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  • Alarmist Paul Ehrlich Predicts Need to ‘Eat the Bodies of Your Dead’

    05/22/2014 11:38:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    News Busters ^ | 5/22/2014 | Sean Long
    The zombie apocalypse is nigh! The zombie apocalypse is nigh! Well, no it isn’t. In fact, it’s probably as likely to occur as the rest of Paul Ehrlich’s predictions. Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist famous for his widely debunked book “The Population Bomb,” doubled down on his climate change and overpopulation fear-mongering with HuffPost Live on May 21. Ehrlich warned host Josh Zepps that the dangers of overpopulation are growing, blaming Republicans and the media for failing to take action. While hawking a new book called “Hope On Earth,” Ehrlich’s co-author Michael Tobias praised Ehrlich’s older, outrageously wrong predictions and...
  • The Walking Dead Hiatus: Cargo

    04/27/2014 4:10:41 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | Feb 17, 2013 | Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
    For your zombie watching needs, here is a nice short film about a man trying to save his daughter during the zombie apocolypse. Cargo
  • Here Are The States That Are Most Likely To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

    03/26/2014 9:24:27 PM PDT · by blam · 146 replies
    BI ^ | 3-26-2014 | Megan Willett
    Here Are The States That Are Most Likely To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse Megan WillettMar. 26, 2014, 7:33 PM   There's some debate about how to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Some say science will save us all, some will rely on math, and still others are banking on specialty gadgets. You can buy Zombie Apocalypse survival kits, and there are even Zombie Apocalypse maps that pinpoint where the danger zones would be in a zombie-mergency. But the geniuses at Estately have crunched the numbers and determined which U.S. states are the best prepared for any zombie-related disasters in the...
  • U.S. government: Americans are 'killer zombies'

    03/18/2014 6:11:28 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 20 replies
    WND ^ | March 18,2014 | Steve Peacock
    A bloodthirsty zombie version of the Uncle Sam character bites the neck of a foreign man in a promotional video the Obama administration is using to catch the attention of Pakistani youth. Voice of America, through a local cable company, currently distributes “Zindagi 360,” a program VOA uses to target young adults in Pakistan, but the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors is setting its sights higher. BBG now is aiming for a Pakistan-wide broadcast of the show, which “focuses on topics that resonate with young people in Pakistan,” such as music and “life in America.” The topics apparently include the...
  • Zombies, the Apocalypse, and the Decline of the Republic

    02/22/2014 8:05:49 AM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-22-14 | Dave The Sage
    Apocalypticism has exploded in popularity and, while nuclear war and pandemics have always been a starting point, the concept of the Zombie Apocalypse trumps them all. The appeal and wild popularity of shows like The Walking Dead, movies like World War Z, and the slew of apocalyptic, gloom and doom series and specials on cable television continues to grow by leaps and bounds. But the reasons behind such interest are often subconscious at times and not fully understood. The Leftist activist and agitator Noam Chomsky was recently asked “why there’s this preoccupation with the apocalypse and with zombies right now...
  • Mich. College Offers Course in Zombies, Apocalypse

    02/10/2014 8:36:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 10, 2014 | CNS News
    <p>MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Some Central Michigan University students are getting schooled in the undead this semester, thanks to a religion course that's exploring apocalyptic themes in biblical texts, literature and pop culture.</p> <p>Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy says she always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and she is a fan of AMC's TV show "The Walking Dead." The result is Murphy's class, which is called "From Revelation to 'The Walking Dead.'"</p>
  • Dave Barry’s Review of 2013, the Year of the Zombies

    12/28/2013 6:14:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/13 | Dave Barry
    It was the Year of the Zombies. Not in the sense of most of humanity dying from a horrible plague and then reanimating as mindless flesh-eating ghouls. No, it was much worse than that. Because as bad as a zombie apocalypse would be, at least it wouldn’t involve the resurrection of Anthony Weiner’s most private part. We thought that thing was out of our lives forever, but suddenly there it was again, all over the Internet, as Weiner came back from the political grave like the phoenix, the mythical bird that arose from the ashes to run for mayor of...
  • Charges: Man stole delivery truck because he was 'running from zombies'

