It is 21 days until the 2012 election.

For those of you who have yet to make up your mind, I urge you all to consider the Emperor of the New Millenium Vermin Supreme as your candidate.

Under the self-described “friendly fascist” President Supreme’s administration you can expect a high-quality dental care program, zombie-based energy solutions, the expectation that no promises will be kept, a “vote completely thrown away” and free ponies for all citizens.

Below is Vermin Supreme glitterbombing Randall Terry, because Jesus said to.

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"CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)."

Centers for Disease Control spokesperson David Daigle • Revealing that this weirdness most likely has nothing to do with zombies. Thanks for clearing that up for us, HuffPo. (via shortformblog)

Of course they would say that.

Also, related CDC zombie preparedness kit.

(via shortformblog)

usagov:

Image description: This page is an excerpt from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new graphic novel, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic.”  This comic book demonstrates the importance of being prepared…for anything. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that you can get your family, workplace or school ready before disaster strikes. A text only version is also available. Read the graphic novel.
Illustration by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

This. Is. Awesome.

usagov:

Image description: This page is an excerpt from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new graphic novel, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic.” This comic book demonstrates the importance of being prepared…for anything. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that you can get your family, workplace or school ready before disaster strikes. A text only version is also available. Read the graphic novel.

Illustration by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

This. Is. Awesome.

BBC Radio is talking to a professor at Essex University about potential zombie outbreaks in the future.

radmax:

I’m not sure if this is stupid or awesome.

Awesome.

Also, check out this Foreign Policy article on international relations theories and zombies.

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Tags: zombies

nprfreshair:

crookedindifference:

Mathematical modeling of an outbreak of a Zombie invasion

On today’s Fresh Air, Colson Whitehead talks about his zombie novel, Zone One.

This is beautiful. The paper cites Shaun of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead.

nprfreshair:

crookedindifference:

Mathematical modeling of an outbreak of a Zombie invasion

On today’s Fresh Air, Colson Whitehead talks about his zombie novel, Zone One.

This is beautiful. The paper cites Shaun of the Dead and Night of the Living Dead.

Whilst killing zombies with a few friends on XBox last night, we discussed the various trends prevalent in 90s music. Eventually the conversation moved toward the late 90s swing craze.

It’s a weird moment when you’re unloading shotgun rounds into zombies and you can’t get the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ “Zoot Suit Riot” out of your head.

mothernaturenetwork:

Can you survive Baltimore’s 5K zombie run?Unique competition has you racing for the finish line with hordes of brain-hungry, bloody zombies hot on your trail.

mothernaturenetwork:

Can you survive Baltimore’s 5K zombie run?
Unique competition has you racing for the finish line with hordes of brain-hungry, bloody zombies hot on your trail.

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Tags: zombies

oh look, tumblr decided to rise from the dead.

caitlinandbobby:

fuck you david karp. 

Zombie tumblr

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nuclear-fallout-superhero:

sonicbloom11:

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thatguyles:

centaurzilla:

survival

Though I am wondering what good the buckshot is gonna do with a rifle and a pistol…

 That’s probably a Saiga-style shotgun.

A few things:
Blunt objects work better than guns. No risk of jamming; no risk of running out of ammunition; no need to reload. Like this.
That said, if you insist on using a firearm, a long-range weapon is a necessity. You don’t want them getting close to you, where you risk the aforementioned issues with close-range weapons. I’d prefer an M24 or an M40. No need for something like an M82; you’re going against decomposed flesh, not an armored vehicle, and you don’t need the noise that comes along with that weapon.
The vodka is a good choice for drinking, sterilization and making Molotovs.

Why would you need a knife, you’ll end up cutting yourself and then you’re bound to accidentally brush the wound on blood or something and BOOM, you’re a dead man/woman.

Knives are good for more than just as a weapon. It’s a valuable tool more than anything else.

nuclear-fallout-superhero:

sonicbloom11:

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thatguyles:

centaurzilla:

survival

Though I am wondering what good the buckshot is gonna do with a rifle and a pistol…

 That’s probably a Saiga-style shotgun.

