by Tyler Cowen
on January 2, 2012 at 5:01 am
For the pointer I thank Jacqueline Mason.
Just in time for the end of the world in 2012: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/2012-warning/
“Zombie Apocalypse” is rather defeatist.
There is no great stagnation?
This is for when the euro crashes and all the banks turn into zombie banks, right?
Nancy Folbre provides an economic interpretation for our fear of zombies and vampires: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/overclass-vs-underclass/?smid=tw-nytimeseconomix&seid=auto
Do stun guns work on zombies?
It depends on the source of the infestation. If we’re talking about an electroshock weapon, it stuns by disrupting superficial muscle action. Thus, to stun a zombie, it would work if the zombie’s muscles operate electrochemically. Zombies caused by viruses and mental hijacking would be susceptible, but zombies caused by necromancy would not. Check to see if there are skeletons attacking as well; if there are, leave the Tasers at home.
In any case I would not depend on the pain effect to cause incapacitation in zombies.
You’ve thought about this too much.
But then so have I, since that was my first question as well, and I came to the same conclusion….
What I was also wondering is: what other “self defense products” do they stock, given that stun guns get categorized separately?
It’s not thinking too much, it’s emergency preparedness. 8)
Got anything that works on politicians that rise from the dead..?
They’re like poltergeists–they gain power only if you give them power. So shut them out, and you’ll do fine.
Also garlic. Use LOTS and LOTS of garlic if they should come near.
Much like tennis shoes versus a bear, the stun gun is not for the zombies.
I love America
Just wondering if anyone else is having a problem with the posted photographs on this website for the last day or two. For example, on my browser the above photograph is not self-contained and instead extends rightward beyond the margin over the adverts and even the window itself.
I drive by this store everyday almost and do not find it worth the attention. Self-defense products have been around for a while now. I think the name is interesting though.
Just like the CDC used the conceit of a zombie apocalypse to write seriously about disaster preparedness, this is excellent branding. People can walk in and claim to just be there to enjoy the lark about zombies, and yet may still buy something.
I also wonder if the “Knowledge” sold there (see the window in the photo) includes investment advice. Like the kind we might infer from presidential candidates: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/ron-pauls-investment-strategy-prepare-for-doomsday/2011/12/23/gIQAJnZ4DP_blog.html?wprss=ezra-klein
More available here:
That telephone number comes up for a “lawn care agency”
Are they selling guns or grass?
It is adjacent to an astroturf shop and my understanding is that the same person owns both businesses.
If you are prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you are pretty much prepared for anything short of a massive tsunami or gamma ray burst.
Apparently, the store stocks more than just Zombie defeating weaponry. As evidenced by the Dinosaur on the roof:
So maybe the tasers are for use against Raptors?
i just drove by that place. It’s not too far off of the Strip in Vegas.
he has a lot of Hollywood-prop style swords and other ****, and some overpriced canned goods there, and the rest is souvenir-type junk Not that I’m the “Zombie expert” or anything, but the store is Vegas-style glitz and no substance. So if that’s your thing, then go for it.
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