Police in New York state said a man shot his girlfriend during a fight about whether a zombie outbreak as seen on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” could actually occur.
Nassau County Detective Lt. Raymond Cote said Jared Gurman…argued via text messages with his girlfriend, Jessica Gelderman…just after 2:30 a.m. Monday about the possibility of a zombie apocalypse as depicted on the AMC series…
“He feels strongly about the possibility that some military mishap could occur. She thinks it’s ridiculous,” ABC News quoted Cote as saying. “She was not taking him seriously or taking the show as seriously as he does.”
Cote said Gelderman became worried about Gurman as the argument became heated and decided to go to his Williston Park home to calm him down, the report said.
Gelderman attempted to talk to Gurman and enter his home, but he shot her in the back with a .22-caliber rifle, police said.
Gurman drove Gelderman to the hospital, where she was treated for a shattered rib, a pierced lung and a pierced diaphragm.
Gurman was charged with attempted murder.
Ever know anyone who couldn’t see the difference between movies and TV show – and reality?
When I was still involved with competitive racquet sports back East, I used to work out with a guy who was getting ready to change his name to Conan the Barbarian. Part of his preparation for metamorphosis. Till Arnold beat him to it.
From the man who wrote and directed “The Avengers” and “Buffy, the Vampire Slayer” comes a political endorsement not many have considered. Worth watching – and reflecting upon – for a realistic Republican view of the future.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a big, serious government agency with a big, serious job: protecting public health from threats ranging from hurricanes to bird flu.
So when the good doctors of Atlanta warned people this week about how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, the world took notice.
“That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e,” Dr. Ali S. Khan wrote on the CDC website this week, adding casually that “Resident Evil” is his “personal favorite” zombie movie.
As it happens, Khan, one of the nation’s top-ranking public health professionals (he’s a rear admiral and an assistant surgeon general), doesn’t actually believe the living dead are about to claw their way out of graves and start chewing on your brain.
But, he and his communications team recently noticed, what they’d want you to do if the world really did suddenly go “Night of the Living Dead” is pretty much the same thing they’d want you to do in case of a hurricane or a major pandemic…
The CDC got a question about zombies during an online chat about radiation leaks related to the meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March, and they saw traffic spike.
Khan and his communications team knew they’d found a way to get the public interested in disaster preparedness, he said.
So they posted the advice on Monday. Their website crashed on Wednesday.
The advice is mostly stuff you should already know: Make an emergency plan. Stockpile food, water and medicine. Have a utility knife, duct tape and battery-powered radio handy, along with some changes of clothes and bedding…Have basic first aid supplies handy for a hurricane or a pandemic — although, Khan says, “you’re a goner if a zombie bites you.