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For the pointer I thank Jacqueline Mason.

Andreas Moser January 2, 2012 at 5:07 am

Just in time for the end of the world in 2012: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/2012-warning/

Andrew' January 2, 2012 at 5:35 am

“Zombie Apocalypse” is rather defeatist.

Gareth January 2, 2012 at 5:59 am

There is no great stagnation?

eddie January 2, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Winner.

joshua January 2, 2012 at 6:06 am

This is for when the euro crashes and all the banks turn into zombie banks, right?

Claudia January 2, 2012 at 6:23 am

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

Boronx January 2, 2012 at 6:46 am

Do stun guns work on zombies?

IVV January 2, 2012 at 9:17 am

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.

Kitty_T January 2, 2012 at 10:44 am

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?

IVV January 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

It’s not thinking too much, it’s emergency preparedness. 8)

Nick_L January 2, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Got anything that works on politicians that rise from the dead..?

IVV January 2, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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.

eddie January 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Much like tennis shoes versus a bear, the stun gun is not for the zombies.

Careless January 3, 2012 at 12:32 am

heh

Adrian January 2, 2012 at 6:50 am

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.

Rahul January 2, 2012 at 7:21 am

Same problem.

Laserlight January 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

Yes

sam January 2, 2012 at 7:21 am

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.

Dan Weber January 2, 2012 at 9:11 am

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.

Claudia January 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

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

Bob January 2, 2012 at 9:43 am
Rahul January 2, 2012 at 2:35 pm

That telephone number comes up for a “lawn care agency”

http://www.artificialgrassinstallers.com/ResidentialArtificial_Grass.html

Are they selling guns or grass?

Jacqueline Mason January 8, 2012 at 2:48 am

It is adjacent to an astroturf shop and my understanding is that the same person owns both businesses.

Robert Olson January 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

If you are prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you are pretty much prepared for anything short of a massive tsunami or gamma ray burst.

JWatts January 2, 2012 at 6:19 pm
Xmas January 3, 2012 at 7:55 am

i just drove by that place. It’s not too far off of the Strip in Vegas.

Joecool219 January 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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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