Man, even cutting out a lot of the local event stories, I am still getting tons of news worthy zombie articles to write about. Now I want to get this blog written before Diablo III finishes downloading so let’s skip the pleasantries and let’s get down to business.
First, I always give reader submitted content front and center stage. So than you Mr. Rupert Wood for the link to this video that gives us a wonderful view into the 5th annual Prague Zombie Walk.
Now let’s talk about a huge story that has the science blogs all a flutter. You have read my reports on the zombie ants. You know, the ones who get infected by a fungus that makes them leave their colonies as a stalk shoots out of their heads? Yea well it seems that nature has a way of knowing a potential zombie disaster before it takes off. Scientists have found out that there is another fungus that basically castrates the zombie fungus so that it can’t spread it’s spores. Using fungus to fight fungus? Why not? We’ve found that fungus is useful for killing all kinds of harmful stuff, so hell why not? Original Source: topnews.us
Zombie protests are all the rage among angry citizens these days. This is no less true in New Zealand, one of the safest places in the world from zombies according to the Map of the Dead. Protesters are angry about the state selling its assets. There is a concern over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement between New Zealand, the United States, and other countries. The partnership looks like it will allow the sale of state assets which the protesters are concerned will lead to erosion on national independence. Well, that and other countries will own parts of New Zealand, so yea that would maybe put some zombie’s panties in a bunch. Original Source: tvnz.co.nz
Speaking zombie protests, maybe we should start one against Lego. Despite reaching the required number of backers for consideration, the big wigs at Lego have shot down the proposal to sell a play set based on the Winchester, otherwise known as the bar in the Shawn of the Dead movie. Their reasoning was that the movie portrays acts which are not appropriate for Lego’s core audience. I would assume that it would be talking about the violence, and the drinking. Yet Lego still sells thousands of Star Wars play sets. I’m sorry, but if memory serves me correct in Episode 3, Anakin Skywalker slays an entire school of children Jedi in training. Darth Vader blows up planets. Oh and who can forget about the wonderful bar scenes or the lovely Princess Leia in that skimpy slave girl outfit. Rowrrr. By the way, I would also like to point out that some of these scenes are even featured in the Lego Star Wars video game. Way to stand up for your core audience Lego… you wankers. Original Source: www.movieviral.com
Zombies have been used a lot lately to preach the benefits of emergency preparedness. Well Oregon is jumping on the bandwagon. Hey if it works, don’t fix it. The Oregon Housing and Community Services want all of the citizens it serves to be prepared in case of the worse. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is credited with the inspiration of the current preparedness campaign due to their own “Zombie Preparedness” campaign last year. Original Source: www.statesmanjournal.com
Walking Dead fans will be pleased at the thought of being able to purchase even more swag on their favorite tv show (however their favorite comic better be Dead Future). Cryptozoic will be making collectible cards based on the Walking Dead comic series. Cards will feature scenes from the comic not shown on tv, which is probably an attempt to get fans of the tv show to look more into the comic books. The cards will be released approximately on August 15th of this year, so begin saving up that pocket change. Original Source: www.cardboardconnection.com
And for my last story of the day, I would like to direct your attention to the education system. Or more specifically a kickstarter campaign aimed at raising money to introduce a curriculum based on zombies. If it sounds like a waste of taxpayer dollars to teach fifth graders about zombies, you need to take a closer look at the campaign. The zombie theme will be used to teach kids about Geography. I hated learning the capitols of the states, but if I was told that the only way I was going to escape a gory death was to know that the capital of Arizona was Phoenix, I probably would have paid more attention. But the program is aimed at teaching much more than the states and their capitols. The hope is that the program will teach children how to make maps, not just read them. They hope to teach deeper principles of geography like the location of natural resources and how the terrain of the land can affect the weather. I’m all for it so If you’re interested too take a look at the source for more information. Original Source: boingboing.net
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