In case you missed it (the site has been swamped for a day), the CDC has posted a helpful "Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide."


Click the image to see the CDC's page.

Enjoy!

Chris
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If you live in or near Lawrence, don't miss tonight's Downtown Lawrence Zombie Walk! The event runs - rather, shambles - from 8:30pm to 10:00pm, with zombies gathering and finishing at the gazebo in South Park. If you plan to become zombified yourself, show up a little early.

Some video evidence of last year's carnage:


Here's a story about last year's event. I'm thinking of watching the walk from the safety of Harbour Lights or perhaps Jackpot Saloon if I can find a table near the window.

Undead fun!

Chris
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Meteor, giant crater, strange odor, sick villagers... could it be zombies?

woo-oooo-oooo,
Chris
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mckitterick: Yes, this is one of my actual scooter helmets. RESPECT THE EMPIRE. (coffee tech)
( Jun. 14th, 2007 12:59 am)
Here's an explanation of how yesterday's zombie-ism was cured.

Now what I want to know is how Tatsuko got her paws on the cure? Thank you, whomever it was, who gave her that little baggie.
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I can't really remember much after about 3pm yesterday. In fact, what I remember from yesterday is confusing and unlikely. What I do recall most clearly is seeing [livejournal.com profile] tatsuko_shikibu standing over me on the cool tiles of the living room floor, shaking a baggie of some kind of dust. When I opened my eyes, she scampered away, but now she appears to have settled down and is grooming herself on the rug.

My finger still hurts like hell and looks to have a nasty infection. Did a person really bite me? Hm. My front window is broken, and I seem to be responsible for nailing plywood over my windowframes.

Okay, time to lay off the adrenaline-packed movies late at night.

Because what I seemed to remember was a bit upsetting, I headed out to celebrate [livejournal.com profile] gmskarka's birthday tonight at 23rd St. Brewery, then music at the Jackpot. I left early on account of being tired (sorry, Spooklights!) and thought I'd check LJ before going to sleep. I figure I'll clear out the boards over the windows tomorrow.

I hope y'all're well.

Best,
Chris
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mckitterick: Yes, this is one of my actual scooter helmets. RESPECT THE EMPIRE. (evil-Tatsuko)
( Jun. 13th, 2007 04:18 pm)
I don't know what to do. Dad smells funny now and all he says is, "Brains." (I understand English just fine - see, I can type it! - but my mouth can't make the words right.) At least he's not making that big sound with the gun any more.

I smell smoke from fires, too. I'm scared.
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mckitterick: From a US nuclear test in the 1960s. (mushroom cloud)
( Jun. 13th, 2007 02:06 pm)
The good news: Yo and I dispatched the mob of zombies, all 104 of them (we counted).

The bad news: Yo is out of ammo, as am I.

The worse news: We ran out before we'd taken them all down, which meant we ended the battle in hand-to-hand combat. I won't even attempt to describe how revolting that was, sawing off heads that stank like ancient sewers and slaughter-houses.

The worst news: I got bit on the finger. The damned creature bit right through my leather gauntlet and broke the skin on the middle finger of my left hand.

I sure hope that zombie-ism isn't contagious like in the movies....

:-(
Chris
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mckitterick: Yes, this is one of my actual scooter helmets. RESPECT THE EMPIRE. (evil-Tatsuko)
( Jun. 13th, 2007 01:53 pm)
I can't log in right now but Dad just wanted me to post and tell you that I'm okay. He put me in the bedroom with my own laptop (and [livejournal.com profile] chloe_hamster). It's been a scary day so far. The air smells funny. But it will be okay.
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mckitterick: Yes, this is one of my actual scooter helmets. RESPECT THE EMPIRE. (house)
( Jun. 13th, 2007 01:36 pm)
Does it make me a bad person to say that I'm getting a little kick out of helping clear the neighborhood of the zombie infestation?

Okay, lots has happened since my last post. I shoved a bunch of shells into my pockets and went next door to check on Yo and Brett and Amy. B&A have left (all vehicles gone), but Yo was home and freaking out. She's a ham-radio afficianado, and apparently this is happening all across the country. (Lots of bloggers writing about it.) Anyway, lots of people are in denial, but it's clearly ZOMBIES!

Sorry for the abrupt end to my last post; I had to quick finish nailing up the plywood. Undead bastards were pounding on the sliding-glass doors out back. I don't want them trying to come in from both directions.

Anyhow, Yo met me at the door with her - get this - AR-15 with two 40-round banana clips duct-taped together for quick reload. She was wearing a motorcycle helmet and suggested I do the same: Clever! So we just spent the last half-hour making a circuit around the University Place neighborhood clearing out the zombie population. We must make quite a pair, attired in full-face motorcycle helmets, leather jackets, thick gloves, scarves, and so on - in the 85-degree Kansas summer heat. Don't want to become the enemy, if you know what I mean. They seem to move in packs now, some as numerous as ten all together. "Makes for a nice, tight grouping," Yo said as she popped off a dozen rounds and took them all out. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be doing with my shotgun: You have to open their skull to the air to put them down, and I don't want to get that close. But I've been acting as a spotter and occasionally letting off a round when a pack of zombies is too big for her to take all at once.

