Zombies




National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist David Mizejewski talks about vultures in this new episode of Zombies vs Team Wildlife. Many birds feed themselves by scavenging on dead things. A sluggish zombie wouldn’t stand…


An interesting history of zombie-ism in Haiti. via Mysterious Universe: Bloodthirsty fictional zombies have become very popular in recent times, inhabiting everything from books, to TV shows, to movies, delighting and scaring many…




Hats off to Canada’s Heart and Stroke Foundation. This great PSA uses the zombie apocalypse to teach a useful lesson without backing away from the darkness (and humor) of the trope. Nice…




Alex Seitz-Wald asks whatever happened to the imminent Zombie Apocalypse of face-eating bath salt-crazed Americans, at Salon: For a moment last year, zombies were real. Local newspapers carried alarming headlines about otherwise…




Scary daytime viewing from Montana’s KRTV:

Someone apparently hacked into the Emergency Alert System and announced on KRTV and the CW that “dead bodies are rising from their graves” in several Montana counties. This message did not originate from KRTV, and there is no emergency. Our engineers are investigating to determine what happened and if it affected other media outlets.


ZOMBIES R SRS BSNS:

Via Raw Story: 26 year-old Jared Gurman shot his girlfriend in the back following an argument that began over the television program The Walking Dead. The wounded, Jessica Gelderman, had balked at Gurman’s assertion that it was important to prepare for a real zombie apocalypse. Gelderman suffered a pierced lung, pierced diaphragm and shattered rib, but survived the attack.  Much of this season of The Walking Dead has occurred in and around a prison, so maybe Gurman’s likely incarceration will provide further training usable in the event of his feared zombie apocalypse.




Via fundraising site IndieGoGo, a campaign to infuse economic activity into a depressed area by converting a vacant, blighted area into ‘Z World Detroit’, an apocalyptic theme park in which visitors are chased by hordes of zombies. Proposals to formally abandon entire sections of the city have provoked much sadness and soul-searching–perhaps this is how to come to grips with the new reality:






MDPVAn update to this story, the media loves finding a drug-related culprit, doesn’t it? Via the Daily Beast:

At Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, where the victim of Saturday’s causeway attack is being treated, staff also report that they are coming face to face with cases of drug-related psychosis on an increasing scale—be they from bath salts, other designer drugs such as GHB and LSD, or cocktails thereof.

“They don’t all have these outcomes, but all have one thing in common, which is excited delirium and super strength,” said Dr. Paul Adams, an emergency room physician at the hospital, who said that in one instance a 150-pound patient took on the strength of a 250-pound hulk.

“You combine bath salts, GHB, LSD or whatever and these people become uncontrollable, you can’t reason with them,” he said. “To place someone safely in restraints, it’s taken seven security guards and one doctor.”…



Run - zombies are on their wayOnly in America! From Reuters:

…The Hollywood-inspired zombie craze – featuring blood-soaked ghouls rising from the dead to attack the living – has extended to gun enthusiasts. At the huge NRA exhibition, vendors displayed zombie targets, zombie bullets, zombie paint coating for guns and zombie patches for a shooting jacket.

Firing ranges across the country are offering zombie-themed shooting events, some held as daylight fades for atmosphere, said Brad Ross, a division manager for Law Enforcement Targets, Inc, a maker of zombie targets…

Sales of zombie targets are booming and are expected to grow about 30 percent to a million targets this year, Ross said…