Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yep. Zombies.

Got your attention, huh? :-)

Weird, but effective. I was thinking of titling this post "Finally: A Federal Agency That Knows How To Communicate!" - but then I figured, why not follow their lead?

The Federal Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, the CDC as it's known, has put out a highly popular and well twittered post on "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse."

And with considerable ├ęclat and humor, they go through the various prepper actions any household should be familiar with, in order to be truly ready, when the flesh-eating zombies take over.

They do make it clear fairly early on that no, they don't really believe in zombies; but in fact the list of preparedness items applies perfectly well to disasters like, oh, floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdowns, and hurricanes.

If you think about it- the fact that my scrounging around for any kind of positive news to post about here, since we're fed fat with disasters and who needs more depressing stuff today; and this was the best thing I could come up with- kind of tells the tale, huh?

Hang in there.

1 comment:

Robyn M. said...

I follow Zombie Squad on facebook, who is the originator of the "zombies as metaphor for disaster preparedness". They're thrilled by the CDC's work here. The CDC apparently linked their blog, and the traffic actually crashed it (not good, but still, actually good). I've been a fan of this for a few years--glad it's getting some mainstream play.