Randomly searching the internet on my days off is usually how I find my blog subjects. It’s always satisfying when the hunt turns up something fun and useful that will make a good blog. Today I hit pay dirt.
The Zombie Research Society sounds like some spoof site to make fun of zombie fans. Not saying that sometimes we don’t deserve it, but this time I have found a site that may just be our safe haven.
The Zombie Research Society is a group of people dedicated to the research of the unrealized threat of the undead. The group operates on three main principles. To quote their website:
“1) A zombie is a biologically definable, animated being occupying a human corpse; 2) The zombie pandemic is coming. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when; 3) Enthusiastic debate about zombies is essential to the survival of the human race.”
Here at the Dead Future we agree with all of these principles. I have been preaching this from day one of this blog, and it’s nice to know there are many people out there that feel the same way and me.
I’m not just talking random people and fanboys. The members of the Zombie Research Society Advisory Board are the cream of the crop. People like Steven Schlozman, M.D., who not only is the author of The Zombie Autopsies (2011), but is the Co-Director of Medical Student Education at Harvard Medical School. Or how about Bradly Voytek, Ph. D. who is a neuroscientist at the University of California. Lets follow that up by Mr. Peter Cummings, M.D. who is the Director of Forensic Neuropathology at the Boston office of the Massachusetts Medical Examiner. This is just three of the impressive people on the advisory board, not to mention Matt Mogk (Head of ZRS) and the master of the zombie himself, George A. Romero.
If this doesn’t convince you of the seriousness this site puts into zombies, I don’t know what would. These doctors and professionals put their reputation on the line in the search of the truth about the zombie threat, and the fact that they are allowing themselves to be associated with this effort shows that the zombie condition is not one to be taken lightly.
Just browsing through the blog section of the site is a treasure to behold. Sure you have your entertaining posts about current events, movies and books, such as you usually find on our site, but you also have technical blogs about stuff that I could only begin to speculate about. Seems when you got the smartest working with you, you are able to write the smartest blogs about things like what make zombies tick, how their blood may be the key to the zombie condition, and decay theories. To be honest I had to force myself to stop reading in fear that their work would influence my blog a little too much. Everything is completely fascinating and although I would love to cover some of their subjects in this blog, I frown against plagiarism and so before I were to cover any of their topics I would have to do research of my own. So until then I defiantly recommend you to check out their site. Besides, who would you rather hear this stuff from, doctors in neuropathology, or me? Yea that’s what I thought.
You know what else is great about the ZRS, membership is free to gain access the members only social network and to submit your own research to their blog. Or if your looking for something special, you can always pony up for a Lifetime Membership which includes a Lifetime Membership card and an exclusive ZRS tee-shirt only available to ZRS members. If anyone was still looking at getting me a Christmas present, my shirt size is XXL. Being as the membership ranges from $26.99-$29.99 (depending on shirt size), this is an inexpensive gift for any zombie fan interested in the zombie arts and science.
If you are a member of the ZRS or know anything I haven’t covered in my blog and would like to share I encourage you to comment below, or you can email me at email@example.com. You can also follow Dead Future on Facebook, and me on Twitter and Google +.
-Till Fate brings our Future