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Tag: zombies

June
21st

Would you survive the zombie apocalypse?

Avoid this area in Olympia to improve your chances of surviving a zombie apocalypse. (2010 file photo, Steve Bloom)
Avoid this area in Olympia to improve your chances of surviving a zombie apocalypse. (2010 file photo, Steve Bloom)

With “World War Z” hitting movie screens, Washington Post writer Howard Schneider muses on how well various politicos would fare in a zombie apocalypse.

If they’re super-fit and fat-free, are they better off when the dead rise? Or would New Jersey’s Republican governor, Chris Christie — the self-proclaimed “healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen” — fare better in a food-deprived environment with his stored surplus energy?

My money’s on someone with skills that would allow him/her to head out into the wilderness and live in a zombie-free zone – probably someone with a military background who has gone through survival training and can use a weapon (remember, only a head shot will kill a zombie).

Here’s the entire article:

By Howard Schneider
(c) 2013, The Washington Post

At a reported 6 to 8 percent body fat, will Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) survive the zombie apocalypse?

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Dec.
20th

Apocalypse now? And miss out on the fiscal cliff?

This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.

So far, so good.

If you’re reading this on Friday, it means the Mayan Apocalypse has not come to pass – yet. But the day is young. There’s still time for the Earth’s magnetic field to flip, a supervolcano to erupt or the hitherto invisible planet Nibiru to collide with ours.

We’re going out on a limb and assume that if nothing’s happened by now, we’re likely home-free.

Most people undoubtedly will be glad that this isn’t their last day. But we suspect some are starting to get a little antsy about now, like the guy who figured he didn’t have to go Christmas shopping with the world ending and all, or the woman who maxxed out all her credit cards because she’d never have to pay them off, right? Welcome to your low, low credit rating, ma’am.
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