Sunday, May 29, 2011

Zombies in Boston!

Don't let their generally congenial appearance fool you. These zombies meant business!

I began yesterday's trek at South Station in Boston. As I walked the streets - following a trail of blood left by the fiends - I came across the following:
Abandoned fancy shoe

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The US Government is Prepared for the Zombpocalypse? Srsly?

From the CDC
Despite the condescending and dismissive language some of the document sports, I am glad to know that the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to help people prepare for the coming zombie apocalypse. Sure, the whole point of the document's zombie angle is to get people to take notice of the CDC and how they serve US communities, but that does not detract from the legitimacy of their information.

Among other suggestions, the CDC advocates creating a Go-Bag and determining a Survival Center. The post also gives a brief history of zombies and their different traits, advises the reader to prepare for regionally specific disasters, and suggests compiling a list of emergency contacts.

They rightly note that information about how to survive a zombie apocalypse could come in handy during a tornado, tsunami, or other natural disaster.

If you haven't already, check out the CDC's article "Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." Let us know what they got right, what they missed, and what needs elaboration.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Apocalypse Now?

We have recently learned that the Rapture will be coming sooner rather than later. According to Harold Egbert Camping, this summoning of mythical proportions is slated for Saturday, 21 May 2011. Previously, Mr. Camping predicted a similar end of the world scenario. It was to have happened on 6 September 1994. To the best of my knowledge, it did not.

From Wikipedia
The Rapture itself, according to Christian enthusiasts, is not something to be feared (unless you are not virtuous and not Christian). It is the time when God will call all those alive and asleep (pronounced: dead) to him in Heaven. The pious will be called forth. The rest will burn in Hell for all Eternity.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

You are sitting on your couch with your best friend. The nice cup of tea you poured just before turning on the TV is growing cold. A somberly dressed man on television tells you not to leave your house. He says not to try to reach family and friends. He tells you that the best course of action is to stay inside with the doors and windows secured.

Is this advice good or bad?

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Take Ol' Yeller Out Back

When a friend or confidant falls in the heat of battle, properly dispatching her can be a vicious challenge. A vortex of dark emotions swirls around you drowning you in your own humanity. Meanwhile, back on the physical plane, outside of your head, Grandma shambles toward you her lips pursed as though for a wet kiss on the forehead. As she exhales the last breath she drew while alive, she moans, “braaaiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnsssssssssssssssssssssss.”