Friday, June 15, 2012

Zombie Apocolypse - How It Could Happen

Back when AIDS first hit the scene and everyone was wondering where this "monkey virus" came from, a friend of mine hypothesized that this kind of thing will happen more and more as we uncover and disturb lifeforms deeper and deeper in the jungles and under the sea.  And that, indeed, seems to be the case.  Suddenly we are surrounded by deadly viruses we've never heard of...  Ebola, West Nile Virus, Monrovian Bird Flu.

Over time, the native peoples who live in these areas have built up an immunity to them and have developed a co-existent, even symbiotic, relationship with them.  But to the uninitiated visitor, these things can have totally unpredictable, even deadly, effects.  And given the ease of today's international travel, they can be spread world-wide before scientists even suspect that they exist much less know where they came from.

Now we learn of a danger from an entirely new and heretofore unsuspected source, the Polar Icecaps.

A newspaper headline reads, "NASA Expedition Finds 70 Miles Of Marine Life In Once Frozen Region."  It seems that the melting icecaps are releasing billions of once frozen phytoplankton and suddenly the northern coast of Alaska is alive with creatures released from their frozen state, some of which could be millions of years old.  This is truly alarming.  There's no telling what sort of ancient viruses or fungus or eggs of monstrous creatures could be hidden within the millennia-old ice.  Some have speculated that as the icecaps melt ancient, frozen, alien space ships will be exposed.  Maybe even... The Thing!!

Suppose some sort of brain parasite is released?  One that would eat the higher regions of your mind leaving only the crazed moto-driven cravings of sex and blood!!  Or some type of neurotoxin that places us all in a near-death Zombie state where we are driven only by our most basic instincts?



Zombies could come in all forms.  Some, easily recognizable.  











Others, not so much so.  Zombeism could come on slowly so that the transformation isn't noticed at all, until it's too late.







Some, may already walk among us.

32 comments:

  1. I guess we need to get rid of all the guns right now...I'd hate to shoot someone who was just strange and not infected by the worlds meltdown.

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    1. Naw, shoot 'em anyway. Better safe than sorry.

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  2. Nothing like looking on the bright side of things. ;)
    Honestly, the future does look rather bleak. I'm glad I'm old and almost out of here.

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  3. Frankly, I'm worried about whales. They may develop an obesity problem if they start chowing down on these frozen dinners high in preservatives.

    I still don't think zombies will come about because of a virus. I think it will be through ADD medication.

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    1. Hummm, hadn't thought about whales. But,how can we tell if they're obese? Indeed, modern medication has created an untold number of zombies. Shoot, there are over 500 of them in the Congress alone.

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  4. I laugh at the possibility of a Zombie Apocalypse. My wife has loaded up with enough chicken noodle soup to survive the next ice age. I'm a damn good shot with my Sig P226 and have plenty of ammo, and more importantly my neighbors, who surround me, are borderline psychopaths with enough weapons to equip an Infantry company.

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    1. Egads! Do you live on an Army base? Oh, I forgot, South Carolina. First to fight. 'Nuff said.

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  5. You can't scare me. At work they tell me I'm too bossy to be threatened by some zombies or even a little apocalypse.

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    1. Oh Yeah? Well you just wait until one of those zombie microbes gets 'aholt of you. Then we'll what song you're singing.

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  6. I have met some of these people who operate from their basest instincts... I think that neurotoxin has already been released.

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  7. maybe that's what happened to the Anasazi and the Mayans? some weird virus..

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  8. With the Anasazi who knows, but the Mayans, small pox from the Spanish. I guess to them that was a weird virus.

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  9. I thought I had told you I got your post card...I've gotten so many from people I don't know who they are..the silent readers..think we have over 70 cards so far.

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  10. That bottom zombie picture is the scariest of the three. And whatever affliction she has, it's contagious. Every time she/it speaks, millions of fellow zombies bow and swoon in admiration. Scary times.

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  11. Be Afraid be very Afraid.

    Run, Forrest, Run.

    The commies are coming.
    Hide.

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  12. Oh on second thought that chic at the bottom I could go with. Yeah Buddy.
    Spank my ass.

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    1. Looks like it could be one hot spanking too!

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    2. Come to think of it, it's obvious that you have already been infected and reduced to your most basic cravings of blood and sex. Eureka! That explains everything.

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  13. Nothing Unnatural happens naturally. There is more interference from the government in creating mass hysteria for their own means than people realize. It's a form of population control and manipulation.

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    1. Can't agree with you on this one Diane. The government itself is an unnatural natural occurrence. The notion that someone is in charge is a myth.

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  14. I'm with Diane! I've always assumed that the 'big' ticket items will be a product of the US government a la' Stephen King's "The Stand" I love that book - whether it's zombies or just a killer flu.

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    1. See above. If the government causes anything it's most likely an accident.

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  15. Mr C., these alien life forms already roam our planet, particularly the subway systems of the big cities.They come out during the few short hours the trains stop running and they celebrate mad, violent orgies in the bowels of the underworld, during which they contact all those humans who have been abducted by alien space ships and renew the serum they injected those humans with. Before you know it our countries will be overrun with a whole new sub species of superior humans, who will amputate our limbs and use them for hockey practice. Among other things.

    Need I go on?

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    1. Oh, now there's an image I can sleep on. Thanks for that one Friko. Fortunately, there are no subways where I live. But there are mobile home parks.

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  16. Friko has a really good point: there are already more species on this planet than we could imagine. When my kids were little and asked me if monsters exist, I told them "Yeah, but they look just like everyone else. So be really careful who you talk to". What? Don't judge, I didn't scar my kids for life or anything.

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    1. Now you've started a whole new thing for people to complain about... zombie profiling. Next they will be locking you in the big house for perpetuating a hate crime. Woe is me. (but you're right)

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  17. thanks for the laughs Mr. C! God knows what could thaw out...LOL...dinosaurs! they would eat all the zombies!

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    1. Yes, Mother has a way of balancing things doesn't she?

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