not to think about blustery Autumn afternoons fishing with my uncles in New Jersey.
When the leaves started to change, that meant putting on thick awkward fishing vests and standing patiently along the shorelines of various lakes. Sometimes, it meant casting fly fishing lines across rippling streams, the bait dancing over the water. We always had fishing poles though, and seldom found ourselves in a situation where we'd need a makeshift net like this.
But hey, now I know how to make one. And so do you, thanks to the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel. Read on for some helpful tips from Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht. Because it's always good to prepare for the worst.
September 26, 2012 • Handbooks: Worst-Case
Or just date someone who is a combination of both.
Like many Hollywood monsters often do, Worst-Case Wednesday has returned.
Today we've got an excerpt from the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Paranormal. David Borgenicht and Ben H. Winters dish out sage wisdom on how to handle a love triangle with a werewolf and a vampire. If the worlds of Twilight, True Blood, and/or Underworld ever come to be, this might be an issue you'll have to deal with.
Because damn, those vampires and werewolves are handsome.