The other day I stumbled upon an article on the BBC’s website that was reporting that the much talked about Swine Flu strain had mutated into something completely different.
After death, this virus is able to restart the heart of it’s victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believe to be a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during “resurrection.”
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“HOLY SHIT! It’s actually happening!” I scanned the page as best I could to find some sort of evidence that this was a hoax, or some cruel joke. I came up with nothing.
My heart rate doubled, and I realized that it was happening. Immediately, in my mind, I planned my route to Ron’s Army/Navy supplies to load up on zombie-battle supplies. Having only made it through 1/4 of The Zombie Survival Guide, I began to panic slightly.
Before I decided to rush out and demand that everyone destroy their staircases and collect gardening tools, I thought I’d Google the new virus strain “H1Z1” for any info possible. This lead me to a video of a newsmaker explaining that it was indeed, a hoax, and that if you look at the website URL of the page, it is not the BBC’s. IDIOT!
A wave of relief washed over me, and also something odd: a little bit of dissapointment.
I’m not the only one, either. Sure, a zombie apocalypse would no doubt be terrible (any apocalypse, really), but anyone I talk to who is in my age range, seems pretty gung-ho to go to war with the zombies. No propagandha needed. Our generation has yet to be tested quite like our Fathers or Grandfathers (not just in terms of wars), but in terms of battling (literally, or non-literally) for what we believe in. Everything has been handed down to us.
If this is coming off as a pro-war blog entry, I apologize, because I *deep breath* support the troops, but not the war *exhale*. It’s just a reflection on the attitude of my generation, that we would love a good old fashion good vs. evil war; which sounds stupid I know, but c’mon, them Nazi’s were pretty fucking evil!
Perhaps I’m (likely) just an idiot, and I have no idea what I’m talking about, or maybe I’m right, or maybe I just want to be as cool as Simon Pegg…