That cop from before? He slowed down near us and pointed his rifle. "What the hell do you two thing you're doing?" he asked. "Killing the undead," Yo answered. The cop nodded, apparently satisfied that we could speak, and sped off.

Gotta run - just got a call from Yo. A fellow ham-operator across 19th Street says a mob of nearly 100 zombies is headed our way. Shit.

Best,
Chris
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Okay, I should have guessed.

Zombies.


Yes, they're zombies.

Yeah, yeah, you're thinking, "Chris has gone bye-bye. Zombies, right." But can you explain what's going on in a better way? Rembemer that woman that the cop shot outside my house? she got up again and tried to come in through the broken window! Seriously, i could see through her chest cavity, but no blood. She started reaching inside toward me, and i swear to god she said, "Brains."

Do you have a better explanation?

I tried pushing her out, but eeeew, her skin just fell off as I prodded her with the barrel of the shotgun. When she grabbed the barrel and yanked, the gun sort of went off, splattering her head all over the front yard. Her head was filled with dust, I swear, no gooey bits or blood.

Zombies.


So I"m nailing up plywood over the back doo
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mckitterick: Yes, this is one of my actual scooter helmets. RESPECT THE EMPIRE. (Gojira!)
( Jun. 13th, 2007 01:02 pm)
okay, lots of stuf has happened since my last post don't want to spend a lot of tiem typing so i'll be quick, leaving computer on, though, to try to figure out what's happening. glad the intarwebs are stiilsl worlking.

So I just lost one of my front windows. Call me paranoid, but i'm thinkking it's time to get my shotgun and load 'er up.

here's what happened: This woman stumbles into my yard(starting to sense a pattern?), but hthis one walks staright up to my window where i'm sitting and starts banging on the glass. I know what you're thinking: Drug party down the street, and she's the latest one to leave the party. You're also thinking she's the one who broke the window.

Well, sort of: She looked pretty beat up and here eyes were closed. She looked really sick, too, like herpes all over her face. Yes, eeew. But she was too weak to break the glass. Who broke it, you ask?

The fucking cops! Seirously! A cop car came blasting down the street, lights flashing and siren blaring, and the cop slams on his brakes, stops out front, and shoots her like 15 times in the back! Holy crap! She sort of falls against the glass and breakse it, then falls on teh ground outside.

Then - get this - he just leaves. That's right, shoots a chick a million times and then just drives off. With the window now open, I can hear all kinds of shooting all over town. STill no NPR radio.

edit: I'm back. Got the 12-gauage and loaded it up. The box of shells is on the table between the laptop and the mouse. Friends, I suggest you do the same. The world has taken a sideways turn.

Best,
Chris
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mckitterick: Yes, this is one of my actual scooter helmets. RESPECT THE EMPIRE. (stone monkey)
( Jun. 13th, 2007 12:42 pm)
Okay, this is getting weirder. Remember how I said that I saw a wounded guy stumble past? Well, soon after, another injured guy came tromping directly through my yard! Assuming these two got into it, I tried calling 911 to report it and hopefully keep them from killing each other and get an ambulance over here ASAP (the second guy looked really bad, like ear-falling-off bad. Yes, eww.)

Seems that the local 911 circuits are overloaded: I got a busy signal, not even a recorded message. When's the last time you heard a busy signal? So I turn on my radio (NPR lunch show), but it's just dead air.

Did I miss something?

EDIT: Update: 96.5 is still running as usual. Music and commercials suggest all is well. Anyone else have an answer to what's happening?

Best,
Chris
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mckitterick: Yes, this is one of my actual scooter helmets. RESPECT THE EMPIRE. (beware-monkeyboy)
( Jun. 13th, 2007 12:31 pm)
Because I stayed up late last night, exercising and watching Crank, I only got up a short while ago. My morning looks like this: I turn on my laptop by the front window, make breakfast while it finds a network, then open the "curtain" over the big front window and sit down to eat while checking email etc.

Normally, the street is filled with parked cars; this morning, only my pickup is out there. Even odder, no cars have yet driven past for more than an hour when normal traffic is a car every few minutes. Also, people usually jog by every, oh, 20 minutes or so. Kids smoking, etc. And of course the little fist-sized dinosaurs are normally yanking worms out of the soil and nabbing bugs, and the North American monkeys (aka "squirrels") are out there hopping from tree to tree.

So: Oddly quiet today. Where is everyone? Is today some kind of holiday? Even odder: Where are the little urban wildlife dudes?

EDIT: Looks like I wrote too soon. A guy just stumbled past. Looked a bit drunk and worse for wear, as if he'd lost a pretty rough fight.

Best,
Chris
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