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  • A Scientific Model Of What A Zombie Apocalypse Would Look Like (And Where Not To Hide)

    03/24/2015 1:37:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 99 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 3/24/15 | Tyler Durden
    The best spots for riding out a zombie apocalypse are sparsely populated areas of Montana and Nevada, which remain untouched even four months, according to a new study by researchers at Cornell University who have developed a statistical model for simulating the spread of a fictional zombie epidemic. As The WSJ reports, with real-life applications to modeling viral outbreaks, Cornell offer dire warnings for those who live in Scranton, PA - with northeastern Pennsylvania as the U.S. location most at risk of being overrun by the undead.
  • Check Out This Zombie-Killing, Dual-Magazine Shotgun Seen on ‘Walking Dead’

    03/19/2015 5:10:33 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17 2015 | Mike Opelka
    One of the many weapons seen on AMC’s smash hit TV series “Walking Dead” is a unique pump-action shotgun called the “Ultimate Tactical Shotgun” or UTS-15. The weapon has also been spotted in video games like “Battlefield 4” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” The UTS-15 is built by the Turkish firearms manufacturer, UTAS-Makine. The distinctive weapon is the subject of a field test review from sharpshooter Kirsten Joy Weiss. In a 4:30 video, Weiss puts the UTS-15 through some rigorous paces while explaining the many features of the shotgun. The UTS-15 loads like many pump-action shotguns: The difference in this...
  • The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead

    03/18/2015 9:53:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lauren Davis
    The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead Dr. Robert E. Cornish is probably best known for his 1930s revivification experiments with dogs, in which he claimed to bring dogs back from clinical death. He wanted to try a similar procedure on humans — and when a death row inmate volunteered, Cornish petitioned the state of California to let him play re-animator. Cornish's dog experiments would make most dog lovers cringe. Cornish would suffocate the dogs until they were clinically dead, and then he would place the bodies on a teeter board, rocking the...
  • How Would You Fare During the Apocalypse? (Survey Compares Republicans to Democrats)

    03/06/2015 4:31:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 77 replies ^ | March 3, 2015 | Peter Moore
    • Republicans are particularly confident in their ability to survive an apocalypse Many Americans have experience with natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes but each time that one hits an area of the country it is apparent that few people take disaster preparation as seriously as the government tells them to. When people are often so woefully unprepared for a hurricane or earthquake, what hope is there if civilization as we know it were to collapse? Research from YouGov shows that Americans are relatively optimistic about their fate in the event of an apocalyptic event. People tend to say...
  • Obama Tackles Zombie Apocalypse

    02/27/2015 6:15:56 AM PST · by SampleMan · 16 replies
    Self | 27 FEB 2015 | Sampleman
  • Cornell researchers find safest place to hide from zombies

    02/25/2015 2:58:43 PM PST · by workerbee · 47 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/25/15 | Kate Seamons
    ***SNIP***The researchers used a number of techniques that are used when modeling real diseases, and the abstract ends with this dismal line: "We build up to a full scale simulation of an outbreak in the United States, and discover that for 'realistic' parameters, we are largely doomed." But Phys.Org relays a glimmer of hope by way of Alex Alemi, a grad student involved in the research: He says those who want to remain safe from the undead for as long as they can should head to the northern Rockies. He explains that while books and movies typically show an outbreak...
  • Zombie Cat in Tampa Rises from the Grave

    01/28/2015 10:23:25 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    CBS News - local ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | CBS Miami
    Bart the cat should be renamed zombie cat after he was hit by a car, buried and then crawled out of his grave five days later. According to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, they’ve seen many cases at their clinic but “this situation may take the cake!” They are now caring for a 2-3 year old black and white cat named Bart who was found by his owner after being hit by a car. The cat appeared to be lifeless and his owner, Ellis Hutson, buried him in a shallow grave. Five days later, the cat showed up in...
  • Read one sailor’s incredible response to ‘What’s the laziest thing you’ve ever done?’ (Humor)

    01/19/2015 8:37:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Yellow Hammer ^ | 1/12/2015 | CLIFF SIMS
    Reddit users were asked “What’s the laziest thing you’ve ever done?” And one former sailor’s response is so incredible we had to share it. We usually only write about Alabama-related things, so let’s just assume this took place aboard one of the Alabama-built Littoral Combat Ships. I was once on a US military ship, having breakfast in the wardroom (officers lounge) when the Operations Officer (OPS) walks in. This guy was the definition of NOT a morning person; he’s still half asleep, bleary eyed… basically a zombie with a bagel. He sits down across from me to eat his bagel...
  • Police Shoot Dead Man Who Attacked Officers (France)