    11/30/2013 5:57:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Erin Adler
    <p>After stealing a newspaper delivery truck from a gas station, an intoxicated Apple Valley man told police that he took it because he was “running from zombies,” according to criminal charges filed this week.</p> <p>Garrett Howard Hurlbut, 23, was charged with stealing a motor vehicle on Sept. 29. Just after 1 a.m., according to court documents, Hurlbut stole the Star Tribune delivery truck while its driver was dropping off newspapers inside an Apple Valley Kwik Trip on W. 145th St.</p>
  • Obamacare Zombies: Now They Are The Ones Being Chased

    11/13/2013 7:42:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | Ernest Istook
    Obamacare Zombies: Now they are the ones being chased WASHINGTON, November 13, 2013 — President Barack Obama’s legions of Obamacare Zombies are in confusion with the meltdown of Obamacare. It is one crisis that Obama cannot cover-up. For once, the media could not help him by ignoring events, because insurance cancellation letters bypassed media and took bad news directly to the public. Unfortunately, exposing years of deceit required a personal crisis for millions, which for some is a life-and-death crisis. It is inexcusable that it took such disaster to shock these political zombies from their trances. Now it’s too late...
  • Schools producing more dummies than ever?

    11/03/2013 7:11:24 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/3/2013 | unknown
    A national effort to unify education standards across America and help American children compete more effectively with students in better-performing nations is actually a dumbing-down of America’s schools, takes away local control, handcuffs good teachers and opens the door for ideological manipulation of our kids. Common Core was developed in recent years as a means of establishing nationwide learning standards, and the vast majority of states signed on, even before the standards were spelled out. And critics of the plan say the emerging reality of Common Core is far different from what was promised.
  • Man Was ‘Hallucinating,’ Talking About ‘Zombies’ Before Fatal Shooting In Yorba Linda

    10/28/2013 6:27:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 28, 2013 5:36 PM
    YORBA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — An intruder fatally shot by a Yorba Linda homeowner was intoxicated, “hallucinating” and talking about “zombies” and a gun, authorities said Monday. Paul Michael Bracamontes, 22, of Fullerton, was shot after breaking through a sliding glass door in the 5100 block of Wendover Road about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock said. Sheriff’s deputies did not identify the homeowner, who did not know Bracamontes, he said. Considering Bracamontes’ “bizarre” behavior, the shooting appears to be justified, Hallock said. The case will be turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for routine...
  • Opinion: Mormon zombies are hard to find — is Halloween fit for LDS? [The OTHER World Series]

    10/25/2013 10:46:34 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 47 replies
    KSL.com [owned by Mormon church] ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Davison Cheney
    I need to find a good Mormon monster — one that seeks out non-tithe-payers or feasts on those who drink Diet Coke. A Zion zombie, perhaps, that eats the brains of, you know, the pure in heart. Zombies are really popular this year. “The Mormon Munsters — have you been invited to their family home evening?” Or “The Addams Family with special guest Eve. The mother of all wants you to clean your room.” How about a well-placed mummy — not the kind that makes you do laundry, but the dry, dusty Egyptian variety. After all, Egypt has ties to...
  • Relax – zombie apocalypse would only last a week

    10/24/2013 6:21:26 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    News.com.au via New York Post ^ | 10/24/2013 | NYPost
    Flesh is food and the fresher the better. It’s something the zombies know. Probably the only thing, actually. But what about their own dead – or rather, undead – flesh? It’s carrion. And that’s good news for the hipster tribes who spend weekends dressing up as zombies while worrying just what they would/will do if/when “Day of The Dead” actually arrives. If they survive that initial frenzy, they can sit back and watch Mother Nature do the rest. US National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski has put the matter into perspective, stating this planet’s fauna would deal with such animated...
  • Man Proposes to Girlfriend While They’re Being Chased by Zombies (Video)

    10/15/2013 4:02:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Times ^ | Oct. 14, 2013
    On the 13th floor of a haunted house in Arizona, one woman was given a much bigger surprise than zombies or skeletons: a ring.
  • Zombie Liberals Strike Back! (Very Long Article)

    10/13/2013 5:14:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | John Ransom
    TeaPartysucks wrote: First, referring to anything associate with President Obama as "Barry" exposes the writer's racism and prejudice. Secondly, blame the Republicans for the shutdown! THEY are the ones who are blocking access to monuments and memorials! They're such liars! They have no shame! They're like children throwing rocks, breaking a window and then pointing at the innocent kid standing nearby and saying, "He did it!"Civil Disobedience Starts as Citizens Storm Barrycades Dear Comrade Sucks, Why would my using the name that Obama used himself for years expose anything other than the fact that for whatever reason Barry changed his...
  • Best guns to have for the end of days.

