Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Zombie Survival store prepares for eventual undead take-over of Orlando, planet
Orlando Sentinal ^ | Sept 27, 2013 | Jon Busdeker

Posted on 09/28/2013 6:48:00 AM PDT by Kip Russell

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, backpacks, MREs, machetes.

There’s also life-sized, three-dimensional zombie targets that actually bleed when hit and official United Sates Zombie Hunting Permits.

And if killing the walking dead isn’t your thing, fans of zombies can purchase an array of corpse paraphernalia: Zombie purses, zombie books, zombie caution tape, severed heads, zombie garden gnomes, zombie stickers, blood-spattered table cloths and zombie candy.

“If you like zombies, we got zombie stuff for you,” Josephs said.

Opened since April, the Zombie Survival store is the brainchild of Josephs, who also operates a costume store at the end of the strip mall. In the past few years, Josephs said he began seeing a rise in the popularity of zombies, singling out AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

Josephs said he told several friends he wanted to open a store – the only other one in the U.S. besides The Zombie Apocalypse Store in Las Vegas – to cater exclusively to zombie enthusiasts.

“They (his friends) laughed at me,” Josephs said.

His wife supported the idea, and so Josephs moved ahead, and spent six months going to trade shows and conventions in search for zombie-themed items for the shop.

“It’s crazy the stuff they come out with,”

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: apocalypse; zombieapocalypse; zombies

1 posted on 09/28/2013 6:48:00 AM PDT by Kip Russell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell

Send the zombies back to NYC!


2 posted on 09/28/2013 6:51:33 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell

International Drive would be a great place for them to start. One of the worst places on the face of the planet.


3 posted on 09/28/2013 7:02:09 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell

“zombie apocalypse begins and brain-devouring hordes of the living dead start destroying civilization”

Yes look what the Moon-bats are doing to California =) Can’t wait for my Zombie Hunting Permit =)


4 posted on 09/28/2013 7:02:33 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell

More and more I am starting to suspect that a lot of this zombie foolishness is a proxy for black people, who are now being seen as socially out of control. (Not all, of course, just those that supported Obama. /sarcasm)

If you eliminate the part about eating brains, what do you have left?

(rewrite)

When the inevitable black apocalypse begins and hordes of blacks start destroying civilization, Orlando will be prepared...

“Black crime gets people excited”, said the owner, who also owns a Liquor & Fine Wines located next door.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 7:07:47 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“When the inevitable black apocalypse begins and hordes of blacks start destroying civilization,”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

You mean it hasn’t started...yet?


6 posted on 09/28/2013 7:16:35 AM PDT by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Ya think?
Welcome to the party, pal.


7 posted on 09/28/2013 7:25:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I dont think its racial at all...Around 911 the people realized that the realities of the rest of the world could manifest here...The 1st I ever heard the term was from a bunch of asian children In a very liberal family 10 yrs ago....funny though ,parents were some of the most liberal people I know ...now they are very different....they buy guns..they shoot constantly....apparently they have “evolved already”....lol...I dont know how that came about...they dont listen to me about anything.

3yrs ago....they got mad at me when I suggested they should own a shotgun...
oh well


8 posted on 09/28/2013 7:40:52 AM PDT by Therapsid (Communism has killed 50-60 Million people in only 50 yrs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell

There are real zombies in this world.

http://totallycoolpix.com/2013/09/graphic-the-westgate-shopping-center-shootings-in-kenya/


9 posted on 09/28/2013 7:53:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; Kip Russell; RipSawyer; MrB; Therapsid
More and more I am starting to suspect that a lot of this zombie foolishness is a proxy for black people, who are now being seen as socially out of control.

I think maybe a better analogy might be those on social welfare programs; a species that extends its numbers and territory with out breading or procreation in the usual sense.

Zombies procreate by biting the living. Social welfare recipients procreate by word of mouth; one looser explains to a prospective looser how they get welfare and get money for nothing. So the prospective looser hearing from the lips of the “Mother” looser how he can get money for nothing applies for welfare and becomes the a new welfare recipient looser.

The spread of welfare mirrors the Zombie Apocalypse scenario.

10 posted on 09/28/2013 7:55:28 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell

Zombies; The parasite class when their welfare is cut off.


11 posted on 09/28/2013 8:04:05 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell

As The Walking Dead and other such shows have proven, the best defense against zombies is a .22 rifle with a huge magazine which is easily changed out for another.

One defender could thus carry several thousand rounds of ammunition and administer head shots quickly.

Most of the rest of the necessary stuff could be scavenged from empty houses.


12 posted on 09/28/2013 8:16:38 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell
THEY'RE ALIVE, ALIVE!

and buying Smart Phones!

13 posted on 09/28/2013 8:18:52 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar said "Quae cum ita sunt. Since these things are so.".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

It seems to me that a black guy ate the face off of a white guy just a few months ago.... The zombies are here!


14 posted on 09/28/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT by baddog 219
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Young Werther

and voting democrat.
They reason they crave brains is because they have none themselves.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 9:42:04 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hammer

Ruger 10/22. best semi auto rifle in 22.
I have one and its a blast to shoot. lotsa bells and whistles also.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 9:43:59 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Kip Russell

Zombies on the Planet??? Yes, they are here... they are called Obama supporters (even the non-dead - called LIBERAL Democrats - are brain dead, and the dead always vote Democratic...)


17 posted on 09/28/2013 9:55:46 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hammer
the best defense against zombies is a .22 rifle with a huge magazine which is easily changed out for another.

Just got one of these 50-rounders - for starters:


18 posted on 09/28/2013 10:03:03 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Pontiac

I was just at a garage sale...white father and 2 white teen boys 12-13?.nice people...middle class quiet street..clean appearing.....not party kids...mother gone...they were moving to an //// appt..selling the house......

Clean people...”honest work is hard to find now”...wife gone......

Saw several big caddy suvs with huge rims ...”worthless in snow”...
but those guys had cash..lots of cash....they arnt selling anything...........accept snow...and crystal ....

So I bought a nice leather coat.....just like new...for $10
because another family was “in transition”.

Then 2 steaks because my daughter demanded them...$23

The clean nice honest people...were close to destitute.
The scummy mean dealing people...were happy racing about burning all the gas and cash they could.
A new leather coat...cost half of one good meal.

Strange


19 posted on 09/28/2013 2:11:26 PM PDT by Therapsid (Communism has killed 50-60 Million people in only 50 yrs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Therapsid
The clean nice honest people...were close to destitute.
The scummy mean dealing people...were happy racing about burning all the gas and cash they could.

Yes it is the unfortunate out come of the Obama economy.

Those that continue to believe in individual responsibility will bare the weight of those who believe in social responsibility and are willing to live off the sweat of another’s brow.

Strange.

Not so much anymore and certainly not for much longer if the Left succeeds.

And thanks to the spineless Old Guard Republicans in Congress I expect they will.

20 posted on 09/28/2013 2:20:57 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Oatka

It is EXACTLY that to which I was referring; even a horde of zombies don’t stand a chance against you and, out on the road, you can easily and comfortably carry two or three thousand rounds.


21 posted on 09/28/2013 4:07:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Yorlik803

Yes, I’ve heard great things about the 10/22; in fact, it seems to be the best little .22 around.


22 posted on 09/28/2013 4:08:55 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: CholeraJoe; Delta 21; Nikas777; NoAmnesty; Yorlik803; TheOldLady; The Comedian; OB1kNOb; ...



23 posted on 09/28/2013 4:11:11 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RandallFlagg
don't forget the Zombie Wolf...


24 posted on 09/28/2013 4:57:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson