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  • 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>
  • 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...
  • Golden Corral shooting victims identified (teenagers had "Free Zimmerman" bumper sticker)

    07/16/2013 11:15:03 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    Jacksonvile Action News ^ | 7/15/2013 | WTEV
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police have identified the two men shot to death at a Golden Corral restaurant on the Westside. The shooting happened Sunday night at a Golden Corral on Normandy Boulevard. A conversation between people in two cards led to gunfire. One man died at the scene. The other died at the hospital. The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Andrew Austin Bohannon and 19-year-old Matthew Bohannon. Police say they have surveillance video of the incident. JSO says they are looking for multiple suspects in the shooting. They have not released any other information, including a description of the...
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' $200 Million Production Nightmare Exposed

    05/01/2013 9:20:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Wrap ^ | Tue, Apr 30, 2013 | Greg Gilman
    Damon Lindelof and Paramount have spilled the rotten tomatoes on Brad Pitt's "World War Z." Incomplete script, an incoherent ending, massive re-shoots, millions of dollars in budget overages, and even a Hungarian SWAT team raid are apparently just a few of the issues plaguing Pitt's troubled production, according to Vanity Fair's June cover story. According to "Lost" writer Lindelof, who rewrote the film's third act and spoke with VF contributor Laura M. Holson, the SWAT team was the least of the producing team's worries. After screening a first cut of Marc Forster's geopolitical zombie thriller, Lindelof said the ending was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird

    02/13/2013 8:50:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 13, 2013 | David Pugliese
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird The NDP’s Pat Martin raised the question Tuesday about how the government was prepared for an attack from zombies and he actually got an answer. “I rise today to salute the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and the province of Quebec for putting in place emergency measures to deal with the possibility of an invasion of zombies,” Martin said. “I do not need to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that zombies do not recognize borders and that a zombie invasion in the United...
  • Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 (Application Deadline: December 31, 2012)

    11/28/2012 2:25:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies
    ScholarshipExperts.com ^ | ScholarshipExperts.com
    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 2012 ScholarshipExperts.com is now offering the Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship in 2012. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $1,000 scholarship Applicants must: • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2018) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the topic: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with...
  • For Only $23,999.00 ... the Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

    07/20/2012 11:22:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | July 18, 2012 | Tim Hornyak
    For Only $23,999.00 ... the Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit Your last hope: The $24,000 zombie survival kit Don't expect big firepower from this gear collection, but it does have a few tools that could keep you alive among the undead. My preparations for the coming zombie apocalypse came down to one thing: a baseball bat. But this kit from OpticsPlanet makes me think I'm being terribly naive. The Z.E.R.O. (Zombie Extermination, Research, and Operations) Zombie Kit is the mother of all undead survival kits. For a whopping $24,000 you get oodles of tools, protective gear, cases, and weapons accessories....
  • The Virus that Inspired the Whole Zombie Genre

    06/19/2012 7:28:59 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | Jun 19, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    The Virus that Inspired the Whole Zombie Genre Zombies have come to dominate pop culture — and the explanations for their origins range from dark magic to strange satellites. But the concept of zombies has been around for thousands of years — and it looks like the idea originally came from the world of epidemiology, not the world of legends. Biting, fear of light, speechlessness, and the intense aggression that most zombie movies display all come from a single source; rabies. Take a look at the original "rage virus." While some zombie movies go for the uncanny — emphasizing the...
  • Hyundai's Zombie Survival Machine

    06/18/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2012 | FoxNews.com
    Hyundai's Zombie Survival Machine Hyundai is looking toward the future. Unfortunately it’s a bleak future, where humanity is on the verge of extinction brought upon by the Zombie Apocalypse, but, hey, you’ve got to plan for everything, right? The automaker has teamed up with the creator of the “The Walking Dead” comic book series, Robert Kirkman, to create a Zombie Survival Machine based on its new Elantra Coupe, which will be unveiled at San Diego Comic Con on July 11th. The car was designed by Kirkman who tapped a decade of experience vanquishing zombies to come up with the key...