Homeland Security Office Stages a Mock Zombie Invasion

Night of the Living DeadAn Ohio office of the Emergency Management Agency — part of the Department of Homeland Security —
will stage a mock zombie attack on Halloween using more than 225 volunteers dressed as zombies at an Ohio college.

“Organizers hoped the theme would attract more volunteers than previous simulations of industrial accidents or train crashes,” the AP reports, quoting a spokesman for the agency as saying that “People got zombie fever here in Delaware.” The exercise included decontamination procedures for hazardous materials, and was inspired by an “emergency preparedness” post on the CDC web site citing the popular fascination with zombies. (The number of zombie ebooks in Amazon’s Kindle store has increased by 13.9% in just the last two months.)

Now, “Dozens of agencies have embraced the idea,” the AP reports, “spreading the message that if you’re prepared for a zombie attack, you’re prepared for just about anything.”

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  • Anti-Citizen1

    Do what?!
    I guess it’s going to be a while before we reach peak zombies.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Do what?!
    I guess it’s going to be a while before we reach peak zombies.

    • Anarchy Pony

      Hey Jin the Ninja, if you’re out there spying on my posts, I got a list of blogs you may be interested in, and hell, maybe already know about, but check ‘em out.
      survivalacres.com/wordpress
      declineoftheempire.com
      billhicksisdead.blogspot.com, also known as the downward spiral.
      energybulletin.net, which isn’t exactly a blog.
      witsendnj.blogspot.com
      guymcpherson.com, also known as nature bats last.
      desdemonadespair.net
      apocadocs.com

      • Redacted

        Whats with Jin and the crackhead demographic

        • Jin The Ninja

          oh well it’s my good looks and charm of course….and my wicked kung fu and biting pen (as it were) probably don’t help.

      • Jin The Ninja

        Thanks man! all these are new for me, so i appreciate it!

        lol. i prefer ‘observing’ to spying. the latter sounds so…sinister…and i am a pretty alrite homie i think anyway…:P

        • Anarchy Pony

          Well your psuedonym does contain the word ninja.

          • Jin The Ninja

            i am a ninja afterall…

  • Anonymous

    I think its better to NOT be a zombie…..but that’s just me….

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I think its better to NOT be a zombie…..but that’s just me….

  • Anonymous

    “Mock zombie invasion” = kill everything

  • JoiquimCouteau

    “Mock zombie invasion” = kill everything

  • Andrew

    First they came for the zombies,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a zombie…

  • Andrew

    First they came for the zombies,
    and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a zombie…

    • J.C.

      HAHAHAHHHAHAHHAHA….THATS SO F***ING COOL!

  • J.C.

    HAHAHAHHHAHAHHAHA….THATS SO F***ING COOL!

  • Anti-Citizen1

    Hey Jin the Ninja, if you’re out there spying on my posts, I got a list of blogs you may be interested in, and hell, maybe already know about, but check ‘em out.
    survivalacres.com/wordpress
    declineoftheempire.com
    billhicksisdead.blogspot.com, also known as the downward spiral.
    energybulletin.net, which isn’t exactly a blog.
    witsendnj.blogspot.com
    guymcpherson.com, also known as nature bats last.
    desdemonadespair.net
    apocadocs.com

  • http://twitter.com/Doktor_Wilhelm Doktor Wilhelm

    I think that somebody know something we don’t and are hinting at it under the guise of a joke; http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2011/05/preparedness-101-zombie-apocalypse/

  • http://about.me/Doktor_Wilhelm Doktor Wilhelm

    I think that somebody know something we don’t and are hinting at it under the guise of a joke; http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2011/05/preparedness-101-zombie-apocalypse/

    • Calypso_1

      you have gotten your flu shot haven’t you?

  • Calypso_1

    you have gotten your flu shot haven’t you?

  • Anonymous

    Whats with Jin and the crackhead demographic

  • Simiantongue

    They released a public service announcement too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQTIxqD2lrE

  • Simiantongue

    They released a public service announcement too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQTIxqD2lrE

  • MikeHawk

    this zombie shit is getting tiresome.

  • MikeHawk

    this zombie shit is getting tiresome.

  • Icekingjr

    To point out the obvious: Zombies (meme) are literally a dehumanizing of fellow countrymen. In other words, it is psych-warfare / propaganda to make it easier to shoot “real” people. I have been fascinated by the rise of this meme- and looked into “other times” which zombies became vogue. For the most part, this idea of the dead coming back, seems to rise during economic down turns (70s oil embargo) and challenges to authority. It was also during the Korean war which the classic Rameros night of the living dead came out. Something to think about, when WORLD WAR Z comes out soon.    

  • Icekingjr

    To point out the obvious: Zombies (meme) are literally a dehumanizing of fellow countrymen. In other words, it is psych-warfare / propaganda to make it easier to shoot “real” people. I have been fascinated by the rise of this meme- and looked into “other times” which zombies became vogue. For the most part, this idea of the dead coming back, seems to rise during economic down turns (70s oil embargo) and challenges to authority. It was also during the Korean war which the classic Rameros night of the living dead came out. Something to think about, when WORLD WAR Z comes out soon.    

    • Calypso_1

      couldn’t agree more.  I always thought it was interesting that the first Saw film was released at Sundance 3 days after the USCC queitly announced their investigation into Abu Ghraib.  The media frenzy about torture didn’t start till months later.  Memes can be both inoculant and vector – looking for patient zero can lead down some interesting rabbit holes.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks man! all these are new for me, so i appreciate it!

    lol. i prefer ‘observing’ to spying. the latter sounds so…sinister…and i am a pretty alrite homie i think anyway…:P

  • Anonymous

    oh well it’s my good looks and charm of course….and my sometimes acerbic wit and biting pen (as it were) probably don’t help.

  • Anti-Citizen1

    Well your psuedonym does contain the word ninja.

  • Banphotoradar

    Reminds me of the kill the zombie tea party people game.

  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of the kill the zombie tea party people game.

  • Anonymous

    Reminds me of the kill the zombie tea party people game.

  • Anonymous

    i am a ninja afterall;)

  • Anonymous

    i am a ninja afterall;)

  • Anonymous

    couldn’t agree more.  I always thought it was interesting that the first Saw film was released at Sundance 3 days after the USCC queitly announced their investigation into Abu Ghraib.  The media frenzy about torture didn’t start till months later.  Memes can be both inoculant and vector – looking for patient zero can lead down some interesting rabbit holes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502948433 Jeremy Ivy

    think the gov is a little late to claim credit for this trend… like way late. http://new.robotsquad.org/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502948433 Jeremy Ivy

    think the gov is a little late to claim credit for this trend… like way late. http://new.robotsquad.org/

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