"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.
"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)