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Zombies Are Taking Over!

Updated on September 22, 2017
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Kari was an operating room nurse for 25 years before she retired. Uplifting quotes are always wanted and Kari collects them.

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Zombies

Could zombies become a real thing? An article from 2011 in "Popular Science" states it is conceivable. They stop short of saying it is possible. We did not have the necessary science at the time. But that was 2011. Who knows what may have changed.

Rob Zombie

Zombies are taking over! Take Rob Zombie for instance. He started off life with his parents working in a carnival. We all know from horror books that carnivals are scary places. His parents left after one particularly scary incident.

After that, Rob led a more mundane life and graduated high school in Haverhill, MA. He then moved to New York City and began attending Parson's School of Design. Sounds pretty normal. Looks can be deceiving though. Rob Zombie grew up with a love of horror films. He and his girlfriend, Sean Yseult, founded White Zombie and it's all history from there.

Rob's color looks good and he seems to be alive, But how do we really know? Maybe they just make him look that way for interviews! Have you ever actually seen him in a video?! He doesn't look so good anymore!

Zombies are Taking Over!

"Death Becomes Her"

Don't forget how good those women looked in "Death Becomes Her". In case you have never seen the movie, it is about two women rivals. One discovers a youth serum, but gets killed after she takes it. Lo and behold, she becomes a member of the living dead. Luckily her husband is a mortician, used to working on dead bodies, he fixes her up.

The second rival finds the youth serum and takes it. You guessed it! She is killed after she takes it. Now we have two famous living dead and one poor mortician who has to keep the pieces all together. It is a very amusing movie. I recommend watching it.

Meryl Steep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis star

"Zombie"

Zombies are all over! Even The Cranberries sing about them. The refrain in their song "Zombie" says:

"In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?"

Zombies are Taking Over!

Zombies!!!

There are even zombie board games. Yup, that's right, board games. I bet you did not realize that board games were still made. "Zombies!!!" is a competitive game as opposed to cooperative games.

In the game, you are a survivor and there are a ton of zombies that you want to avoid or kill. You use dice each turn to tell you how many spaces to move and how many zombies to move. There are cards and tiles and hearts and ammunition. If you like dice games I bet you will like this one.

Zombies!!! Review

Dead of Winter

"Dead of Winter" is another zombie board game. This one is a cooperative game. It follows a story-line. You are one of a group of survivors trying to make it through winter without getting bit.

The main goal is to make sure the group survives. There are also secondary, individual goals. These secondary goals are kept secret from the other players. They range from harmless actions to killing the rest of the group. The outcome could mean everyone wins, some win or all lose.

Fighting For Leadership

Zombie Animals

Zombies, zombies and more zombies! How about zombie animals and insects. There is a snail that, when infected, stops hiding itself. Easily seen by birds, these infected snails are quickly eaten. Zombie grasshoppers, once infected, will jump into the water effectively committing suicide. Rats, when infected, become friendly with cats. Good bye rats!

Why is it that all the zombie animals find ways to kill themselves? Why not zombie people. What is wrong with people that, once infected, they only try to kill others. Zombie people should be more like the animals, finding a way to kill themselves.

Cats Join The Fight!

Study Zombies At Stanford University

Zombies are everywhere! There are scholarly papers written about zombies. Stanford University, one of the foremost research and educational institutions in the world has at least one. The founder, Leland Stanford wanted a university that would "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization.” The university's president, John Hennessey, stated, "In recent years, we have launched university-wide initiatives on human health, the environment and sustainability..." I think they have been studying zombie survival!

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has a very educational paper entitled "Zombie". It states, "Few people think zombies actually exist. But many hold they are at least conceivable, and some that they are ‘logically’ or ‘metaphysically’ possible." Ah ha! They have been studying zombies! I knew it!

Zombies are Taking Over

Zombies in Austin, TX

Zombies have been sighted in Austin, TX! On April 2, 2009, road signs in Austin, TX told people "Zombies In Area! Run". The official story is that hackers somehow changed the message, but we know better (wink, wink). We will be ready when they come to our neighborhoods!

Zombies are Taking Over!

The CDC Has a Plan

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a zombie preparedness plan in place. So should you! The CDC has a poster you can print if you like. They also have a zombie preparedness blog. They even have a graphic novella for the kids.

Fight Back!

So, what are we to do? Sit back and let the zombies take over? No, I say NO! We will fight back! Luckily there are many resources available to learn zombie survival skills. Take the movie "Shaun of the Dead". Watching this movie will teach you many ingenious ways to fight zombies, including flinging records, whacking with any blunt object and running them down in cars.

"Shaun of the Dead" will also teach you the best ways to hide (being quiet is required!), how to blend into a mob of zombies, and how to thoroughly secure a building to prevent zombies from entering.

Fight Back!

Practice Killing Zombies in Video Games

Video games have the best information on how to kill zombies. There are many out there. The series "Resident Evil" has several different games and is probably the best known. Video games have the additional benefit of helping to familiarize yourself with the feeling of being chased by zombies. Many allow you to explore different types of weapons and hiding places to find out which work best.

One of my favorites is "Dead Rising". Willamette, CO has been shut down by the National Guard and Frank West is out to get the story. He takes his camera and sneaks into town using a helicopter. Frank is dropped off at the mall and tells his ride to return for him in 72 hours. Little does he know that the mall is infested with zombies!

The great part of this game is you have an entire mall of merchandise to use to kill the zombies. You can use mannequins, tennis racquets, kitchen appliances, and more! Find your favorite weapon and survive for 72 hours until your ride home appears.

Fight Back!

Are You Prepared For A Zombie Attack?

First, take this test to find out how prepared you are to survive a zombie attack. This will help you to determine how much you need to learn about zombies.

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After taking the quiz do you think you need more training?

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Survival Skills

Now, I could list all the things to do in to survive a zombie attack, but why do the work when others have already. Watch these videos to determine the best zombie survival methods.

Zombies are Taking Over!

Be Prepared!

© 2009 Kari Poulsen

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