A few things:

  • Blunt objects work better than guns. No risk of jamming; no risk of running out of ammunition; no need to reload. Like this.
  • That said, if you insist on using a firearm, a long-range weapon is a necessity. You don’t want them getting close to you, where you risk the aforementioned issues with close-range weapons. I’d prefer an M24 or an M40. No need for something like an M82; you’re going against decomposed flesh, not an armored vehicle, and you don’t need the noise that comes along with that weapon.
  • The vodka is a good choice for drinking, sterilization and making Molotovs.

Why would you need a knife, you’ll end up cutting yourself and then you’re bound to accidentally brush the wound on blood or something and BOOM, you’re a dead man/woman.

Knives are good for more than just as a weapon. It’s a valuable tool more than anything else.

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sonicbloom11:

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thatguyles:

centaurzilla:

survival

Though I am wondering what good the buckshot is gonna do with a rifle and a pistol…

 That’s probably a Saiga-style shotgun.

A few things:
Blunt objects work better than guns. No risk of jamming; no risk of running out of ammunition; no need to reload. Like this.
That said, if you insist on using a firearm, a long-range weapon is a necessity. You don’t want them getting close to you, where you risk the aforementioned issues with close-range weapons. I’d prefer an M24 or an M40. No need for something like an M82; you’re going against decomposed flesh, not an armored vehicle, and you don’t need the noise that comes along with that weapon.
The vodka is a good choice for drinking, sterilization and making Molotovs.

A suppressed Saiga-style shotgun, like those guys on the Son of a Gun show make, would be an excellent mid-range weapon. Thinking about practicality in the apocolypse setting, not just zombie killing, a shotgun is probably more realistic as an anti-personnel weapon for situations like looting, dealing with armed thugs, etc. Also, a shotgun gives you the versatility to hunt fowl, something a rifle does not provide.
Not arguing against the rife, but there is no reason not to have shotgun.
Also, key in the “zombie survival” situations would be to simply stay as far away from them as possible. If I was close enough to have to use a blunt force weapon, I’d be too close. Not saying that wouldn’t happen, even in the best of circumstance, but I think I’d reach for a shotgun which I could also use as a club if it did misfire.

Not disputing the viability of the shotgun. I’d definitely prefer to have one of those along with the others, for precisely the reasons you state. Should’ve made that clear.
I’d give pause about carrying a pistol, however.

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thatguyles:

centaurzilla:

survival

Though I am wondering what good the buckshot is gonna do with a rifle and a pistol…

 That’s probably a Saiga-style shotgun.

A few things:

  • Blunt objects work better than guns. No risk of jamming; no risk of running out of ammunition; no need to reload. Like this.
  • That said, if you insist on using a firearm, a long-range weapon is a necessity. You don’t want them getting close to you, where you risk the aforementioned issues with close-range weapons. I’d prefer an M24 or an M40. No need for something like an M82; you’re going against decomposed flesh, not an armored vehicle, and you don’t need the noise that comes along with that weapon.
  • The vodka is a good choice for drinking, sterilization and making Molotovs.

A suppressed Saiga-style shotgun, like those guys on the Son of a Gun show make, would be an excellent mid-range weapon. Thinking about practicality in the apocolypse setting, not just zombie killing, a shotgun is probably more realistic as an anti-personnel weapon for situations like looting, dealing with armed thugs, etc. Also, a shotgun gives you the versatility to hunt fowl, something a rifle does not provide.

Not arguing against the rife, but there is no reason not to have shotgun.

Also, key in the “zombie survival” situations would be to simply stay as far away from them as possible. If I was close enough to have to use a blunt force weapon, I’d be too close. Not saying that wouldn’t happen, even in the best of circumstance, but I think I’d reach for a shotgun which I could also use as a club if it did misfire.

Not disputing the viability of the shotgun. I’d definitely prefer to have one of those along with the others, for precisely the reasons you state. Should’ve made that clear.

I’d give pause about carrying a pistol, however.

