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In the Flesh PSA Imparts A Lesson In Weaponry

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With the world taken over by zombie-related media, the small sub-genre of how-to guides on coping with zombies has become its own thing. It culminated almost immediately with Max Brooks’ brilliant The Zombie Survival Guide, but it’s still a driving force for writers who don’t mind repeating what others have already written.

The upcoming BBC Three “rehabilitated zombies” series In the Flesh has been using a clever series of animated service announcements advising citizens on how to properly react in the current state of zombie assimilation. The third and final video is out now, and is the most informative of the bunch. Whereas the first video warned against approaching zombies and to report them to authorities, and the second was mostly an informative lesson in zombie facts, this third video gets down to the nitty-gritty survival instinct of kill or be killed. And in this case, you get style points for improvising. Check out the video below, and wonder what happened to the woman’s soothing voiceover. I miss her already.

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Repel The Undead With Anti-Zombie Perfume

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I’m not saying everything that happens in zombie fiction is true or anything, but it seems pretty clear that a lot of rash decision making will have to be made on a regular basis. Just in case it becomes clear that zombies do indeed use their olfactory powers in order to differentiate between us and them, you’ll want to have something on hand to thwart and confuse them. And what you’re wanting, Demeter Fragrance Library is selling.

For a limited time, until April 30th, you can visit Demeter Fragrances and order your very own bottle of Zombie For Him and For Her, which can “make the dead simply pass by without offending.” Get one ounce for $20, or four ounces for $40. Assuming you’re into stockpiling fragrances you’ll never have any need for beyond kitsch value, that’s a corpse-raising steal!

Demeter is no stranger to eccentric and exotic aromas, having already introduced products that smell like banana flambee, whiskey tobacco, cannabis flower, and espresso. But the concoction created for that particular zombie flavor is still rather surprising and disgusting. The male version, for which you should “think forest floor,” is made from dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss, and earth. For her, there is a lighter version of the men’s that includes a touch of dregs scraped from a wine barrel, “for that feminine touch.”

I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be turning these zombies on or off anymore. This whole apocalypse thing has my head scrambled. Perhaps I’ll waste the rest of my existence huffing away at some of Demeter’s other choices, like vinyl, thunderstorm, paperback, or pruning shears.

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Interactive Zombie Art Is The Most Impressive Thing You’ll See All Year

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It isn’t often that I say, “This is the coolest fucking thing I’ve ever seen,” because I don’t go to Hall and Oates shows often. (Waits for the hilarity to die down.) But seriously guys, I’m pretty sure nothing I’ll visually experience in my life from this point on will ever amaze and delight me as much as I have been for the last half hour, and that’s only chipping a pebble off a mountain.

San Francisco artist George Pfau is a maestro when it comes to zombies, details, and wowing the shit out of people, with years of lecturing, exhibitions, and publications behind him. His latest project, the Zombie Index, is the kind of thing it takes some people a lifetime to achieve, and Pfau is only 30. The Zombie Index, if one can summarize such a thing, is a meticulously detailed doodle painting of thousands of current zombies, future zombies, and other forms of batshittery, all caught in the heat of many different moments. (Orgies and murder!) The image below can give you a sense of the Zombie Index’s scale, but click through to the zoomable, interactive version for the real fun.

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Zombies Invade Montana, Warns Official Emergency Broadcast

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Though the synthetic drug “bath salts” is still a problem among people who never had a stoner uncle tell them, “If it don’t grow, just say no,” their 15 minutes of national fame appear to have ended, taking with them an instant correlation with hungry hordes of zombies roaming suburban America. Either the citizens of Great Falls, Montana got over that hype quicker than everyone else, or they must be scholars of Aesop’s “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” because apparently nothing rattles them.

On Monday, Great Falls’ CBS affiliate KRTV had their on-air telecast interrupted by a message from the Emergency Broadcast System, but instead of tornadoes or floods, the message warned of ongoing zombie attacks! It was definitely not a test, but it wasn’t exactly true either. The usual list of affected counties and areas scrolled across the top of the screen, but then a digitally altered voice popped up, warning, “Civil authorities in your area have reported that the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living,” in between other warnings against approaching the undead, due to their being dangerous. Even if a zombie had a Greenpeace uniform on and was holding a giant lollipop, I wouldn’t confront it. Watch the video below, and remember that none of it is real.

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Warm Bodies’ Rob Corddry Shares Zombie Acting Tips

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If there is ever a biopic about my life, and if quality thespian were stepping into the role of Nick Venable, intent on approaching it as a method actor, there are five things to abide by: beer, writing, bacon, comedy, porn. Add whatever verb you want to any one of those things, and it’ll probably fit. Also, podcasts gets you extra-credit.

Rob Corddry is a bit of a method actor himself, giving an interview with Hal Rudnick of ScreenJunkies where he divulges many of his acting secrets and influences. If you’re familiar with Corddry’s work at all, you already knew to leave all seriousness at the door. Breaking into comedy from bit pieces on Upright Citizens Brigade, to the sub-limelight of being a Daily Show correspondent, Corddry has made a career out of being the egotistical co-worker or friend in guest-starring roles on almost every comedy worth a damn in the last 10 years, as well as starring roles in the amazing Childrens Hospital and the underrated Hot Tub Time Machine. And that was all in anticipation for his greatest role of all: the mostly silent zombie M, in Jonathan Levine’s undead love story, Warm Bodies. Get out your copy of It’s Always Daniel Day Lewis Day and watch the video below.

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MythBusters Needs Zombie Volunteers for Upcoming Episode

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I remember when the Discovery Channel used to be a place where you could learn things on a daily basis, or at least be able to watch a lion chow down on a gazelle from the comfort of your own home. And while the network hasn’t gone into the ludicrous territories of TLC, MTV, and the Science Channel, it has become a channel that is essentially filled with people doing loud things outdoors. Luckily, they still have the show that popularized doing loud things outdoors, MythBusters, which has admittedly dumbed down the subject matter, though not its approach to said subject matter.

When it was announced last summer that Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman would be taking on myths involving that most ubiquitous of brain chompers, the zombie, horror fans and science fans rejoiced. Now they want you on the show! Well, maybe not you, but maybe your friend. Yeah, the one with the eyeball hanging down below her chin.

The episode will film at the end of January, into early February, and they’re looking for 300 volunteers to help out. No death certificate required. If you’re over 18 years of age and will be available in the San Francisco Bay area, all you have to do is full out this questionnaire and send a couple of photos of yourself to the attached email address. Answering the question “Do you have any experience being a zombie?” is worth the survey time in and of itself.