Zombie Current Events 05-23-12May 23rd, 2012 |
Zombie news last week was a little slow. Limping one might say. It moaned for some life. Unless you want to talk about the UFC fight with the Korean Zombie, which comprised a majority of the news articles related to zombies, there wasn’t much to talk about. Sure there was the few zombie walks, or races that are usually held some place in the world, but there were very few articles that stood out as true news about zombies. I was however able to pick four articles that stood out among the crowd and I hope you enjoy what I’ve found. And for those who were wondering, yes the Korean Zombie was victorious.
A dangerous drug is out there. It makes real life zombies. And it seems like every super power in the world has had their hand at experimentation with the drug. From Nazis to the CIA, the secrets of this drug have been tested as a truth serum, as a tool of coercion, and undoubtedly as a tool of death. Scopolamine is a drug that is derived from plants that is similar in consistency and appearance as cocaine, but the effects are dramatically different. It leaves it’s victims fully alert and coherent, but extremely susceptible to suggestion. I could go on to tell you the dangers of this drug, but I think that the 35 minute video that was made by VICE does a much better job at explaining what it does, where it comes from and how dangerous it is than I ever could. See our Original Source for more information and the video that will give you another reason to cover your drinks, and wear a gas mask. Original Source: www.gizmodo.com.au
This leads us loosely to our second story. If the zombies are coming from Columbia as our previous story may suggest, British Columbia is going to be prepared eh? Many government organizations have been using zombies as a push for emergency preparedness, don’t ‘cha know? But the Canadians have to beat the Americans at something besides curling and ice hockey. Therefore, the campaign put out by BC is a little more, aggressive. Tweets were sent out about a zombie outbreak. The tweets went to blogs reporting survivor stories of the outbreaks. We are talking War of the Worlds hysteria here. Well it could have been if those gosh darn too nice Canadians hadn’t had disclaimers saying that the attacks weren’t real in the blogs. Just when I thought Canada was going to get a little bit more fun. I’m poking fun here, but in all seriousness I hope their campaign was successful in spreading the word of emergency preparedness and was fun for those that were involved. Original Source: www.theglobeandmail.com
Those of you who read the blog on a regular basis will know about my weapon blogs I try to have regularly. I usually try once a month to report on a specific gun, and a non conventional weapon you could use during an emergency (i.e., a chair, an iron poker, a frying pan, a lawn mower). Well one weapon I may expound more on is a new can of mace that is being advertised as a zombie deterrent. Although I do think it’s a great idea to carry a small can of mace to use against wild animals, or hostile human foes, do not, I repeat DO NOT use mace on a zombie. It’s a waste.
Mace can cause the eye lids to swell as your attacker tears up. It can cause nerves in the mouth, throat, nose and eyes to be hyper sensitive and is a good distracter… to someone who feels pain. As zombies will not react to pain stimuli it is pointless to waste your time spraying them with mace. The mace may still temporarily blind, disorient, or kill the zombies sense of smell (if it indeed uses vision and smell). But a blind zombie can still stumble into you and bite off your fingers (thus rendering you unable to spray more mace). And as he will not react to the burning sensation he may just think your brain has some extra zing to it to make it all that more tasty. See the source for more information on how this ridiculous pepper spray is being advertised and just know to say no to bad zombie gimmicks. Besides, have you ever seen a crying zombie? Original Source: www.chron.com
That being said, you may want to still consider getting mace for protection against someone like the admitted carjacker in this next story. After a drunken debate over the popular tv show The Walking Dead, a 22 year old man in Novi Michigan reportedly woke up and stole a car from a local dealership. The reason? He was scared about the zombie apocalypse.
Before you go laughing at the guy think about it. You have been drinking all evening with your friends talking about a realistic zombie show. The conversation turns to what you would do during the zombie apocalypse. At some point you pass out. The last thing on your mind is the zombies are coming. You wake up. No one’s there. The zombie apocalypse is still fresh on your brain. So are the booze. You get out on the abandoned streets (it’s the middle of the night). Everything’s dark. No restaurants are open, no signs lit up, and your still a bit hammered. You assume the worse. The zombies ate your neighbors and friends. You go into survival mode. You look for food and realize your car is an old beater and will never survive the zombies. So the logical thing to do would be to get a better car.
Now in a real zombie apocalypse situation I for one wouldn’t think twice about jacking up the local Ford dealership to get me a sturdy, road ready, zombie splattering machine. Neither did this guy. Unfortunately for him, there was no apocalypse. He was just smashed. Like that glass door he took out on his way to escape the dealership. So now he will have to think about the consequences to his actions behind bars. And this people is why alcohol and zombies do not mix. Original Source: plymouth-mi.patch.com
That’s all for the zombie news of the week. Don’t forget that if you find a zombie current event you would like to share, email me at email@example.com. You can also follow Dead Future on Facebook and Google +. You can also follow me on Twitter and Google +.
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