    10/11/2013 11:01:06 AM PDT · by kyperman · 177 replies
    Guns and Ammo ^ | November 15, 2011 | Patrick Sweeney
    So the zombies are at your door. Death is upon you, but the gun shop is just a block away. You make a run for it, and you make it to the most extensive armory for miles. Time to make a decision: Which guns do you grab? Contrary to popular belief, not every gun will do the job the same, so to help make up your mind on which guns will save your life, here are my eight best guns for the zombie apocalypse.
  • c. 1910: Vintage Photo ... "Zombie" Shambles Across a Bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands

    10/01/2013 6:55:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Retronaut (via Flickr) ^ | 1910 | Blacque Jacques
    1910 circa - Rosendaal bij Arnhem - Kettingbrug - historical zombie A vintage photo (postcard) from 1910 of a purported "zombie" shambling across a bridge in Arnhem, Netherlands.
  • Surviving the Big Shutdown Live Thread

    10/01/2013 4:43:00 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 140 replies
    October 1, 2013 | Pan_Yan
    Despite the palpable fear in the air I ventured out this morning and headed towards The City. Everything seemed calm- traffic flowing, street lights on- but I'm taking no chances. Even on Free Republic the normal early morning posts to the prayer threads and Religion Forum seem tense. I figured the rioting won't start until dawn when the government workers who are oh-so-vital to keeping our society funcitoning on every single level don't show up. Please post your updates as our society plunges into chaos, spins out of control, or whatever other cliche you'd like to use.
  • HALLOWEEN: Is This Barack Obama Vampire Card Offensive? (San Bernardino Shopper 'Appalled')

    09/30/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    HALLOWEEN: Is this Barack Obama vampire card offensive? While shopping for Halloween cards at Target in San Bernardino, JoAnn Nelson was appalled when her 5-year-old granddaughter showed her this card. Nelson said she finds the card tasteless and offensive. ”I was disturbed and did not want my grandbaby to see this,” she wrote in an email.
  • Obamacare ad agency asks high school marching bands to play pro-Obamacare songs

    09/29/2013 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/13 | Eric Owens
    An Oregon-based ad agency has been generating national attention for its ads promoting Cover Oregon, The Beaver State’s the version of an Obamacare health insurance marketplace. The generally pointless ads cost taxpayers $3 million, reports Fox News. They feature ostensibly catchy musical numbers and have sort of a hipster, granola, outdoorsy vibe. They offer no clue what they are about until the very end, when the words “Cover Oregon” appear on the screen along with a website. One version of the ad also bothers to list a phone number. Now, North, the Portland-based agency, wants high school marching bands to...
  • Zombie Survival store prepares for eventual undead take-over of Orlando, planet

    09/28/2013 6:48:00 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 23 replies
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | Sept 27, 2013 | Jon Busdeker
    When the inevitable zombie apocalypse begins and brain-devouring hordes of the living dead start destroying civilization, Orlando will be prepared. Tucked away in strip mall off Sand Lake Road near International Drive is one of the country’s only shops dedicated to killing the undead: the Zombie Survival store. “ Zombies get people excited”, said owner Kurt Josephs, who also owns Josephs Liquor & Fine Wines located next door. “It’s a craze right now.” Stocked with surplus supplies from the U.S. Army and Navy, the Zombie Survival store has almost everything to combat flesh-eating zombies, including gas masks, boots, camouflage shirts,...
  • (UC Irvine) California University Now Teaching Zombie Survival Online

    09/11/2013 6:24:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    DVICE ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Colin Druce-McFadden
    California university now teaching zombie survival online UC Irvine has just announced that it will be extending its studies of the human condition into the undead. By partnering with online learning platform Canvas and AMC, UC Irvine has created a class called "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's The Walking Dead." The course, while clearly a bit of a gimmick, will cover a wide range of topics pertinent to surviving a zombie apocalypse. By enrolling, you'll be signing up to learn about subjects from "Nutrition in a post-apocalyptic world — are squirrels really good for you?" to "The spread of...
  • (ITEOTWAWKI) ... Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow

