Zombies???????????

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Yeah, I know. I have millions of topics to choose from and I choose freaking zombies. But they keep popping up in my life so…. (Plus, it was either zombies or vampires, and vampires conjure up images of ….Twilight! *Shudder)Don’t worry, I did my research.

A zombie is the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, usually for some evil purpose. (Dictionary.com)

(And for those of you who think that I’ve deleted my brain, “zombie” can also refer to a philosophical zombie. A philosophical zombie is a concept used in the philosophy of mind, a field of research which examines the association between conscious thought and the physical world. A philosophical zombie is a hypothetical person who lacks full consciousness but has the biology or behavior of a normal human being; it is used as a null hypothesis in philosophical debates regarding the mind-body problem. The philosophical context of the term zombie was coined by philosopher David Chalmers in the mid-1990s. ) (Wikipedia)

The zombies aren’t dead, but they should be. They’re relentless and oblivious to pain, and they continue to attack even after losing limbs. Usually, anyone the zombies kill returns as a zombie, so they quickly evolve from a nuisance to a plague. (HowStuffWorks)

They are terrifying.  And  for those of you who scoff, zombification could actually occur under the right circumstances, involving everything from parasites to nanobots.

But don’t worry! HowStuffWorks.com has created a handy survival guide:

  1. Don’t panic.
  2. Get away from the zombies. Most of the time, you can move faster than they can.
  3. Gather food, water, an emergency radio, flashlights and weapons, and retreat to a secure location.
  4. If possible, retreat to a shopping mall, general retail store or other location where you’ll have easy access to food and supplies.
  5. Stay away from densely populated areas, where the infestation is likely to be heaviest.
  6. Barricade all entrances and stay put at all costs.
  7. Don’t get surrounded or backed into a corner or other enclosed space.
  8. Remember that anyone bitten or killed by a zombie will become a threat to you and your party.
  9. Wait patiently for rescue and make long-term preparations for your survival.

Also, avoid mistakes such as:

Also, avoid common mistakes like:

  • Sheltering in a vehicle to which you do not have the keys
  • Leaving blades, cudgels or other basic weapons out for zombies to find
  • Teaching zombies how to use firearms
  • Giving your only weapon to anyone who is hysterical
  • Retreating to a basement or cellar without taking supplies with you
  • Getting into an elevator in a building infested with zombies
  • Letting personal feelings and arguments get in the way of survival

My favorite zombie -related things are listed below:

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Zombicorns – John Green

And three ALLCAPS songs (You have to listen to them in order!)

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i-love-you

i-love-brains

My favorite lines are:

You yell and “hey” and you fire a shotgun
But um, wait… where’d you get the shotgun?
We could have used a shotgun a minute ago.

and

And now our undead pair went forth
Unhinded by the shackles of fearful feeling
Moved neither by patron nor goal
They, well they, didn’t feel much of anything.

*Note: Is it sad that I wrote a post about zombies twice as long as my post about love? There is something wrong with me…

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