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Hardware chain offers Halloween 'zombie defense'
Yahoo ^ | 10/11/11 | n/a

Posted on 10/10/2011 10:18:34 PM PDT by DemforBush

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hardware store manager Mike Dowling wants to be clear: His shovels might slow an attacking zombie, but you'll to need something else to put the final nail in the creature's coffin.

"I wouldn't say it's for killing zombies," the veteran Omaha store manager said. "But it's helpful for cleaning up if you ever have to."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: groovy; hardware; shopsmart; zombieapocalypse; zombies
I, for one, am glad the retail hardware industry is finally taking the Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse seriously.
1 posted on 10/10/2011 10:18:41 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Having fun with Halloween. They are just trying to boost their sales.


2 posted on 10/10/2011 10:28:35 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: DemforBush

3 posted on 10/10/2011 10:31:55 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: DemforBush

I like this guy.............


4 posted on 10/10/2011 10:33:59 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: DemforBush

Zombies and vampires have long been popular monsters, but for some years now we’ve just been deluged with them in pop culture. I wonder if there’s a particular reason for the heightened fascination.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 10:38:53 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: eater-of-toast

Because they have been humanized. Meaning they have been portrayed as having feelings like human beings.

As an aside from that, I think he should do a gun promotion for the coming zombie apocalypse. A lot of them have been popping up around the country. I wouldn’t mind having a chance to win a Remington 870 or a Judge.


6 posted on 10/10/2011 10:56:01 PM PDT by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: eater-of-toast
Zombies and vampires have long been popular monsters, but for some years now we’ve just been deluged with them in pop culture. I wonder if there’s a particular reason for the heightened fascination.

I have a theory that's semi-serious. I think it has to do with conditioning people to believe that a resurrection of the dead is somehow evil. This is in contrast to the biblical teaching that there will be a resurrection of all the dead one day. In addition there was the resurrection of Jesus Christ there will be a resurrection from the dead of two witnesses in the end times.

7 posted on 10/10/2011 11:08:19 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Lazlo in PA

‘Maybe it used to be your Aunt but it’s not anymore’. LOL. I just pictured my aunt on my grandmother’s side. (She’s still very much alive).


8 posted on 10/10/2011 11:39:09 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Calgon,take me away.)
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To: GunPkrBkr
Gun promotions for the Zombie Apocalypse are fine as long as you remember...


9 posted on 10/10/2011 11:50:26 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
(She’s still very much alive).

Are you sure?
10 posted on 10/10/2011 11:52:53 PM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

I’m sure,LOL.


11 posted on 10/11/2011 1:14:49 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Calgon,take me away.)
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To: DemforBush

12 posted on 10/11/2011 5:36:22 AM PDT by badpacifist (All species have subspecies... in some species the subspecies appears to be the dominate one.)
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To: DemforBush
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13 posted on 10/11/2011 1:12:17 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: DouglasKC
I have a theory that's semi-serious. I think [the pop culture boom of zombies and vampires] has to do with conditioning people to believe that a resurrection of the dead is somehow evil. This is in contrast to the biblical teaching that there will be a resurrection of all the dead one day. In addition there was the resurrection of Jesus Christ there will be a resurrection from the dead of two witnesses in the end times.

That's an interesting theory, one that I'd never thought of, and I think it holds water. Certainly a lot of the prominent vampire and supernatural monster authors from H. P. Lovecraft to Stephen King have had a hearty contempt for traditional Christianity. Besides that, commonly religious beliefs such as the idea of an afterlife can bleed out into the irreligious culture and take different forms. Even some avid atheists, notably Vladimir Nabokov, have believed in the immortality of the soul. He even appears to have entertained the ida of humans reincarnating as animals.
14 posted on 10/11/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: eater-of-toast; DouglasKC

I think we use a “Zombie Apocalypse” because it is politically incorrect to use racial, ethnic, or political labels appropriate to the potential threats. Hence the generic Zombie Apocalypse instead of reds, blacks, hispanics, yellow hordes, etc.

Its funny how they’re “humanizing” zombies, too. Pretty soon it even a “Zombie Apocalypse” will be politically incorrect...


15 posted on 10/11/2011 2:14:05 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray
I think we use a “Zombie Apocalypse” because it is politically incorrect to use racial, ethnic, or political labels appropriate to the potential threats. Hence the generic Zombie Apocalypse instead of reds, blacks, hispanics, yellow hordes, etc.

No doubt there's something to the idea that national traumas inspire movies that sublimate them in some way or another. It's probably safe to say that the Japanese wouldn't have made post-WWII movies about monsters unleashed by nuclear explosions had we not (justly) dropped atomic bombs on them.

A number of people also see a racial inspiration for King Kong and alien invasion movies where the aliens target Los Angeles (ie they claim that in these movies space aliens stand in for Mexicans). These interesting theories have explanatory value, as any good theory must, but I don't find their suppositions provable. And I find that left-wingers, especially in academe, harp on them much too much, especially in the nearly useless "cultural studies" departments (when they aren't doing Marxist deconstructions of soup can labels).

Its funny how they’re “humanizing” zombies, too. Pretty soon it even a “Zombie Apocalypse” will be politically incorrect...

Perhaps soon we'll see a remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? with a zombie in place of Sidney Poitier. LOL
16 posted on 10/11/2011 9:05:13 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: DemforBush; RandallFlagg

Ping a Roo!


17 posted on 10/11/2011 9:18:03 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

Maybe I should hit her with the shovel anyway,just to be absolutely sure. (I’m kidding;I could never do that,LOL)


18 posted on 10/11/2011 9:31:12 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: eater-of-toast

I’m pretty sure they’ve already written the book...


19 posted on 10/12/2011 4:01:27 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: CholeraJoe; Delta 21; Nikas777; NoAmnesty; Yorlik803; TheOldLady; The Comedian; OB1kNOb; ...


Thanks to DemforBush for the heads up.
20 posted on 10/12/2011 4:14:03 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: eater-of-toast
Zombies and vampires have long been popular monsters, but for some years now we’ve just been deluged with them in pop culture. I wonder if there’s a particular reason for the heightened fascination.

Vampires are a surrogate for our government.

Zombies? Islam.

21 posted on 10/12/2011 6:45:06 AM PDT by null and void (Day 994 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: eater-of-toast

Interesting how Godzilla became something of a protector for Japan, isn’t it?


22 posted on 10/12/2011 7:10:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 994 of America's holiday from reality...)
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