    08/20/2013 6:55:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 16, 2013 | James Marson
    Zombie Pigeons Invade Moscow MOSCOW–This summer, zombie birds have come to Russia’s capital. In what some might compare to a horror film–or even a sign of the apocalypse–the streets of Moscow have been littered with dead and sick pigeons in the past week. Videos posted on the Internet show pigeons twisting their necks, walking backward in circles or standing completely still with their heads on the ground. Muscovites are calling them “zombie pigeons.” Corpses of those that don’t survive have been spotted across the city. Russia’s chief sanitary official, Gennady Onishchenko, said Friday that veterinarians had concluded the pigeons were...
  • China's Heat Wave Brings 'Dead' Man Back to Life

    08/06/2013 7:41:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 5, 2013 | CNS News
    China's Heat Wave Brings 'Dead' Man Back to Life BEIJING — Having the dead guy jump up for a drink probably wasn't part of the script. A staged protest claiming that city officials had beaten a sidewalk vendor to death in central China went awry when the man playing dead under a white sheet was overcome by the region's heat wave and sprang up to quaff a bottle of water, state media reported Monday. "It's too hot. I can't bear it anymore," the man was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua News Agency. More than 10 men had gathered Saturday...
  • Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math

    07/31/2013 6:52:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    LiveScience.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | Michael Dhar
    Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse: Just Do the Math This equation could spell your doom: (bN)(S/N)Z = bSZ. That is, if you ever found yourself in the midst of a zombie pandemic. That's because the calculation describes the rate of zombie transmission, from one walking dead individual to many, according to its creators, Robert J. Smith?, a mathematics professor at the University of Ottawa who spells his name with a "?" at the end, and his students. Smith's work has inspired other researchers to create zombie mathematical models, which will be published with Smith's work in the upcoming book, "Mathematical Modeling...
  • Attention Mathemeticians: This Only Looks Like the 405 Freeway

    07/22/2013 10:29:45 AM PDT · by null and void · 12 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 9:15am | UCLA
    No, those are not cars darting along a busy highway. The glowing specks you're seeing in this video (http://bit.ly/110LTfm) are millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell. The video was produced as part of a study by UCLA mathematician Marcus Roper's research group that was the first to measure and explain this dynamic movement of nuclei in the cells of a fungus. "It's complex, beautiful and so dynamic," said Roper, an assistant professor of mathematics and the lead author of two new studies that cast light on how cells ingeniously adapt to...
  • 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine

    07/18/2013 8:40:01 PM PDT · by staytrue · 15 replies
    Edmunds.com ^ | 07/17/2013 | Anita Lienert
    Just the Facts: •The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival machine's official specifications, including such items as a samurai sword, flamethrower and machine gun, have been released. •The cabin features "storage solutions for ammo, weapons and a first-aid kit," according to Hyundai. •The car debuts today at Comic-Con International in San Diego. SAN DIEGO — The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival machine's official specifications, including such items as a samurai sword, flamethrower and machine gun, have been released. The second Hyundai zombie fighter promises to be the ultimate weapon in the fight against the walking dead. A vast array of weaponry...
  • Push for teen curfew after massive fight breaks out in downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C.– A massive fight in downtown Greensboro Saturday night has some city leaders taking a hard look at bringing back the teen curfew. Nearly 400 people were involved in the several fights that happened along Elm Street. Greensboro Police arrested 11 people ranging in age from 16 to 20-years-old. Officers had to use pepper spray and a stun gun to try to get the crowd under control. Greensboro Police Department had to call UNCG Police and Guilford County for extra help.
  • ‘Zombie Obama’ Target maker debuts ‘Gun Lobbyist’ and ‘Al Sharpton’ models

