Celebrity zombies? Hide the kids

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 1 16:09:51 UTC 2013

As I said, the joke is quite old, but it's gone far more mainstream this
year than before, including incorporation into a number of advertising
themes. This is only the latest. I did not mean to imply that this is
new by any stretch of imagination.


On 11/1/2013 11:48 AM, Alice Faber wrote:
> On 11/1/13 11:38 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> Are there any WOTY candidates already that involve zombies? I've been
>> thinking that "zombie apocalypse" had hit the mainstream some time ago,
>> but certainly this year has seen a serious uptick. And it may have
>> reached that critical point now.
>> Yesterday, I got an email from a car dealership, titled, "XXX, build
>> your car for the zombie apocalypse!" The ad is here http://goo.gl/VELIYx
>> but it does not contain the catch phrase. It does have a bonus, however:
>> "survivalist" for "zombie apocalypse survivor" (but limited to those who
>> want to do it in a Hyundai).
> Well, the CDC site on preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse is two years
> old:
> <http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2011/05/preparedness-101-zombie-apocalypse/>
> Alice

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