This last week was a gold mine for zombie stories in the news. I read over the typical number of news articles and had a lot to choose from. What was so surprising was the number of quality articles to write about. There were so many of them that I had to cut out some of the weaker stories to bring you the best. Don’t worry, if you saw a story you were hoping was featured here and it’s not, then check out the Facebook Page as I mention some of the ones that didn’t make the cut.
When zombies actually save lives instead of taking them, that’s big news. Every one of us is guilty of distracted driving. Whether it’s talking on the phone, fussing with the kids, or checking out that cute chick that you just passed, distracted driving is dangerous. That’s why in Sacramento Calafornia, police are cracking down on distracted driving with their “It’s Not Worth It” campaign. This year, zombies are being used in the campaign to emphasize that driving distracted turns drivers into zombies. When you drive distracted, such as talking on your cell phone, your attention is taken away from the task at hand and your reflexes are significantly reduced. Driving while talking on a cell phone has shown by some studies to be worse than drunk driving.
Law enforcers hope that by bringing up these facts, and showing the semblance, that offenders will put away that cell phone, put down that coffee, and drive more carefully. Want more incentive to not drive distracted? Add fines in excess of $150 for the first offence. I made this story first because it’s a story that’s affected so many people. My sister was in an accident because the other driver was more worried about joking with his friend than paying attention to the road. My brother flipped his car from falling asleep at the wheel. And I myself have come in some close calls from being drowsy behind the wheel. Let’s make the officer’s jobs a little easier, and everyone’s commutes a little safer by promising to be more responsible drivers. Original Source: www.marketwatch.com
I’ve been looking for a great way to ask this cute chick that worked at the Lego Store out. My idea was to have her “help” me pick out a Lego set, then when she ask if there was anything else I needed, ask for her help to put it together. Well now I know what Lego set I would have her suggest to me. Some people are trying to get Lego to make a set based on the popular movie Shaun of the Dead. The pictures for the suggested design look amazing! But it needs votes to get considered. If it does get chosen, plan on a hefty price tag, the set looks huge! See the source for pics and info on how you can help make this set the first REAL set for zombie fans! Oh and we can thank my good friend Jen for suggesting this article! Original Source: www.geekologie.com
And now my award to the most clever zombie car commercial ever goes to… LA Film maker Josh Soskin and his Toyota Chevrolet commercial! If there has ever been a better reason for an electric car than a zombie apocalypse, I’ve never heard of one. This commercial has it all. A zombie apocalypse, a thrilling chase scene, and a hot heroine to save the day! You can find out more on how the commercial was chosen and a link to the commercial from our source. Original Source: www.shootonline.com
In a recent zombie toy review, I went over McFarlane’s toys created for the Walking Dead show. Turns out that the second series is scheduled to be released in October! I hope I get a better job so I can have some disposable income! Looks like the second series will include figures based off of Rick Grimes (in his civvies), Shane, Bicycle Girl Zombie, Well Zombie (for some reason I love McFarlane’s fat figures, maybe I feel I’m getting more for my money), and 3rd most memorable zed from season 2 the RV Zombie (next to Sophia and the Well Zombie). Original Source: www.dreadcentral.com
Remember the first time you saw George A. Romero’s legendary 1968 film Night of the Living Dead? What could be more memorable? Maybe watching it with movie investor/production staff member/movie historian Gary Streiner. In an effort to raise funds for the Flint Zombie Walk and to save the Evens City Cemetery chapel seen in the movie, Mr. Streiner will be attending a screening of the movie at The Good Beans Café in Flint MI on April 6th. Do your part to preserve the famous landmark by donating to the cause, or maybe trying to attend the event! Original Source: www.mlive.com
But that’s not our only story relating to the Flint Zombie Walk! It is also reported that the grand marshal of the event will be none other than Ken Foree, or Peter from the 1973 film Dawn of the Dead. Ken will not be dressed as a zombie according to our source because he’s never played a zombie. I feel there would be no one better to lead the parade of zombies then one of the only two protagonists that made it out of the mall alive. Can’t you see it now? Master zombie killer leads his army of the undead through the streets of Flint Michigan. That’s an epic win! Original Source: www.mlive.com
England must love it’s zombie games. I’ve reported on the zombie experience in the mall, a Resident Evil Event being held in England, and now 2.8 Hours Later. What makes this game so unique is that the limited number of survivors that are allowed to play must find clues hidden in the city with the help of their smart phones to find the one safe zone left, the resistance’s headquarters. Along the way, secret locations will be set up like movie sets where scenes will be played out by zombies and survivors as the story of the city’s demise unfolds. Did I mention this was played at night? With zombies chasing you? It’s like the ultimate horror house experience, only in a large section of a big city. In other words, the night of your life! Original Source: www.gamasutra.com
When I was going to school there weren’t many cool clubs to join. You had your FFA, sports clubs, marching band, and a few other regular clubs to join, but nothing as cool as the club in Bell Garden’s High School in Bell Garden’s CA. You guessed it. It’s a zombie club. High school students now get to meet up and learn about zombies, read zombie literature, and even get to be turned into the undead. If I had this in High School, well, I probably never would have gotten to go to the Senior Prom. Original Source: my.hsj.org
It was bound to happen. Zombies have infected everything from games, to TV, from comic books, to movies. And now they are hitting the stage. Shane Silman, who founded Shamrock Shapeshifter Productions, will be producing a play based on the 1959 movie, Plan 9 From Outer Space. This movie has been dubbed as “the worst movie ever made” by critics, and has been parodied in other productions. However, according to our source Mr. Silman wanted to write this version to honor the unique movie, not poke fun at it. Plan 9 From Outer Space… Live and Undead will be shown at the Tapp’s Arts Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Check with the source on a synopsis of the play and more information about show times and tickets. Original Source: www.free-times.com
Nothing steals the scene like a zombie. Especially on the news. When Channel 4 News attempted to close for the evening after reporting on the remarkable success of the brilliant smartphone app Zombies, Run!, a zombie that had invaded the news station made his appearance as the credits began to roll. See the good fun at our source’s site. Original Source: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
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