    06/28/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    GUNS.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Aaron Samsel
    ‘Zombie Obama’ Target maker debuts ‘Gun Lobbyist’ and ‘Al Sharpton’ models According to their website, Zombie Industries, the same company whose reactive targets resembling President Obama made a “big splash” at this years National Rifle Association’s convention in Houston, has debuted two new products: Gun Control Lobbyist and ‘Al Sharpton’ target mannequins. Riding the crest of the billion dollar ‘zombie wave’, this San Diego based company has brought shooters life-size targets that bleed for the past couple of years, routinely turning heads at gun shows and offending delicate sensibilities (the target maker recently renamed a female target, “Alexa”, originally called...
  • Israeli Wall in 'World War Z' Sparks Questions

    06/25/2013 7:55:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 25, 2013 | JAKE COYLE
    Israeli wall in 'World War Z' sparks questions NEW YORK — Brad Pitt's "World War Z" imagines a world overrun by a zombie pandemic, leading to an unlikely new global power structure. Two of the few countries that have kept the zombies at bay are Israel, which shelters Israelis and Palestinians behind a wall, and North Korea, which has removed the teeth of its citizens to prevent zombie biting. It's a curious portrait of geopolitics that's left some moviegoers scratching their heads. Is a wall of unity for both Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem an ironic commentary on the West...
  • Oh Brad! This zombie flick is brain dead: CHRIS TOOKEY reviews World War Z

    06/03/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2013 | Chris Tookey
    Movies don’t come bigger than this, and zombie flicks tend to come an awful lot smaller. In Shaun of the Dead, the undead had to content themselves with snacking off a handful of British actors in a deserted pub. Here, it’s the future of humanity at stake. This time, Brad Pitt is here to save us, and the skies are soon full of crashing helicopters, screaming jets and stuntpeople being sucked out of aircraft. So what’s it like? Well, it’s awfully like all the epic action films made by Roland Emmerich, ranging from the nearly sublime (Independence Day) to the...
  • A box office apocalypse? Brad Pitt's $400m World War Z could become the most expensive flop..

    05/23/2013 7:25:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2013 | Hanna Flint
    World War Z could be the most expensive flop in cinematic history. Brad Pitt's zombie action flick has been mired by negative publicity concerning rewrites, re-shoots and an inexperienced creative team that has caused the film's budget to increase from $170million to a reported $400million. Based upon Max Brooks's science fiction novel, the film now has the biggest budget ever recorded.
  • (Cannibal Islamist "Freedom Fighter") Syrian Rebel Bites Heart of Dead Soldier: Video

    05/13/2013 7:02:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    NYT ^ | May 13, 2013 | REUTERS
    Syrian Rebel Bites Heart of Dead Soldier: Video BEIRUT (Reuters) - A video of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into is emblematic of a civil war that has rapidly descended into sectarian hatred and revenge killings, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The New York-based group said an amateur video posted on the Internet on Sunday shows Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade who is well known to journalists as an insurgent from Homs, cutting into the torso of a dead soldier. The video has caused outrage among both...
  • Obama the Zombie? Just a Coincidence, Says the Company (Obama Zombie Range Targets)

    Obama the Zombie? Just a coincidence, says the company In response to the controversy over a Zombie-target resembling President Obama that was displayed at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting this weekend, Zombie Industries released a statement to MSNBC explaining that they sell the product in part to prove that they do not “discriminate against African-Americans.” They said, “any resemblance to actual persons (living or dead), events or locales is entirely coincidental.”
  • How Technology Is Making 'The Walking Dead' Television's Most Popular Show......

    05/03/2013 7:05:23 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 36 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 5/03/2013 @ 3:46PM
    "AMC has struck gold with its hit drama, The Walking Dead. The independent cable television company has created much more than a compelling zombie story. In fact, The Walking Dead is the highest rated show on television among the much chased after 18 to 49 year old demographic, according to The New York Times....... Technology is playing a role in the show’s success. Alexia Quadrani, a media analyst at JPMorgan, gives Netflix at least some of the credit...... AMC’s willingness to release its content onto video streaming services like Amazon Prime means viewers have a cheap and convenient way to...
  • EUR Perspective: The Zombie Dance (‘The Walking Dead’)-[if you don't know it there are spoilers]