    12/21/2014 11:22:00 AM PST · by traumer · 23 replies
    Police have shot dead a man who stabbed three officers in a police station in central France. The 20-year-old reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest" in Arabic) as he carried out the attack in Joue-les-Tours, near the city of Tours, on Saturday. He ran into the station, pulled out a knife and attacked three officers who tried to calm him down, Le Figaro newspaper said.
  • Does Mormonism Have “Dead, Zombie Rituals”? [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/31/2014 5:22:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 49 replies
    I recently listened to an interesting podcast episode of Buddhist Geeks called “Creating Living Ritual” included a critique of modern Buddhism’s “dead” ritualism. The discussion included some thoughts about what modern ritual should include to be successful and ironically, many of those suggestions Joseph Smith included in the first endowment ceremony which have recently been removed or altered. It got me wondering: did Joseph Smith create better ritualistic practices than we have today? He goes on to lament that “Buddhist rituals, definitely including most Tantric Buddhist rituals, are nothing like that. They are dead, zombie rituals.” (emphasis mine) He also...
  • British firm offers zombie-proof log cabin

    10/21/2014 9:51:53 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 42 replies
    orange. ^ | 21 October 2014
    A West Yorkshire firm is selling what it claims to be the world's first zombie proof log cabin. Leeds-based Tiger Log Cabins is offering a 10 year anti-zombie guarantee with its ZFC-1, Zombie Fortification Cabin. The structure consists of three connected buildings and its featured qualities add up to a personal log fortress. It comes with reinforced slit windows, walls and doors, a barbed-wire surround, an escape hatch, and a living room with Xbox, TV and sound system. It also features an arsenal storage unit to secure your anti-zombie weaponry and an upper deck with a full view all around...
  • SCARY PRANK VIDEO: Goofy scarecrow is a terrifying zombie in disguise

    10/18/2014 11:10:24 AM PDT · by Justice · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 16 2014 | Ed Bassmaster
    PHILADELPHIA -- Strangers passing by a goofy, dancing scarecrow were unsuspecting, believing it was a rare, cute photo opportunity for the Halloween season. What these people didn't know was that underneath this seemingly harmless, silly scarecrow costume was actually a vicious, terrifying zombie. Take a look below.
  • Liberia: Dead Ebola Patients Resurrect?

    09/24/2014 7:05:31 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9-24-2014 | Franklin Doloquee
    September 24, 2014 By Franklin Doloquee Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba. But to the amazement of residents and onlookers on Monday, the deceased reportedly regained life in total disbelief. The NewDawn Nimba County correspondent said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim only identified as Ma Kebeh, said to be...
  • Oregon Woman Arrested for 'Zombie Game' Assault (Victim Pushed Down Stairs, Then Bitten)

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Reuters
    Oregon woman arrested for 'zombie game' assault SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Oregon woman was arrested for breaking into a home and attacking a woman resident, while claiming she was playing a "zombie game," police said on Monday. Sheriff's officers arrested Jessica Rocha, 27, at a home in the coastal town of Lakeside, said Sergeant Kelley Andrews of Coos County, adding that she was charged with criminal mischief, assault, unlawful entry, harassment and attempted burglary. "She was making comments about playing a zombie game,'" Andrews said, "I've never heard of that." The Coos Bay World newspaper reported that Rocha pushed...
  • I clean high school bathrooms, and my new $15/hour salary will change everything

    07/08/2014 2:56:14 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7-7-14 | Raul Meza
    Monday through Friday, my full-time job is cleaning restrooms at Van Nuys High School. But that work is not the hardest part of my life. The hardest part is saying goodbye to my 4-year-old son when he asks me not to go to work again. In order to make ends meet, I also work weekends and nights. I know I’m lucky to have a full-time job as a facility attendant in the Los Angeles Unified School District. I’ve done that for 10 years, and some days are better than others, but I like the work, and my co-workers are a...
  • The Pentagon's plan to stop the zombie apocalypse

    05/19/2014 9:03:30 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | May 18, 2014 | Gordon Lubold
    The U.S. military has always been the one place in government with a plan, forever in preparation mode and ready to yank a blueprint off the shelf for almost any contingency. Need a response for a Russian nuclear missile launch? Check. Have to rescue a U.S. ambassador kidnapped by drug lords? Got that covered. How about a detailed strategy for surviving a zombie apocalypse? As it turns out, check. Incredibly, the Defense Department has a response if zombies attacked and the armed forces had to eradicate flesh-eating walkers in order to "preserve the sanctity of human life" among all the...
  • Microsoft rescues XP users with emergency browser fix

    05/01/2014 10:50:49 AM PDT · by dayglored · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2014 | Jim Finkle
    Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft Corp rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating system over the weekend when cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc warned that a sophisticated group of hackers had exploited the bug to launch attacks in a campaign dubbed "Operation Clandestine Fox. ...
  • 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
  • The Walking Dead Hiatus: Perished

    04/13/2014 11:30:56 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Stefan A. Radanovich and Aaron McCann
    For your dose of undead, here is a short film called Perished. A man is trapped in a shed after his girlfriend/wife turns into a zombie during the zombie apocolypse, and has to find a way to survive. This is different from a lot of zombie films in that the guy is pretty smart and resourceful, rather than making obvious mistakes. Still doesn't help him much, though. Perished
  • Call a liberal one of these and they might actually agree with you...