(Source: kobysattva, via thesemicullen-deactivated201307)

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thatguyles:

centaurzilla:

survival

Though I am wondering what good the buckshot is gonna do with a rifle and a pistol…

 That’s probably a Saiga-style shotgun.

A few things:
Blunt objects work better than guns. No risk of jamming; no risk of running out of ammunition; no need to reload. Like this.
That said, if you insist on using a firearm, a long-range weapon is a necessity. You don’t want them getting close to you, where you risk the aforementioned issues with close-range weapons. I’d prefer an M24 or an M40. No need for something like an M82; you’re going against decomposed flesh, not an armored vehicle, and you don’t need the noise that comes along with that weapon.
The vodka is a good choice for drinking, sterilization and making Molotovs.

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thatguyles:

centaurzilla:

survival

Though I am wondering what good the buckshot is gonna do with a rifle and a pistol…

 That’s probably a Saiga-style shotgun.

A few things:

  • Blunt objects work better than guns. No risk of jamming; no risk of running out of ammunition; no need to reload. Like this.
  • That said, if you insist on using a firearm, a long-range weapon is a necessity. You don’t want them getting close to you, where you risk the aforementioned issues with close-range weapons. I’d prefer an M24 or an M40. No need for something like an M82; you’re going against decomposed flesh, not an armored vehicle, and you don’t need the noise that comes along with that weapon.
  • The vodka is a good choice for drinking, sterilization and making Molotovs.

(Source: kobysattva, via thesemicullen-deactivated201307)

Tags: zombies M24 M40 M82

"The one thing I think that has really cemented zombies in popular culture is that they’re a bit pathetic. You can actually feel a bit sorry for them. They don’t have any agenda. They just do what they do, which is eat flesh. And when they start running around screaming like Velociraptors, you just don’t care about them anymore, you just think: go away, you noisy speed demon."

— Simon Pegg on the role of zombies and the “schism in the church of the dead” (via NPR)

nprfreshair:

Simon Pegg: “Even in the face of a zombie apocalypse your life only changes so  much … you’re still scared of spiders, you  still like the same music, you still have the same little quarrels with  people.”
‘Nerd Do Well’: Simon Pegg On ‘Becoming A Big Kid’ : NPR

nprfreshair:

Simon Pegg: “Even in the face of a zombie apocalypse your life only changes so much … you’re still scared of spiders, you still like the same music, you still have the same little quarrels with people.”

‘Nerd Do Well’: Simon Pegg On ‘Becoming A Big Kid’ : NPR


Leicester City Council ‘not ready’ for zombie attack
A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion.
The authority received a Freedom of Information request which said provisions to deal with an attack, often seen in horror films, were poor.
The “concerned citizen” said the possibility of such an event was one that councils should be aware of.
"We’ve had a few wacky ones before but this one did make us laugh," said Lynn Wyeth, head of information governance.
The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities.
 
Ms Wyeth said she was unaware of any specific reference to a zombie attack in the council’s emergency plan, however some elements of it could be applied if the situation arose.
Other submissions to the council have included requests for records of paranormal activity and haunted buildings within the city.
"To you it might seem frivolous and a waste of time… but to different people it actually means something," said Ms Wyeth.
"Everybody has their own interests and their own reasons for asking these questions."

Leicester City Council ‘not ready’ for zombie attack

A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion.

The authority received a Freedom of Information request which said provisions to deal with an attack, often seen in horror films, were poor.

The “concerned citizen” said the possibility of such an event was one that councils should be aware of.

"We’ve had a few wacky ones before but this one did make us laugh," said Lynn Wyeth, head of information governance.

The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities.

Ms Wyeth said she was unaware of any specific reference to a zombie attack in the council’s emergency plan, however some elements of it could be applied if the situation arose.

Other submissions to the council have included requests for records of paranormal activity and haunted buildings within the city.

"To you it might seem frivolous and a waste of time… but to different people it actually means something," said Ms Wyeth.

"Everybody has their own interests and their own reasons for asking these questions."