    04/28/2013 5:56:06 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 19 replies
    .eurweb.com ^ | April 28, 2013
    "*So, “The Walking Dead” is pretty much the biggest thing on television right now. Check out the ratings for the season three finale: 12.4 million. That beats most scripted network shows. For a cable program to do that? It’s groundbreaking, really. It shows just how much people really do love seeing zombies getting impaled by various sharp objects. We love “The Walking Dead,” in spite of all of its flaws, like the snore-inducing second season (leave the #&%(-ing barn already!) and the constant behind-the-scenes drama that has robbed it of some momentum and focus. However, we do have one serious...
  • TEMECULA, CA: Driver Claims Zombies Chasing Him After Big I-15 Crash (Punk Steals Big Rig, Crashes)

    04/10/2013 6:55:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | April 9, 2013 | Sarah Burge
    TEMECULA: Driver claims zombies chasing him after big I-15 crash A Tennessee man, 19, is accused of taking a big-rig Saturday and causing a crash that injures 7 people A big-rig crash that blocked Interstate 15 in Temecula for hours Saturday evening, April 6, was caused by a 19-year-old driver who claimed he was on the run from the walking dead, authorities said. “He said zombies were chasing him and he had to get out of here,” said Officer Nathan Baer, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The crash was no laughing matter. Not only did it cause a...
  • Protesters greet Obama on S.F.’s Billionaires’ Row

    04/08/2013 8:42:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/7/2013 | Zombie
    Barack Obama is an addict. And his drug of choice is the money showered on him by Bay Area billionaires.
  • (Hmmmmmm ...) The Walking Dead Is All About Blood, Gore – & Gun Control

    04/01/2013 2:33:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 1 April 2013 | Alan Yuhas
    The Walking Dead is all about blood, gore – and gun control • Despite its violence, The Walking Dead mirrors moderate US attitudes on gun ownership and background checks The Walking Dead finished its third season in a flourish of gunfire and guts, sticking to the pillars of its ratings dominance. While nobody's much surprised by the extreme bloodiness of a show that merges two violent genres – post-apocalyptic horror and the classic western, – what is surprising is that The Walking Dead actually reflects moderate, popular US views on gun control. That might seem like a ridiculous statement for...
  • Zombies Can Get Away With Murder

    03/30/2013 5:13:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | March 29, 2013 | MARK MEMMOTT
    Being one of the living dead would be a big advantage if you're charged with murder. And you could probably trash your neighbor's property and not be successfully sued. Ryan Davidson, a lawyer who also blogs about "superheroes, supervillains, and the law" at Law and the Multiverse, tells The Huffington Post that "if zombies are effectively unconscious, then they would be incapable of performing voluntary actions and thus immune to criminal liability (or civil liability, for that matter)." He'll be discussing that conclusion and "various legal aspects of being a zombie" on Friday at the WonderCon convention in Anaheim, Calif....
  • 'Dead' Prostitute Leaps From Her Coffin (Zimbabwe)

    03/29/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | New York Post via The Sun
    <p>A prostitute in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p>
  • More than 300,000 homes are foreclosed "zombies," study says

    03/28/2013 6:28:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/28/13 | Barbara Liston, Reuters
    ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A national survey found 301,874 "zombie" properties dotting the U.S. landscape in which homeowners in foreclosure have moved out, leaving vacant property susceptible to vandalism and degradation. Florida tops the list of zombie properties with 90,556 vacant homes in foreclosure, according to a foreclosure inventory released on Thursday by RealtyTrac, a real estate information company in Irvine, California. Illinois and California ranked a distant second and third with 31,668 and 28,821 zombie properties respectively on the list. The number of homes overall in foreclosure or bank-owned rose by 9 percent to 1.5 million properties nationally in...
  • Walking Dead Surprises Me Again - Vanity

    03/24/2013 7:08:14 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 44 replies
    Me Myself and I | 3.24.13 | vladimir998
    I won't give it away so anyone who hasn't seen the latest episode yet doesn't get a spoiler from me. . . but I was surprised by climatic scene tonight. They always find a way to surprise on this show.
  • Oregon School Cancels Zombie Survival Classes, Ensures Students Will Be Eaten

