(Dock Street Brewing Co.)

Even Die-hard Zombie Fans Might Balk At ‘Walking Dead’ Beer Made With Real Brains

You’ve got your Daryl Dixon replica crossbow and your escape routes all planned out in case of a zombie invasion that is definitely going to happen, but how deep do your zombie-loving affections actually run? Deep enough to delve into uncharted beer waters with a drink made from actual braaaaaaains? [More]

What Can ‘The Walking Dead’ Teach Us About Public Health Crises?

What Can ‘The Walking Dead’ Teach Us About Public Health Crises?

There are many things fans of The Walking Dead can learn about a potential zombie apocalypse: Crossbows are awesome when Daryl is wielding one, never trust someone who just goes by “The Governor” and zombies are always snacking. But more perhaps important than studying the way Rick tenses his eyes just so, there are vital lessons about public health to be had from the popular post-apocalyptic show. [More]

Man Tries To Buy House, Finds Out He’s Dead & Married To A Woman He Never Met

Man Tries To Buy House, Finds Out He’s Dead & Married To A Woman He Never Met

We always recommend that you take advantage of your right to check your three credit reports once a year just because you never know what you might find. Like the California man who learned from Equifax that he’s been dead for a few years and also that he had a widow living 20 miles away. [More]

(Mike Rollerson)

Great, Now There’s An Actual Zombie Drug Eating Its Way Through Human Flesh

Now that that whole bath salts craze has died down, we’d expect the zombification of our population to sputter out as well. But kids these days, well they keep finding new ways to freak everyone out. Namely a new designer drug that’s eating its way through human flesh and turning people into stumbling, incoherent zombies. Sigh. [More]

As Our Lives And The Economy Got Worse, We Really Liked Playing Zombie

Think our current cultural fixation on zombies is just part of the zeitgeist? A Clemson University literature professor says that it’s not that simple. Focusing on the zombie walks occurring in many cities, she points out that people have become more interested in playing zombie over the last decade as we feel powerless, peniless, and disenfranchised.  [CBS Charlotte]

(planethunt)

Do People Go Gun Shopping With Zombies In Mind?

Between “The Walking Dead” and “Warm Bodies,” there’s a lot of zombie-related entertainment in the zeitgeist right now. But do people have a possible zombie apocalypse in mind when they’re looking for firearms to defend themselves in an emergency? Maybe. Sort of. Not really. [More]

(The War Z)

Gamer Backlash Against ‘The War Z’ Prompts Makers To Pull It From Steam Store

Selling something that isn’t perfect can be okay in some situations. An apple? Just cut the bruise out. Shirt missing a button? Ask for a discount and sew one on. But when it comes to technology and video games, if your product isn’t up to snuff, those playing the games are going to be very unhappy. The distributors of zombie survival game The War Z  learned that this week and ended up pulling it from game site Steam. [More]

Here Is Your Chance To Buy A Chicken McNugget That Looks Like A Zombie

Here Is Your Chance To Buy A Chicken McNugget That Looks Like A Zombie

When you look down at your fast food meal, you don’t expect to see the terrifying, misshapen face of a zombie staring back at you. But that’s what happened to a McDonald’s customer in New Jersey, who could have just gobbled the offending nugget and never thought of it again. No, this nugget is bound for greater things. They’re selling it on eBay. The bidding currently stands at $2.75. [More]

Hardware Store Takes The Zombie Preparedness Route To Boost Sales

Hardware Store Takes The Zombie Preparedness Route To Boost Sales

Nothing like the undead to put some life into your business… or at least, that’s the tack a hardware store in Omaha is taking by marketing their goods as items ideal for Zombie Preparedness. [More]

Funeral Home Patrons Find 'Walking Dead' Billboard Offensive For Some Reason

Funeral Home Patrons Find 'Walking Dead' Billboard Offensive For Some Reason

Remarkably, no one at ClearChannel Advertising seems to have realized that it might be a bad idea to post a giant ad for a zombie-themed television program on the exterior wall of a funeral parlor. That’s precisely what happened in the town of Consett in England. The advert for post-apocalyptic drama The Walking Dead has now been taken down, and the company responsible has apologized, but how on earth did this happen in the first place? [More]

Zerger bargarz!

Sears Finally Runs Out Of Living Customers, Reaches Out To Zombies

In an encouraging step, Sears has made its merchandise and web shopping experience more accessible to a marginalized population that most retailers ignore: zombies. They’ve even translated the site into Zombian. As they put it, “Zerger bargarz zambah barg!” Yes. [More]

Want To Be A Zombie In Harrisburg? That'll Be $450.00

Want To Be A Zombie In Harrisburg? That'll Be $450.00

Some economist eggheads might believe that the recession is over, but try telling that to the zombies of Harrisburg, PA, who had to move their march of the undead after the city tried to squeeze them for some fees. [More]

Unemployment Visualized As A Zombie Outbreak

Unemployment Visualized As A Zombie Outbreak

At some point, we’re going to have to stop referring to every red-hued outbreak map as being zombie-like, but this is not that point. It’s nearly Halloween, the #2 movie in the nation is Zombieland, and yesterday the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis warned that unemployment may exceed 10% before the end of the year. This is the appropriate way to view unemployment today.

Christmas Creep Cartoon From Hallmark (Yes, Hallmark)

Christmas Creep Cartoon From Hallmark (Yes, Hallmark)

Hallmark’s Shoebox Greetings has a blog. This week, the blog published a delightful cartoon on the subject of Christmas creep.

Zombie AOL Account Plague Spreads To Wall Street Journal Columnist

Zombie AOL Account Plague Spreads To Wall Street Journal Columnist

Our reader Jennifer isn’t the only former Time Warner employee whose AOL account has risen from the dead, prompting collection notices and confusion. Wall Street Journal investing columnist Jason Zweig, a former Time Warner employee, found himself in precisely the same situation, and wrote about his epic customer service adventure.

Zombie AOL Account Crawls Out Of The Grave Nine Years Later

Zombie AOL Account Crawls Out Of The Grave Nine Years Later

Jennifer, like many people, one subscribed to AOL. She paid for the service originally, then received a free account while employed with Time Warner. Then she joined the 21st century and didn’t use AOL at all, but her free account remained in the system. Until AOL started billing her. Nine years later.

Boston Police Department: We Will Let You Know When The Zombies Come

Boston Police Department: We Will Let You Know When The Zombies Come

The first surprising part of this story is that the Boston Police Department has a Twitter feed. They use it to post breaking police-type information that’s useful to the public, such as roads closed due to car accidents, crime data, big arrests, etc. Sometimes they also reply to reader questions. And that is how TruTV learned that the Boston police will not hide the zombie invasion from the public.

http://consumerist.com/2008/04/25/tigerdirect-bought-compusa-and-just/

TigerDirect bought CompUSA, and just announced a grand re-opening of 15 stores and the regular opening of one store.