My best friend is obsessed with zombies. It is not infrequent that he and I will have a beer or two (okay, sometimes a lot of beer), and he will start spouting off about the walking dead. The best survival techniques, the weapons needed to fight off a hungry horde, locations and situations to avoid in a zombie apocalypse (zombocalypse, if you will). Through the hours upon hours that I have listened to him drone about zombie survival, I feel pretty knowledgeable on the subject myself.
So it was some kind of hilarious relief when I found this article on GamePolitics.com, explaining that the boys in blue down at the Boston Police Department have said that they would warn citizens of a zombie outbreak. How did this information come to light? Twitter, of course. Here is a transcript of the tweeted convo:
Boston_Police: INJURED OFFICER: Officer from district 4 transported to Beth Israel Hospital, human bite to arm, suspect in custody.
willcady: @Boston_Police if that was a zombie bite, would you tell us?
Boston_Police: @willcady Yes, absolutely
I immediately forwarded the link to my friend, who, to be honest, found more relief than hilarity in the situation. I suppose it is good to know that our tax dollars will defend us against terrorists and zombies. But the best part of all is the irony of such Twitter chatter, as Twitter, in and of itself, is turning surfers of the web into the living dead.Written by Dignan