In The News: Zombie Apocalypse v College

Top Stories:

What is more difficult to survive, the Zombie Apocalypse or your first semester at college? Two instructors at Northern Kentucky University have a solution for that. (via The Northerner)

The Zombie Dash

DATE: Unknown; post-apocalypse

SITUATION: Dire. Recon footage shows rural and suburban fortifications have been completely overrun. The viral outbreak to the east, once limited to these outer regions, has gone full-scale, spreading westward like wildfire among the dense populations of the city. Most citizens have been infected and quarantined.

MISSION: You are part of a small band of survivors on a scouting mission who must enter the quarantine area under the cover of darkness. Avoid the ravenous zombie hordes roaming the night and make it back to safety.

October 13 – Holly State Recreation Area, Michigan

Be Prepared:

Do you have $1,550 burning a hole in your pocket and an itchy trigger finger whenever anyone mentions the Zombiepocalypse? Yankee Hill Machinery has produced a stunning zombie-inspired AR-15 rifle, the SOC-150 “Zombie Hunter”. (via

Germ Warfare:

State, federal health regulators: Whooping cough cases rise significantly (via Boston Globe)

CDC: West Nile cases rise 40 percent in 1 week (via Calgary Herald)

Up to 1 million mangoes recalled in Salmonella outbreak (via CNN)

Midwestern researcher discovers new virus related to hantavirus (via L.A. Times)

Yosemite officials warn more visitors about hantavirus (via L.A. Times)

1st victim to die from new swine flu strain had contact with hogs at Ohio county fair (via CBS News)

Undead Tech:

Plants vs. Zombies Wages War As Zen Pinball Table (via Cinema Blend)

Dead Island Riptide First Look Preview — We Have to Go Back…and Kill More Zombies! (via G4)

‘ZombiU’ Buckingham Palace escape trailer unveiled (via Digital Spy)

Commander Corner

Sean Patrick Flanery and J. LaRose sighting! On October 23rd, sinners will be able to purchase the DVD and Blu-ray for The Devil’s Carnival.

“In THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. What chances do a conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible teenager, and an obsessed father stand when facing their own moral failings? Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies invite you to grab a ticket to THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL to find out!”