    03/24/2013 2:28:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    IO9 ^ | 03/24/2013 | Lauren Davis
    Oregon school cancels zombie survival classes, ensures students will be eaten Armand Larive Middle School had what is perhaps the greatest junior high social studies class ever: Zombie Survival Skills. But the killjoy parents and administrators put the kibosh on the post-apocalyptic class, feeling that undead studies were not appropriate for growing minds. The East Oregonian reported on Rich Harshberger's zombie survival classes at Armand Larive earlier this week, a class that focused largely on real-world survival skills and also had a reading and writing component. Apparently, parents were a bit surprised to learn the school was teaching a class...
  • 'Walking Dead': Zombies Thrive on Weak Economy (Creator Robert Kirkman Cites Economic Unrest)

    03/24/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | Michelle Chalen
    <p>AMC's smash hit series the "Walking Dead" is one of the biggest things on cable and economic uncertainty may be one reason why, creator Robert Kirkman told CNBC on Friday.</p> <p>"I've always felt zombies didn't really get their due. As far as movie monsters go you see a lot of vampires, werewolf stuff. And it's just now zombies are getting recognized being as cool as they actually are," Kirkman said.</p>
  • (Hope & Change) PROFESSOR: Zombies Are Popular Because People Have Given Up Hope

    03/16/2013 8:06:16 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 14, 2013, | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    PROFESSOR: Zombies Are Popular Because People Have Given Up Hope Zombie popularity is a surefire indicator of national mental health, says Clemson University professor Sarah Lauro. Lauro, an English teacher who studied zombies while working on her doctorate, told the Associated Press that the rise of the "Zombie Walk," specifically, illustrates citizens' dissatisfaction with governments and life in general. "We are more interested in the zombie at times when as a culture we feel disempowered," Lauro told the AP. "And the facts are there that, when we are experiencing economic crises, the vast population is feeling disempowered. ... Either playing...
  • Decomposed Chavez body may be too dead to go on eternal display

    03/15/2013 7:57:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    MSN.com ^ | March 14, 2013 | MSN.com
    Decomposed Chavez body may be too dead to go on eternal display After Hugo Chavez's death last week, government officials revealed that the late Venezuelan leader's body would be embalmed and displayed "for eternity." Just like Han Solo, but with less chance of him waking up again. However, the grisly plans may now not happen at all. According to Russian and German scientists who are experts in the field of embalming (what a job), his body is now a bit too gross and decomposed. "They tell us it’s very difficult because the process should have started earlier," said acting President...
  • Naked Bridgeport man runs across Interstate 95 with girlfriend's child, cops say

    03/11/2013 8:17:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | March 11, 2013 | Register Staff
    BRIDGEPORT — Police say a city man stripped naked, grabbed his girlfriend’s baby and ran through traffic on Interstate 95 early Saturday. Santos Rodriquez, 30, of Burr Road, was allegedly under the influence of drugs around 4 a.m. when he ran out of his girlfriend’s house nude and carrying her child, police said. Bridgeport police were later notified by Connecticut State Police that Rodriguez and the child were being held on an exit ramp of I-95. Police say Rodriguez ran across both northbound and southbound lanes of the highway while holding the child. Numerous calls were placed to police by...
  • Researcher: Zombie fads peak when society unhappy (code for: Bush's Fault!)

    03/11/2013 5:50:57 PM PDT · by Old Sarge · 31 replies
    AP, via Yahooooooo! ^ | 11 MARCH 2013 | Meg Kinnard
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zombies seem to be everywhere these days. In the popular TV series "The Walking Dead," humans struggle to escape from a pack of zombies hungry for flesh. Prank alerts have warned of a zombie apocalypse on radio stations in a handful of states. And across the country, zombie wannabes in tattered clothes occasionally fill local parks, gurgling moans of the undead.
  • Zombie-Scented Perfumes Make You Smell Less Attractive to the Undead

    03/10/2013 10:06:34 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 9, 2013 | Lauren Davis
    Zombie-scented perfumes make you smell less attractive to the undead Usually a person dabs on a bit of perfume in hopes of attracting someone else's attention, but could a zombie-scented perfume repel the affections of the flesh-craving dead? Demeter Fragrance Library, purveyors of all sorts of offbeat scents, have come up with a pair of undead-themed perfumes that could come in handy during the zombie apocalypse. No, the perfume doesn't smell like decaying flesh. Instead, Zombie for Him combines dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss and earth, while Zombie for Her is a more feminine version, adding "a touch of Dregs...