    02/12/2014 9:43:36 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Well this kinda sucks for me/us because I can't make fun of liberals for being zombies if they'll agree. :-/ This explains all of that ridiculous zombie role playing the crazy Occupiers were doing on Wall Street back in 2011...
  • 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>
  • Naked, Growling Man Shot Dead by Cops After Biting Teen's Face

    02/06/2014 6:12:11 AM PST · by lwd · 38 replies
    NBC ^ | February 6th 2014, 6:51 AM | Henry Austin
    A naked growling man was shot dead by cops after biting a teenager's face and attacking a retired police officer on Wednesday, officials told reporters
  • Zombie Bees Invade Eastern U.S.

    01/31/2014 2:54:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Sci-Tech Today ^ | January 29, 2014 1:10PM | Beth Garbitelli
    Amid other environmental scourges, such as cold weather and viruses, Vermont beekeepers are seeing an influx of zombie bees. A fly called Apocephalus borealis attaches itself to the bee and injects its eggs, which grow inside the bee, causing neurological damage and erratic, jerky movement and night activity, "like a zombie."Vermont beekeepers face mite infestations, extreme temperature swings and the possibility of colony collapse. Last fall, a new threat Relevant Products/Services emerged: zombie bees. Beekeeper Anthony Cantrell of Burlington discovered zombie bees in his hive in October, the first time they'd been found in the eastern United States.
  • 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...
  • Reid clarifies exchange with reporter after conservatives pounce on remark (Video)

    10/02/2013 7:06:05 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) sought to clarify comments he made in a testy exchange with a reporter on Wednesday, after conservatives pounced on what they portrayed as a serious government shutdown gaffe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • (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...
  • Zombie Survival – Understanding Their Brain

    08/20/2013 7:48:30 AM PDT · by rover3 · 1 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | June 12, 2013 | J Briggs
    (For Entertainment Purpose Only) Take a closer look at the Zombie brain to increase your survival odds. Dr. Bradley Voytek a Nuero science expert gives details of why zombie do as they do.
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • ‘Zombie Obama’ Target maker debuts ‘Gun Lobbyist’ and ‘Al Sharpton’ models

    06/28/2013 8:20:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies ^ | 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...
  • (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...
  • Progracists

    05/09/2013 7:23:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 5-8-2013 | Zombie
    What are “progracists”? Progracists are people who continually classify individuals by “race” and yet can’t see how that is racist. Progracists hate Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of an America in which people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” because progressive policies are based on race consciousness, ethnic division, and identity politics. Progracists keep minorities addicted to government benefits and entitlements specifically to make sure they remain poor and economically enslaved, and therefore a reliable voting bloc. Progracists always seek to restrict everyone‘s freedoms because they think that’s the...
  • 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.”
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • The Standing Dead: 300,000 Homes Are Foreclosed “Zombies,” Fannie Mae Posts Record Profits

    04/02/2013 8:26:29 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 49 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 040/02/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Realty Trac reported last week that 300,000 homes in the US are zombies. And another 10.9 million homeowners nationwide remain at risk because they owe more than their property is worth (better known as negative equity). “While Florida leads in volume of zombie properties, Kentucky, with less than 1,000 zombie properties, leads in percentage, with zombies representing 54 percent of its total foreclosure inventory. Zombies in Washington, Indiana, Nevada and Oregon also constitute 50 percent or more of the properties in foreclosure, according to the report.” Wait a minute! How can this be true when we have 15 Federal government...
  • (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...
  • '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>
  • 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 ^ | March 14, 2013 |
    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...
  • 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...
  • The Walking Dead Spoiler Bomb:

    03/03/2013 10:35:21 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 73 replies
    E Online ^ | March 1, 2013 | Leslie Gornstein
    What we're about to say, we say with no bias or agenda whatsoever: The next episode of The Walking Dead just might be one of the best of the season. And by "best," we mean deftly written, subtly played and, in the end, emotionally complex. You know, best. Just what can you expect? Here's a taste. [mild spoilers below]
  • Bong Shop Sells Bath Salts to Dad's Son ... Watertown Father Smashes Up Shop, Pleads Guilty

    02/26/2013 6:53:39 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies ^ | February 25, 2013 | John O'Brien
    Watertown father admits guilt for smashing up head shop Watertown, NY -- A Watertown man has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge for smashing up a head shop after his adult son overdosed on bath salts from the store. Dan Avery, 49, pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County Court to a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay $638 in restitution for the damage he did to Tebb's Headshop in Watertown. Avery was charged in July with a felony count of third-degree criminal mischief and criminal possession of a...